Saturday, September 24, 2005


"He's done it for others. I wonder if he will make me a new baby?"

South Korean War Protest

Be carefull what you wish for:
You may not like the alternative!
UPDATE: Peter Brookes is none too happy.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Formication Alert!

Yang Hyong-sop (C), vice-president of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, stands in front of a steel silhouette of late revolutionary hero Ernesto 'Che' Guevara during a ceremony at Havana's Revolution Square, September 23, 2005. Yang is in Cuba on a week-long visit. REUTERS

Yang Hyong-sop (R), vice-president of North Korea's Supreme People's Assembly, attends a ceremony on Havana's Revolution Square September 23, 2005. Yang is in Cuba on a week-long visit. REUTERS

Doesn't this just make you feel like you have pesky little critters crawling all over your lower regions?

Thursday, September 22, 2005



Ooh, pardon me; I’m just trying to remove the oozy gooey spewage in which I am covered after reading this Tina Browngasm.

Time for a cigarette and then a shower.

I'm No Simon Pure!

Wheeeeew! This being the first day of fall, I breath a huge sigh of relief; knowing that I can break out and wear my classic Burberry's trenchcoat without inadvertently signifying that I endorse hoovering up large quantities of the white stuff.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Et Tu Merriam-Webster?

This little gem in my mailbox from M-W's word of the day:

The Word of the Day for September 16 is:

simon-pure \sye-mun-PYUR\ adjective: of untainted purity or integrity; also : pretentiously or hypocritically pure

Example sentence:

Alfred is a simon-pure Republican, rocked in his cradle to the stirring rhythms of G.O.P. speeches, grown to a man sure to vote the party line.

Did you know?

British dramatist and actress Susannah Centlivre (1669-1723) introduced the character of Simon Pure in her 1718 comedy A Bold Stroke for a Wife. In that play, Colonel Fainall wants to marry Anne Lovely, but to do so he must win the consent of Anne's guardian, a Quaker gentleman named Obadiah Prim. Fainall tries to gain the needed approval by impersonating a Quaker preacher named Simon Pure. Unfortunately for the scheme, the real Simon Pure appears and proves himself to be the genuine article. People adopted the phrase "the real Simon Pure" (which in turn gave rise to the adjective "simon-pure") from the play to refer to things true or genuine.

I think it pretty obvious which denotation & connotation M-W had in mind...and the anecdotal evidence just keeps mounting!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Interesting AOL Poll Results

How would you rate Nagin's handling of the Katrina disaster?
Who's done a better job during the crisis?
President Bush
Mayor Nagin

As of 11 p.m., as per AOL opening page unscientific poll.