Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

September 30, 2019

We live in remarkable times, do we not? Technology has got things moving so fast (and, on occasion, efficiently) that it’s dazzling to experience. You can be sitting in your podiat...

September 23, 2019

"The black man in America is the most-copied man on this planet, bar 

none. Everybody wanna be [black], but nobody wanna be [black]."

—Paul Mooney, comedian 

(who used another te...

September 16, 2019

As regular readers of The Weekly Curmudgeon will know, I periodically offer photographic evidence of America's

rapidly plummeting linguistic standards. Many thanks to those readers...

September 9, 2019

There’s rather a long list of things that let me know I’ve become old. There’s the sudden onset of random pains that vanish as quickly as they came, a new passion for naps, weight...

September 2, 2019

Week after week, your Curmudgeon fights nobly against an oh-so-powerful temptation to write about national politics. I resist, not because there’s any shortage of improprieties in...

August 26, 2019

There are, believe it or not, a couple of things with which I agree within the stated Republican philosophy. In particular, I like very much the idea of personal responsibility, an...

August 19, 2019

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, the English mountaineer George Mallory (1886-1924) famously responded, “Because it is there.” 

Yes, yes . . . very clever. Pith...

August 12, 2019

It used to be one could dine out without needing the skills of a translator. Back then, menus would be carefully proofread, lest sloppy spelling or other errors reflect poorly on a...

August 5, 2019

Earlier this week, I received a lovely message of encouragement via the official Weekly Curmudgeon mailbox. Now, your Curmudgeon doesn’t typically get a lot of reader communiqués (...

July 29, 2019

Happy Monday, readers. Well, here we are, gathered together once again. Another week come and gone, and your Curmudgeon still has yet to run out of topics. It seems there is a bott...

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