HERE'S TO YOU GEORGE WASHINGTON: Whether you got the day off or are trudging through a typical Monday, The Nanigans will keep the world at bay for a good spell.
THE END OF CIVILIZATION: This is surely one of the signs.
AND THIS MIGHT BE ANOTHER SIGN: Honestly? I'm not sure that even I have enough disdain in my heart for these people. And lest you think that I have an issue with kids drinking coffee, I don't. Moderation and all that. It's the pretense that cheeses me off.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: Bruce Springsteen speaking to the Guardian newspaper in London.
"I have spent my life judging the distance between American reality and the American dream... What was done to our country was wrong and unpatriotic and un-American and nobody has been held to account... There is a real patriotism underneath the best of my music but it is a critical, questioning and often angry patriotism."
WE TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN:
THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD*: Those who own swords and those who don't. These are their stories.
OOPS: I'm pretty sure that this kind of behavior is frowned upon by their marketing department.
RECOMMENDED: I finally saw this movie over the weekend. It features a tip-of-the-hat to one of my favorite movies from my youth. The performances are really terrific. The special effects are impressive. But nothing matters if there isn't a good story, and this one has got it.
THEN THERE'S THIS: If you subscribe to the sentiments expressed above, you need to read this (unless you don't mind eating duck feathers, sand, wood, plastic, petroleum products, fertilizer, beetle juices and more).
CHARITABLE GIVING AND FAITH: How do the Presidential candidates stack up?
MOVIE TRAILER OF THE DAY: Have you heard about the movie about street gangs who settle their turf war scores by playing a dance dance revolution-esque video game? You have now. Warning: they are street gangs. They speak accordingly.
SPEAKING OF SWINGIN': Awkward.
MAMA GRIZZLIES HAVE EVOLVED: Now they are Birth Contral Grizzlies and they are not happy.
FIRE FALLS: Ever see a waterfall of fire? Yosemite is the place to be. For the record, Yosemite is one of my favorite places on Earth.
WANTED: Adventurous foodies who don't mind being isolated from the outside world for four months in the name of science. BONUS: On a lava field in Hawaii.
AN INVITATION FOR SHENANIGANS:
*With thanks to the Pete and Joe Show, the single greatest morning radio show of all time. ALL TIME.