Category Archives: Stuff

DaveTown – The Tumblr Years

For a couple years now, this particular version of my blog has been lost in cyberspace, only to reappear in the last week or so. I moved the whole operation over to Tumblr. You can see it Here. Here  is … Continue reading

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How To Enjoy Being A Teacher

You have to like kids. This is the sine qua non of teaching. If you don’t genuinely like kids, go be a Mall Cop, where this would be an advantage. You really have to have a keen sense of humor … Continue reading

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My First ToonDoo

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MORE CONTRARIANISM

This time on the economy, from Lew Rockwell at the Mises Institute. Money quote: Sometimes the bad news is the good news. So it is with the report that retail sales are down by 0.1 percent in July, the sharpest … Continue reading

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TOP FIVE

TOP FIVE MOVIE LINES:(Not of ‘all times’ or anything like that, but rather in my own particular and admittedly odd view of great 20th Century cee-nee-ma) “You keep using that word . . . I do not think it means … Continue reading

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INTERESTING VIEW OF GAS PRICES

And probably the correct one.

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ANGER

This is without a doubt the best thing I’ve ever read on the subject of anger. It’s really no surprise it comes from the pen of Mark Shea For righteous anger is not sin if we use it as God … Continue reading

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NO MAN BUT A BLOCKHEAD EVER WROTE, EXCEPT FOR MONEY

I can only see the Writer’s Guild strike as a Win-Win proposition. Either the greedybastard Producers will have to pay the Writers something approaching what they’re worth, or Prime-Time television will die a slow lingering death. I’m okay with either … Continue reading

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BEST HEADLINE OF THE MONTH

CITIES CRACKING DOWN ON SAGGY PANTS Get it? They’re CRACKing down on saggy pants . . . Stop it! You’re killin’ me!

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DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE

I hope you all realize this new Bin Laden video is nothing more than a transparent attempt to create ‘buzz’ for the upcoming release of his new hip-hop album. The title is . . . . Wait for it . … Continue reading

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CHANGE IS GOOD (I HOPE)

Today is the first day of school around here. But not for me. For the first time since 1993, I’m not standing in a classroom this morning. Instead I’m in my office, practicing law. It’s a strange sensation, not being … Continue reading

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SPAWN OF HOMER

This is what I look like in the Simpsons Universe:

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TIME IS ON THEIR SIDE

If these guys aren’t careful, they’re going to bump headlong into God. Money Quote (from a letter by Albert Einstein, consoling the family of a close friend who had recently died): “Now he has departed from this strange world a … Continue reading

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THIS IS A STRANGE COUNTRY

Remember the good ol’ days, when a football player could murder his ex-wife and a complete stranger, but still get off scot-free?  Nowadays, some quarterback kills a couple dogs, and they won’t even let him show up for work. Powered … Continue reading

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WHO KNEW?

Two surprises here: Not only is St Bernard of Clairvaux blogging, nearly 800 years after he died (which, let’s face it, is pretty impressive in and of itself), but what’s more, he’s surprisingly up-to-speed on cutting-edge moral theology issues, such … Continue reading

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MALICIOUS MISCHIEF

Prisoners copyright their names, sue Warden for infringement. I especially like the part where they file liens on his house and cars. Why not? Seems like an entertaining way to spend all that free time, and besides, what’re they gonna … Continue reading

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IS THIS A WORD?

From an AP article about the World Series of Poker: The final table says a lot about the globality of poker and the globality of our fans,” said Jeffrey Pollack, World Series of Poker commissioner for event owner Harrah’s Entertainment … Continue reading

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NON-NEWS THAT IS MORE TRUE THAN THE NEWS

Sadly enough, it takes a fake news site to boil down all the nonsense we hear on the “real” news.

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FAUX NO MO’

Okay, my last post was full of faux outrage. Mock outrage. Pseudo outrage. Not, uh . . . for real outrage. Today I’m serious. Last week in Salt Lake City (which, last I heard was still part of the Union) … Continue reading

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

In times of universal deceit, telling the truth will be a revolutionary act. – George Orwell

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