Monthly Archives: October 2009

A Passionate Fan (updated)

A lifelong Phillies fan, I’m entirely psyched for the World Series, of course, as are millions who long to see them repeat as champions for the first time in their 127 year history.  Like this one: Bensalem police said they … Continue reading

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Oklahoma is not OK

If there’s one thing many conservatives solemnly agree on, it’s that “socialized medicine,” which hands life and death power to dumb-as-drool bureaucrats whose un-American lust for power and control stands for everything this country was founded to prevent, must be … Continue reading

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and don’t forget “Sal Boa, Floor Manager”

Soupy Sales died (died) this week. His whacko comedy and slapstick shtick influenced many who followed, including Pee Wee Herman, Chevy Chase, and Joe Biden, as illustrated by the following anecdote: But he almost blew it on New Year’s Day … Continue reading

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Four More For History

Wow.  Quite a week.  And according to my hourglass, it ain’t over. The highlight for me: my 126 year-old Phillies franchise evolved into their best incarnation ever.  Seems like only yesterday I was watching their very first game in an … Continue reading

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So, you know, it is what it is, but Americans are totally annoyed by the use of “whatever” in conversations.  The popular slacker term of indifference was found “most annoying in conversation” by 47 percent of Americans surveyed in a … Continue reading

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Chilled Whine

(This is an updated post from a previous blog.) The first thing I notice when I awaken Sunday morning is  my suntan, which has cracked in 20 places and now rests in pieces next to me.  This happens every autumn … Continue reading

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All Tricked Out

LOS ANGELES – Residents of a Southern California apartment complex say they saw a lifeless body slumped on a neighbor’s patio, but didn’t call police because they thought it was part of a Halloween display. Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed had apparently … Continue reading

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Captain Lou Albano

Appears as though I stirred up some some trouble over at Rick’s American Bar and Grill, but hey — that’s what brogs are all about, light? Anyway, if we’re talking about the dregs of the entertainment world like Flush Limbo … Continue reading

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A Roamin’ Pole Gathers No Mas

Tired of the Roman Polanski soap opera yet?  The way culture warriors have spun it is fascinatingly macabre, a testament to the lengths desperate ideologues will go to  reinforce a point.  Suddenly a 30-year old sex crime is historic (and … Continue reading

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Teen Angel

When I saw the news about Ardi, it was like déjà vu all over again. Ardi lived 4.4 million years ago in the woodlands of East Africa. She spent most of her time in the trees. She stood about 4 … Continue reading

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