The Things We Do For Love

Seeing as how I was once arrested, but never formally charged, for having sex on top of a police car, I tend to sympathize with those rare few who dare to be different. And some folks can even earn your admiration. Like Luis Lopez who was tossed out of jail by accident, went to his girlfriend’s house, found out it was all a mistake and went back to jail before anyone there was the wiser. He even had to wait to be let back in. But, at least, he did…

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Getting Attention

Welcome to Saturday. You’ve made it through another tough week and need a break from it all. I understand that, it’s why I’m here. As most of you know I tend to avoid political discussions up here since that road leads to angry emails and plaintive demands that I never procreate. It really doesn’t matter which side of the discussion I appear to be on, the other side will respond thusly. Still, when I read about the bi-partisan tax bill that is currently working its way into our wallets, I…

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Seriously People?

Paul Simon once famously sang that we live in these days of miracle and wonder. I wonder if he still feels the same. Oh, sure, he got to see Edie Brikell naked more than we did, but still, not even that can ameliorate the reality that entombs us daily. I mean there are some seriously strange people roaming among us pretending that they’re just like you and me. And the part that frightens me the most is that they may be right at some fundamentally warped level. We all think…

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Science?

As fans of this blog know, and I thank both of you from the bottom of my heart for sticking around with this, I am a bit of a skeptic when it comes to improbable claims for probable events. It’s not that I think I know everything, far from it, but I am willing to admit that just because I don’t know something doesn’t mean I have to fill in the blanks with stuff that would get the average Sci-Fi writer laughed out of business were they to present it…

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Fun With Poles

If you’re like me, and there are three minor deities that pray diligently that you’re not, then you know the joys of pole dancing. Or, at least, watching pole dancing. Certainly, as everyone knows, the Nude Hippo World News Center has its own pole (for recreational purposes only) and many other companies have followed suit. It really is a morale booster on those long winter afternoons. And summer mornings and fall evenings and …. Anyway, it helps a lot. Sometimes people misunderstand the joys of the pole, like this Floridian…

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Food In The News

Since I tend to get accused of being an unctuous curmudgeon I thought I’d start this story on a happy note. The state of New jersey sentenced a stray puppy to to death in a gas chamber. What? Not happy enough for you? Oh okay, how about this? The puppy lived. In only the 3rd occurrence since they instituted the gas chamber for strays 12 years ago the little scamp emerged from the happy death camp wagging his tail and coughing slightly. He has been sent to a no kill…

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