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Entries by Michael Sigman from 06/2012

Bogus Trend Stories Getting Sadder and Sadder

| Posted 06.06.2012 | Media

Trend stories based on anecdotes or lazy statistics are bad enough. When extensive research by "experts" is involved, meaninglessness can rise to a higher -- or lower -- level of absurdity.

Boss Encounters of the Absurd Kind

| Posted 06.11.2012 | Comedy

Seems everyone has a favorite boss encounter of the absurd kind. A tsunami of requests for a follow-up -- along with a slew of anecdotes from friends -- inspired this Top Ten list of boss encounters of the absurd kind.

Unnamed Sources: Clintons Green-Light Chelsea '32 Presidential Bid

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Comedy

A quick and dirty survey of the nation's most prominent futurists left no doubt that Chelsea is the odds on favorite in 2032 to become the most powerful person in the history of the Milky Way.

For Al Kooper, Everything New Is Old Again

| Posted 06.25.2012 | Fifty

Al Kooper was like a sonic roommate during my freshman year at a small university in a Pennsylvania town with a population under 5,000. My actual roommate was a very nice guy who never said anything. Meaningful contact with attractive females was out of the question for a shy frosh, so I spent my free hours under the headphones with the Blues Project, of which he was a key member.