Standing Up

First you say it.  Then you do it.   A certain family friendly comedian used to include that statement in a bit he did years ago.  I’m pretty sure it was in relation to wearing clean underwear.   Sadly, that particular comedian has been disgraced as a result of the unmasking of his own bad behavior.  Needless to say, I feel it’s now necessary to take some steps I would really rather not take.  …

"Standing Up"

Rigging The Smell Test

Ok people, listen up or you’re going to miss something here.   You should be advised right here and now that I’m not here to whine and bitch and moan about my advancing maturity as I live out the remaining months of my 40’s.  Believe me, I could.  I spent the day with a couple of guys who are 5-6 years my junior discussing gall bladder issues, pendulous testicles, a recent rectal exam, a pending…

"Rigging The Smell Test"

Colluding and Stuff

Ladies and gentlemen, I sit here in my nipple laden corpulence listening to selected offerings from the early 90’s when grunge hit the scene and dispensed with the pop metal which littered the late 80’s.  The news hit this morning that Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell ended his life last night.   It’s sad that so many bands which graced that era with some pretty gosh darned good music have lost their members to their…

"Colluding and Stuff"

Finding The Good Things

Well ladies and gentlemen, we’re a matter of hours out from a fundamental change being exacted on this great country of ours, and I feel it’s necessary to write something about it.   Let’s face it people.  We’ve spent the last 8 years acclimating to a whole new paradigm of the way things should be.  We’ve become complacent in that operating method, and now shit’s about to get real in a whole new way.  I…

"Finding The Good Things"

My Compromise

Editor’s Note:  Anyone who has read Huckleberry Finn is most likely aware of the admonishment set forward by Mark Twain not to read too much into the story.  The rant you’re about to read by the sole provider and primary purveyor of verbal brilliance here at TharpSter.Org barks up the same tree with a few exceptions.  First or foremost, every reference he makes in this piece to a certain NFL franchise which calls itself “America’s…

"My Compromise"