Monthly Archives: January 2010

Read Anything New Lately?

If you missed the memo, J.D. Salinger finally stopped complaining about violations of his privacy, and filing lawsuits to prevent unauthorized publication of his works, both previously published and not.  He was 91. People of a certain age remember when … Continue reading

Posted in People Who Died, Died | 7 Comments

Rib It

Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard To fetch her poor dog a bone But when she got there, the cupboard was bare So she called the plastic surgeon and had her set of #11 and #12 ribs removed to … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 16 Comments

What Would Jesus Aim?

Leonard Pitts did a very good job covering this story in the Sunday Hurled, better than the one I had started last week, but I’m gonna shove my two cents in anyway. [Glyn] Bindon, who lost his life in a … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment | 7 Comments

Quit Carpin’

Genetic material from the Asian carp, a voracious invasive species long feared to be nearing the Great Lakes, has been identified for the first time at a harbor within Lake Michigan, near the Illinois-Indiana border, ecologists and federal officials said … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 8 Comments

Airing It Out

Y’know, it truly pains me that after all this time, all these posts, all this brilliant prose and these excruciatingly articulate insights, I’ve never made “Post of the Hour,” let alone Post of the Week, on SFDB.  So this effort … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 10 Comments

Well, This and the Proposal Due Friday

Here’s the reason I haven’t posted anything yet today.  But check back.  Thanks.

Posted in Playing With Balls | 6 Comments

Flower Power

Something other than  Amorphophallus titanium is causing a big stink at Fairchild Gardens lately. More than 80 teachers, students and volunteers — including one dressed as an ape and one as an alien — lined the street in front of … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Nation's Dicktip | 9 Comments