At Least Choose Better Lies
For a guy whose obsession with “the best” and “the greatest,” President Donald Trump demonstrates a shockingly poor sense of selectivity when it comes to bald-faced lies. It would be easy to dismiss his behavior as compulsive or reactionary, off-the-cuff denials and distractions wrought by an egocentric blowhard, but this latest in a long line…
The King Is Dead. Long Live The King!
B. B. King 1925-2015. The King of The Blues.
The Shortest Best Story Ever
This post originally appeared in Old Road Apples’ very first week of existence. No one noticed it. No one even read it. So, I’m giving it a chance at new life, as I will be doing with other, carefully selected posts in the coming weeks. Among the students voted “best…” and “most likely to…” for…
Best Damned Quotes: Anne Lamott
“I have been in a better mood ever since, and have decided not to even say this woman’s name anymore, because she fills me with such existential doubt, such a sense of impending doom and disbelief, that only the Germans could possibly have words for it.” –Anne Lamott
Friday Morning Rock & Roll Idols: The Jam
The Jam were the coolest, and not well known here in the USA, but even after all these years I’d argue they were one of the great bands of their generation. I can’t help thinking how much better my youth would have been if their music had been bombarding all of us from the radio…
Quote From The Other Side: My Favorite Ann Coulter Zingers
I’m not a fan of Ann Coulter, but I’m a huge admirer. She is perhaps the most brilliant entertainer of our time, slinging out foul and seemingly unfiltered, acerbic, utterly heinous and gratuitously venomous right-wing propaganda that mesmerizes her audience and goads them to ever-increasing frenzies of despicable hatred, flaunting the truth with every hyper-enunciated…
Functioning Hoverboard–Changes Everything
What they’re not telling you here is that the current HUVr Boards are not yet commercially available and face years of testing before they will be. The prototypes in the video cost more than $1 Million each–but the fact of the matter is that this changes EVERYTHING. Once the costs come down, we’ll see this…
Video For Another Cold Freaking Morning
Wake up, put the dog out–brrrrr. Another morning with the mercury on the wrong side of zero. Take the girls to school at 7–or, worse–to the gym at 5:50–that cushy leather upholstery in the truck sucks every ounce of heat from my butt. (two words: heated seats). I don’t wish my life away, and I…
Cowboy Junkies 32.20 ; After All These Years
It’s hard to believe it has been almost 28 years since I bought a record, having no idea what the music inside would sound like, took it back to my drafty college apartment, placed it on the turntable and dropped the needle, and fell in love. This is magnificent.