Entries by Michael Foy

Birds Aren’t Real! Absurd? How about this?

60 Minutes recently did an interview with Peter McIndoe, the founder of the Birds Aren’t Real movement. His theory posits that the government has replaced birds with robotic drones. Their sole purpose is to spy on us. One time, while he was witnessing a parade supporting some conspiracy theory or other, he decided to test […]

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Turning Left? Are You Nuts?

On my way home the other day, I was turning left from the busy main street in Marshfield (MA) onto a residential side street. I had to cross traffic, but there’s a convenient lane to wait in until one gets their chance. Another car was simultaneously coming out of the side street. It was looking […]

Tax Season: The Most Exasperating Time of the Year?

Didn’t you fill out form J%W!^Tfa&*fd7?   That’s how my CPA sounds when I think I’ve got everything covered.   I’ve been organizing my taxes since 1997, when I started my own home business. Note that I used the word organizing as opposed to actually doing my taxes. The incomprehensible mishmash that is tax-preparation is […]

Spring or Stumble Ahead

You’ll have to forgive me if my thoughts aren’t quite as coherent as usual; I’m a little sluggish and off my game. Coincidentally, this happens to me every year about this time. So one day I asked myself, “what happens this time of year, every year?” Oh, yeah: the powers that be screw with our […]

I Like To Get Sauced

Not only do I like to get sauced — I’ve liked it ever since I was a little kid. I’d even brag to friends at school about the sensations I experienced at the previous night’s supper. The promise of some tasty liquid accompaniment got me to the dinner table faster than one can say “please […]

I Forgot How To Get Home

It was dark and I was on Route 3 heading home. I’ve made the trip thousands of times. Knew it like the back of my hand … or so I thought. This time, I was confused. Why? Was I daydreaming? As is often the case, when I know a route well, I daydream. If you […]

I Double-Dog-Dare Ya!

I double-dog-dare ya to tell me your favorite Christmastime shows or movies. The trick is to do it without embarrassment, now that we’re adults and we recognize how lame some of them were. My wife and I watched a couple of our childhood favorites last night: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Sure, […]

Political News? No Thanks!

Dad, why do you watch the news? That’s what I asked my father when I was a kid. The evening News Hour wasn’t entertaining, and it didn’t feature cartoons or cool characters. But to him, it was appointment viewing. He’d watch some stiff guy in a suit read monotonous accounts of what someone else decided […]