Nate McCullough


MCCULLOUGH: Embracing the Age of the Nerd

Children of the 1970s and 1980s are now in position to make once-nerdy things cool.

MCCULLOUGH: More freedoms go up in smoke

Rural America, average Joe pays price for EPA’s wood-burning stove regulations

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MCCULLOUGH: Buffalo needs a little help from Mother Nature

Ralph Wilson Stadium is under an estimated 220,000 tons of snow, with drifts approaching the bottom of the goalposts. Six feet of snow has fallen on the city

MCCULLOUGH: NASA needs a reality show

NASA could use reality stars to fund its missions

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MCCULLOUGH: Too soon for Christmas

I guess the Christmas creep forward into early November was inevitable. But do we really need to egg this on with pre-Halloween Christmas lights and decoration sales the day after Labor Day?

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MCCULLOUGH: A runoff is what scares me

Please, voters, make sure there are winners on Tuesday. Otherwise it’s two more months of this nonsense.

MCCULLOUGH: Preparing for the end — and beyond

Let’s face it: There are a lot of things out there in this scary world that can do you in. Terrorism, disease, grizzly bears, volcanos, certain football players — risks are everywhere, and you have to take steps to protect yourself. Luckily, the Internet is here to help.

MCCULLOUGH: Response to Ebola should be overwhelming

I am not worried about getting Ebola — yet. Despite what the shameless ratings grabbers are hinting at — that we’re basically a step away from the apocalpyse — we’ve got a ways to go before we get to Black Death or Spanish Flu territory.

MCCULLOUGH: Suffering from commercialitis

I don’t know about you, but I could go the rest of my life without hearing or seeing certain commercials again.

MCCULLOUGH: White House security issue needs to be fixed soon

White House security issue needs to be fixed soon

MCCULLOUGH: Might be time to go back to the barter system

Your electronic data is not safe. That is the assumption you should make every time you swipe a card to make a transaction.

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MCCULLOUGH: I’ll be royally mad if Scotland splits

The possible secession is a big to-do across the pond, where calls for maintaining the union have turned almost comical, like a spurned lover begging for one more chance. Prime Minister David Cameron implored the Scots not to break up “the family.”

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McCULLOUGH: No use for an Apple Watch

I don’t need an iWatch. Or YouWatch. Or Applewatch or Pearwatch or whatever the gizmo is called. And I don’t understand why anyone else would want something so small to use for a smartphone.

McCULLOUGH: If you’re going to fight, fight to win

No matter the continent on which they’re fought or the duration, man has been in this deadly business for a long time. Regional or global, Six Days’ or 100 Years’ — war has been a fact of life for millenia, and I’m not naive enough to believe we’ll ever stop it.

Sometimes, you really do need an armored car

Sometimes, you really do need an armored car