4 August 2001
3:05 PM: From Today's Papers on Slate for Today:Finally, the WP fronts the trendy new target of crime waves everywhere: powdered baby formula. Apparently, "powdered baby formula cartels," based mostly in the Middle East, are stealing huge amounts of the stuff, repackaging it and selling it back to wholesalers at inflated prices. Many stores have taken the product off the shelves and customers must pay first and then have "their formula brought to them by a clerk." It's an attractive crime for the freelancers who work for the fencing organizations because, no matter how much you steal, it's still considered shoplifting, only a misdemeanor. Perhaps this will put the organized back in organized crime.
Show last night was excellent. Every band was really good. I bought CDs from all of them, and pretty much the perfect T-shirt: just says in block letters, "I HATE MY LIFE".
More details later. Now, must dash - Buffy marathon at Lana's! I must consult my books!
Willfully blind self-indulgent nebbish or amusingly quirky old coot? And how bout that local sports team? Discuss among yourselves.
All names are fake, most places are real, the author is definitely unreliable but it's all in good fun. Yep.
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