Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The legacy endures

Only when forced to wait in an endless TSA line was I informed of the cruel exception: unlike other airports, LAX asks travelers to arrive two hours (not one hour) prior to departure. That's twice the misery.

As the clock ticked, I was bumped to the head of the queue. All systems were go until I tried to walk through the detector. Was it my watch? No. Was it my ring? No. Was it my bobby pin?

No. In fact, final inspection proved that the King of Pop himself still wields power. I reluctantly unpinned him, placed him alone in the large bin, and awaited his return to me on the conveyor belt.

It was worth risking a missed flight to ensure I got the Michael we know and love back from the TSA.

Monday, June 29, 2009

The law

Is this supposed to make me feel better?

Monday, June 15, 2009

The usury thing

Usury...banks....usury....banks. I was bitterly reminded of this sad association when I logged into my B of A account last week to see I was fined $35 for running a $4 in deficit when I preempted my automatic deposit by 1 day.

I was reminded of this - twice - by U.S. mail.

Kudos, then, to the SF Public Library which blew up any stereotype of governmental rigidity when, upon receiving my DVD 1 week late (the case of which I'd returned on time but unfortunately without the actual DVD which was securely in my player at home), simply proferred a benign shoulder shrug and made no attempt to fine.

Government or bank? I'm leaning left.

I'm a far happier camper being held hostage by the gvt than by B of A

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Idiocracy, Part (I lost count)

Unfortunately it's also taxing our legal system.
This Court is not aware of, nor has Plaintiff alleged the existence of, any actual fruit referred to as a "crunchberry." ... A reasonable consumer would not be deceived into believing that the Product in the instant case contained a fruit that does not exist. . . . So far as this Court has been made aware, there is no such fruit growing in the wild or occurring naturally in any part of the world. --Judge Morrison England Jr.
Eject eject!!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

In the presence of....

In the spirit of Shakespearean "undoing" ...just how long will it take me to eradicate myself of the slime imparted upon me from the presence of another?

Undo undo!

Just because it wasn't George Clooney doesn't mean it didn't leave me feeling like this