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Even the New York Times has typos
Monday, March 26, 2007
"... there are mansions almost as fine as any on Dallas’s tony Swift Avenue ..."

That would be Swiss Avenue, Ms. Swartz.

Dallas Does Dallas
posted by pimplomat @ 8:02 AM   3 comments
Half read
Thursday, March 22, 2007
For the longest time, I've felt guilty for not reading certain books considered classics or starting books and never finishing them. According to Lennard J. Davis' article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, I shouldn't feel this way.

In Davis' well-written and short piece, he really caught my attention with these lines:

I like to read four or five books at once. It's like being at a horse race--only one or two of the books might win. I don't feel committed to finishing every book I start, and, in a way, isn't it the writer's fault if I'm not pulled along? I'm an inveterate book buyer, but like many collectors I don't always think the proof of the pudding is in the reading. I've got some beautiful volumes that I will probably never read.

I couldn't have said it better myself.
posted by pimplomat @ 11:46 AM   0 comments
Literary headlines
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Blooker prize honours best blogs

Book on women's sex 'hookups' draws fire

Literary Feud! NYTBR Smacks Up The New Yorker On...Poetry
posted by pimplomat @ 1:51 PM   0 comments
Red light campaigns
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Sex sells, and now tourism bureaus are embracing the ages-old marketing concept.

Two examples:

The Downtown Dallas Association "Where's Your D Spot?" campaign, and the Tourism Victoria (Canada) "Your Search For The Perfect Orgasm Is Over" ad. Apparently, the Victoria ad is to market their quality food & beverage offerings.

Yes, food is exactly what I think of when I see the word orgasm. Okay...maybe I do think of food...steak...pie...
posted by pimplomat @ 9:47 AM   2 comments
Cops with nothing better to do, Part XVI
Monday, March 05, 2007
A lot of my friends know how much I hate police officers that stand on the side of the road with their radar guns, seeking to pull someone over in order to up their ticket quotas for the month. Cops who participate in this practice are a bunch of pussies. If they were real cops, they'd drive around in their cars or on their motorcycles and pull people over that way. Standing out in the middle of the road and waving down motorists who they think they caught on their radar guns is shameful and sickening.

But now, police have another way of getting money from everyday citizens who are just trying to get to work, their kids to school, or picking up food for dinner. I'm talking about the obscured license plate law.

Though it's been on the books for years, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently upheld the law, and now, you law-abiding citizens that have license plate frames around your back plate can get pulled over and ticketed.

Here's the story in the Dallas Morning News.

As my co-worker said, "Thank god they’re cracking down on this because that must mean that all the drug dealers and murderers have been caught."

Fellow Texans, if you disagree with this law please visit Texas Legislature Online, locate who represents you, and write her or him. Let your voice be heard. Remember, there are more of us than there are of cops.
posted by pimplomat @ 7:05 AM   0 comments
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