Dean Cardno: You write . . . ‘I can report that not only will President Clinton not resign – Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.’ Hmmm…. So, just to make sure I understand this correctly, one has not inhaled, and the other has not exhaled.’
This is my last column […]
John T (12/24): ‘You should read this link [to a 1998 web page dubbing President Clinton a sociopath and calling on him to resign].’
☞ It’s not clear why this strikes John as must-reading three years later, on Christmas eve. But let’s assume the linked screed was a fair assessment (I don’t think it was, […]
Barry Bottger: ‘You’re paying $2.59 a can?? Andy, Andy, Andy. I caught it on sale at my local Winco for $1.38. Had to stock up at that price.’
Joe Rident: ‘In your last column, you compared your more-gift-booze-than-you-bought party to nuclear fusion or a perpetual motion machine. But shouldn’t Andrew Tobias have compared it […]
For centuries, people have been trying to produce the perpetual motion machine, or the nuclear fusion process that will produce more fuel than it consumes.
Well, last night Charles and I pulled off the holiday equivalent. We had a small throng over (small because we sort of forgot to invite anyone, and only our most […]
I can’t claim to be on Sandra & John O’Connor’s Christmas list – that’s Sandra as in Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – but I have friends who are, and this year’s missive, a legal-sized color-photocopied ‘Annual Report 2001,’ is simple, folksy, and to the point.
‘We were beginning to take life easy,’ runs the first […]
‘I’ll take the floor covering,’ writes Jack (who asks that his last name not be used). ‘You write: ‘But relatively few folks are delivering mail, trimming hedges, or clerking at Home Depot one decade, piloting their own jet the next. And relatively few doctors’ daughters become hotel maids – at least not for more […]
Chuck Smith writes that he’s on a ‘Christian Quotation of the Day’ mailing list and found this recent quotation ‘somewhat apropos to your December 7 column’ about the rich getting richer. I would never go so far as the Bishop of Milan – wealth need not necessarily stand for human misery at all! But […]
Look what just seems to have come into a few bookstores. (Hint: of the two versions Barnes & Noble is selling, I would go with the one from 2001, not the one from 1998.) According to their website, books ordered by December 18 – today – will arrive before Christmas.
Steve Gilbert: ‘What’s this compulsive ‘fork‘ behavior all about? You wash forks every time you use them? I don’t think that a REAL GUY would be so picky. I mean, if you’re already eating something that might kill you, why worry about the next guy who’s going to use the fork? I’d at least […]
Rob Schoen: ‘You are entitled to think whatever you choose to think, though I may find it wrong-headed and duplicitous. Today’s column was the first in my recollection, however, where you essentially called your critics stupid, or at least not as capable of reasoned thought as you. That’s a slippery slope and I hope […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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