...things seen and heard in and around Buffalo and Western New York

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Let the inmates run the asylum

(editorial headline from this week's Amherst Bee)

And while we're at it, maybe Mark David Chapman and John Hinckley, Jr. should have seats on the parole board; and how about putting Howard Stern in charge of the FCC, and electing Rush Limbaugh president of NOW.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Beam me up, Scotty

As I came across this classified ad in today's Tonawanda News, a Tower of Power song came on my iPod. Is that some kind of a sign or what? Maybe I'll take them to my next bloggers support group meeting.

The ad failed to mention a price, but I'm sure they're a real steel.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The obesitzing of America

What a great idea — a cupcake vending machine (only $4 each!). I'm picturing this Beverly Hills cupcake shop as being between a dentist's office and the local Weight Watcher's location. Three more machines are planned to "roll out" this summer in NYC.

The next vending machine craze? Defibrillators to go.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Day the Music Dyed

Seems that Baillie, writing for this week's edition of NCCC's school paper The Spirit, finally got that 51" HD flat screen television hooked up, and saw a close-up of American Idol judge Steven Tyler (a man with remarkably few gray hairs for someone quickly approaching the age of 64).

Monday, March 5, 2012

The nose have it

After spending an eight-hour shift in a closed-up patrol car, I'll bet the officer really didn't smell anything unusual in the air outside.

(...from the 2/29 Ken-Ton Bee Police Blotter)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The irony of Woods' wood

So I'm reading today's sports page about Tiger Woods' big stare-off with a reporter who dared ask him about his former coach's new book, lovingly titled "The Big Miss." Hank Haney was Woods' swing coach for six years, before resigning in 2010.

What surprises me here is that Woods allowed Haney to remain on his team for that long after discovering that a swing coach had nothing to do with helping him meet women while on the PGA tour.