MY RECENT POSTS
May 12, 2013 02:11AM
- "Why do they hate us?"
September 16, 2012 03:02PM
- Misty Shoreline
March 17, 2012 05:29AM
- Battling Entropy For Fun And
March 06, 2012 04:17AM
- Pepper's Soul
February 02, 2012 07:45PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Dang it, the latter part
of my second sentence up there
May 13, 2013 07:40PM
- “I'm glad you've weighed
in here, Mark. One thing
excels at is in
May 13, 2013 07:36PM
- “Hi all, and of COURSE
I'm going to deny involvement
May 12, 2013 08:28PM
- “Ah'm an ay-uSswipe
too-oo-hOo? Sweet Jay-sus Ken,
wickedly barbed yet
May 12, 2013 03:10PM
- “Hey James, did ya catch
Kenneth Stevie's WIT thar?
May 12, 2013 01:52PM
Congratulations, everyone; it worked perfectly! Let's give a rousing cheer to Osama bin Laden and Josef Goebbels and Dick Cheney and the head of the American Nazi Party and the leaders of Lashkar-e Taiba and Black September and the Irgun and the oil company CEOs and to every other fanatic and… Read full post »
We took a break yesterday from gardening so Sirenita could show me some of her old haunts. She's part mermaid, so we wound up exploring the Pacific shoreline around the Golden Gate - though it was a foggy, drizzly day, it was beautiful and mysterious and unlike any… Read full post »
I woke up the other day not knowing where I was. Urban sounds; traffic, rain falling on pavement, people talking on the sidewalk below. What the hell?
After a few seconds of sleep-induced confusion I remembered - San Francisco. Sirenita Lake's place. … Read full post »
I've had Pepper since 1995. Angie's dog had just been stolen, so I asked my friend Randy if he would give us one of Chica's pups. He immediately brought Pepper over, a few weeks old and as fat as a little sausage, and told me "She's yours, but only if you take care… Read full post »
Why can't the Republicans figure out who they want to be president? Does Mitt Romney still have a chance against Newt Gingrich? Will Newt become the nominee for the GOP's presidential run in 2012? If he does, will he be able to defeat Barack Obama?
These are the questions… Read full post »
I'll never forget when I first met Tink. I was in Fargo for the annual Scrap Metal and Ketamine Fancier's Gala Ball, and after the midget wrestling but before the dancing llama show I wound up at this dive on the edge of town called LuLu's Titty Emporium. There was an… Read full post »
NSFW: This post contains macro photography of flowers
On a recent trip to Boise I was surprised by what a nice little city it is, and one of the nicest things about it was the beautiful rose garden near downtown. Though it was late October there were still thousands/… Read full post »
The Osage Indians called September "The Moon of Yellow Flowers." It's October now, but I thought I'd share some photos from last week which demonstrate how appropriate the name is. These were taken Sept. 28th at Melvern Reservoir in Osage County, Kan… Read full post »
Unemployment is hovering stubbornly at around nine percent. Housing starts are down for the fourth month in a row. Europe is poised on the brink of a Lehman Brothers-like financial collapse. Our political system seems broken beyond repair and Ugly America is ascendant as Tea Partiers… Read full post »
Finally, all you hardcore Thugfanz out there have something to celebrate. Nothing's been heard from Union Thug since their debut EP and a brief but legendary tour in 2009, but the faithful need weep no longer; after a long, unexplained hiatus, t… Read full post »
Summer is on the wane, and as always when this time of year rolls around I feel a wistful, poignant sense of...
Fuck it, I can't do this, not now, not with this aching void in my heart and even a slight burning in my groin area which may or may not be something… Read full post »
In recent years the Appalachian-derived branch of my family has taken to holding reunions each summer in the southwestern part of West Virginia, and I was able to attend this year and last. Before the reunions I'd never been to West Virginia, but I immediately fell in l… Read full post »
Remember when this photo of Michele Bachmann caused such a furor last week? The outrage was driven by a belief in certain quarters that Newsweek had intentionally chosen an unflattering pic of Congresswoman Bachmann for their cover. In short, the picture makes her look kinda… Read full post »
A few years back I attended a herb symposium in Norton, Massachusetts. It's held annually on the campus of Wheaton College and is "A weekend of herbal workshops and lectures from the world's leading teachers. The International Herb Symposium is well known for representing a wide range of id… Read full post »
Q: What do snuff porn and our news media have in common?
A: They both dwell lovingly on, and profit from, the violent deaths of young females.
To be fair, neither industry could exist without a demand for their products. The average American - a demographic which avoids hard new… Read full post »
In wake of attempts to hack Lockhead Martin, I hit an old lady with my car. She ended up no longer able to spread misinformation about medical conditions.
I have a tattoo saying "The Werewolf of Loup Garou."
When my six-year-old kissed another boy, he got viole… Read full post »
1. A few minutes ago as I was walking through my kitchen I saw something on the floor which I thought might be one of those little melba toast thingies they put in Chex Party Mix. I tried to pick it up, because I like those thingies, but it turned… Read full post »
It's kinda funny how the same crowd who passionately advocate for women's rights and who want to "take back the night" seem to have a blind spot regarding leftist douchebags who think it's permissible to take some pussy or to otherwise disregard a woman's wishes. &… Read full post »
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGERY
I guess Obama not releasing Bin Laden's death photos is a good thing. It does seem, though, that for a nation at war we have a pretty weak stomach. For going on ten years now people have been dying and suffering grievous injury from o… Read full post »
My niece got married this evening. I was delegated the responsibility of making a CD and playing the tunes at the appropriate times, about 6 or 7 songs all told, no worries. I got to the site of the wedding with my disc and all they had was a little boombox… Read full post »
Everyone knows about the Motown sound, but many aren't aware that rhythms coming out of New Orleans in the '50s and '60s heavily influenced the course of northern soul and R&B. Southern soul, as it came to be known, was born from a melange of blues, country, e… Read full post »
The tallgrass prairie of eastern Kansas looks timeless, but it isn't a static ecosystem. There is constant encroachment from woodland biomes to the east, and periodic burning, along with grazing animals and drought, prevents a prairie from turning into a forest. &… Read full post »
I've been a member of OS for two and a half years now, and despite having the best of intentions to fit in and fly right, I have, on at least one and possibly even on two occasions, made remarks which deviated from the accepted norms of fulsome praise and formulaic,… Read full post »