50 Shades of Hitler

50 shades

Trying to understand this Hindenburg-level PR disaster. [Read more...]

Goliath doesn’t stand a chance

Steve Taylor’s back, and he’s taking aim at only the tallest targets. [Read more...]

Please allow me to reintroduce myself


Back to blogging, after a very long break. [Read more...]

To the Hobbit and Back

Still recovering from that early morning showing of the Hobbit. Two observations: 1) Thank God Elijah Wood had only a glorified cameo appearance in this one. 2) If Andy Serkis doesn’t win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Gollum, the voting was rigged. [Read more...]

Weird Quote of the Day

From Weird Al: The Book, by Nathan Rabin (with Al Yankovic): Al was an unabashed pop-culture obsessive before it was cool. He was a geek before it was cool. He was uncool before being uncool became cool. [Read more...]

Things We Hate About Air Travel

The first idea was to title this post “Things I Hate About Air Travel,” but that seems too limited. Here are a few of my “hates” about the horrors of modern TSA-dominated air travel. Readers are invited to share their own in comments. Check-in: Theoretically this has gotten easier in the past few years as [Read More...]

Two Computers, $1,000 and a Trip to DC Later…

… I am back, only a little worse for the wear. [Read more...]

I Really Need to Start Blogging Again

Probably should have put up a “gone fishin” sign so, sorry about that folks. The elections ground me down to the point that I needed to take a break. It wasn’t so much the result that got me as the whole political ordeal. My God I hate politics, even as I find it fascinating. I [Read More...]

Wah Wah Wah Economy

I don’t know why so many people are complaining about President Obama’s management of the economy. According to our best available indicators, America’s black market is booming. What more do you want, bank accounts, credit, 30-year mortgages? I mean, really people! Aren’t those pretty much the things that got us into this mess in the [Read More...]

Who Is James Bond?

That’s the question your diarist poses in this new Splice Today piece. The answer Ian Fleming’s books suggest is that there are really two James Bonds: the Bond of Casino Royale and the more popularized Bond of the rest of the series and most of the movies. Daniel Craig’s turn as Bond, the piece argues, [Read More...]