A (Mostly) Unnecessary Introduction


Mike Dwyer

Mike Dwyer is a former writer and contributor at Ordinary Times.

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  1. A long-overdue welcome aboard, Mike! However, I’m afraid that as an initiation rite, you are obligated to immediately jump into the fray on one of those “controversial” topics.  That’s right….barbeque.  In the alternative, I demand a post on what state does the best things with pork in general.

    All of which reminds me that I need to do my own post on the cooking of meat soon.  I intend to ask the question: “Well-done Steak: A Sign of Fascism or Communism?”Report

  2. Avatar Tod Kelly says:

    Welcome, Mike!  (Although the word “welcome” seems a bit wrong in your case, eh?)

    My one quibble would be that I don’t think you should post all of your outdoors stuff elsewhere.Report

    • Avatar MIke Dwyer in reply to Tod Kelly says:

      Tod – I will try to throw a few outdoor posts over here from time to time. Although at the moment hunting season has been so slow that I have little to write about. If our Canadian friends could send down a cold front it would be much appreciated.Report

      • Avatar Tod Kelly in reply to MIke Dwyer says:

        Mike – Great!  As I get to know people here, I find that I enjoy their writings about their personal passions as much or more than the political stuff.

        Canadian friends – Please don’t.Report

        • Ditto to this.  I’d take it one step further, even: writings about personal passions make the political stuff a lot easier to discuss.Report

        • Avatar J.L. Wall in reply to Tod Kelly says:

          As a self-exiled Kentuckian who’d get hit by the brunt of that cold front, I second Tod on this one…

          Besides, wasn’t it snowing (or at least threatening to snow) in Louisville over the last few days?

          (Meanwhile, no one is noticing the slow but certain Bluegrass takeover of the League…  All goes according to plan, and if only I, too, had a devious mustache to twirl…)Report

          • Avatar Mike Dwyer in reply to J.L. Wall says:

            JL – We got about 30 minutes of snow yesterday. We need at least 4-5 days of sustained cold up north to push those birds down here. Since you’re west of the Mississippi you would be out of the path for that Canadian cold front I’m looking for.

            First a trickle and then a flood. I’m envisioning the interwebs as a 21st century Cumberland Gap.


          • Avatar Anne in reply to J.L. Wall says:

            I lived in Louisville for 3 years and my identical twin has lived there since 1986 can I be part of the Bluegrass takeover?Report

  3. Avatar kenB says:

    Awesome, looking forward to your contributions.

    Two teenage daughters and still a happy home??  What sorts of powerful drugs are you secretly giving them (or yourselves)?Report

  4. Avatar Jaybird says:

    Additionally: You’re in charge of this weekend’s Jukebox and Open Thread.Report

  5. Avatar Kyle Cupp says:

    Welcome Mike! Great to see you writing for the League!Report

  6. Avatar North says:

    Holly Hannah! Welcome aboard Mike!!Report

  7. Avatar E.D. Kain says:

    Sorry it took so long to get you up and running Mike. Welcome.Report

  8. Avatar James K says:

    Welcome to the League Mike.  Looking forward to the education posts in particular.Report

  9. Avatar JG New says:

    Congratulations upon your newly exalted status – I’ve enjoyed your commentary and look forward to your more substantial contributionsReport

  10. Avatar Christopher Carr says:

    Mike, welcome. I’m looking forward to your posts. Please don’t hesitate to write about your hobbies. That hunting guest post a while back gets my vote for inclusion in the Ordinary Gents anthology. Now, to distastefully make light of heavy topics:

    abortion – It’s not quite the same as taking out the trash.

    gay marriage – Why the fuck not?

    what state has the best barbecue – North Carolina. That “barbecue sauce” is clear should be clear.Report

  11. Avatar Murali says:

    Welcome Mike! Hmm,this blog does seem to be tilting rightwards… First TVD then Mike and EDK and RyanB et al (i.e. our resident liberals) are registered republicans? Twilight zone…Report

  12. Geeze, I’m away for a few days and Mike gets front page and gives me even some passing credit for it?

    Clearly I should take longer vacations from the computer.  Good Things Happen when I’m only slightly around.

    Looking forward to catching up on your posts, Mike D.Report

  13. Avatar Will H. says:

    Barbecue is heresy.
    A good cut of meat could only suffer from being slathered in such a heavily-flavored sauce.

    I just felt a need to take a contrarian view on your first post here, Mike.
    I’m sure you’ll understand.

    Welcome to the League!Report

    • Nob Akimoto Nob Akimoto in reply to Will H. says:

      The whole point of barbecue is to make bad cuts of meat edible. :p

      If you’re using “good” cuts of meat like non-brisket, you’re already doing it wrong.Report