The Higgs Weldon
The Man With All The Answers
September 12, 2017

The legend was, if you trekked uphill for 7 miles over 2 days you could meet him. The mountain had snow, and low Oxygen and treacherous cliffs – you know, a mountain. The trek was meant to be difficult because the man you were about to meet could explain it all to you, anything you wanted to know. The answers were all there, within him. 

I decided to make the trek after my divorce. I wasn’t sure what had gone wrong in my marriage. I seemed to be the picture of good husbandry, I cooked, I cleaned, I made the bed – you know, GOOD husband, like in the fairytales. Yet for some reason I woke up one morning with a note next to me in bed. The note said very few words, but they sting every time I think about them: 

Out to get eggs 

Won’t ever come back,

Took the Vitamix (more…)

Non-Spoiler Spoiler Alerts
September 11, 2017

Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring — Gollum gets caught humping an apple pie. 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s — Tiffany serves pancakes. 

Jerry Maguire — Jerry wins the All Valley Karate Tournament by doing a crane kick taught to him by Doc Brown.

Forrest Gump — The protagonist keeps saying, “Life is like a box of Cheez-Its.”

Singin’ in the Rain — A guy gets really wet and seems happy about it next to a lamppost.

Shawshank Redemption — Eric Shawshank redeems himself by becoming a good person after inexplicably living Groundhog Day over and over again. (more…)

Welcome to Country X: Notes for a Generic Travel Guide
September 8, 2017

Travel guides are a hard sell these days, a victim of the Internet and globalization, which makes places less different than they used to be. In response I’ve created a do-it-yourself version that can be used anywhere in the world. Think of it as Mad Libs meets Lonely Planet: a template like those you’d use to plan your finances or diet, but with more frequent flyer points.

Food and Dining

The national dish of X is a soup containing pieces of soft dough stuffed with meat, cheese, and locally raised fish. While this may seem identical to the national dish of every other country, it is in fact different because (more…)

Things I Would Do Instead of Walking My Dog
September 7, 2017
First, I would have to get a dog, because I don’t have one. It would probably be a rescue, but I don’t know… Can you order rescue dogs online?
If it had any kind of issues the first time it needed to be walked — like if its mouth got all brown and shitty just from being alive, or if it walked sideways — I might just take it back to where I got it. Walking a dog is a lot of work, especially if your dog is busted.
I might also download some app to get a screenwriter or nice retired person to come walk it the first time. I probably wouldn’t think ahead on this one, so unless the app was super sketchy and worked right away, the dog would probably piss on the floor. That would suck. That’s one of the many reasons I don’t have a dog currently.


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An app that matches you with someone who will let you sleep on their shoulder during a flight, then you never have to see them again.

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