Below you'll find various articles, short stories, rants, and random thoughts- Whatever happens to come dribbling out of my brain at 3am when I can't sleep. You can scroll through them by the date posted, as displayed, or if you're just interested in a certain kind of post, you can use the tag cloud over on the right under "keyword search".

Sept 10 Slowdown for Net Neutrality

This is the most important thing of the day.

Allow me to explain exactly how net neutrality works:

Imagine you own the best little pizza shop in town, and across the street is a national pizza chain.  This is all good and fine, because competition is what makes capitalism great- if you make a better product, you'll succeed over them.


Fun Things to Do With Door-to-Door God Salesmen

It's usually Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses, but we've seen other groups do it too.  It's Saturday morning, you're still on your first cup of coffee, and someone who's far too cheerful for that hour shows up on your doorstep with a handful of leaflets. 

Now, I'm all for religion, and for believing in whatever you want, but where I come from, coming to someone's home to tell them they're wrong about something is just plain rude.  So, with that in mind, here are my top ten responses:


The "Fuck it, I don't care anymore", a recipe for those who are no longer kidding themselves.

It began as an attempt to outdo the Bacon Explosion- barbecued loaf of bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in bacon.  It was inspired by the Double Bypass- a bacon double cheeseburger served with two grilled cheese sandwiches as a bun.  It evolved into something that makes deep-fried Oreos look like a green salad with lite dressing on the side.


Are we a Christian Nation? Part I: In which I argue principle and appeal to justice.

I've heard talk today about how we are a Christian nation, or a nation under God, and felt the need to respond with what I think really makes this country great.

For all that we talk about freedom today, the fact is that every tyrant, pope and despot has had their freedom, as have the loyal followers who supported them- often at the expense of those who did not. America's great triumph is not freedom, but equal protection under the law- the radical notion that ALL men should have equal claim to freedom and justice- not just the wealthy or powerful.


How Westboro Baptist Works, and How to Stop Them

This was posted to Facebook in 2010.  I'm populating the new website with some old material until everything is up and running.

How Westboro Baptist Works
The first thing you need to understand about Fred Phelps is that he is not staging a protest, he is running a business.  The second thing you need to understand is how they use their Constitutionally guaranteed rights to exploit others.  Here is their standard procedure:


Losing it

Zombie stories are always about the determined, capable survivors.  This one is about the poor sap that dies during the opening credits.