Not infrequently, a prospective restaurant client will ask, “Do my waitstaff and bartenders need alcohol permits in order to work?” Maybe. I can say this, though: No work permits required at this restaurant. Sayonara. (HT: Althouse).
This picture will save at least 1,000 words: “Byron City Councilman Michael Chidester applauds as the Cafe Erotica sign falls Friday morning in Byron.” And another 1,000 words: “Jeff Laborg, pastor at Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, gives a shout and waves a Bible in the air as the Cafe Erotica sign comes down [...]
This month Harper’s Magazine is featuring Mr. Fish, 178 Cartoons from 2004 to 2008. Mr. Fish, we’re told, “lives in Los Angeles, California. He never asked to be born. Occasionally, he laughs his head off. His mother has no idea what he’s up to. She cries easily. For more information, date him.” He sounds bipolar, [...]
“Breasts are not genitalia, and drivers don’t gawk at the word ‘love’ — a First Amendment problem,” is the title of an Althouse post. In case you’re wondering, the buttocks is not genitalia either, although some have believed it so. “Millions May Be at Stake in Suit Over Hit NBC Game Show” appears in a [...]
I’ve been working and playing. My playtime has been with our first baby, Ms. Audrey Jane Wiggins. She’s a hoot. Born on January 8, she’s been a non-stop machine, keeping her parents (especially mom) busy changing, feeding, rocking, gazing and laughing. I love it when Audrey smiles, even if the grin’s just a “gas release,” [...]
If you’re a grammar snob, or maybe you’re just terrified of sounding less-than-literate, check out The Grammarphobia Blog. Yesterday’s entry: adult entertainment. There we learn that “[t]he use of ‘adult’ as a euphemism for sexually explicit (as in ‘adult cinema’ or ‘adult entertainment’) dates from only 1958, according to the OED. The earliest published reference [...]
I just finished reading The Party of the First Part, by Adam Freedman. What a super book. I wasn’t sure what to expect, given that reading about ‘words’ and their origins can be like, well, yucky. None of that here. Mr. Freedman’s writing is devilishly sharp, crisp and probing while maintaining a light feel. I [...]