When This is Spinal Tap came out back in 1984, it was either the first mocumentary or at least the first mocumentary to be widely recognized. Since then, we’ve seen a multitude of such creations; most notably, The Office. This begs the question: Has the mockumentary format been overdone? Is it a genre unto itselfContinue reading “EYE”


My dad gave me an idea about the “light at the end of the tunnel.” It wasn’t quite this gag, though, but I’ll give him credit. My dad works as a supervisor to big development projects. While making his rounds one day, he struck up a conversation with one of the contractors. It went alongContinue reading “TUNNEL”


What is fake news other than yellow journalism? Yellow journalism seems to have seen a giant uptick with the advent of the Internet – click bait and what not. But there is something insidious behind it all. Click bait, in and of itself, isn’t necessarily bad as it’s nothing more than clever copywriting. What I’mContinue reading “FAKE NEWS”


The closest I’ve ever been to a hockey game was playing the bubble-top game at the pizzeria or watching The Mighty Ducks. The latter has a pretty wide gap in the critics-to-audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (I loved it!). I grew up in a small desert town in New Mexico. Needless to say, there isn’tContinue reading “PUG & PUCK”


I am not a fan of mermaids. At first blush, that may sound absurd, but hear me out. By the end of this little commentary, you too, my friend, may be wary of the creatures. The first thing we need to consider is whether mermaids are living creatures on this earth. I believe they areContinue reading “LYDIA & LANI”


If you’re a guy who is wondering how to get girls to like you, let me give you a thirty-second lesson that may be better than all those pick up chicks books: Pursue a worthy goal. That’s it. Simple, right? Yes. Easy? Not quite. In fact, worthy goals are rarely easy, which is why they’reContinue reading “WANDA”


If such a thing as a zombie apocalypse were to happen, it would either come super quick or super slow; nothing in between. Why? In between is manageable. Super fast is to fast to build systems to combat it. Super slow is an insidious creep which is unnoticed (or even approved of) until it isContinue reading “ZOMBIES”


Few will get this gag. That’s the point. Is it better to have a humor that is only understood by a small group of people? It’s better, many would say, to appeal to many. Only a few would say to appeal to a few. I prefer the few. It’s the whole inch-wide-mile-deep idea. For instance,Continue reading “ESOTERIC”


When I was a kid, there were times when I was sentenced to a timeout. I preferred a spanking because, while it was painful, it was short-lived. Timeouts drove me crazy because it was a waste of time. In any case, my mom would usually give me five minutes to “sit and think about whatContinue reading “FUTURE HEADACHE”


One of my favorite books is “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline. And while it is more about virtual reality than augmented reality, it’s a good place to start and to end. We live in the physical world, of course. Yet, we’re slowly making the digital world our habitat. As this progresses, there is aContinue reading “AUGMENTED”


What do your dreams say about you? Is it possible that our dreams are an extension of our consciousness? Of course, no one can truly define consciousness let alone where it comes from. Think about it: our bodies are made up of trillions of cells. All these cells bind together to form organs and tissueContinue reading “VAMPIRE”


I can’t remember who it was, but someone pointed out to me that motivational speakers point to success stories and preach the “fail you way to success” sermon. Does it work? Yes and no. It worked for the people who had success, not for the people who haven’t or have yet to find success. OnContinue reading “REJECTION”







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