Monday, June 25, 2007

Tim Hortons

If Wendy's bought Tim Hortons, why are they not available throughout the United States? Why should people pay $5 for a cup of coffee at Starbucks that isn't as good as Tim Hortons for $1.25? What happened to the apostrophe in Starbucks and Tim Hortons and why does Wendy's still have one? And what's with the donut shops in the South that only stay open in the morning and close around 1pm?

This Pride Is Not For Lions

In Toronto they have Pride Week with a Gay Pride Parade.

In Brooklyn, it's Puerto Rican Pride Day.
Where can I get a car like that? I learned how to drive on a similar car, except it wasn't a rag top and it didn't have fender skirts. It belonged to my uncle...who lived near Toronto.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Poor Losers

Those who can afford it the least, pay the most.

How the poor get dinged at every turn

During the 1980s, 13% of Americans age 40 to 50 spent at least one year below the poverty line; by the 1990s, 36% did.

Since 2000, the number of Americans living below the poverty line at any one time has steadily risen. Now 13% of all Americans—37 million—are officially poor.

Among households worth less than $13,500, their average net worth in 2001 was $0. By 2004, it was down to –$1,400.

Bush’s tax cuts (extended until 2010) save those earning between $20,000 and $30,000 an average of $10 a year, while those earning $1 million are saved $42,700.

In 2002, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) compared those who point out statistics such as the one above to Adolf Hitler.

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Friday, June 22, 2007

Welcome Back

Oooh ooooohhh, Mr. Kotter!! I'm so confused. Is that Lafayette or New Utrecht? It must be New Utrecht because I don't see any hoods hanging out under the El.

And now, excuse me while I run in to one of the shops on 86th Street and pick up some eel, squid, pig's feet and stinky cheese.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

The Main Front on the War on Terror

"The army that will defeat terrorism doesn't wear uniforms, or drive Humvees, or calls in air-strikes. It doesn't have a high command, or high security, or a high budget. The army that can defeat terrorism does battle quietly, clearing minefields and vaccinating children. It undermines military dictatorships and military lobbyists. It subverts sweatshops and special interests.Where people feel powerless, it helps them organize for change, and where people are powerful, it reminds them of their responsibility."
~~~~ Author Unknown ~~~~

Thursday, June 14, 2007

...And, It's Mild!

A great example of the descriptive, image provoking advertising of the day

Friday, June 08, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Success the Old Fashioned Way

She earned it.

I wonder if I can divorce my wife and marry her? I've certainly earned it. Maybe I can have two wives.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

The Onion Predicted the Future

Written on January 17, 2001, this great piece of satire turned out to be very accurate. Is it still satire if it's true?
Bush: Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over

The Onion

Bush: 'Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over'

WASHINGTON, DC-Mere days from his inauguration, president-elect Bush vowed to undo the damage not done by the Clinton Administration.