Category Archives: Burt Prelutsky

Ethics & Education

For a long time, I’ve thought that people must be really starved for role models if they keep looking to those in the public arena to fill the vacuum. I am not one of those people who believe that every politician is venal and corrupt, but neither am I someone who thinks that we should…

The Dumbing & Numbing of America

Colorado recently beat out Washington to become the first state in the union to legalize marijuana. Although I have long railed against the so-called War on Drugs because it was a waste of time and resources, I can’t help thinking that legalizing pot is not going to improve the world. For one thing, aside from…

Bios & Biases

Every so often, so many items capture my attention that I either have to get them down on paper or accept the fact that I can never hope to catch up. But never let it be said that Prelutsky took the easy, logical, sane, commonsensical, approach. To get the ball rolling, let me confess that…

“And The Winners Of This Year’s Razzies Are…”

In case you have never heard of the Razzies, they’re prizes handed out at a black tie event the night before the Oscars are bestowed. And unlike the Oscars, which are often awarded for no better reason than that some aging director has never won one before or because a sex symbol of either gender…

People Aren’t All That Good

There are those who believe that in their natural state, people are kind, generous and good-natured. I, however, don’t believe they are any of those things. Unless they are raised by parents with decent values and taught at a very early age that evil actions have dire consequences, people will grow up to be savages….

Waving Bye-Bye to Common Sense

I happen to believe that the whole notion of man-made global warming is a load of hooey. After all, it’s a matter of record that temperatures were rising and falling long before the Industrial Revolution took place, and have continued to fluctuate even after the advent of the internal combustion engine. Furthermore, I believe that…

“Calling Pest Control” and “The Pope & Liberal Pap”

A question that keeps repeating itself in my mind is whether only creepy people run for public office or if, somehow, it’s winning elections that transforms normal people into some distasteful form of alien life. For instance, with all the billions of dollars that the government wastes year after year, was it really essential that…

Opinions

It’s said that everyone has opinions, but I sense that most people don’t have as many as I do. Sometimes they become such a burden that I simply have to unload them the way Santa unloads his bag of toys, lest I suffer a hernia of the brain. So, to begin with, when did people…