State of Mind Control

One great aspect of life is opportunity to learn. We learn from our mistakes. We learn from others’ mistakes. We learn from books and movies and teachers and parents. We learn from successes and victories. Not much can get in the way of us learning, unless we allow it. In fact, the greatest obstacle we …

Holding A Grudge

Not reserved for people who’ve been wronged, holding a grudge is also a novel way to occupy your time. You might be wondering about this new sport. “How do I join in the action?” The first requirement is another person. It takes at least two. Although I’ve heard of someone holding a grudge against the …

Requirements of Comedy

Requirements for Comedy Be mostly stupid. Comedy doesn’t require you to think scientifically, or mathematically, or philosophically, or logically. You can let your intellect blow away on the breeze, if you like. Or you can let it slip down into your crotch, into your underclothes (front or back, it doesn’t really matter), and then use …

Ground-Hog

There’s a wacky tradition for some wacky folks on Feb-you-ary second. It has something to do with a critter named Punks-ah-whatever-you-want-to-call-‘im the prairie hog. “Ground” hog, if you’re hungry. Well, we in Great Salt Lake City are hungry! That’s why out west we have a tradition similar to the one out east but more fun …

Test of Thumbs

There is a test to see how many words a person can type while using only their thumbs. (The world record is 101 words per minute.) Two. Two words per minute. That’s how many I can type. About as fast as carving words in a stone slab in the catacombs. Does hyperbole grace every sentence …