Category: The Next Dark Age

Overheard at Barnes and Noble

Teenaged Girl:  Does “Fiction” mean Real or Not Real?Mother:            (……..)Mother:              Not Real.Teenaged Girl:  Well, you know I never go to the library!

The State of Illinois Should be Ashamed

I’m not talking about the corruption, patronage and cronyisn.  I am talking about the apathy. One year ago, our governor (a Democrat) was impeached and removed from office.  Because the month before, he was indicted for attempting to sell the seat in the Senate… Continue Reading “The State of Illinois Should be Ashamed”

No. Please. No.

Variety is reporting that some Hollywood geniuses have picked Heathers as the latest thing to turn into a crappy TV show: Fox is developing a contemporary take on the 1989 Christian Slater/Winona Ryder feature “Heathers.” Dark comedy will be adapted for TV by scribe… Continue Reading “No. Please. No.”

Have You Ever Felt Like This?

One summer after I had graduated college, my brother and I went out for the evening. On the way home, we stopped at the Dairy Queen a couple of miles from the house for ice cream. As is usual on a summer evening, the… Continue Reading “Have You Ever Felt Like This?”

Here is a Scary One

The Tribune reported on an address given by retired Supreme Court Justice David Souter to the ABA: “We know from survey results that two-thirds of people in the United States cannot even name all three branches of the national government,” Souter said at the… Continue Reading “Here is a Scary One”