Month: May 2013

Brandt’s Randt – Jerry Lewis Makes Unfunny Comments on Women Comics

Jerry Lewis is a tool.  Yes, a tool who raised lots of money for kids with M.D. but a tool nonetheless.  One of the biggest jerks I ever worked with was nicknamed Mr. Telethon and that moniker had nothing to do with his caring personality – which didn’t exist –  and everything to do with his deep cravings for attention.  But I digress.

How to Spot a Dinosaur

Dinosaurs – defined in this case as people who haven’t evolved with the times – make assumptions.  They assume everybody celebrates Christmas and don’t consider that they might be Jewish or another faith.  They assume everybody is straight.  They never think about whether a white person might be married to a black person or if someone might have adopted the children whose hands they’re holding.   …

Another Make-Work-for-me Project

Cutting the grass isn’t my favourite thing to do.  I use the push mower in the front while Derek rides the tractor version on the back. Sometimes I can get him to take pity on me and run the tractor around the front, too.  Still, we’re left with bunches of weeds or grass that doesn’t get cut along the garden and fence.  And I dislike whipper-snipping more than grass cutting.  It occurred to me that there had to be a better way. …

Pretty Good Story

Did you hear about the British woman who says she’s too pretty to work?  She claims she can’t function in any job because she’s just so beautiful that men won’t leave her alone and being employed becomes too troublesome.   …

Half a Year With Spice

It’s been just over six months since the two of us, who had previously sworn off ever again succumbing to the charms of fur babies, threw caution to the wind and adopted Spice after I spotted him online at Animal Aide in St. Thomas. The other night I realized I didn’t know when our 11-year-old cat’s birthday was. Now I know that he is actually 12!  …

Tim Bosma’s Last Day

This was not about a truck. People seem to have latched on to the truck as the point of the crime but that was early on and said by Tim’s wife when few facts were known. The truck was the method of abduction but the suspect in custody in the Tim Bosma disappearance case could have purchased a dozen similar trucks for cash.  I think there’s a level of evil still to be revealed that will repulse us all.  …

Girls, Guns and Gimmicks

What a world we’re living in.  Teenage girls by the hundreds are gathering in online groups to support Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in an attempt to get him freed. (Good luck with that, kids.)  As The New York Post reports, the Free Jahar (his nickname) movement includes writing the slogan on their flesh with magic marker and one particularly smitten kid opting for a tattoo.  …