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Kiss The Toe

Captain Dick Stevenson, a true Yukon original who “invented” one of the territory’s oddest claims to fame — a drink with a severed human toe in it — has died.

According to his daughter, Dixie Stevenson, he died in Whitehorse early Thursday morning at age 89.

“I’m pretty sure I’m the only daughter in history that has to, following my dad’s will, make sure that his toes are removed and dried and make it up to Dawson City,” Dixie said on Thursday.

“As a matter of fact, I’m just on my way downtown. I have to buy containers and pickling salt.”

Captain Dick’s world-famous invention, the “Sourtoe Cocktail,” is nearly 50 years old and continues to draw brave and thirsty crowds to Dawson City’s Downtown Hotel.

Order one up and you’ll get a shot of whiskey with a gnarled old human toe bobbing in the glass. Let the toe touch your lips and you’re in the Sourtoe club — with a certificate to prove it.

“I thought maybe only 10 or 12 people would ever do it,” Captain Dick Stevenson recalled in a CBC interview in 2017.

To date, more than 90,000 people have kissed the toe.

Real-time Self-impeachment!

Trump exceeds expectations.

Wow. Fox News’ Bret Baier says that Trump’s tweets attacking Yovanovitch could be construed as witness intimidation and hence “adding essentially an article of impeachment in real time as this hearing is going on.”

Robyn Hitchcock

… at the Carrboro Arts Center.

Another solo acoustic show. As always, he played Glass Hotel, Queen Elvis and One Long Pair Of Eyes. He also played some stuff I’d never heard him play before: Wax Doll, Flesh Cartoons, Dylan’s She Belongs To Me and a set of songs on piano which included Flavour Of Night and The Man Who Invented Himself. So, success.

It was, I think, the eleventh time I’ve seen him. And he still sounds great.

Local singer Django Haskins opened. He was very good.

Ha Ha, You Stupid Fuck

The latest map — designed by state Rep. David Lewis, one of the legislature’s redistricting chairmen, and approved late Thursday by the state House of Representatives — creates a new Democratic-leaning district in Raleigh and another anchored in Greensboro. In the current map, those cities are carved into different districts, diluting their heavily Democratic vote.

Under the new proposal, two Republican congressmen — George Holding of Raleigh and Mark Walker of Summerfield, near Greensboro — would be drawn into the new Democratic-leaning districts, making their reelection prospects next year uncertain.

The moron Mark Walker is my Trump-humping Representative. His weekly emails to constituents are full of stories about “Job Creators” and the evil “mainstream media” and the pernicious left’s witch hunt against Trump. He has refused my 40+ requests for comment on whether or not the four Democratic Congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from. He has also blocked me on Facebook. Having him lose his seat because the district maps were drawn fairly would be so so sweet.

President TV

Trump sees CNN report of a US Navy ship entering the Black Sea and see it as a challenge to Russia, calls Bolton at home and orders him to cancel the mission.

In Case You Were Still Wondering…

One of Rudy Giuliani’s associates arrested last month in connection with shady activities in Ukraine appears to have flipped on Donald Trump and his personal attorney. Lev Parnas, who has agreed to comply with investigators, is claiming that he personally offered a quid pro quo to the incoming government in Kiev at Giuliani’s direction, undercutting the president and his lawyer’s claims of innocence and suggesting their pressure campaign in Ukraine went further than previously known.

According to an attorney for Parnas, he traveled to Kiev just ahead of Volodymyr Zelensky’s swearing-in in May to deliver an ultimatum: investigate Joe Biden, or Vice President Mike Pence will not attend Zelensky’s inauguration, and Congressionally-approved military aid will be held up.

Green Acres

Today I learned that someone near us has a flock of Guinea fowl that he lets run around, “free range ” – in the middle of the road, in this case. I had to herd them off to the side with my car. Cause that’s country livin.

I didn’t know what they were. Looked like fat chickens with puffin heads.