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UFOs over Oakland

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 at 4:11 pm in Uncategorized

Someone named Kevin McCracken in Oakland takes his Sony camcorder and uses some sort of night vision to record the sky over Oakland. Maybe his neighborhood doesn’t get cable – I don’t know. Read the rest of this entry »

Guy drops kid for foul ball

By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 at 2:24 pm in Uncategorized

There are few things worth dropping your kid for: A wayward slice of pizza, a free big beer, a half-off coupon for Chevy’s, for example. Read the rest of this entry »

Quick … I need help.

By Tony Hicks
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 at 3:29 pm in Uncategorized

Give me a song or band to wake me up, inspire me, get me out of the doldrums, make me not want to go on a four-state killing spree or otherwise just make me feel better about being on deadline on a Wednesday afternoon while being in a plain (pain?), bad mood.

I’ve tried Riot (not Quiet, the good Riot. Look it up), Thin Lizzy, the Replacements, now I’m gravitating toward Van Halen. Cliche but true for is terribly old 80s guys who hate it when frat kids wake us up at 2 a.m. when we’re sleeping in the next cabin. But I don’t think it’ll work – Van Halen or the frat kids.

Quick, I said … QUICKLY

Give the kid a break

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 5:11 pm in Uncategorized

I cringe when schools take political correctness to places they shouldn’t. But this goes beyond even political correctness. Read the rest of this entry »

Man with gator gets all the chicks

By Tony Hicks
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 2:13 pm in Uncategorized

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this first. Read the rest of this entry »

Hillary Clinton is too sexy

By Tony Hicks
Monday, May 9th, 2011 at 2:15 pm in Uncategorized

I don’t make this stuff up. I don’t even want to think about it. Read the rest of this entry »

Obama laughing at Osama joke Saturday night

By Tony Hicks
Monday, May 2nd, 2011 at 4:01 pm in Uncategorized

In all the hubub since last night, I forgot that Seth Myers made a Osama bin Laden/C-Span joke Saturday night at the Correspondent’s Dinner – before anyone knew Seal Team Six was only hours away from shutting him down for good. Read the rest of this entry »

Tragic ending to the royal wedding

By Tony Hicks
Friday, April 29th, 2011 at 9:15 am in Uncategorized

Boy, that was just terrible, watching tragedy unfold at the end of the royal wedding. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweet mother … no!

By Tony Hicks
Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 11:06 pm in Uncategorized

It’s 10:47 p.m. I got home 20 minutes ago from a dinner with two old friends. My kids are still awake. My animals are still awake. The kids are watching Caillou (I don’t know how to spell it, and if I did my shame would force me to consider self-mutilation. I just know it’s the worst children’s show ever). And my wife, while laughing at me,  just got dressed and left. Read the rest of this entry »

Catch that kid in Time Out today?

By Tony Hicks
Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 11:49 am in Uncategorized

That’s right – my offspring made her major modeling debut in today’s Time Out section of the Times, Tribune and whatever other papers this company owns not named the Chronicle.

I”m looking forward to her career taking off, when I can live off her earnings and fame, becoming the next Michael Lohan. Because if you can’t sponge off your own kids, who can you?