Blame

Look around at the world today and ask yourself where the pervading sense of ignorance, dystopia and lurking apocalypse comes from. What gives the fear mongers at Fox the ammunition to cow 48 percent of the nation that… Read More

Night Terrors

There were two things from my childhood of TV reruns and Saturday Night Creature Features that were so striking in their visual wrongness that the¬†feeling of icky dread haunts me to this day — and neither thing was… Read More

Black Friday Specials

Yes, Black Friday is coming up and that means waiting in lines, lots of lines. But that’s not the only thing happening over the next six weeks that will land you in downtown boredsville with nothing to do… Read More

Blindspot

Working in the corporate world as I do, I should not be surprised when I see something that reminds me of that all-time famous dish from the kitchen of too many cooks: spaghetti soup ham salad hash. “Hey,… Read More

In Praise of the Binge

I was excited about the reboot of Battlestar Galactica when it first burst upon the scene back in 2004. I’m a big Edward James Olmos fan and the idea of swapping genders for Boomer and Starbuck I thought… Read More

The Empty Well

I wonder if what I think of as “Depression” is actually just a period of creative recharge. It does always seem to come after a period of high productivity and it would make sense that the energy I… Read More

The Obsolete Man

Work. In its simplest case, you hunt or you gather and you eat. The tribe works together to make sure everyone is fed and clothed and protected. That’s one of those self-reinforcing unwritten laws that works fine until… Read More

Pixels

It’s too bad Adam Sandler got his hands on the Pixels property. His group is so lazy their movies are the cinematic equivalent of a shart.

Meeting New People

I’ve been watching the PBS series First Peoples lately. ¬†What I find most interesting about it is that studies of our DNA shows that modern humans interbred with the Denisovan and Neanderthal branches of the family tree. The… Read More

Phone Etiquette

People who have dropped their phone into the toilet before have a very specific way of picking it up.