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Shouting Soccer

Some people are celebrating the increasing popularity of soccer in the United States. My experience with soccer this weekend, however, has caused me to question this trend. My daughter asked to join a soccer league this year, because she wanted to be with her friends.

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Intentional Misreading, Traffic Edition

The sign does not raise a merely hypothetical concern. Thank goodness that expectations have been made clear. Fortunately, parking on pickup trucks seems to be okay. Parking on mushroom motorcycles would also be acceptable.

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What Do You Know? (Open Thread)

We spend a lot of time here at Irregular Times sharing what we’ve learned — but we have a lot to learn, too. So tonight I’m turning the tables: What do you know that needs to be shared? Post a comment here with a tip,

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Invaluable Advice from our Civic Leaders

Ah, yes. Thank you, town elders. I have to admit I’ve made the mistake myself. In my foolish youth I often smoked cigarettes while lying down. No, I say to America’s youth, no longer. This practice shall not continue for another generation! The coals and

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The Baby Names of 2013 That Weren’t

The Social Security Administration has released the top 1000 girls’ and boys’ names for 2013.  Not among them: Osama Atilla Adolph Vlad Caligula Idi Pol And while Monica remains in the top 1000 names for girls, every year since, well, herm, the name Monica has

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Don’t Get Anxious About Cat Accidents!

A Twitter user who posts under the pseudonym Psychonautic Express warns that, “The more tense you are during a cat accident, the more injury you will incur.” I’ll try to remember that the next time it looks like I’m heading for an accident involving a

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Wiggle Javelin

“At my nativity the front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, of burning cressets; and at my birth the frame and huge foundation of the earth shaked like a coward.” William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago today.

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?