Daily Archives: November 4, 2014

Hollywood rebuffed

140113-Grimes-Hollywood-Postcard-rpkThose stupid, stupid voters! McDonnell reelected, despite what they were told to do by Jeffrey Katzenberg and his pals.

Despite big financing and support from the DreamWorks Animation chief, Alison Lundergan Grimes has lost her bid to defeat the GOP leader in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. “There is no more important election being held next year in this country,” Jeffrey Katzenberg wrote last September in an invite to a LA fundraiser for Grimes. “Alison is the antidote to McConnell and all he represents. She can win, and she will win if she gets the support she needs,” the DWA CEO optimistically added.

The biggest bundler for President Barack Obama’s campaigns and likely to be the same for a Hillary Clinton White House run in 2016, Katzenberg had made dethroning the longtime Kentucky incumbent his top priority this election. As well as giving big bucks to anti-McConnell PACs and raising millions in LA and NYC fundraisers, Katzenberg personally donated the maximum contribution of $5,200 to Grimes’ campaign. Other A-listers including Harvey Weinstein, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Leonardo DiCaprio, J.J. Abrams, Eddie Murphy and James Cameron also gave that much.


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Oh dear, this isn’t going to help his legal career

He can always be a Realtor™

He can always be a Realtor™

Greenwich man tries to eat his breathalyzer test results.

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — A man who was pulled over and suspected of drunken driving tried to eat his breathalyzer paperwork, state police said.

Kenneth Desormes, 40, of Greenwich, Connecticut, was pulled over around 5:30 a.m. Sunday after police observed him speeding on Interstate 95 in Westchester County, troopers said.

An officer arrested him after suspecting he had been drinking. The officer brought Desormes to the state police barracks, where he was given a breathalyzer test.

While the results were printing, Desormes grabbed the paperwork and tried to eat it, police said. The results said Desormes had a blood alcohol content of 0.13 percent., police said.

Desormes was charged with the misdemeanors driving while intoxicated, second-degree obstructing governmental administration and third-degree criminal tampering.

I notice in the blog “Above the Law” that there is/was a Connecticut resident named Kenneth Desormes who in 2010 tried to discharge his student loans incurred at Charlotte School of Law based on claims – no doubt meritorious; the school has a bar  exam pass rate of 57% – of fraud and deceit. No word how he did, but if it’s the same guy, then, as I said, this is just more bad luck.

Actually, the law suit is sort of sad – a guy tries to improve his life by going to school, and gets trapped into non-discharganle debt, and no career. That said, on with the irony!  Here, taken from that suit, are some of his”Requests to Admit” directed at the defendant:

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Okay, quick: what is the International Paruresis Association?

You know I can't go if somebody's looking.

You know I can’t go if somebody’s looking.

Until just now, I’d blessedly never heard of the affliction or the group determined to add it to our victimology lexicon.

Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a “painfully awkward” actor Rob Lowe says that he can’t urinate in public.

Part of a campaign to encourage people to switch from cable, the ad features two Lowes: a handsome one in a slick suit who claims to be a DirecTV customer, and a goofy-looking Lowe wearing a fanny pack with his hair parted in the middle. “Painfully awkward” Lowe is a cable customer.

“Fact: I can’t go with other people in the room,” said awkward Lowe, standing at a urinal.

The ad is in poor taste and ridicules a serious problem, said Steve Soifer, CEO of the International Paruresis Association [what do you wanna bet he’s a Harvard grad?] , which estimates that some 7 percent of Americans have some form of “shy bladder syndrome.”

“We don’t mind if people have a little fun with it,” said Soifer, a social work professor at the University of Memphis. “It’s a situation that a lot of people don’t understand. In this particular case, the portrayal is making it look ridiculous, that this guy is a loser for having a problem.”

“What if he didn’t have a leg or an arm?” he said. “Are you going to make fun of them?”

Fortunately for civilization, Direct TV has told the association members to “go piss up a rope”.


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Because without the imprimatur of the dean’s authority, they didn’t know what to do

Cover, Official Harvard Party Manual and Instruction Book

Cover, Official Harvard Party Manual and Instruction Book

Harvard Club scandalized and panicked by naked woman in the drawing room.

Elite [sic] members of the venerable Harvard Club of New York were spooked when curvaceous burlesque star Dirty Martini posed naked on a chaise lounge at their Halloween party — violating the club’s strict no-nudity rule.

The international burlesque sensation reclined provocatively on a couch, seductively sipping a cocktail, as artist Skye Ferrante created a sculpture of her famous curves in wire before guests Friday at the HCNY Foundation’s Halloween Masquerade Ball.

[Miss] Dirty said, “You’d think a high-class place like the Harvard Club would be used to nude modeling. Most people were polite, but even international burlesque sensations have trouble with nudity from time to time. They made me cover up with a dime-store vampire cape. Even with a degree from Harvard, it’s odd that they are not used to seeing a naked woman. It is about innocence and beauty rather than something tawdry.”

This from a school that has to teach its students how to find their ass with both hands, so Miss Martini’s surmise is correct: the little darlings have never seen a naked woman.

As part of its annual Sex Week, “a week of programming that is interdisciplinary, thought-provoking, scholastic, innovative and applicable to student experiences in order to promote a holistic understanding of sex and sexuality,” a student-run group at the school will be hosting classes that contrast quite sharply with the comparably run-of-the-mill offerings a Harvard education typically involves.

Starting this Monday, Sex Week attendees can sit-in on events that range from a sexual health career panel on Tuesday evening, to a class offered that afternoon called “What What in the Butt: Anal Sex 101.”

“Come learn everything about anal sex from the experts of Good Vibrations, a sex-positive store located right in Brookline!” reads the course description posted on the official Harvard Sex Week website. “They will dispel myths about anal sex and give you insight into why people do it and how to do it well.”

According to the website, topics that will be covered during the class include anal anatomy and the potential for pleasure for all genders; how to talk about it with a partner; basic preparation and hygiene; lubes, anal toys, and safer sex; anal penetration for beginners, and much more!

“Learn the facts about this exciting yet often misunderstood form of pleasure, find out the common mistakes people make, and get all your questions answered!” continues the course description.

(Upon reflection, it occurs to me that for those Harvard men intending to work in finance, this could prove to be the most useful course they’ll take in their college career, which they’ll discover in Danbury. That, and a graduation gift of EZ-Glide.)


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We’ll see if this bothers New Hampshire voters

When you can embarrass even Joe Biden ....

When you can embarrass even Joe Biden ….

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, who’s up for reelection today, conspired with Lois Lerner to target political enemies.

Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election, according to letters exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.

…. Shaheen got the inside info from the IRS, making it clear she was the point person in a group composed of six close Democratic colleagues including Chuck Schumer and Al Franken, who joined with Shaheen in quietly writing a letter to then-IRS commissioner Doug Shulman expressing their concern about new nonprofit groups engaging in political activity in 2012.

The Democratic senators’ publicly available March 9, 2012 letter asked the IRS to “immediately change the administrative framework for enforcement of the tax code as it applies to groups designated as ‘social welfare’ organizations” by introducing a new “bright line test” for how much a tax-exempt group can invest in political activity and by setting a new rule that at least 51 percent of a group’s activity must non-political. The senators called for more elaborate disclosures about finances and “undertakings” in groups’ form 990 submissions and sought new rules about how much donors could write off as business expenses.

The Massholes who’ve swarmed across New Hampshire’s southern border will no doubt applaud Shaheen’s efforts to shut down conservatives, but others in the Granite State may object to the use of the IRS to punish dissidents. Tune in at 8.


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Cos Cob sale

48 Loughlin Avenue

46 Loughlin Avenue

48 46 Laughlin Avenue, $1.675, full price, 32 days. Zillow and Realtor.com describe it as built in 2011 but it was actually finished in 2007, put up for sale at $1.850 that year, without success, and brought back on the market in 2009 at $1.925, eventually selling to these owners in 2010 for $1.480 million.

Listing claims 3,000+ feet, but that includes 1,000 feet of finished dungeon.

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Pot heads discover the Laffer curve

Don't tax my brain, dude

Don’t tax my brain, dude

Federal tax rates of 80-90% are wiping out pot stores.

Under this tax code the federal government stands to make more money from the sale of marijuana than those legally selling it. And that could be enough to shut down many shops

“It’s almost like they want us to fail,” said Mitch Woolhiser, while walking through his store called Northern Lights Cannabis Co. in Edgewater, Colo. “Everything I do is aimed at keeping us in business because if I don’t, then (the feds) win. And I’m not going to let them win.”

Woolhiser believes the federal government is actively seeking to undermine his business.

Hahahahahah – welcome to the Tea Party.


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