Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shiftless

Damn — Real Life has really interfered with blog time lately.  That’s the trouble with Real Life.  Well, one trouble, anyway. First up: some sad news.  Harry Crews died. And as long as we’re mourning, so did Bert Sugar. Which … Continue reading

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Economic Stimulus: A Gift From California to Florida

You might have missed the story about the city of Los Angeles requiring adult content producers to mandate the use of condoms as a condition to file for a filming permit.  The industry was understandably upset — think of the, … Continue reading

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Yield

I spent a good part of the early afternoon walking around an automobile agency looking at cars to replace the one I’m driving now.  I dread this.  But it’s the price one pays for leasing rather than buying.   The … Continue reading

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A Tasteless Ad for a Tasteless Drink

“Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.” — Ogden Nash  Belvedere vodka published an ad on its Facebook page this week that, inexplicably, featured a startled (terrified?) woman being seized from behind by a grinning, drunken-looking dolt. The accompanying text, … Continue reading

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Grand-Stand Your Ground

Help me figure this out. A lawyer for the man at the center of the Trayvon Martin death investigation said Florida’s “stand your ground” law doesn’t apply to the shooting that killed the unarmed teen. “In my legal opinion, that’s … Continue reading

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Dining in Hollywood

  I grew up in a Philadelphia neighborhood of post-WW2 row houses.  My childhood experience of natural wildlife was limited to sparrows, pigeons, robins, earthworms, insects, and stray dogs. The Hollywood neighborhood in which I live now is one I … Continue reading

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But The Weather Is Great

The news that sticks in my craw today is that while rallies are convened from Sanford and Liberty City in Florida to downtown Manhattan’s “Million Hoodie March” protesting the shooting of teenager Trayvon Martin, what inspired several dozen south Floridians … Continue reading

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