Monday, July 26, 2010

East Coast FL

A video with William S. Burroughs should be watched

Even if it chronicles the effects of coming down from heroin.

As a sidenote: I do see a finish line in the nonsense that has kept me away from blogging. In the meantime I'll try to throw items up when I can. Apologies to those that drop by and are not finding updated cracked posts of mine.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Need to take a vacation

How 'bout Cambodia?

Deer shoots back

Not in Florida, but still noteworthy nuttiness. (via Fark)
"I've never seen an accident like this," Chief Deputy Coroner Paul Cycak told Channel 4 Action News reporter Jennifer Miele on Monday.

Cycak said state troopers saw a dead deer on Route 819 in Salem Township, and a wrecked bike with 47-year-old William Mark Amos underneath it, and they thought the man died from injuries he suffered in a crash Friday morning.

Amos, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene about 100 yards south of Ridge Road.

But when they lifted the 1982 Harley Davidson off Amos' body, they found a gun belonging to Amos -- and then discovered a bullet wound in the back of his head.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Van and The Man

Should have named it "Billy Joel"

Worse than Michael Vick.
A Florida man was arrested Friday and charged with having sex with his dog, a Great Dane named Christie Brinkley, the Miami Herald has reported.

Armand M. Pacher, 64, of Aventura, was booked into a Miami-Dade jail on a charge of animal cruelty, the Herald reported. The charge is a third-degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Pacher's veterinarian in Gainesville, Fla., reported him to police, the Herald said. Another employee in the vet's office called Pacher, a retired insurance agent, to reschedule eye surgery for the 2 ½-year-old Great Dane.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gas Face

I don't know who's more creepy?

The judge that seemed okay with all of this or the boss?
The owner of a luxury hotel in Miami Beach lures the on-duty desk clerk to his suite at 2:45am, ostensibly to deliver some silverware. He tells her the door will be left unlocked for her. When she arrives, the boss calls her into the bedroom to see him naked on the bed, getting a blow job from another woman. Whereupon, the boss invites her to touch the other woman. She declines and retreats into the other part of the suite to talk to them through the door. The boss asks again if she wants to watch them have sex. When she insists on leaving the boss insists that she summon the hotel security guard to come watch and/or videotape them. The clerk reports the incident to the manager, who takes no action. A few days later she quits her job, telling her superiors that she no longer feels safe around her boss--which is understandable considering she's sometimes expected to spend the night alone with him and the security guard in the empty hotel.

The Hamburgler

Next time rob a place whose clientele have a little more cash.
A man armed with a chrome gun and wearing a black scarf over his face robbed a McDonald's in Fort Lauderdale on Monday morning, authorities said.

According to police, the robber, who appeared to be in his 20s and weighed about 180 pounds, entered the restaurant in the 2300 block of West Sunrise Boulevard just after 9:30 a.m. and forced the clerk to pull money from the register, said Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Detective Kathy Collins.

I guess this will become the buzz phrase for us over the next decade

More on our perceived mid-life crisis.
Sad white guys! The culture’s lousy with them: ruminative, melancholy, more or less privileged dudes age 35-49 wondering what it all adds up to. Last month the Times’ A.O. Scott called it the Gen-X midlife crisis, citing as evidence Sam Lipsyte’s hilarious sad sack novel The Ask and two spring movies, Greenberg and Hot Tub Time Machine. Add to Scott’s piece The National’s recent LP of gentlemanly malaise High Violet, and Bret Easton Ellis’ new novel Imperial Bedrooms, which finds the sociopathic boy drifters of Less Than Zero—Clay, Trent, Julian, Rip—still drifting, still sociopathic, but now unhappily hitting their 40s.

Remember me?

I came back. Woohoo!!! Got some screwy things going on, but all is going cool for the moment.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We so cool for liking stuff like this

Gen X to lead?

Nah, we just like to sit back, mock those in charge, and never put ourselves in a position to get ridiculed. Besides, the boomers plan on giving the steering wheel to their Gen Y kids anyway. Unaffectionately known as the "Luke Russert Effect".
Look out Baby Boomer leaders, Generation X is about to take over. Generation X ("Xers"), born between 1960 and 1980, is not going to lead like the Baby Boomer Generation ("Boomers"). Xers are also leading in a very different world economy and in a very different business model than that of their Boomer counterparts.

What are the essential differences in leadership and work attitudes between the two generations? And what changes will Xers drive in the workplace, in collaboration with the dominant Boomers, or without their cooperation? This article will examine those questions along with insights from a representative Generation X leader--Jason McLean, President and CEO of the Vancouver-based McLean Group of Companies and Chairman of the Vancouver Board of Trade.

How do we get mashed together with baby boomers?

Don’t bother me kid. Gen X began surfing the Internet when you were just a batch of vanilla tadpoles in your dad’s testicles.
WHAT is it with today's baby boomers and Generation X and their scepticism of the phenomenon that is the internet - as though it is some kind of extraterrestrial creature that has arrived uninvited in their world with a view to taking their place as the central source of information for their children, or Gen Y as we have come to know them?

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Miseducation of Latchkey Man

GenXster making $ off of fools

I admire anyone who takes a dope's money.
This is not to suggest cause and effect. Or to imply that Mr. Buchanan-Smith, a graphic designer who has advised Isaac Mizrahi and Philip Glass, redesigned two icons — Paper magazine and, with Maira Kalman, Strunk & White’s “Elements of Style” — and won a Grammy for an album cover he made for his favorite band, Wilco, is in any way down on his luck. The axes, you see, have done really well.

Made by a secret source in Maine, and hand-painted by Mr. Buchanan-Smith, 38, in his TriBeCa studio (with the help of two art school interns and a full-time employee), the sturdy and beautiful hatchets have gone viral.

They're just pretty rocks

Nothing more.
Model Naomi Campbell has had plenty of courtroom experience, owing to her disconcertingly frequent violent outbursts at assistants, housekeepers, drivers, and police officers. But she may soon be expanding her juridical resume with a visit to the Special Court for Sierra Leone, a tribunal established by the United Nations to prosecute war crimes committed during that nation's civil war.

On Wednesday, a judge approved a subpoena compelling Campbell to testify later this month at the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, who is accused of fomenting a vicious rebellion in neighboring Sierra Leone in order to plunder it for diamonds.