January 2009

The Mutation of “Twenty Five Things”

January 26, 2009

If someone sends you an e-mail and asks you to write down 25 things about yourself and then pass that along to twenty-five of your friends with the requirement that they do the same: how long before everyone is “it” and wishing you’d go maim yourself? Not long.  I did the math.  If everyone obeys […]

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Peeves and the Peeple Who Love Them

January 20, 2009

A short essay on Peeves, Pet Peeves, and the Peevish who love them. Warning: Puns.

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Indian Giving Comments

January 18, 2009

I practice the craft of Smart Alecey on the blogs of others by leaving comments on their posts. Sometimes I just go overboard and come up with something that I wished I’d saved for my own blog. Well, there is away to take care of that

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The Thing With No Name

January 14, 2009

The belief that when you name something you have control over it comes to us from ancient times. In the Bible, God was always renaming people to show his ownership of them. Parents do the same thing to children. Listen to parents at the end of their persuasions as they scream a child’s full name to let them know that they really are serious this time.

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Try My Product, It Sells Itself

January 11, 2009

My taste in commercials is a little different from most people.  I like the commercials that are brazen in their contempt of the customer. Here are a few of my favorites. If you haven’t seen one of these spots, just click on the picture and hold on to your credit card. Head On The laboratory […]

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