Category: Essay

The Animation Dark Ages

Like many art forms, animation has gone through many periods of good and bad. And like those other cases there were many causes. In the early years cartoons were done by hand. An artist, or more commonly a team would draw and colour each frame, a time consuming and expensive process. In the late sixties [Continue]

Armstrong and Doping

What gets me about this whole thing is the hypocrisy. Not Armstrong’s. He lied and cheated and now is being forced to grovel. No it’s the hypocracy of those persicuting him. The other cyclists that are adopting a holier than thou attitude when every one of them were doingt the same thing. You simply can [Continue]


There’s a new branch on the family tree. My nephew and his wife just had a baby. Her name is Aria and the family is all a flutter over her. She arrived in the usual way and all concerned are doing well. You know it’s funny. I never wanted kids, and in that regard I [Continue]


Was it necessary to drop the bomb on Japan? I don’t know. I know the people making the decisions at the time thought so, and they were the only ones that counted. I’m not sure that those of us that didn’t live through those times, with those experiences, and those pressures, and that history have [Continue]

Political Correctness

I hate the term Political Correctness. The reason is simple. I never hear someone calling someone out using the term. Nobody has ever in my presence said “You can’t say that, it’s not Politically Correct.” without meaning it in an ironic way. I have never run across a case where someone used it to stop [Continue]