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November 27, 2004

getting kinky — a cuban cigar and Prof. B

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 8:34 pm

After Prof. Bainbridge discussed George Friedman and asked “Why Iraq?“, Professor

Yabut sought the wisdom of Kinky Friedman from ‘Scuse Me While I Whip This Out :
Reflections on Country Singers, Presidents and Other Troublemakers, which was published

last month.  Although the Kinkster doesn’t tell us “Why Iraq?”, he undercovers an Iraqi-Cuban

connection in London that must surely concern George W. Bush — “Phil the Tobbaconist

mentioned that Fidel Castro personally supplies Cuban cigars to Saddam Hussein.” (at p. 83). 

K. Friedman has smoked cigars in the White House with both Bill Clinton and Geo. W. Bush

(but I will nonetheless hold my nose and plug him). 

kinky sold  If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can hear samples from Friedman’s first  

album, Sold American, here (or order the 30th Anniv, edition, Sept. 2003), with such

classics as “Get Your Biscuits in the Oven and Your Buns in the Bed” and

“High On Jesus.”   Also, check out his 2003 dvd,, Proud to Be an A**Hole

from El Paso  ( 2003). (dvd cover image here, Sold American cover here)


fly away, firefly
my hut’s smoky!


the great temple’s
smoking ban…
spring rain


the nightingale
makes a face in the smoke…
mountain home

Kobayahsi ISSA, translated by David G. Lanoue

                                                                                                                                                  Kinky Friedman . . . kinky dvd

one-breath pundit  

  • A far more serious note about Iraq comes today from NYT columnist Nicholas D. Kristof:

    “Iraqis are paying a horrendous price for the good intentions of well-meaning

    conservatives who wanted to liberate them. And now some well-meaning

    American liberals are seeking a troop withdrawal that would make matters even


    . . .


    “Those hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children, whose lives we placed at risk by

    invading their country, are the reasons we should remain in Iraq, until we can hand

    over security to a local force. Saving hundreds of thousands of lives is a worthy

    cause to risk American lives for, even to die for. “

  • tyler 1st bday  To close with a smile:  Happy 1st Brithday to Tyler, our  favorite Bag Boy

Reach for the moon, Tyler!  As the great Issa enscribed on his self-portrait:


Gimme that moon!

cries the crying


m’m! m’m! good!

Filed under: pre-06-2006 — David Giacalone @ 1:53 pm

What’s better than a visit from the Campbell Soup Kids?  Another bowl of grandma’s special

holiday soup, and a visit from Paul Miller, a/k/a paul m:



snow flurries
candlelight moving
window to window


creek overlook

a flat rock

becomes uncomfortable



a coyote call

goes unanswered

evening star



coyote moon small  credits:  “creek overlook” – The Heron’s Nest

            “a coyote call” – Acron No. 6 (Spring 2001)

            “snow flurries” – The Heron’s Nest I:4 (December 1999)


a third helping

of Thanksgiving politics 

I bite my tongue 

                                     [Nov. 27, 2004]

one-breath pundit  

    coyote moon sn






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