Monday, June 11, 2007

Canadian Online Pharmacy opens in Stockholm

Club for Easy Russian Pre-Op Transsexuals in Stockholm ?

Not the best Chinese Restaurant name in the world...?

Stockholms famous restaurant " Pong "

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Sad Sad Sad

sang the Rolling Stones

The debate still rages however as to the meaning of this song.

Is it a lament about a man who makes a living running a bar off the limited fame he garnered through being a very minor character (Cooter the mechanic) in the Dukes of Hazzard an American television series that originally aired on the CBS television network from 1979 to 1985.

Or is it about the customers who find the association with such fame such a compelling proposition that thir patronage allows him to make a commercially succesful living running this establishment ....?

Cooter Davenport (Ben Jones) was the Hazzard County mechanic, also known as "Crazy" Cooter. In the very early episodes, he was a wild man, often breaking the law (stealing the Sheriff's patrol car in "One Armed Bandits", reportedly wrecking Luke's car prior to the same episode, running moonshine for Boss Hogg in "Mary Kaye's Baby", and 'borrowing' the President's Limousine for a joy-ride in "Limo One Is Missing"). By the end of the first season, he had settled down and become an easy going good ol' boy. He owned "Cooter's Garage" in Hazzard County Square, directly across from the Sheriff Department. Cooter was an "Honorary Duke", as he shared the same values and often assisted the Dukes in escaping Rosco's clutches, or helped them to foil Boss Hogg's schemes. During the second season, Ben Jones left the series for a few episodes due to a dispute over whether the character should be shaven or have a beard. In his absence, Cooter's place was filled by several of Cooter's supposed cousins who were never mentioned before or since. Jones returned when the dispute was solved—Cooter would be clean shaven. Cooter drove a variety of trucks, including Fords, Chevys, & GMCs.
CB Callsign: "Crazy Cooter."

Often started his CB transmissions with "Breaker 1, Breaker 1, I might be crazy but I ain't dumb... Craaaazy Cooter comin' atcha, y'all got yer ears on? Come back!"

Steven Berkoff in My Own Pseuds Corner..

Berkoff is a playwright, actor and theatre director. In the 1970s and 1980s he wrote a series of verse plays including: East (1975), Greek (1980), Decadence (1981) and West (1983). He has made several adaptations of Kafka's work: The Metamorphosis (1969), In the Penal Colony (1969) and The Trial (1971). He is an exponent of the style of heightened physical theatre for which the term 'total theatre' has been coined. In Hollywood he took villainous roles such as the corrupt art dealer Victor Maitland in Beverly Hills Cop; a gangster in The Krays; and the sadistic Soviet officer Col. Podovsky in Rambo: First Blood Part II. He appeared in the James Bond film Octopussy as General Orlov. He was cast by Stanley Kubrick as a police officer in A Clockwork Orange

In The Evening Standard's weekly magazine, a famous Londoner is asked to comment on some aspects of their life in London. Mr Berkoff was one such contributor.

In honour of this I have added him to my own Pseuds Corner

This is his article:
The two key passages are these:

which I think fits nicely with ...

and then...

Nothing horrible, consumerist and yuppified in his choice of holidays or taste in fashion then....

The Dog Lives On ....?

This is the doggie story in full ....

I am not entirely sure whether this story could be more bizzarre if the headline was read literally ..... but I would like to see the adverts for it if it was.....

Things you thought you'd never see...

Here is a picture of a Dog...
.... in a American Civil War Uniform a Cemetery
The dog was part of a parade of dogs dressed in historical uniforms.
So, if the photographer had been of a different inclination, there may have been Roman Legionary dogs in red kilts and doggie sandals, Spanish Civil War dogs with La Passionara hairpieces, maybe even a full squad of Star Wars re-enactment dogs in Stormtrooper armour?
This picture was front page news in the New York Times.
Rather surpisingly, it was not part of a story about the abuse of pets by obsessive loner owners..
More to follow...