Month: May 2024

I get a kick out of the Chiefs and culture wars

I get a kick out of the Chiefs and culture wars

A long time ago on a gridiron far, far away, the Kansas City Chiefs were just some pro football team whose biggest controversy was quarterback Len Dawson smoking a cigarette at halftime of Super Bowl I.  Of course, back then, in 1967, Super Bowl tickets were just $12 and the stadium was only two-thirds full — probably because a third of the folks were lined up at the cigarette machines in the corridors while chugging their ice-cold Tab. Yes, folks smoked everywhere back then — on airplanes, in motel rooms, on television. Even Sheriff Andy Taylor smoked right there in […]

My simple solution for America’s roads

My simple solution for America’s roads

The No. 1 song on the day I was born was “The Long and Winding Road” by The Beatles. I think that was supposed to be symbolic, but while my road has been quite winding, it’s actually been rather short and generally leads me around in circles through potholes and into occasional animals such as deer, stray dogs or David Allan Coe, whose mama also once got runned over by a damned ol’ train once. Or so I’ve heard. Fortunately, he was so drunk he barely noticed that he totaled my truck. The insurance company agreed to fix the front […]