Wry & Dry

Miscellany

Last words...

"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

Date 
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Chief Investment Officer Dinners
Invitations upcoming
Tue-8-Aug ARIA, Brisbane  
Wed-9-Aug ARIA, Sydney  
Tue-5-Sep Frasers, Perth  
Tue-10-Oct Centenove, Kew  
Wed-11-Oct Donovans, StKilda Lunch or dinner
Wed-25-Oct Quaff, Toorak  
Tue-14-Nov Centenove, Kew  
Wed-22-Nov Donovans, StKilda Lunch or dinner
Tue-28-Nov Elyros, Camberwell  
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. 

(WFLA-TV Tampa)

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)

Got that?

Have a wry and dry weekend

Anthony