Forget it, Jake. This is the blogosphere.
- 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
- The OC: Ten Things I'd Like to
June 24, 2014 06:16PM
- Writer's Block
May 25, 2014 09:26PM
- I Don't Live in Mister Rogers'
May 06, 2014 03:36PM
- Kiss Me, I'm Irish. I Think.
March 16, 2014 04:44PM
- Kitty Genovese, 50 Years Later
March 12, 2014 08:14PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Everything about the
Rice story is disgraceful. He
her out. Knocked.
- “"Hey: it's a test." Is
that like "To Serve Man: it's
- “Scotch is always better
July 22, 2014 08:16PM
- “Agreed, it is pretty
disreputable. But - to thwart
Yankees' plans - what
July 19, 2014 03:06PM
- “I enjoy people watching.
I don't really worry about
watching me. As
July 18, 2014 11:46PM
Cranky Cuss's Links
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- Writing About Music
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I haven’t done one of these in months, so it's longer than usual. And I haven’t yet written about some of my favorite records of the year: Paul Simon, Todd Snider, Wild Flag, the Buddy Holly tribute record and (probably) the Jay-Z/Kanye one. … Read full post »
Alexander Grant was a 19-year-old student at Boston College. Lauren Speirer was a 20-year-old college student at Indiana University. Both of them grew up within 15 minutes of where I live.
Unfortunately, that’s not the only thing they have in c… Read full post »
Occasionally, I’d like a do-over. Last week I wrote a parody of the Occupy Wall Street rally (though a couple of readers didn’t get that it was parody). Later, I realized a funnier idea would have been having Wall Street fat cats occupy an economicall/… Read full post »
I am not a Luddite, but I have been offered membership in their club many times.
I’m always slow to embrace change. Even now, I only use my cell phone for calls and the occasional text message. Although I have been a mainframe compu/… Read full post »
(With apologies to Stephen E.F. Brown for stealing his article this week in the San Francisco Business Times. My comments are in parentheses.)
Salon.com, the erstwhile darling of Internet news sites (like Newt Gingrich, the Internet abandoned its… Read full post »
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 »