polo ponies in tanks assault francless bank account


Who gets to replace divots at the Polo Grounds? What is the easiest job on the planet? (And why hasn’t it been outsourced?) Is there a simple solution to the ISIS insurgency? What have we done to make Darius feel at home during his visit? And how did the grandest son snap a selfie?


Wells Fargo Studebaker delivers Contact Lens Flowers


How does the world’s coolest grandson look in a cowboy hat? Who would buy a clutch-less Studebaker with a hole in the floor? And why is a Studebaker carriage the key exhibit in a Santa Barbara Museum? In fact, what is a Studebaker? What country makes it most difficult to replace a contact lens? (Hint: It is not Lebanon ?)

Dancing baby tangos to last-place 5K Finish

mitra and stefan jamshid dance

Why does Darius want Dan to break an ankle? And, can you believe that the rationale was cleverly disguised as ‘good for you’? How can ‘third in your age class’ turn into (next to) last overall? What is the best age to learn to Tango? And an easy one: who is best qualified to teach Tango to a baby? Read More...

Dilapidated LAX Welcomes Darius from Crimean Wars

Darius and baby best

Will the Iran Visa in Darius’ passport cause him problems at the border? Will it increase the likelihood that he will be selected for a ‘random’ special security review? Who is reading a book that (purportedly) proves 2+2= ? Can Mitra, Darius and Stefan defend their championship position at The Meet in the Heat? How will Dan and Nazy celebrate their anniversary? Read More...

No Macbroke return for thirsty flower-eating gophers

dan and baby at mels five weeks

How did Dan’s MacBook Pro turn into a MacBroke Slab? (Did an unsteady can of Coke zero have something to do with it?) How much can Apple charge (with a straight face) to replace a keyboard? How did the local hardware store get ahold of Syria’s chemical weapons? Why are mountain lions eating Nazy’s flowers? Read More...

Organic Insecticide Fails on Dan’s 4th holiday Lion King

The Lionese

Do we need organic flowers? Why does Dan think insecticides should kill insects? Should fireworks technicians be surprised by falling embers? Where did the Lion sleep tonight? How does the King of the Jungle respond to a ‘suggestion’ from the lioness? Read More...

TV monopoly rains on Feline monster world record

mel and baby July 1 2014

How does an 18 pound cat react to losing his place as ‘top dog’? What is Dan’s foolproof plan to eliminate the California draught problem with a simple use of Applied Mathematics? (Note: Dan has a degree in Applied Mathematics from Georgia Tech.) Have you ever had to deal with the barbarians on the customer ‘service’ desk? Were your ‘helpless’ agents named Attila and Genghis? Read More...