Meet Me In St. Louis

Meet Me In St. Louis

Barack Obama meets over 100,000 of his close, personal friends under the gateway arch in St. Louis, Missouri. The candidate was, himself, clearly impressed by the sheer mass of the crowd: “All I can say is… wow.” This is Obama’s largest crowd...

Joe the Speed-Bump

“Do you believe in the American Dream?” That’s what Sam “Joe” Wurzelbacher — Joe the Plumber, to his legion of fans — asked Barack Obama on the campaign trail in Ohio. The story goes that Joe, an uncommitted voter, quizzed...

Sweet Potato Pie

I like pie. I do. I like pie as much as the next guy. Probably more. Matter of fact, my birthday cake today was not cake at all. It was pie. Pumpkin pie. It’s the season, after all. On a scale of one to, well… pi1, I think I like pumpkin the best. Much as...

Scripta Est Fabula, Plaudite

As someone who *also* translated Ceaser’s Battle for Gaul1 in high school2 I’m rather smitten with Maureen Dowd’s Lipstick-on-a-Pig-Latin send-up — The Battle of Gall — in Saturday’s NYTimes. A sampler: Cum Quirites Americani ad...

We Will Party No More, Forever

You’ve surely heard the story by now: freshly flush with billions of taxpayer dollars1 AIG big shots treated themselves to a little executive-class R & R — a soiree, I presume, to take their minds off their troubles — and ran up a tab of more...

It’s All Over But the Voting

If you watched the “town-hall” version of the presidential debates last night, you saw the next President of the United States, and a tired old man trying gamely to keep up with him. While there was nothing especially new introduced into the contest...

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