D.A.H.O.F. Nominees: Sarah Braasch & The Merritt Lake Oakland Charcoal Nazi
Thank all gods–the tall ones and the small ones the jiggly ones and firm ones–for dumb asses, because without dumb asses I’d have slipped completely from this blog altogether. Fortunately, just like Michael Corleone, “Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in!” The dumb asses, I mean. They do the pulling. We’re…
I Hate This Fucking Thing
Symbols. I should respond to them with a clearer head. I’m a smart guy, I know some things, like the way symbols work to galvanize allies and adversaries in their causes. Especially flags. Especially in this country. A few days ago I posted about the inanity of both flag-burning and opposing flag burning, and I…
Theme Thursday: Coal Country
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m fond of having themes among the posts on this blog–the continuity is nice, and it’s somewhat inspiring when faced with a blank page to have a theme to fall back on. The idea of the setting on Coal sneaked up on me from two directions: last week, the student-operated…
Belated Congratulations: Hawaii, Illinois and….
Hawaii and Illinois recently moved on legislation that will make them the 15th and 16th states to end discrimination against same-sex couples who wish to marry. To them I say, “congratulations–it’s about damn time.” I’ve mentioned before that I didn’t wish politics to intrude too heavily on this blog–not that I’m shy about my views,…