Memo from the land of obvious: We live in a culture that hawks happiness like a drug.
Don't get me wrong: I'm not a curmudgeon who would begrudge people their happiness. In fact, I consider myself to be a fairly happy guy.
But somewhere along the line, we seem to have lost sight of the point. Happiness has become a cultural expectation for all people at all times. Happiness gurus teaching happiness courses and writing happiness books have sprouted everywhere to help all of us - not just Americans - realize the promise of our forefathers: life, liberty and happiness.
Today is MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton's birthday, a fact that his producers did not let fall by the wayside on air. Sharpton took a segment of his show to stop and receive a "surprise call" of well-wishing from a fairly unexpected so...
Hailing directly from your nightmares, this creature is a spider-wasp that actually hunts Tarantulas!
Let me start by confessing that I have become a Halloween curmudgeon. Almost every year I dress up in some sort of costume, plaster on make up, and devour more than my fair share of a candy-bar variety pack. There isn't a holiday th...