Posted on Saturday, 30th May, 2020
Posted on Wednesday, 29th April, 2020
After about 70 years, MAD Magazine has gone into permanent reruns. But read my article on the history of the magazine and comic book.
Posted on Monday, 30th March, 2020
This is not my original idea, but I think it bears repeating. There have been a lot of jokes about how people of my generation, who grew up in the 1980s and 90s and witnessed the information revolution, have seen so much change and how young adults and children cannot relate to how things were done a few decades ago. Well…do you think the kids of the 1880s and 90s who witnessed the industrial revolution, went through the exact same thing?
“You kids and your fancy radios and phonographs. In my day, if you wanted music, you had to play it yourself!”
“What do you mean, ‘Who’s that?’ That’s John Philip Sousa! He was the greatest musician of my generation! Marches are not dead! Go to your room!”
“Oh, Mr. Eighth grade education thinks he knows more than me, huh?”
“You know, you’re lucky you get to use the bathroom indoors. And don’t even get me started about this ‘toilet paper.’”
“Kids today, getting their picture taken like twice a year.”
“Yes, I know pencils and fountain pens are more convenient, but my child doesn’t even know what an inkwell is. What are the schools teaching these days?”
Posted on Saturday, 7th March, 2020
“A Republican lawmaker in Missouri has introduced a bill targeting drag queen story hour events at public libraries that would set up parental review boards to approve events and penalize librarians with potential fines and jail time for violations.
State Rep. Ben Baker’s Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act would require all Missouri public libraries to establish parental review boards, with members elected by voters, that would approve library display material and events.”
Well, my family wasn’t about to stand for that. My wife, daughter and I joined about 300 fabulous protestors to let the legislature know there is no room for censorship in public libraries.
Posted on Wednesday, 5th February, 2020
Today, the U.S. Senate showed their loyalty to the president, rather than to the constitution. I can’t wait to vote that sap out in November.
Posted on Wednesday, 29th January, 2020
The party of small government has no problem regulating your body if you are transgender. Or a woman in general.