Public Safety

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“The church is a sort of hospital for men’s souls and as full of quackery as the hospital for their bodies.” ~Henry David Thoreau, “Walden,” published this day in 1854 ***

Rick Perry, Bang Bang

Rick Perry’s brain said yesterday that the recent movie theater massacre pretty much proves that “no gun zones” are a dangerous thing. We wish the victims of the 204 mass shootings (so far this year) could hear that. Heck, for that matter, all the 7,248 people killed by guns since January. And maybe even the … Continue reading

A Movie Mogul’s Regret

“It’s our fault. We should have given him better parts.” ~Studio chief Jack Warner, on Ronald Reagan’s transition to politics. ***


Prediction: Expect all Hell to break loose today as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month coincides with National Etiquette Week. ***

Stayin’ Alive

  Urban Camouflage, Milwaukee, 2015 Sometimes a picture is worth 1,000 words. Or at least a WTF. (h/t Hannah Sorkin)   ***  

Is the New AP Test Really Too Liberal?

So much talk lately about who or what is patriotic. Mostly because “America’s Mayor” Rudy Giuliani had the nerve this week to say Barack Obama lacked love for America in general and for Giuliani in particular. (As “creepy vs. offensive” stand-offs go, we’re declaring this one a draw.) Giuliani’s statement was at an event run … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Alabama’s School Safety Plan?

It wasn’t that long ago that we brought you the shocker story from Alabama that school officials there put a 5-year-old girl on suicide and homicide watch after she pointed her crayon at another student and made a small gun noise. Alabama schools want you to be sure that your kids are safe! But it’s … Continue reading

The Holiday Hazard

“What I don’t like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.” ~Phyllis Diller

Christmas with the Conservatives

We looked into our Magic 8 Ball and asked what swell gifts we’re going to miss out on this Christmas — since we don’t have any conservative friends who will give us any. Here’s what we saw. ***

Can You Pass This Grand Jury Screening Test?

You may have seen our favorite (if not-so-shocking) headline this week: 100 Brains Missing in Texas! Those brains have apparently since been accounted for. We doubt, however, that anyone found them on a grand jury. Not if that grand jury was deciding the fate of any white police officer who killed an unarmed black man. … Continue reading

Are You More Homicidal Than This Alabama 5 Year Old?

“Mommy? Daddy? What is homicide?” This week, school officials in Alabama put a 5-year-old girl on a suicide and homicide watch after she pointed a crayon at a kindergarten classmate and said “pew! pew!” Yes, this is real. The 5-year-old, identified only as Elizabeth, is said to have drawn a picture resembling a gun before … Continue reading

VIDEO: Make Your Own Canned Whipped Cream

DO IT AT HOME AMERICA: Make Your Own Canned Whipped Cream! Welcome to Season #16 of Lester & Charlie’s endlessly instructive series that makes Heloise look like an amateur! In this installment, learn how to make your own canned whipped cream out of common household items in less than a minute. And have a dessert ready … Continue reading