Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

Worker at Catholic school accused of 104 acts of sodomy.

Nothing so unusual about that, I suppose, except for the precise count of the dirty deed, but I was amused that the NY Post observed nad remarked on “the bizarre sight of the defendant carrying ‘The Collected Works of Lewis Carroll’ into court. Lawyers usually advice their clients how to dress for their big day – it seems a little literary advice could be helpful, too.

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I like it

Newport Beach votes to ban leafblowers. Years ago I learned that Stamford’s Noise Cancellation company had developed the technology to muffle these things down to a tolerable level but they figured they’s have to sell them for $350 at a time when blowers were selling for $100. Faced with business extinction, maybe landscapers would be more willing to trade up.

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New home sales kept dropping in February

Well February was a crummy month for weather. It’s my impression that here in Greenwich as the weather improved (you wouldn’t know that today) sales picked up. I’ll check the stats tomorrow.

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Yeah, there’s an app for that

iPhone app alerts drivers to drunk  driving roadblocks. From a societal perspective this probably not such a good idea, but if they block this one, then cellphone and seatbelt checks are next, followed by adults smoking in cars with children, etc.

UPDATE: Apparently Apple disagrees with my position. It just banned a”cure your homosexuality”app.

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Even I can side with the NIMBYS on this one

Neighbors fight Saudi’s plan to build an 80,000 square foot complex on five acres. My grandfather’s director and friend, King Vidor’s original house would be razed.

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