United 93

History happens to ordinary people. Leaders and other supposed great men and women make their grand pronouncements and pose for the cameras, but ordinary people feel the effects of history when it crashes down on them – or when they knock down the first domino. United 93 is an enourmously affecting and effective piece. I […]

Nobel, Laureate Physicists Urge Bush Against Nuking Iran

Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.” Remember Sy Hersh’s New Yorker articles? A government consultant with […]

Conserve Maybe?

Talked with Karen this morning which managed to include the malaprop ‘self-defecating’ and the plural of the word ‘scotum’ (which would be ‘scrota’). She said she’s feeling the gas prices and trying to car pool in to work in San Diego. She noticed the same thing I am. NOBODY IS SUGGESTING WE USE LESS GAS. […]

Woman Spanked at Work Sues for 1.2 Million

Lawyers for a woman who was spanked in front of her co-workers as part of what her employer said was a camaraderie-building exercise asked a jury Wednesday for at least $1.2 million for the humiliation she claimed to have suffered. Wow. This sounds so Catholic: Employees were paddled with rival companies’ yard signs as part […]

HOWTO: Host an Orgy

I always remember Annie Sprinkle’s advice: ‘First, invite over a bunch of friends that you’ve always wanted to have sex with.’ Here’s a guide. Hosting an orgy is like hosting any party, except with ample fresh towels, lubricants, and nowadays bowls of condoms every six square feet.

Chernobyl, 20 Years Later

I always remember the grainy video images of Chernobly and the feeling that finally the evil Soviet Union had screwed up and that they were letting their own people die and keeping the world unaware while they tried to contain the situation. I vaguely recall American scientists going over and ‘saving the day.’ The 1,000 […]