The title of this site is partly ironic & partly absurd, much like my sense of humour. My name is Liam O'Mara IV, and I am a history professor at several California universities. I've been an aerospace manager, a network administrator, a fry cook, a janitor, and a union longshoreman, so my perspectives -- and language -- may be unconventional. My 'blog will contain topical essays, news commentary, travel stories, book reviews, quotes from my influences, personal anecdotes, awful poetry, & the stray bit of nonsense. Bon appetite!