I’m self-appointed WLHA editorial director Dan Smith and here’s what makes me grumpy: Facebook. We all know, because we’ve seen the movie, that some Harvard students started Facebook as a way to rate co-eds. Classy. They called it Facesmash…then the Facebook…and today Facebook, who’s surviving founder now has enough money to buy Harvard. Today what used to a college thing is even a grandma and grandpa thing. Instead of rating Harvard co-eds you can now see just about every photo […]
Competive Lawn Care
This is WLHA self-appointed editorial director Grumpy Old Dan Smith and here’s what makes me grumpy: Competitive lawn care. We all look forward to warm weather here in the Deep North. But why does nice warm weather turn us into landscape architects? Aren’t we supposed to be playing golf, floating our boats and hiking in the woods? Instead I see my neighbors behaving like share-croppers growing grass, cutting grass, putting stuff on grass so it keeps growing and you keep […]
I’m WLHA self-appointed editorial director Grumpy Old Dan Smith and here’s what makes me grumpy: Pundits. What’s a pundit? Way before cable news, pundits were respected teachers and leaders. Today, pundits are the people who get to the megaphone first. Pundits and news organizations go together like peanut butter and jelly. They need each other. Social media has allowed pretty much anyone to become a pundit. Now along with Sean Hannity, Al Sharpton and the president, you can see and […]
As we get closer to November, we’re going to hear them on the radio, TV, social media, robo calls, the newspaper and on and on and on. This must work. Otherwise, why would people spend so much money producing them. Maybe instead slick, Hollywood produced TV ads we make candidates use only crayons and constructions paper. But here’s what concerns political advertisers the most: It’s estimated that almost half of us, 50%, ignore them in what’s become known as marketing […]
I’m WLHA’s self-appointed editorial director Grumpy Old Dan Smith and here’s what makes me grumpy: Quarantined celebrities. They were bad enough in the good old days but in the quarantined days they’re even more annoying. Do you really want to watch Justin Bieber romp around his house in a onesie? Or how a peek into Selena Gomez’s bathroom? Or maybe watch Pink cut her own hair while she’s drunk? This is the new normal? Don’t you long for the pre-Covid […]
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What a dumb game. Golf was invented by the Scotts and given to the Irish as a joke. The Irish don’t think it’s funny—but they still play the silly game. Golf is a game you should play if you’re looking for humility. If you want perfection, look for another hobby. If you want the humiliation of hitting your ball in the water, the embarrassment of burying it in a sand trap or the shame of losing your life savings by […]