July 31, 2011 in The Smokie Awards
Because the ocean isn’t already scary enough, the Discovery Channel is getting ready to air its annual Shark Week™—which also means that shark lobbyists are going around on all of the talking-head shows telling everyone what misunderstood and beautiful creatures sharks actually are. No, a shark would never intentionally attack a human being. People are just always dressing up like shark food, opening their veins, and then lunging into sharks’ mouths. The sharks can’t swim backward so they panic and chew their way through the person’s body, BUT IT’S NOT THEIR FAULT! Right, because sharks just have to hang out near beaches even though they can’t go on land? Bullocks! Read the rest of this entry →
July 31, 2011 in Micro-Fiction Roundup
Two weeks have gone by and it’s once again time for the new installment of Micro-fiction Roundup. Wait? What’s this? Have I gone completely mad? Did I magically transport back to 2010? Stop with your incessant questions, frenchy. Everything is fine. I’m doing the MFR for Militant Rubber Ducky this week for a couple of reasons. The first is that she is going to be in a state that has no internet. The second reason will be disclosed shortly, but I’m sure you can imagine what it might be. This past contest was judged by the insidious Perverseus. Here are the submissions: Read the rest of this entry →
July 31, 2011 in Smokin' Comments
When you write about the death of an addict, your bound to get a pretty full range of reactions. Fuldis Closure’s piece on the piteous demise of singer Amy Winehouse gave birth to a pixilated cornucopia of comment fruit. (Swish on that metaphor, Chill). After the din started to fade, an infrequent commenter left us a very earnest and unflinching look at how depression turns to desperation. In case you missed LeeMyles’ comment the first time around, here it is again:
“@fuldis closure: I don’t see you as defending junkies. You’re empathetic to the plight of the depressed. I’m 27 and I can’t remember the last time I felt elated. I just go through periods of being ok and not being able to stop crying or get off of the couch. You know what helps? Pain killers, alcohol, pot and cocaine. Read the rest of this entry →
July 29, 2011 in Wordsmoker
If the Casey Anthony trial taught me anything, it’s that just because someone is acquitted of a crime, it doesn’t mean they didn’t do it. By extension of that, you probably don’t want to associate yourself with that person because you just KNOW he/she is guilty, no matter what a silly verdict by a bunch of hillbillies said. Apparently, the Republican National Congressional Committee agrees with me. Last week, the RNCC urged congressional candidate Lois Frankel (D-FL) to give back a $5,000 campaign contribution made by Dan Catalfumo. Catalfumo, a contractor out of Palm Beach county, was arrested in 2003 for allegedly choking and slapping his fiance before throwing her into a glass picture frame, resulting in stitches to her back and arms and staples in her head. Read the rest of this entry →
July 28, 2011 in Crime and Punishment
As usual, I’m probably late to the game on this one, and the situation will have changed by the time you read this. What can I say? I don’t “do” Twitter, and I still get most of my news from, *gasp,* the newspaper. It’s not very efficient, I know, but I admit to shamelessly romanticizing The Old Days, and I still like the idea of getting The Scoop from “crusty but benign” characters like Jason Robards and William Holden. (Yes, I am aware that those are actors, and not journalists.) Plus, that familiar, crackling rustle of the pages just goes so much better with the taste of coffee in the morning, even if pretty much every woman I’ve ever loved has included “that fucking pile of newspapers in the corner,” among the reasons she was breaking up with me. Read the rest of this entry →
July 28, 2011 in 2 Second TV Review
Two. That’s two different incest related story lines.
July 26, 2011 in Different Places
Flamingo Heights offers luxury condo and gated community living at its most refined.
And with Phase 1 construction beginning immediately and lots being sold every day, time is almost up to get in on ground floor of Flamingo Heights experience.
Let’s take a look at some of features of Flamingo Heights and the benefits of living, playing, and staying here! Read the rest of this entry →
July 24, 2011 in Wordsmoker Book Club
This is a quick and simple note to remind you that we will be reading Skippy Does in Fact Die A Chronicle of a Death Foretold and All that Jazz on Tuesday, August 9 at 9pm EST. Read the rest of this entry →