Monthly Archives: July 2006

There’s Another Ranger Bob Out There

With a blog, even. A pretty darn good one, too. Hey, I shouldn’t be surprised; when I was in kindergarten and the teacher yelled, “Bobby, cut that out!” half the boys in the class looked up to figure out what … Continue reading

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Dick Cheney, Move Over…

…there’s a bigger chickenhawk than you, after all. Seems that one of the rabble-rousing imams who went around the Middle East a few months ago shouting “Death to Denmark” and passing out xeroxes of the Jyllands-Posten Mohammed cartoons (along with … Continue reading

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A Story With A Happy Ending

You gotta love a story about a millionaire spammer that includes the phrase, “found his bloody corpse on the bathroom floor.” The Sleazy Life and Nasty Death of Russia’s Spam King Wired, August 2006

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Nice To Know That Some Things Don’t Change

Like that cesspool otherwise known as Suffolk County, New York:Water alert causes firing on Fire Island Newsday, July 26, 2006: The false alarm about tainted water that had Fire Island residents drinking bottled water for three days earlier this month … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today

Two ocean liners collided in a North Atlantic fog, the Swedish Stockholm, and the Italian Andrea Doria. Fifty-three passengers and crew died. This is one of the earliest news stories I actually remember. What else do I recall from that … Continue reading

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Winifred Whelan, My New Hero

Woman does a ‘Crocodile Dundee’ BBC News, July 25, 2006: An 80-year-old woman pulled a “Crocodile Dundee” when she confronted a burglar, telling him: “You call that a knife – this is a knife.” Winifred Whelan, from Liverpool, awoke to … Continue reading

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Mary Is A Moron

And I mean that in a good way. Bet you didn’t know that back in the old days, when callousness and insensitivity prevailed across the land, learned authorities set up a taxonomy of ‘tarditude using terms that would today be … Continue reading

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To See, Or Not To See

…Clerks II. On my right shoulder, a little figure of Carrie Fisher, dressed as a nun, whispers, “The best thing about Clerks was its unpretentious freshness. Rock-bottom production values, high-school drama club acting- it was the apotheosis of sincere. A … Continue reading

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Send This Man To Sexual Harassment Training

Bill Clinton was a Grade-A sleazebag, and I will never forgive him for the self-indulgent conduct that gave his enemies the perfect opportunity to cripple his presidency. The man had eight years in which he had an opportunity to make … Continue reading

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

“Call someone and have this taken care of, would you?” Woodbury policeman rescues drowning man Minneapolis Star-Tribune, July 22, 2006: A Woodbury officer heard the call for help, then dove in to pull a man from the bottom, 9 feet … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Trinity!

Speaking of making loud noises and bright flashes: Alamogordo Test Range, July 16, 1945.

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Nassau County Totally Crime-Free!

That’s the only explanation for how the cops had time to arrest this kid: Police: 2 teenagers injured in household chemical explosion N.Y. Daily News, July 16, 2006: EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — Two teenagers were injured in an explosion … Continue reading

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