Jun 012010
Scientist conducting a study

We’ve just posted the Summer 2010 column, titled The Humorless Twit Says “Study This.” Here’s a little snippet:

Most recently, the news had on a story about a study that noted sleeping too little can shorten your life (by the way, for those of you who recall, I have a now one-year-old son I wrote about for last summer’s issue and as I write this, I had a measly three hours of sleep last night [which might explain this column…]).

That got me to thinking about all the other studies I’ve heard about in the past that claim if you engage in behavior A, your life will be shortened by X years (or Y percent). So I decided out of sheer boredom curiosity to see which of these supposedly life-shortening behaviors I take part in, and by how long my life will be shortened.

Sep 262009

I finally got around to posting the September 2009 column, titled The Humorless Twit Is Sick—And He’s Not Feeling Well, Either.

Actually, I posted it a couple of weeks ago. I’m just getting around to doing all the administrative stuff that goes along with posting a new column. Such as writing about it on the blog.

Oh yeah, the column itself is about a recent rash (I know, I know) of illnesses that I’ve gone through.


May 062009

We’ve just posted the May 2009 column, The Humorless Twit’s Recipe for Disaster. Here’s a little preview:

1. Peel and dice potatoes.
2. Cut finger, bleed on potatoes, curse, bandage finger.
3. Rinse potatoes.
4. Place potatoes in a pot.
5. Add cold water to cover.
6. Bring to a boil over high heat.
7. Bandage catches fire, burning cut finger; curse up a storm.

Apr 122009

The April 2009 column is now online, woohoo! Aunt Flabby filled in, so to speak, for The Humorless Twit this month. Here’s an excerpt:

This month, I want to share with you my family’s most coveted recipes from the Great Depression. The reason for that, besides the fact that they are utterly scrumptious, is that we are going through some hard times now and we all need to save some money. But we still have to eat. Well, I don’t know about you but I know that I still have to eat. I ALWAYS have to eat! In fact, let me stop now to have my mid-morning snack.

Feb 262009

The March 2009 column is online.

There are few places in the world like Miami, in so many ways.

I mean, where else in the world can you find auto parts, clothing, appliances, furniture, even vehicles, all free for the taking, just by driving around town?

Why, it’s the perfect situation for the cash-strapped Miamian who needs, say, a new bed or some underwear!

Read the whole thing