“I am dying of a terminal, extremely painful illness and rather than living my last 3 months in agony with no quality of life, I am going to commit suicide.” = COWARD
“I have been tested and there is a possibility in the future I may get a potentially serious disease (which is treatable in early stages), so because I am wealthy I will have those perfectly healthy parts of my body removed and replacement parts installed as needed.” = BRAVE and INSPIRATIONAL
You keep using use those words, America, but I do not think they mean what you think they mean.
The name FIGJAM came to me after I started “unofficially” blogging several years ago. I loved the inherent arrogance and sarcasm of the statement. What, you ask, does it stand for?
Well, I've been on the good ol' Internet since before the mid-90s, before the dot-com boom and bust… before Google, Yahoo, and all these other huge things existed. I’ve been writing online messages, ranting in posts, editorializing and sermonizing electronically for over 20 years, back to the days of dial-up BBS systems.
Until I started this as a bona-fide Weblog on Blogger back in late 2004, I did most of my gnashing and stomping on usenet and message boards. I still do that, sometimes, but for the most part, it is now done here. In my space, on my terms.
Because here, I can truly live by the credo: FUCK I’m GOOD - just ASK me!
I was pleased that not only could you see Venus, but you could also see sunspot activity on the surface of the sun. This may lead me to try some more sun photography in future, especially if I can capture solar flares and sunspots. […]