Frontier Former Editor

April 3, 2008

Snack food

Filed under: dead celebrity sweepstakes, ersatz food, humor, old times, wits — Tags: , — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:25 pm


 Sometimes you just have to make a Quentin Crisp joke as a matter of principle . . . or boredom. I blame Raincoaster for starting the mummified fairy remains movement.

I’m sure Quentin would have approved, or at least told a story about it at dinner.

July 1, 2007

Selective nostalgia

I particularly relish this piece because my independent study course as a history major covered Chamberlain’s actions in 1938-40 . . . .

Why Winston Wouldn’t Stand For W
George W. Bush always wanted to be like a wartime British prime ministers. He is. But it’s not the one he had in mind.

By Lynne Olson
Sunday, July 1, 2007; B01

President Bush‘s favorite role model is, famously, Jesus, but Winston Churchill is close behind. The president admires the wartime British prime minister so much that he keeps what he calls “a stern-looking bust” of Churchill in the Oval Office. “He watches my every move,” Bush jokes. These days, Churchill would probably not care for much of what he sees . . .

May 4, 2007

I finally live up to the sobriquet ‘smartass’ . . .

Filed under: IQ, survey says!, wits — Frontier Former Editor @ 1:06 am

Smug self confidence beats high self-esteem any day of the week – 25 out of 25, and I didn’t surf for any answers.

 Now I’ll go back to being a slovenly, middle-aged white man who’s actually a semi-octoroon  . . . .

(thanks to Envelope Filter via Raincoaster)

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