"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1"

SoapboxStinksWpCWTF! We went to the new “Hunger Games” the other night with high hopes (and big appetites). We thought we were attending one of those regional cooking contests. You know: BBQ or chili or pie. But the only food in sight was stale popcorn with carcinogenic “butter”, limp nachos with cheese, and Raisinettes. Yes, we found ourselves at the movies with a mob of loopy fans dressed in togas and loin cloths. Unhappy, but always conformists, we decided to go ahead and take off our pants and settle in to watch the flick.

About halfway in, my old fogey pal was snoozing. I, however, was on the edge of my seat (primarily because he had slumped over and was laying on my back). What was happening?! Murder and mayhem and lots of freaky costumes. Clearly, another anti-hunting diatribe from the Hollywood improperganda machine.

The whole thing could have been avoided had the main characters not replied:  “I’m game!” when they were asked to participate in a bizarre collectivist ritual purported to be fun.

And that was exactly what we were thinking about our own decision to stay and watch the film, a flashy re-hash of a theme that   has been exploited numerous times before.

Wait! Did someone say “hash”? Oh, man, now we’re really hungry!


Hottest Gadgets for Seniors

AlarmDon't leave your fogey friends and relatives in an even darker corner of the 21st century darkness this holiday season! Turn them on to new tech and interesting gadgets:



Elves Has Left the Building

ElfShelf_WpCLet's face it, people - this "Elf on a Shelf" gimmick is just plain creepy!!


An Imponderable Question (Answered)

GingerMaryAnn_WpCFinally, the Fogies offer an answer to one of the classic questions of modern pop culture!

What other questions could the old boys tackle (with equally satisfying results)?

Share some ideas and we'll put them in the hopper.


Going to the Social?


Do we suffer incivility on the Web? Is social media getting old?

We’re not saying anything.

But if you want to read some research and commentary about the state of social media, especially for seniors, check out these links: