The Nightmare Song

The Christmas Nightmare Song

Your nuts roasting on an open fire;
Mike Pence clipping off your toe;
Your bride Carol being tongued by Paul Ryan:
Not jokes messed up like news that’s faux,
Everybody knows that Trumpey with our missile codes
Helps to make these nightmares bright.
Whiny snots with red ties worn too low
Make it hard to sleep at night.

They care that Santa isn’t gay.
They focus all their justices on Roe v Wade.
But every decent child and FBI
Wanna see if Putin really knew how to spy.
And so I’m offering this simple phrase
To swing states that should now be blue.
Although it’s been tweeted many times, many ways,
On this Christmas, screw you.

They want to kill the working class.
These loaded good ol’ boys will get us in the ass.
And every right-wing pile is gonna try
To give the sincere reason to cry.
And so I’m offering this sinful phrase
To ids who’ve-voted-straight-Republican since ’Ninety-Two.
Although it’s been Facebooked many times, many ways,
On this Christmas, (middle finger) you.

This is not normal.

A little verse because the things that rhyme are so. very. disturbing. (I’ve written a few that are more humorous, as well.)

Herr Drumpf does not see guile,
As those who do find fault might.
Having never seen such swine furor,
I wonder how can he not see?

Bookmarklets for the New SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Site

Sharing some bookmarklets for the new SAG-AFTRA Health Plan Benefits Manager site:

  1. Health 2016
    When I go the Earnings page, I tend to want to see my earnings from January 1, 2016 to today. This bookmarklet populates the date fields and presses the Find button.
  2. Health All More
    Each row of the Earnings page has a “More” link at the end. This bookmarklet opens all of them at once.

Try them out by dragging the links to your bookmarks bar, then clicking on them — but only after you are logged in to the new site and are looking at the Earnings page.

If things don’t work quite right after clicking a bookmarklet, just refresh the whole page and start over. I’ve tested these on Safari, Firefox and an iPhone. Let me know how they work for you!


Decrease Left Margin by Arthur Shlain from the Noun ProjectWords worth your consideration regarding theater and employment for those at the margins.

“I respect the view of any actors or stage managers who are fully informed of their rights and choices and wish to [donate] their talent to the stage … but it does not follow that the freedom to volunteer should infringe on the rights of the most vulnerable among us, who are legally entitled to be paid for their work. … For those at the margins of our community, a little help can make a big difference in their quality of life. It may enable them to continue in the field that we all cherish so deeply. It’s that crucial oil change you neglected so you can keep driving to rehearsals. It’s taking a day off from a stressful day-job. It’s their money, they earned it, and if they ask for it, it’s the law.”

From non-union producer David Mack.