This will not be the book cover of my next book “Cranky Superpowers: Life Lessons Learned from the Common CrankaTsuris Chronicles. It is not a bad first try, but it was not what I had in mind. I started out with a picture taken of me from the New York City Half Marathon in March. […]


One of my favorite stories as a child was “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, a Roald Dahl story that had been made into a movie twice. I loved Charlie as did everyone else. The other kids were rich and spoiled, and presumably got what was coming to them. We got the happy ending that everyone […]


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeTFn_SVjyA My bit comes on around one hour and ten minutes into program, shortly after Ring Starr says a few words, and taking a moment of silence for the world.

Vulcan CrankaTsuris

In “A Grownup Guide to Effective Crankiness: The CrankaTsuris Method”, I wrote about the Straw that Broke the Camel’s Back. The Camel named Camel was fine with carrying bundles of straw, but unfortunately, one straw meant for a can of Pepsi broke Camel’s back. The point of that story was to acknowledge the fact that […]

Peanut Gallery CrankaTsuris

When I was a teenager, I went to my first rock concert. It was back in 1975 at Madison Square Garden, and it wasn’t just any concert. It was Paul McCartney and Wings. I was going to see an ex-Beatle. It didn’t matter where I was sitting. I was in the arena! The buildup started […]


We have examined all different forms of CrankaTsuris. Some are very common and easily treatable. Others are much more serious, and requires serious intervention. One of the more dangerous CrankaTsuris that a person can become afflicted with is called “Don’t Get Me Started” Crankatsuris. The person who suffers from this particular form of CrankaTsuris actually […]

Don’t Want Your Opinion CrankaTsuris

Don’t want your Opinion CrankaTsuris is a particularly interesting CrankaTsuris to explore because it can lead to other forms of CrankaTsuris such as “Constructive Criticism” CrankaTsuris, “Get off my Back” CrankaTsuris, “Getting on my Nerves” CrankaTsuris, or “Drive me Crazy” CrankaTsuris. Just imagine if you came down with all four CrankaTsuris at the exact same […]

Rocket Science CrankaTsuris

All the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again. When the men and the horses arrived back at the castle, and they explained to both the King and the Queen that they had failed in their mission, both the King and Queen responded in disgusted disbelief. “You know, […]