Browsing All posts tagged under »satire«

Be Thankful for Your Aging Brain

November 23, 2015


Since the annual Christmas Monster that Swallowed the Western World now hits stores on the day after Halloween, Thanksgiving, with no costumes and no presents,  has been largely ignored. For that reason, as the holiday is fast approaching, you may have given no thought to what you are thankful for. And, if you are a […]

When Does Old Age Begin?

November 13, 2015


For many thousands of years, mankind has wondered when old age began. Mostly, it began about a week after puberty.  In the Middle Ages, reaching age 21 was the goal.  If you made it tht far, you had a pretty good shot at living into your 60s. Of course, your teeth would have all rotted […]

Your Brain and You

November 3, 2015


Because the human brain is usually covered with a skull and scalp and hair and sometimes even a hat, we don’t know much about it. We know it looks like a cauliflower, but aside from that, it’s mostly conjecture.  For this reason, there have been many misconceptions about the brain. Popular Science has, just yesterday, […]

My Body Parts Keep Forgetting How to Do Stuff

October 17, 2015


It started when something rolled under Life in the Boomer Lane’s bureau. LBL’s brain immediately started to bend down to retrieve the errant object.  Her body did not follow. Her body stood there, while her brain imagined getting down, twisting around, and reaching. She finally decided that no item was that important, and she hoped […]

Playboy Goes Under Cover

October 14, 2015


Playboy, the magazine that launched millions of boomer men into puberty, will, starting in March 2016, no longer show naked women in its pages. Lest this seem on par with McDonalds switching to an all-vegan menu, LBL is here to assure you that the decision will probably increase Playboy readership. The truth is that in today’s […]

Kevin McCarthy Steps Down

October 9, 2015


Kevin McCarthy, poised to succeed John Boehner as the next Speaker of the House, has just thrown the Republican Party into a tizzy by removing his name from consideration. The announcement followed McCarthy’s appearance on Fox News, in which he told Sean Hannity that, in effect, the creation of the (taxpayer funded) Benghazi committee was […]

Absence Seizures

October 1, 2015


Life in the Boomer Lane has just finished The Storied Life of AJ Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin.  Unless you are, at this moment, being wheeled into open heart surgery, please stop anything you are doing and read this book. The best books tell us less about the characters and stories they portray than they do […]


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