Monthly Archives: February 2010


We’re hearing a lot about “branding” these days, and how important a concept in marketing it has become.  Here’s how they teach it at Texas Christian University: US authorities said a university student who suffered burns when his peers branded … Continue reading

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Land Ho’

Disgusted and infuriated by the way our alleged stewards of the land have savaged Florida’s environment, Hometown Democracy has sponsored  Amendment 4, which, in their words, “will give voters oversight control over how their community will grow and evolve, by … Continue reading

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Orbit Obit

They’re muttering terms like “domestic terrorist” in the case of Andrew Joseph Stack, the software engineer and musician who flew his small aircraft into an IRS building.  He’s being called “mentally unstable,” and “obviously disturbed.” Years of aggravation with the … Continue reading

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What a day – complete with a surgical procedure I won’t bother detailing – yet – but suffice it to say that access to the affected area was up my, well, squathole. No drugs, either!  What’s the point of surgery … Continue reading

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Non-Altared States

This was a charming story for Valentine’s Day, BLANTYRE, Malawi — Tiwonge Chimbalang and Steven Monjeza….celebrated their engagement — their chinkhoswe, in the Chichewa language — with a party at a lodge here in Malawi’s commercial capital. It began cheerfully … Continue reading

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Presidents Day, 2010

Joe the Plumber on John McCain: “I don’t owe him shit.”  [Via] Who needs “four score and seven years ago” when you have commentary like that?

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B-B-B-Beer’d to the Bone

[A] new analysis of 100 commercial beers shows the hoppy beverage is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for bone health. Though past research has suggested beer is chockfull of silicon, little was known about how silicon … Continue reading

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Knock Knock

News that scientists have established the possibility of communicating with individuals thought to be “in vegetative states” arrives at a timely moment: the Tea Party Movement Convention got underway just yesterday.  Sarah Palin is the keynote speaker, and rumors are … Continue reading

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…and Call Him in the Morning

As it unfolds, this has become my favorite story of the year so far.  We pick it up at the arrest of the so-called “Sweat Lodge Guru”: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have charged motivational speaker James Arthur Ray with … Continue reading

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‘Tards “R” Us

Hoo boy!  Rahm Emanuel makes the stupid mistake of saying something politically incorrect where people could hear him, and Sarah Palin calls in the liberal mainstream media to seize an opportunity to play outraged offended victim. Last week, the Wall … Continue reading

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