Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lonely Planet's #8 Activity Not to Miss in the South

Getting whipped behind the ol' Faulkner place

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Water War: A Ken Burns Film

As summer rapidly retreats into the warm distance, I have spent the past few hours reminiscing about the Water War, or just simply The War as so many of that generation that lived it solemnly refer to it as.

So as I sat in a diner this evening for a late dinner, I flipped open the Metro Section of this town's "finest newspaper"... only to be struck by the level to which that mainstream media rag The Washington Post has stooped to, in the hopes of more advertising greenbacks through SHAMELESS product placement...

Caption: Danny Jones, 15, spent three days in the hospital. He is still trying to regain full motion in his left arm. "It was terrifying," he says of the August attack.

In case you missed it, here are some helpful red ellipses to point out the "healing touch of mother's hand combined with the fresh, all-natural restorative power of Poland Spring."

If you (my fellow Zephyrhills Natural Spring Water fans) are as outraged as I am, by this blatant bias, I encourage you to contact Deborah Howell - Ombudsman for The Washington Post at at 202-334-7582 or at ombudsman[at]

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Connections to the Past

similar scandal in Saudi Arabia or in 1900's Russia... woman w/ part of face uncovered

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Mother Teresa Love Connection

Some of you may have noticed that Mother Teresa's personal letters were recently published in the book Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light. Apparently MT, despite that apparent joie de vivre we all saw on her face, was just bottling up her depression and anguish:

"I call, I cling, I want, and there is no one to answer, no, no one. Alone. Where is my faith? even deep down right in there is nothing. I have no faith. I dare not utter the words and thoughts that crowd in my heart. I am told God loves me, and yet the reality of the darkness and coldness and emptiness is so great that nothing touches my soul. Did I make a mistake in surrendering blindly to the Call of the Sacred Heart?"

OK, I'll cut through the theological mumbo-jumbo for you - Mother T. was down 'cause she wasn't gettin' freakay-freakay. I think someone could have used JDate...

UPDATE: I have just found out that MTizzle actually set up a JDate account but then backed out at the last second and never posted it- here is the info she filled out:

am looking for:A date, Friend, Marriage, Marriage & Children,
Relocation:I would relocate for the right person or relationship
Relationship Status:Single
Children:We are all God's children
Plan on having children:See above

I keep Kosher:N/A
I go to Synagogue:N/A
I smoke:Non-Smoker
I drink:Blood of Christ, Diet Peach Snapple
Zodiac Sign:Don't believe in it
Activity Level:Active
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Physical Info

I am:4' 3" (70 cm)I weigh:
My hair is:BrownMy eyes are:Brown
My body style is closest to:Voluptuous

Personality and Interests

My personality is best described as:
Adventurous/Wild/Spontaneous, Artistic, Earthy,
Flirtatious/Playful, Friendly/Kind, High Energy,
Humorous/Witty, Sensitive/Nurturing/Loving,
Outgoing, Practical, Romantic, Self Confident,
Serious/Responsible, Spiritual

I like to read:
The Bible, Cosmo,

Friday, September 07, 2007

LA Public Transit

Upon finding myself without a car in Los Angeles last month, I decided I'd take the Bus. While the bus in New York is populated by old ladies, young professionals and children, I found LA to be a bit different.

Basically the scene was me, some Hispanic workers in the service industry, and the Crips. So I sat there in the back quietly reading The Economist. But it was hard to focus because of course the Crips were making all sorts of hoopla-- it turns out one of them was looking over my shoulder and he screamed "Ah told ya, son! They shuttin' tha Pyongyong Nuclea Reactah down fo real!"