Digest This

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This blog wasn’t originally called Exploding Unicorn. Its first moniker was Monument to Failure, which would still be an apt title for my autobiography or heading for my tombstone. I started this website my senior year of college when I … Continued

The Lies of Shark Week

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Every summer, the Discovery Channel devotes seven days of programming to the apex predator of the ocean. I haven’t watched Shark Week in a long time because great whites haven’t changed much over the years. Evolution is a slow process, … Continued

Back on Track

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Politicians ramble on about the dangers of budget deficits and terrorism, but no one is talking about the real problem facing this country: trains. I don’t want them to run on time; I want them gone. A century ago, railroads … Continued

Death by Soda

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A judge recently overturned New York City’s ban on large soft drinks. This was a victory for common sense and a draw for uncommon sense, which doesn’t come into the equation very often anyway. While the law’s intent was commendable, … Continued

Emergency Exit

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I put a price on love, and it’s about $75. That’s well short of the out-of-pocket expense of taking anyone in my family to the emergency room. The exact cost of such a trip is hard to calculate – it’s … Continued

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