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Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant

Carleton Bryant is the assistant managing editor for strategic planning and development/special projects for The Washington Times. He previously served as The Times' Metropolitan desk editor, Features desk editor and an assistant National desk editor, as well as a National and Metropolitan reporter. He currently writes a humor blog and weekly humor column — both titled "Out of Context" — and helps produce The Times' nationally syndicated radio show, "America's Morning News." He is a Navy veteran and a Catholic school survivor. He lives in Maryland with his wife and their two children. He can be found at, Facebook and Twitter (user name: nittwit7000).

Articles by Carleton Bryant

OUT OF CONTEXT: It's time someone told the truth about getting older

Last weekend I reached a magical age — the one that lets you say you're turning fortysomething for the last time; the one that Romans enumerated as "IL" or "XXXXIX" or "XLIX," depending on who was chiseling the stone; the one where you get your AARP application promptly in the mail. Published February 15, 2009

OUT OF CONTEXT: Nothing to see here. Move along, move along.

I was talking to a friend about the conceit of our technological supremacy over that of past generations - you know, the belief that if a modern man went back in time, he could take control of society because of his technological superiority. Published January 11, 2009

OUT OF CONTEXT: Time will tell, so get your subscription today

After more than 100 years of automotive history, evolution by now should have come up with a squirrel fast enough to cross the street without getting hit or smart enough not to set foot on the road in the first place. Published November 16, 2008