Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number

Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number

24

Jan

2012

Considering the prominence we give it in our society, Americans seem to have a lot of trouble talking about money.All sorts of odd communicational shorthand has arisen around the rather simple concept of money, to the degree that we have found ourselves voluntarily handicapped when discussing the very thing we have built ou ...
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Justified and Ancient

Justified and Ancient

17

Jan

2012

Rather than do the predictable, not to mention timely and sensible, thing and write about the season première of Justified, I thought I'd take a different approach.  Raylan Givens, the quick-triggered U.S. marshal who is the protagonist of the show, is played by Timothy Olyphant, who also played Seth Bullock, the quick-te ...
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Maudlin Recipe Envisioned

Maudlin Recipe Envisioned

16

Jan

2012

Food-addicted man-hog that I am, I somehow manage to miss key developments in industrial nutrition technology.  I often fail to see the consumption-enhancement forest for the new-flavor-of-Slurpee trees, to put it another way; by way of example, despite its fascinating nature and evocative name, I only just yesterday found ...
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Gently Rock The Vote

Gently Rock The Vote

7

Jan

2012

The state of the nation as Baby 2012 makes its squalling entrance is extremely hard to gauge.  The answer to the question of where we are politically, as is often the case, depends entirely on where you are standing, and what sort of filter you are looking through at the world around you.  From one position, the country i ...
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Especially If You And Me See It In Together

Especially If You And Me See It In Together

5

Jan

2012

Welcome to 2012, Ludic legions!Whoa, I was channeling Stan Lee for a minute there, he must have gotten bottle service and nodded off.  Anyway, I'd like to take this opportunity to usher in the new year and let you know what's up for this site and for me in general, because if you're reading this, you've expressed an unexpl ...
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