Monthly Archives: February 2012

I am fed up with tipping, especially for mediocre service. We pay too much and get too little for most everything these days. If all we’ve got to offer in America is service, then, by golly, let’s do it the American way – bigger, better and cheaper…

Yesterday I found another reason not to carry a gun. As I was heading out the door of a busy shoe repair shop I have regularly patronized for over 20 years, one of the middle-aged shoe shine fellows barked, like … Continue reading

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If I feel the responsibility to criticize someone when I think he is wrong, then don’t I also have the responsibility to stand up for him when he is right? And that’s why I am admitting I was wrong about Obama’s auto bailout program.

My friend, Lou, is definitely a conservative somewhere far to the right of Attila the Hun, Beelzebub and even Frank Rizzo who was Philadelphia’s erstwhile mayor, demigod and Mussolini. In fact it was Rizzo who once boasted that a conservative … Continue reading

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Dressing farm animals in women’s clothing ain’t nearly as fun as going to the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention with a warning sign out front: “No weapons. No alcohol. No colors.”

At first I thought my friend couldn’t go in. The big stark incongruous black and white sign at the front door read: “No weapons — No alcohol — No colors” I looked at the 440 pound half-Hawaiian, half-African guy with … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to me…Dying has got to be easier than aging. The mind is the second thing to go. And the first leaves me shooting pool with a rope. I always wanted to be 12 years old forever…

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? I have no bloody idea. In my bedroom the sheep are always running too scared for me to count them. Besides, age is the last thing I’m … Continue reading

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