Your Week in Seriously Times: Sept. 16 – 22, 2012

Jesus Christ! Superstarrrr! Do ye think ye be what they say ye arrrrr?

Values voters, spiders, Mrs. of Nazareth, pirate medicine, Toddler Wine, and ageless hobbits — it’s not Kevin J. Anderson’s planned Lord of the Rings sequel, but this week’s topics on SeriouslyGuys. Here’s the recap:

  • Rick Santorum reminds “economic conservative and libertarian types” that they’re not “elite, smart people.” (His words, not mine.) Something about the company they keep that sets the platform they vote for. (Sept. 17, 2012)
  • Guam swallowed snakes to get the birds, swallowed the birds to get the spiders — that wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her(Sept. 18, 2012)
  • Jesus may have had a wife. He doesn’t mention her parents, though, who wanted her to marry a doctor, not a carpenter. Bonus: it be Talk like a Pirate Day! (Sept. 19, 2012)
  • Ask Dr. Snee: We get to the bottom of several vexin’ pirate medical myths. Do ye have enough rum in yer first aid kit, mateys? (Sept. 19, 2012)
  • Moms know that the easiest way to get to know their kids is over a drink. The Guys are here to help … by launching our sequel to Baby Merlot: Toddler Wine. (Sept. 20, 2012)
  • J.R.R. Tolkein’s The Hobbit turned 75 this week and owes its continued relevance to hungover 6th grade teachers that managed to sign out an A/V cart before napping out. (Sept. 21, 20120)

Pros and Cons of Surviving 2011

Among the entries, we say farewell to Kim Jong-il, whose ladies-sunglasses-wearing, Hair-Club-for-Men-presidential like we will never see again.

Whenever I approach a new year, I like to take stock of what I survived. I like to think of myself less as a time traveler stuck in forward linear motion at an uninterruptible rate and more of a time warrior, cleaning out the runners of my time sword as I prepare to skewer another year.

So, here’s an entirely subjective list of what went right and wrong in 2011 before greeting Bolon Yokte as an old friend at midnight, Jan. 1.

Read this year’s entries at: