Monthly Archives: December 2011

A day early and €3.20 long….

I know it’s Sunday somewhere already (Samoa, for example), but how did they manage to get my Sunday paper to me on Saturday afternoon? Some wizardry going on here….

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The right Republican

“Nowadays, a candidate must believe not just some but all of the following things: that abortion should be illegal in all cases; that gay marriage must be banned even in states that want it; that the 12m illegal immigrants, even … Continue reading

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Pen. Nae pen.


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Pot calling the kettle…..

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My very own place to shop at

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At sixes and sevens. Plus two, three and four.

26364 = 263 × 6/4

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Not a parody

I need a new category. Entitlement? Conspicuous consumption? Got it… Spoiled brats

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That’s the way

Truly too good to miss Billy Preston, the 6th Beatle, at the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 40 years later at the Concert for George. BIG BIG HT to @WillieWisely for triggering the brain cells

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I see…..

Or I hope I will. This is what varifocal glasses are going to cost me from Fielmann, the price-leaders in all things optical. Per lens, that is. Frame comes on top. In Euros…

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The reindeer—that plague species

The horrors of December in a one-party state. I used to harbor the quiet but fierce ambition to write just one definitive, annihilating anti-Christmas column and then find an editor sufficiently indulgent to run it every December. My model was … Continue reading

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