It's almost time for our annual family reunion, that one day of the year when you can go and actually see for yourself what some folks you barely know, even though they're family, actually do look like.
Dave Barry, one of my literary heroes and the guy who is making all the money I should have made if I were only a few years earlier and a lot funnier, once wrote a great piece called "Snuggle Bear Must Die." Basically, it was a hilarious screed about the commercials we all loved to hate back in the late '80s/early 90s and it is a subject I believe certainly bears some revisitation – especially because I find myself near deadline with no clear idea for this column and one "Get Out Of Jail Free" card already spent.
I am pretty sure you all have realized that I am a "young 'un". But I have a confession: underneath these 173 pounds of cuteness and an afro, I'm a big kid. I am telling you folks the truth. I still watch cartoons; I had the desire on Monday to go outside and play; and I still indulge in milk and cookies.
August 26, 2016|
C-I Staff Writer
I have been without a television set for a few days, but I know that the Olympics are the thing right now. I watched the opening ceremony with my parents, and I have watched a few events make history. I am learning something from the Olympics, though. Whenever I used to think of Brazil, I thought of tanned babes with great hair in bikinis. In the past, I saw Brazil in music videos and magazines, and everybody looked happy. The Olympics and Spanish class taught me different. I remember in Spanish class my professor used to talk about the racial ...
August 19, 2016|
C-I Staff Writer
Yet another thing I've noticed about my galloping downhill ride into curmudgeon-hood is my intense and ever growing dislike of television. More specifically, I am annoyed – nay, I am disturbed and offended – by most everything I see these days, from a plethora of utterly mindless content to the outrageous cost of having 265 channels of said utterly mindless content piped into my house via cable, satellite or internet.