Coal Tattoo

The politics of why Don Blankenship isn’t a felon

  Candidates, from left, Don Blankenship, of Williamson, Bo Copley, of Delbarton; U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., of Huntington, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, of Charles Town, Jack Newbrough, of Weirton, and Tom Willis, of Martinsburg, participate in a debate in Wheeling, W.Va., Monday, April 23, 2018.  AP photo. If you are among those who […]

The Sock 'Em, Bust 'Em Board

Derek Redd reveals his AP Top 25 ballot, Part 1

Hello? Anyone there? I know we’ve been away for a little while, but we’re back with some minor housekeeping moves (check the new name of the blog), and I figured what better way to reemerge than find a way for you all to possibly mock me? So here is my AP football ballot after the […]

Vines & Vittles

Pork Mojo with Vino

I know it’s weird to feel a sense of loss and to grieve for an inanimate object. Nonetheless, I nearly shed a tear when I felt compelled to euthanize my rusty old grill by burying it on Mount Trashmore – our local landfill. However, on the way back from the malodorous burial mound, I stopped […]


Captain America by Kirby!

The PopCult Comix Bookshelf Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles by Jack Kirby Marvel ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1302930714 $29.99 This one is a real treat. Marvel has reprinted Jack Kirby’s 1976 all-original Treasury Edition, Captain America’s Bicentennial Battles, in its original tabloid, treasury edition, size and I couldn’t be happier. I still have the original Treasury […]