One Strange Dude Blog Posts

  • American History: The Truth Behind The Lies
    on Jul 4, 2011
    Several people in Red Oak, Iowa are somewhat convinced the history lessons taught in school were nothing more than government propaganda designed to make us tell the truth and mind our parents. Proof positive the government hijacked the teaching of A...
  • Concert Review - Foo Fighters (Alternately titled: How I began watching the Foo Fighters and ended up Taunting Drunken Idiots)
    on May 21, 2011
    I made my first visit to the BOK Center in Tulsa this week.  You know, the big arena in downtown resembling a humongous roll of duct tape.  The occasion was the first official show of the Foo Fighters Wasting Light tour. ...
  • Ode to my Mother
    on May 8, 2011
    A long time ago, in a world far, far away, I was born.  This glorious event took place long before microwaves, CD's, personal computers, or the pocket fisherman.  That day, the heavens opened, trumpets sounded, and my Mother's life billowed...
  • The Faulkner Experiment
    on May 7, 2011
    I have been on a classic literature kick lately, so of course I had to read the entire Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series.  You may not consider Douglas Adams classic literature, but I think he is definitely classic.  Anyone ...
  • Future Endeavors
    on May 1, 2011
    Clearly, I have not been the most prolific blogger in the blog-o-sphere.  I spend a lot more time berating myself for not writing than actually writing.  But in my defense, when not berating myself for not writing, I am busy berating myself...
  • Mid life crisis
    on Sep 24, 2010
    I have never considered myself irrational. I have never considered myself impulsive. I tend to overthink and act cautiously. Don't get me wrong. I have done some crazy things, but I tend to weigh the consequences first. Controlled spontaneity.
  • Retreat? More Like Full Speed Ahead!
    on Jan 23, 2010
    I just attended a two-day overnight adventure in a cabin in the middle of the Osage hills in Northeast Oklahoma. The idea of the retreat was to take 24 people who are mostly strangers, and mash them together into a cohesive, bonded community leadersh...
  • Old Man Winter
    on Jan 9, 2010
    I don't know what I hate worse, winter or getting old. Maybe it's getting old in the winter. First of all, I left a Christmas party at my job with chest pain. It couldn't be during one of the 27 meetings a day that we endure, it had to be during the...
  • Talkin bout my Generation
    on Aug 22, 2009
    "I hope I die before I get old" - The Who. I think it is too late for me to fulfil this baby boomer wish. I am old and I am not dead. I came to the realization that I am old, not because I have grey hair or have any physical ailments or limitations...
  • Things that Annoy Me. Part 1
    on Jul 25, 2009
    I am starting a list of things that annoy me, just because I am annoyed a lot. I decided to call it part 1, because A) the list is really long, and no one wants to read something really long (sorry Tolstoy), and B) it foreshadows more blogs of things...
  • There are bad days and there are BAD DAYS!
    on Jul 18, 2009
    It is easy to complain about life in general because lets face it, 90% of the time life stinks. Well, I am here as an ambassador of good cheer. I can guarantee you that it can always be worse. Take last Thursday for example. My electricity went off i...
  • Time travel, Sports, and Corn
    on Jul 12, 2009
    Last night I watched Field of Dreams for like the 140th time, and I began to research alternate titles for this movie that were ultimately not used. So for you, my loyal readers, here are alternate titles to Field of Dreams (and a few other classic...
  • Dogs, Bees, and Kids in Trees
    on Jul 4, 2009
    I am not big on technology. It's not that I am against scientific advancement. I just don't want to pay for it. So, if I can figure out how to solve a problem without spending money, then I can potentially sell the idea, and as far as I'm concerned t...
  • Disclaimers, Disappointments, and Just Plain Disses
    on Jul 3, 2009
    For those who wrote me hate mail after yesterday's post, here are a couple of disclaimers:When Uncle Bob dropped his pants, his underwear was still up. You can light farts through a thin layer of cotton, in fact, I think it is an OSHA requirement.Wh...
  • Family Tradition
    on Jul 2, 2009
    I love the 4th of July. Hamburgers, hotdogs, fireworks, and an extremely gaseous Uncle Bob dropping his drawers and pulling out his bic lighter. Oh yes, you have to love family reunions. Playing games, eating good food, and reminiscing. Back in t...
  • Aliens, Mythical Creatures, and Middle School Boys
    on Jun 28, 2009
    I recently watched a show on Discovery or TLC or one of those channels that I only watch if there is nothing good on Cartoon Network or Boomerang, about a fresh water octopus the size of a horse that lurks in the lakes of Oklahoma. Supposedly when th...
  • It's all about balance.
    on Jun 27, 2009 in Rambling Nonsense
    Just a quick note to get this thing started. I am creating a blog rather than working on my bathroom. I take pride in this. I avoid "work" as much as possible. I believe too much work will be the downfall of American society. Look at the Europeans. T...
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