No more politics and news from High atop the Thing


I am a frequent watcher of John & Hank Green’s YouTube channel, “Vlogbrothers ,” and Hank’s personal channel, “Hankschannel .” Hank posted a video on 15-July-2016 where he explains how Vlogbrothers is going to start steering away from doing videos that concentrate on things specifically in the news. I have to say that this is a GRAND idea.

In this day and age, there are too many talking heads on the internet, television, radio and in print media, all who have an opinion on something. Add to that other run of the mill people on social media and YouTube, Vine, Snapchat, Instagram… and most of them are idiots merely regurgitating what they hear from the media anyway.

  1. My voice just adds to what has already become white noise.
  2. I generally get a bellyache when I feel like I’m in a position to have to debunk or de-stupid something that some other idiot said.
  3. There are other things going on in the world that deserve oxygen.

So here’s the deal. Once per week, I will be picking a story to tell on my blog site. Sometimes it will be about me, other times it will be about someone or something else. I might even have a contributor or two come in and offer something to the site.

Now don’t misunderstand me. This doesn’t mean that I’m going to cease participating in the news cycle or the political process. My goal, however, is to move those discussions over to The Forum High Atop The Thing (FHATT) @ https://home.eliirvin.com/board. FHATT was designed and went live this last February as a sister site to The Website High Atop the Thing (WHATT). Much to my disappointment and largely by my own hand, it’s been fallow and was actually down for 3 weeks while my data center (my brother’s house) underwent an upgrade. FHATT is back online now and it’s eager for your visit.

Stay tuned to WHATT and go over and create an account on FHATT.

Love y’all. DFTBA!

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