by Tom Yulsman Except for the shoulders of Longs Peak and other mountains in the distance, almost no snow is evident in this picture taken above Gem Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park last Friday. The lake sits at 8,830 feet. (PHOTO: Courtesy Tom Yulsman)
I suspect very few of us Coloradans will ever forget the day, a few years back, when our nitwit former governor posed before the cameras and pronounced that “today, the entire state of Colorado is on fire.”
Time for a glimmer of a prospect of optimism. If I never try it out, after all . . . how will I know how it feels. The GOP, in short, appears to be doing its best to destroy itself, a sustained, gruesome death march to minority status. Hear, hear, who thought they’d outdo Palin for VP?
Daniel Drezner’s visit to Graceland a few years back taught him something important about writing about zombies. Fellow tourists seemed to fall into two contingents: The first contingent was thoroughly, utterly sincere in their devotion to all things Elvis. They were hardcore fans, and Graceland was their Mecca, their Jerusalem, and their Rome…. The second […]
Quite a lot has happened since we last turned to the antics of the Murdoch clan, so time for an update. First, let’s do a little score-keeping—last August we gave Rupert and James Murdoch six months in their current jobs. Well, I’ll take 50%, thank you very much, if you grant I was a bit […]
It has recently come to my attention that you thought it would be really clever to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords so that you could peek under the hood and see all the goodies about them that they don’t care to make public. I’m not entirely sure what it is you hoped to […]
Jennifer Rubin of the Washington Post called President Obama’s remarks to Russian President Medvedev a “stunning gift” to Republicans.
This just in: the surviving members of Aerosmith sell out (BIG TIME), and can somebody get Mr. Perry a tissue?
It has been observed, here and elsewhere, what a fucking embarrassment Steven Tyler has become. Once Aerosmith was among America’s greatest bands, and today they occupy the #5 spot (with a bullet) on my Oh How the Mighty Have Fallen list. It was refreshing, then, when Joe Perry brought the hammer down on his silly-ass […]
Boulder Ghost Tour Because I want to see ghosts, I pass the two rooms in this hotel that are said to be haunted. I want to see the filmy image, at the end of the hall, holding a bony finger to his lips Telling me I’ve said enough and now is the time to listen; […]
Earl Scruggs, the legendary master of the bluegrass banjo, is dead at 88. It was just a few days ago that I was writing about the music that I grew up with, and rest assured, Flatt & Scruggs were welcome in the Smith household. There’s honestly not a lot I can say that I feel is […]
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, they say. How true, how true, especially when it comes to reducing the wisdom of brilliant, complex minds to their pithiest quotes. In a recent thread on what has become of the GOP, one commenter went all-in with Henry David Thoreau’s famous (and greatly abused) edict: that government […]
by Lee Camp