Monthly Archives: February 2009

Diving Lessons

If anyone knows how to teach a kid to get over their fear of diving head first, I'm all ears. Maybe rolling over a gym ball into the water?


Planet of the Apes: Rise of the Volsteads

 It begins with H.R. 80, the Captive Primate Safety Act.

Calculate Your Share of the Infinite Bailout

Should Forbes Suck it or Should Time Out? Maybe both

A funny rant in Time Out Chicago about Forbes latest attention-grabbing list, America's Most Miserable Cities, and the writer has a point
that Chicago is not all that miserable nor should it rank three places
ahead of Flint, Mich. But, Time Out can suck it, too. I canceled by
subscription two years ago after getting tired of the NY version of the
magazine faithfully placing the listings for Kids stuff next to the GLB
pages. Hey kids and parents! Check out the listings for Maya the Bee or
Dan Zanes and, while you're at it, lookee over here on the opposite
page at two tattooed leather boys clubbing it up with their trannie
pals. Have fun explaining that to the little ones. Either the editors
are careless, mischevious, or insensitive or all three. So, against my
better nature, I switched to the middlebrow overthinking confines of NY