Author Archives: jamesdowd

About jamesdowd

Geek, Dad and Husband, Gloucester partisan

No Snark Sunday, Post Fishing Reality

The future can be a scary place. For instance: at some point in the future you, dear reader, are dead. That’s kind of a downer. Sorry. But it’s also true that everything awesome that’s ever going to happen occurs in … Continue reading

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An Imagined Conversation Aboard the Rebel Flagship, Briefing Room

Setting: The Rebel Flasghip, Briefing room a short time after Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, Chewbacca, Luke and the Droids have returned from Bespin having lost their friend Han to the Bounty Hunter Boba Fett. Also in attendance are fleet officers … Continue reading

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No Snark Sunday: Fusion and all that Jazz

Once, on a research project for an ad agency trying to come up with a campaign for long term health care insurance we found a weird thing: When you told people they have a 30% chance of needing nursing care, … Continue reading

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Brooke Special Bonus: Clam Travel Insert : UK Part 2, Electric Boogaloo

Because it was election day Brooke only got 1/2 day on this excellent post. We’re re-posting it so it gets the glory it richly deserves. Hello again, Clammunists. It’s time to continue my travel feature, mostly because KT and James … Continue reading

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An Imagined Speech from Red Squadron Leader on Hoth, out by the Transports

Hey, guys? Guys, form back up. Get back in formation for a second, OK? Hobbie, what the Hell was that? Don’t look stupid you know exactly what I’m talking about. The whole, “Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?” outburst in … Continue reading

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Go Vote Now!

The Clam is delaying posting today’s humorous piece by Brooke Welty until we feel we’ve berated enough of you to go vote in today’s primary. So go do that. Polls open at 7. polling locations: Ward 1 Precinct 1    … Continue reading

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No Snark Sunday: What the Hell, Moulton?

As if you couldn’t tell by the approximately one trillion phone calls and door knocks, it’s political season. It’s probably not a surprise to hear we at The Clam tend toward the lefty side of things, especially since the “Hey … Continue reading

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