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Urine Trouble

Reports have been circulating in the lamestream media about urine in chlorinated swimming pools creating a toxic combination — cyanogen chloride — that the UN has declared a chemical weapon and which if taken in large quantities over a long period of time can lead to health problems. Here’s the L.A. Times version of [...]

Friday Night “Fight” — Noah Edition

I don’t know about the film version… but this is the acme of pop culture and the Noah story…. What’s a cubit?

Kobe’s Beef

Kobe Bryant is not my favorite athlete. I’m ambivalent on his past rape case — only because the evidence was sketchy and despite his legal team’s (and a local LA sports talk station’s) overly aggressive posture towards the alleged victim (the word “alleged” still has meaning, but I digress). In addition, I’m just not [...]

Key and Peele and Truth

One of my pleasures in 2013 was getting to appreciate the humor of comedy duo Key and Peele on Comedy Central and via YouTube (natch). In Time (remember them) Magazine’s “Ideas Issue” they have an op-ed about humor and political correctness. Here’s a bit

But what we strive for–and what we think more people should [...]

Not Lovin’ It

A couple old enough to be fritz’s slightly older siblings was recently kicked out of a McDonald’s for sitting too long.

The pair were enjoying their regular routine of a mid-afternoon McDonald’s snack they call “scrunch” (between supper and lunch), when they were stopped by an employee cleaning up. Ms. Becker told WTTG Fox 5, [...]

Amicus Humorem

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a bit of P.J. O’ROurke around these parts… Today’s P.J. comes from strange quarters… an amicus (“friend of court”) brief filed by the Cato Institute in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus scheduled for argument next month (and presumably decision this June). The [...]

This Shit Just Got Real.

Here’s the headline from this bracing Politico expose: “Obama’s vacation plans in jeopardy.” I shit you not.

Vladimir Putin has put President Barack Obama’s vacation plans on hold.

Obama is headed to Coral Reef High School in the southern part of Miami, Fla., on Friday for an event about education and the economy that [...]

Not Putin Up With It

Russia Today is a Russian English-language news outlet in the U.S. that is a mouthpiece for the Russian government (similar to Press TV and Iran or the various Chinese “news” channels). Liza Wahl, one of their anchors, quit on air today. Good for her.

Littlest Turbo

It was an eventful 2013 in the Turbo household — the littlest one in particular… the AT&T ad, the YOLO music video, a People Magazine blurb and even a trip to Jamaica for a Samsung gig for Zach… Anyway… he’s in the above “viral video” — a mini-documentary about the Jamaican Bobsled Team. He’s [...]

Jersey Turncoat

I’m not much of a Chris Christie fan. Quite frankly, I would not be surprised either way in this brouhaha over lane closings as political payback. …Gov. Chris Christie was insistent about one thing: He did not know about the tie-ups until they were over.

His critics had doubts but not proof, even as emails [...]