Important questions about cookie dough, socks and wingdings

The world is full of questions that cannot be answered.

Why are we here? What happened to the dinosaurs? Why did I tell my friend I would help him move?

Now that I am older and have more wisdom, time and hair on my hands, I have begun to focus more of my energy on pondering these and other questions.

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In this divisive political season, here’s an idea we can all support!

America, it’s time for a change.

Currently, many people in the country and throughout the world enjoy reading acclaimed columns in a wide range of blogs, newspapers, websites and magazines. These articles are often written by authors who are regarded “insightful,” “funny” or “good spellers.” Or “people who don’t write sentence fragments.”

All of these people are not Nick Claussen.

Nick Claussen doesn’t worry about being labeled as “grammatically incorrect” by the “Washington insiders” who “use a lot of quotation marks.” No, Nick Claussen only worries about one thing when he writes, Nick Claussen.

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Suicide Squad: What DC did wrong, what they should do next

It can’t be this difficult for DC to make a good movie.

Suicide Squad should have been a slam dunk, but instead it was more like a guy dribbling the ball around with nowhere to go and then kicking it out of bounds. Basically, it was somewhat entertaining, but also kind of stupid and annoying.

Here are a few problems I had with the movie, along with a few spoilers and suggestions:

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The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed

If you’ve ever felt disgruntled, have you also felt gruntled?

It turns out that you probably have.

“Gruntle,” much to my gruntlement, is actually a word that means, “to put in a good humor,” according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary and “happy or contented,” according to Dictionary.com.

Looking around the internet thing, there are several websites that attempt to explain the long history of gruntled and disgruntled, but frankly I can’t follow along without getting distracted. But if I could follow along, would that mean I was tracted? Continue reading “The disconnect over dis: It’s great to be gruntled, but bad to be cussed”

2016 Summer Olympics: Are table tennis and ping pong the same thing? Why is there no synchronized weightlifting yet?

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games will have 306 events in 28 sports, and will dominate the national media over the next few weeks.

I decided to take a quick look at each of the games to learn more about them, and to offer a few thoughts.

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