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Finding Solutions To The Problems We Create

If we want to cut down on disease and achieve meaningful health care reform, we should make it a top nonpartisan priority to address our nation’s nutrition crisis. –Dariush Mozaffarian, Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University There are so many hot-button issues on which I want to voice my opinion that I …

Responding to the Whiner In Chief

Among all the character flaws one might attribute to the 45th president of the United States, one of the most annoying is that he is a chronic whiner. Almost every time he takes to Twitter it is for the express purpose of whining and complaining about one thing or the …

Pornhub Users Are Exchanging Food Recipes And Cooking Tips On The Adult Website

The website is becoming quite educational. Source: Pornhub Users Are Exchanging Food Recipes And Cooking Tips On The Adult Website – DesignTAXI.com I can hear the excuse flying now. Spouse discovers Pornhub listed in the browser history and confronts their significant other, “You’ve been watching porn, haven’t you?” Defensively, the …

It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye

September was not a kind month. Let’s take a moment to consider what all happened, in no particular order. At least 70 known deaths from Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas area. This doesn’t count the deaths in Louisiana and Mississippi nor deaths that occurred after the storm as a …

Distraction Destroys Even The Most Noble Protests

People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody. -Colin Kaepernick Much of the United States has seen one protest right after another for more than a year now. There …

This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will NOT bring about the Rapture

A Christian researcher has blended theories about Planet X and the eclipse and decided that the world ends Saturday Source: This Saturday, an invisible rogue planet will bring about the Rapture . . . maybe – Salon.com There are fools everywhere and there is always someone wanting to push for …

Roald Dahl’s “Charlie” Was Supposed To Be Black

“I don’t know why (it was changed). It’s a great pity.” Liccy Dahl, Roald Dahl’s widow There is so much about children’s literature that we love. We identify with the characters and sometimes even take on some of their traits. We look at how they solve the problems in their …

Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: ‘She Rocks’

When downed trees blocked the road near Sister Margaret Ann’s school in southwest Miami-Dade County, she grabbed a chainsaw and got to work. Source: Nun With A Chainsaw Becomes Symbol Of Post-Irma Cleanup: ‘She Rocks’ : The Two-Way : NPR   There’s a lesson here, dudes. When a tree falls …

#StupidQuestionsFor [deity of your choice] 

  Source: (38) #StupidQuestionsForJesus hashtag on Twitter Twitter games are an interesting and often fun way to pass the time, especially when this Old Man is between some of the most boring fashion shows he’s ever seen. Seriously, New York Fashion Week blows chunks in just about every direction this …

Is All This Suffering Really Necessary?

Hey, dudes! We’re glad you could join us again. I’ve been worried about some of you down in Florida and want to make sure those of you in Georgia and Alabama stay safe as well. Let’s get things started with an appropriately named playlist while you read. Let it get …

There Is A Park Full Of Giant Penises In South Korea

Insert penis pun. NSFWish. Source: There Is A Park Full Of Giant Penises In South Korea With Hurricane Irma bearing down hard on Florida, I thought we needed something to divert our attention for a moment. You’ll want to click the source link above to read the full story. As …

Abiding Guide To Being Chill Through A Hurricane

“This [Hurricane Irma] could easily be the most costly storm in U.S. history, which is saying a lot considering what just happened two weeks ago.” -Brian McNoldy, a hurricane researcher at the University of Miami, alluding to the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. Everywhere you look, it seems, people are …

Preparing for Hurricane Irma | Virgin

I will be on Necker alongside our team, as I have been on the three times we have had hurricanes over the past 30 years. -Richard Branson Source: Preparing for Hurricane Irma | Virgin Billionaire Richard Branson is riding out Hurricane Irma on his private island in the Caribbean. He’s …

There Is No Chill When You Worry

Dude! Thanks for stopping by! Let’s start this thing by clicking on this week’s playlist. Let it run for a few songs, get yourself into the groove ’cause there’s a definite groove. Maybe burn some green if you’re so inclined. Let’s chill together for a while. Early one morning this …

15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More

Nobody cares how busy your are or how work you late, they just care what you get done. Source: 15 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Just More Friday afternoon, Labor Day weekend, and here I am talking about work? What the fuck am I thinking? I’m thinking that …

Rules Don’t Apply When They’re Wrong

Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules?  -Walter, arguing with Smokey Rules. There are times when they are absolutely necessary, such as bowling, or football, or most any competitive event. They lay out the framework that allows …

Look! The Old Man Has A New Book!

Are we excited around here or what? The Old Man has published a new book! Rethinking ‘Merica is an examination of the current state of the country with practical suggestions for what we can do to actually make it better. This isn’t ear-tickling political garbage, mind you. If anything the Old Man …

Your coffee habit could lower your risk of death

Participants who drank at least 4 cups significantly lowered their risk of dying. Source: Your coffee habit could lower your risk of death DUDES! Who knew we had the elixir of life right in front of us this whole time? Doctors have been saying quite a while that coffee is …

Why are we so attached to our things? – Christian Jarrett | TED-Ed

Do we abide better when we learn to let go of material possessions? What if The Dude had just let go of his rug? Something to think about. After witnessing the “violent rage” shown by babies whenever deprived of an item they considered their own, Jean Piaget – a founding …

Positive Thinking Won’t Lead You To Happiness

Good morning, dudes! If this were a traditional church, we would probably begin by singing some hymns or maybe having a live band guide us through some of our favorite songs. This is not a traditional church, though. I mean, you can hum something if you want, we won’t fault …

How To Abide While Not Becoming A Victim Of Terrorism

There’s little question that terrorism is a bad thing and if we’re all quite honest with ourselves we’d really rather not get all caught up in any part of that mess. The problem is that no one ever knows when or where a terrorist might strike. They seem to look …

DUDE Products – The Original Wipes For Men 

The future is now. Ditch your toilet paper and get DUDE Wipes. Also try our new body & face wipes with natural ingredients. As seen on Shark Tank.

Source: DUDE Products – The Original Wipes For Men – DudeProducts

THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT!

I just came across these by accident and, of course, had to share. If anyone has actually used this product, then feel free to leave a comment below.

The interesting factor is that this popped up just minutes before I leave for an appointment with my proctologist.

Coincidence?

Abide, my friends.

The Chillatitudes: A basic guide for learning to abide

While reading, the Old Man suggests playing this in the background: grew up in an extremely religious family. My late father was a Southern Baptist pastor and Mom was the quintessential pastor’s wife. Everything we did revolved around the church. We said grace before every meal regardless of how public …

About Time

Old Man’s thought for the day   Time is fleeting. The moments are passing. Time is not on your side for time treats everyone the same. We never “have” time because time is not something we can possess. We cannot “make” time because there is no more time to be made. …

We Are Slobs

Fashion retail is failing because we prefer to dress like bums   The Short Version With thousands of major brand name stores closing this year, fashion labels and department stores alike are struggling to find a way adapt to a fundamental shift in how people dress. Comfort dominates over style. …

Can I Eat Here?

Note: This article was previously published on the Old Man’s other website. We apologize if you’ve read it before. We needed content and the Old Man is cheap. For us. For anyone else, he’s insanely expensive.  Fighting Type 2 Diabetes means finding flexible places to dine   Ready-to-wear fashion season …

The Rise And Fall Of Mayberry

Note: This article was previously published on the Old Man’s other website. We’ve moved it over here to help populate the place a bit. Andy needs a gun and Opie’s moving meth.     Smalltown America has always been an important part of who we are as a country. Back …