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.



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...


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Happy New Year!

Your old friends,

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See How Things Change!

SoapboxStinksWpCTop 10 People/Places/Things That Annoyed The Fogies in 2013

  1. Instant replay
  2. High prices at the Dollar Store
  3. Weather
  4. People who use guns on other people
  5. Personal greed
  6. Corporate greed
  7. Government agencies
  8. People who complain about government agencies
  9. Geezers and Coots
  10. Youth culture

Top 10 People/Places/Things That Annoyed The Fogies in 2014

  1. The Latest Study
  2. Youth culture
  3. Concrete and asphalt
  4. Freedom of expression
  5. Betty White
  6. Canada
  7. The neighbor's Halogen floodlight that shines directly into our living room every night
  8. Anti-social media
  9. Our noses
  10. Cable TV