Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sofa King High Standards

A three-year-old US girl has died after a sofa bed she was sleeping on suddenly folded up and trapped her and another young girl inside.   She was pronounced dead at the scene……[Her] 10-year-old sister was also sleeping on the bed … Continue reading

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Just In Time for the First Day of Autumn

Here we go, playin’ star again.  (Actually, Seger’s Turn The Page is on our set list.)  The Solid Hollows will help re-open the Miramar Farm Market for the season.  We’re gambling on good weather and dry surfaces. And if we … Continue reading

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Kant Help Myself

I certainly hope this is true. MOSCOW (AP) — An argument in southern Russia over philosopher Immanuel Kant, the author of “Critique of Pure Reason,” devolved into pure mayhem when one debater shot the other. A police spokeswoman in Rostov-on … Continue reading

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Flaming Fools

Florida’s favorite holy man is at it again. Controversial Gainesville Pastor Terry Jones, known for his plans to publicly burn copies of the Muslim holy book, was arrested Wednesday with thousands of kerosene-soaked Qurans, authorities said. Jones, 61, was arrested … Continue reading

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Now We Know Why They’re Called “Choppers”

A 19-year-old man was killed on Thursday when a remote-controlled model helicopter that he was piloting in a Brooklyn park struck him in the head, the authorities said. The man, Roman Pirozek Jr. of Woodhaven, Queens, had been operating the … Continue reading

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The Only Defense Against A Bad Guy With a Gun……

…..is to shoot yourself first. A mother of three who became a voice of the gun-rights movement when she openly carried a loaded pistol to her daughter’s soccer game was fatally shot along with her husband, a parole officer and … Continue reading

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Happy Jew Year!

Happy Jew Year everybody!  For the record — I looked it up on a Chinese menu– it’s 5773, the sort of number that suggests the end of the third quarter of a blow-out basketball game. Wait, you say (please).  Why … Continue reading

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