Wednesday, November 29, 2006

How to Pack Martini Glasses

Maybe it was when we moved to our current apartment, 27 months ago, that I noticed we had way too many cocktail (AKA, Martini) glasses.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


As a video storage medium, DVDs are well and good, but they're not without problems. Imagine a video storage medium with the following improvements.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Separated at Birth

Don't Dennis Miller and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look alike?
Dennis Miller, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Saturday, March 4, 2006


I've been meaning to post this for three years. I am a man of few words. I appreciate brevity. When I start a book, I always thumb to the back to see how many pages it is. If it's more than four or five hundred (it often is, no matter how trivial the theme) I sigh or cluck or tsk tsk. This is when my wife takes the book and bonks me on the head with it.

I assume most editors are lazy. They perform a valuable service, but not enough of it.

I also am a long time hater of business-speak. Three years and a few months ago, I ran across a memo posted in my company's breakroom that set off both my verbosity and anti-corp-speak alarms. It was full of excess words and pompous, official sounding phrases. So I edited it. And left it there. After a couple of weeks, I took it down for posterity.