Category Archives: Humor

No One at ABC/ESPN Seems to Have Read Homer or Virgil.

Or at least not the Odyssey or the Aeneid. I’m not sure how else to explain their actions. Around the twenty-ninth minute of last Saturday’s broadcast of the Alabama vs. USC  game they ran a series of graphics. The first, … Continue reading

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Notes From The Beach

My favorite beach game – Who Can Spot the Worst Tattoo? – is off to a slow start. There was a man who walked by the pool with the words “Morte Inevitavel” written across his back in some Gothic looking … Continue reading

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Madison, Real Estate, and Killing Roaches.

As a real estate agent I take a Madisonian view of “shall remain” lists. As has been the creeping habit of agents all over the various cities I work in, offers on property are more frequently including demands that refrigerators … Continue reading

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A Tailgate Post I Forgot to Link to in Time for The 4th But I’m Finally Getting Around To It, So Lay Off.

I completely forgot to link this which is only important because by posting a link to another site on which I have provided content, I can pat myself on the back and pretend that I have also provided content here. … Continue reading

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How Easy Is It To Buy An AR-15?

I bought this one today with no background check. Fires 9000 rounds per second. When will we learn?  

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The Birmingham Zoo Hates Modern Conveniences.

Imagine if you will, in Rod Serling’s voice, that you are in a line, a line for admittance to a zoo, a zoo in a suburban setting. You are told by the ticket checker that you may keep your drink, … Continue reading

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And Alexander Wept For There Were No More Sharks To Jump.

This has been a glorious week for Trump watchers. First came a letter from The Donald’s personal physician of thirty-nine years, Dr. Harold Bornstein, who seems to have the same penchant as his gilded patient for superlatives. “If elected, Mr. … Continue reading

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I’ve Hopelessly Complicated Something as Simple as a Hot Dog!

Exclamation point indeed. You can read all about it at the rah-rah football site, but the long and the short of it is that I attempted to recreate Birmingham’s iconic “special dog” and ended up making a sauce that’s just … Continue reading

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Sunday Sauce: Bucatini with Sage, Rosemary, and Pancetta

[I know it’s Tuesday, but stuff got in the way. If it helps, the basic outline was written on Sunday.] I don’t think coffee would be much improved by peanut butter. There may be just two ingredients, but it sounds … Continue reading

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Chicken Parmesan from The RBR Tailgate – Edizione Internazionale

I’ve gone global. Thanks to the power of #pasta and Twitter, last week’s post for the rah-rah football site got picked up by I Tre Mercanti, a specialty foods shop on the Campo della Guerra in Venice, and shared on … Continue reading

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