Saturday, April 24, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
BBC News, Los Angeles
A Californian man delivered his own obituary to a local newspaper before killing himself.
The body of 64-year old Allan Leo Peters II was found hanging from a bridge the following day.
The envelope also contained a suicide note, photo and a $90 (£60) payment for the obituary.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Bangor Daily News, April 16, 2010: "Andrea Simoneau, 22, of Brooks, a University of Maine at Farmington student, walks topless on the street in Farmington on Wednesday. Bob Bartone, far right, said he wasn't expecting to see a topless woman on the street, "but it doesn't surprise me in a college town." Simoneau was promoting her Female Bodies Topless March to be held at 1 p.m. on April 30.
Topless march set in Maine college town" (photo credit Bangor Daily News)
So the march in Maine's largest city wasn't enough, I guess. Now they are taking it to the sleepy little town of Farmington -- the gateway to the Great North Woods. Better hope there aren't any black fly hatches that day.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Have you heard about the bloomin' volcano, mate? Seems there's a hill in Iceland what opened and vented a bit. Ash is so abrasive it'll foul a jet engine in under 30 seconds. So, sorry to be the bearer and all, but best stay home. No flights in or out of Ireland, Great Britain, the Nederlands and all of Scandinavia, to mention a few. Yes, yes, yes ... the Chunnel is still open. Train reservations are overwhelmed. Perhaps you can find someone to drive you to Madrid...
The Big Picture: Iceland's Disruptive Volcano
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I could be reading an honest-to-gawd book with pages and ink and everything as I have several in the works (Kim Harrison's White Witch, Black Curse, Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, Michael Zadorian's the Leisure Seeker) but that wolud require wearing reading glasses and they give me a headache. (I know; bitch, bitch, bitch).
SWMBO has the truck, so am stuck until her return. Then again, gas is almost at $3 a gallon, so not much driving just to take a ride at 7MPG going on in this gimp's life. Guess I'll go back to reading blogs.
CYA in the funny papers...
*SWMBO= She Who Must be Obeyed; ie. my wife and life-mate.
Sunday, April 04, 2010
Topless march draws onlookers in Portland on Saturday
PORTLAND, Maine — About two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they took off their tops and marched down a downtown street in Portland to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.MORE