Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tofurky Day

Spare the turkey.
Hold the ham.
Ditto duck, and
leg of lamb.
Tonight when I
sit down to eat,
I'll thank the Lord
I don't eat meat.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ethnic (P)ride

A Japanese car company (Toyota or Honda?) should buy out General Motors.

They could keep the legendary name. All they'd need to do is drop the last two letters.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fun With Koans

Greek Buddhists believe
that a kudo is the sound
of one hand clapping.

But haiku writers
reject that answer, since it's

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Late Breaking Old News

From The New York Times:

November 12, 2008

Child Obesity Seen as Warning of Heart Disease

By Pam Belluck

NEW ORLEANS — A new study finds striking evidence that children who are obese or have high cholesterol show early warning signs of heart disease.


In the immortal words of Captain Renault, "I'm shocked, shocked!".

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sarah Palin: Smarter than a Fifth Grader?

Palin: GOP ticket was too ‘status quo’

Andy Barr 2 hrs 19 mins ago

“Some of the goofy things, like who was Trig's mom. Well, I'm Trig's mom, and do you want to see my medical records to prove that? And banning books. That was a ridiculous thing also that could have so easily been corrected just by a reporter taking an extra step and not basing a report on gossip or speculation,” Palin said.

“Just looking into the record. It was reported that I tried to ban Harry Potter when it hadn't even been written when I was the mayor. So, gosh, we have so many examples, I mean every day, especially the first few weeks, every day something that was thrown out there.”


Sarah Palin served two terms (1996–2002) as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. That makes her the mayor when the first book in the Harry Potter series was published in June of 1997.

Is she lying or is she merely ignorant? Either way, Sarah Palin is the gift that keeps on giving.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Emperor's New Clothes

in today's New York
Times are five "poems", written by five

poets (an oxymoron?) about
the election.

Four of them are
shitty. But

Kleinzahler's isn't half bad.



A line
does not a