The Day God Died

For the last five years I have tried, and often managed, to write something for every Good Friday. There is some overlap, of course, but it’s mostly in the theme of the line at the end of the first column, about my unusual reading for the day: “Jesus and the Holocaust gets the mood and the magnitude of Good Friday exactly right. There is hope here today, but it’s buried pretty deep.” We’ll pass over the next two columns (here… Read more

50 Shades of Hitler

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 we’re given the option of auto-check-in. But that only applies if you aren’t checking any luggage and I find that the machines frequently do not… 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 hate how much time politics takes up. I hate what politics does to people. I hate how it warps our perceptions of truth and justice… 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 first place? What a bunch of ingrates! *Ahem!* That was my attempt to mix talk radio with chic ironic bitterness. How’d it go down for… Read more