Trying to enjoy life in the aftermath of tragedy as I deal with a progressively present substance abuse problem.
The following list, which is in no particular order, crosses many decades and genres, but is an attempt to give you a sampling of great music for when you just don't care anymore.
Join us in a bit of absurd comedy written somewhat in the style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Magic Realism.
Often lumped together, this article attempts to discern how chewing tobacco and cigarette addictions are different.
Third and final installment of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
Part 2 of 3 of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
Part 1 of 3 of a short story about the importance of the passions that drive us both in establishing identity and survival.
The truth of the matter is tobacco kills, but quitting the nasty habit also carries a series of long term side effects. If you don’t like being lied to, this is a must read.
The U.S. Electoral College is a bizarre and arbitrary system that only helps to alienate voters.
A proposed system for reviving dead blogs.
A look into a recent horrific act of Isis and the legitimacy of their threat for global domination.
A poem personifying the sloth, shortsightedness, and corruption that age sometimes brings.
This article examines practical versus impractical gun ownership practices and how changes in gun laws might better serve public safety.
A look into space travel for the proliferation of the human race.
The following is part of a chapter from an uncompleted novel I begain about 15 years ago. It chronicles the life of young man trying to come to terms with the death of his first true love.
An absurd twist on an entirely absurd situation. This political satire attempts to expose Donald Trump for the racist he is by putting the hate shoe on someone else's foot.
Sometimes life just loses all meaning.
The following article analyzes the stranglehold that ESPN currently has on the college football bowl season.
The following are the 8th and 9th chapters of a longer work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
Another installment in this humor driven series.
The following are the 6th and 7th chapters of a longer work which I will be submitting in installments. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
The following is the 3rd installment of a larger work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
The following is the 2nd installment of a longer work. It is a satire with elements of dark comedy. It follows a main character with a clearly defined morality that is well removed from normalcy.
The following is the first installment of a longer work. It is a satire of sorts with elements of dark comedy.
An analysis of the financial cost of keeping marijuana illegal.
Larry Rankin is at it again, picking on the poor, maligned 1% of the 1%, who are only trying to do their best to help the rest of us, in this parody of Dr. Seuss’s "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!"
Prose poem about the futility and uncertainty of existence.
How the birth of my daughter and the love of my family helped me to find the inner strength to love myself and fight my drug addiction.
Short story/ literary comedy: Phil Thomas Kurtz seeks to end acedemic elitism and constipation.
Should those of us owning simple homes with simple price tags be forced to pay for expensive homeowners insurance policies? An alternative to homeowners insurance.
Another installment of my comical genius! Feel free to bask in the glow of my comical ineptitude.
Learn about the poisonous pokeweed, and how it is detoxified to make the popular Southern dish Poke Sallet (Poke Salad).
This article explores the hypothesis that a simpler technology than airbags might have been developed to keep us safer and auto prices cheaper.
The combining of a variety of statistical accomplishments in FBS college football and NFL football to substantiate which states have had the biggest impact on the game. Links to other state rankings.
The following is a satirical look at ending all the world's problems told through the eyes of a well-meaning redneck.
Every 1,000 yard rusher in NFL history by state of birth. Per capita ranking. States 11-20. Links to state ranking overview and other state ranking databases.
We all know about the positive impact of sending our used items to the recycling plant, but not all of us understand the merits of old-fashioned repurposing.
This article explores the effects of abstract thought through humor presented to children by parents and loved ones.
Recent attitudes in society are leaning more to helping others by doing nothing. While in a few situations this is an effective method, this article touts the superiority of actually helping people.
This article details why neither a purely socialistic nor capitalistic society can function properly and that elements of both methodologies must be present for a healthy society.
15 ways in which the wealthy-elite undermine democracy
This article gives a general overview on finding the beach that best fits your preferences.
Satire. Satirical. 10 steps of how to survive in a school system and be bad at your job. How bad teachers are able to succeed in certain school systems.
Top 10 running backs all time; statistical ranking; statistical analysis; NFL
NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame State Rankings List; state by state list of hall of famers; hall of fame state by state rank; what state has the most pro football hall of famers
Larry Centers; Fullback; Pro Football NFL Hall of Fame; statistical analysis; leaders list
John L. Williams; Pro Football NFL Hall of Fame; Fullback; Statistical Analysis
Most deserving of Hall of Fame Induction: Brian Mitchell
Table of NFL players to have 1,000 yards in a season on the fewest catches/receptions with statistical and background analysis.