Monthly Archives: August 2011

We’re Number One

Laughable. Based on data compiled from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a recent CNBC report named Fort Lauderdale the most dangerous city for driving in America. — msnbc I call bullshit. We drive bad here, no lie.  I have … Continue reading

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One Down

Bland candidate Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race after exactly one relatively meaningless beauty contest in which he finished a distant third.  So much for the fire in the belly. And on the same note, here’s the winner of … Continue reading

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Born Diplomat

State Attorney General Jon Bruning regrets comparing welfare recipients to raccoons during a weekend speech in campaigning for the Republican Senate nomination, an aide said. …. Mr. Bruning made the comment while criticizing endangered species regulations. He said biologists placed … Continue reading

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Going Down to Raise Funds

A month after Daniel Fogel resigned as president of the University of Vermont, a top school fundraiser has also left amid an investigation into his affair with Fogel’s wife…. [Michael] Schultz, who earned a doctorate after writing a dissertation on … Continue reading

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They Need Pleh

This is the Bizarro comic that appeared on Wednesday 8/9/11. I snickered all damn day.  I love shit like this. I copied and sent it around to many of my friends and former colleagues to whom I thought it would … Continue reading

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Dog Gone It, I’m In Love

In this world, Grasshopper,  there are dog people and there are cat people.  I am a cat people.  Dogs irk me.  But:  Rosie, the first judicially approved courtroom dog in New York, was in the witness box here nuzzling a … Continue reading

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All Wet

Clap your fins if this surprises you. Diana Nyad, the woman who was attempting to become the first person to ever swim from Cuba to Florida without the safety of a shark cage, was forced to quit yesterday after battling … Continue reading

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A Case of the Vapors

Yeah I did have rather a bad weekend all things considered — one highlight: 6 hours at the dermatologist’s having two large cancerous growths carved out of my right shin; the bleeding stopped a day or two later — but … Continue reading

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Dunkin Hinds?

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Police say there was more on the menu than coffee and doughnuts during the late shift at a Dunkin’ Donuts in northern New Jersey.    Melissa Redmond, 29, of Mine Hill, N.J., faces prostitution charges after police … Continue reading

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Pirate Inn Walks the Plank

At the bar she sits slumped-shouldered, weary to the bone, her beer barely touched but her shot glass twice-emptied.  Dust and dirt cover her heavy shirt and boots, but their weight is nothing compared to the sludge in her soul.  … Continue reading

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