Half Past Friday ~ June 26th

The Half Past Friday survey was delayed this week due to a host of technical difficulties. And by “technical difficulties” I mean I was busy getting ready to spend some time with amigos & The Wife on a river float trip. And by “getting ready” I mean I drank my …

The Sissification Files – Chapter 1

Indisputable Fact Number One: firefighters are their own worst enemy. The same air of stubborn confidence that makes us wade into the middle of stupidly dangerous situations also breeds a viciously complacent attitude when it comes to our own health. Therefore, it is no surprise at all that heart attacks …

Same Soup, Different Bowl

The wild geniuses that are in charge of this site (ok, it’s just me and my multiple personalities) have decided on a few things: first, it’s obvious you lot love being entertained by yourselves, as is evidenced by the popularity of the Half Past Friday surveys; the downside is that …

Half Past Friday ~ June 19th

Friday, Friday, Friday! For all you 9-to-5’ers out there, this is the day of the week you’re living for. For us poor shift-type slobs, it just means a busier night, for this is when the northside knuckleheads get their party groove on. Then they fight. Then they bleed. Then they …

Fanny Packs and Fried Okra

Setting: Branson Missouri, a June day with 95 degree temperatures and all the humidity of a Vietnamese jungle Location: Silver Dollar City, aka “Steal Your Dollar Holler” (An amusement park with the theme “You Have A Great Past Ahead Of You”, meaning it’s centered on the “glorious” days of our …

What Time Is It?

Well, it would seem that the spam industry has managed to avoid these perilous financial times. How? How do they thrive? I was busy posing this question to the fish in the aquarium this morning, and it sent me into something of a tangent, followed by eight cups of coffee …

Half Past Friday ~ June 12th (**Explicit Lyrics**)

***WARNING: THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEEKS’ SURVEY ARE RACY & WILL MOST LIKELY, NO DEFINITELY, OFFEND THE SENSITIVE, THE YOUNG & THE MORE PROPER AMONG US!!*** Friday! At last! And to complete your work week, I have the results of yet another survey for you. The Half Past Friday poll …

On Hyper-Partisanship

First off, I want you to know that this is a semi-political essay you’re about to digest. But WAIT!! Don’t just click away and return to The Onion or some other site that is focused on Britney’s latest social transgression….give me a chance. And secondly, I want to disabuse you …

Half Past Friday ~ June 5th

This weeks Half Past Friday survey was a glance into what I have loosely titled The Hall of Shame.  The Hall consists of those whom you find attractive, but would be loathe to admit to in polite company. I threw out all the results that were either to contrary to …

The Enemies List 2009

I was recently reading about Richard Nixon’s infamous Enemies List, a revolving compilation of those who were considered a threat; apparently they were to be “dealt with” utilizing IRS audits and general intimidation tactics. Immediately, I was taken by the bold strategy. This categorization of those who are either: a.) …