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10 Random Memories From My First All-Inclusive Vacation, Oceano Palace, Mazatlan, Mexico

I’m a fairly obsessive journal keeper (less so since I’ve become an obsessive blogger) ūüėČ so, as we get closer to another all-inclusive adventure, it was fun to go back and re-read my entries from when Shea and I went to our first all-inclusive – the Oceano Palace in Mazatlan in 2000. (I’m also an […]

Friday Fun Link – Sean Spicer’s Alternative Alphabet

This is pretty funny, especially the one for “L” as that’s a word that our 3-year old has made up for herself as well!

How Louie CK Tells A Joke

I have so many “mini-interests” in my life and comedy is one things I’ve long loved (I remember going into the Luther College library in undergrad intending to do a paper that was due the next day, stumbling upon a book on the “philosophy of comedy” or some such thing and then ending up doing […]

The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives Is Deeper Than You Think

It might not be as simple as people consciously choosing which philosophies they prefer to follow – whether we’re liberal or conservative¬† might be part of our deeper psychology.   According to the experts who study political leanings, liberals and conservatives do not just see things differently. They are different‚ÄĒin their personalities and even their […]

Friday Fun Link – Bad Lip Reading (Inauguration Day)

I said I don’t want to be “all Trump, all the time” on this blog but he’s the gift that just keeps on giving (or infuriating – both of which are likely to make me post something!)

Forget 1984: These Five Dystopias Better Reflect Trump’s USA

With the almost unbelievable¬†events in the US since Trump was elected, George Orwell’s classic novel, originally released in 1949, which details a dystopian future¬†society where the government spies on, controls and lies to its citizens,¬†has¬†hit the top of the Amazon bestseller list. But there are other books that even better capture the dread and doom […]

Some *Real* (Not “Alternative”) Facts About #muslimban

Fears of Islamic Terrorists are greatly overblown. ¬†Even if this ten-year average accounted for 9/11 deaths, Americans are *still* more likely to be killed getting hit by a bus! Trump’s “Muslim Ban” shows why he’s in a conflicted position as the first non-elected, non-military person to serve as President of the United States… Even *if* […]

86 Books Barack Obama Recommended During His Presidency

  Another thing I’m going to miss about Obama is that, unlike Cheeto Jesus, Obama¬†was actually a reader. For the record… 1. The Naked and the Dead, Norman Mailer 2. One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garc√≠a M√°rquez 3. The Golden Notebook, Doris Lessing 4. The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston 5. Brown Girl Dreaming, […]

10 Best Nicknames for @realdonaldtrump

Trump is infamous for giving catchy nicknames to his political opponents. ¬†Both others have returned the favour… Cheeto Jesus Trumpster Fire The Talking Yam Fuckface Von Clownstick Short-Fingered Vulgarian Pissident of the United States Hair Hitler Trumplethinskin Forrest Trump Putin’s Puppet

Music Monday – “What do you want your world to look like?/What do you want it to be?/Do you know that a wall has two sides?/And nobody is free?”

Less than a week until Donald Trump is President of the United States. ¬†(How surreal is that sentence?) I’m not a big “trigger warning/NSFW” guy but this video might not be for everyone. Let the resistance begin… “Make America Great Again” – Pussy Riot