This article ran in the LA Times. Americans get really weird when we talk about obesity. We treat fat people like anorexic teenage girls. We don’t want to freak them out or hurt their feelings. It might turn them into cutters. We dance around the reasons for obesity as if it’s a mystery, a phenomenon… Continue reading
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I love swag. I do. Free stuff! I have a menagerie of acquired t-shirts in my closet ranging from production companies to Bar Mitzvahs. It was through my swag infatuation I discovered American Apparel. I was given a t-shirt that fit perfectly and I googled the name on the label. This was back in late… Continue reading
In the goodwill spirit of Hollywood, I will stand together with my fellow writers. I am happy to report that I have preemptively not written a joke in almost two weeks. I wish I could say the same for Tucker Carlson. Yuk. Yuk. But seriously, I have been watching the fall season and I think… Continue reading
I’m okay guys. I wasn’t evacuated. My home is still there. This photo is of the smoke contrasting with the smog. Makes your sinuses hurt just looking at it.
I won first place in the BrooWaha writing contest! I’m honored – I’m humbled. I’m horrible at this kind of stuff. I’m fighting the urge to make Marrissa Tomei jokes in the comments section. Anyway, here is a quote from one of the judges: ” Easy to relate to the writer. [S]he takes you into… Continue reading
This is cross posted at Huffington Post: We’re doing well as a country when the Religious Right is unhappy. When James Dobson and Pat Robertson are upset, the canary is alive in the coal mine! It’s like – look at us, we’re still a democratic nation! The Ten Commandments haven’t replaced the Bill of Rights…. Continue reading
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox claims George W. Bush is afraid of horses. Bush’s Crawford, Texas, ranch is reportedly “equestrian-free.” It’s a little shocking. It’s kind of funny. But more than that it adds to my theory that Bush has contempt for anything smart and hardworking (see Valerie Plame and U.S. Armed Forces). Really? He… Continue reading
It’s pretty safe to say that gay marriage is getting more presidential candidate support now than in any other time in our nation’s history. There’s former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel, Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich…okay, there’s two. You can’t accuse Kucinich of just playing to his vegan base to get the nomination. This time, he’s branching… Continue reading
I consider myself to be a decent citizen. I vote. I recycle. I don’t litter. I yield to most pedestrian traffic. But when I got a notice that I was selected for jury service, I did what every red-blooded American does – I wondered if I should pretend it got lost in the mail. “Notice?… Continue reading
This ran in Newsday and the LA Daily News. Lets say you went to a restaurant. It’s your local place. You go there. The food is mediocre. The service is horrible. The wait time is ridiculous. The employees are incompetent. When you request to speak to a manager, they say they‘ll get back to you…. Continue reading
This is a link to another piece in the Daily News. Cheers.
Here’s a link to my article in Newsday about cell phone contracts and cancellation fees. Enjoy!