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Chinese Challenge

How do you feel about the trade deficit? Does it keep you up at night? Do you find yourself scouring online news outlets at all hours, looking for the latest news on how far in the red America is with our imports vs. exports? Does it make you feel ill to see "Made In China" on everything? Have I got...

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Nuts

Following the end of the formal education trek, the American male will enter the work force, don new threads, and start a great adventure, sure to end with hair-loss, erectile dysfunction, depression, suicidal thoughts, and ultimately this comment: "You know, in my day ..."...

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Ethereal Excitement

The movie, "The Invention of Lying," presents a world where people are incapable of lying. They just say whatever is on their minds, such as:...

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Ancient Abba

If you ever need a self-esteem boost, get a kid to ask you a question with historical context. You'll get a result similar to this text my wife sent me:...

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Morning Buddies #3

Based on how much of it boys eat, breakfast cereal should be declared a separate food group. Nutritious? Let's assume the jury is forever being tampered with....

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Doody Calls

My sister Shalom has a one-working-bathroom house. Normally this is fine for her and her husband, and I don't think they've trained the huskies to use the john (I know they say they're like children, but Meet the Parents was just a movie, and Jinxy was a cat, so), but I guess if they took a turn...

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Roadtrip Renegade

What does it take for you to admit that you're wrong? Is it getting stuck down some back country road, where the only landmarks you see are stripped and rusted carcasses of cars, bullet holes as prevalent as rust patches, parts strewn about like Predator of the machines has had its way, all the...

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'Mommy, we've got to fix her'

First impressions are crucial. Well, sometimes, anyway....

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'It's All Twangled'

The wannabe Paris Hilton strutted down the hall at church, having just showed off her knock-off Uggs to all the other admiring three-year-olds. Moments later, she stumbled and nearly went down, Dad's grip on her hand the only thing saving her from rug-burn, free-styling, fuzzy-balled laces to blame....

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'All Sorts of Awesome'

Last Friday, my wife, Amy, and I went to see Seinfeld at the Adler in Davenport. Though everything he said was quotable, my pen could only capture so much, lacking as I am in the bionic appendage department. ...

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