"The Royal family should bow to the players at Wimbledon."
- John McEnroe, former tennis champion, in an excerpt from an upcoming book.
Confirming, again, that his mouth is much larger than his brain.
First Samuel client events calendar
Chief Investment Officer Dinners
|Wed-11-Oct||Donovans, StKilda||Lunch or dinner|
|Wed-22-Nov||Donovans, StKilda||Lunch or dinner|
|Wed-29-Nov||Bottega, Melbourne CBD|
|Tue-24-Oct||Stillwater at Crittenden Estate|
Some lightly salted absurdities from all over...
At the extreme left-hand of the bell curve
Jose Chacon, 39, was arrested in Riviera Beach, Florida, in May after fatally shooting a 41-year-old acquaintance who had laughed at Chacon's first shot attempt (in which the gun failed to fire). The acquaintance foolishly taunted Chacon to try again.
The second trigger-pull worked.
(Palm Beach Post)
Not ready for prime time
Sheriffs' deputies in Dade City, Florida, effortlessly arrested Timothy Brazell, 19, for car theft in May. Brazell, high on methamphetamine, attempted to steal a stranger's car by hot-wiring it.
Not only did he try by uselessly connecting the wires of a voltage meter, but also the car-key was already in the ignition.
Clear use of the English language
From the abstract of Teresa Lloro-Bidart, in an April academic paper, comparing behaviors of native-California western gray squirrels and disruptive (to residents' trash cans) eastern fox squirrels:
"I juxtapose feminist posthumanist theories and feminist food study scholarship to demonstrate how eastern fox squirrels are subjected to gendered, racialized, and speciesist thinking in the popular news media as a result of their feeding/eating practices [and] their unique and unfixed spatial arrangements in the greater Los Angeles region . . .." The case "presents a unique opportunity to question and re-theorize the ontological given of 'otherness' that manifests in part through a politics" in which "animal food choices" "stand in" for "compliance and resistance" to the "dominant forces in [human] culture."
(New York Observer)
Have a wry and dry weekend