Daily Archives: January 27, 2016

Ah, the once-mighty Danes


They still breed Viking warriors, but the authorities have emasculated them

Girl fights off rapist with pepper spray so she’s arrested and fined.

The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg on Wednesday at around 10pm by a dark-skinned English-speaking man. She said the man knocked her to the ground and then unbuttoned her pants and attempted to undress her.
The girl was able to save herself from further assault by using pepper spray on the attacker, but now she may be the one who ends up in legal trouble.
“It is illegal to possess and use pepper spray, so she will likely be charged for that,” local police spokesman Knud Kirsten told TV Syd.
Possession of illegal pepper spray and being rude to a helpless refugee.


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A reader chastised another earlier today for stating the obvious fact that price affects salability, but ….

131 Old Mill Road

131 Old Mill Road

131 Old Mill Road, 14 acres and an obsolete house, has cut its price to $5.995 million, after starting at $12 million in 2012.


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By golly, they’ve stolen Walt’s best joke!



January 27, 2016 · 2:21 pm

Nothing in his life became him like the leaving of it

(Headline changed after I remembered that Shakespeare said it better, 400 years ago)

off cliff

Hang on, I’m coming!

Pantless driver Clifford Ray Jones dies in crash as he masturbates at high speed.

A Detroit man was killed when he was ejected through the sunroof of his car while driving along the highway with his pants down and masturbating to porn being shown on his cellphone.

Clifford Ray Jones, 58, was killed instantly when his car rolled over in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is believed that Jones lost control of the car because he was distracted

That sounds plausible.


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A contract, but for the rental or the sale?

27 cobb Island

The new agent hasn’t been able to figure out how to post a picture of the place since she got the listing four weeks ago, but here’s an old one.

Can’t tell, because 27 Cobb Island Drive, Cos Cob, is listed as both, but it has a contract. Sold for $3.1 million in 2000, tried $$4.199 back in 2013 and, three years later, dropped all the way back down to $3.1. Probably still too much, but heck.


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Here’s a good house in Old Greenwich


39 Midbrook

39 Midbrook Lane, 2013 post and beam construction, is now priced at $2.1 million. It was probably never worth the $3.299 it was asking last spring, but buyers in that range have expectations and demands different from those in the high $1s – at this price, I think it’s an excellent buy.

Your tastes may differ, of course, but I like the area, and I like the open interior. Check it out, (preferably with me!)



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This is why the GMLS’s “average days on market” statistic is useless

636 lake

636 Lake Avenue – at long last love

636 Lake Avenue has sold, for $7.350 million, after just “274 DOM”. In fact, it’s been exposed to the market for 1,989 days, and started off at $18.5 million in 2010. The “ask-to-sell ratio” is just as deceptive, since that number is calculated from the last, rather than the original asking price.


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If they can’t eat it, beat them with a PC stick



Lizard rescued from an elementary school salad now safely ensconced in science lab, and the purveyor of said salad, with lizard, praises his operation’s “organic” policies for the extra bit of protein .

The [salad] had been bought from Whole Earth Center, a natural foods store in Princeton. Mike Atkinson, the store’s produce manager, said the greens are cleaned as they’re stocked and that the lizard must’ve been tucked away in a leaf.

He said he doesn’t think the lizard would have made it in conventional, non-organic box.

“It might normally surprise or freak out conventional shoppers, but the majority of organic shoppers realize that produce is grown on a farm and there’s lots of bugs and animals that live on a farm too,” Atkinson said.

If stories like these keep surfacing, The Onion’s going to shut down because it’s superfluous.

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Sadly, this is not a news item from the Onion


They wouldn’t like this Martin Luther, either, if they’d ever heard about him

University of Oregon debates removing MLK “Character quote” from his statue because it’s not inclusive enough.

Student leaders at the University of Oregon debated removing a quote from Martin Luther King Jr. from its student center, arguing that the quote was not inclusive enough for modern understandings of diversity.

Oregon’s Erb Memorial Union, which is currently under renovation, had the following famous King quote on the wall: “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”

But as renovation continues, the Oregon Student Union seriously considered replacing that quote. “The quote is not going to change,” reports student paper Oregon Daily Emerald, “but that decision was not made without some hard thought by the Student Union Board.”

The friggin’ racist is obviously guilty of violating the university’s ban on micro-aggression.


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As usual, The Onion is ahead of the curve, scoops mainstream media

Jeb Bush

Well, I got Mom’s endorsement, anyway

Jeb Bush campaign kicks off three-state farewell tour 

MASON CITY, IA—Having carefully rehearsed their soundbites and readied their bus for one final month on the road, Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign reportedly kicked off a three-state farewell tour with a town hall meeting Monday before a gathered crowd of dozens. “We wanted to show moderate Republicans how much we’ve appreciated all the support we’ve had throughout this election season, so we put together a busy schedule of stump speeches and meet-and-greets to bid our goodbyes,” said Bush campaign manager Danny Diaz, who noted that the candidate would treat audiences to his most popular talking points and attacks on his rivals during the four-week sendoff that will take him to select cities in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. “We just really want to enjoy these final few days together as a campaign and take the opportunity to personally thank the many donors and political strategists who’ve made this whole thing possible. Then, I guess, we’ll all share one final pat on the back, give our endorsement to Marco Rubio, and head our separate ways.”


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The Bard

Enemy of the People

British immigration authorities, who not only refuse to eject muslim terrorists, but pay them hundreds of thousands of £ to support them and their families while they preach hatred, move to deport American Shakespeare scholar because his student visa expired.

A US academic who has been working on preparations to mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in Britain is being held in an immigration cell and faces deportation after his student visa expired.

Paul Hamilton was taken to immigration removal centre 100 miles away from his home after police swooped on the property in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and arrested him for being an illegal immigrant.

The 42-year-old scholar, who has spent nine years in the UK and received his PhD from the University of Birmingham in July, had applied for leave to remain in the UK and says he was waiting to hear the outcome from the Home Office.

He also had an open ticket to return to Phoenix in Arizona, something which he says showed his willingness to leave the UK if required.

But, despite allegedly being given no instruction to return to the UK, Mr Hamilton was unexpectedly arrested earlier this month.

He has now spent ten days locked away at the centre, awaiting a court date.

Some 150 of Dr Hamilton’s friends, who say he has contributed £100,000 to the UK economy in tuition fees during his nine-year stay in Britain, have now signalled their support after PhD student Timo Uotinen launched a campaign to help him.

Among those who have signed their support are Professor Michael Dobson, director of the Shakespeare Institute, John Gillies, professor in literature at the University of Essex and Dr Patricia McManus, senior lecturer in media and literature at the University of Brighton.


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