I’ve loved hard rock and heavy metal since I got Destroyer for my fifth birthday, and it’s the music I most fondly remember from my childhood. (New wave is a strong second, but headbanging is a little nearer to my heart.) There are about 15,000 songs on my phone, and I’d solidly guess that half […]
I was considering the other day how much less I care now when someone shares ridiculous nonsense of some kind with me. I don’t mean things that are arguable by reasonable and grounded people, like legitimate political positions. I’m talking about when someone believes an urban legend and shares it, or offers absurdly make-believe health […]
It ought not be a fool’s errand to find a Trump supporter who will denounce this. (But it is.) Mike Pompeo is doing a great job, I am very proud of him. His predecessor, Rex Tillerson, didn’t have the mental capacity needed. He was dumb as a rock and I couldn’t get rid of him […]
“George Bush is a man of nearly boundless energy and enthusiasm.” I remember a high school textbook of mine leading a sidebar about him with that sentence. I missed being able to vote for him in 1988 by about seven months, and I would have. By the time I had another chance I was a […]
You ever notice how the burgeoning Chinese economy has put strange upstart brand names in your house? Some of them are almost familiar words. Others are probably names. And then some seem totally unmoored. All of them are interesting.