Sometimes you have two choices: Laugh or retire to a room with padded walls. The next four years will be one of those situations, so I’ve compiled a playlist for dealing with the Chump presidency: The Gap Band, “You Dropped a Bomb on Me.” For the record, I have no idea why these guys are […]Read more "A Playlist for the Chump Presidency"
After a recent Google-fest, I learned that there is no record of Marie Antoinette actually saying the quote famously attributed to her. In response to reports the peasants were starving and had no bread to eat, she supposedly said, “Let them eat cake.” While there’s no proof she actually said that line, she did spend […]Read more "How Marie Antoinette Could Have Kept Her Head: An Alternative History"
I’m going to be honest: I get jealous over stupid shit, and I bet if you really think about it, you do too. When I saw a story this weekend about a fired Cracker Barrel employee whose husband demanded answers from the company’s corporate Facebook page, I got jealous. Not because I ever wanted to […]Read more "Brad’s Wife Fired: Cracker Barrel Under Fire Because The Internet"
Why do authors write stories? There are a lot of reasons people write, and I can’t speak for everyone, but I think we make up stories to tell ourselves the truth. When I was a kid, my parents wouldn’t let me have friends over because they didn’t want anyone to see how badly our house was falling […]Read more "Reasons People Write: Why We Write Fiction to Tell Our Truths"
I get some of my best ideas from talking about random crap on social media. (I’m not wasting time on Facebook, I’m working on my writing, hello?). This week I was inspired by a post about how the number of people who saw Fifty Shades of Grey somehow means no one should be offended by […]Read more "Pennywise for President—Clown in the Oval Office?"
Recently, a Facebook friend I don’t know personally and probably only friended because we both play the same game, posted a meme full of misinformation about the chump, er, Donald Trump. It ended with the phrase, “Correct me if I’m wrong,” so I decided to do just that. The first line of these meme claimed […]Read more "Correct Me If I’m Wrong: Challenge Accepted"
I sometimes think that if sarcasm and snark were marketable skills, I would be rich right now, instead of broke and living with my parents. The other day I was at the store, buying widgets to resell online. I had found some at a pretty good price (in other words, I could resell them profitably with […]Read more "The Lost Art of Sarcasm"