Bad Advice Friday +1, 08-11-17

I am ready. I am able to dispense with stupendously bad advice. It’s one date late because: 1) I was serving on the Neighborhood Plate Tectonics Watch. 2) I was wondering where all my orphan […]

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Dessert Coffee and Italian Democracy

Italian Dessert AFFOGATO INGREDIENTS 2 cups hot espresso or hot and very strong coffee* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream* * = There’s only two ingredients here. Higher quality ingredients will show up more than in […]

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The Redondo Beach Pier

As the Unofficial Chronicler of all things Southern California, I recently had the pleasure of spending a day at the Redondo Beach Pier, or the Land That Time Forgot. Let’s get some business out of […]

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Unicorn Bites 7/4/14

[firework goes off] 2-year-old: *screams in terror* Wife: She hates it. Pick her up. Me: I don’t hold communists. — Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) July 5, 2014 Today we’re driving across four states with three kids […]

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Explaining U.S. political parties to foreigners, children

In the spirit of not knowing what a Tory or Socialist is, I’ve assembled this handy guide to the great and small political parties of these United States for foreigners and children. (For best use, please print this out onto a 4 x 11-inch note card, and keep it in your wallet with a magnifying glass.)

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