So it's all over the news that there's a new cryptocurrency being introduced. Something called "Libra". Apparently we're not confused enough already by Bitcoins, so they decided to up the ante by giving us a new puzzle to decipher. It seems to be a perfect opportunity to return to the special feature known as the … Continue reading Squeaky Wheel Says: I Still Haven’t Figured Out Bitcoins!
So I'm trying to get back to the kind of posts I've generated in the past, and here's what I've come up with. Folks, it's time for a new edition of the Squeaky Wheel. You might recall that previous Squeaky Wheel posts are all about my grumbling, cantankerous take on something that's bugging me, and … Continue reading Squeaky Wheel Says
On this edition of the Squeaky Wheel, the GMC Special Feature that allows me to grumble about whatever is currently bugging me, we're going to tackle the question of why they keep trying to speed up the game of baseball. You can't help but see it discussed everywhere these days, and you might think it's … Continue reading Squeaky Wheel Says: Leave Baseball Alone!
The subject of the latest installment of the Squeaky Wheel is going to seem like a relatively minor thing for me to be grumbling about, but it directly relates to a pet peeve of mine, one that's shared by most veterans of my former industry. My sore spot was poked when I spotted a recent … Continue reading Squeaky Wheel Says: Once A Boxman Always A Boxman
Welcome to the birth of a new Special Feature! Since I've already said that the reconstituted GMC isn't going to depend too heavily on the old Special Features I thought I'd fudge a little by adding a new one, and what better time to do it than the start of a new year? Also, since … Continue reading Say Hello To The Squeaky Wheel
Today I thought I'd once again indulge one of my pet peeves, the ridiculous amounts paid in auction for works of art. But this time I'm just doing it with a slideshow, because I covered my feelings on this subject in a previous piece titled Call Me A Barbarian. Just like that one, today's effort … Continue reading The Barbarian Is Back
I'm sorry. Call me a barbarian. Tell me I'm crude and have no sense of the finer things in life. Question my intelligence if you must, but I have to confess to something. I don't get modern art. It's an opinion I've held for a long time and I know I'm not the first person … Continue reading Call Me A Barbarian
At the risk of sounding like the Grinch - and not for the first time, I might add - I have to admit that I've often had mixed feelings about holiday music. I didn't always have a problem with it. While I was growing up, the sound of Christmas music coming from the radio or … Continue reading The Grinch Takes On Holiday Music
I'm not sure if there's such a thing as an Independence Day Grinch, but I'm very close to being one. The 4th of July is a holiday that in its simplest form is meant to celebrate the historical aspects of independence, but like most holidays it has evolved into something else. For some, it's all … Continue reading The Grinch Makes A Rare Summer Appearance
It has always tickled me to observe how my mind reacts when I hear a piece of music, because it seldom takes a predictable route. At first I might be just enjoying the music while thinking about the performer or possibly the song itself, but then inevitably my thoughts drift into distant territory Here's an … Continue reading The Grass Is Not Always Greener