On August 23, 2011 – 366 days ago – I left a beautiful Chicago, Illinois apartment and began my road trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. I made that voluntary move kicking and […]
And we're off…
It’s official. I no longer live in Chicago. I currently don’t live anywhere, actually. For the next week, I will be homeless, bouncing around from couches to hotels to spare bedrooms. Last […]
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
Nota Bene #105: The Illustrated Dick
“When all you are becomes defined as the amount of information traceable to you, what are we then? What have we become, in a world where there is no separation, no door, […]
Nota Bene #104: Large Marge Sent Me
“Everything is changing. People are taking the comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” Who said it?
Predicting the 21st Century: Nostraslammy's ten-year review
Ten years ago, at the turn of the millennium, Nostraslammy took a stab at predicting the 21st Century, with a promise to check back every ten years to see how the prognostications […]
Nota Bene #95: STFU
Gonna try something different
TunesDay: "Fired up!" This is the music that should be on stage with Obama tonight
What is it with these wild, out-of-control visitors to the Gulf Coast bearing German names? First we had Katrina, three years ago tomorrow; now Gustav is threatening an unwelcome arrival. But we […]
Is America ready for McChange?
It was one of this election season’s most surreal moments. Right about the time the other night that Barack Obama was clinching the Democratic nomination, a reanimated corpse Sen. John McCain took […]
The "McCain standard" and the rise of the Calphalon Candidate
If you’re following America’s electoral theater at all, you know that we have a candidate with a preacher problem. And that the candidate in question has been put in the uncomfortable position […]