Monthly Archives: October 2010

Street Signs A-Changin’

Is it just me or does the government seem to get in the way of how we print street signs? It happened in New York (recently, I might add). Could it also happen here?

The New York City Council changed the lettering of every street sign from ALL CAPS to a combination of Upper-and-lower case… ’cause the feds don’t like the font. Boo-hoo! That pissed off many a New Yorker. This means the “ALBANY AVE.” sign in Hartford will become “Albany Ave.”

But changing the lettering ain’t what got New Yorkers outraged. What really irked them is the cost — a $27.5 million project that what could have been used to offset the city’s budget deficit. I’m no economist nor should I ever try to be, but it’s a STUPID IDEA.  Wanna know what got the federal government’s idea to change the lettering of the street signs?

P.S. Don’t think for one minute your town won’t be affected.

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Rent is Too Damn High!

Mario Cuomo and Carl Paladino are soooooooooooooo last month.

Jimmy McMillan with his "Rent is Too Damn High" sign.

A lesser-known candidate for the New York governor’s seat by the name of Jimmy McMillan launched a party all his own — the “Rent is Too Damn High” party. I’m not making this stuff up.

But, yes, rent in New York State, let alone New York City, is too damn high. But that is not why Jimmy McMillan is stumping for New York’s governorship. This reminds me of the California recall election back in 2003, when former Gov. Gray Davis faced a possibility of being recalled. Arianna Huffington, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the late Gary Coleman, and Mary Carey, to name a few vied to unseat Davis. Even his own lieutenant governor at the time, Cruz Bustamante, opted for the governor’s seat in California, leaving Davis to defend his seat against the recall.

The grand finale was when the interviewer asked each nominee if he or she supports gay marriage.

Paladino: “I do not support gay marriage.”

Cuomo: “I strongly support gay marriange.”

McMillan: “If you want to marry a shoe, I’ll marry you.”

Angle to Reid: “Man Up”

Can you believe it?!? Sharron Angle lays the smackdown on Sen. Harry Reid’s ass by telling him to, “Man up.”

Um… excuse me, “MAN UP?!!” Get the eff out of here, man!

With his manhood in question (BTW he is more a man than I’ll ever be ’cause Sharron Angle scares the shit outta me), he’d need to bring in in former President Clinton and current President Obama to assist in his campaign. 

Woah…. Next time, Angs, opt for decaf.

Witchin’ Good Time

Leave it to the folks at Saturday Night Live to poke fun at Delaware Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell for making her “I’m not a witch” campaign message. Is it just me, or does this remind you of Bewitched ? Either way, Sarah Palin had better watch out!

Oh noes! It’s Pumpkin-zilla!

Just kidding.

One-of-a-kind pumpkin. Courtesy: AP.

But the pumpkin grown on an Illinois farm could be worth some serious coin. Usually, pumpkins, after they’re grown, are round and orange. However, farmers were amazed when this one sported a weird color. If that don’t say “Happy Halloween,” nothing will. But think of it: how many pumpkin pies can you make out of this exquisite behemoth of a jack-o-lantern for Thanksgiving? This is one jack-o-lantern that’ll make Charlie Brown proud… sorta.

Trump for President!?

I wish I were making this stuff up, but billionaire Donald Trump is considering running for President of the United States of America to oust current President Barack Obama. He will be the republican candidate vying for the nomination bid, and that means going against the self-proclaimed Mama Grizzly herself, Sarah Palin, aka the Thrilla from Wasilla.

But before he can do that, who does he need to fire? Here is Bill Maher’s take on Donald Trump running for President. (Video Courtesy of CNN)

R.I.P. Greg Giraldo

I was totally unaware of this, but comedian Greg Giraldo recently passed. One of his last apperances was at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff this past August. He was just 44 years old.