Mr. Knowalot

Mr. Knowalot
Mr. Knowalot
[Mr. Knowalot has retired from writing columns so he can work on his music and book and other creative projects. Read previous stories and articles by Mr. K below.]

Mr. Knowalot, also known as Brad Ryder, writes tongue-in-cheek and sometimes humorous opinion and humor columns about computers, sports, politics, Americana, media, culture, games, and lots of other stuff.

{Editors: At about 800 words these articles are the perfect length for your newspapers’ op/ed pages.}

These columns may be used without charge. We only ask that you 1) include the short bio at the end, 2) mention Mr. Knowalot’s URL (www.knowalot.com), and 3) send a short e-mail message to , something to the effect of : “We used such-and-such article on such-and-such date. Signed, Your Name Here.” Thanks!

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire: Is That A Rhetorical Question? (February 2000)

Y2K Disasters: Here Are Some To Really Worry About (December 1999)

How To Turn On Women: It Has Something To Do With Your Bed (October 1999)

Use Good Pronunciation: It’s Your Doody! (July 1999)

Sore-Armed Himmelblau: What’s In A Name? (May 1999)

Yard Sales and Mo Vaughn: Some Second-Hand Steals For You (November 1998)

Finding Old Friends: Do It On The Internet … Maybe (August 1998)

Tip For Dieting: Get Angry At Your Food (June 1998)

Email: It’s Easy, Fun, and Can Ruin Your Life (March 1998)

Secret Formula For Success: If I Like It, It’s Doomed (February 1998)

Build Your Own Computer! It’s Lots of Fun (If You Like Bleeding) (January 1998)

Gals, Here’s How To Get A Guy (November 1997)

Earn $$$$: Just Pick Up A Newspaper (September 1997)

Mom’s Baseball Corner: Premiere Of A New Feature! (August 1997)

No Putting Up With Putting Down (August 1997)

In Hotel Rooms: What Happens To Us Behind Closed Doors (June 1997)

Trademark Infringement: Say “A Week From Tuesday” And I’ll Sue! (April 1997)

The Cincinnati Scandal: Getting Parking Villains Off The Streets (March 1997)

A Hero’s Zero: If I Were Richard Jewell (February 1997)

New Year’s Resolution: Write a Wrong (January 1997)

August: That Merry Month of Not Much (August 1996)

The Power of Guilt: Use It, Abuse It, Get Over It (April 1996)

That Elusive Memory: Don’t Forget to Remember (Mid-March 1996)

Your Date With The Tax Man: Dress Appropriately (March 1996)

The V-Chip: The Chip of Virtue and Love (February 1996)

Super Bowl Insights: Why They Need Handkerchiefs (January 1996)

Fitness: A Gift to Yourself (December 1995)

Having a Good Thanksgiving (November 1995)

Mr. Knowalot’s Columns are Copyright 1995 – 2004 by Brad Ryder.