25 August 2015 · Comments Off on Copyrights and Copywrongs · Categories: Too Stupid for Words, Too Venal for Words, Words Fail Me

In a magnificent example of f(l)ail, Ashley Madison has decided that its users’ information is copyright and is issuing DMCA take-down notices to try to scrub it from the web.


As a money-making enterprise, Ashley Madison is toast, and soggy toast at that.

11 August 2015 · Comments Off on Periodic Fable of the Elemental · Categories: Words Fail Me

You can’t make this stuff up.

I say, Good for them!

22 July 2015 · Comments Off on Cats Are Contrary · Categories: Words Fail Me

They usually refuse to go back into the bag.

15 July 2015 · Comments Off on Words Change with the Times · Categories: Words Fail Me

When Theodore Roosevelt was a Republican President, “bully” was a compliment.

Now it’s the Republican lifestyle.

03 July 2015 · Comments Off on “Vanity Logging” · Categories: Words Fail Me

He must think he is truly a special snowflake.

The crime is more common in Western mountain towns, where people cut down – even poison – their neighbors’ trees for a better view.

But “vanity logging,” as it’s sometimes called, could apply to the alleged acts of a lawyer-turned-Zumba instructor who lives outside New Hope.

Police say David L. Topel felled 22 of his neighbor’s old-growth hardwoods – preserved by a conservation easement and worth $260,000 – because they obscured his deck’s southern vista.

“Lawyer-turned-Zumba instructor.” How he missed his true calling as a Wall Street bankster will forever remain a mystery.

15 June 2015 · Comments Off on Little Ricky, “Look in the Mirror, Boy” Dept. · Categories: Words Fail Me

No self-awareness. No self-awareness whatsoever.

29 May 2015 · Comments Off on The Disney Princess Industrial Complex · Categories: Words Fail Me

01 May 2015 · Comments Off on Whocouldanode? · Categories: Words Fail Me

There’s a Beer Advertising Code.

24 March 2015 · Comments Off on And You Thought the Days of Airplane Hijackings Were in the Past . . . · Categories: Words Fail Me

You were, as my old boss used to say, “in error.”

16 March 2015 · Comments Off on Robbing the Cradle · Categories: Words Fail Me

He’s 66. She’s now 18 and a mother.

The only surprising thing about this story is that he’s not a “family values” Republican. This sort of stuff is usually the territory of “family values” Republicans, but he calls himself a Democrat.

What’s really screwy is that, after his “dalliance” came out and he got hauled into court for “dallying” with an underage girl, he resigned his office and then got reelected in a special election over the opposition of his own party, emphasizing that what is ultimately wrong with our elected representatives is the voters–and the non-voters.

I got no problem with lust. I understand lust; there is a time and a place for lust. Yes, there is such a thing as “safe lust.”

It’s the stupid . . . . It overwhelms.

Via my local rag.

24 January 2015 · Comments Off on Just for the Fund of It · Categories: Words Fail Me

Honest to Pete, you can’t make this stuff up.

21 January 2015 · Comments Off on I Am Boggled . . . · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . and I have never played Boggle.

About one-third of Virginia’s students aren’t ready for kindergarten in at least one learning category, according a two-year study published recently by researchers at the University of Virginia.

Those categories include literacy, math, social skills and self-regulation – children’s ability to manage their emotions and behavior. About 20 percent of students lack the needed social skills. About 11 percent lack literacy skills, and 8.5 percent aren’t ready for math, according to the report.

Five-year-olds are supposed to be ignorant. That’s what schools are for.

Words fail me.


“Educational science” has become a scam.

Of course, back in the olden days, when I was a young ‘un, it was widely rumored that persons who concentrated in the “E-School” did so because they were unable to cut it in a real major, such as history or physics or chemistry or sociology or even for Pete’s sake Art History. That seems to be unchanged.

We are a society awash in stupid.

Ignorance can be cured. The cure is called “learning.”

Stupid has no cure.

I shall stop now. Otherwise, I shall just sputter.

06 January 2015 · Comments Off on The Entitlement Society · Categories: Words Fail Me

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.

04 January 2015 · Comments Off on A Fresh Litter · Categories: Words Fail Me

You can’t make this stuff up.

31 December 2014 · Comments Off on Q. When Is a “Gym” Not a “Gym”? · Categories: Words Fail Me

A. When it’s a “Human Performance Center.”

20 November 2014 · Comments Off on Hang Outs · Categories: Words Fail Me

Mt ex was a nurse.

If she had to be hospitalized, she would get two gowns; she would wear one frontwards and one backwards, so as not to parade about with bits hanging out for others to see.

It would seem that some genius has come up with a way to make that unnecessary.

One wonders how many brain cells that required.


Colbert takes on food insecurity and “salvage stores.”

Below the fold in case it autoplays (also, there’s likely a commercial).

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All Janis Joplin wanted was a Mercedes-Benz . . . .

Couples in the (Seattle–ed.) region have taken notice. On the popular crowdfunding site GoFundMe, there are at least 50 pages created by Seattle-area residents trying to raise money to help with the creation or adoption of a child.

A Mountlake Terrace pair have raised $13,000 for what they say will go toward IVF treatments, surgery and six months of missed work.

Twenty-nine donors have contributed $2,785 to an Issaquah couple who hope to adopt a little boy from South Korea.

The commentary writes itself, so I’m not even going to start.

15 October 2014 · Comments Off on Police Saturated the Area . . . · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . but the thief slipped away like a greased pig.

The 36,000 pounds of shortening in a semitrailer stolen Sunday from St. Petersburg is still missing, police said early Wednesday.

Authorities found the semitrailer late Monday abandoned in Hialeah, police have said. It was bound for a Publix distribution center in Lakeland before it was stolen from Coastal Towing on 118th Ave. N, according to St. Petersburg police.

01 October 2014 · Comments Off on Keystone Kops . . . · Categories: Words Fail Me

. . . in the Keystone State.