Categories Archives: Cranky Young Man

The Shuffle Merge

If you live anywhere near a road in South-Eastern Wisconsin, you know that it’s been a rough construction season. In the past, when someone said:  “Wisconsin has two seasons:  Winter and Road Repair,” you probably chuckled and said:  “I hear that.” This year however, when someone says:  “Wisconsin has two seasons:  Winter and Road Repair,” […]

Kicking the Tires at the Child Show

As I’ve mentioned in the past, my wife and I don’t have kids.  It’s not that there’s anything wrong with kids, but we’re still on the fence in terms of what would be a better future investment:  Kids, or leasing a sports car. However, we did have a great time test driving a few toddlers […]

A Dog in This Fight

In a previous post, I addressed the issue of the proposed ban of the “R-Word.”  Since banning words is back on the table, I would like to nominate a phrase to put on the chopping block:  “…a dog in this fight.” If you’ve never heard the phrase before, it is almost always said with a […]

The Pre-Thanksgiving Root Canal

*This is dedicated to the hygienist and Dr. Taito, DDS who were worried that I might use this experience in one of my “bits.”  I am. First, some exposition:  For over a month I’ve had a wicked pain on the left side of my head.  Various doctors have prescribed antibiotics and pain killers to temporary results, […]

To “Be” or Not To “Be”

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’m something of a word nerd, which is why I was a little confused when I came across a colonial recipe for Thanksgiving turkey in a coffee table book.  It said: “Behead the foul ‘ere you pluck a feather…” Now, I had heard the term “behead” before, but, for […]