Monthly Archives: August 2016

Seven Days Of Pointless Confessions. Day Five: Grand Theft Lawnmower

When I was a young child, I must have had some kind of fascination with riding lawnmowers. When I was about two or three, I’m told I would disappear frequently only to be found several blocks away trying to start … Continue reading

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Seven Days Of Pointless Confessions. Day Four: I Actually Had A Crystal Pepsi Recently

I scoffed publicly about the limited time return of Crystal Pepsi. I remarked that it was great that I could now reflect that I hadn’t cared about it when it was out the first time back in the early nineties. … Continue reading

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Seven Days Of Pointless Confessions. Day Three: I Actually Asked To Be Taken To See “Follow That Bird”

Yeah, I actually asked to be taken to see Follow that Bird. So what? It was 1985 and I was something like 9 years old. My parents and sister were going to a Tina Turner and wouldn’t take me. They … Continue reading

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Seven Days Of Pointless Confessions. Day Two: I Practice Whistling Alone In Elevators

I can’t really whistle. It’s not completely impossible, though I thought it was for the longest time. Within the last ten years or so, I managed to whistle a little, but not regularly or well. However, sometimes kind of. Sometimes … Continue reading

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Seven Days Of Pointless Confessions. Day One: I Paused A Book Recently

I read a lot. Rarely do I take a break while reading a book. However, recently I took a break from Parade’s End by Ford Madox Ford in order to read Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes, If You What by … Continue reading

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Where Do We Bury The Survivors Again?

Wait, I know this one. Where do we bury the survivors again? Canada River Party: 1,500 Americans Illegally Wash Up in Ontario

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It’s International Buy My Books Day!

Did you know that today is International Buy One Of My Books Day? It is! I certainly am not relying on the fact that there are so many little holidays out there that you couldn’t possibly be sure that it … Continue reading

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A Dumb Animated Gif

What would be your idea of a dumb animated gif? How about one that isn’t really animated? Seriously. I went searching for “castle greyskull animated gif.” I thought I’d find some cool bit from one of the 80s era commercials … Continue reading

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Problematic McDonald’s Ad Campaign

I’ve been seeing a McDonald’s ad campaign that struck me as problematic. The focus of the campaign seems to be educating the public that they actually use real fresh eggs, as in just cracked, for the egg mcmuffin. The problem … Continue reading

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Redux: I Still Haven’t Downloaded The Facebook Messenger App

Well, it’s been over two years since I first complained about Facebook taking messaging out of their mobile app and requiring use of their dedicated messenger app. It’s even been over two years since I thumbed my nose at them … Continue reading

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