Frontier Former Editor

April 8, 2006

Sounds like a job for the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch . . .

Filed under: domestic livestock, fast food, Is he tall enough to reach the table?, Monty Python, rabbits — Frontier Former Editor @ 5:49 pm

Nothing like a rabbit that can hold its own. Looks like something out of “Watership Down.” Maybe this is the real reason that Dubya wanted to develop nuclear bunker penetrators. What a great concept for a Bugs Bunny cartoon . . . . .

German rabbit breeder Karl Szmolinsky presents his giant male breeding rabbit ‘Robert'(April 7, 2006) from

Bigs bunny: monster rabbit devours English veggie plots (April 8, 2006) from

LONDON (AFP) – In a tale reminiscent of the last Wallace and Gromit movie, furious villagers in northeast England have hired armed guards to protect their beloved communal vegetable gardens from a suspected monster rabbit.

In the journalism world, this is the equivalent of a capital crime . . .

Filed under: dumbasses, journalism, scumbags — Frontier Former Editor @ 7:55 am

I ran across this Friday. While it was pretty damned galling and unspeakable, it’s hard for me, in my line of work, to say it’s impossible.

The billionaire, the Post and the $220G shakedown – Page Six writer wanted $$$ to stop inaccurate coverage (April 7, 2006) from

A New York Post Page Six staffer solicited $220,000 from a high-profile billionaire in return for a year’s “protection” against inaccurate and unflattering items about him in the gossip page, the Daily News has learned.

In two 90-minute meetings, characterized by a shocking breach of ethics, Jared Paul Stern, a fixture on the city’s gossip scene who also edited Page Six The Magazine, asked for a series of payments from Ron Burkle, the managing partner of Yucaipa Cos., a conglomerate with interests in supermarkets, celebrity clothing lines, and media.

No, I don’t condone it. There’s zero excuse or reason for it. In fact, if I’d been in the position of having to deal with it, I’d have been pretty brutal in my actions.

I’m thankful that I’ve never personally been in proximity to such behavior, and I’d rather gut myself than even think of engaging in anything with the faintest whiff of such a stench.

While there will be plenty of people ready to cite this as another example of the rot in the “mainstream media,” I’d reply that it shows why the rest of us keep doing it cleaner and better and ethically.

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