Grrrrrrrrolsch!

Here’s Izzy and I enjoying a fine beverage, the label-less bottle of Grolsch. Damn good beer!

Counted

I filled out my Census thing and sent it back. That was hard. There were like five questions, and yeah, I’m a white male, born then and what else? Not much. Are people really getting worked about this? Man, I…

Exorcise This

At home drinking a glass of red on St. Patty’s Day, watching the Blackhawks late on the west coast and reading about the pope. What else is there? Christopher Hitchens really kicks it in this one (title: “The Great Catholic…

Random Noodling

This is the kind of spam I get sometimes: “I am not good at reading fiction but i like this post.” But fiction is spelled “ficiton.” Mostly Akismet catches it but occasionally I am called upon to make the judgment….

Just Do It

If I were still a member of Congress, I would proudly vote for the bill that President Barack Obama is championing and I would urge my colleagues to do the same, not because I don’t believe in fiscal discipline, but…

The New Kristol?

It could be Marc Thiessen. And that’s sad because the world does not need another Bill Kristol. But this guy really has some kind of media stronghold that is hard to understand. Read Conor Friedersdorf’s “Why Self-Respecting Editors Should Be…

Eminently Punchable

I saw this last night and had a hard time not wanting to punch the face of Marc Thiessen through the screen. Eminently punchable. If you watch this it goes on for three parts–after the allotted time is up Thiessen…

Keep It Down, Daddy’s Hungover

I Shall Be Like That Tree, I Shall Die at the Top

Bummer. I had wondered what happened to Jon Swift–no, not the 18th century Irishman but the 21st century blogger. His blog, which was written in the pure satiric fashion of his namesake, hilariously supported conservative buffoonery in a way that…

Balcony Seat

Well, it’s Oscar week, so let’s get it going. I finally got “The Hangover” from Netflix but I don’t see that as a nominated movie so that’s unfortunate. No, it’s not Oscar-caliber but…I’m just glad to see an R-rated movie…