Monthly Archives: June 2012

Man Bites Dog. Really.

By now you’ve heard that the Causeway Cannibal’s autopsy revealed no evidence of bath salts. Rudy Eugene, the man who chewed off a homeless man’s face on the MacArthur Causeway and was shot to death by Miami police, had no … Continue reading

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Hey everybody!  I know times are tough right now and people are scratching for money.  So I thought it would be good to spread around word of this opportunity I spotted in today’s New York Times: Iran’s vice president delivered … Continue reading

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Maine Attraction

My old friend Larry and his lovely wife just moved to Cornish, Maine. That’s an entire state I’ve never visited even once — I doubt if I’ve even flown over it — so I went looking around on teh innertubes … Continue reading

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4 Sale Best Offer

After Baltimore officials made the wrenching decision to close three fire companies later this summer, the City Council initially sought to avert the cuts with a new money-raising strategy: it passed a resolution this month urging the administration to explore … Continue reading

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A Wing and A Prayer

Miami New Times has been doing an admirable job keeping abreast of developments in the world of competitive eating.  I recommend the recent profile of Sonya “Black Widow” Thomas, the 98 pound reigning chicken wing champion.  She scarfed 183 in … Continue reading

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Desert Wind

It says here the Miami Heat won the NBA championship last night in Oklahoma City.  What (I says to myself, says I) are they doing out there in western bumblephuck, hundreds of miles from a cell phone tower and the … Continue reading

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It’s All Over Marge, It’s All Over

Matt Groening has decided to pull the plug on acclaimed comic strip Life in Hell, 34 years after he started it and many years after its anthropomorphic rabbits and gay lovers were eclipsed by his other creations. Groening, 58, started … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Jocks

Waaaaaaal, lessee.  Another summer day, another rippin’ good yarn ‘bout a gun-totin’ ‘Merican shootin’ somebody’s face clean off’n his fool haid: A jockstrap pulled over a student sports manager’s head in a high school locker room more than 50 years … Continue reading

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Head Shots

Odd — how come this didn’t happen in Florida? A Yadkin County man who survived shooting himself in the head after shooting his wife in the head has been charged with attempted first-degree murder. At the time of the shooting, … Continue reading

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Throne for a Loop

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