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The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

I find the whole concept of “birds as pets” disgusting. Ditto feeding birds out of your hand. Feed the birds? Tuppance, schmuppance. This dislike of close-up birds stems from my high school job at Lititz’s General Sutter Inn. I name names only because the Inn now has new owners, so everything I’m about to relay […]

Bizarre Cooperstown Moment

Bizarre Cooperstown Moment

Someone turned an ugly portrait of the pope into a jigsaw puzzle and then displayed it next to a decorative, flashing-light moose plaque. This shocking exhibit is but a few steps away from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, an institution that embodies the national pastime and moral fabric of our great nation.

Jim Thome visits the soulless office park

Jim Thome visits the soulless office park

I guess Jim Thome got bored on the disabled list, because today he paid a visit to the soulless office park.

Seeking Lititzonians

Seeking Lititzonians

Frankly, I am shocked that no enterprising weblogger has taken on the project of documenting the life and times of Lititz, Pennsylvania. I’d do it myself, but I’m only there a few times a year. My current Lititz goal is to track down “shoe man,” a former state trooper who sits in his front yard […]

The Dessert

The Dessert

I just ate the last kosher, low-cal, low-carb vanilla Passover meringue. There’s really nothing else to write, so I’ll leave you with some eye candy. Eye candy #1 is a picture of Pat Burrell’s backside. Eye candy #2 is The Dessert, last week’s main culinary accomplishment. The Dessert has many layers: A crust made of […]

You too can be anime

You too can be anime

After reading the latest Wired Japanese schoolgirl watch, I am thankful not to be a Japanese schoolgirl. The pressure to have the latest Hello Kitty gadget! The endless quest for cuteness! The constant buzzing, ringing, and beeping of electronic devices! How do they do it? Japanese schoolgirls are now wearing spooky black contact lenses for […]