Category Archives: Culture

Bands in Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s Illuminatus Trilogy

I recently read the Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. I found it a bizarre yet highly enjoyable work of fiction, complete with contradictory multilevel conspiracies, over the top sex scenes, real historical figures, quadruple agents, fun … Continue reading

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Film Review of Paint Your Wagon: A Musical about Consensual Non-Monogamy in the Old West

“Welcome To Hell, Parson. No Name City, Population: drunk.” -Ben Rumson Years back, I saw the 1969 film paint your wagon, which, in case you didn’t know, has the unusual distinction of being not only a western staring Clint Eastwood … Continue reading

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Christopher Columbus was a Horrible Person

I am sure I will not be the only person who will be echoing this sentiment in his or her blog, Facebook feed, or Twitter Page today, but seriously to hell with Columbus Day. I do not wish to celebrate … Continue reading

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Why Unmarried Americans Outnumber Married Americans

It is purely coincidental that this is my second consecutive marriage related post. I wrote the previous one on the wedding culture, and generally lost interest in the topic until it was brought to my attention that the latest numbers … Continue reading

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A Few things I Hate About the Wedding Culture

I generally do not mind going to weddings, if only because I enjoy seeing people I haven’t seen in a while all together in one place. Weddings often provide one with good opportunities to reconnect with people, and I tend … Continue reading

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Kennels Confessions: When is it OK to Lock Up Your Dog?

Warning, this may be one of my more self-indulgent posts but hear me out. A while back, my significant other and I recently had to make a last minute overnight trip out of town. Unfortunately our regular pet sitter of … Continue reading

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Why not have Full Technological Unemployment?

I recently came across this excellent video CGP Grey and felt the need to share it: His videos tend to be well made, and highly informative. I highly recommend of them to all my readers. This particular piece gives an … Continue reading

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