27
Jan

Do No Harm

Necro_WpCAnother brave fogey takes one for the team in our tireless fight against imprisonment of those convicted of victimless crimes. But, hey, who said social justice advocacy would be easy?

Meanwhile, older folks are overtly victimized in large numbers and perps often go unpunished.

Read more about this important, emerging issue at:

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/overcrowded-prisons-forcing-government-victimless-crime/

http://www.lectlaw.com/mjl/cl028.htm

http://www.exampleessays.com/papers/Victimless_Crime.html

20
Jan

Keep This In Your Back Pocket

MobileWallet_WpCWhen is it an advantage to be an old fogey and to be "not tech savvy"?

When criminals are stealing databases from retailers, government agencies, and banks right and left, and when everyone is jumping blindly into the pool of new, dubiously-secure  "mobile payment systems" that are flooding the marketplace.

Fogies are still inclined to pay with CASH. Trust them.

16
Jan

Erectile Dysfunction

CialisLet’s face it, fans, nobody likes softies (with the exception of that great ice cream truck classic, “Mr. Softee”).

In this classic toon, the Fogies grope with the issue of erectile dysfunction with little success, and end up with more questions than answers.

Such as:

Was erectile dysfunction a problem before the drug companies began to develop and sell medications to treat the disorder?

Or, did erectile dysfunction suddenly become a problem after the drugs were created and went to market?

Those are some hard questions, aren't they?

In any case, seems like a lot of old boys have the problem these days. And the Fogies are here to help! Read more about it at:

http://health.howstuffworks.com/sexual-health/sexual-dysfunction/how-erectile-dysfunction-works.htm

http://www.urologyhealth.org/urology/index.cfm?article=60

14
Jan

Devolution

Evolution1_WpCScience is not purely empirical.

12
Jan

You're Looking Marvel-ous

SilverSurfer_WpCThere goes one of our favorite comic book characters, relegated to a the status of a Digital Age descriptor.

Oh, well, whether you're a Silver Surfer or not, we're sure glad you like to visit us here!

11
Jan

Globular (NOT)!

SoapboxStinksWpCYes, it's awards season again, a favorite time of the year for fogies who are desperately trying to survive the winter with something, anything to sustain them until springtime. Why not attend a parade of very unprivate dinner parties with the stars, beneath the glittering Niermann-Weeks chandeliers?

Fogies dig the awards scene: Fashion, Food, Fawning...all things lacking in fogey life. And oh, for just a glimpse of Betty White in Valentino...or Helen Mirren in nothing at all!

So, what about last night at the Golden Globes? BORING!!!! Didn't laugh out loud much. Groaned a few times. Did enjoy Tarrentino's speech on behalf of Morricone. But what was with all the censorship, resulting in complete drops in sound multiple times throughout the broadcast? We get it - they want to drive people to the Internet to get those tasty nibs (and attract more ad $). Fine. We LIVE on the Internet. But between the TV sound censorship and our hearing loss, we only heard about half of anything that was said. And half of that was stupid. Bad show.

We hold out hope for the forthcoming awards shows this season, but we're starting to wonder - are we getting too old for this?

8
Jan

Bang Bang

NoAK47s_WpCHow about ensuring the right to arm bears? That would switch things around.

People seem to have plenty of guns and other weapons at their disposal.

http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/campaigns/wildlife_abuse/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

7
Jan

Prescription for Trouble

WritePrescriptions_WpCEver been to the 24-hour pharmacy late at night? No? Well, if you happen to go, be prepared for a long line. More Americans are using prescription drugs than at any time in history. And more Americans are hooked.

While the seemingly endless “War On Drugs” has raged for decades, a war primarily focused on illegal, recreational “street drugs”, legal drugs have surreptitiously come onto the scene to wreak as much sorrow and tragedy as any street drug ever has.

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to dependency on prescription pain killers, anti-anxiety medications, and anti-depression drugs. The problem is widespread, and it is important for all of us to take it seriously.  Chances are you know someone who has a problem, or who has confronted an addiction and has overcome it with the help of compassionate, competent professionals.

If you are interested in learning more, see:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/04/which-prescription-drugs-do-americans-abuse-most.html

http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/diseases-conditions/opioid-addiction/prescription-drug-abuse-in-the-elderly.html

http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/rxbrief/

5
Jan

Used to Be's

SoapboxStinksWpCHow about some Fogies "Used To Be's" to get your new year off to a good start? Be sure to share your "Used To Be's" with all our Fogies fans - use the "Comments" link:
  1. Used to be you could go to Portland, Oregon and say to yourself, "Man, this place is really hip!" And you would be stating the truth. A culture so hip that it could easily spawn a popular sitcom. Turns out that was a good idea better left unspoken. For "Portlandia" is so self-consciously hip that it went from "quirky" to "dorky" after a handful of episodes. And worse, it has drawn a tidal wave of pseudo-hipsters into the real Portland, desperately seeking to find the "Portlandia" vibe. Natives take cover!
  2. Used to be you could go to the likker store or the beer barn and choose from any number of cases of decent, affordable, locally-brewed and bottled beers. We all know the big breweries destroyed that idyll, and we DO love the craft brews that are available today...but, man, old fogies like us can't afford to drink those snazzy suds.
  3. Used to be "nutritional information" was not published on food packages. Then, labeling was required. Then, labeling standards were changed. Now, labeling standards are changing again. And all the time, everyone has continued to eat potato chips.

 

4
Jan

Back in the Saddle Again!

AbsenceMakes_WpCSorry, Fogies Fans, we've been indisposed for a few weeks and haven't been posting. Blame it on the holidays or, better yet, blame it on old age (yours, not ours).

In any event, we're back with a vengeance, because we really do hold grudges. We're ready to continue our battles with technology, other people, and ourselves as the Digital Age marches on and ruins our lives.

So, keep coming back for toons and rants and reviews, lists and recommendations. And don't forget Campaign 2016 and The Fogies' run for the White House. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT AND...

...WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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Happy New Year!

Your old friends,

The Fogies