In Case You Were Wondering

Yes, I’m aware that the tone of this blog has changed significantly since the start of 2014. I felt like I was becoming a bit of a one-trick pony, poking at the horrors of the right wing and the utter lack of an effective opposition to them. Frankly, writing about ugly, negative stuff every day was starting to take it’s toll.

So, I’m spreading it out a little bit and trying out different things. Some entertainment (sports, music, movies), some philosophy, just whatever I feel the urge to write about on a given day. I don’t feel I’ve found my voice or my stride yet, but I’m working on it. I don’t want to be positive just for the sake of being positive, but there’s a lot of good out there. It’s just more difficult to write something interesting about good stuff, or at least it is for me.

What I’m really trying to avoid is the fisn-in-a-barrel snark. When Sarah Palin has a reality show for “real Americans,” sure, it’s worth of mockery, but it’s too easy. As fun as it is to mock her and especially her fans, I’m not really adding anything to the discussion. What more is there to say about Ted Nugent that he hasn’t already said himself? I can do better than that, even if it’s loads of fun to bag on the Nuge.

So, bear with me. I’m just branching out a little here, but it’s still good ol’ Uncle Pancakes at the typewriter keyboard.


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