Monthly Archives: March 2015


According to the latest edition of the Hollywood Lakes newsletter, there have been many complaints about service provided by Waste Management, to which the city of Hollywood outsourced its contract to remove trash, recycled materials, and bulk materials including yard … Continue reading

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Going Down in the Alps

As a child it amused me that “Alps” backwards is “spla.” In fact I still find that vaguely humorous, although this week’s deveopment mitigates against it. I don’t find these people humorous at all. It took this bunch less than … Continue reading

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To Arms! Two Knives! Two Forks!

CAIRO — A poet and activist hit with a blast of birdshot from a police shotgun during a march to lay flowers in Tahrir Square in Cairo died because she was too thin, a spokesman for Egypt’s medical examiner said … Continue reading

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Czech Without a Neck

Can’t let Concrete Charlie slip away without a note, can we? Chuck Bednarik was a bit before my time, already a legendary local hero by the time I started paying attention to sports. He was the last of the tribe … Continue reading

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Space. The Final Frontier. Keep it Clean.

Given the name of this Halandale establishment, it seems to me that the store should be empty. And I mean, completely empty, literally nothing inside the four walls. But then, we should be surprised that it’s even standing, having withstood … Continue reading

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It’s In the Bag

We have a bunch of cats and a large-ish dog, so for economy’s sake we buy pet food in big awkward packages. We have to store these packages in a sealed closet because one of our cats — Chuckles, the … Continue reading

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Erin Go Bragh-less (again)

Happy Saint Paddy’s day. It’s almost time for the day’s first Guinness and I haven’t posted anything, but I see that readers around the world have checked in for something relevant and landed on something I posted several years ago. … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

Today is pi day. Actually, I don’t care too much either. But it gives me an opportunity to run this photo.

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It’s Nature’s Way

Look — this is silly. Of COURSE you don’t want to abandon a cat in the seaside park — the creature will survive, even flourish, feeding itself on native birds and rodents (the 4-legged variety) and ingratiating itself to assorted … Continue reading

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Honor Integrity Service

Heard any good hard-core racist Obama jokes lately? If not, maybe you want to hop aboard some of the threads Ferguson, MO police employees share. Who knew cops could be so witty? Hard to believe anybody would even suspect racism … Continue reading

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