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I'm an artist, educator, militant anti-theist , and I write. I gamble on just about anything. And I like beer...but I love my wife. This blog contains observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while.

Saturday, June 5, 2021


 One Of My Very Own


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But there have always been trailing edge naysayers to every new technology.


I have known Democrats who more or less worshipped JFK, Clinton, and/or Obama but I have never elevated any person above being a flawed human being just like the rest of us.


But the modern "Own The Libs" philosophy of Republicans is just downright dangerous.

Dangerous to us, their loved ones, and themselves.


"Girls can't wear"? Ladies, you are voluntarily playing by rules in which you had no say in formulating. Just put on your big girl panties, throw the fashion magazines away, and write your own damn rules. 


I may be unique in this but when I'm not sure how I feel about something I always asked: "What if the other party did this?" And I can assure you that if I found out the Democrats were closing polling places in only Republican precincts I would be equally outraged. 


My primary advisor would say bullshit. I once tried to apply "rules" like that to my writing and she told me that readers never read more than he said/she said and skip right over the rest.

You don't have to write: "He said breathlessly" if your character just ran up 10 flights of stairs. Or "She whispered" if she and her cohorts are in hiding.


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"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." - 1984 by George Orwell

"You could mistake it for a tour group."


I want you to think very carefully about what would be the target of a Russian disinformation campaign. What exactly would Putin want to accomplish?

My first assumption is that he would want to tear America apart from the inside out. To get us hating one another so much that we stop working together to solve problems. 

To that end, he has been victorious.



Game of Thrones is an excellent example of why you shouldn't name a child after a TV character.



There's an energetic sex joke in there someplace.




Just because you can doesn't mean you should.


I love it!






Reminds me of every parent/teacher conference I've ever attended.



I really appreciate commercials done properly. That one - in my opinion - is a masterpiece.



Are there actual real clowns or just people dressed up to look like one?



Had I been an English monk who saw the Viking ships on the horizon I would just haul the gold down to the beach and then run off and hide.


I really like knowing why that is clever.


Everything you need to know about the Soviet Union can be read on this man's face in this posed photograph of a collective farm called "New Life".




Most people love spending time in the wilderness. Then they go home and ravage their own property - erasing every trace of wilderness.


The trip to Florida lived up to expectations.

600,000 victims of his pandemic mismanagement.

And yeah, I blame him.


I, of course, spotted not one but two Holy Molies and maybe a third.


For you newcomers to Folio Olio these are Holy Molies.

I've collected thousands from beaches all over the world.




Is that track designed to accommodate two different gauge trains?


It's good to be fast.



The size of the gates in Jurassic Park suggests they were always planning on the dinosaurs getting out.


"Leave the bottle."

- cat probably



I really liked that movie.


She actually said while walking around downtown.


Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck is best known for The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, but in 1930 he wrote a horror novel under a pen name. He was unsuccessful in his attempts to find a publisher for Murder at Full Moon and shelved it. Steinbeck's estate has rejected offers to publish it, despite the urgings of Steinbeck scholars to do so.


Both the advertising firm at which my first wife worked and my second wife's stores had nurseries. The rule was that once the child became mobile it had to go to daycare.


This is Delaney and her great great grandmother. They share the same birthday 99 years apart.

Think of how the world will change in the next 100 years.


Would this make you feel more or less safe?

Be honest. Is that your Utopia or your Dystopia?




But at least he got his cardio up.


Why didn't he just call him closer to the porch?

There seems a lot of that going around...


"Do you know what my daddy does?"

Even white people hate pricks like him.













I want to add a new section that is all about me. I was prompted to do this by finding a trove of old photographs while cleaning out my studio. Hope you enjoy it.

A friend of mine once brought his neighbor to my poker game. The guy had a strange dish heaped with quarters.

Cigarettes for scale.

So after winning every quarter I asked him about the dish. He said it was a wedding gift candy dish and the only thing he got in the divorce settlement. I offered him $5 for it. He accepted. Then I won my $5 back from him.


Burgervan said...

D11: I don't think he had a dog as a child. Never learned humility or compassion.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Ha Long bay in Vietnam to me ...

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