Suck it, 2016. Suck it hard.

The following list contains the names of just a handful of the people we lost in 2016. These are just the more widely known people. The Grim Reaper must have been getting some major OT this year. January 4: Robert Stigwood, manager (Cream, the Bee Gees); producer ('Saturday Night Fever', 'Grease') 6: Pat Harrington, actor … Continue reading Suck it, 2016. Suck it hard.


If it weren’t for Facebook…

People who know me are probably sick by now of hearing how much I hate Facebook, yet can't bring myself to actually leave Facebook, since most people won't give me their cell phone numbers and/or email addresses, but instead say, "Just hit me up on Facebook." But that's just it: I don't WANT to hit … Continue reading If it weren’t for Facebook…

Super Bowl Exlix musings

So the Super Bowl was last night. Two teams about which I could not possibly care less playing for a ridiculous amount of money. (Don't get me started on the NFL's status as a [exaggerated air quotes] "not for profit" company.) Anyway, here are some thoughts on last night's ridiculous spectacle: -Three hours before kickoff, … Continue reading Super Bowl Exlix musings

RIP Oscar Taveras 1992-2014

As with many members of Cardinal Nation (ugh, how I hate that term), I was shocked last night to hear of the tragic passing of the Cardinals' very promising young prospect, Oscar Taveras, and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo. They were tragically killed in a car crash in Taveras' home country of the Dominican Republic. My … Continue reading RIP Oscar Taveras 1992-2014

It’s the Pu-pocalypse!

No, not the POO-pocalypse- that is what happens after a night of White Castle and Milwaukee's Best. I said the PU-pocalypse, of which "Cardinal Nation" is in the midst due to Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals not coming to terms on a contract extension by today's noon deadline. Now I am the first to admit … Continue reading It’s the Pu-pocalypse!

The kindness of strangers

I'm in Westport Plaza this weekend for the wife's company's annual "management appreciation" weekend (basically, it's a weekend-long drunk disguised as "work" because they go to meetings on Saturday). I drove up to the McDonald's at the edge of the Westport compound for a couple Egg McMuffins and coffee.  As I'm eating, the TV is showing … Continue reading The kindness of strangers


From patriotism: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country; national loyalty. Tomorrow is the 9th anniversary of the most brutal terrorist attack on American soil in our history.  Every year at this time, emails and posts flood our inboxes and Facebook walls with fluff messages about "Never Forget", often backed by some overused Lee Greenwood or Toby Keith song, reminding us … Continue reading Patriotism?

One juror: PRICELESS

You're kidding me, right? I mean, seriously, lone Blagjovonovajayjayjonovich juror, you're joking, right? Ex-Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, accused of 24 different counts- not the least of which being trying to sell President Obama's Senate seat, something he was caught ON TAPE doing- was "only" guilty of lying to a federal agent?! So tell us... was … Continue reading One juror: PRICELESS