You gotta feel for Jon Stewart, who has one of the toughest jobs in show business. He has to be informed, folksy, intelligent, self-deprecating, persistent, polite, informative without being pedantic and both witty and funny simultaneously, which is not easy.
And today, he had to be reasonable.
Oy. Reasonable. How’s a guy supposed to run a 150,000-person [...]
Ah, Colorado. Twenty degrees yesterday morning, 50 today. We’re looking at a high of 70-something, and good weather is in the forecast (mostly) for the next 10 days. Is it any wonder our rose bushes are seriously confused, budding out in October?
Normally we’ve had at least one round of moderately unpleasant weather by Halloween, but [...]
People sometimes ask me, “Mr. Mad Dog, dude, sir, why on earth did you ever abandon the spectacular high-country beauty of Crusty County for the gritty unreality of the clusteropolis known as Bibleburg?”
The answer lies (or rather, jogs) here. A few more years on that wind-scoured rockpile outside Weirdcliffe and I’d have started running barefoot [...]
Thanks and a tip of the tinfoil beanie to Jesus’ General by way of Fried Green al-Qaedas.
We were here when it fell, and we heard it. The last tree standing in our back yard has been sawn down and hauled away in chunks.
Turkish loved that crabapple tree, and so did Miss Mia Sopaipilla. It was fine for climbing, and occasionally held a toothsome squirrel or two.
We two-legged sorts were less enamored [...]
Valentino Campagnolo explains his company’s new electronic shifting system:
“Our system is different to Shimano’s. Their one is 10-speed, while ours is 11-speed.”
We’re seeing lots of journalism from The Old Gray Lady, McClatchy and other national news sources lately about politics in Colorado.
The Senate contest between the right-wing dingbat Ken “Aw, She Was Askin’ For It” Buck and Democrat Michael Bennett is a tossup in the final stretch, despite the nearly $30 million spent on it by [...]