Category Archives: Quiky Stuff

Baby Boomers Have Always Lived in “Interesting Times”
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Baby Boomers Have Always Lived in “Interesting Times”

Post-War Baby Boomers have always been a demographic bulge working its way through the toothpaste tube of American history. All our lives, we’ve been like the old Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.”

Colt 45 Malt Liquor: Beer that Kicks Like A Horse
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Colt 45 Malt Liquor: Beer that Kicks Like A Horse

Colt 45 Malt Liquor is a fermented beverage for people who want to get very drunk on beer, very fast and cheap. For years, it’s advertising slogan was, “It works every time.” It looks and tastes like beer, but kicks like the horse on its label. Experienced users say it delivers a “MULE KICK” hangover,

Pound for Pound, Sugar Ray Robinson Was the Best Prizefighter
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Pound for Pound, Sugar Ray Robinson Was the Best Prizefighter

Muhammed Ali’s 70th birthday Jan. 17, 2012, started me thinking about Sugar Ray Robinson, who dominated boxing in the ’40′s and ’50′s. Ray inspired Ali’s fighting style, with his speed, punching power, boxing skill, and ring savvy. Both transcended sports and became cultural icons

Kasha Varnishkes – A Vegetarian Main Course Sticks to the Ribs
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Kasha Varnishkes – A Vegetarian Main Course Sticks to the Ribs

Kasha Varniskes, or kasha with noodles, is a vegetarian dish sticks to the ribs like oatmeal and tastes like supper. With a couple of substitutions, it also works for vegans.

Republican VP Spiro Agnew Was Richard Nixon’s Sarah Palin
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Republican VP Spiro Agnew Was Richard Nixon’s Sarah Palin

Spiro Agnew resigned as vice-president in 1973 when he pleaded “no contest” for income tax evasion. How he got to be vice-president is stranger than how he fell.

Activist Oberlin Does Not Brag About Starting This Reform Movement
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Activist Oberlin Does Not Brag About Starting This Reform Movement

The Anti-Saloon League, the political arm of ucthe Prohibition movement, was one of the first, most successful single-issue pressure groups in U.S. history. It was founded in Oberlin Ohio by two Oberlin College graduates.

16 Reasons NH is Better than Mass.
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16 Reasons NH is Better than Mass.

Winner, Best Humor Writing of the Year, New England Newspaper Assn. 16 Why NH is better than Mass.

Hiring a House Cleaner Is an Economic Decision
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Hiring a House Cleaner Is an Economic Decision

Household help, for me, is a purely economic decision. I choose to pay someone to do what she knows how to do, while I earn money doing what I know how to do.

What I Like and Dislike Most About February
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What I Like and Dislike Most About February

What’s the purpose of February, anyway? Does anybody ever say it’s their favorite month, or even that they like it? …Read the Rest

Central Park is New York City’s Front Lawn
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Central Park is New York City’s Front Lawn

Central Park on a Spring weekend is a wonder of the world. It’s not just Frederick Law Olmsted’s design. It’s all the different ways every kind of people use all those different environments to recreate.

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