Live the Party Life

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...

5/2/2017
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...
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 ...
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...
4/24/2017
  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. ...
4/23/2017
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...
4/22/2017
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...
4/20/2017
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

Tom Brady has found a bit of success as a professional football player. Yet despite this, he still has a chip on his shoulder from being drafted late by the New England Patriots. People inevitably fin...

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...

4/18/2017

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...

4/17/2017

Star Wars Celebration Orlando 2017 wrapped up Sunday, and boasted a good number of highlights: the heart-crushingly sweet tribute to Princess Leia and Carrie Fisher, the announcement of the game Star ...

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...
4/7/2017
By now, everyone from comics bloggers to news sites (both left and right-leaning) has had their say about comments by Marvel Comics vice president of sales David Gabriel saying the onslaught of divers...
4/6/2017
Contrary to some people's beliefs, all lubes are not created equal. I'm saying this as someone who has done their research, as well as some testing. All steps of the scientific method were utilized, i...
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...
3/28/2017
In case you missed it, Hannah Smothers of Cosmopolitan had a very interesting (but ultimately wrong) piece on how couples should avoid showering together. As I reflected on how many times I have enjoy...
3/28/2017
I love this story. It combines two of my favorite things, entrepreneurial spirit and craft beer. My love of craft beer started several years ago after a brief, but very enlightening love affair with g...
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...
3/27/2017
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 ...
3/24/2017
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...
3/24/2017
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...
3/24/2017
You come home to find that your roommate drank your last beer. When confronted, he says he didn't do it. He's a liar. If you're really mad, you call him on it and it escalates to some shouting. Or you...
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, ...
3/17/2017
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...
3/16/2017
(WARNING: SATIRE AHEAD) Evan McMullin has found a second career in denouncing anyone who wishes that America remains a nation with borders. But expert sources tell The Loftus Party even they were surp...
3/14/2017
CONTAINS SPOILERS! Logan is for mature audiences and for the first time, “mature” doesn’t mean there’s a sex scene. Hugh Jackman’s final X-Men movie is a somber farewell told in the style of the com...
3/14/2017
Much has been made of the chilling similarities between Adolf Hitler and populist President, Donald Trump. Leading intellectuals in entertainment and journalism have carefully considered the parallels...
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...
3/8/2017
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...
3/8/2017
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
Apparently, I have spent a lot more time thinking about the healthcare system in the U.S. than Donald Trump, Tom Price or the majority of the GOP Congress Critters in the House and Senate. There is a ...
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...
3/7/2017
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...
3/6/2017

Netflix gave us the first look at the upcoming Iron Fist with the trailer it released in February. In a little less than two weeks, the series debuts in full. Will audiences want yet another adaptatio...

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...
3/2/2017
If you aren't fully aboard the Trump train but give a daily prayer of thanks that America voted to resist slow death by socialism, you might feel a bit out of place, especially on social media. If you...
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...
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...
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 ...
2/23/2017
I am a nerd. You will never insult me by calling me a nerd, because that’s exactly what I am. I came to grips with my nerdiness decades ago. For a season, I tried to disguise it because I thought I n...
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...
2/17/2017
  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...
2/17/2017
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...
2/17/2017
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...
2/16/2017
Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment are part of the New York Army National Guard, with the headquarters of the unit being at the famed Armory on Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. So w...
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...
2/7/2017
Education may be one of the last places federalism lives. In other words, educating our children is mix of federal, state, and local responsibility. In addition, both private and public institutions p...