Category Archives: Humor

All in the (Eagle) Family!

I rediscovered this photo from 2012 and wanted to share it! Two teenage (juvenile) Bald Eagles… …and their parents… Remind you of any human families you know?! (Click to Enlarge)

A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

A Confederacy of Dunces is one of my all time favorites! The story behind the book is almost as improbable… a first novel by a young unknown author who then commits suicide… a mother who refuses to give up after many rejections… a little help from an academic and the NEA… once published it takes […]

When I Grow Up I Want to Be…

Walking in my old Moline Ill neighborhood, I came across this sidewalk slogan…  When I grow up I want to be a Vet, Artist, or a WWF Star. Kids these days!

Medieval Help Desk Skit

Pitch perfect portrayal of the user support conundrum!

Nice Rack!

Talk about over-engineered! Reminds me of the Irish Elk of evolutionary fame.

Must be a Tough Life!

My nemesis taking a break.

Catch-22 of the Digital Age

I like to listen to audiobooks on my iPod. I have a subscription to Audible.com and buy one or two books a month. In the beginning things were fine, but about two years ago iTunes stopped remembering my Audible password. I get around this by double-clicking on any Audible file and put in my password […]

A Christmas Story by Bob Clark

A Christmas Story Bob Clark 1983 My favorite holiday movie. Great portrayal of a the trials and tribulations of a young boy growing up in the Midwest. The main character’s obsession with getting a Red Rider BB Gun for Christmas is one of the best portrayals of what it’s like to be a child that […]

American Icons (Studio360)

I’ve been a big fan of Kurt Andersen’s Studio360 over the years, and the American Icons series includes some of his best work. His musings on Moby-Dick, (check out Moby-Dude!), The Wizard of Oz, Appalachian Spring, and Emily Dickinson are my favorites.

Is There an Artificial God? by Douglas Adams

I’ve been a fan of Douglas Adams’ writing for many years. He is mostly known for his humorous science fiction but he was actually an important thinker and philosopher. A year after his death in 2001 his friends published several miscellaneous stories and essays as the book The Salmon of Doubt. As with many posthumous collections […]