Monthly Archives: December 2010

WikiJaculation

It’s a World of Irony out there. LONDON — Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks who was released from a British jail late last week, is facing a new challenge: the leak of a 68-page confidential Swedish police report that … Continue reading

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Only in Boca

Need a last-minute stocking stuffer?

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Not So Foreign Affairs

Anybody catch this one earlier in the week?  I quote at length, but there’s much more: HAVANA — A newly revealed U.S. diplomatic cable describes Cuban dissidents as old, riven by petty rivalries and hopelessly out of touch, with leaders … Continue reading

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Yum Yum Eat ‘Em Up

Inmate pleads not guilty to threatening Obama & family in letter In January, career criminal Gregory Dale Brockman handed a letter to a psychologist at the state prison in Chester after he had been removed from his cell for threatening … Continue reading

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Word Abuse

I love language.  I love words.  I get real irked when people who ought to know better misuse words.  Bad enough that most American writers don’t seem to grasp the difference between “its” and “it’s,” but lately the one that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ludwig

Born in 1740, today he would have been 240 years old.  I barely remember seeing him in concert, once — he was quite old, and I was very young.  By the time his band toured again, he’d been replaced by … Continue reading

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Nice New Tail

Did anybody notice that the one-cent piece, a/k/a the penny, has been redesigned? Gone from the new Lincoln penny is the reproduction of the Lincoln Memorial, complete with a really tiny seated Lincoln, that has been “tails’’ since 1959. In … Continue reading

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Myth-eltoe

To celebrate Christmas, this Season of Peace and Good Will toward Fellow Man, I’m thinking of converting to Islam.  If I do, maybe I’ll get cut a bit more slack than I do now, as an atheist. Cities deep in … Continue reading

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Merry Cliffmas!

Fans in the City of Bodily Harm are besides themselves with joy today: ace pitcher Cliff Lee spurned larger offers from the Yankees and the Rangers to return to the Phillies in 2011. Their starting rotation now is Halliday, Hamels, … Continue reading

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Give!

This is the time of year when your mailboxes, both virtual and physical, get saturated by pleas for support from charitable organizations.  Colorful photos with a caption like, “Give or We Shoot the Dog!” or pathetic stick-insect thin children with … Continue reading

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