Daily Archives: December 31, 2013

Walt’s already booked a flight

 

Oooh, Master Walt, you come so soon!

Oooh, Master Walt, you come so soon!

McDonald’s waitresses in Taiwan dress in skimpy maid’s uniforms and call (male, presumably) customers “master”. 

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A fool and her daddy’s money are soon parted

This time it's for love!

This time it’s for love!

Bride sues new husband for bilking her out of $750,000 to support and entertain his girlfriend.

A scheming newlywed husband duped his wealthy Manhattan bride into withdrawing $744,000 from her trust fund to pay off his supposed gambling debts to mobsters when in reality he lavished the money on his New Jersey mistress, the scorned wife alleges in a stunning lawsuit against the duo.

“Steven Lalicata was stealing the money to live a double life,” Candice Feinberg, 39, claims in her $10.7 million Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit against her estranged hubby and his lover.

Earlier this month Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Anil Singh refused to let the alleged mistress, Englewood, NJ resident Diana Fernandez, out of the case.

Fernandez, 30, a Bank of America employee who allegedly boasted of Lalicata’s fellatio skills in a text to his wife, according to the suit, had pleaded ignorance about her boyfriend’s scheme to the judge.

But Judge Singh didn’t buy her story, finding that the facts of the case “are clearly sufficient” to show that Fernandez played a role in the elaborate ruse.

The scheme started shortly after Feinberg, a divorced mother, married Lalicata, who had been working at Beach Bum Tanning Salon on the Upper West Side [what could possibly go wrong? – Ed] in March 2011.

Shortly after he said “I do” Lalicata allegedly conspired with a cousin and a friend to concoct “an elaborate scheme to steal large sums of money” from Feinberg.

After Lalicata claimed that the Howard Beach gangsters were threatening to hurt him, his wife dipped into her trust fund to bail him out.

Feinberg is the daughter of retired garment industry executive Herbert Feinberg who is credited with inventing seamless panties.

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Modern Academia and its fruits

Revolucion!

Revolucion!

Toward a Feminist Postcolonial Milk Studies (Actual Title)

The author of this “academic” article is one Greta Gaard, described as:

Greta Claire Gaard (born 1960, Hollywood, California) is an ecofeminist writer, scholar, activist, and documentary filmmaker. Gaard’s academic work in the realms of ecocriticism and ecocomposition is widely cited by scholars in the disciplines of composition and literary criticism. Her theoretical work extending ecofeminist thought into queer theory, vegetarianism, and animal liberation has been influential within women’s studies. A cofounder of the Minnesota Green Party, Gaard documented the transition of the U.S. Green movement into the Green Party of the United States in her book, Ecological Politics. She is currently a professor of English at University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a community faculty member in Women’s Studies at Metropolitan State University, Twin Cities.

Roger Kimball discusses Miss Gaard’s article and its sponsoring organ,  American Studies Association. In brief, he sees the ASA, its demand for the boycott and banning of Israeli scholars, its profoundly anti-American animus and even its giving daylight to this bit of dribble as proof that the days of taxpayer-subsidized higher education are numbered.

God, I hope he’s right. In the meantime, if you’re wondering why that brilliant scholar of yours has a graduate degree and no job prospects, wonder no longer.

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Are labioplasties covered under ObamaCare?

So whaddya WANT I should put in de window?

So whaddya want I should put in de window?

Demand for “designer vaginas” soars.

Paul Banwell, a BAAPS spokesperson and surgeon at his practice Banwell Clinic in East Grinstead, said: ”About half of the patients I see in my practice want the operation for function, due to discomfort and problems with exercise, cycling and riding. The other 50 per cent want it purely for aesthetic reasons and to boost their self-confidence.’

He added: ‘I think these statistics reflect general trends in cosmetic surgery. In particular, they reflect a trend in my own practice. I have seen an even higher increase – one of more than 200 per cent in last 12 months.

Is it possible that there’s been a sudden doubling of women seeking this surgery “for function”, or have women discovered a way to get free cosmetic surgery? Is it possible that you and I will be paying for this next year? Count on it:  to deny them would be gross sexism.

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Quick, call Tom Barnaby!

There goes my holiday

There goes my holiday

Murder in Midsomer.

A mother-of-two has been beaten to death while house-sitting for millionaire friends in their £1.6million mansion in an idyllic seaside village used as the backdrop for ITV’s Midsomer Murders.

The 55-year-old victim, Valerie Graves, died after suffering a serious head injury in the six-bedroom detached property in Bosham, near Chichester, West Sussex.

The divorcee, of nearby Bracklesham Bay, was found dead at 9.50am on Monday after house-sitting with her partner, mother and sister while the owners were on holiday over Christmas.

Police are yet to make an arrest in connection with her death and have not ruled out that she could have been murdered in a botched burglary.

Tom’ll figure out what I already have: the boyfriend did it.

UPDATE, Jan. 2nd: I was close – the police are concentrating on the victim’s ex-boyfriend.

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Banned in Boston

 

Public enemy No. 1

Public enemy No. 1

City bans all smoking in public parks, including cemeteries and Boston Common, immediately. The ban extends to e-cigarettes, because “ordinary, decent citizens just can’t stand the sight of anyone even pretending to smoke a cigarette”, Mayor Thomas Menino told FWIW – “we call it visual/mental pollution, and studies have shown it’s almost as deadly as observing someone sipping from a 20-oz soda cup.”

Boston Council members admitted that the primary purpose of the ban is to discourage smoking. No mention of when the citizens who gave politicians a limited power to make decisions for them extended their grant to include personal health, but “mandatory flossing is next”, Mayor Menino promised. “Have you any idea of the cost to society of tooth decay?”

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Poor timing

"We'll be home for next Christmas...."

“We’ll be home for next Christmas….”

Bloomberg News is out with “Ten Best Cruise Expeditions in The World”, and number one on its list is Antarctica.

Antarctica and the South Shetland Islands

Icebergs and spectacular glaciers, sightings of orca and sperm whales and the opportunity to get close to human-sized penguins and elephant seals are among reasons expedition cruisers are attracted to the stark landscape of the “Great White Continent.” What you won’t find here are many people.

There will be even few people to Bloomberg readers to chat up now that the global warming scientists trapped in ice down there are abandoning ship and preparing to be evacuated by helicopter. “This just proves our theory that Antarctica’s ice is melting”, expedition spokesman Alan Stone told FWIW, “er, somehow – it just depends how you look at it.”

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Surely not

Welcome to the new age

Welcome to the new age

Women beat men for first time in 2013.

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