Paul McCartney & Kanye West. Where My Generation Is Getting It Wrong.

It seems that one internet explosion leads to another. Wasn’t it Issac Newton who said that? I’m pretty sure that’s what he meant, if he didn’t just say it outright.

Last week, the net blew up with the news that Kanye West and Paul McCartney had recorded a song together. Then came the word that some Kanye West fans had communicated the idea that they had no idea that McCartney existed before he recorded with West. And then it started – a Mount St. Helens level eruption by the over fifty set (or the section of the over fifty set that knows how to use “The Twitter”) excoriating the younger generation for not knowing exactly who that talented guy performing with Kim Kardashian’s current husband was.

I know he’s someone, isn’t he? (image by rich007, CCbySA3.0)

And you know what? They’re right to do that, to a point. Read the rest of this entry »


Taylor Swift, The Pope And I Walk In To A Diner

Taylor Swift and Pope Francis sat across a table from each other, chatting over the noise of the diner.

“Have you heard from Omawarisan? He picked the place and the time. I expected he’d beat us both here” said the Vicar Of Christ.

Who Am I To Judge? A Starting Point

Appropriate sound track.

Free parking, off to the right there. (public domain Library of Congress)

Taylor rolled her eyes. “Probably writing. I’m so over this writer guy act of his.” The Pope nodded and said, “He seems to think it’s going somewhere. Maybe so. Who am I to judge?”

“You know, Your Holiness, Oma said that he thought it was cool that you said that – the judge thing.” Pope Francis seemed surprised.

“Well, Taylor” he said, “I didn’t know you and he…”.

“Me and Omawarisan aren’t. Never were. Won’t be. Just to be sure, I’ve already broken up with him,” she told Pope Francis. “The only time I’ve communicated with him was after Twitter suggested he follow both of us and he tweeted that he wanted to have lunch first.”

“So you agreed that the three of us should have lunch, but you broke up with him…” The Pope paused as the waitress brought their lunches – an open-faced roast beef sandwich for him and a salad for his table mate.

Taylor finished his thought as the waitress left. “…I broke up with him just in case.”

Pope Francis muttered “whatever” and cut into his lunch. Read the rest of this entry »


My Audition For Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Part 1)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK game show)

Obviously the answer is me. (Image via Wikipedia)

Last week I mentioned to those of you who follow me on Twitter that I was trying out for the game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” Since this tale would be several hundred tweets long, I’ll fill you in here.

My head is full of useless things. I know scraps of information about a lot of stuff. I don’t know enough about any of that stuff to actually be productive, unless you define productivity as being able to administer some truly medieval beatings to people in trivia contests. My head is so full of these scraps that I have no room for things that are important – things like mathematics and people’s names. Read the rest of this entry »


So There I Was, Minding My Own Business

Autism Awareness Ribbon

Image via Wikipedia

When I talk to my friends about this site they often ask how I decide what to write about. I usually don’t know what to tell them. Most of the time I just see something, like a wire whisk in a pick up truck, and my mind goes from there.

Here is the story of how I decided what to write today.

I was minding my own business, looking at other people’s websites. I made dopey comments on some, others I just read and thought about how some really clever people keep reading my blog. Then I went to another and started reading. I watched a video there and learned a little about one of my regular visitors.

And then I thought that today, maybe I could do without silliness and use the fact that smart people keep coming here to help that visitor do something great. Read the rest of this entry »


Imitate Bill Cosby Day

Not dead.

The word apparently went out on Twitter yesterday that Bill Cosby is dead.

Bill Cosby announced that he is not.

Make Bill More Alive Than Ever Today

I am calling on each of you to imitate Bill Cosby at least once today. Read the rest of this entry »


Who cares?

One of the things I still can’t make any sense of is peoples fascination with celebrities. It is hard to watch the news, access the web or buy groceries without getting pounded with news and gossip about these individuals and couples. Read the rest of this entry »