Diary

I have a lot on my mind. Sometimes it causes insomnia. Maybe this will help.

Prague

Prague

Prague is a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. It had that Eastern Block tinge, plus a brutal and medieval history reflected in its…

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

I have never seen so many white guys with dreads as I did in Amsterdam. It felt like one extended Spin Doctors concert! And, yeah,…

World’s Worst Car Names

World’s Worst Car Names

There have been many silly and asinine car names over the years. Some that come to mind are the Renault Le Car, the AMC Gremlin,…

Product Review: Pretzel M&Ms

Product Review: Pretzel M&Ms

I’ve admitted on multiple occasions that I’m a sucker for new products–usually of the edible kind. I think I even tried some soda shit called…

The Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic

So we roll into the airport in The Dominican Republic, four adults and three children all told. The tarmac onto which we descend was probably…

Be Your Own DJ

Be Your Own DJ

It’s amazing how a single iPhone application can change your life. Okay, not change your life, but allow you to do something you either never…

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus

I hadn’t been to a circus in many years prior to attending the Big Apple Circus with Hipster Jr. But I seem to recall it…

Greatest Actor of His Generation

Everyone can appreciate R. Kelly’s magnum opus Trapped in the Closet, but it’s this little piece of theater that I think cements him as the…

Why Sirius/XM Will Fail

Why Sirius/XM Will Fail

So Ms. Hipster and I went out and leased a new VW Tiguan to replace the old Subaru 3.0R. And, like all new VWs, the…

Product Review: Dentyne Blast

Product Review: Dentyne Blast

Dentyne Blast Arctic Chill: It tastes more like if you made a paste with saccharine and one of those pine tree air fresheners. There’s nothing…

The Subaru

The Subaru

So our baby was summoned home. After four years of good times, fast driving and looks aplenty from folks who couldn’t figure out what the…

Philadelphia

Philadelphia

Sure, it’s kind of lame taking a “vacation” like ninety minutes from one’s house, but I suppose it’s better than a weekend in Newark. That…

Acupuncture

Acupuncture

So I’m not usually a huge fan of non-scientific mumbo-jumbo, but when there are irrefutable results that spawn from the hocus-pocus I’m hard pressed to…

The Antichrist Goes Home

The Antichrist Goes Home

I know it doesn’t make any sense to call a Baptist preacher the Antichrist (cuz he’s actually more like the Wayprochrist), but I’m going to…

Bubba’s Secret Campaign

Bubba’s Secret Campaign

We all know ex-pres Bill Clinton is trying to pigeonhole Barack Obama as the “black” candidate. It’s an interesting play considering the rampant racism that…

Celeb Sighting 8: Steve Schirripa

Celeb Sighting 8: Steve Schirripa

As if there were something worse than getting wacked in a toy choo-choo train store, now Bobby Bacala has to be ogled in a Starbucks by…

Celeb Sighting 7: Andrew McCarthy

Celeb Sighting 7: Andrew McCarthy

Wow, I haven’t done one of these in quite a while. In the interim between whatever erstwhile “star” I last wrote about and today, there…

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Planning a beach vacation when you’re really not a beach person seems like a losing proposition all around. Planning a vacation to a place that…

Kurt Vonnegut: R.I.P.

Kurt Vonnegut: R.I.P.

We have lost a truly amazing American thinker–a man who could make social commentary both hysterical and utterly heartbreaking. He was an original voice who,…

Worst Boss Ever

Worst Boss Ever

It’s nice to see that the blog juggernaut, Gawker, has finally vindicated twelve years of tall tales about the man who was nice enough to…

Best Purchase Ever

Best Purchase Ever

What with the current cold snap here in the Northeast, it’s time to get the damn winter coat out of the closet. This is always…

Ogunquit, ME

For some reason everyone to a person asked me if I was going to get Johnny cakes whilst up in Maine. I took me a…

Bummer Movies

Bummer Movies

These movies aren’t so much sad as they are total bummers. I was thinking about this on the way to work the other day after…