The Oscars: The Playoffs of Movies

The Academy Awards are coming up February 22, 2009. Recently, while chatting about current movies, someone told me: “I didn’t know you were such a movie fan.” I am a movie fan. I’m a fan of good movies that make you think. I’m a fan of movies that tell a story that would otherwise never [...]

Internet Meme Jim Horne Dies at 91

What the hell is a meme and who is Jim Horne?

According to Websters, a meme is an idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person within a culture.

Jim Horne was a popular American model in the 1940s and 50s, appearing in magazines, newspapers, television commercials, billboards and brochures. To those of [...]

From The Files of Captain Obvious and Deputy Duh

Working in emergency services communications, I’ve received some wacky calls. Most never make it to the newspaper, but the following collection that did is pretty indicative of the nonsense received in a communications office on a daily basis. Sometimes I laugh, other times I weep for humanity.

Everything is suspicious…

Government idiocy…

Really? We shouldn’t be taking posion? [...]

I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.

Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope [...]