Monthly Archives: September 2009

Udder Depravity

Just in time for my emergency trip to the Jersey shore!  Two animal tales: During a bizarre hearing yesterday, a Superior Court judge dismissed animal-cruelty charges against a Moorestown [NJ]police officer accused of sticking his penis into the mouths of … Continue reading

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Jail for Joe. Tax for Art.

Just hours before he was arrested for fraud, Broward Commissioner Josephus Eggelletion Jr joined with six of his eight colleagues in a vote to adopt a budget that scissors $1.1 Million from the county’s arts budget, reducing the allocation by … Continue reading

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Acorns and Wingnuts

At bottom, the spasms of ecstasy experienced by Wingnut Nation over the ACORN story amount to no more than a glorious “Toldya So” high.  But it’s contagious, isn’t it?  Isn’t there always something gratifying about the demise of a federal … Continue reading

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Just In Case

Last week it was perfume that smells of fresh-mowed lawn.  This week? [T]he new fragrance Sustain is inspired by the sensual and organic experience of folk music. We’re loving the story of its creation: With Ray Davies’ “Waterloo Sunset” in … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 7 Comments

Flush With Success

For many reasons, this is a very bad week for blogging.  My schedule, for one thing, has me working some odd hours — like, all of them between 1 and 23. And then there’s this total breakdown of the plumbing … Continue reading

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People Who Died, Died

….and the poet who made the phrase famous.  R.I.P. A few years back, when Guido and I were in Key West for an extended weekend (as is our wont), for some odd reason we found “People Who Died Died” an … Continue reading

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That Old Time Religion

No, not Christianity.  As much fun as it is to needle the devolved fundamentalists, they hardly own exclusive rights to ungodly conduct and pigheaded custom.  E.g., A 12-year-old Yemeni child bride, struggling with labor pains for three days to give … Continue reading

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