So the weather is finally HoT in Cleveland

Hello and great tidings to the wonderful, sassy, and possibly insane crowd that lurks on Hammer of Truth. We want feedback on current operations. As you see, a poll is running somewhere on this page, showing us how win or fail a particular thing on Hammer of Truth is (in this test case, chat)… it’s a bit of an experiment to help us discover our strengths and weaknesses in our bid to achieve more “common sense, shoved up your…” Tell us, participatory audience, if you like our toys.

And speaking of participatory audiences, one of the best mobs had to have been the one that turned out to see Charlie Sheen in Cleveland last week. Let me say right off the rip that I’m no sucker, and could tell a high-priced fleecing when I see one ($45 t-shirts, $5 for a gargle of Jack and coke, nosebleed section tickets were at least $45). Even with the crush of a capacity audience that was toked up, coked up, and liquored up the tickets were well worth the entertainment of being part of that 1000+ people auditorium yelling random shit at a guy who’s clear goal is simply to never peak (until his heart explodes from too much winning, and drugs).

One of my takeaways from the event was the catchphrase “plan better” (though I’m sure Sheen did not coin that himself, and probably saw it somewhere and promptly stole it like a great artist should). Well we’re jump-starting some “plan better” by getting into the Unofficial Summer of Winning fixer-upper mood. Set aside those scheduling obligations for a moment (politicking, partying, puking), and give us your insightful opinion on the direction we need to take. The winners and trolls alike are free to tell us how we’ve been doing… have at it!

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. Why is Sheen wasting his money on crack? He should get down with meth. That should get him where he is going quicker and cheaper, 6 feet under.

    1. No doubt that’s somewhere on his daily schedule. Sheen is busy making bank right now, as a capitalist I can’t begrudge his financial dedication.

      He’s the latest and greatest in celebrity endorsements for legalization since Weedies spokesman Michael Phelps won 8 olympic gold medals.

  2. Anon chat has been updated to be Anon optional. :D
    Chat by logged in users will show their username. There is also an Anon checkbox to post as Anon. Non-logged in users can still post, and will always post as Anon.

    1. I can tell people already like it, pretty soon everyone will love it :D

      I have a feeling a Hammer of Truth bot will be emerging in our chat somewhere in the future to help process titles on links and some other tasks that will remain a mystery for now.