Talk about your all-time backfires

In the 1996 cult classic Happy Gilmore our hockey-obsessed eponymous hero gets a date with the girl of his dreams, the PGA PR director Virginia Bennett portrayed by Julie Bowen and decides to take her on a romantic ice skating date. This is a very, very young Julie Bowen (above), presumably before she was defiledContinue reading “Talk about your all-time backfires”

¡Ay, it’s a pirate’s life for me!

It’s probably never wise to admit publicly to committing a crime, but there’s only like 10 or 15 people or so reading these posts and like old Red riding the bus down to Zihuatanejo to meet back up with Andy, it’s hard to imagine the US or Mexican government sending in the federales to dealContinue reading “¡Ay, it’s a pirate’s life for me!”

A trip along I-94 and Memory Lane

We visited Battle Creek for the first time in 16 months on Sunday, spent some time with my lifelong friend Chad, and said goodbye to my mother for awhile.  The drive back to metro Detroit was spent mostly in silence, accidentally giving me a chance to reflect on the drive between Detroit and Battle CreekContinue reading “A trip along I-94 and Memory Lane”

Without a home during a pandemic

It’s been a tumultuous several weeks, but we closed the sale of our house Friday and have been spending the last several days bouncing from hotel to hotel here in Las Vegas before we fly back to Michigan to spend the holidays. Were it not for COVID, this would much more fun of an adventure,Continue reading “Without a home during a pandemic”

I regret to remind you that the United States is absolutely fucked

Yay, Joe Biden won. But the rot that exists inside the United States, mostly with brain-dead right-wingers who are spoon-fed fascist propaganda 24 hours a day by a network owned by a nihilistic, elderly Australian billionaire, is not going anywhere any time soon I assure you. The President has gotten his fake DOJ investigation andContinue reading “I regret to remind you that the United States is absolutely fucked”

Our long national nightmare is (almost) over – for now

It would be fair to say I have a lot of feelings and emotions about the confirmation that Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States in 75 days.  Of course, relief is the most overwhelming one. I’ve been very clear that the re-election of Donald Trump could have been the deathContinue reading “Our long national nightmare is (almost) over – for now”