P.J. O'Rourke pulled the croak chain this week. He was 74, and died of lung cancer. By my count, this was his second battle with Cancer, having ass cancer once before. I didn't make that up. He wrote about it. That was a funny piece, I tell you what. Of course, as they lionize him … Continue reading P.J. O’Rourke, Dead at 74
I'm not a sportsball fan. I can watch it. I understand it. I can talk about it. It's just not something that I care to invest any time or emotion whatsoever. I do watch the playoffs and superbowl, but in general, I have far better things to do with my time than gawp at the … Continue reading Superbowl of Suck
Stacy McCain had a piece up on music that really resonated with me about the Band "Chicago" music back in the day. I love music. All kinds. I play music - both guitar and bass, and have for decades. I'm good at it. Not great, but competent. By the way, a lot of friends that … Continue reading Why Johnny Can’t Play
Awhile back I subscribed to Consumer Reports. I think we were looking at cars and they shilled a car review book for subscribing. I remember, back in the day, my dad would buy the magazine. I'd read it, and find it interesting if only somewhat useful to me at the time. So I subscribed. And … Continue reading Goodbye, Consumer Reports
WordPress appears to have updated it's interface. No email. No "Hey, we've improved things" banner when you sign in. Just up and changed. I know. Inside baseball. Who cares? Apparently, it's still a work in progress. Another irritation. What's it doing? Well, they've changed what I see as I type. It now appears as Times … Continue reading Why, Oh Lord, Why?
We have an issue in my neighborhood with locusts. Not the bugs. The people that come from other states, buy a property, demolish the old house, and put up a ridiculous McMansion. We also have a developer issue, where these guys buy a property, build a stupid house, and hope to sell it. One that … Continue reading The Essence of Tacky
I'm at a loss to describe what I'm seeing here. And that's pretty hard to do since I never failed to have words. What we have here is a woman whose won life's lottery. She wound up getting elected, and is riding the gravy train that exists in DC in the Mid-Atlantic corridor. Without any … Continue reading I’m at a loss…
The high school girls that are running the Biden administration have decided to reject AMVETS permit, for the first time in 30 years, to use the Pentagon parking lot to muster for their memorial parade this year. If you haven't seen this event, it's something to behold. Thousands of bikers, in parade, across memorial bridge … Continue reading Rolling Thunder
Rush called it, back in the day. This is from their album 2112. Sounds like Big Tech to me: We've taken care of everything, The words you hear, the songs you sing, The pictures that give pleasure to your eyes. It's one for all and all for one, We work together, common sons. Never need … Continue reading The Temple Gets New High Priests
Why do we still have "New Years Rockin' Eve?" Is this muscle memory on the point of ABC? Every new year is one of the few times we light up the HDTV antenna and tune into one of the big three networks. My wife likes to watch some of the festivities. See what's doing around … Continue reading Why do they still do it?