Archive for January 2015

Mr. Universe, you got some 'splainin' to do

Mr. Universe, you got some 'splainin' to do
It’s 9:00 PM in the Windy City and those of us who’ve accepted the challenge, have been given the task of publishing a post by 10:00 PM in the following theme: “a time you experienced a remarkable coincidence or witnessed something unexplainable” It’s times like these when I wish my friend, Rae was here.  Rae... Read more »

Tiger Woods falls victim to one of mankind's oldest plagues

Tiger Woods falls victim to one of mankind's oldest plagues
What happened to Tiger Woods in Italy yesterday just goes to show that even the rich and famous can not escape one of the universe’s immutable laws:  no good deed goes unpunished. Tiger is one of, if not the best golfer on the planet as well as one of the most recognizable celebrities.  He’s a... Read more »

Where do Ikea workers go?

Where do Ikea workers go?
On a recent trip to Ikea-not my idea, I noticed that all the gray doors are stenciled with the warning: Co-workers Only. Where do the regular workers go? Such an enigmatic company, this Ikea.  Like the fact that its owner,  Ingvar Kamprad has admitted to a past steeped in Nazi enthusiasm? To keep up with... Read more »
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Pope Frances is going to have to say a few more Hail Marys and a heartfelt mea culpa

Pope Frances is going to have to say a few more Hail Marys and a heartfelt mea culpa
Friday’s piece on the Pope’s punch brought the Pope a lot more consternation than it did me.  Whew!  Apparently, I went too easy on the guy. “How dare he say that it’s OK to slug someone if you don’t like what he says?”   “How dare he think he has the right to put limits on... Read more »

Forget the polar vortex, 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded

Forget the polar vortex, 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded
The facts are in and the global warming deniers are busy studying whatever it is they study to come up with their rebuttals.  Since 1880, when they first starting keeping track of stuff like that, last year was the the hottest year recorded for this planet.  Read more here Those records only go back 134... Read more »

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on

The Pope would think me a provacateur if I told him what to do to himself and the horse he rode in on
I know what you’re thinking.  The end of the title should read, “the horse on which he rode.”  Sorry, syntax was never my forte. As Ed Schultz likes to say, “Let’s get to work.” On an airplane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean yesterday, Pope Francis told journalists that he would punch a man-specifically, his friend,... Read more »
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Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward

Bill Cosby heads to Denver as another accuser steps forward
Las Vegas dancer Chloe Goins came forward last month with allegations of sexual abuse at the hands-or tongue-of Bill Cosby.  Last week, she filed a police report detailing those accusations. Ms. Goins, who was once arrested for underage prostitution-you have to be 21 to have sex for money in Nevada-told Los Angeles police that she... Read more »

John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender

John Boehner had shocking personal relationship with bartender
If you’re shocked about the current allegations that John Boehner’s bartender threatened to kill him, don’t be.  I would expect no less than a twisted, psychopathic bartender being a member of Boehner’s inner circle.  For a guy like Michael Hoyt-the bartender in question-to be that angry at Boehner, Hoyt must have felt that Boehner betrayed... Read more »

Salman Rushdie warned Bill Maher of the dangers of the "But Brigade"

Appearing on Real Time Friday night, Salmon Rushdie called out a media group he referred to as “The But Brigade.”  It sounds like a float in the Pride Parade, but it is so much more.  And less. In the wake of the shootings in Paris last week, voices of the media have been raised across... Read more »
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"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences"

The title quote is from 19th Century writer Robert Louis Stevenson.  As you may have noted from your own life or from watching the news, not much has changed in the last two centuries. In reality, that observation of the human condition goes back much farther than Robert Louis Stevenson.  One could argue that his... Read more »