Pet Peeves II

Well, since AnonComm seems to think I need to make it a regular feature, and since I can't come up with anything [original] about which to write, I've decided I'm going to make another partial list of my pet peeves.  Y'all may remember my post a couple weeks ago about more or less innocuous things … Continue reading Pet Peeves II


St. Patrick’s Day

Or as I call it, Let's Drink For The Sake Of Drinking And Use The Excuse Of "Ethnic Heritage" Day. Oh, come on, people... "Everybody's Irish on St. Patrick's Day"?!  Jeez... looking for a justification for your alcoholism much? St. Patrick's Day is nothing more than yet another ridiculous late-winter "holiday" along with Groundhog Day … Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day

The other useless February “holiday”

Oh, like my Groundhog Day post didn't lend itself to a similar Valentine's Day post.  Don't act so shocked.  And yes, I think I posted something similar last year or the year before, but all my posts disappeared late last year, so I'm doing it again.  Shut up and read it. |+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+| This coming Sunday … Continue reading The other useless February “holiday”

Groundhog Day… seriously?!

I am absolutely stunned that, in the year 2010, not only are there people that still consider Groundhog Day to be a legitimate "holiday", but more so that there are STILL people- grown adults!- that buy in to all this groundhog bullshit. I mean really, really buy in to it. Look, I can appreciate Punxsutawney, … Continue reading Groundhog Day… seriously?!

Dear 2009: Don’t let the door hit ya…

As we get ready to welcome 2010 at midnight Friday, I thought I'd take a moment to bitch-slap 2009 for being such a screwed-up year before I unceremoniously kick it to the curb. 2009 will, in my opinion, be known as the year of Dead Celebrities.  2009 saw the deaths of many famous people- some … Continue reading Dear 2009: Don’t let the door hit ya…

Giving thanks… and not so much

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. I just thought I'd take a little time to share some of the things for which I am thankful, and some for which I'm not quite as thankful. |+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+|+| Obviously, first and foremost, I'm thankful for my wife and two little Johanns (who aren't so little anymore), without whom I'd be afloat … Continue reading Giving thanks… and not so much

Real men get suspended for wearing pink

There was this story in the SJ-R today. Yes, I agree:  the bus driver should have asked prior to wearing the all-offending tie, to make sure his pinhead supervisor was okay with it.  They DO have a dress code.  But holy crap, is calling awareness to one of the largest causes of death among women … Continue reading Real men get suspended for wearing pink