Month: February 2023
Doubt Not That it Snoweth in California …
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Shark Hors d’Oeuvres?
I’ll be the first to admit that I have enjoyed noshing on foie gras on rare occasions in my life, but THESE TWO South African killer whales are getting way out of hand. Jurassic Park-type specialists need to engineer and clone the Megalodon species and then drop a few of them in the waters down there. See how the Orcas like that! Yep. (On … Read More Shark Hors d’Oeuvres?
Let the Monuments Draw You In … and the Food Keep You Dazzled: Conde Nast “Eats Across Egypt”
Conde Nast is still worth the price of publication, folks. Yes, even in this market that finds print magazines struggling to stay alive and forced to raise their prices to sometimes eye-bleeding levels, they deliver superior content. Beautiful monthlies like Conde Nast continue to rule the roost and remain stalwart beacons for the exotically inclined traveler. The free material they provide online perusers only … Read More Let the Monuments Draw You In … and the Food Keep You Dazzled: Conde Nast “Eats Across Egypt”
Make that Bad-Ass Manicure Go Viral, Lady
I’m more mesmerized by her bedazzled fingernail than I am by the fossilized shark’s tooth. People really pay for that kind of detail-work, much less “sit through it” while it’s being done? As a pleasurable activity? By the time a manicurist gets to the tenth finger (or toenail), the client has a good chance of becoming fossilized herself. Ah, well, to each his/her/its own. … Read More Make that Bad-Ass Manicure Go Viral, Lady
One (Even a Shark) Must First “Go Way” in Order to “Come Back”
A number of news outlets (mostly crap British tabloids) have been touting the “new sensation” stirred in the past couple of weeks by footage of the 17–20-ish ft. long shark known as “Deep Blue.” The admittedly gargantuan beastie was filmed in the waters off now-banned-to-shark-tourism Guadalupe Island in Mexico. Well, the footage remains impressive and, moreover, it has … remained. The material was first … Read More One (Even a Shark) Must First “Go Way” in Order to “Come Back”
Did This MeMaw Have a Death Wish?
Tragic! One attains the ripe—and evidently still quite mobile—age of 85, enjoying a retirement existence in sunny Florida, able to relish the peacefulness of a stroll with your little dog … near a murky pond … and then … MEMAW IS ON THE MENU! Alligators existing in retention ponds and canals and even intracoastal waterways have been idle yet ominous parts of the wildlife … Read More Did This MeMaw Have a Death Wish?
One Cannot Say Enough Wretched Things About Airports
I feel the need to underscore this point, particularly now, because Vortices of Doom begin at airports, I believe, and Cyclones of Cataclysm end with them. Writing a blog SUCKS when you’ve been doing it for years just to keep a fucking algorithm “alive” on the goddamned internet and your “name” popping-up regularly on the buggery goat-sodomized Google. It’s a waste of brain cells. … Read More One Cannot Say Enough Wretched Things About Airports
Just Bring On the Asteroid, Already
Apparently, several hundred “books” written entirely by some chatty Chinese Artificial Intelligence computer program are currently listed as being for sale to consumers on Amazon. Figures. Forget talent, craft, personal ingenuity, originality, the quest for ideas, and the effort required to develop objective skills and master innate talents. Dimwit fuckwads incapable of proper ass-wiping are now able to plug a few “keywords” into an … Read More Just Bring On the Asteroid, Already
From Datil Peppers to Boliche, St. Augustine Easily Rivals New Orleans as a Foodie Mecca
And I’m just the dude who can prove it. But I don’t need to. THIS LITTLE ARTICLE does a reasonable job singing the culinary praises of America’s Oldest City. Full disclosure: I lived in St. Augustine for ten years and saw the enigmatic coastal gem evolve from charming, folksy tourist-trap by-the-sea into bona fide, world-class destination. Part of that progression was simply due to … Read More From Datil Peppers to Boliche, St. Augustine Easily Rivals New Orleans as a Foodie Mecca
How About a Hot Dog-Eating Contest in the Sistine Chapel?
Not the best analogy, but popular concerts held in the precincts of Hatshepsut’s funerary temple in Luxor, Egypt, are a troubling idea. Decades of restoration and excavation efforts aside, 3,000 people gathered in the shadow of such a wondrous ancient monument represent crowd control problems and preservation issues. The questions regarding dignity and fittingness are evident. Apparently, many Egyptians aren’t THRILLED by the idea, … Read More How About a Hot Dog-Eating Contest in the Sistine Chapel?
Great, White, Hale, Hardy, And Sharky
Scientists have long touted the amazing metabolical constitutions of some of the world’s larger shark species and their noteworthy resistance to diseases that afflict all manner of other sea creatures. (Many sharks, for example, seem to possess natural immunities to the genetic cellular mutations that cause cancer—a quality viewed as potentially promising in the ongoing study of cancer prevention among human beings.) Another, lesser-known … Read More Great, White, Hale, Hardy, And Sharky
No Worries, Good Spirits
On hiatus due to a family crisis and will be in fine fettle again soon. ______