I had a peripatetic childhood, and by the time I finished high school I’d attended well over a dozen schools on three different continents, with time off for good behavior during a glorious year (in about third grade) where there wasn’t a school anywhere in sight. My mother, who was largely disinterested in her parenting… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: “Mollocking in the Sukebind”
Happy 83rd Birthday, Spam! This much maligned loved product, from the Hormel Company, was first introduced to the world on July 5, 1937. Its name was based on two words (neither of whose products is actually in thing itself): SPiced and hAM. Thus, SP-AM. (The ingredients in Spam, as announced in early days were “pork, salt,… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: Everybody’s Saying SPAM!
This isn’t a “Let’s Hate Leftists” thread. I have many friends who are considerably to my Left on the political spectrum, and some of them are very dear to me, although I think they’re wrong about almost everything. But the question above was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this headline:… Continue reading Could This Be the Difference Between a ‘Paper Wasp’ and Your Favorite Leftist?
I’m 65 years old. I’ve never been much of a drinker, but I’ll cop to having been a bit sloshed a few times in my life, most of them in the distant past. As I get older though, the stuff has more of an effect on me, which is why it’s probably a good thing… Continue reading If I’m Ever Arrested, I Hope It’s For Something Like this
In case you were wondering exactly what it is that rabbits do for entertainment during the lockdown, when nights draw in, and when they're sheltering in place, wonder no more! No. It's not that. Glory be. Get your minds out of the gutter. It's this. (What follows is filler: Apparently this post is too short… Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different
Proposed: Any individual who has to start out a sentence with “I don’t want to be standing here in the freezing cold and the pouring rain glued to a bus,” has already lost the argument. The article, in The Daily Mirror, contains plenty of other gems that signal that, perhaps, things are not going so well for “Extinction… Continue reading Not the Quote of the Day: Sticky Bee Edition
Remember (not all that long ago), when those on the Left decried the Founding Fathers as a bunch of white, racist, slave-holding, and did I mention racist, rich, and did I mention racist, old men whose crown jewel, the Constitution of the United States was an out-of-date screed written by privileged, old (ADIMR) fuddy-duddies with… Continue reading But That Was Yesterday . . .
Posting this vital information without further comment, because, really, I can't even. (Even so, I can’t help observing that it does give a modern twist to the phrase, “get a buzz on.”) Doctors Warn Women Against Putting Wasp Nests In their Vaginas.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, New York born British politician, will take on his new role of Prime Minister tomorrow afternoon. But first, he became (I’m pretty sure), the first member of the British Conservative Party to work the honorific, “dude,” into a political speech. May we live in interesting times.
Instead, it’s a post about something called “Fool’s Gold Imperial Peanut Butter Hefeweizen,” which I saw in the cooler while picking up my weekly six-pack at the local Giant Eagle. I don’t know what in the Wide World of Sports that is. But I’m very clear about one thing. It ain’t beer.