Monthly Archives: January 2010

Steenking Badges

MEXICO CITY — When it comes to gore, Mexico’s drug traffickers seem to compete among themselves for the title of most depraved. One will chop off the heads of victims. Another will string dead rivals from bridges or torch their … Continue reading

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Pipe Dreams

Yesterday was my 500th post on this blog, which either nothing to brag about or something to lament.  If time is money, I understand why I’m broke (as opposed to timeless). So tonight I’m taking it easy.  But I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Wrinkle It

Pardon my snot, but how come all you Frigidaire addicts who whine like overworked air conditioners about Florida’s heat and humidity non-stop for 8 months of the year aren’t out there rejoicing this week in the near-freezing bluster?  Isn’t this … Continue reading

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Heads You Lose, Brains You Find

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A New Mexico family is suing two funeral homes over a gruesome incident in which members unwittingly accepted a bag containing a relative’s brain and only became aware of it by the odor a day later.  Funeral … Continue reading

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Why I Drink

Is that James Cagney on the left?

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Why Do You Think They Call It Dope?

A marijuana grower thought his small crop was being held for ransom after a suspicious note was left in pl ace of his plants, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said. “Than ks for the grow! You want them back? Call … Continue reading

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Holy Land

This is a story about preaching the Word. Last March, three American evangelical Christians arrived in Uganda’s capital to give a series of talks.  The theme of the event, according to Stephen Langa, its Ugandan organizer, was “the gay agenda … Continue reading

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Petered Out

The best thing about the SuperBowl is the party where you watch it, which ideally features plenty to eat and drink, and beautiful tipsy women in various states of undress (and minimal self-control).  The next best thing is the half-time … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2009

During the year I was asked several times about my choice of reading.material.  Not all these questioners  were hostile, as in “The hell do you read all day that makes you so goddam misinformed about EVERYthing?” — some were genuinely  … Continue reading

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