Monthly Archives: August 2010

Is Muslim the New Black?

There they go again……. BERLIN — [Thilo Sarrazin], a board member of Germany’s central bank, provoked strong criticism on Sunday after saying that “all Jews share a particular gene” that “makes them different from other peoples,” and that Muslim immigrants … Continue reading

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Or maybe, Great Balls o’ Fire? OZREM, Serbia — In a remote Serbian mountain village, they’re cooking up delicacies to make your mouth water — or your stomach churn. At the seventh annual World Testicle Cooking Championship, visitors watch — … Continue reading

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YouTube-able Moment?

ALLENTOWN – A Pennsylvania couple secretly videotaped a Roman Catholic priest having sex with their 18-year-old daughter in the basement of their home and are now suing, saying he got her pregnant. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Berks County Court, … Continue reading

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There Is No “I” In “Branes”

Maybe the most amusing development in the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” story is ‘Pubs plucking the sensitivity violin.  Like Eye of Newt (“Nazis don’t have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust museum in Washington”) Gingrich, … Continue reading

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Stray Post Election Thought

Wow!  17 hits on this blog at 10:30 am….a new low record.  Is it something I said?  Probably…so let’s hear from somebody better: [I]t’s going to be hard to resist watching to see if Florida wants to put its fate … Continue reading

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Flush With Success

Free Shipping! The new owner of late reclusive author J.D. Salinger’s compound in Cornish, NH  is apparently selling off some of the house’s fixtures with an eye towards cashing on on his literary reputation. The Vault of Forsythe, Inc., a … Continue reading

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Wringing Phones

The best thing about the polls closing this evening is that it spells the end of the ceaseless telephone calls from candidates and their annoying campaign offices.  By Sunday night I was getting about 3 per hour.  That’s a lot … Continue reading

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Everybody Must Get Stoned

It takes a village. KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban  on Sunday ordered their first public executions by stoning since their fall from power nine years ago, killing a young couple who had eloped, according to Afghan officials and a witness. … Continue reading

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This Is Not Your Granny’s Hot Flash

Look, I’m not ignoring my own blog lately, but I have been prevented from doing much in the way of writing and posting.  There have been some pain-in-the-ass (no pun intended) complications with my prostate cancer treatments, making it very … Continue reading

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Dessert Topping? Floor Cleaner?

Oil in the Gulf of Mexico.  Lionfish in Biscayne Bay.  Asian carp in the Great Lakes.  And now —- For fly fishers who pride themselves on a conservationist ethic, it hurts to discover that they may be trampling on that … Continue reading

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