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Dear “Brofessionals” and “Brogrammers” and other “Bro-idiots”

As far as I can tell, this is how you see yourselves: I honestly can’t imagine why you would aspire to that. Maybe you think that if you buy some excessively-large sunglasses, pop your collar, gel your hair, and look surly for no reason, then you too can stand next to vacant, surly-looking women in […]

All news is bad news

For much of my life, I lived in or around Fitchburg, Massachusetts.  I moved away when I got married, which was just a few years ago. I still have family and friends in the area, and still have some interest in what goes on there. So it was with some sadness that I read in […]

Frequently-asked Rhetorical Questions

It has come to my attention that the World Wide Web is littered with websites such as the neuron-apoptosingly stupid Yahoo! Answers, where you can ask strangers to answer questions like “Who was that guy that played Porkins in Star Wars?” and “Is this a tumor?” If my parents ever used this website, their response to […]

Songs for the Unemployed

I’ve been unemployed for the last several months. It’s not a lot of fun. Mostly it’s boring and tedious, because looking for a new job is boring and tedious. There are also only so many times you can answer the question “So, how’s the job search going?” before you just want to strangle the well-meaning […]

How Not to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

These days, it seems like everyone has plans for survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse. In fact, it’s hard to keep track of all the new zombie-centric movies, video games, comics, and old-fashioned books that focus on zombies, and a good number of these feature either explicit or implicit tips for survival (Max […]