Monthly Archives: June 2006

Heh… My Daddy Puked On One Of You Guys

Now really! The caption on this picture of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi (which translates to “I’ve got televangelist hair”) says some nonsense about him doing an Elvis routine. Heck. You know and I know what he’s saying is, “Please! … Continue reading

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They Say Roger Taney Fiddled With Himself All The Time

And then there’s Nino Scalia’s well-known habit of… umm, never mind; some of you readers might be eating. Nonetheless, this ruling makes it clear: the courtroom is no place to bash the bishop. Even if you are the judge. Former … Continue reading

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Hope It’s Still Doing Okay

Looks like the northeast flooding has threatened nothing less than the nation’s oldest suspension bridge: NPS Morning Report, June 29, 2006: The historic Roebling Bridge between Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania, and Minisink Ford, New York, has been closed to vehicular and pedestrian … Continue reading

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Priorities

A half-empty tube of prescription skin ointment that turns out to be way toxic: $120.00 Four days in the animal hospital with intensive treatment: $3,000.00 Having Crazy Mary back home: Priceless Note to self: (1) Go around the house one … Continue reading

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NPS Vegetation Management At Its Finest

Boy, does this look familiar: The U.S. Park Service (sic) worked to remove a120 year-old elm tree that fell on the White Housegrounds during heavy rain storms last night. (N.Y. Times, June 26, 2006) A dozen years ago or so, … Continue reading

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The Judge Calls His, “Felix Frankfurter”

This has got to be the funniest legal story since Clarence Thomas griped about the pubic hair in his Coca Cola: Court reporter accuses Thompson Tulsa World, June 27, 2006: She testifies that she saw him masturbating with a sexual … Continue reading

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Last Night I Dreamed About Dick Cheney

He showed up at a family gathering at our place, along with Ronald Reagan. This is very strange, because: I don’t usually have political dreams. I don’t have family gatherings at my place. There is no way on earth I … Continue reading

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You Think You’re Having A Bad Day

Plane crashes hours after fatal propeller accidentSan Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2005 Federal authorities are investigating the crash of a single-engine plane shortly after it took off from Hayward Executive Airport on Sunday – just hours after one of the … Continue reading

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Washington Post, Washington Times, What’s The Difference?

Here’s a headline designed to catch my attention: Park Service Reports Surge In Violence Against Rangers Then you go and read the article: Washington Post, June 27, 2006 Attacks, Threats and Fights Increase More Than Fivefold It is getting more … Continue reading

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Bridge News: Nobody Had A Tape Measure?

The Tacoma Narrows: place where bridge engineers fear to tread: OOPS! Tacoma News-Tribune, June 24, 2006: Scaffolding atop ship carrying new deck sections grazes bridge, forcing vessel to leave Narrows. No one hurt as traffic zooms past They knew it … Continue reading

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Doggie Comfort Food

Do you ever wonder if your dog might say, “Oh, yeah, I’ve got an adventuresome palate. I’ll eat anything the people give me… anything… and I’ve tried delicacies from Dead Groundhog Casserole to Litter Box Crunchies. “But you know what? … Continue reading

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Bridges Are Totally Cool

Even from the underside. Here’s a couple of New York masterpieces, photographed on a day off from work in 1973 or so. Any guesses which, pontophiles? Okay, you’ve had your chance. That’s the Triboro at top, and the Bronx-Whitestone after … Continue reading

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