Category: Personal

  • Vote for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

    Vote for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris

    I clearly remember the November day four years ago, waiting in a line stretching around the block to vote for what would/should have been the first woman President of the United States. Very late that evening, we sat at home weeping in front of the television. I know it amuses Trump supporters to picture “libs” […]

  • Get a Real Job! or, Thoughts on

    Get a Real Job! or, Thoughts on

    Bringing new meaning to the phrase “get a real job,” I now learn that my last full-time gig was for a “fake company.” Years after the fact of its demise, founder Josh Harris has pronounced to Boing Boing that Pseudo Programs Inc. was in fact a massive performance art piece, aided and abetted by […]

  • Only in New York, Pt. II

    INT. COFFEE SHOP – DAY Crowded Upper East Side coffee shop. A older male patron enters and approaches a hipster with a laptop. PATRON: Excuse me, is this seat taken? HIPSTER: Uh, my friend is coming… PATRON: Well, don’t worry, I have a small ass which doesn’t take up too much room. And… scene.

  • Only in New York, Pt. II

    INT: POST OFFICE – DAY A bustling morning at the Post Office. POSTAL EMPLOYEE: “Next!” A PATRON walks up to the counter. PATRON: “Christmas stamps, please.” POSTAL EMPLOYEE: “Do you want the religious or the other ones?” PATRON (with great conviction): “I am a Catholic!” And… scene.

  • Willfully Ignorant Design

    A profoundly depressing statistic from today’s New York Times: “According to a CBS News poll last month, 51 percent of Americans reject the theory of evolution, saying that God created humans in their present form. And reflecting a longstanding sentiment, 38 percent of Americans believe that creationism should be taught instead of evolution, according to […]

  • Poser of the Day I

    Why does one say “sextuplets” or “sextuple”, but say “hexagon” instead of “sexagon”?

  • Stayin’ Alive

    Not as in getting funky, but as in not getting blown up on the subway. You know how every time there’s a terrorist attack, the media tricks some rescue worker or unfortunate bystander into using the phrase “body parts everywhere”, which they can then morbidly quote with relish? The next batch of human soup you […]