The Nextdoor Nazi Snowflake Syndrome

Remember the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld? “No soup for you!” Well there’s also “No NextDoor for you.” There are other applications for that “Nazi” moniker in life.  They pop up here and there from time to time.  People who have so many personal rules that it’s a miracle they can breathe.  And they insist on Read More …

Insipid Immigrant Meme Du Jour

Illegals on Welfare There’s a hot button issue for you You see these memes generated and disseminated on social media daily.  Someone comes up with some clever (or so they think) propaganda and turns it into a meme.  Then they turn it loose and a large number of non-critical-thinking individuals share it with their own Read More …

Misguided is the Correct Term

Misguided to be sure. It’s my nature to be skeptical.  This characteristic is a component of the skill-set that made me a good investigator for so many years.  So naturally, when I see some meme or posting that appears outrageous, implausible or just downright inflammatory, I research it.  This procedure takes all of about 60 Read More …

Very Stable Genius My Ass

Today’s Obliviot du Jour is Donald Jizz-Trump-et Over my 6+ decades on this planet I have been privileged to call a small number of true (165+ IQ) geniuses friends.  I have also been friends with a large number of very bright, perhaps genius people. I have worked with, and made the acquaintance of, a smattering Read More …

Bulk Trash Obliviots

I don’t know about your community But in Dallas we have Bulk Trash pickup monthly. This means you can put out anything.  Absolutely anything and line your sidewalk with it so the City can pick it up.  This is all part of our monthly garbage pickup fee.  I’ve seen tree limbs and branches 8 feet Read More …

Tales From the Front – a Landlord’s Lament

Sometimes You’re the Big Dog Sometimes You’re the Chew Toy The horrors of being a landlord Two tales of WTF Tenants Episode 1 The Three Little Pigs We rented a nice 3 bedroom house to 3 hair dressers (2 girls and a guy). A client of mine vouched for them and was their employer. They Read More …

It’s How You Deal With Problems That Defines You

This axiom applies to everything. However…  in this particular instance I am referring to the Dallas Fire Marshal shutting down an art show put on by Chocolate and Art in Dallas, Texas. In case you are unfamiliar with Chocolate and Art, this is an event organizer out of Los Angeles.  They do pop-up art shows Read More …

Obliviot Du Jour 6-24-2017

It’s not every day I stumble on an example to dramatic. Sometimes I just get lucky. Today’s obliviot comes from Pennsylvania.  His name is John Pisone and he thought he could hurl insults, racial taunts and cuss like a longshoreman to a black cameraman with video rolling – and have no price to pay.  Naturally, Read More …

A Classic Painful Obliviot Example In New Jersey

You may have seen this news article recently of a woman paying more attention to her phone than where she is walking.  This results in her toppling over a sidewalk opening access door and hurtling head-first into the abyss.  The 67 year old woman in this example was seriously injured and extracted from the basement Read More …

Obliviot of the Day – Kathy Griffin

And the Obliviot Trophy du Jour Goes To: Kathy Griffin (and Tyler Shields) <sorry dude, but this was dangerous and you should have known it> So a pair of pretty talented and well-known people get together and decide to make a dramatic, politically charged statement about our Tangerine in Chief.  You may know the target Read More …