Author’s note: Recently singer Kid Rock announced he was running for Congress, and actor/wrestler The Rock said he was going to run for president in 2020. With so many celebrities running for office, I started wondering what an all-celebrity, no-politician election cycle would look like in the not-so-distant future. The Rock, Kid Rock, Chris Rock, […]Read more "How an All-Celebrity Election Season Transforms The Oscars"
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 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?"
Last week my novel Fail to the Chief, a political satire that envisions the presidential election as a reality show, was published—less than ten months after I finished writing it. No, it wasn’t a Nanowrimo novel, although I do attempt that every year. To give you some perspective on my Nano accomplishments, the first time I […]Read more "From Presidential Election to Presidential Parody: Writing Fail to the Chief"
As you probably know if you spend half as much time on social media as I do, yesterday two presidential candidates got into a Twitter fight over who has the prettier wife. No, I’m not joking. For once I’m being serious. It all started when an anti-Trump SuperPAC ran an ad with a picture of […]Read more "Penises, Supermodels, Tiny Hands, and Other Important Issues in the 2016 Presidential Election"
Should We Legalize Marijuana? Right now, a lot of people are wondering if or why medical marijuana should be legal. Why shouldn’t it be? First, let’s talk about some drugs that are already available legally with a prescription. A few weeks ago, I had a tooth pulled. The oral surgeon wanted to try to put me […]Read more "Why We Should Just Legalize Medical Marijuana Everywhere Already"