HiR:tb Toots (@warwalker)

3 Not Only Wise, But Security-Conscious, Men

On New Year’s Eve, the coffee shop that we usually go to near the office was closed. Despite the impending festivities, it was a crazy busy day for Spouse and I, and at some point it became necessary to make a caffeine run. I headed out the door, a little off the routes that I […]

Menagerie: Rogue Snake Department

Judging by the beret, this particular criminal must be French.

Let’s play a little game, shall we? Why don’t you tell me what species of reptile you see coiled in the leaves in the picture below. I should mention that the little cretin was, um, what’s the word, “rattling” his tail when discovered. By […]

Passive Aggressive Sign Language

Rona, as it used to was.

Not far from the friendly confines of Juniorvania, there used to be a Rona store. Careful and attentive readers may remember this store making a cameo appearance in a home improvement saga related to the making of shelves from last year. I think I went in to that […]

Home Again, Home Again

A Spirit Air Plane Touches Down – Not Ours.

Spouse and I have successfully returned to the tiny Kingdom of Juniorvania from our vacation in the sunny south . The Popper and Prince Henry were pampered indeed over the last few days; on this occasion, rather than bunking in at the five-star pet hotel […]

Too Bad The Sausages Don’t Just Grow on Trees

Not far from the borders of Juniorvania, the little village of St. George will be hosting its “Apple Fest” this weekend. Locally, everyone is about as amped up about this as country folk get about anything. The enthusiasm is charming, dare I say “quaint” (without meaning to be condescending in any way) to these eyes […]

Personalize This

Note to the dude on the 403 Eastbound today driving the ‘vette with the personalized plate that says “RAWPOWER”: when I think about who might be moved to purchase such a plate for this particular vehicle, my thoughts keep coming back to a middle aged man whose penis is of less than average size, and […]

Signs I Have Comically Misread (Part I)

The other day, as Spouse and I were returning home from work, we were driving along a portion of the Steel City roadways that consisted of a fairly abrupt and steep descent. The road was dipping in this extreme fashion to permit passage beneath a rail bridge. There was a diamond shaped sign showing a […]

Bandit Operas, Pt. I

I will call him “Amahl”, because he is the Night Visitor. I believe he is responsible for some mischief concerning various birdfeeders. Video surveillance to follow.

To Paris, for Hardware.

I know this is getting comical, but I just don’t have the time to post the Roughrider poetry contest winner tonight. With a little luck, an easterly crosswind and a downhill lie, I’ll get it posted tomorrow night.

In the meantime, I need to tell you about my trip to Paris today. Like most people, […]

Breaking News

JUNIORVANIA (AP) – Senior officials in the Juniorvanian Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Homeland Security tonight confirmed rumours running rampant in this tiny hillside country that the nation was nearly overrun earlier this evening by a hostile army of four-legged intruders bent on destroying the natural beauty of the homeland. The aliens in […]