Interesting Times

Officially, the U.S. national debt is 15.9 trillion dollars. Well, a bit more than that; according to past U.S. Comptroller David Walker, it’s at US$70 trillion and increasing at about US$10 million a minute. The…

Peekaboo

Removing him from the user database was sufficient to delouse W&F, but I somehow managed to blank the site’s home page.

Cleanup at Checkout

It’s been a few months (about half a year or so) since I last posted here. In that timeframe, some decent people passed away, greedy American mortgage lenders managed to collapse the world’s economies, I…

Two Bozoes Down

  Both Bozo the Clown (Larry Harmon) and Jesse Helms died this week.  Some more-flattering Helms quotes may be seen in a 2001 New York Times article by Kevin Sack.   Less-flattering quotes here.  My opinion…

Welcome to 2008, Whomever You Are

I imagine you’re aware that the year changed. Famously, this is noted by whack-jobs in New York City looking in abject glee at a big lighted ball crawling down a pole in Times Square. As…

Weekend Weirdness

Saith Mr Brain’s Faggot Family, “The great British faggot is full of flavour and a great belly warmer at this time of year.” — BBC . . . More from the Modern Surveillance State London…

Quizzle Me This

It’s 2007, now, and it’s therefore clearly time to take mindless Internet quizzes. This particular bunch hail from GoToQuiz. Typically, the quizzes’ results are shown with a bar graph; the CSS therein doesn’t work with…

Not a Dalek in Sight

Remember William Shatner’s classic remake of Rocket Man? Well, Tom Baker — arguably the best Doctor Who ever* — has been mixed with the Kinks’ You Really Got Me to interesting effect. The purpose behind…

Another Friday

Last Friday was the 13th, and — while I don’t typically believe in such things as a specific date being intrinsically ‘bad’ — I have to concur that Friday, October 13th was pretty awful at…

Hooters 2, Hezbollah 0

A 24-year-old Israeli woman’s breast implants prevented rocket shrapnel from killing her, says a hospital spokesperson.  (Reuters via MSNBC)