It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

Recently, I stopped at a convenience store and popped into the bathroom. When I went to wash my hands, it was one of those new-fangled combo deals -- where the sink and the hand dryer are all built into the same vanity. And there was only one of them in this particular restroom. So, I…

What Do Commencement Speeches Tell Us About the Current Zeitgeist?

It's graduation season. Time to put on a funny square hat, sit in a crowded room, and listen to someone speak words that are intended to send you off into the next phase of life. It's graduation season, so it must also be time for commencement speeches. Now, for most of us, graduation presentations are, at…

Are you … hangry?

Have you seen the Snickers commercials where people aren't themselves until a buddy gives them a candy bar to eat? One bite, and the person goes from frumpy/strange/inept, back to themselves. Like in this commercial of a guy who, without Snickers, acts like a diva: Now, I'm not sure how a candy bar with 250…