Category Archives: Just Fun

I Was Born This Way

I was reading the Knuckledraggin’ blog, and Ken had a post up about yet another gender identification crisis. Reading the article I found myself becoming uncharacteristically introspective. We’ve all heard about gender-neutral, gender-fluid, gender-retro-normative, gender-semi-diplastic-thermoset and so on. I have finally figured out where I fit on the spectrum. I am coming out today as […]

Introducing Miles Mathis

It has been a busy year. We sold our place in Georgia, have been banging away at some short-fused client work, moved to Tennessee, and are in the middle of scouting the location for our new facilities. Been too busy to write much, but wanted to take some time for a long-overdue introduction to Miles […]


File this post under the category TMI. About fifteen years ago, I had my first root canal. Back in the day, root canals were these horrific events. When I finally had one done, it wasn’t a big deal at all, no more than a usual filling. Technology, techniques and materials had advanced so much that […]

Happiness Lemonade

Burglary lemons? Make happiness lemonade. Last week, a friend mentioned to me that he broke his dining room table. I, on the other hand, had a spare dining room table, an enormous monstrosity which was part of the furniture ensemble that filled up my Atlanta McMansion back in the day. Some of the local degenerates […]

No Fructose Corn Syrup

At the trade show last week, no outside food or beverages were allowed. Instead, vendors inside were giving food and beverages away to promote their products to the attendees. Because our family had stopped drinking sugared beverages a long time ago, I asked the show operators if we could bring in water. The operators said […]

Yankee? Hardly.

Knuckledraggin posted an article questioning the practice of eating fried chicken with utensils, to which I replied, admitting to this dining habit. The subsequent good-natured Knuckledraggin response, and selected commentary, incorrectly identified your author as a Yankee. The following is typical of the sort of well-groomed, finely detailed, factually accurate, and calmly-delivered lambast that one […]

Hey, I Eat Fried Chicken With a Fork and a Knife

Knuckledraggin posted this article, about some dolt who sued a restaurant for not having forks and knives. But then Wirecutter asked the question: Besides, who eats fried chicken with a knife and fork anyways? Hey, I do. Is that strange? Of course it is. That is one little bit of bon vivant that I enjoy. […]

Future America: Up Goer Five

I’m introducing a new article series called Future America. This series will talk about the degenerating culture and standards, and the impact this degeneration will have on you and your planning. It won’t be all grim, though, some of it will be fun, like this one. Today, I ran across this xkcd drawing showing the […]