This is a dangerous thing for me to say in my house — nearly as bad as, “Hey, can we trade the cat in for a dog, or a pet rock?” — but I was not a huge fan of “Star Trek” when I was growing up. Granted, the spinoffs and reboots of the original series in which T.J. Hooker and his friends explored the galaxy (Or was it the universe? I’m not clear on their jurisdiction.) in their pajamas were better produced and naturally featured better special effects. I was more of a “Star Wars” kid, at least until […]
Month: April 2021
Will the handshake forever be a thing of the past?
It’s hardly their best song, but “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” is the hit that put the Georgia Satellites on the map and is quite catchy even if I’ve heard it way too many times. Any song that has the “jing-a-ling-a-ling” in the opening line can’t be all bad. Most of us have been keeping our hands to ourselves for over a year now. I believe the handshake may be one of the things that never truly comes back if the pandemic ever ends. (With so many people refusing to get the vaccine, herd immunity may never be achieved, but […]
I guess noise is in the ear of the beholder
On Friday, April 2, I awoke in a hotel room on Saint Simons Island, one of my favorite places on the planet. My wife and I had gone down for a quiet weekend anniversary getaway. Unfortunately, it was 7:40 a.m., and we were awakened by a roaring leafblower. The wind was blowing a steady 10 to 15 miles per hour, and leaves were swirling. The guy would blow leaves from here to there, and the wind would blow them from there to here. It was a useless exercise that I’ve often seen repeated by workers in Columbus and other cities. […]
Corporations should sit out more issues
Recently my Facebook feed was flooded with folks hyperventilating about a so-called “Satan shoe,” a collaboration between rapper Lil Nas X and a company I’ve never heard of called MSCHF, which I believe stands for Milking Stupid Consumers for Hellish Footwear. The company has a long history of repurposing products in weird ways and then selling them for exorbitant costs, such as these stupid repurposed Nike Air Max 97 sneakers — adorned with a bronze pentagram charm and a drop of human blood in the mid-sole. Now, I have a confession to make: I once had a Nike with way […]