WEEKLY HUM ( 06-23-06 )

Our HumDrum award, which picks out the week's best letter to the editor, goes to Roger Donegan of Hinesburg. In a dispatch appearing in the June 21 Seven Days, Donegan rails on columnist Peter Freyne with regard to Freyne's rubberstamping of candidate Bernard Sanders. Donegan then goes on to Bernie bash:
  • Sanders backed Nicaraguan general Daniel Ortega.
  • Sanders tried to halt NATO's rescue in the Balkans.
  • Sanders kibitzing with America hater, Venezuelan chief Hugo Chavez.
  • Sanders has a prob with Tarrant selling IDX to GE, but no prob with Ben & Jerry selling out to dreaded corporate monolith Unilever.
  • Sanders blasted U.S. government for hiding info about WMD's in first Gulf War.
At the end of the letter, the writer suggests that Sanders is less Nathan Hale and more Nathan Hotdog.

Editor's note: our picks are not so much the ideology of the writer, but more the power, style or humor of the submission.

"Gee, we need additional revenue. We need to increase profits. We need more money. Hey, let's build a golf course!"
Hell, yeah. That's what many garden center operators, farmers, winter resort managers and investors are saying all across the northeast. If you plan well and have a half decent location, they will come. For every senior who can't afford a 90 dollar prescription, there is a self-involved golfer who will happily pluck down 90 dollars for an afternoon chasing a little white ball. How often do you hear of a golf course going out of business? Like insurance companies, not often.
By the way, the newest golf course in the area is the Catamount Country Club, located in Williston. They've got a nice spot with a restaurant and large space for big parties.

Gem of a show on July 20 at the Round Church in Richmond. The Vermont Mozart Festival presents In His Own Words, a showcase of the little guy's sonatas, along with a reading of Mozart's letters to family and friends. Guest reader is VPR's Cheryl Willoughby.

Pick up a copy of the Vermont Times for a compelling cartoon by Mr. Brunelle on the subject of abortion
clinics. As far as we know, Vermont Times does not have a web site and anyway, they flood the market with so many copies that don't get picked up - PLEASE! - pick one up, if only to validate the death of the tree used in making the newsprint!

The wait at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light took so long, we were able to leave our vehicle, walk over to the old bowling alley site, wonder how they were going to fit the new Mac's Market in there, buy a forty at Fairgrounds Beverage and still get back to the intersection before the light changed. By the way, on a not-so- interrelated point, the state is going to give the Essex part of the Circ a FRESH PAVING! Yes!

Although the Hum is weekly during the summer months, check back frequently for updates, sentence changes, tricks and breaking stuff. See ya at the Five corners.
Over and out, Doc Ock.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean - sentence changes?

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

Bernie's in for the run of his life!

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is Doc Ock?

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Editor's note: our picks are not so much the ideology of the writer, but more the power, style or humor of the submission.

That is obviously a lie. Why don't you just admit you're biased against Bernie and his pal, Air America host Doc Ock?

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"That is obviously a lie."

The Hum seems pretty balanced to me, Haik. So they called you out when you deserved it, get over it already!

Keep up the good work, Hum!

6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get over it already!

I don't think so. This blog is biased and I'll hold a grudge against it until the end of time- Or until Laura Bush comes plowing through the five corners and kills the author, whichever comes first.

11:02 PM  
Anonymous Andy Kaufman said...

Don't listen to this anonymous douche bag. He's obviously exaggerating. Laura Bush would never be driving in Essex and very few of us will ever live to see the end of time.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Dennis Wheeler said...

Doc Ock is a character from a comic book, Spiderman, I think.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doc Ock is from superman.

3:22 PM  
Blogger charity said...

No, Doc Ock really is from Spiderman. My sons love Spiderman.

At least one anonymous is a She's Right reader. Check this out.

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