• Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Boycott Foley Family Wines

    We’re living in our eloquence, another old lang syne

    It’s a blue moon and the Wine Dog will be holed up in the bunker with the Hellhoundz tonight.  For the most part I think New Year’s eve is amateur night.  I’d say “take a cab” but I remember one night years ago in the City where in fact we did take a cab.  Several cabs.  And I got myself a little stupid.  And the last cab ride home it was like 2:30 in the morning and the guy was driving like a complete asshole.  Now, I know a little about driving like an asshole.  So I said to the cabbie “Dude.  Stop the cab.  Right now.”  He did.  I…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world

    Enron Anthrax H5Na Google Starbucks iPhone Gas Prices Credit Freeze Freedom Fries Swift boat iTunes Nancy Pelosi American Idol Wardrobe Malfunction Ron Paul Lehman Brothers Mortgage Meltdown Survivor Elian Gonzalez Iraq MySpace Sully Hanging Chads Homeland Security Advisory System iPods 9/11 LiveStrong Foreclosure youtube Columbia Tsunami Turd Blossom Facebook Katrina H1N1 Going Viral Goldman Sachs 24hour News Cycle Barbaro Wikipedia Friendly Fire FDNY Schiavo Dot Com Bomb Blackwater Napster Barack Obama Lady Gaga Shock and Awe [youtube pojL_35QlSI] Forgive, sounds good Forget, I’m not sure I could They say time heals everything But I’m still waiting I’m through with doubt There’s nothing left for me to figure out I’ve paid…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots,  Rant,  Stuck on Stupid

    To carry the weight of unravelling where we went wrong

    Today I’m going with the best of the worst of the last ten years.  Shit we could’ve just done without. Of course I have a very specific view on this one. Probably because I took the picture, the last week of September, 2005. You’re doing a heck of a job there Brownie. And we sure didn’t need to see this either.  Because no taxes is so much better than a safe infrastructure.  And we saw way too much of this. And too much of this too. OK, way too much of her. I could have skipped this bullshit Because it wasn’t.  I could also skip the new bullyism.  There is…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Hello, it’s me, Picasso

    This was certainly the decade of viral video. Actually I don’t think there was viral video in 1999.  I predict the next two to take off are the Genie owning Tiger Woods onstage and Max Baucus ranting/rambling on the Senate floor.  Because it’s easier to say he’s drunk than to say he’s pissed off and right about something.  Some of my favorites in no particular order [youtube xWkZ_StRjU0] Of course this guy.  BTW, you’re being arrested for being an asshole.  Last decade you couldn’t have gotten IN TO a Bush campaign stop to act like that.  The DNC really needs to stop being soft on assholes. [youtube 6bVa6jn4rpE] And my…

  • Dogs,  Photojournalism

    ‘Cause the one thing stronger than the whiskey

    Damned smug Canadians. [youtube puTyDWzD4n8] Until 2000 I never had to put an animal down.  It started with Rayette DiPesto at my place at Parkwoods.  She had kidney disease.  My vet was closed that day so I took her to a vet out in San Ramon who wanted to hospitalize my 15 year old cat.  I asked “What will this accomplish”.  He said “She’ll get three days, three weeks maybe three months”.  I said “I see what’s in it for me and I see what’s in it for you, but I don’t see what’s in it for the cat”.  He couldn’t answer the question so I loaded her up with…

  • Bon Mots and Cheap Shots

    Slash and burn, return, listen to yourself churn

    Check it out.  We’re at the end of a decade.  How did that happen?  Last time we were at the end of a decade everyone was in their bomb cellar with a coffee can full of $100 bills.  And some 20 year old Tang.  Because we all knew that the world as we knew it was coming to an end because computer systems would all have the Y2K bug.  Aren’t we a bunch of assholes? So I thought for the next week I’d do a best of the best, PBE style.  So sometimes it’ll be dog pics, some video, just the best of the best.  So we might as well…

  • Wine of the Day

    How do I feel this good sober?

    Where to start, where to start? I really want to rant about the health care bill, but I may just leave that alone since it seems to be ever evolving. Oh what the Hell?  I spent some time today with a Canadian friend of mine.  He thought he was here legally until he found out his paperwork was flawed.  Prior to that discovery he worked legally in this country (or so he thought) paid taxes, even got several tax returns from our government.  We all know the great threat is not Mexico.  It’s those damned Cannucks. [youtube D7UKllR0Edo] Anyway, he got sick here and went to the hospital.  And he’s…