Canadians and Felons Need Not Apply

Though we’ve seen the Weinermobile hurtling down the highway ’round these parts, the Oscar Mayer “Sing the Jingle, Be a Star“ contest doesn’t accept entries from Canada. Or from anyone who isn’t American. Or from…

May I Quote You? Solemnly?

The world before Starbucks: The old soldier wagged his head, rolled his goggle-eyes, until I expected to see them slip out of their sockets; placed his dirty forefinger by the side of his broken nose;…

Planet of the Stunned

It takes a special kind of moron, alcohol notwithstanding, to pee on a war memorial. You’d have to be subscribed to stupidity. This occured after Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, the country’s capitol. At least…

Find the Typo

When I first noted these this morning, the spellings were as they appear here.  I imagine they are probably spelled correctly by now: Emergency workers gague 9/11 health toll Fires flare up at Denver shoooting…

Poker for the Broke

It’s one thing to be cheap, it’s another to be flat-out broke. One thing you discover after playing on-line for cash is that playing for funny-money just doesn’t do it for you, any more. But…

This Week in June

As you likely suspected, those drivers screaming at their windshields have issues.  The DSM-IV calls this Intermittant Explosive Disorder, and — if you extrapolate the figures in the linked study at the Archives of General…

Hello, Mister Chips

Typically, there are three ways to make money at on-line poker. 1. Win a freeroll. 2. Play the tables. 3. Play the tournaments and sit-and-gos I don’t recommend #2; it’s an excellent way to lose…

Dead Drivers Are More Easily Shot?

Gunmen shoot dead Iraqi motorists The crime is both unconscionable and yet another horror the Iraqi people are enduring after being introduced to the merits of democracy . . . . . . but there’s…

A Degree of Excitement

I’m not certain how I got into Poker; my grandfather was a cribbage nut, and — subsequently — that was the game I played as a child. Euchre was the card game in high school. …

Criminalize Tobacco

Oh, you don’t know the money Washington will pay to refute this little gem: Science & Technology at Scientific American.com: Large Study Finds No Link between Marijuana and Lung Cancer