Archive for the 'Daily drivel' Category



Review: Conservatize Me: How I Tried to Become a Righty with the Help of Richard Nixon, Sean Hannity, Toby Keith, and Beef Jerky, by John Moe

Published on 19 May 2011

This was entertaining, but it sometimes felt as though the author was trying to force himself into stereotypical or superficial situations for “The Experiment” rather than making an honest attempt to gain insight into the conservative viewpoints. For example, what do eating beef jerky or listening to Kid Rock for 30 days have to do […]


The Five Songs Most Likely to Play in My Head in the Shower

Published on 2 April 2011

Hot Cha
Too Darn Hot
Hot Child in the City
Hot Blooded
Hot Freaks

Strange that there’s never been any rox avec lying sweet-talk, now that I think about it.


Some Things I Like Lately

Published on 10 March 2011

Oh, hello! What have you been up to lately? Here are a few things I’ve been enjoying.
Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
People either love or hate her, but her George Saunders-esque take on Everglades life is engaging and poignant, so far. And some of her sentences are just killer. Extra credit for the awesome anhinga reference.
Peanut butter […]


Overheard at JetBlue baggage claim, LAX

Published on 23 April 2010

SETTING: Aging Outdoorsy Dude arrives at baggage claim, greets his Balding Friend or Brother. Manly hugs, back slapping.
BFoB: You look great!
AOD: Ehh, I could stand to lose a few pounds. [Pats paunch.]
BFoB: Where’s the glasses?
AOD: Yeah, I had Lasik!
BFoB: Oh yeah, how’s that?
AOD: Amazing! Last year I got my ear fixed, so now I can […]


It felt like January

Published on 13 September 2009

A year ago this weekend, I woke up late and shuffled into my office with a mug of the fragrant and wonderful coffee Doug had made and checked my email, flipped through my RSS feed. It was a cool mid-September weekend morning, and I was feeling pretty good about things in the main. I was […]