The shallow end of the pool.
Fellow speaker Ian Percy wrote a book titled “Going Deep”. That’s not the case here, we’re in the shallow end of the pool, maybe pass along something you can use, but fun is the objective.
One does not have to look far to see there are a lot of disagreements in this world. Who is the best athlete? Should one marry for love or money? What was the most significant event of the year, of the century? The best movie ever? Who or what should be on the cover...read more
Sucking on Satan's Toe There is a warning on the side of the box. Bold face. In Red. This product is extremely spicy and has potential to cause serious irritation. The Toe of Satan is intended for use by adults only and should be kept out of the reach of children and...read more
Toughest bikers? If you watched the commercials of the last Superbowl, you may recognize some of these folks. They were on the sidelines when Peter Fonda walked out and into a 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. The producers of course selected actors who would would...read more
Great knockers! Some of you may recall the line from Mel Brook’s movie “Young Frankenstein”. Soon after arriving at the castle in Transylvania, Dr. Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) turns to the lovely Inga and says, 'Great knockers!' Inga said, ‘Thank you, Doktor’. But,...read more
Biggest lie ever told by a man? Childbirth was invented so that a woman could get an idea of what it is like when a man has a cold.read more
Win/win? Sure, we talk about win/win and if we can get what we want AND the other side gets what they want too...well, it's time for arms round each other and a verse or two of Kumbaya. But, let's not be naive, we want to win. Yet, stacking the odds in our 'obvious'...read more
Why lie? People lie for the most obvious of reasons - it works. If caught, 'sorry, I feel bad and I won't do it again...promise'. In a recent political campaign, it appears the person who like the most, with not only little disregard for the truth, but for getting...read more
Spike Lee's latest movie takes place in my old neighborhood of South Chicago. The girlfriend of a gang leader persuades other women to abstain from sex until their men agree to end the senseless cycle of violence. Not a new idea of course, it is based on the classical...read more
Everyone knows the good cop/bad cop technique in negotiations. Same goes for other common techniques or ploys it is more a matter of the degree of knowledge and use that will separate a good or average person from a negotiation superstar. The degree to which you know...read more
Giving people what they ask for doesn't always work. In the first year of the television series Nashville, one of the main characters, Juliette Barnes (ably portrayed by the actress Hayden Panettiere) has discovered that not only has her ex-boyfriend/manager stolen a...read more