October 31st, 2010
I was bored yesterday afternoon and rather than lay around watching TV I decided to channel my ennui and create a great work of modern art. This I did by opening Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary to page 1850 (put-putty), placing the dictionary on a stump in the backyard, and leaving it there to biodegrade, which biodegradation I will then record photographically. The resulting work, entitled “putrescence,” can be part of your collection for a paltry one million dollars, stump not included. That might seems like a lot now but remember that it will no doubt become much more valuable when I’m dead.
October 30th, 2010
Bill Shannon, a baseball historian, author and an official scorer for the Mets and Yankees died in a house fire in West Caldwell, N.J on October 25. As if his week wasn’t bad enough, Shannon, 69, was later eulogized by his friend, former sportscaster Keith Olbermann.
July 19th, 2009
“If she had lived, Mary Jo Kopechne (d. July 18, 1969) would be 62 years old. Through his tireless work as a legislator, Edward Kennedy would have brought comfort to her in her old age.”
– Charles Pierce, the Boston Globe, speaking truth to power
May 6th, 2009
The actor Dom Deluise, star of such films as Cannonball Run
, Cannonball Run II
, Smokey and the Bandit II
, and Spaceballs
died May 4th in a Los Angeles hospital. He will be missed.