Car Accident

Over the weekend I was reminded of the worst car accident I ever had. Almost. It was back when I lived in Los Angeles, which is consistently rated one of the best cities in which to be brutally killed in an automobile. Let me set the scene. It was May 2013. I was cruising down the 105 freeway. The road in that particular area was six lanes wide with a smattering of traffic spread across it, all going about seventy miles per hour. It was a glorious, sunny spring day. The kind of day when nothing can possibly go wrong. I should note, this wasRead More →

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Reruns from the Vault Original airdate: April 6, 2014 Original forum: Facebook One of the first sites we visited during our European exile was the Leaning Tower of Pisa. While I was there I learned an important lesson: It’s okay to screw up. If you go big enough, you might even make a tourist attraction. Over the weekend I learned a lot about the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and about life. Construction on the tower began in 1173, but by the time they got to the third level it was already sinking into the soft ground and tilting to one side. The original architect isRead More →

One Dumb Move

Reruns from the Vault Original airdate: September 28, 2010 Original forum: LiveJournal.com It sucks when you get a song stuck in your head. It’s worse when it’s one that nobody’s ever heard of and they think you’re insane. That happened to me from 2003-2010 with an ’80s PSA called “One Dumb Move.” I rallied the support of the internet and managed to not only prove the song was real, but also obtain a recording and a video. The earworm was slain! In 2003, I asked the LiveJournal community if anyone remembered an ’80s PSA called “One Dumb Move.” At first, nobody did. But, since thereRead More →