Monday, May 12, 2008

Colonel Sanders for Mayor?

At the junction of First Avenue and Washington, the billboard above the El Cuervo restaurant has been artistically modified to show a Kentucky fried aspect to the San Diego mayor who is running for re-election.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The North-South divide

It was Scotland/Wales Rugby International weekend in Edinburgh and, as the crowds made their way down Princess Street towards Murrayfield, a rottweiler suddenly lunged towards an 8-year-old Scottish lass, with its jaws wide open ready to attack.

The crowd nearby gasped in horror but, quick as a flash, a man jumped out of the crowd, grabbed the dog by the throat and throttled it.

As the dead dog lay there, and the crowd cheered in admiration, a journalist from the Glasgow Herald, who had witnessed the heroic deed, went up to the man and said, “That was brilliant, I can see the headline now. ‘Heroic Scottish Rugby Fan Saves Fellow Scot From Mauling.’

The man replied, “I’m sorry, but I am not Scottish”

The reporter said, “That’s OK. The headline will be, ‘Welsh Rugby Fan Saves Young Girl From Certain Death.’“

The man replied, “No you’ve got it wrong. I’m not here for the rugby!”

“Don’t worry” said the journalist, “I can see the headline now.” “Welshman Saves Girl From Jaws Of Rottweiler”

The man replied, “No you’re wrong again. I’m not Welsh. I’m from London.”

The journalist said, “Don’t worry, I can see the headline now” “English Bastard Strangles Family Pet”

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Send money to Burma

Help survivors of the cyclone in Burma. Make a donation to Episcopal Relief and Development’s “Emergency Relief Fund” online at or phone 1-800-334-7626, ext. 5129.

Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief and Development “Emergency Relief Fund,” P.O. Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.