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Zagat reports Southwest is the best PDF Print E-mail

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Southwest, the airline with the fun flight crews and TV star baggage handlers was lauded as tops in several categories, according to a frequent flier survey by Zagat.com.

For the third consecutive year, SW was named best in value for passenger dollars. It also won for on-time estimates, which means you get there when you want to get there if you fly SW.

A SW spokesperson sums up: "Bottom line, we have fun. Southwest takes our business very seriously, but is known for having employees who care about our customers which, in this industry, separates us from our competitors."

Hotel room free if you agree to perform on camera PDF Print E-mail

Romeo and Juliet

Looking for willing Romeos and Juliets

Many of our senior readers may not admit it, but can clearly remember GI nights when they got lucky and checked into hotel rooms. It could have been after a quickie wedding before going overseas, or just a one-night stand. All they had to worry about then was the house detective. Now, instead of some struggles in the dark, couples in hotel rooms can star in well-lighted video performances.

A guy who has made millions in porn products claims he’s negotiating to buy and design hotels to make the guest rooms into settings for his future movies. He says he’ll offer free rooms, booze and dinner to all couples who agree to have their bedroom antics videotaped. Then, after the movies are produced, they and millions of others will be able to watch the performance on a subscription website.

So, next time you’re in Vegas and rent one of those hotel suites with mirrors in the ceiling, you may want to look for a little camera lens peeking down at you.

Florida: Torch Cafe's delish dish delight! PDF Print E-mail


If you think airport screening is the only thing these days that's all about nudity, stop in for lunch at Torch Bistro, Sushi and Marine Bar in Punta Gorda Florida. The resort town is just up the state’s west coast from Fort Myers.

When you go to the sushi buffet table, you’ll find a nearly nude young woman lying there. In addition to filling your eyes, you can fill your plate with Asian food bits that are placed on her arms, legs and torso at various ladylike spots. Customers love the idea, especially the guys.

Apparently, there’s nothing illegal about the food-on-babe presentation. The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation inspected the set-up and has no objection, as long as “all food contact surfaces be smooth and easily cleaned." Actually, the edible food doesn’t touch the girl’s body, because each piece is presented on a leat or seaweed plate.

So, next time you’re going through security at the airport, glue some food pieces on your vital parts and offer those groping screeners a bite.

Food: Would cavemen enjoy in-flight meals? PDF Print E-mail


On your next flight, would you enjoy a dinner of roast dinosaur? There are several scientific studies going on that examine the diet of Stone Age humans. The rumor is that cruise lines, airlines and hotel chains are interested in serving foods that include more natural and healthy ingredients.

Actually, just kidding about dinosaur on the menu. If you ever stayed awake in history class, you’d know those beasts were gone from the earth several million years before man arrived. However, the cavemen's simple diet, primarily of meats, is considered healthy for today’s humans by some nutrition experts. Just don’t try convincing a vegan of that.

Stone Age people were hunter-gathers who found food, primarily animals, within short distances of where they lived. They did eat some wild grasses and beans, but researchers claim vitamin-rich liver, kidneys and brains were their favorites. By the way, have those researchers considered that cavemen died at 30 of old age?

Will hotel clean air ever become a reality? PDF Print E-mail

smoking chimp

Remember back in the days before you got smart about puffing cigarettes while filling your lungs with killer smoke? All restaurants and bars were clouded with choking air. Even at work, you had to share the nicotine-loaded environment.

We go way back to the real early days, when movie houses, cars, buses, trains and planes allowed smoking. Most restaurants encouraged addicts to puff out clouds of poison as you tried to enjoy your meal. Girls in shorts clomped through bars, clubs and dining rooms cooing, “Cigars, cigarettes, cancer?”


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