Posts tagged “Miami”

Skinny Dip, by Carl Hiaasen

I read Carl Hiaasen‘s comedy Skinny Dip on the flight from Denver to Vegas to Los Angeles on Monday morning at the suggestion of a friend at work. I don’t want to reveal too much of the story, but it’s basically about an idiot who attempts to murder his wife, who was the captain of

No Champagne for Shula and the Boys

And so another childhood belief is disproved. I had always liked the oft-told tale of the surviving members of the ’72 Dolphins sending a case of champagne to the team that beats the last unbeaten NFL team each season. Apparently it’s simply another urban legend. I followed a link from Pop Culture Junk Mail to

Penthouse Error

Some quotes from an article about a lawsuit


I just have to do this: Flew in from Miami Beach BOAC Didn’t get to bed last night … Actually it was National Airlines, but it’s still great to be back in LA.


I am standing at an AT&T Public Phone 2000i in the Miami International Airport. I’ve got several hours to kill here and I thought I’d check my eMail. Unfortunately, although I love the redesign at, I can’t figure out how to retrieve my POP mail. It’s very frustrating. I doubt I have any interesting

What Is This? is the personal weblog of me, David Vincent Gagne. I've been publishing here since 1999, which makes this one of the oldest continuously-updated websites on the Internet.

A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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