Monthly Archives: July 2010

Sweat Emnity

Here’s a guy living in what he calls “thermally hostile” Salina, Kansas who in 1977 turned off his air conditioner for environmental and health reasons.  He even wrote a book about it (Losing Our Cool), making the argument that our … Continue reading

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Finally Stopped Rolling

Last Saturday, Cartoonist John Callahan proved again that nobody gets out of here alive. Callahan was already a seasoned alcoholic when he became paralyzed in his early 20’s following a car wreck.  Ironically, that might have saved his life.  It … Continue reading

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Moosehead vs Squirrel Skin

We were out last night meeting for the first time and drinking with a famous blogger and her entourage, so this post is dedicated t o wonderful new friends: You’d expect a lot from a bottle of beer costing $765. … Continue reading

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Hoarse Laugh

So when it is my turn to deliver a full-period report to my high school French class, I select as my topic the French philosopher Rene Descartes, about whom I know: Nothing.  But neither does anybody else among my various … Continue reading

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Lame Talkin’

So, yesterday ‘Nonymous leaves a comment suggesting I’m insensitive to disabled people., just because I poked fun at two radio performers losing their senses.  Which, given the imbeciles involved here, their senses aren’t even in question. Well, balls.  I suppose … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 11 Comments

Conservative Eye-Con

Glenn Beck, quite possibly the most ludicrous teevee personality since Chuck Barris, has learned he may go blind: After having trouble focusing his eyes a few weeks ago, the conservative talk show host says he went to a doctor, who … Continue reading

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Tea Cup Hiccup

Excerpt from a post by Tea Party activist Mark Williams: “Dear Mr. Lincoln,” began the fictional letter posted by Williams. “We Coloreds have taken a vote and decided that we don’t cotton to that whole emancipation thing. Freedom means having … Continue reading

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