Friday, November 14, 2008

Why I don't give to beggars on the subway

(in addition to the fact that it's illegal to beg on the trains)

From Overheard in New York:
Subway beggar to the people on train : Yo, my daughter just died and I don't have any money to bury her... (recognizes someone on the train) Yo!
Man on the train: Hey! How's the wife?
Subway beggar: Oh, she good, she good. She be working too! She working on the 4 line!

--1 Train

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bush admits he's dumb

Well, sort of. He is calling for "smarter government" to combat the financial crisis.

His call will be answered. We will have a government much smarter than his, in, what is it now, 67 days?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Plat du jour--guest submission

Joanne keeps finding them. This one's weird.

Dogs can be transgender, too

From Overheard in the Office:
Client with sick dog: I need to see the veterinarian on duty because my dog isn't feeling well.
Veterinarian receptionist: Is your dog a male or female?
Client with sick dog: She's a male.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gander, meet goose

From the Associated Press (emphasis mine):
If first impressions matter, Obama and his wife displayed one similarity to the super-punctual Bushes, pulling up to the White House's South Portico 11 minutes early. The couples traded warm and easy greetings in the crisp autumn sunshine, with the wives exchanging pleasantries about the fall hues each wore - Mrs. Bush in a brown dress and Mrs. Obama in a red one.

While Obama and Bush, in business suits, proceeded waving and smiling down the White House Colonnade for nearly two hours of private talks, Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Bush had their own agenda...
It's wonderful to see a news story where what the men wore was noted, as well as the women's fashion choices. Kudos to writer Jennifer Levin.

Now I'm waiting for a male writer to do the same.

Happy anniversary--to me

Today is the tenth anniversary of the first time I presented as a woman in public.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Weekly free associations

  1. Coverage :: full

  2. Cynical :: bastards

  3. Gust :: wind

  4. Improvised :: ad libed

  5. V :: W

  6. Guests :: uninvited

  7. Brutal :: Nazis

  8. Grant :: Hugh

  9. Pull :: man

  10. Streaming :: audio
Thanks to Unconscious Mutterings.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Spam of the day

Michelle Obama nude

Central Park today

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