Crazy Uncle Albie

gore.jpgI apologize in advance for another quick blog about America’s favorite crazy Uncle Albie.

Last night on 60 minutes, they devoted an entire segment to yet another story on how Uncle Albie is going to save us all from the “Global Climate Crisis.”

I swear I saw that same story like 3 months ago. Does he have some kind of appearance contract with CBS?

But whatever… causes are awesome. I think everyone should have at least one…

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I Want to be an Alarmist When I Grow Up

alarmbell.jpgLast night I was listening to a radio report on my way home from work which detailed with tiring accuracy (thanks PBS+NPR) the current reality and possible future eventualities of polar ice melting.

It was a briliant piece of scientific speculation, if I’ve ever heard one. When the words “likely” and “probable” are used more that “does” and “is”, then you know you’ve got a live one.

But it got me thinking; there is no better position to be in than that of an alarmist.

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The Fonz and The Theory of Modern Coolness

fonzie.jpgI was driving to work today and, while stopped at a stoplight, peered in my rearview mirror to see none other than THE Arthur Fonzerelli driving a car directly behind me. Yes, the actor’s real name is Henry Winckler, but I’m not sure if it was actually Henry Winckler back there. All I know is I looked back and saw The Fonz!

Which brings me to today’s subject, coolness.

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Beard and Ponytail Convention

I’ve been spending the last 3 days as an exhibitor in a technical theater convention, and let me tell you — it has been a TREAT! The people watching alone was worth the insane price I paid for a table and two chairs in the very back corner of the convention hall.

It’s mostly because of the beards. It’s like the ‘beard’ convention… Continue reading Beard and Ponytail Convention