Odds & Sods

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We’re awaiting the sort of cold front in NOLA that most of y’all would sneer at but I’m looking forward to some cool Northern air. On to today’s menu of items, hopefully they’ll be properly seasoned:

Worst legal advice ever: I have no idea WTF Jerry Sandusky’s mouthpiece was thinking when they granted Bob Costas of NBC an interview. Did they expect softball questions because they’re only familiar with my countryman’s work as an Olympics host? Wrong. I thought Bob nailed him and Sandusky’s responses were classic pedophile answers. He performed a modified limited hangout (sorry for the image in this context) and stressed how much he liked children. Yikes. Sandusky’s lawyer should stop horsing around and give him an adequate defense so Coach Perv’s seemingly inevitable conviction won’t be reversed on appeal.

Cell Phone Blues: I love my smart phone BUT they seem to bring out the big stupid in people. There’s a woman who is always on her phone when she gets on the bus and today she dropped it and then berated the bus driver for pulling out too fast. His reply: “I always do that.” She whined a bit, picked up her phone and proceeded to have a very intimate and loud conversation about some relative’s health.

The other day I saw a woman riding a bike on Magazine, which is a narrow but very busy street. She was wearing a short skirt and flip flops *and* she was smoking a cigarette and texting whilst she rode. I halfway expected to see a fatal accident but did not. I hope that text or tweet was vital but somehow doubt it. It was multi-tasking at its most imbecilic…

Paragraph of the day: It comes from the sublimeMary Elizabeth Williams at Salon in a post about the Hoaxidate and pizza:

“The more toppings a man has on his pizza, I believe the more manly he is,” he explained. “Because the more manly man is not afraid of abundance. A manly man don’t want it piled high with vegetables! ” [Side note: America, if you ever elect a man with such appalling grammar to its highest office, wild packs of copy editors with nothing left to lose are going to storm the White House andburn it down.] Cain then explained that a real man would dismiss any pizza contaminated with vegetables as “a sissy pizza.” Because Herman Cain’s penis isn’t having it!

Hmm, I wonder if Godfather’s ever had horse’s head or “Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes” pizza? That would surely be butch enough for the Hoaxidate…

5 thoughts on “Odds & Sods

  1. a manly man is evolved enough to have veggies on his pizza.
    cell phones is speeding human devolution, but hopefully it creates the death warning labels prevents.

  2. We had two Godfather’s Pizza joints in Baton Rouge, as I recall. The pie was shitty, but they’d sell us beer at the time, when we were well underage.
    So, thanks for contributing, Herm! And also your penis, too.

  3. Wow, is that idiotic.
    Mushrooms do wonderful things to the texture of mozzarella; helps hold the moisture of the sauce and the cheese so that the pie doesn’t ‘dry out’ in the oven.
    Many people (myself included) prefer ‘simple’ pizza, so that you can taste the sausage, or the pepperoni, etc. on its own.
    You walk into a pizza place in NYC and ask for a slice, you get plain cheese pizza. I recommend Mr. Cain go tell them they are eating ‘unmanly’ pizza. That should go over well.

  4. Uh, considering the current trajectory of the public health of the USA, do we really want to force folks to eat 20 types of meat on their pizza. Shouldn’t we encourage the veggies and gourmet pizzas which are lower in fat? Of course, pizza companies (Godfather’s included) make the biggest profit from extra toppings. And the more toppings, the more they make.

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