The epitaph on poet Charles Bukowski’s grave says “Don’t Try.”
Whoever is naming the new cities around Atlanta has clearly adopted the same philosophy.
To put it kindly, Georgia’s newest cities have lame names.
Stonecrest? If you name anything after a mall you’re doing it wrong.
I’d suggest running whoever came up with that gem out of town but they’d probably like living someplace that doesn’t sound like a subdivision.
South Fulton? I’ve seen squirrels …
As any roadrunner will tell you, the only good coyote is a dead coyote.
State wildlife officials, as eager to kill the varmints as any Acme Corporation anvil salesman, are holding a contest to reduce the …
If being frisked by a stranger makes you frisky, I’ve got some good news.
The Transportation Security Administration is warning police departments that more aggressive pat-down procedures may result in increased complaints from airline passengers.
The more invasive screenings have already started. They are needed, the federal agency says, to “reduce the cognitive burden” on its employees.
I guess hiring smarter employees wasn’t an option.
The more physical search, for those passengers “randomly” …
As any graduate of the Electoral College will tell you, the public cannot be trusted.
When the U.K. needed help naming a new $287 million polar research ship, the masses voted for “Boaty McBoatface.”
Someone who wears a suit and a frown to work decided to override the public will and name it the “RRS Sir David Attenborough.”
The Internet’s hive mind then floated the idea that Attenborough, a famous naturalist, …
Ask anyone whose hair has turned all-gray well before its time and they will tell you “age doesn’t matter.”
They are wrong. At least when it comes to trying to beat your nephews at basketball.
The Constitution says the president has to be at least 35. The last time we voted, the only two presidential candidates with a chance to win were eligible for Medicare.
Our president is the oldest person elected …
“Elon Musk” sounds like cheap cologne, but it’s actually the name of a billionaire CEO who says people should become cyborgs to remain useful.
Since this article is mostly read by humans, many who haven’t even watched every episode of Star Trek, I feel compelled to explain cyborgs.
According to George Lucas and other experts, cyborgs are a blend of robots and people — humans fused with computerized and mechanical parts. …
Never ask an Atlanta Falcon to give you change for a dollar. They’ll only give you three quarters.
Jokes celebrating Atlanta’s misery were flying on social media like ravenous birds of prey as soon as the Patriots won the big game.
That’s OK. I’ve been a fan of Georgia teams my whole life. I’ve ridden the emotional roller coaster so often I no longer bother strapping myself in.
I’ve been a Falcons fans …
History is full of things some would rather not talk about.
If history is full of terrible things, it’s practically overflowing with terrible people.
One such person was Charles Augustus Lafayette Lamar, from Savannah.
In the late 1850s, Lamar joined forces with another awful human being, Charleston ship captain William C. Corrie, to import slaves from Africa, according to historical documents.
Federal law had prohibited importing slaves since 1808, but laws do …
Mocking politicians is a time-honored tradition.
Mocking the children of politicians? Not so much.
Take it from me, certain topics don’t lend themselves to easy chuckles. Jokes can poke fun at many things but it’s difficult to write a zinger lampooning innocent victims.
When I was growing up, we only got one or two channels on what I now consider a really small TV. Johnny Carson would come on late at night and …