Requiem for Channel 92

Since I seriously doubt anyone else will, I here duly note the passing of Public Access Channel 92 in Montgomery County, Maryland.  It wasn’t around long, and probably suffered from the cable company’s benign neglect – they never, for example, put it in their cable guide channel listings.  Nevertheless, Channel 92 offered, I am told,… Continue reading Requiem for Channel 92

Beauty is in the Wallet of the Stockholder

Shortly before Christmas, as you, dear reader, may have heard, another beauty pageant scandal rocked the nation. I must say that I have always felt sorry for beauty pageant contestants, whether driven by their own warped, childish desires and tastes, or the warped, childish desires and tastes of their parents.  In either case, their lives… Continue reading Beauty is in the Wallet of the Stockholder

Advice for Incoming Class Members

There is no native criminal class except Congress. – Mark Twain   The calls have been incessant again, just as they are after every election.  There’s no way that the legendary Tom Collins can escape a torrent of fumbling attempts at inquiries from obviously green staffers whose last position consisted of posting more yard signs than the… Continue reading Advice for Incoming Class Members