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I've been a journalist and humor columnist at the Siuslaw News for 16 years. I'm also a volunteer firefighter. If the newspaper ever burns down, I will have some explaining to do. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

Canada turns to LAP to broker peace with U.S.

January 7, 2016 // 36 Comments

                                                Special Report ALBERTA, Canada — In an unprecedented move aimed at easing tensions between the U.S. and Canada following Justin Bieber’s request for permanent U.S. citizenship, Canadian officials have agreed to what they are calling a “mutually offensive [Click For More]

A vote for me is a vote for anyone but Trump

December 6, 2015 // 21 Comments

For those of you who have been following me in my pursuit of “Performer of the Year” in the A Star is Born competition at The Public Blogger, then you know I’ve made the Final Four! *sound of old dog stretching* If you haven’t been following because you’ve had more important things to do, such as working on your [Click For More]

Your Thanksgiving questions answered by Mr. Knowitall

November 19, 2015 // 20 Comments

It’s been 395 years since that first Thanksgiving, when the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians sat down together in celebration and, much like the Americans of today, made a solemn vow not to eat more than your standard bull elk. We know this because of a passage recently discovered in the diary of Pilgrim Edward Winslow, who described the first [Click For More]

Our passion for football could get us hurt here at LAP

September 4, 2015 // 18 Comments

Like millions of red-blooded, unathletic men across America, I will now be spending a good portion of my Saturdays sitting on the couch, eating handfuls of assorted snack foods and whining every time a player from my team makes even the teeniest mistake. It doesn’t matter that these men are performing feats of athletic skill I can only achieve [Click For More]

LAP TV Presents: The Nedinator

July 1, 2015 // 16 Comments

  First Came The Trailer That Got Everyone Talking: And Then A Second Trailer Was Released… And The Internet Almost Shut Down With Excitement: Then Finally… After Days of Waiting… Which Seemed Like Eternity… It Is Finally Here The Biggest Six Minute And Forty-Eight Second Summer Blockbuster Ever Produced On A Camera [Click For More]

Father’s Day gift ideas you can swear by. And so will Dad

June 2, 2015 // 35 Comments

Just like Kanye West’s next public outburst, Father’s Day will be here before we know it. That means Dad will once again be wearing new underwear and smelling like he’s been attacked by a cologne salesman (who, in self defense, Dad likely strangled with his new paisley tie.) This year, why not break from tradition and do something special by [Click For More]

Science links obesity to fat, lazy microbes

March 30, 2015 // 14 Comments

Scientists at Cornell University have created a device capable of measuring the weight of a single cell. This is big news because it moves us beyond the limits of sub-gram measurements “nano,” “pico” and “femto,” and into an exciting new realm of measurements known as “zeppo,” “harpo” and [Click For More]

A catchy NASA acronym could lead to restrooms on Mars

January 19, 2015 // 42 Comments

When NASA director Dr. Charles F. Bolden Jr. said that this year’s mission selection process was the most difficult session in more than two decades, it got me thinking: I wonder how Barbara Eden is doing? After a quick Google search found her alive and well, a second thought crossed my mind: What is the criteria for giving a space mission the [Click For More]
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