Category Archives: Musings

Dear Sir:

I’m sure there is a perfectly reasonable explanation for why you introduced yourself to me on the escalator and then followed me into the bookstore, one that doesn’t involve selling me something, stealing my wallet, poisoning me, or just generally being crazy and/or high. I’m just having a hard time imagining what that might be. Sorry if I acted like kind of a dick.

Best regards,

a Jaded New Yorker

P.S.: Please don’t poison me.

Prop 8: Standing, Intervention, and the “Case or Controversy” Clau-ZZZZZZZ

This post responds to some questions sent in by a couple of people following up on my previous Prop 8 post. So here are 1400+ more words about standing, intervention, and the “case or controversy” clau–hey, where’d everyone go?

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[Updated] So today, the Ninth Circuit reversed Judge Walker’s stay ruling, meaning that Prop 8 will remain on the books pending the Ninth Circuit’s decision on the merits appeal.  This seems like a decent excuse to dust the blog off and try to explain (in slightly more than 140 characters) the standing issue in a bit more detail.

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Musings: an afternoon down the drain (a tragicomedy in one act)

(The original version of this BlumanClassic was posted on June 23, 2004.)

Sunday 2:00 PM – Flush! Drip… Drip… Drip… My toilet is leaking water. Not the unspeakably filthy water, but still, it’s toilet water.

Sunday 2:01 PM – I decide I’ve had enough. I decide I will fix the toilet. I say to the toilet, “Toilet? You’ve leaked on my bathroom floor for the last time. It’s time for you to get potty trained.”

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Musings: The Sack of Vegas

(That’s what she said!)

I was in the process of composing an email recapping IdesVegas for a friend and it started getting pretty involved, so I thought I’d post it here.

Read about every bleary, vomitatious, epically disgusting, and otherwise epic moment, after the jump…

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