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May 31st 2012 3:23PM He forgot the best traveling companion of all: a helicopter pilot . . . with his own helicopter.
Feb 25th 2011 1:43PM What is it about dogs? There's even a book on Amazon called "Blame It on the Dog" that's about farting. I know they lap up a lot of air when they eat and drink, and they eat some hellacious food that stinks even before it goes in, but isn't there some better paradigm for farting? Like elephants, for example. But then again, not everyone with a camera has an elephant farting around the house.
Feb 7th 2011 2:32AM You say that Aguilera "hit the notes just fine." What notes? All I heard was a lot of swooping and shrieking. The woman has to slide into notes. I doubt if she's capable of actually hitting one.
Oct 24th 2010 1:17AM "There's no explaining why the San Diego Padres invited professional squawker Roseanne Barr to do to the anthem what "Hellraiser" did to D-list actresses," says your article. Actually there's a simple explanation. Tom Werner, whose Carsey-Werner company produced the ABC show "Roseanne," was also a part owner of the San Diego Padres in 1990 and asked her to come down to Jack Murphy Stadium and try her hand at the national anthem. Once on the field--with no instrumentation to provide her with a managable pitch, as well as a public address system with delay and echo--Roseanne had nothing to guide her. She started off too high and had nowhere to go but up.
Oct 18th 2010 3:14PM Religion really is the great opium. Here's one, for instance, that lets guys get all the young girls they want (jail bait anywhere else) and satisfy their biological imperative to populate the earth with their wonderful DNA. And of course they grow their own: girls grow up believing it's their lot to get married off to some old coot and join his harem. One of the questions I didn't see was whether Kody's Klan is getting welfare or food stamps for all those kids, thus including the rest of us taxpayers in his scam. This should be a lesson to all of those who believe the world is becoming a better place. Just remember, the religious nuts (whether Islamic, Jewish, Christian, or Mormon) and the desperately poor are having most of tomorrow's children.
Oct 8th 2010 11:18PM At this point, what exactly is rock 'n' roll? How to you put Rush in the same musical category as Carl Perkins or Bo Diddley? I knew the Hall of Fame was bogus when Joni Mitchell (a great folk singer, but hardly a rocker) was inducted a year or two before Gene Vincent (the king of fifties rockabilly and black leather rebel, who remains a seminal figure especially in Europe despite his death 40 years ago). Does that mean the Hall may someday induct Frank Sinatra on the basis of his hit version of George Harrison's "Something"?
Sep 10th 2010 1:54AM Every woman has a duty to have children. After all, there aren't enough of us. Our world numbers are only up to 6.3 billion. We've only been able to triple our population in the last 65 years. Women, you're slacking off. You need to do better! Men, you can help.
Aug 29th 2010 1:05AM These days I'm happy that I've never had a meaningful relationship. At age 65 I'm perfectly satisfied with living alone because I have nothing to compare it with. Then again, maybe that satisfaction (along with being a big dork) is why I never had a meaningful relationship.
Mar 4th 2010 11:14PM I wonder how the real "zombie mall" in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, is doing these days? That's the mall that provided the location for George Romero's "Dawn of the Dead" back in the 1970s. The mall's Muzak provided soundtrack music for the carnage. The people complaining about Circuit City are correct. It should be a case study of how to kill a company. Wal-Mart, on the other hand, is a case study of how to sell America to the Chinese. Thanks to all those billions of dollars we spend on their cheap junk at Wal-Mart and other Big Box stores, China owns 3/4 of a trillion dollars in U.S. Treasury bonds. They own us. If you haven't seen the original "Dawn of the Dead," go rent it. American consumerism never got such scathing treatment in film.
Feb 22nd 2010 4:18PM Big deal. Just months before his death in 1955, James Dean posed in a coffin with his hands crossed on his chest. Now THAT was eerie...and prescient.