Archive for December 5th, 2013

She’s Tall, That’s All (and Beautiful)

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Looking up to Erika Ervin.

OK. I thought it was Photoshopped too. A few days ago when I put up the GIF with two women, one very, very tall, many readers thought it was faked.  It wasn’t.  Erika Ervin, 34,  better known as “Amazon Eve” is an American model, fitness trainer, and actress.  She was born in California and is actually 6 feet 8 inches tall.  In Japan she’s known as “Babezilla.”

Read more about Erika here.

Doin’ The Little Schmuck Trot

Thursday, December 5th, 2013


Do you do the Schmuck Trot? You know  that little two or three step symbolic run across the road when a driver stops and signals you to cross? It’s usually accompanied by a nod, smile, or wave – and, since it’s only symbolic, it doesn’t hurry things up at all – but it’s kind of nice – and polite.

When I drive and stop for pedestrians when I don’t have to, I’m a little embarrassed to admit I like them to do the schmuck trot. I think of it as a little, visual ‘thank you’ – an acknowledgement of my ‘right-of-way’ sacrifice and generosity.

Of course, not everyone is appropriately grateful. Old people seem to take it for granted that you’re going to stop and can get positively snarly if you rev the engine a bit to hurry them along. Teenagers would rather be caught listening to Lawrence Welk than do the Schmuck Trot. They glare at you and almost DEMAND to be run over! One of these days they’re going to play that game with some maniac who’s just been told he’s got ‘don’t buy green bananas’ cancer and the last thing they’ll do on this earth is kiss the tread grooves of a speeding tire. I’d like to tell them: “accidents” happen all the time, pimple farms!

The worst? People from California. In their state, if a couple of clueless moonbeams is discussing the joy of soy and step off the curb – cars are legally required to slam on their brakes and let them cross. But this is New York! I wonder how many thousands of Left Coaster’s final thoughts were “But he was SUPPOSED to stop!” I know I can personally take credit for at least 4 near misses. I heart New York!

Rob Ford Please Call Your Office

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Rejected Democrat & Chronicle Letter:

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

To the Editor:

Recent Afghanistan War History:

(12/6/12) Afghan President Karzai blames US forces for the violence and corruption that is rampant in his war-torn country.

(2/24/13) Karzai orders the removal of all US special forces from a strategic eastern province of Afghanistan because we tortured civilians and trained Afghans to do so too.

(3/11/13) Karzai says America is in cahoots with the Taliban to destabilize Afghanistan. He said we torture civilians and blast them away with drones.

(10/8/13) Karzai: “the massive 12 year war effort has largely been a waste.”

(11/23/13) Karzai: “I will delay signing the extension deal until next year.”

(11/25/13) Karzai demands a letter of apology for US mistakes in his country.

2292+ US Troops dead for Obama’s war.  Now he and Kerry are begging to stay after the 2014 deadline.

Had enough yet, America?

FRANK PAOLO.