Monthly Archives: September 2008

Exit Stage Right

Every now and then David Brooks writes something to remind me why I keep reading his columns.  Why I put up with his oversimplifications, ideological claptrap, and lame attempts at humor.  Not to mention his Quixotic quests for the Next … Continue reading

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I Dunno, Alaska

Here’s a really silly joke the sole redeeming feature of which is it’s about Alaska, which of late has been the focus of attention. A guy makes what he figures is enough money to quit working, so he does, then … Continue reading

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Wednesday Smorgasbord: Part III

An Ink-onvenient Truth? The Marine Corps is no longer allowing marines who have extra-large tattoos on their arms to serve as recruiters or security guards at American embassies. A Marine Corps spokesman, Capt. Carl Redding, said the service’s top general … Continue reading

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Wednesday Smorgasbord: Part II

Does everybody read “Get Fuzzy” in the comics page?  No?  Does ANYbody read it?  Does anybody actually read the comics any more?  They’re in the newspaper….oh, I see the problem.  It’s that “newspaper” relic thing.  Well, it’s online, too, okay?  … Continue reading

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Wednesday Smorgasbord (Part I)

Bunch of odds and ends to appear throughout the day.  Naked Girls!  Free Beer!  Cheap Insults!  Hawaiian Punch Cans on a Stick!  …..Check back often (I like page views!).  First up: Live Dong and Proctor George Takei beamed with pride … Continue reading

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Urban Removal

Broward Sheriff’s Office announced charges against 85 alleged crack cocaine dealers as part of a six-month investigation called “Operation Street Sweeper.” Ranging in age from 14 to 62, the suspects are accused of selling drugs to undercover deputies 220 times, … Continue reading

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Howling Fantoids

David Foster Wallace, one of my all-time favorite authors, hanged himself over the weekend.  I’m thoroughly bumed out, as are about a quillion others.  Obit. It took me about a month to read Infinite Jest, his 1,079 page masterpiece, when … Continue reading

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Walk Like A Man. Or Dog.

Tallahassee, FL    A 40-year-old man walking his dog in the nude was Tasered by police when he refused to follow an officer’s commands. Asked what he was doing, the man told the officer, “Allah told me to watch a … Continue reading

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“Melanoma and Melons”

I think I’m beginning to understand this Sarah Palin phenomenon.  By that I mean, I think I’m starting to figure out the reason she simultaneously (a) invigorated the wingnuts and (b) infuriated the moonbats. It all goes back to Reagan.  … Continue reading

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Wind in the Wirrows

I had a whole lot of great ideas for today’s post, but then the Phillies lost to the Marlins, we had guests for dinner, and now it’s too damn late for me to concentarte.  That’s right, I said “concentarte.”   So … Continue reading

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