And to All a Good Riddance

As the grotesque mass of space garbage we call 2016 hurtles toward oblivion, people everywhere are cheering the prospect of a new year. Myself included. We’ve proclaimed this the worst year ever, what with a most bizarre election cycle, the deaths of numerous beloved celebrities, raging wildfires and natural disasters, and the opening of the first seal of the Apocalypse. 2016 wasn’t that great a year for me personally, either. I lost my first car. I lost my second car. […]

Weekly Web Wanderings: Goodbye, Dave

It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week. Onward to the WWW! LATE SHOW David Letterman wrapped his 33-year career with an epic final Late Show this week. His last Top 10 list enlisted the help of some of his favorite funny friends, including a pair of Seinfeld alums with a perfect […]

Weekly Web Wanderings: My Second Chance Survivor Ballot!

It’s that special time of the week where I condense the very best of my world wide web wanderings into a single post. As always, you can follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest for all my wonderful web wanderings as they occur throughout the week. Onward to the WWW! SURVIVOR So, I’m a huge Survivor fan. I’ve been slowly working out this unhealthy obsession for 15 years, but now I’ve become unhealthily obsessed all over again. The upcoming fall season will be a “Second Chance” […]

Embracing the New “No Collar” in Me

I’ve always been a huge Survivor fan. Though my fanfare has waned in recent years, the grandfatherly reality show remains compelling to me. This current season has pitted a tribe of “white collar” people against a tribe of “blue collars” against a tribe of so-called “no collars.” We can all envision the suited white collar person indoors and the grimy blue collar person sweating outside. But what of the no collars? In Survivor terms, these people are the crazies. The ones with rogue tattoos and piercings, […]

Westboro Baptist Church Freedom

Westboro Baptist Church fascinates me. Though not a perfect metaphor, I liken this fascination to that with colorful characters on Survivor. And by colorful, I basically mean despicable. I’m looking at you, RUSSELL HANTZ. For those unfamiliar, Westboro Baptist Church lies at the geographic center of America: Nowheresville, Kansas. The church was started by Fred Phelps, and much of Westboro’s members consists of his family, with some vagabonds sprinkled in there too. For years, I’ve watched interviews and read articles […]

The FRITZ: FINALE WEEK, Y’ALL

It’s The FRITZ, my weekly rapid-fire reality recap blog. For fellow lovers of Survivor and The Amazing Race, rejoice. For haters of all things non-scripted…step slowly from your screen. Uh, but please come back again soon. Like, seriously, don’t leave me forever because of this. The Amazing Race: THE FINALE This was it. After weeks of intra- and inter-team bickering, it came down to four final teams: the unlikeable “divorcees” (is that even a real term?), the border patrol agents […]

The FRITZ – Piggy McPig Rolls Into Town

It’s The FRITZ, my weekly rapid-fire reality recap blog. For fellow lovers of Survivor and The Amazing Race, rejoice. For haters of all things non-scripted…step slowly from your screen. Uh, but please come back again soon. Like, seriously, don’t leave me forever because of this. The Amazing Race This week’s episode can be summed up by a single repetitive Bollywood task and dance and GOOD GOSH THAT SONG. The producers loved that “hey yah hey yah yah” song so much […]

The FRITZ – “The game is still afoot.”

So sorry that I missed FRITZing with you all last week. The Amazing Race was off due to an awards show about music of the country variety, so I feel less bad since there was only Survivor to recap. But I’m back, Doc. Back from the future. Survivor: One World So remember how this season started out as “one world,” since, well, that’s the title of the season, but then it contradicted the title and became two worlds, but then […]