Month: February 2022

I always knew I’d finally get the call from the Atlanta Falcons

I always knew I’d finally get the call from the Atlanta Falcons

This is a difficult time of the year for me. The Super Bowl is over. College football season is over. Flag football season is over. I am officially in mourning. Yes, I know there are other sports, but they are soooo many regular season games that it really just becomes a long road of elbow injuries and survival before the playoffs start, and I can start paying attention again. Of course, even the playoffs in baseball, hockey and pro basketball can be excruciatingly long. As the great Southern writer Lewis Grizzard used to say, “If the NBA were in charge […]

Remember when we all gathered on hillsides with soda and wanted to teach the world to sing?

Remember when we all gathered on hillsides with soda and wanted to teach the world to sing?

This world is a fragile place. We’ve got nuclear weapons pointed this way and that. There are doomsday ice shelves threatening to break away and flood the oceans any year, day or minute now. We’ve got 1 percent of the American population dictating our economic policies. And there are like zero biscuits at the grocery store. Who hoardes biscuits?! Have you no shame?! There are problems all over the world and problems here in America. There are problems on Aisle 3 of Groceries R Us. Even in Wal-Mart, I have to check myself out these days. “Sir, what are you […]

A new place to watch some favorite TV shows

A new place to watch some favorite TV shows

There was a time, boys and girls, when folks who watched TV didn’t have all the fancy advantages and options you have these days. We couldn’t watch shows on phones because phones consisted of an earpiece and mouthpiece hanging on the kitchen wall. We remember when shows were black and white — and not for some artsy effect — and when there were three channels, two of which you could see semi-clearly. That’s all back when the TV weighed 3,000 pounds and took up half the living room. The most significant advantage TV watchers have today is a gazillion sources […]

Which horse you got in the 2022 End of the World Derby?

Which horse you got in the 2022 End of the World Derby?

I recently got to thinking about how everything from Omicron to SuperVolcano and everything else that occasionally threatens to end the world sounds a little bit like a bunch of race horses. And it got me thinking about what the call for the 2022 End of the World Derby just might sound like. I suspect it would sound a little like this: