This book was on the deep discount rack at Barnes and Noble for only $1.00 when Heather and I made our way in to spend the season’s gift cards. Only $1.00. I read Full Court Press in April 2004 (that long ago already?). I enjoyed that book and thought I would buy another. I did. […]
This book is gritty. A police procedural written by a former cop, set in New York City of the middle 1980s, the grit is in everything. The cops talk gritty, the scenes are gritty, and the grit gums up the smooth operation of the narrative, preventing me from really connecting with the inchoate characters. Tony […]
After a couple hours of off-and-on looking at the Mensa Intelligence Test, I’ll stand pat with 19, the minimum level for genius. Not as good as Sandy, but at least I beat Bucci.
As much as I hate to admit it, I enjoyed Mark Morford’s column "I Wanna Be A Crackhead Author: Hello, I am an ex-hooker heroin addict with AIDS who eats live puppies. Please read my book". A taste: I shall start my story humbly, meekly, just like JT LeRoy and James Frey. Small town, somewhere […]
Name could be big change: At the least, it seems likely the word “Devil” will be dropped, as it already is in some official team references. Then a decision has to be made whether to continue associating Rays with the sea creatures or to connect with the sun. Or there could be a new name, […]
McGehee of Yippie-Ki-Yay, piqued because any time I feel like it I can beat him in Outside the Beltway caption contests, has decided that I am not worth trifling with: Anyone getting more traffic than me wouldn’t notice me trying to pick a fight, and if I pick a fight with someone getting less traffic […]
24 Drinking Game Jeez, one could get lit just from the promos during football.
By making fun of the elections in Finland: Finland’s president finds her traditional support among women and the Social Democratic Party base, but lately to the surprise of many Finns — and her opponents in Sunday’s election — she has gotten an endorsement of a different sort. The redheaded late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien […]
Man accused of using credit card of star NFL quarterback: Phoenix man was arrested Thursday after allegedly using a credit card account belonging to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre more than 40 times, authorities said. Some Green Bay fans will go to extraordinary measures to ensure that Favre does not retire, including ensuring that […]
Readers’ List: Best acting performances by athletes. Brett Favre wins it for his performance in There’s Something About Mary. Doubtlessly, radio call-in shows in Wisconsin are now figuring this into their calculations about whether he will return next year.
Pairs long program: Baldwin and Inoue make skating history: Change sometimes happens at a glacial pace, as in an ice age. At other times, it occurs in an instant, such as the meteor that hit the earth and eradicated the dinosaurs. Both types of changes occurred Friday at Savvis Center in the pairs competition of […]
Another camera-based security triumph in Great Britain: Peeping tom CCTV workers jailed: Two council CCTV camera operators have been jailed for spying on a naked woman in her own home. Mark Summerton and Kevin Judge, from Sefton Council, Merseyside, trained a street camera into the woman’s flat. Good on the bobbies for ensuring the boobies […]
Lohan, Moss’ pole dance at topless bar: New B.F.F.’s Lindsay Lohan and Kate Moss shook things up at New York’s Scores strip club in the wee hours of yesterday morning putting on a bump-and-grind pole-dancing session for the club’s 400 shocked patrons, reports the New York Post’s gossip column ‘Page Six.’ Lohan, Moss and a […]
Headline: Snitch’s death frees murder suspect Regardless of the circumstances of the confession nor the nature of the man’s death, I think a professional journalist would have called the man an informant or a witness. Instead, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch takes its street cred pose and applies the term popularized on the "Stop Snitching" streetwear. […]
Mexico Demands U.S. Allow More Immigration: Diplomats from Mexico and Central America on Monday demanded guest worker programs and the legalization of undocumented migrants in the United States, while criticizing a U.S. proposal for tougher border enforcement. Meeting in Mexico’s capital, the regional officials pledged to do more to fight migrant trafficking, but indirectly condemned […]
Muslim bashing seemingly in vogue: What in the world do dietary supplements have to do with turbans and terrorism? That political head-scratcher confronted at least some vitamin buyers around the nation who found a flier with their mail-order nutrients carrying the bold headline, “Get a Turban for Durbin!” An image shows Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, […]
A sequel without a subtitle is just no good. Ergo, Mrs. Doubtfire 2 needs our help. My suggestions: Mrs. Doubtfire 2: Doubt Firer Doubtfire with a Vengeance Doubtfire: The Return of the Queen D2: The Mighty Doubts D2: Judged Bad Day For a Few Doubtfires More Doubtfire II: The Wrath, The Con Evil Doubtfire 2: […]
Judge Alito, assuming that your wife were raped by Satan and impregnated, would you not then support abortion? Indeed, would you not, for the betterment of mankind and service to God, use a spoon and a penlight yourself to rid this world of the demon spawn, even if your wife were in her third trimester?
Junk mail tonight: I tell you what, Svetlana, you’ve already mistaken me for a Canadian and a European man. By the time you hit upon the truth, I’ll be less fooled than I would have been at the outset.
The January 2006 issue of Readers’ Digest reprints several clever headlines from Fark.com as one of the end-of-the-story page fillers. So how do you feel now, keen modern Gen X, Y, or Zer, to know that when you laugh at a Fark headline, your grandmother laughs with you?