Frontier Former Editor

September 20, 2007

Two-armed bandit (or privateer if you’re English . . . .)

The stuff you miss out on unless you’re standing in a super Wal-mart at 9 p.m. on a weeknight . . . .

 This juicy bit of historical revisionism comes from about 360 miles due east of my chair, in the burg of Newport News, Va., named in part after Captain Christopher Newport, the skipper of the seagoing part of the first Virginia Company expedition to what became Jamestown.

 Confused? Bored? Hold on because it starts to get funny shortly.

Christopher Newport University (named after guess who? No, not Burton Cummings . . .) recently dedicated a 24-foot statue of Captain Newport at the university’s main entrance.

Now for the funny part . . . .


In our continuing, spotty coverage of Election ’08 . . .

Filed under: Election '08, humor, invertebrates, national health care, politics, Rudy Giuliani — Frontier Former Editor @ 11:14 am

The best argument I’ve yet seen for a national health care system in the United States:

“Giuliani in NHS blast

By Emily Cook 20/09/2007

US presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani blasted the NHS yesterday on a visit to London.

The former mayor of New York said: “I had prostate cancer seven years ago. My chance of survival in the US is 82 per cent; my chance of survival if I was here in England is below 50 per cent.”

The bounding main (or if you’re a tenor, the high C’s) . . .

Filed under: Ken Annakin must die, piracy, pirates — Frontier Former Editor @ 12:22 am

My pirate name is:

Iron Tom Flint

A pirate’s life isn’t easy; it takes a tough person. That’s okay with you, though, since you a tough person. Like the rock flint, you’re hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you’re easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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I boarded azahar’s galleon and commandeered this, arrrrrgghh!

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