Kim Jong-un, “Jackass,” and “Messin’ with Sasquatch”

This just in from NBC.com! New Study Says ‘Men Are Idiots and Do Stupid Things’ A study by the British Medical Journal says men are more likely than women to engage in stupid behavior, often at risk to their health or finances.  An actual quote from this study: ‘Men are idiots and idiots do stupid…

Donald Trump, Groucho Marx, and Freedonia

If I were to advise Donald Trump these days, I’d say we need more jokes. I’m not saying he’d ask, even if he knew who the hell I was — and I am not sure it would change any of the craziness that is going on in the world of politics right now, but I…

The “AGE” of Rock… getting older every day

The other day, the Wall Street Journal’s article on “The Twilight of the Rock Gods” highlighted something that I have been noticing for years – that is… the megastars of the last 5o years are getting old.  REALLY old. But they have also been making a lot of money, so they have kept going, and…

“Buffett is a beast.”

I love Warren Buffett. I have long admired his prowess as an investor, but, like so many of his fans, I have especially appreciated the way he shares his investing strategies through simple stories and humor – especially the humor.  (Anyone who frequently incorporates sexual metaphors to explain his thinking and quotes Woody Allen, Mae West, and Gypsy Rose…

Step 1 Toward Greatness: Win Powerball

(Sunday) Dear diary – Last night they had the Powerball drawing and, once again, nobody won, bringing the jackpot to $100 million. Ordinarily I make it a rule not to buy lottery tickets, since the odds of winning are about 750 gezillion-to-1, but with $100 million at stake, I decided, like the Bill Murray character…

Creativity in the Age of Computers

One of the amazing things about living in today’s world of technology is how computers can help artists draw, painters paint, sculptors sculpt, and writers write.   Even the least artistic among us can create wonderful works of art… if we have the latest apps on our tablets and smart phones. I often think about how the great…