Research Day: How Are Porn Movies Legal?

A friend of mine works in law enforcement. The other day she and I were discussing the recent election, and I mentioned that I voted for a libertarian for the second time ever. (The last time I voted for a libertarian was in 2000, and it was for the same person for the same position.

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My Proposed Constitutional Amendment

Less than a month after the 2004 election, attention has already turned to the 2008 match-up, with Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton the presumptive front-runners for the two parties' nominations. Honestly, would it be too much to ask that the requirements for the highest office in the land be at least as stringent as those used by zany morning DJs

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The Brimstone State

Guys on the elevator:First Guy On Elevator: How was your trip to Miami? Second Guy On Elevator: Uggh. I hate that state. It's unbearably hot and full of stupid people. First Guy On Elevator: Jeeze, you make Florida sound like the Cliff Notes for Dante's Inferno.

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Movies: The Incredibles

Ask me to name my favorite movies of all time and I will start with the classics in an effort to impress you: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Citizen Kane, Apocalypse Now, Casablanca, etc. Then, when I think you're stopped paying attention, I may slip in The Iron Giant. "The Iron Giant?" you might reply, if my efforts to sneak the

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Hair Apparent

Have you seen that show Extreme Makeover, where they take a bunch of perfectly normal looking women and do plastic surgery on them until they look like something you'd purchase at a mannequin factor's "Ding 'N' Dent" sale? I think they should have a spin-off show where they try and make middle-aged men more attractive, and call it Extreme Combover.

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Monkeyshines

The Queen and I hang out with Michelle:Michelle: What's your kid up to these days? Me: Crawling. Like, all over the freakin' place. Queen: And he's losing his monkey toes. Michelle: His what? Queen: You know, if you touch the sole of a newborn baby's foot how his toes will kind of curl up around your finger? Like he's trying

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On The Election

Despite the scent of trendy cynicism that permeates this blog, I am really an "accentuate the positive" kind of guy. So I spent most of last week trying to write a "look at the bright side!" post regarding the presidential elections. And each time I gave up after 100 words with a hearty "aw, who am I kidding?" It's not

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New Father Gaming

I have a little piece over in The Games Journal that's going to be largely incomprehensible to about 99% of the yeti readership. But if you are one of those people who instantly recognizes the name "Reiner Knizia," go check it out.

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