Life in the 21st Century

Observations on life in the 21st century.

Sunday Brunch

Marge: What’s brunch?
Jacques: You’ll love it. It’s not quite breakfast, it’s not quite lunch, but it comes with a slice of cantaloupe at the end. You don’t get completely what you would get at breakfast, but you get a good meal.
— The Simpsons

Welcome to the 21st Century

If ET was carrying his cell, they wouldn’t be waiting for him to phone home.

Our Electronic Masters

“Have a nice day” the machine flashes. But it doesn’t mean it.

My Kinda Six-Pack

As Sebastian says, “Oughtn’t we be drunk every night.”

Tis the Season

To everything, there is a season…and, no, Christmas doesn’t start in September.

Airport Security 2003

It’s all different.


Is it wrong to long for levity?

Raising the Bar

What did your Dad build you for Christmas?

We Voted 2002

Throw the rascals out.


Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? No? How about a clothes dryer?

Coins of the Realm

Sorry, these days a penny won’t get you my thoughts.

Lost Plot Device

Dialing M for murder is much easier now.

Monster Book Sale

Bagging the wild book.

Domestic Partnership

Howdy, pardner.

Strength, Dignity, and Laughter

Elevating us above the mundane.