V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
The Daily Word in Beck, brains, vaginas and soy sauce
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Feb 9 2015 1:37 PM ]
Exculpating evidence suggests no criminal charges will be filed in the Bruce Jenner traffic fatality.
Kanye tried to interrupt Beck’s Grammy Award accpetance speech.
I am so tired of all the complaining.
What would you pay for Abe Lincolns hair?
Learn how to escape from a moving car.
When you microwave humans the brains are always cold in the middle.
Goodbye, Tent City.
A shoplifter was shot on Menaul.
Happy birthday, Brian Donlevy.
You're probably cleaning your vagina all wrong.
Your Samsung TV might be spying on you. No, seriously. It's listening.
It's a sad day for Chinese food and fast locomotives.
Blood type and brain function: something else to worry about.
Ozzy Osbourne's bat karma has caught up to him.
Darth Vader's toilet is free on Craigslist in Albuquerque.
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
The Daily Word in Cosby, Crosby, Cyrus and Pooh
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Nov 24 2014 12:33 PM ]
Marion Barry died.
An ex-NBC employee claims he stood guard at Cosby’s dressing room door.
Kohler unveils an odor-eliminating toilet seat.
A giant isopod stopped eating and died.
Venice is going to ban wheeled suitcases. They’re noisy.
Kean University bought a $219k conference table from China.
There are rules for dating Miley Cyrus.
Lee Harvey Oswald died on this day in 1963.
There was a fatal crash at 4th and Montano this morning.
Happy birthday, Denise Crosby.
V.19 No.31 |
Hooker Buying Dead People with no Friends and Toilets
All these bad things having to do with the name John
By John Bear [ Thu Aug 5 2010 4:31 PM ]
I don’t want to complain but I can’t help but notice three things attached to the name John which bother me: people who patronize hookers, toilets and unidentified dead people. Not to mention John Stossel. (cringe.)
V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
A Word About Toilet Etiquette in Peru
Alibi’s Ilene Style reports from her volunteer mission in South America
By Ilene Style [ Wed Apr 28 2010 2:55 PM ]
--- On Sun, 4/18/10, <******@verizon.net> wrote: OK… when do we find out more about the toilet etiquette??
Many of you have asked me about the "toilet etiquette" in Peru that I mentioned in a recent e-mail. I wrote about the toilet etiquette here when I first arrived: "Because of the unsophisticated plumbing in Peru, used toilet paper is NOT flushed down the toilet, but is placed in a separate bin NEXT to the toilet. This was a hard concept for me to grasp. Like, gross!"
When I tell new voluntarios about this unusual custom, they are as grossed out as I was weeks ago when I arrived. Of course, now it's old hat, although still somewhat weird. You will never find a toilet in Peru without one of these next to it. They come in all different sizes, depending on how many people use one toilet, but always look the same. There are exceptions to this particular toilet ritual, of course. It does not apply in big fancy hotels. Perhaps these hotels have their own plumbing systems.
While we're on the subject of el baño, another thing you must always do in Peru is carry toilet paper with you at all times (especially if you are a girl.) Toilet paper is not a priority in public restrooms here, nor are paper towels, soap or sometimes even toilet seats (I'm not talking about lid covers, but the actual seats themselves). Luckily, with or without paper, the public restrooms here are still a step above many of the the public restrooms in France, some of which consist of a drain in the ground surrounded by a privacy screen.
If you happen to be in a public restroom in Peru that requires you to pay to use the facilities, women pay more to use the ladies room than men pay to use the mens room. Why? Because the ladies room has toilet paper. What if men need paper? Lo siento, yo no se!
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