American Madness

Intelligent Criticism in the Service of a Better Nation

Rocky Gets Rocky

All the hundreds of fans who packed the Philadelphia streets Saturday for an open casting call for extras for the new Rocky movie needed was a picture, a resume and a simple message that would have made the fictional ex-champ proud: “Yo, pick me!” Fifteen years after starring in Rocky V, Sylvester Stallone is [...]

Eating Lemons

Ever eat a lemon?
Picture a series of lemon-eating, funky-lip faces, a wonderful Andy Warhol montage. I would pay $400 Zlotys to see it at New York’s Whitney Museum. I would pay $280 Zlotys to see it at the San Antonio Museum for the Arts. In Burkina Faso you might have [...]

At The Motor Vehicle Division

Today I visited the Motor Vehicle Division to renew my driver’s license. I thought the photo came out a little better than most:

Boomers and What They Lick

There is the old joke about a couple of men at a party watching the dog of the house as he licked his private parts.
?I wonder why he does that,? one wondered.
The other smiled and said ?Because he can.?

Are You a Good Bacteria, or a Bad Bacteria?

Yesterday, I was catching up on my backlog of podcasts from ITConversations, and heard an interesting piece on biotechnology.
The interviewer (Dr. Moira Gunn) was speaking with the Senior Vice President of BioGaia, Anders Zachrisson, about their discoveries and products. Zachrisson and co. are using so called “good bacteria” to counter digestive tract infections with [...]

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