Monthly Archives: July 2012

No HOTS for Young Texans

From the folks who gave us President Monkey Boy, and tried to sell us Rick Perry: In the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff department, here’s what the Republican Party of Texas wrote into its 2012 platform as part of the section on education: Knowledge-Based … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Working Day with an Important Message

zOMG.  Today is National Tequila Day, and I didn’t find out until now!! A whole entire half day wasted!  As in, not used — the REST of the day will be wasted. Celebrate!

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Isle Be Back

Three hours on the phone with assorted ATT-related entities trying to get my email to work properly. Result: It’s MY fault. Even though I didn’t do anything. But one technician was kind enough to send me some learned articles on … Continue reading

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Guns and Bozos

The only big news I heard while in Puerto Rico over the weekend concerned the Colorado extreme sports event held at midnight in the suburban movie theater.  At the time, not much was known beyond the body count. The next … Continue reading

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Trust Them

There’s this email going around about how honest, transparent, and trustworthy is our Mittney, not like that unmentionable socialist Muslim who wasn’t even born in America — and did you notice that he’s Black? * sigh *  Okay.  But: Romney … Continue reading

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I’m trying to get my head — heads, actually, big and little — around this one: Over the last eight months, Human Rights Watch has interviewed more than 200 current and former sex workers in New York, Los Angeles, Washington … Continue reading

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A Sauna Bin Waitin’

After three phone calls over a 7-day period to Waste Management and the City of Hollywood, the debris festering for about 4 weeks at the bottom of my trash bin has been picked up.  Inhale. I let this slide.  It’s … Continue reading

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Say What?

Reading yesterday’s New York Times magazine yesterday, I learned something,  While that’s not unusual, this time it was downright revelatory.  I learned about “mondegreens.”  And then I did my research. Mondegreens are a sort of aural malapropism. Instead of saying … Continue reading

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Race to the Bottom

Update! re Michael Steal’s quote.  see (b), below. FRIDAY POP QUIZ!! AAAAAAAAhhhh!  Panic! Teacher can I go t’ the baffroom? Relax.  It’s fun.  And only one question.  Ready? Which of the following nauseates you more? (1)  ‘Pub presidential nominee Mittney’s … Continue reading

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Was Bert Lahr White?

On Tuesday this blog collected 849  hits, about 400 above average.  Just under 500 of those hits came from Germany, and about the same number went to a post I wrote over 4 years ago called “Kill Whitey, copied below. … Continue reading

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