On The Best Time I Was a Teenage Ayn Rand Worshipper

This article is a case study in my favorite quote about Rand:

“There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old’s life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."
― John Rogers

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

One half of folk comedy duo Garfunkel and Oates is Kate Micucci. She has talked many times about finding out what her last name really means.

Posted on January 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1

On When a Man Writes a Woman

Allison Poole in Story of My Life by Jay McInerney was written in the first person.

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm 0

On A Visit to a Ghost Town: Whittier, AK (Pop. 223)

I went to Whittier in July on a whim. We were staying in Anchorage with a friend and the forecast for the next day was bright and sunny. We got there just in time to take a glacier cruise and the sights and wildlife were just stunning. It was easily the nicest day of the whole trip.

And while it may not have many permanent residents, between the cruise ships and the daily train excursion, it fills up during the day with tourists. On the waterfront there are two restaurants, an ice cream shop, a couple of gift stores and a ton of boat/kayak/fishing rental places. I've seen far less vibrant 'downtown' areas all over the lower 48.

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0

On The Best Time I Tweeted About Private Parts

My favorite #DescribeYourPenisWithAMovie was Bedknobs and Broomsticks which I thought struck just the right balance between obscureness, topic relevence, and children's movie creepiness, but nobody seemed to notice or care.

Posted on June 20, 2011 at 1:40 pm 4

On Welcome to the Hairpin!

This is so cool. When do the bannings begin?

Posted on October 25, 2010 at 9:33 am 0