Monthly Archives: September 2011

Ig-Nobel Prize

It has been a hideously difficult week, complete with too many time-consuming tasks and technological glitches.  Couple that with sleepless nights and a bad case of diaper rash, and, well, actually we’re not talking about me anymore. But enough about … Continue reading

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Party of One Less

Who could see this coming? Islam and tea-party activism clashed at a raucous meeting Monday night when a group of Broward County Republicans blocked a Muslim activist as a member of the party’s executive committee. Republicans, who changed their rules … Continue reading

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Damning for Dollars

Here’s the short version:  an Internet marketer called Charity Giveback Group (CGBG) regularly channels commissions received from major corporations such as Microsoft and Expedia to evangelical groups whose messages routinely promote anti-gay policies. [A[dvocates are demanding that the retailers end … Continue reading

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Accentuate

Ms. Aguayo is a veteran teacher in … central Phoenix as well an immigrant from northern Mexico who learned English as an adult and taught it as a second language. Confronted about her accent by her school principal several years … Continue reading

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Weekend Watch

Happy first day of autumn.  The foliage of all the trees in my yard turned color overnight, probably as a reaction to the 15 degree drop in temperature.  I spent the morning putting away all my pastel shorts and tees, … Continue reading

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Marsupial Muffs a Mouthful

Thanks to Mr. Schwinkle for spotting this one……. The Manatee County Sheriff’s undercover deputy convinced Christina Hope Vavra, of Sarasota, to get into his car where she then allegedly asked the deputy to expose himself, reports the Bradenton Herald. “I … Continue reading

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Eel-licit Entry

A Chinese man had to have an eel surgically removed from his bladder after a mishap while undergoing an unusual spa treatment. Zhang Nan, a 56-year-old resident of Hubei province, was bathing with live eels, in the hopes that the … Continue reading

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