Monday, December 31, 2012

Who Cares About the News?

December 13, 2012

Well, the Idaho Statesman has done it this time. People are writing in in droves. You’d think they’d be griping about biased reporting, or the snooze of a Sunday paper but the issue is: The Comics. The Statesman has changed some comics!

More than one person has written in to say that the only reason they even get the paper is because of the comics.

I haven’t seen this much perturbation since they switched Crossword puzzles in 2009. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Just Break a Thermometer!

December 19, 2012

While nerves are still on edge after the recent school shooting in Connecticut, some wags at local high schools are diligently circulating a rumor that someone is going to shoot up one of the schools on Friday, to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar cycle. Naturally the rumor is spreading and upsetting people. I don't take the initial rumor seriously, but since you never can tell when someone who hears the rumor might get revved up and take it into his head to actually do it, it kind of puts the school on the hot seat deciding what precautions they should take.

I hope that when they find the little turkey who started the rumor, they expel him.

A woman I work with said that when she was growing up, they used to get bomb threats every time somebody wanted to get a day off school. 

Someone should remind the kids that around here all they have to do is break a mercury thermometer to get 3 days off. (For real.)

Not Worth the Buck

December 19, 2012

Been going to the dollar show on Tuesdays, just for a cheap afternoon out. I figured that whatever movie I saw, it would at least be worth the price of admission.

That is, until I saw “Pitch Perfect.”

Thursday, December 13, 2012

We Should Be So Lucky

December 12, 2012 (12/12/12)

All this hoopla over 12/12/12 being a "lucky" date...

So I guess the entire universe follows the Gregorian calendar?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Maybe They Didn’t Think It Through

November 27, 2012

This morning I saw a public service announcement on TV talking about how Diabetes is preventable.

It was immediately followed by a commercial for luscious-looking ice cream desserts at a restaurant chain.

The station may want to re-think its advertising sequencing.

Calling All Inventors

December 3, 2012

I keep seeing cute Christmas dishes in the sale flyers: Christmas trees, snowmen, holly, etc. But of course, I don’t want to store any more stuff, so I don’t buy them.

So I’m hoping somebody will invent some holiday decals that I can put on dishes for each holiday—tough enough to stand up to cutlery, but still removable so that I can put one set on at Thanksgiving and another at Christmas, etc. The patterns could change every year, so there would still be a guaranteed market, even though the decals could be re-used if somebody wanted to.

The other thing I think would be useful would be a tiny humidifier that would work in the car, so that if you drive a lot in winter with the heat on, you won’t get dry sinuses and the resultant respiratory irritations that they can bring.

OK, folks—get cracking!