Only in South Florida ...
"You can never be too rich or too thin."
Are they sisters?
Obviously the Hot Bod Contest had siphoned off the better meat from the beach!
"Bad mix of metaphors, Alf"
Whatever ... it was not a strong Saturday ... but, it's still pre-season.
That's all, folks.
"Just call it 'the end', Alf"
The Lauderdale Beach Hotel in Fort Lauderdale ... on A1A ... and just a block north of the world famous Elbo Room ... was built sometime prior to 1938 (*). At one time it was the biggest and best hotel in Fort Lauderdale (when Fort Lauderdale had a population in the low double digit thousands). Now it hovers between 2 and 3 stars (out of 5), even at the hands of overly generous reviewers ... hell, it doesn't even have its own web page. But, back then it was TOP DRAWER!
Anyway, yesterday I discovered a December 1938 copy of National Geographic. While flipping through the old ads in the rear pages (e.g., for Nash cars from $700 and Remington typewriters for $27.50) I came across this advert for the Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Read the blurb and see if you can spot something unusual ... well, these words are never found today but they were found quite frequently in Fort Lauderdale during that pre World War II era (incidentally they were never-ever found in Miami or Hollywood). And do you know what they meant?
* The Elbo Room traces its own history to 1938.
Recipe for a very dry Martini:
First thing in the morning, go to a clear, fresh mountain stream full of trout. Pour four ounces of good vermouth into the water, walk a quarter of a mile downstream, gather water from the stream and make ice cubes with it. Spend the day trout fishing. When the cocktail hour comes, put some of the ice cubes you made earlier in the day into a glass, fill the glass with gin, and enjoy.
Sunday bunnies ...
PPS: Closing out sale!
Meanwhile elsewhere on the web:
This from GOODSHIT:
... and this from the Landover Baptist Church:
"I was watching the pope on TV mumbling one of his satanic sermons in that Eurotrash voice of his, waving his hand from the balcony like some palsy drunk hailing a cab. The second thing to cross my mind – after Satan in a skirt -- was that that old fool is going to be called home to his pal Lucifer any minute now." - Pastor Deacon Fred
... Ogrish.com goes for blood:
Killed in dynamite blast
A police officer inspects 09 October 2003 the corpse of miner Luis Atahuchi, hit by the blast of a dinamite stick during clashes between protesters and police and army soldiers along the Cochabamba-La Paz road near Ventanilla, 20 km (12 miles) from the capital La Paz. Inhabitants of El Alto, a locality adjoining La Paz, blocked the roads in protest against the government plans to export gas through Chile and demanding President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada's resignation.
It's a Monday ... most beach bunnies are at work or in school ...
A PC sign for seeing eye dogs?
Sex Change Surgery Brings New Life
Chermarn Saengprasit and Phruts Phungsai, members of elephant polo team the Screwless Tuskers of Bangkok, stole the show when making a debut in the King's Cup 2003 tournament in Hua Hin.
It was not their prowess that awarded them a place in a game usually played by men. They entered the tournament as women, although they had been men previously.
The Screwless Tuskers boss told AP he brought in the two and two other "ladyboys" to bring something "extremely exotic" to this year's tour.
Bangkok and Thailand in general, has been widely regarded as the most favorite place for men who want to change their gender status.
Uncovered in Clark's Out-Of-Town Newspapers and Out-Of-Date Periodicals Shop ... or some name like that.
September 20-26, 2003
Boys on the Side. Girls on the Field
PS: Some junky old corkscrews that I found in an old tool box ...
PS: Mr. A. J. Foyt of Dire Dawa in Ethiopia writes:
"We ex-pats here in the desert rely on THOCBDC for our soft porn ... corkscrews don't fill the bill, mate!"
These two are pretty 'mild' ... but I hope they do the trick for you, A. J.! By the way, how do you log on from Ethiopia?
Click here if you want to see two middle age people riding Segways on the sidewalk adjacent to the beach.
Click here if you want to see beach bunnies sunning themselves on the beach.
Click here if you want to see a gold corkscrew.
Next: Part IV