Archives for June 2014

Is There Anything More Traumatic Than New Glasses When You’re A Kid?

When I was in fourth grade I was riding in a car with my parents and brother, and pointed at the flat roof of a building that was visible from the road. “Look at all those birds!” I shouted. Right away I knew I’d committed a tactical error. I didn’t know exactly what was going on, […]

Did Other Kids Make Fun of Your Name? They Sure Did Mine

As it turns out, “Jeff Kay” made it easy on ’em. And here’s a rundown of the main super-creative crap that was heaped upon me, for most of my public school career. Bravo, assholes. Bravo! Kmart When I was a kid, Kmart was a big deal. It was incredibly popular, and basically what Walmart is […]