Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me, No

Fillmore South is under Lake Okeechobee. The inset with Highway 27 colored in purple? I’m under there. So safe, apparently, that the state of Florida didn’t even see fit to include me on their emergency map. If you can’t trust the state of Florida…

My home is neither manufactured nor mobile; it was built and does not move even a tiny little bit. They build with concrete down here, now, and the roofs are strapped to frame. Construction companies rarely cut corners…

The shutters are metal, and I’ll put them up tomorrow. I never fuck up manual labor…

There is water–a closet’s full, and the bathtub will be, too–and meat in the freezer. Propane to cook it with. Cans of tuna and stringbeans in the pantry. Fans and batteries and chargers for the devices. There is gas in the car. Cash in hand. I’m sure I’ve forgotten nothing…

What could possibly go–


Yeah, probably not.

No more probablies anywhere around here, buddy.


  1. i really hope everything is ok, and that you keep us posted as much as possible. be careful.


  2. Dude. My thoughts are on you, TOTD. Be safe. Maybe think about moving to CA. It’s nice out here as long as the fires don’t get us.

  3. Thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

  4. James Reiher Snuka

    September 8, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Scary stuff man. Praying for you and everyone in that weird, beautiful state.

    I do wish that you had thrown in a Is there gas in the car? Yes there’s gas in the car. Just felt like it was a layup especially this week. But that’s a minor quibble, you’ve got real shit to worry about. Be safe

  5. Mean, Green, Devil Eating Machine

    September 8, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Tee’s and pea’s to all down there.

  6. Y’all got this . . . smoke ’em if you got ’em . . . see you on the other side and how ’bout them Gators? (Football ones, not Everglades ones).

  7. (Dammit . . . someday I will figure out how to properly post images here . . . )

    • I had thought that images get cropped 240 * 240 but yours was cropped to 360 * 360.

      So yeah just pre-crop and it will all work out.

  8. Luther Von Baconson

    September 8, 2017 at 11:23 am

    a dream poem i came up with early this morning.

    A Festive Commemorative Make-em Up
    Made from a vial of your own blood
    Just like Duane Almond
    Or Jay Osmond
    Sturdier than post-Andrew specs
    and concise as a David Crosby Tweet

  9. Sending positive thoughts & the best vibes I can muster. Wish I had something more tangible to offer. Stay safe, ToTD!

  10. Reads like you’re ready
    You remind me of Ahab waiting for … the wall
    oops the whale
    a little humor in anxious times
    be safe

  11. You’re like a soldier going to war. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  12. Be safe mr TotD

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