April 24, 2014 |
AMAN WHO beat up his pregnant girlfriend in an argument about a toilet seat claimed to be the victim of a robbery when cops found him last weekend, Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. Now that man, Marley Aris, is facing charges of assault on an unborn child, aggravated assault and false identification to law-enforcement authorities for the alleged incident Saturday night. About 11:30 p.m., police received an anonymous call about a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Hampden Road near Ludlow Street in Upper Darby.
January 10, 2014 |
LAS VEGAS - I never fully bought the common notion that the vast annual Consumer Electronics Show here was like "the Super Bowl for geeks. " Then I caught Collin Anderson and Johan Abadie touting their latest product by wearing toilet seats around their necks, and I finally came around. Anderson and Abadie wore the seats as proudly as any Green Bay fan wears a Packers Cheesehead or a Philly fan paints his face Eagles green, at a media event promoting their latest product, ScreenDr Antimicrobial cleaning solution.
March 8, 2013 |
Roy Brown Jr., 96, the defiantly proud designer of the Edsel, the chrome-encrusted, big-grilled set of wheels that went down as one of the worst flops in automotive history, died Feb. 24 at a hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich. He had pneumonia and Parkinson's disease, his wife, Jeanne Brown, said. More than five decades after Mr. Brown's creation debuted and promptly vanished from dealerships across the United States, the term Edsel remains synonymous with failure. Among auto enthusiasts, however, the car generates deep nostalgia for a bygone era of American motoring.
December 14, 2012
DEAR ABBY: I must respond to "Always His Mom," who asked what to do with her grown son's baby teeth. She can contact the college of dentistry close to her and ask if the school would like to have the baby teeth. When I was in dental school, we used deciduous teeth (baby teeth) to study the dental anatomy of children. It's rare to have a complete set from one person, which would make these a good learning aid for students. When I was in school, the deciduous teeth were nearly smooth because of the number of students who had handled them, making them very difficult to identify.
January 15, 2012
I was staring at a beautiful tree frog - its tiny, bright green body with huge black eyes and cute little pods on its feet that were perfectly designed by nature to stick to any surface. There was only one problem: Those cute little pod feet were perched on the toilet seat I was about to use, and they weren't letting go. This was not a camping trip or a portable toilet in a national park. This was our home life in Australia's bush country. After a month in cosmopolitan Sydney, we were itching to see "the real Australia" - the land famous for wide-open spaces and wild kangaroos.
January 29, 2010 |
A print can be as beautiful as any museum piece, as messy as a newspaper, as complex as a world map, or as simple as a concert poster in a bar bathroom. A print can also be a sculpture, a wall hanging, a carving, an evolving design. It is integral to contemporary art. That's one of the qualities that the organizers of Philagrafika 2010 hope to show to visitors when the festival begins today. Running through April 11, Philagrafika features more than 300 artists from 18 countries utilizing more than 80 venues throughout this region, ranging from museums to businesses and even a boat.
August 2, 2005
RE MICHAEL De Leo's letter "Dems and libs are for America, but against Bush": It must really hurt to be a "frothing liberal"! You start your tirade by calling all who follow the president "sheep" - nice way to begin a discussion! You, as most lefties, always put down the president, yet never do you offer an alternative plan. Instead, you are content to further the idiocy of the Michael Moore movie, and you MUST be the last on the planet to think it was a reality film!
July 25, 2005
IT MUST SOMEHOW be justifying for Republicans (i.e., the sheep) to bash everyone else for disagreeing with King George's policies. Regarding letter-writer John Barclay's comment about "liberal surrenders," he - along with his fellows - either doesn't get it, or just refuse to accept it: Democrats and liberals are not against fighting terrorists, they are simply against Bush's horrific handling of the situation. Bush's idea of fighting terrorism was to run in the middle of the desert with his big cowboy hat on, firing his six-shooters in all directions screaming, "Yee-haw!"
May 27, 2005 |
Home improvement is a national fixation. And, perhaps inevitably, it has spawned a sub-specialty, DIY for Women, complete with brightly colored tools and special workshops at home centers. Surveys show that women are doing an increasing share of do-it-yourself projects. For instance, a 2003 Roper Organization survey of 534 women ages 25 to 49, conducted for Home Depot, found one in four women saying they did all or most home-improvement projects themselves. I am one of those women.
December 8, 2004 |
I HAVE THAT Steve Miller song, "Stuck in the Middle With You," stuck in my head. Especially the part, "I got clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you, yes I'm, stuck in the middle with you. " Remember Monkey in the Middle? Two kids throw a ball back and forth. A third struggles to grab it. And no matter how hard he works, he rarely gets the opportunity. This is the game the middle-class is forever playing, yet we'll never catch that ball, it will always be in the hands of the lower and upper classes.