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

Letters of Nut

Gather ’round, Grandkids. And put down those Tide pods — they’re for dessert. Back before blogs, I regularly sent lots of cranky letters to people, some of whom actually answered. In rooting through old files the other say, I discovered … Continue reading

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Bait Me

Does anybody else see the resemblance here? Not just in features, but body language. With apologies to the Creature, whom I’ve always sort of admired.

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Exemplary

I don’t hear much anymore about the Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff, but he was a big thing for a while, lots of appearances and interviews, people repeating his jokes, etc. I remember when he was asked about growing up in … Continue reading

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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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