Monday, June 25, 2012

white privilege

One of the things we were promised in the 08 elections was the first "post racial" president, and an "honest dialogue" about race. So far we haven't gotten it. So here's my go at it.

It's very hard for a white man such as myself to talk about race. Certain members of our society are all to ready to scream "racism" the instant we do anything other than abase ourselves and apologize profusely for for all of the crimes, real and imagined, our race has perpetrated on.....well, everybody.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

southwest fail... again

Yet again, Southwest airlines has decided to play morality police. On June 5th a young woman got on a 6 am flight from Vegas to NYC wearing this
Cover Your Cleavage for Takeoff: Southwest Airlines Screws Up Again the word "jezebel isn't a criticism, it's the website I cribbed the picture from...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

father's day

So, it's father's day in the US again.The cliche about getting a bad tie for father's day is as old as father's day itself
In fact you'll find myriad web pages and blogs devoted to "bad" father's day gifts (mostly satirical), and every time we have turned on the TV over the last few months every retailer from radio shack to home depot has tried to convince us that we could find the PERFECT gift on their shelves.

Now, I rarely blog about my kids. In fact I never do... the reason for this is I'm one of the few parents out there that understands that the vast majority of the 6 billion people on the planet absolutely don't give a shit about my progeny. Today I make an exception.

This is what I got for father's day. It's not a tie, or a tool, or the latest gadget, but I think it's pretty much the "perfect" gift.

Happy father's day to all the current and future dads out there

Leave a comment about YOUR favorite father's day gift

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" Ben Franklin

You can't argue with Ben Franklin. That would just be damn un-American. But people can and do argue about WHICH beer. So I think I'll go ahead and throw in my two cents on the subject

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

omg i'm soo OCD...or not

We have all heard it. Someone saying something like I'm a little bit OCD or I'm soo anorexic, without having any idea what it really means. Those things are serious,crippling mental disorders. Liking to have things neat isn't OCD and skipping meals isn't anorexia. I'll give you some examples:

Thursday, June 7, 2012

American chavs...

A year ago I had never heard the word "chav"... now I see it a lot in my meanderings around and through the interwebs. I ran across this question earlier: " Are there chavs in the US?" the answer is a resounding YES!