Author Archives: Chili Dog
My all-time favorite NASCAR driver, at least in name only, has died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a North Carolina cemetery.
Did you see that?
Given the news that Angelina Jolie had her breasts removed to avoid cancer, I envision The Onion reporting the following headline, Fearing chronic, and potentially terminal, illness, Angelina Jolie has liver, heart and lungs removed.
Irony struck me this early this morning, when I learned the news that an abortion doctor in Philadelphia had been found guilty of murder for killing babies after he botched the initial abortion. Granted the whole ordeal turns my stomach in such a way that I don't really know the facts, and so I can't [...]
This stuff intrigues the hell out of me. I don't know why. We should be happy to bury these guys. After all, one of the things people want the most after a crime is for the bad guy to die. Underneath the Boot Hill grave that bears his name……. After I published this post, I [...]
The Internal Revenue Service has recently admitted that it has been targeting conservative-leaning non-profits for review, choosing to scrutinize groups with words like “tea party” and “patriot” in the name. This is certainly a serious problem for citizens of the United States. The IRS holds our collective nuts in a vice. It just has to [...]
This is several days old, but it brings up some very tasty food for thought. In a nutshell, when confronted with energy savings data only on the labels, both liberals and conservatives were more likely to buy CFL light bulbs over incandescent bulbs regardless of price difference. But when the label also included a blurb [...]
Andrew Sullivan links to this list of one-liners that one is supposed to use as a retort to certain claims made by those who question the role of humans in global climate change, or that the climate is even changing at all. Don't click the link, yet. Climate change is one of the few things [...]
One of my favorite things is when people use pop culture in places little conducive to such a thing. For instance, Ohio State University president Gordon Gee, a pop culture geek, referenced a Tosh.0 redemption for President Obama as he was introducing him prior to the commencement address. In this case, it's a Canadian lawmaker [...]
Inspired Cinicinnati has a profile of Future Blooms, a project of Keep Cincinnati Beautiful, in today's edition of the Cincinnati Enquirier. Future Blooms is charged with beautifying abandoned buildings along Cincinnati's Over-The-Rhine district by painting storefronts and other designs on the shuttered buildings. They have beautified more than 500 buildings. The cleaned-up buildings have a [...]