I went to the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda this weekend because…well, I’m a geek and that’s what geeks and old people do in their spare time – they hang out at libraries on the weekends. The picture above was in the Vietnam exhibit. There was a television playing Nixon’s ‘silent majority’ speech. That image… Continue reading
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 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
What do eight US presidents and I have in common? We’re all taller than Helen Thomas. She was the keynote speaker at Iowa State.
Fox News was reporting the story about Thompson shooting himself. One of the commentators/reporters said he would have made a great blogger. I AM a blogger and I find that to be a dig. That’s like saying that Lewis and Clark would have made great Disneyland tour guides. Christopher Columbus would been a great manager… Continue reading