Hit Me with Some Culture

10/1/2016
Kidney disease is on the rise. I had no idea that one in three of us are at risk for kidney disease. Although diabetes and high blood pressure are two major kidney disease risk factors, CKD (Chronic K...
10/2/2016
There are some things you just shouldn't do, even if you are able. I love big, hearty dogs. Most of my adult life has been occupied with Labrador retrievers. A solid 80 pound hunting dog with a loyal ...
10/3/2016
Drive safely. Be careful what you say. Always be fair. Follow the rules. Unless, you’re my dad. Dad was never a drinker, was unfailingly faithful to my mother, worked hard, prayed hard, and did most o...
10/4/2016
The story of a 102 year old woman arrested by police to fulfill a "Bucket List" wish made the rounds of the interwebz. Not being one to regularly contemplate my mortality, this story struck me and I h...
10/5/2016
This weekend my son and I had a scripted heart-to-heart thanks to the Cub Scouts and his desire to earn his first badge. While not exactly as heavy as the birds and bees, discussing “How to Protect Yo...
10/7/2016
Beauty is important. And while you see an increasing amount of people rejecting this concept I do not. It’s why you find beautiful women in my fiction. Valiant Entertainment publishes a comic book se...
10/11/2016
There has been so much happening in the “news” recently, we’ve almost forgotten the most important revelation from last week: We are living in The Matrix. So say the great tech minds. Three things c...
10/12/2016
If you’ve recently played Cards Against Humanity or plan to at your next party, you are a horrible person who should contemplate this transgression and get rid of the cards. At least that’s what Dan B...
10/14/2016
I see you there taking that first sip of a pumpkin-spice latte. I know all about you thanks to a peer-reviewed, “scientific” study by Lisa Powell and Elizabeth Engelhardt. These ladies have studied “T...
10/14/2016
"The University of Oxford did a study..." So many bad stories start out this way. But this is a GOOD story, with a happy ending. A nice, big, round, happy ending. Sure, we can analyze the specifics of...
10/14/2016
It used to be called “Mr. President.” Now it’s simply labeled “The Professional.” It’s a cupcake, one that has an Oreo cookie baked inside white cake and frosted with cookies n’ cream icing. In our h...
10/17/2016
I’m not one of those easily-triggered types who think every time a man says something chauvinistic he is automatically a misogynist. He might be an ignorant “pig,” with no sense of refinement. He migh...
10/18/2016
I’m as deep into politics as anyone. My family no longer shops at Target, we drink our coffee at home instead of at Starbucks, and I’ve eschewed Marvel superhero movies for DC Superman films. (That la...
10/18/2016
Violence, incivility, and vulgarity can be good things—and everyone knows it. Reality proves it. And so does what we rightfully recognize as the best examples of our culture. “People sleep peaceably ...
10/21/2016
"Psst." "Hey baby." "HEY!" "Nice butt. You workout?" "Your eyes, they're SO exotic." "Uhm, sure, I'll move." I have just committed every sin imaginable on their harassment scorecard. So says the Femin...
10/22/2016
Walmart, the low cost retailer based in Bentonville Arkansas, is often credited with forcing smaller local businesses to close when they roll into town. and sending thousands of jobs to China. Some of...
10/24/2016
I'm taxed! There are a lot of opinons on taxing working adults. Many believe if we don't tax the income of the wealthy enough, and if we don't tax their inheritances enough, the will eventually have s...
10/24/2016
Season 7, Episode 1 - The Day Will Come When You Won't Be. It started off like any other The Walking Dead season premiere - some tragedy had befallen the cast of characters in some way, shape or form...
10/24/2016
While many use social media to promote Black Lives Matter (BLM) and push the narrative that the police have an inherent bias toward black people, one Georgia policeman, Lt. Tim McMillan, is using his ...
10/24/2016
While San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick dominates headlines for refusing to stand during the traditional playing of the national anthem in protest of his perceived wrongs done to black...
10/25/2016
I remember Ricky Gervais compared Twitter to the world’s largest bathroom wall, and comic actor Albert Brooks called it "The Devil's Playground." I have to agree with both of these men: it can get pre...
10/27/2016
It’s only four more days until the creepy costumes are unleashed and the candy highs begin. Everyone loves Halloween, well everyone except for the perpetually offended who love to criticize certain co...
10/28/2016
It’s not okay for you to murder me with your dog. If you think it’s absurd for me to say this—as if it is something that goes without saying—you’d be wrong. I regularly deal with people who send their...
10/31/2016
Born on June 4, 1937, an underappreciated star was born. This was the day Sylvan N. Goldman first put the grocery store shopping cart into use. It's original design was small, and it's use was sporadi...
10/31/2016
I don’t know where a they all come from, every Halloween, but the handful of kids I see in our neighborhood throughout the year multiply exponentially into hundreds of trick-or-treaters. In the proce...
11/3/2016
For National Sandwich Day, I'm gonna make you a sandwich, even though I know the concept of a woman making sandwiches is detestable.  I've seen the patriarchal memes which are supposed to belittle me....
11/4/2016

The day after Halloween, my 6-year-old son and I went to early vote then headed to the grocery store. I was in a mellow mood so when he asked could he have my Iphone, I said "sure, why not." We grabbe...

11/8/2016
Could you be one of the many sufferers of election stress disorder? According to the professionals, it’s a real problem for many, one that signals an intense concern about the outcome of this election...
11/10/2016
Men catcalling jogging women is a social problem. Or so we’re told. This doesn’t surprise me (the catcalling or the deeming of it as a social problem). But catcalling isn’t as bad as some people make ...
11/10/2016
It always seems that the government is providing solutions to problems that don't exist. They work hard to convince you that you have a problem you aren't even aware of and then work to regulate and l...
11/19/2016
Salon did theirs. CNN was lamenting it this morning. How on earth can we talk to our families, people we have known and loved our entire lives after this election? Clearly because politics is all cons...
11/17/2016
Liberals and progressives (often one in the same) are scared, and rightly so. They feel as if they're losing a blanket of social justice that their parents, friends, schools, and government have pr...
11/21/2016
It starts with insecurity. You know? That unsure, unstable feeling that makes you question your fondness for men who drive Priuses, that nagging feeling that makes you question your decision to get a ...
11/23/2016
Trump Trolls, Hillary Hobbits, and #NeverTrump Naysayers alike, can all agree on food, football, and family. Stacey Lennox, has a piece on Thanksgiving and how not to be such a hoser that you cannot e...
11/29/2016
Editor's note: Recently on social media, a hopeful adoptive parent lamented the annual report from Planned Parenthood. The resultant discussion on Twitter was both shocking and disheartening. Followin...
12/1/2016
This morning was special, at least it was to the six-year-old in my house. A little after 7 a.m., he bounded down the stairs and headed to his Lego City advent calendar, excited to open the December 1...
12/2/2016
The countdown has begun. Only 23 more days until Christmas and a whole lot of movies to watch. We all have holiday favorites, but can you list your top 5 Christmas movies of all time? Here's my list -...
12/2/2016
How could I possibly create THE GREATEST YEAR END LIST EVER, you're probably asking yourself? With all the different types of lists available, spanning the landscape of genre and taste, and even some ...
12/3/2016
Dear DirecTV: As I look out at the big fat snowflakes falling here this morning, and double check the temperature (19° with a wind chill of negative fuggedaboutit°), I smile an especially big smile. ...
12/5/2016
I asked and you responded. While A Christmas Story  tops my list of favorite holiday movies, readers overwhelmingly told me I was wrong.  According to them, Die Hard is the perfect Christmas movie. @...
12/6/2016
Disclaimer: The author is not a medical professional and is discussing her personal experience and results. The Loftus Party does not recommend this treatment or any other treatment without consulting...
12/7/2016
We need to talk about the Evan video. It’s gone viral, so it’ll be relevant for about five minutes; referenced by pundits for another five days; and watched by your elderly parents in five weeks, who ...
12/7/2016
Whoa. I don’t get surprised too often, but this morning, I did. In real life I’m a PI. While I was working on a case for one of my clients, I had occasion to make a few futile phone calls. Enough that...
12/9/2016
Dear busybodies. (And dear is only a salutation, I assure you.) You've carried on your crusade against smokers and cigarettes for heaven knows how long now. Smoking rates are down. Your hysteria over ...
12/9/2016
There is something magical about cooking. Some of my fondest memories are wrapped up in aromas - the heady savory smell of sage stuffing in the Thanksgiving turkey, my mom’s Sunday pot roast simmering...
12/10/2016

Christmas song “Baby It’s Cold Outside” has become a controversial song. And with this latest anger at American culture, it’s an interesting time to look back at how Hollywood used to portray relation...

12/11/2016

Dogs are a popular pet. But they can be more than that when someone properly trains them. And a canine that people train to be a military working dog is a particularly special beast. Dogs are animals...

12/15/2016
If you think about it, you only have five good years in life. Does this seem like a strange thought? I’ll explain what I mean. As I enter the later years of my life, I reflect on my youth. In some wa...
12/20/2016
Poor Santa. Every Christmas season the man in the red suit in the magical North Pole workshops tends to gets dragged through the murky mud of reality, piety and cynicism. This year is no exception, as...
12/26/2016

The Quiet Man with John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara is one of the all-time great movies. Hollywood initially released it in 1952. It is fascinating to watch it today while considering the relationship be...

12/26/2016
In January, before the craziness of 2016 got going, I wrote post for GeekMom called "Bad Advice To Follow in 2016." It included this advice I sincerely hope everyone heeds in 2017: Enable a “junkie?”...
1/5/2017
I make fun of progressives getting triggered. A LOT. In my politically conservative view, someone is triggered when any viewpoint that is shared and followed by the left is challenged, usually with re...
1/8/2017
I got a little Polaroid Cube HD action camera for Christmas. I was pleased, because I needed a portable camera I can keep it in a purse, coat pocket or car if I need to snap some pictures or short vid...
1/8/2017
I spent a couple of weeks in France on a research mission that somehow managed to include eating very well, visiting famous landmarks and being harangued to buy five Chinese-made Eiffel Tower keyrings...
1/8/2017
Kids started back to school in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. For teachers this is usually accompanied by worry. They worry whether they can get the skills the students need met by the the end of the schoo...
1/9/2017
Boycotts are ridiculous except when they’re not. How do you explain not wanting to see Florence Foster Jenkins because Meryl Streep gave a stupid anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes? Do you really ...
1/18/2017
They say you never really care about an issue until it effects you directly, and, yes, I think that’s true sometimes. For example, the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” healthy food program wasn’t even on my ...
1/18/2017
Infamous alleged* terrorist, education (more like indoctrination) expert, and rich man who got rich running this country down while traveling the world telling people how awful we are, William Ayers, ...
1/19/2017

UPDATE (Feb. 9, 2017): Replaced YouTube video of Riverdale trailer. YouTube account owner of previous video of same trailer made that video private. American culture is bizarre, and one of the bizarr...

1/29/2017
The Hollywood Reporter broke a Jan. 25 story which said that Michael Bay will produce an anti-Trump movie that also portrays China in a positive light. This is interesting news because it provides a p...
1/31/2017
"Damn those tacos are good!" That's what Michael Rypka kept hearing while he cranked out his spicy creations in a food truck parked at Bouldin Creek at South 1st in Austin, TX. It's no wonder that the...
2/2/2017
Hasty overreacting is human trait that has been around since, well, the dawn of humans. Take a look at The Book of Genesis, where that sneaky serpent told Eve “God just doesn’t want you to eat that f...
2/2/2017

Like it or not, in the age of feminist social conditioning, this discussion is most likely coming to America. Girls need a cute name for their vagina. Not the crass or clinical terms. Boys have clever...

2/2/2017
One of my pet peeves is that words actually have meanings and people tend to misuse them all the time. The Progressive Left is the master of this, actually changing the meaning of words to fit their n...
2/2/2017
There isn’t a shortage of people who like to tweet about so-called precious snowflakes and how they crumble into non-functionality as soon as the slightest of difficulties come their way. Yet when pus...
2/3/2017
I'm borderline Peter Venkman on this - dogs and cats showing together? Mass hysteria or simply a headscratcher? Why would the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show break from 140 years of tradition and fea...
2/4/2017

UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2017): Added full-size photo of the Redskins cheerleaders with the Special Forces soldiers in Afghanistan to the bottom of the post. Men like gorgeous women and women like tough men. ...

2/6/2017

Audi ran a commercial during the Super Bowl that touted itself as being about “equal pay” for women. It’s difficult to figure out how that ties into selling vehicles but, whatever. Nevertheless, since...

2/17/2017
Across the country, erasing history has become a movement, especially with educational institutions, an attempt to suppress the damning nature of the Democrat party.  Yale University recently announce...
2/16/2017
Today, Thursday February 16, 2017 will be a day marked by history. It is a day we finally realize our opponents, the fanatics who oppose all restrictions to immigration, and claim everyone should be a...
2/17/2017
Watching Miss Sloane is an exercise in endurance unlike any movie you will ever experience. It’s longer than Robert Altman’s 3-hour epic Short Cuts, the Director’s Cut of The Lord of the Rings: The Re...
2/17/2017
  When I think of cops in Texas, I think of no-nonsense, 'get the job done' law enforcers who don't play the social justice game while in the performance of their duties. I need to re-calibrate my s...
2/23/2017
The buzz is that Saturday Night Live is exploring a prime time news comedy show spinning off their Weekend Update segment. Saturday Night Live never shied away from political parody and perfected "f...
2/21/2017
Many craptastic things exist in pop culture; however a good meme isn't one of them. I don't have a cat, nor would I ever, but I have to admit, after a bad day, just a few minutes on CHEEZburger Cats c...
2/23/2017
It’s an incredible testament to human innovation: the minute we discover something to be possible it just becomes a matter of tweaking that technology to really make it something fantastic. It still ...
2/24/2017
It’s become a cliché already, a cheap way of winning an internet argument (as if that’s possible) but words really do mean things. Whether we determine that language informs thought or thought informs...
3/1/2017
The phrase "real talk" has been used as slang for years. Being slang, there's no Websters definition for real talk, but, the Urban Dictionary defines it as, "the philosophy of talking candidly and ope...
3/6/2017
In the spirit of the First Amendment, which states that “hate speech is not free speech”, Middlebury students ran another controversial speaker off campus. Not only shouting down Charles Murray’s pres...
3/7/2017
A Day Without a Woman, set to take place on March 8th, is one of ten actions (the first being the actual march on DC) being sponsored by the Women's March on Washington, a ultra-progressive movement w...
3/8/2017
The Oscars were no surprise this year, as always. There was talk about racism, women's rights, the evil rich white guy (except for them), and the need for artistic beauty, and blah, blah, blah. Yet ea...
3/7/2017
Let me tell you a true story. There was a bug sweeping through our area last week, causing no end of sneezy, eye-watery and hack-inducing misery to every unlucky, wretched soul in its path. Including...
3/8/2017
The ability to spot injustice in the post-Obama years is breathtaking. Identity politics infuses every aspect of life, including, most prominently, culture. Western Culture has been laid bare as a ces...
3/9/2017
If you’ve ever been in a fight with your spouse you know that there are certain lines you just don’t cross. Certain things you must not say, because if you say them, even in the heat of anger, you can...
3/17/2017
Not just ANY jerk. THE Jerk, as in the one portrayed by Steve Martin, a 1979 comedy written by Martin and directed by Carl Reiner (although I spent years thinking it was a Mel Brooks movie and to this...
3/24/2017
So the current budget proposal from the President was recently revealed, and people are already taking sides on his intention to decrease the National Endowment for the Arts' budget of $148 million. S...
3/23/2017
In an earlier piece I pointed out how moribund the Star Wars/Star Trek franchises had become, and despite the endless movies, TV shows, and novels produced in these worlds, they provided nothing new, ...
3/24/2017
It happens every time. Whenever an event involving the loss of innocent lives hits the news, be it a terror attack at the hands of a monster (which is even more horrific when we realize these could a...
3/27/2017
The left, for all their complaining about stereotyping, labeling, and for all the "isms" they like to scream while pointing their fingers, they sure do like to put right-leaning women in a box. It is ...
3/28/2017
Bob Barker, host of The Price is Right from 1972 to 2007, beloved by millions worldwide, is not a nice man. Oh sure, he's charming, witty, promotes animal rights, has roots back to the Native American...
3/31/2017
By now you’re no doubt familiar with the Mike Pence outrage, but if you’re not, the general outline is that Pence sets rules for his personal behavior that include two things: he won’t dine alone with...
4/18/2017

Action figures belonged to boys. Not girls. Girls had "dolls." Boys didn't own dolls. That's crazy talk. Don't @ me. I remember owning Star Wars action figures, a Luke Skywalker with extendable light...

4/11/2017
“Once you've seen one woman naked…you wanna see the rest of 'em naked.” —Ron White, They Call Me Tater Salad On April 4, The Federalist published a satirical piece by Hans Fiene, a Lutheran pastor, a...
4/11/2017
Vagina hats are that seemingly ubiquitous symbol of mile wide and inch deep feminism that represents the seriously silly, sophomoric, soporific, insipid, and frequently sedentary wing of the modern "u...
4/20/2017
Recently I was garden shopping with a friend intent on a Spring spiffing up of her backyard and while helping her load the car, I noticed all of these random bags.  She revealed that they were her hom...
4/18/2017

Action figures belonged to boys. Not girls. Girls had "dolls." Boys didn't own dolls. That's crazy talk. Don't @ me. I remember owning Star Wars action figures, a Luke Skywalker with extendable light...

4/22/2017
Why does Starbucks hate its baristas? Dipping a toe into the realm of controversy for publicity is the only explanation for the recent triggering over the Unicorn Frappuccino. Only available for a lim...
4/23/2017
In "A Lesson for Today," first shared by Robert Frost in 1941, was his reflection on the purpose of writing poetry. Frost explained it as his personal "lover's quarrel with the world." Poetry as an ar...
4/24/2017
  Though it is much less common these days, some couples still choose to wait until they are lawfully wedded to lose their virginities. Reasons range from religion, to personal safety or preference. ...
4/25/2017
Nordstrom is "an American chain of luxury department stores headquartered in Seattle, Washington." Now, they're purveyors of propaganda, the likes of which has never been seen, even on Breitbart or MS...
4/26/2017
Have you ever met uppity, know-it-alls on social media who try to debate you with facts and textbook definitions meant to validate opinions. Well, according to Everyday Feminism, they are using their ...
5/2/2017
Please keep in mind that whenever I say “you” in this piece, I don’t mean you. I mean somebody else who isn’t you. This also goes for “we” and “our.” When I say we, I mean other people including me, b...
5/2/2017

About a month ago I went on a Groucho Marx YouTube binge, watching the videos then moving on to the recommended links. I ended up on the Friar's Club roasts of the early Seventies. Although I was a ki...

5/3/2017
Stephen Colbert’s disgusting, homophobic rant about President Trump; special snowflake safe spaces on college campuses; and news media pretenses about press rights being eviscerated under our new fasc...
5/15/2017
Now that Mother’s Day 2017 has come and gone, we need to address some serious issues about motherhood in America. Some of you will be offended by what I’m about to reveal. If you are, take a good hard...
5/30/2017
Remember the hit television show The West Wing? It ran from 1999 to 2006 and was highly rated, winning three Golden Globe Awards and 26 Emmys. Even with its overt left-wing bias, Sorkin’s storylines g...
6/1/2017
Conservatives will never win the culture war. I’m sorry to break this to you. Our ostensible political party sometimes wins elections, but these victories are both temporary and ephemeral, at best. Wh...
5/24/2017
Well, I can knock another concert off my bucket list, but not for the reason I wanted. This time, it's Todd Rundgren, whose Bang On The Drum All Day and Hello, It’s Me were constant mix tape choices ...
5/25/2017
One thing that the Manhattan Institute’s Kay Hymowitz and I have in common is that we both went to Cheltenham High School in southeastern Pennsylvania, though I attended some years after she did. Prof...
7/26/2017
In the middle of June this year, the US Army made an hour-long block of transgender sensitivity training mandatory for all servicemembers. This comes after then President Obama ordered the military, d...
8/8/2017
There’s no doubt about it, the world can be an ugly place. There’s cruelty, political and social fighting, trashed cities, angry, bitter viper-like celebrities, and the unnerving realization people s...
10/12/2017

The "hack", discovered by ProofPoint, was delivered mostly through malicious and fake browser update ads.

4 weeks ago

2017 is wrapping up in a crappy way, especially when it comes to American culture. Lately, every issue that creeps up reeks with ambiguity. This happens to be the case with the recent Boy/Cub Scout announcement that soon girls will be allowed. So, what’s the truth here?

4 weeks ago

They’re at it again. Third-wave feminists are verbally wagging fingers telling us how to live in and interact with culture. This Halloween it’s imperative to realize little, white girls shouldn’t dress up as certain Disney princesses, like Moana or Tiana. In fact, parents are admonished to be good gatekeepers and teach their children to not be racially insensitive.