I was just reading this post. I've said before, but maybe not on this site, that I fail to see any logical basis for the verdict of "not guilty by reason of temporary insanity."
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"They called us all together and said we would each get $1,000," Lawrence Wyman said. "Everyone started clapping and then they said it would be $1,000 for each year worked."
Yesterday at 5:00pm I was on my tractor in a t-shirt.
Today at 5:00pm it was 31 degrees.
Welcome to autumn in Kentucky...
Like many other kids of the day, I learned how to solve the Rubik's Cube in the summer of 1981. Somehow, this knowledge came full circle this past week.
I was feeling a mite peckish this morning and it was still quite a long time until lunch, so I grabbed some coinage from the retired Altoids tin in which I keep my spare change at work and toddled off to the vending machines.
We spent last evening celebrating the 90th birthday of the father of one of our friends. It's amazing to talk with someone who has seen the world change so much over the years - someone who remembers when traffic consisted mostly of horses & buggies, who remembers the troops coming home from World War I, who has seen the administration of 16 different presidents. He was married just shy of 50 years and for the majority of his adult life worked in the same job running an ice cream plant. (Any job where you buy sugar by the boxcar is great in my book!)
Robert Bottomley is a great man to know and talk with and we wish him many more good years!
One of my favorite email newsletters is Mullings by Rich Galen. It's usually political, as that's where Rich makes his real money, but now and then it's just a random stop in his brain. It's one of my favorites for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Rich actually responds to his email - even the meaningless, little, snide comments that I send him. But the primary reason is that I just love his writing style. Here's a sample:
What the devil is going on in advertising these days?!? I've been seeing some of the most unusual combinations of products and music in commercials lately. The two most glaring examples are Cadillac using Led Zeppelin's Rock & Roll and the B-52s' Roam hawking Clarinex of all things. (Granted - this was from their album Cosmic Thing, which was hardly as cutting-edge-out-of-the-mainstream-and-loving-it as their older stuff -- but still, it's the B-52s!) It should be noted, also, that Clarinex previously used the Overture from The Who's rock opera, Tommy.
Just some minor items that don't really belong anywhere...
Just when you think you've seen it all, somebody (Dave Barry, to be exact) points out that there's a patent on getting a cat to chase a laser pointer spot on the wall.
btw - The Laserspot Kitties would be a decent name for a rock band...