Category Archives: etiquette

Fucking Coffee Cup Holders

A week after 9/11 the wind shifted from the west and a southerly breeze pushed the smoke from the Big Pile into the East Village instead of Brooklyn. It smelled like an asbestos BBQ. I called my sister in Boston. We hadn’t gotten along as teenagers, but had become good friends during the deaths of […]

Banana, Hot Dog, Or Pickle?

Happy Fourth Of July. I like hot dogs. Especially with mustard. But not too many hot dogs. I like pickles too. Pickle juice is good for hangovers too. I can’t just eat one pickle. And what can I say about bananas. They are good every hour of the day.

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.

Bad Manners Quote

“There’s nothing wrong with bad manners, but it’s good manners to know when not to use them.” Pascha Ray

The Rules of Modern Manhood

During my last sojourn to Pattaya I was sitting with Fenway’s mom and several Thai women. They extolled my eating spicy food. I mentioned that most Thai men don’t eat food dosed with chili. The two nearby Thai men argued, “Kin pet dai.” “So you eat sum tam?” I asked about the fiery mango salad. […]