Opinion

The Lord of the Rings

As I write this, I’m watching news footage of Hurricane Irma, a category 4 storm, tear through Florida. Such a devastating weather event would be devastating enough on its own, but coming so close on the heels of another horrible storm, Harvey, which left Houston underwater, makes Irma all the…

Statues of Limitations

Is it still the 21st century or did a black hole swallow the Earth and transport us back 100 years into the past? Racists sure seem to think so. They came out in droves to Charlottesville, Virginia, to show us all how ignorant they can be. Even the President of…

Animal House

When President Trump pledged to get America back to work, he probably didn’t realize there would be so many openings within his own administration. If you don’t mind a high-risk, high-reward (for a week or so) position, maybe you should fax the White House your resume. If your skillset includes…

HBO GO(ne)

It happened again. HBO has been hacked and some emails, scripts and unreleased episodes have started leaking online. Last time this happened, Sony was the target of what is generally believed to be government-sponsored, North Korean hackers. The North Korean government supposedly hacked Sony for releasing a shitty movie with…

The World According to Mooch

I didn’t get to write about former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, because his 11-day reign as the Eye of the White House press shit-storm was so brief. I wanted to say that he was the only person appointed by President Trump that I actually liked; not because I…

Not You Too, Roomba

We finally got some good news in regards to climate change this week: North Korea once again launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that reached a height of 2,314 miles and traveled 620 miles before landing in the Sea of Japan. According to North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency, the missile…

Get Back to Work, Slackers

There are few things more joyous than hiding from work. Your boss is a slave driver, always demanding more work for the same pay. It’s just not fair! The only way to even things out is to come in a little late, leave a little early or hide somewhere in…

Below the Surface

I see what your game is here, Mother Nature, and I think you have made your point. All winter long, the rains poured down to refill California’s rivers, lakes and reservoirs until, in some cases at least, the dams were literally bursting at the seams. The rain caused sides of…

Bawitdawhatever

So I started off this morning reading a fancy bit of nerd news in the Los Angeles Times stating that Jodie Whittaker has been cast as the first-ever female Dr. Who. I should let it be known that Dr. Who is one segment of nerd fandom that I don’t consider…

A Decade of Looking Down

While doing my frantic, bi-weekly Google News search trying to figure out what to write about this time (and doing my best to turn a blind eye to President Trump’s Twitter controversy du jour (because there will be 14 more until next we meet, so really, what’s the point?)), I…