Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

All North Korea ever needed was a little ‘Margaritaville’

I’ve never sought to become a world traveler. Quite frankly, my backyard is one of my favorite travel destinations. It doesn’t take me very long to get there, and I’ve got a nice view of the wooded land behind me. Best of all, it’s extremely cheap. Sometimes my wife even cuts me a deal and only charges me $5 to visit.

Chris Johnson

Here are a few things upon which we can all agree

From Colin Kaepernick to Robert E. Lee to Donald Trump to political correctness to assault weapons to Mary Ann or Ginger, there seems to be no end to all the arguing in America these days. And this country has more than its fair share of things worth arguing about.

Chris Johnson

New economic theory proposed by a supposed cheapskate

When you think about people likely to come up with a revolutionary new economic theory, I might not be the first person who comes to mind. After all, my experience in economics is generally confined to decided which numbers sound lucky for the lottery. A lot of folks might even think statements like “I’m feeling good about 22 today” falls somewhat short of economic brilliance.

Chris Johnson

Need a lift in your small town? Give Guber a holler

Taxi companies are not very thrilled with the emergence of services like Uber and Lyft, which provide an easy way for folks who need ride from the airport, a safe transport home from the bar or a way to avoid the hassle of driving around a big city, particularly one they might not be familiar with.

Chris Johnson

At what point does enough become too much?

I’d like to wish me a happy birthday today. Yeah, it’s a little narcissistic to wish yourself happy birthday, but narcissism today is as American as baseball, apple pie and unaffordable health care. Besides, it’s not every day you turn 25.

Chris Johnson

Driverless cars can’t get here soon enough

I'm still extremely wary of driverless cars. I don't want my Toyota deciding to slam on brakes if a rabbit runs in front of the truck. There are just some decisions that require a little bit of human reasoning. Although, when you look around at the world today, cars might not just be smarter drivers — they could probably do a better job of governing the world.

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