Monthly Archives: July 2010

Bloody Hell

Right on the heels of yesterday’s over-long post! Just when you think you know something about drugs and addiction, something like this comes along. Desperate heroin users in a few African cities have begun engaging in a practice that is … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 2 Comments

One Last Shot

The other evening Duck Diamonds and I are parked at the Liquor and Rubber Balls Sports Emporium and Feed & Farm Supply trying without success to keep from staring at the new bartender.  “It ain’t cool to drool,” mutters Duck, … Continue reading

Posted in The Adventures of Don Tequila | 2 Comments

Ring Around the Cuyahoga

CLEVELAND — Comic-book writer Harvey Pekar (PEE’-kahr), whose “American Splendor” was made into a 2003 film starring Paul Giamatti, has been found dead in his Ohio home.  Coroner’s spokesman Powell Caesar in Cleveland says an autopsy will be performed. He … Continue reading

Posted in Golden Oldies (Deja Vu All Over Again), People Who Died, Died | 4 Comments

Breaking (Wind) News

Talk about accidents waiting to happen, and a job site less pleasant than a coal mine. FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a worker is missing and another is trapped after a roof collapsed at a sauerkraut factory in northern … Continue reading

Posted in NIMBY | 3 Comments

Starr Power

Oddly enough, I didn’t see anything locally about this on Wednesday, and I skipped it because I figured it would get lots of coverage.  So here we go, a day late: Ringo Starr has celebrated his 70th birthday [Wednesday] in … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment | 8 Comments

Bling You WHERE?

Everywhere I go, people ask me the same two questions:  “How do you feel?”  And, “What’s been shoved up your ass lately?” Aah, the public life of a prostate cancer patient.  Well, hell.  Sign me up.  Whatever else my faults, … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 7 Comments

Steele Trap

GOP Chairman Michael Steele finally says something sensible, and prominent Republicans across the board demand his resignation.  No wonder these bozoic invertebrates get no respect.  Here’s what caused the uproar: “Keep in mind again, for our federal candidates, this was … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment | 9 Comments

Were They Playing Chicken?

As a public service, Obalesque presents your “Watch your driving over the holiday weekend” story: Toyota’s chief test driver, Hiromu Naruse, died in a head-on collision on Wednesday in Germany, the newspaper Rhein-Zeitung reports.  Photographs and German video of the … Continue reading

Posted in People Who Died, Died | 6 Comments

Further Evidence that Fish Rot from the Head Down

A few days ago, [Edwin] Rodriguez appeared to be a prop for the [Florida] Marlins as they went through some fairness-in-hiring motions and made Bobby Valentine their manager anyway. Now, E-Rod is the real deal.   Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria announced … Continue reading

Posted in Playing With Balls | 6 Comments