2015 New Year’s Resolution Review, and Something Different

The bummer about New Year’s resolutions (I mean the first bummer, the one that comes before mid-February when you look up and realize you’ve already blown all the new ones you made a month and a half ago) is that they always make you think, “Hey, didn’t I make some of these about this time last year? How’d that work out?” More …

At Least It’s Over

The quality of the year may be bad, but the quality of Dave Barry’s year in review column is, as always, excellent: At this point you are saying: “Wait a minute! Surely there were some positive developments in 2015! How about the fact that, after so many years of sneering judgmentalism and divisive, overheated rhetoric, we were able to have More …

Get Your Lies Ready for Next Year

Now that we’re past Christmas and you don’t really have to worry about it for another year, let’s take a minute to dispassionately review the pros and cons of telling your kids that there’s a Santa Claus. I covered a lot of them last year in the post “To Santa or Not to Santa.” Check it out for a lot More …

Star Wars is Dead; Long Live Star Wars

When the phenomenon becomes commonplace, and the spectacular becomes standard. So, I saw the new Star Wars movie last weekend. If you’re one of the 17 people on earth who haven’t seen it yet but still plan on seeing it (meaning you’re either pinned under a fallen chandelier waiting for rescue, or the girl with the restraining order on you was at the More …