Monday, October 24, 2005

Monday Fun Stories

A little under the weather today (no, were not hung over). We seem to have caught the nagging little cold that's making the rounds before flu season gets into full swing (hopefully, not avian flu).
  • Are Scandals Creating a Lawyer Shortage? We doubt it. Why, just this morning, we had to chase half a dozen off the front lawn and they've started nesting in the eaves again. Lawyers are like cockroaches - in fact, they are exactly like cockroaches. Six legs, living in garbage, and impervious to a nuclear holocaust. Actually, the article seems to be about a dearth of lawyers experienced in "Corruption Law," but we ask, "What better place to practice than Chicago? Practice makes perfect. In 5 years, we shall be the envy of all other corrupt cities without experienced attorneys."
  • Gun control fails in Brazil. In a landslide, the citizens of a nation with a higher rate of gun homicides than the US (despite having 100 million less people) 65% of the people said they trusted themselves to keep a gun for defense rather than the notoriously corrupt police and government. Pretty soon, the western hemisphere (with the exception of Chicago) will be the best armed hemisphere in the world.
  • This would definitely encourage faster play on golf courses. Or at least the unarmed would allow the armed to play through more often. But carrying a .45 around on the belt would really screw up our backswing (it doesn't do any good if it's in the bag), the ankle .38 would mess with our balance and don't even get us started on the shoulder holstered 9mm. Maybe if we just stuck a long gun in the bag disguised as an umbrella?

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC:

Please post today's decision (or a link to same) by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in SHAKMAN v. CITY.

10/24/2005 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad we can't let the voters deceide about concealed weapons in Illinois...

10/24/2005 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous conde nast traveler said...

The November issue of Conde Nast Traveler magazine has just arrived. It includes the votes of nearly 300,000 world traveler/subscribers and their favorite destinations. Note that twelve of the cities are in the USA, Canada and Mexico.

Tied at #12, CHICAGO is certainly a world-class destination. The following rankings of CITIES are based on ambience, culture/sites, friendliness, lodging, restaurants and shopping:

1. SYDNEY
2. SAN FRANCISCO
3. FLORENCE
4. BANGKOK
5. Cape Town
6. SANTA FE, NM
7. ROME
8. Charleston, SC
9. NEW YORK CITY
10. VENICE
11. Vancouver, BC
12. CHICAGO
12. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
14. Hong Kong
15. Buenos Aires
16. Istanbul
17. PARIS
18. QUEBEC CITY
19. Singapore
20. BARCELONA
21. VICTORIA, BC
22. HONOLULU
23. NEW ORLEANS
24. MELBOURNE
24. Bruges, Belgium
26. SALZBURG, Austria
26. SIENA, Italy
28. Kyoto, Japan
29. CARMEL,CA
29. Chiang Mai, Thailand
29. Vienna

The top five ISLAND destinations in the world are, in order: MAUI, KAUAI, Phuket, Bali and Bora Bora.

Top world-class Chicago hotels include the Four Seasons, the Peninsula and the Ritz-Carlton.

SOURCE: Conde Nast Traveler, Nov., 2005, p.263.

10/25/2005 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous andy the clown said...

Europe is well represented... look at poor NOLA... not bad at # 26... can they recapture their drowned charm?

(thanks 4 the post- nice to think of otherworldly pleasures...! someplace tropical or just plain hot is starting to sound real nice as we taste that Cold November Rain a week early here!)

But Go You White Soxx- make us more than #12- make us kingz o' da worlddddd 4 a cheap day or three!!)

10/25/2005 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: 65% of Brazilians trust THEMSELVES to have a gun.

Doesn't that seem frightenly LOW??

The poll should be:

Do you trust the asshole next to you to have a gun?

I believe you would get an even LOWER %.......

10/25/2005 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

Hey SCC did you know Lula da Silva, the president of Brazil, is a Socialist and strong supporter of unions? Since his election two years ago he has called for increased social services for the poor. Ah, those Socialists, always making life better for the worker.

10/25/2005 01:46:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

And, coincidently, supported DISARMING the populace. Hmmm. A homicide rate 25% above the US, with only 250 million people. Hmmm. Some soicalist paradise. Maybe Lula sees the results of his failed social policies (increasing crime rate) and is attempting to disarm the people lest they riseup and kill him shortly for screwing up the country.

10/25/2005 07:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Conde Nast Traveler should update their list??

23. NEW ORLEANS
23.(a) SUPERDOME

10/25/2005 08:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Travelin' Man said...

I've just read the new issue of Conde Nast Traveler. There is a sidebar on p. 263 regarding New Orleans entitled "When Bad Things Happen to Good Places".

The survey was taken BEFORE Hurricane Katrina.

Note the inclusion of tiny Carmel, California (#29 tie). Whenever visiting San Francisco (#2) and the Bay Area, I always include a drive down the spectacular Coast on Route 1 through Monterey, Carmel, Big Sur, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara.

While I just chuckle to myself about the ultraliberal politics of S.F., I can easily see why it can only be surpassed by SYDNEY. Aside from the Coastal drive, preferably in a convertible, it offers easy access to the Redwoods beyond the Golden Gate, Wine Country and even the majesty of the most beautiful valley on the planet--Yosemite National Park.

10/25/2005 10:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leftisthebest is o'grady is shady is shadenfrueden.......... you suck big time.

10/25/2005 10:50:00 PM  

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