Monthly Archives: September 2010

Don’t bet these guys on golf (you’ll hurt yourself carrying all the money home)

If you want a fresh perspective on things, and to have fun, get some old high school friends together to play golf.  Note: this works to best effect when none of you is a good golfer. That’s us—Tim, Pascal, Tom … Continue reading

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My English is very goodly!

The Southeast Asian character who said that in a television show that’s stuck in a dusty corner of my memory—maybe a “M*A*S*H” episode?—got away with this funny line it because (1) she wasn’t a native English speaker and (2) it … Continue reading

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Oh, happy day!

Why, the day they start to show new episodes of television series, of course!  It’s like Christmas without the lines or the bills or the lamenting about what to get everybody on the list because there’s something for everyone.  There are new stories … Continue reading

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It makes a fella proud to be a Texan

Cinderella story, comin’ outta nowhere…when you don’t expect it but can really use the boost: It just so happens that it was a Princeton professor’s column which reminded me today that it was a Texan who stood up and declared … Continue reading

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Reality check, comedy break

Just two quick notes on what Tunku Varadarajan cleverly calls the “belligerent unenlightenment” of a portion of the American population: First, the former assistant manager editor at The Wall Street Journal points out that it could be worse: I am … Continue reading

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