"Wisdom's a gift but you'd trade it for youth ...
- Ossining, New York, United States
- February 28
- I am the author of "Send In the Clown Car: The Road to the White House 2012," currently available on Amazon and CreateSpace. I'm currently semi-retired after 23 years in a corporate environment. My motto: The conventional wisdom has too much convention, not enough wisdom. Corollary: Even Einstein was wrong sometimes, and you're not Einstein.
MY RECENT POSTS
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January 31, 2014 01:26AM
- Christmas: The Top Stories
December 22, 2013 11:41PM
- 25 Pleasures From 2013
December 15, 2013 08:08PM
- The 2013 Year-End News Quiz
December 07, 2013 09:51PM
- Tin Foil Hat Sold Separately
November 18, 2013 12:05AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Man, I wish I could
think of something wise to say
I can't. Just keep
- “Now that I know the
story, I'll be rooting for
March 06, 2014 12:45PM
- “When I graduate, I'll be
doing what most graduates do:
back into my
March 06, 2014 12:42PM
- “Sorry to hear about your
continued suffering. I can
how frustrated you
February 28, 2014 04:45PM
- “Oh, so you haven't
changed your mind?”
February 25, 2014 02:54PM
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I haven’t seen the movie Moneyball yet, though I’m anxious to (I hear there is a talented, good-looking guy playing David Justice). As a serious baseball fan (whose mind is still boggled by th/… Read full post »
Many people have a visceral dislike for defense attorneys. Mention the attorneys for O.J. Simpson or Casey Anthony, and these people will spit. They wonder how these lawyers can sleep at night after a day spent defending a scumbag.
But so… Read full post »
We are gullible, every one of us. Especially including myself.
The Internet is a treasure trove of information: facts, documents, opinions of all stripes. Except for the limitations of time, there really is no reason for us to be ill-informed a/… Read full post »
I had that dream again last night. I have variations of that dream frequently. The details of the dream change each t/… Read full post »
“Hey, hon, I’m all out of beer, grab me a six-pack. … Read full post »
Ten years ago? I remember it like it was yesterday.
I remember that it was a beautiful morning: deep blue sky, pleasant temperature, low humidity, the kind of perfect September day when you want to call in sick and have an end-of-summer picnic./…
There’s quite a crowd here for the first annual Open Salon Labor Day Weekend Cookout. And why wou/… Read full post »
While avoiding the drenching downpour of Irene, I mindlessly surfed the Net – well, I do everything mindlessly - and learned a few things that I didn’t know – and there’s a lot I don’t know - so I’ve turned them into trivia questions. I don’t have any v… Read full post »
This is perfect weather for me since “I was born in a crossfire hurricane,” so tonight and tomorrow, it will just be “you and me and rain on the roof.” I don’t care if the “surf’s up, mmm-hmm, aboard a tidal wave,” stay away fr/… Read full post »
I don’t wish to make light of tragedy, but: “Brain-Eating Amoeba?” Didn’t I see that movie on Chiller Theater when I was 14? If the world is becoming a 1950s horror film, we’re doomed.
Wait… Read full post »
"Hubby sure prayed my gay away!"
There are so many wonderful things posted every day in Open Salon. Hardly a day goes by that I don't read something here that makes me laugh out loud or go, "Wow!"
But ….. sometimes ….. it ……. gets &helli… Read full post »
For years, I’ve collected the appalling, the inane and the ridiculous from newspapers and online news sources. Here are a few of my favorites:
Criminal Genius: Non-golfer Kayti Dryer tried smuggling cocaine from the Car/… Read full post »
Yesterday, I got a phone call from my mail-order pharmacy. One of my medications had no refills left and the pharmacy was going to call my general practitioner to renew the prescription.
“I’m sorry, Mr. Cuss, we are unable to renew your p… Read full post »
I think it’s no coincidence that, within days of the most disgusting, disgraceful and damaging partisan fiasco in my lifetime, both Mark Hatfield and Hugh Carey passed away. They were everything that most politicians today are not – reasonable and open to comprom/… Read full post »
I am proud to call Amy McVay Abbott, aka Bernadine Spitzsnogle, my friend. I am happy whenever one of her emails appears in my inbox because, besides displaying her sly wit and pithy observational skills, it will likely include an act of generosity. After all, Amy is p/… Read full post »
Possibly my last post before our economy goes sailing over the cliff like Thelma and Louise, or as The Onion put it, “Congress Continues Debate Over Whether Or Not Nation Should Be Economically Ruined”:
I may have stepped in it a little with my Amy W… Read full post »
For the past few years, I’ve been amused that the Town Supervisor of Harrison, N.Y., where I worked for 23 years, is named Joan Walsh. I’ve wondered more than once what Harrison’s Walsh would say while watching Salon’s Walsh battling it out on Hardbal… Read full post »
A couple of times in the past year, I’ve resisted the urge to jokingly describe some absurdity as “more believable than Amy Winehouse showing up at a concert sober.” In each case I resisted the urge because there is nothing funny about substance/… Read full post »
Alright, Alysa, here you go: some of my new favorite things.
Those moments right before I go to sleep or right after I wake up. OK, going to sleep and waking up are not exactly new, but I’m finding that they are my most creative times. I/… Read full post »
This Friday, be there for the big event you’ve all been waiting for.
Yes, the remodeled and expanded Bliss Pointe Mall is about to reopen! Many of your favorite stores are back, brighter, louder and more customer-friendly than ever.&nbs/…
The Gershwins lied.
It’s summertime, but the livin’ most definitely is not easy. Let’s face it: summer is overrated. You know it, I know it, even the Gershwins knew it; that song from Porgy and Bess was followed by scenes of g/… Read full post »