Category Archives: Gen. Snark, Maj. Snafu, Corp. Punishment

Keep It Wrinkled

In sentencing a 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to statutory rape last week, a judge in Idaho made it clear his punishment would include an extra wrinkle: government-mandated celibacy. — New York Times Too funny. And it doesn’t help that the … Continue reading

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Is That a Lump In Your Throat or Are You Just Angry?

I come across this passage in a long-ish NY Times Magazine essay on the demise of the socialist party in France: …as for Hollande personally, Sailliot raised his hand in a gesture, not uncommon among Frenchmen, to indicate his testicles’ … Continue reading

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Booth With a View

The Season, as it’s known in commercial circles, began in earnest on Friday, even while the turkey feathers were still flying. Can you hear the pleasant jingling sound of cash registers ringing up sales? Oh, wait, it’s all digital now. … Continue reading

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Locker Room Talk

Lots of talk these days about abusive men, microaggressions, safe spaces on campus, male privilege, etc. Many of these conversations are accompanied by red faces, waving fingers, and spluttering insults, especially when alcohol is involved. Ask me how I know. … Continue reading

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What Swill Be Will Be

Budweiser, a beer brand owned by a Belgian company, will soon appear on shelves with a new name: America. Pointing to a spate of summer events set to bring out feelings of nationalism, Budweiser said Tuesday that it would replace … Continue reading

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The World According to Garbage

As long as we’re talking about shame and shamelessness, let’s talk about former House Speaker and future con Denny Hastert — The sex abuse victim who testified against Dennis Hastert at the former U.S. House speaker’s sentencing hearing said he … Continue reading

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Bang Bang Lulu

This is the entrance next door to Guido’s orthopedist in a medical office building. Note the FOR YOUR SAFETY sign. Evidently management has concerns about armed patients, all of whom are military veterans. Study Questions On the assumption that military … Continue reading

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