Articles for June, 2012
Ask Archer: The Right Mood
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, I am responding to a letter that my daughter posted last June the 10th As a father aggrieved, it was imperative that I wrote you. I found it quite rude, to say the least. Please learn to be respectful in your replies. If I was taught to hit creatures smaller than I

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Off Bleat #1: Backdraft
Our Bloggist Looks Back at Formative Influences

This is a space that I’m reserving to feature stuff that I enjoyed while growing up – albums, movies, books, video games, etc. As kids, we really only consume what are readily available, and we do so with very little prejudice. Whether we like it or not, most of the stuff we got exposed to

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 3)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

Your happy meal is happy only because it’s had you fooled all this time. We have looked at Indonesia for the start of this series and followed it up with Spanish dishes. Today, we look at something bigger and redder… Our love story with China goes back to the pre-colonial era, in fact. Historians like

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 2)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

If there is any sense to this bloggist’s postulations, your last meal likely lied to you. It bore false witness and broke the eighth commandment. The eighth, mind you, not the ninth. The ninth is: thou shalt not convert thy neighbour’s wife (though as to what the said wife is to not be converted to,

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Fast Fool Nation (Part 1)
A Look at Dished Out Deceptions

Despite what the sidebar tells you, I am not a food blogger. Truth is, I’m not an anything-blogger. I sometimes like to think that I am a bloggist, but I cannot possibly write that down on a government form, can I? When I told my high school counselor in 1995 that I wanted to blog,

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Food Porn: Vomiting Veggies with a Vamp

It just goes on, doesn’t it? It seems like we started this only fifty years ago. This will be a short precursor to another food-related series that will be totally unnecessary. You will find other more worthwhile uses for your time… but who are we fooling? Here we are, then, with food porn eleven… Front

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Net Ninny
An Uncle Addresses Online Profanity

Dear Kids, As your uncle, I feel lucky enough to have watched you guys grow up. I know that, because of my demeanor and possible mental retardation, I could be one of the most approachable grownups to you. I am THAT uncle, so thank you for that. I also realize that I am on my

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Ask Archer: In the Can
Archer Answers Your Big Questions

Dear Prof. Archer, You are just too cuddly. Eeeee! Can I rub your belly?   Thanks, Touchy Fangirl  

 

Old Schooled (Part 2)
The Def Guide to Being Cool in School, '90s Style

Why, hello again, kiddo. Is everything hunky dory? We’re glad you’re back. Welcome to the second day of our schooling. We see that you haven’t yet quenched your thirst for knowledge on how to employ the latest modern knickknacks to be part of the in crowd. Well, do read on to be in like Flynn.

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Old Schooled (Part 1)
The Def Guide to Being Cool in School, '90s Style

Glad to see you, kiddo. You’ve got a new school year ahead of you, we hear. You want to be cool, hip, and hep to the jive, no doubt. Well, you’ve come to the best place on the web-a-go-go. Be sure to follow our tips, and you can be the bee’s knees and the cat’s

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