Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Sunday, April 19, 2009
The picture below is taken from the balcony. It makes the expression 'over the top' seem inadequate. The Fox Theaters in St. Louis and Detroit are almost identical twins.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Stephen Colbert, of the Colbert Report, easily won the right to have the forthcoming addition to the Space Station named after himself. It wasn't even close: 230,539 write-in votes for Colbert vs. 40,000 for NASA's top suggestion Serenity.
Ignoring both the top vote-getter and its own recommendation, NASA chose Tranquility.
In 2006, Colbert won the public vote to name a bridge in Budapest, Hungary. They got him on a technicality, however, since the rules required the bridge designee to be deceased.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
The Canadians should be rolling in in a few years or so, at least those who are good swimmers.
Canada north of the Great Lakes is tilting our way.
The first clue was the level of the Great Lakes being a little lower each year along the Canadian shores and, at the same time, being a little higher each year on the American side.
The scientists have proven it -- the Canadian side is rising 1/10 of an inch each year. So, at one inch per decade and ten inches per century, it's only a matter of time. Baby strollers and little red wagons will probably come first.
Does anyone what to speak on behalf of Gary, Indiana?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Today, I saw a driver holding her cell phone with her right hand -- but she was holding the phone to her left ear.
Try it. It's awkward and it's impossible to turn your head to the left (as you might want to do it you are making a left turn).
Then the fun began!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
What we learned: Don't go campaigning in your new, white, 60K+ Cadillac Escalade during the worst recession since the Great Depression. It's called The Don't Rub Salt in the Wound rule.
And, if you do, don't park illegally.
Sunday, April 05, 2009
The big, white, Cadillac SUV had a politician's sign on its side. Can you see what's coming?
Our street is equal to two normal size blocks and is a dead end.
As soon as I got out of my car, a voice yelled at me: "I'm so and so, and I'm running for prom queen [or the equivalent city office]. Will you vote for me?"
"Is that your white SUV at the end of the street?"
"Yes. Will you vote for me?"
"I don't vote for candidates who do not obey the law. Your SUV is parked illegally."
"Oh, I didn't realize it was parked illegally."
"Well, I'm not sure you should be the [city official] if you don't know the city ordinances. 'Don't block a fire hydrant seems pretty basic to me.'"
Oddly, she didn't answer. She also didn't go move her SUV, she just continued going door to door.
If she wins, I might have to move, but it was worth it!