Monthly Archives: November 2009

Post-Gobble Post

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Red Army

Aaaah.  Social networking. Authorities say there were at least five attacks on red-haired students at a Southern California middle school after a Facebook group announced “Kick a Ginger Day.” Investigators say the Facebook message may have been inspired by a … Continue reading

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Gobble

Thanksgiving is a Very Big Deal around Squathole Manor, at least to Guido, who takes this opportunity every year to push the earth out of orbit. Guido will cook.  Christ on stilts will she cook.   The holiday brings out the … Continue reading

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Head First

Here’s the kind of week it’s been.  Starts with a very early morning meeting, one that requires me to haul my groggy ass out of bed at before 5.  The only positive about that hour of the day is, I … Continue reading

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Sartre’s Crabs

This is one of the weirder things I ever read about the French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre. From an interview in 1971 with John Gerassi, a political science professor at Queens College in New York: Sartre: Yeah, after I took mescaline, … Continue reading

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Bats Blow

Thanks to Ms Calabaza for alerting me to the following: [A] study found that more than two-thirds of female short-nosed fruit bats (Cynopterus sphinx) performed fellatio on their sexual partners, and that they were rewarded with longer bouts of intercourse … Continue reading

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Not a Disappearing Act This Time

Odds are most readers have never heard of Carl Ballantine.  However, once upon a time he lived.  That time has ended. He was the worst magician in show business – so his act became a bumbling magician who once in … Continue reading

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Roll ’em

In and out of hospitals his entire life, [Ian] Pearl has lived the last 18 years on a ventilator hooked to a tracheal tube. Although the procedure is known for helping those with muscular dystrophy live longer, it can come … Continue reading

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Sauce for the Goose

Since retiring from the House in 2003, [Dick] Armey, like legions of other former elected officials, has burrowed into Washington’s establishment, never fully returning home to his 89 acres north of Dallas, his “ranchette,” as he calls it. For most … Continue reading

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Shut Up and Eat

Marilyn Wann is an author and weight diversity speaker in Northern California who has a message for anyone making judgments about her health based on her large physique. “The only thing anyone can accurately diagnose by looking at a fat … Continue reading

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