Monthly Archives: September 2012

There are only two kinds of diplomatic doggies.

“Diplomacy is the art of saying ‘nice doggie’ whilst finding a rock.”—Talleyrand* You may know that America is testing a different definition of “diplomacy”.  The Administration spent $70,000 dollars to have the President and Secretary of State personally assure Pakistanis … Continue reading

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Finally we can legalize marriage between brother and sister!

Opposing the happiness of the incestious is intolerant, haters! Although the resulting babies would inherit a small fraction of their DNA from the donor and not their mother or father, the procedure would spare all future generations from a host of … Continue reading

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Test your RRQ: Rabies Response Quotient.

Scenario 1:  you’ve just noticed the appearance of rabid animals near the local playground.  What is your first response? 1)      Do nothing. 2)      Eradicate all animals wherever you find them. 3)      Become the costumed, rabies-fighting vigilante known as GutShot. 4)      … Continue reading

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Apologies for missing Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Yesterday’s disappearance was due to a thrice-annual thrice-darned Training Days.  But I’m making it up to you with a questionnaire on rabies.

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Mill, Epstein, and your humble supergenius host.

Via Insty, an excellent essay by Richard Epstein.  Excellent…but not perfect.  Mr. Epstein quotes the excellent but not perfect John Stuart Mill: That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, great job in my absence!

</sarcasm> Despite our hotel’s complementary USA Todays, I spent the week amazingly ignorant of current events.  It was sweeeeeeet. But apparently you guys let things go to heck during my vacation.  Osama blamed the deaths of 9-11-01 on thousands of … Continue reading

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Apparently I was secretly adopted.

We got back from vacation Saturday afternoon.  I’ve now taken four family members to Universal Studios Orlando.  And not a one of them wants any more of this: My brother didn’t throw up, but he was nauseous for hours afterward … Continue reading

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