The Passing Parade: Cheap Shots from a Drive By Mind

"...difficile est saturam non scribere. Nam quis iniquae tam patiens urbis, tam ferreus, ut teneat se..." " is hard not to write Satire. For who is so tolerant of the unjust City, so steeled, that he can restrain himself... Juvenal, The Satires (1.30-32)

Saturday, July 12, 2003

ENCOURAGED BY REPORTS OF PERUVIAN DOCTORS performing brain surgery with a power drill and pliers bought from a local hardware store, members of Carpenters Local 45 today began offering surgery at half price to poor people in the New York—New Jersey area. The local’s first patient was Mrs. Sylvia Grosbeck of the Bronx, who came into the union hall needing an emergency organ transplant. The carpenters replaced Mrs. Grosbeck’s diseased heart and liver with a two story split level ranch house in Scarsdale. “The mortgage was very reasonable, I thought,” Mrs. Grosbeck said after the operation. “And now we have a front yard for the grandchildren to play in. It’s a dream come true.”


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