No “Ask Dayton” this week? So what do you do now?

That’s right, Nick and Terry from the Sunday G&T Show got busy this past week, and so there was no question sent my way for the “Ask Dayton” segment of their program. While things will be back to what passes for “normal” with the next show so far as this little diversion is concerned, I’m still left with this void in my life where “Ask Dayton” should’ve been.

Piling on to that? A slice of evil as delivered to my eyes and ears by friend H.E. Ellis. She titled it “Things You Can’t Unsee,” but I’m content to call it an act of aggression against the entire human race.

What is it? Celine Dion, singing a cover version of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long.” That alone is cause for eternal damnation, but she even went so far as to flip all the gender references. That’s right, unlike when Shania Twain did her own version of this song, now we can’t even envision the potentially hot lesbian scenario her singing the original lyrics might have evoked.

God. Damn it.

(Note: That I’m terribly attracted to Celine Dion in the first place, but there’s a principle to be upheld here, for crying out loud. Recognize.)

So, now that I’ve been traumatized, I figure the least I can do is spread the contagion. Look for yourself, but don’t say I didn’t warn you….

Almost makes you want to listen to Nickelback. Almost…but not quite.


This is the sort of thing that frightens me.

Remember this bit of weirdness, which I discussed back in November?

Well, it gets weirder.

The same question still remains: Who’s behind it? My wife is all like, “What? Me? You have got to be kidding. I’m gettin’ me the ‘I Heart Antonio Banderas’ shirt.”

So, color me puzzled.

I’ve been Wiki’d?

How the hell did that happen?

I got an alert this morning via Google. Somebody started a Wikipedia article on me.

Okay. Cool, I guess. Feels kinda weird, truth be told.

All I need now is an action figure with my likeness (preferably with Kung-Fu Grip and a rappelling hook that shoots out of my jetpack), and I can formally cement my place in the ever growing Museum of Useless Pop Culture Knick Knacks and Other Minutiae.


The weirdness that is

So, here’s what happened.

I got an e-Mail from today regarding their new Kindle e-Book reader thingamajigee. Curious, I went to the site and plugged my name in to see which titles of mine/mine & Kevin’s might be available in this odd new format. As it turns out, a bunch of our stuff has been made available, but that’s actually not why I’m here.

While I was searching for Kindle titles, this also showed up in the search results, garnering a hearty “WTF?????” from me:


I have no idea where this goofy thing came from. On a whim, I punched in the names of some of my author friends, but didn’t find similar items relating to them.

So, I ask again: “WTF?????



“Is this a joke? If it’s a joke, it’s both funny and well-executed.” — Jed Bartlet, The West Wing: “Posse Comitatus”


Okay, click on this link, which will take you to a .pdf file, which is located at the website of Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, Massachusetts.

Read the opening paragraphs.

Next, scroll the list of titles under “English II.”

Then, somebody tell me who put this joke into motion, because I want to shake their hand.