Correcting Your Behavior Since 2017

November 6, 2017

As a public service to those men out there who are attempting to hide their hair loss with some sort of fakery, I offer this helpful tip: it isn't working.

Friend, each morning when...

October 30, 2017

The Curmudgeon does a lot of traveling by air. (Spreading the word on what everyone is doing wrong is a full-time job lately—busy, busy, busy.) As we all know, air travel has chang...

October 23, 2017

Tools aren't interchangeable. Ask anyone who works with his hands. Artists use different brushes to achieve different effects. Each brush has a specialty. Use a rigger or a fan to...

October 16, 2017

All right, Curmudgeonites. I'm going to try to lay this out calmly . . . though I don't expect to succeed. This is how it works: When adults make appointments together, they each t...

October 9, 2017

Note: for the next installment of the Our Declining Language series, the Curmudgeon plans to compile a collection of misspellings found on restaurant menus. And I'm welcoming reade...

October 2, 2017

As a native, born-and-bred New Yorker—as well as a somewhat ancient one—I've had the opportunity to witness a lot of changes in our fair city. I remember subway tokens. They were b...

September 25, 2017

Richard and Cindy have a problem. House #1 has the lanai overlooking the Pacific that Cindy has always dreamed of, but there's no place for Richard to practice his golf swing. Hous...

September 18, 2017

If you've ever enjoyed that uniquely Italian beverage, caffè espresso, you know of its cheeky zing and bitter goodness. It's not quite like any other coffee. It's nearly impossible...

September 11, 2017

America is quite a country. Here, in this golden land of opportunity where dreams come true, even the least among us can rise from the humblest of beginnings to become world f...

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