Author Archives: Austin Michael

Battle Of The Bonds

Battle Of The Bonds

Who’s the best Bond ever? I’ll give you the results from a recent national survey in a minute. When I was a kid and HBO kept showing Moonraker over and over and over and over, I thought it was Roger Moore. Then, once I got to see Sean Connery, he was tops. Timothy Dalton made…Read more »

Battle Of The (Covid) Bulge

Battle Of The (Covid) Bulge

According to Nutrisystem, 76% of Americans have put on 16 pounds during quarantine. And it’s not just from eating extra potato chips. Many of the people they surveyed noted they weren’t able to maintain a consistent eating and sleeping schedule. Not being able to keep a positive attitude was a factor. And, of course, not…Read more »

The Far Side is back!!!

The Far Side cartoons were my absolute favorite growing up. I loved the ironic, nonsensical humor. And the talking cows and other animals were icing on the cake. Then, 25 years ago, Gary Larson called it quits. But he’s back! He posted his first new cartoons in 25 years this week. Here’s the catch. He’s…Read more »

The Osbournes have a new show.

The Osbournes have a new show.

Ugh. I don’t know how I feel about this…….. The Osbournes have a new show. It’s called “The Osbournes Want To Believe”. Here’s the premise; Jack will attempt to make Sharon and Ozzy believers in the paranormal. Every episode, Jack will show the elder Osbournes video crazy clips of supposed ghosts, UFOs, bigfoot, and other…Read more »

Owning a dog can be heart healthy. It’s science!

Owning a dog can be heart healthy. It’s science!

Owning a dog can cut down on your chances of having a heart attack. Scientific Reports recently finished a study to investigate links between dog ownership and cardiovascular disease. They found that dogs are beneficial in reducing cardiovascular risk in their owners. The dogs do it by providing social support and motivation for physical activity.…Read more »

Hamilton, the Weird Al Version (video in blog)

Disney Plus just started airing the “Hamilton” movie. Everyone I know is excited about it…….. including Weird Al Yankovic. He’s put together the “Hamilton Polka” and put this song to video clips from the Hamilton movie. It’s basically a medley of all the songs in Hamilton scrunched together into a 5 minute song/ video. It’s…Read more »

A Real “Nut” Job – Flashback Story

A Real “Nut” Job – Flashback Story

A friend posted a picture on Facebook today that was a tv screenshot from a news cast. There’s a picture of a woman with the wording “wife stabs husband with a squirrel”. I laughed out loud and then wondered if it were real. It is, but it happened 7 years ago. The story gets even…Read more »

Get Out and Get Happy- Seriously, it’s science.

Get Out and Get Happy- Seriously, it’s science.

If you want to increase your happiness, get out for a few walks every week and change up the route every couple of times. A new study is showing that checking out your neighborhood and city can be just as beneficial to being happy as taking a vacation. This study found that it isn’t the…Read more »