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If you haven’t seen this yet, you must watch.  Anything that ironically or sarcastically simplifies a subject that should already be extremely simple to comprehend makes me happy. I love it when stupid people are made to feel stupid. Also, I was thinking that I would start asking my wife if she’d like a cup…

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On this week’s This American Life, philosopher and author Alain de Botton describes marriage this way: “Be incredibly forgiving for the weird behavior that’s going to start coming out. You will be very unhappy in lots of ways. Your partner will fail to understand you. If you’re understood in maybe, I don’t know, 60% of…

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I ate some bad ice cream last week. After taking in a show in Brooklyn, Elysha and I went to Milk, the “sister bakery” of the Momofuku restaurants. Milk offers two kinds of soft serve ice cream. Both are designed to taste like the milk left over after you’ve eaten a sugary cereal, and the…

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You know the type. This is the person who complains about his or her taxes going to someone on unemployment or welfare or say things like, “Why doesn’t that guy just get a job?” or “Why would someone spend their whole life in such a dead end career?” when their entire life has essentially been a…

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A person often sneezes simply because a bit of dust has tickled their nasal passages. Or they suffer from an allergy to pollen or something similar. Or if you’re like me, you sneeze when you eat a Tic-Tac or an Altoid. We rarely sneeze due to illness or impending illness, and yet the standard response…

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Paul Ryan has called the Democrat recent sit-in “a publicity stunt.”  This was stupid thing to say. I am a Democrat, but I also can’t stand bad communication and poor messaging. Despite our political differences, Paul Ryan needs me. There were highly effective ways of responding to the Democrats’ sit-in strategy, but calling it a publicity…

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1. “Laid” is one of my favorite songs, but I have yet to find another song by James that I like. 2. “Laid” does not contain the word “laid” anywhere in its lyrics. This happens from time to time in the music industry. “Baba O’Riley” by The Who, “Danny’s Song” by Loggins & Messina, and…

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For the third time in her seven years on this planet, my daughter has saved more than $100.  On all three occasions, she has saved this money for specific items. In the past it was a dollhouse from Barnes & Noble and a Playmobile mall.  This time she was saving for a Playmobile petting zoo. …

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I will miss many, many things when my children are now longer little. I know how precious this period in their life is. I know how quickly time will seem to pass.  I know all this. I don’t need any other parent to tell me, but boy oh boy do they like to tell me.…

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