Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A Grover Gift

This is what Allyson got me for Christmas. Pretty cool, eh? It's a genuine Grover Cleveland $20 bill. They were only issued for a short time around 1914. Personally, I think it would be a good idea to bring them back. Andrew Jackson gets on my nerves...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

DDT smelled good...

‎40 years ago this week in my hometown (Perkasie, Pa.) newspaper: "The Bucks County Mosquito Control Department will be phased out ... as of January 1st, 1971." That's because they were spraying DDT. As a small boy, I remember the "mosquito truck" making its rounds in the summer. My sister and I would sit in the front yard and breathe in the fumes as it passed by. Smelled great. Good times...

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The President Is a Sick Man cover released...

The cover of my next book, The President Is a Sick Man, has officially been released! Here it is...

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Who's got Manson on speed dial?

So, Charles Manson recently got caught with a cell phone in his prison cell. For this, 30 days have been added to his life sentence. Coupla things... First of all, how does Charlie even know how to use a cell phone? When he went to prison, people who had worked with Alexander Graham Bell were still alive. (My brother's theory is that the instructions were hidden in the lyrics of the White Album.) Number two, who was Charlie calling? Was he calling collect? Who accepts a collect call from Charles Manson? More seriously, how did he get the phone in the first place? The whole story is so weird on so many different levels...