Monthly Archives: August 2014

Special Fail

Evidently Prof Richard Dawkins tweeted a remark this week about Down Syndrome babies that properly horrified thousands if not millions of people. I missed it, but today’s New York Times contains an informative article that refutes his rather casual and … Continue reading

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Clots as in Blood

Well, it’s about that time to meander over to the medical center to have a blood sample taken. One reason I have this done so often is to monitor PSA levels, an indicator of prostate health.  An increasing level indicates … Continue reading

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Tall Story, continued

Seems like I’m not the only one troubled by Michael Fernandez’s flag idea. In a letter to today’s Miami Hurled, Fernandez notes that “It is astonishing how much ugliness my simple idea detailed in the Aug. 7 article, Billionaire pitches … Continue reading

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Insert Fart Jokes Here

I’m certain there’s a perfectly good explanation for this….. I just don’t know what it is. “Wind mitigation” at the library downtown Ft Lauderdale? Perhaps dozens of readers simultaneously opening and closing books or leafing through pages creates dangerous drafts? … Continue reading

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Oy Vey Can You See?

I keep trying to get my brain around this. Why does anybody think it’s a good idea? A Coral Gables billionaire wants to hoist a 500-pound American flag atop a massive, 40-story flagpole over downtown Miami. [Mike] Fernandez, a major … Continue reading

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Maybe The Worst Pun Ever

… which only makes it more brillianter.

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Southernmosterly Yours

We’re back, having survived another weekend of middle-aged debauchery in Key West, many shades darker and a few brain cells lighter. Our southern voyage tradition: open the first beer of the day to accompany the crossing of 7 mile bridge.  … Continue reading

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