Saturday, September 7, 2019

Quips and Quotations (Utilitarianism Edition)

Well, there's a Book that says we're all sinners and at least I chose a sin that made quite a few people happier than they were before they met me.

--Sally Stanford, San Francisco madam who went on to become mayor of Sausalito, California.



  1. Candidate Shady: If elected, I will bring prostitutes to their knees!

    Someday "Mayor Pete" will refer to Peter North.

    Hi, Kirk!

    Mrs. Shady and I watched an episode of Monk a couple of nights ago. There was the following exchange:

    Captain Leland Stottlemeyer: Seems our murder victim worked in the world's oldest profession.

    Adrian Monk: A stonemason, huh?

    Thanks, good buddy Kirk, and enjoy your weekend!

    1. Shady, have you ever seen the 1982 movie Night Shift? There's a very funny scene where Micheal Keaton (the film made him a star) stands in front of a chalkboard and explains the etymology of the word "prostitute" to a bunch of hookers.

    2. I don't think I saw Night Shift, Kirk. I'll have to look for it. My earliest memory of Michael Keaton was his role as the mischievous spirit Betelgeuse in Beetlejuice (1988). Warning: don't say his name three times. (And don't say "Candyman" five times in front of a mirror, or "Donald Trump" anywhere even once.) Beetlejuice also gave me my first exposure to Winona Ryder, now the star of Stranger Things.

  2. She wasn't really a great beauty, so I doubt it.

    1. She wouldn't have been the one having sex with the customers, Adam. She was the madam, the boss, the person in charge of the bordello. She owned the place, the business, the girls were her employees.

      She probably was a prostitute when she was younger. Unfortunately, there's no pictures of her when she was in, say, her 20s, so I can't tell you what she looked like, but certainly not like the above photo, which was taken when she was in her 50s. Also, I'm told, that some women, particularly women who do it for a living, have ways in bed that may circumvent mere physical attraction.