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Dave Folk

Dave Folk is a yankee transplant living in Birmingham, Alabama.

Recent Posts:

Highway to Hell: How America is Prone to a Crippling Terrorist Attack

February 6, 2014   |   By Dave Folk     |   Opinion

Last week, I sat nestled in my apartment reading about our Magic City trapped in the clutches of a winter nightmare (two inches of snow) when I had a revelation: picking up beer on the way home from work would have been so clutch. After that first revelation, I had a more important one: ourContinue Reading

Not A Conspiracy Theory, But The Government Caused Snowpocalypsemageddon 2014

January 30, 2014   |   By Dave Folk     |   Opinion

Two inches shouldn’t cripple anything, Justin Bieber’s girlfriends can attest to that. Yet this Tuesday the South was brought to it’s knees by a measly two inches of snow. It’s not as though Birmingham was caught with more white powder than a drug mule at customs. No, Birmingham and much of the South were crippledContinue Reading

Don’t Send Your Stupid Kid to College (and Other Lessons We Should Have Learned)

January 23, 2014   |   By Dave Folk     |   Opinion

Little Timmy didn’t win the genetic lottery. He’s duller than the indie film your local hipster favorites. Timmy isn’t a late bloomer intellectually, he’s an idiot. Don’t send him to college, don’t waste your money. “Higher education can’t be a luxury — it’s an economic imperative that every family in America should be able toContinue Reading

Forever Young

January 16, 2014   |   By Dave Folk     |   Opinion

By 30 you could have voted in four presidential elections. By 30 you could have served you country in the military for a dozen years. By 30 you could have raised a 14 year old child. By 30 you might not be able to get a beer in a Montgomery bar. Not to be outdoneContinue Reading

Failure with a Side of Ineptitude

January 9, 2014   |   By Dave Folk     |   Opinion

It’s Saturday night and after one-too-many adult sodas, I am aimlessly stumbling out the door of a bar. When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a restaurant on wheels and a friendly cashier. Could this be a dream? Well, if the Birmingham City Council continues to get its way it just might be.Continue Reading