Monthly Archives: November 2009

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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Em Eye See…….

[C]oncerned that Mickey has become more of a corporate symbol than a beloved character for recent generations of young people, Disney is taking the risky step of re-imagining him for the future. The first glimmer of this will be the … Continue reading

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Or Not

Look, I’m the first to admit (actually, “admission” used this way is rhetorically reserved for first party declaimers) I’ve been obsessive about the Phillies this post-season.  What I want you to grasp is, (a) I’m absolutely typical of most Philadelphians … Continue reading

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Boo

Halloween has come and gone.  Guido and I weren’t home: we visited friends to watch the World Series.  We wore Phillies paraphernalia, they dressed as Yankees, and we were appropriately humiliated along with the Phillies.  I compensated by drinking too … Continue reading

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