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Scrotum Scrotum Scrotum

Today’s WTF comes from the “most emailed” story on the NY Times site regarding the uproar among some school librarians because an award-winning children’s book properly uses the word “scrotum” to describe where a dog was bitten by a snake. The usual huff and puffery from uptight prudes has resulted in the book being banned by some school libraries. Librarian …

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President’s Day

Happy President’s Day, y’all. We all know who your most-disliked President is, but who’s your favorite? I’m partial to Grover Cleveland, about whom I wrote term papers in two non-consecutive semesters. Cleveland famously hired a man to take his place in the Civil War, an action I defended in a middle-school civics class, as the Vietnam draft was taking the …

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You Are Here (Not)

Last night we happened to catch a cab outfitted with the new seat-back TV screens. The right side runs video ads for Broadway shows and other touristy destinations, while the left side contains a GPS map showing the cab’s location. You can also scroll the NYC Zagat guide. I suppose the location marker could be handy, except that our map …

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Baldguyz Boot

”BaldGuyz, like baldness, does not discriminate based on lifestyle choice, color, education, financial resources, religion, physical capabilities or in any other way.” – Howard Brauner, CEO of BaldGuyz, as he fired NBA star Tim Hardaway from his Baldguyz endorsement deal. Thanks, Howard. But, um, “lifestyle choice”?

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Morning View – Columbus Circle

The monument in the middle of the circle was erected in 1892 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus “discovering” America. It is the the point from which map makers measure the distance from New York City. A couple of years ago, the fountains that surround the column were renovated by the same team that did the fountains at the …

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Gung Hay Fat Choy

Happy Chinese New Year. We are now in the Year Of The Pig. As I was born in a Piggy Year (ahem), I checked out my Chinese horoscope: According to customary superstition, these people are not vengeful creatures. If someone tries to take advantage of them, the pig type tend to withdraw to reflect on the problem and protect themselves. …

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Man In Drag Blasts Condom Giveaway

According to Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York, the city’s massive condom giveaway is “tragic and misguided” and “the only way to protect against sexually transmitted diseases such as HIV and AIDS is through abstinence before marriage and fidelity among married couples.” In a joint statement with Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, Egan goes on to say: “Our political leaders …

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NJ Splits The Difference

The Attorney General of New Jersey has announced that gay unions performed in other jurisdictions will be recognized as such, even if other the unions were called “marriage”. Activists consider this partially good news. On the one hand, gay people married in Massachusetts, Canada, Spain, etc, will have all the rights and privileges of “civil union” couples in New Jersey. …

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