Faceoff

Facebook has become one of the largest organizations in the world largely because it doesn’t have an intelligence test to qualify members. This morning some moron posted that we have to become like Canada in the US: triple our union membership percentage, raise the minimum wage by 50%, and escalate taxes “on the rich.” By all means, let’s become a country one-tenth our present size and find a much larger country with which to share a long border that will …


Modern Times

Comedian Louis C.K. asks why we complain about airline service when we’re able to sit in a chair and ride in the sky. I’ve heard people complain that their cell phone call to London, while walking down a street in New York in the rain, has poor reception. I’m at the Jersey Shore, and there’s always traffic on the Garden State Parkway. Yet today we have air conditioning, zillions of music choices, iPads to occupy the kids, and GPS if …


The Frisbee Rule

Bentley and I try to get some Frisbee in every day. It’s easy for me, I stand in one spot at the top of the yard and he races downhill after the disk (for the analytic among you, in excess of 32 MPH), and then returns it to me. When I’m done exercising my wrist muscles, I call, “Bring it in,” and he heads for the back door and a biscuit (as does Buddy Beagle, knowing if Bentley gets a …


What?

I was hosting friends at The Square, one of my favorite London restaurants, but very French and very aloof. (I’m sorry, that was redundant.) They serve things such as noisette of fulmars over crepe de soire, a la Rouen. So you have to ask. I am not making this up. AW is me, and AC is the aloof captain. AW: How is this fish cooked? AC: Lovely, sir, quite nicely. AW: But how exactly is is prepared? AC: In a …


It’s Not Your Mother’s Fault

How did that US government invasion of Texas go? I must have missed it on the news.   Lincoln Chaffee, the goofball ex-governor of Rhode Island, famous for switching parties and insisting that Christmas Trees be called “holiday trees,” is running for President. That’s like—well, I can’t think of any analogy that crazy. But that is what happens when your daddy left you a lot of money.   A guy on Facebook who’s an art director and admits he “makes …



Stupidest Thing On Facebook Today

“Can ANYONE explain to me, in logical and reasonable terms, why we MUST disclose a political party preference on our voter registration application or we may not be able to vote for some parties’ candidates at a primary election for U.S. President or party committee? Should we not be able to vote on / for the person we think is least corrupt, no matter what party they belong (sic) or we prefer?” (In fact, it’s to prevent one party from …


The Stupidest Thing On Facebook This Morning

On why you shouldn’t only open car doors for women, posted by a man: “We didn’t even begin to discuss if the act of “opening a car door” for someone is truly a sign of respect and/or being caring (or is it an attempt to “impress”). If you believe that act is a sign of caring, you do it for everyone and not just one gender.” (How many repeat dates did this guy have? Imagine, THIS is his issue today, …