About The Grump

Ken in a Nutshell

Ken has been an aspiring curmudgeon since Ken was probably 5 years old.  According to both of Ken’s parents, Ken’s kindergarten teacher referred to Ken as “…not a kid, but a little man.”  Ken actually kind of liked that, and has always considered it a compliment.  Even as a kid, other kids annoyed the crap out of Ken.  Kids are so… childish.  Spare Ken the drama.

Ken is also opinionated.  VERY opinionated.  Sometimes painfully opinionated.  Always has been, probably always will be.  Ken is impatient and gets annoyed easily.  Ken can be very quiet in social situations, until he gets to know you, and you should always be wary of the quiet ones.  Ken has observed that other very quiet people are often the most opinionated.  Maybe that’s because we spend our time observing, and that gives us a perspective on just how dumb the world can be.  Ken swears, sometimes he just wants to drop his jaw and look at the world in disbelief.

Anyway, Ken has very strong views on politics, but this blog will not be politically heavy.  Ken might make an occasional political comment or reference for context, but nothing deep.  We’re not delving into the soul-sucking abyss-like black holes of abortion or the death penalty, or anything like that.  This is a blog about Ken’s opinions and observations of everyday life.  The heavy political stuff will be reserved for elsewhere.

Ken has an irreverent sense of humor, and finds humor in things that offends other people… often.  This is often mistaken for seriousness or a window into Ken’s true views, so Ken has had to learn discretion depending on who Ken’s audience is, but nothing could be further from the truth.  It’s just stuff that Ken finds funny, nothing more and nothing less.