Monthly Archives: March 2011

Join, Joined, Joint

I am lunching yesterday with a famous ex-blogger when the conversation turns to the world of electronic media and the expression, “Join our mailing list,” a staple on promotional emails and websites, comes up.  I wrinkle my nose. “Now what?” … Continue reading

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To The Manure Born

Or, watch where you step. Farmers across the pond have hit on an interesting way of fighting climate change: They’re feeding their cows a “health food” diet of linseed to make them belch and fart less.  And yes, this is … Continue reading

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One Strike, No Balls

The Major League Baseball season starts this week!  I’m a civilized American, citizen of the world, and a lifelong Phillies fan so I care: you’re a bumblephoquing Floridian so you don’t.  We can agree to disagree on this. But elsewhere … Continue reading

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Pump You Up

Good morning, class!  How many of you had sex over the weekend?  Yes, you may count solo efforts: we’re still in a recession.  Everybody!  Good!  Now, how many of you are dead? Sudden bursts of moderate to intense physical activity … Continue reading

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Diogenes in Libya

In 2009, top aides to Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi called together 15 executives from global energy companies operating in Libya’s oil fields and issued an extraordinary demand: Shell out the money for his country’s $1.5 billion bill for its role in … Continue reading

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Red Skies At Night

In his strong bid to become the Muammar Qaddafi of South America, Hugo Chavez turned his attention to the cosmos. Capitalism may be to blame for the lack of life on the planet Mars, Venezuela’s socialist President Hugo Chavez said … Continue reading

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Going to the Dogs

Thanks to my post yesterday about cats, I’ve received some very impressive hate mail from dog people who have threatened both violence and litigation.  Who knew?  So today we’re going to the dogs….. Yale Law School..is embarking on a pilot … Continue reading

Posted in Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment | 11 Comments