Friday, October 24, 2014


This blog has passed on. It is no more. It has expired and gone to meet its maker. It’s bereft of life, it rests in peace. It’s pushing up the daisies. It has rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-blog.  

 ---With apologies and all due homage to John Cleese & Graham Chapman

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Paleo v. Palio

A recent report on CBS News suggesting that the dinosaurs were wiped out by a “killer asteroid”, has been challenged by a study released today by the American Sitomania Society (A.S.S.) asserting that what actually accounted for their extinction was an early and disastrous encounter with the now well-known Paleo Diet.
The herbiferous saurians went first, notably the bone-headed dinosaurs (pachysephalosaurs) whose large skull enclosed a very tiny brain, making them easily vulnerable to enticements by wily stone-age Nimrods and antedeluvian GOP operatives.
The feathered ones went next because they tasted like turducken, a gastronomic throwback of cretacious-era origin, recently resurrected by Paula Deen on her hit TV series, "Cooking for the Morbidly Obese", which was, regrettably, cancelled when researchers discovered that her audience was dying off (literally!) faster than it could be replaced with new viewers.
It should be noted here that the Paleo regimen is sometimes confused with the homonymic Palio Diet which is of medieval Siennese provenance and refers to the eighteen unlucky horses that lose the Il Palio races each year, and are then served up to the voracious inhabitants of Sienna as cavallo perdente rustico.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Taking the Long View

File:Lv2022.jpgAs its women’s biathlon relay team was winning the first Olympic gold medal for Ukraine in two decades, and while Kiev’s Independence Square was being reduced to a charred wasteland, Ukraine Olympic Committee honcho Sergey Bubka was pole-vaulting his country into 2022, furthering, at Sochi, it’s bid to bring the Winter Games to Lviv in Eastern Ukraine eight years from now.

Given that the bid was an initiative of the just-deposed Yanukovych government, one must necessarily wonder what the future actually holds for the stressed nation, and whether Lviv in 2022 is simply a bridge too far.