Odds and Ends
Plutonium in the water, people testing positive for radiation in Tokyo and radioactive rain as far away as Maryland, but not to worry, nuclear power is safe. Give me an f.... never mind I got carried away there.
Elizabeth Taylor passes and yes, she was hot in her day and in my day too.
That reminds me, one of the phrases I can't stand is "back in the day." Back in whose day? A little teeny bopper says it and I'm thinking, 5 years ago was back in the day? I've got boxers older than that?
I've lived in California, Washington, Florida and now Texas and every time the news wants to show something weird, strange or just plain stupid it always seems like it's a story from Florida. Here's one that got me laughing: Two neighbors got into an argument in Fort McCoy, Florida. When they solved their differences, the 92-year old woman in the argument suggested they kiss and make up. Her 53-year old neighbor refused the kiss…so she went back into her house, got her semi-automatic .38 and pumped four shots into his house. She’s in county lock-up – facing felony charges. Nothing like making a mountain over a mole hill
Harry Wesley Coover Jr passed away. I doubt that his name jumps out at anyone. It didn't with me, that is until I read a line or two down and saw that he was the inventor of superglue. Yep, the man that created glue that lead to an ad with a guy hanging onto his hard hat glued to a steel beam has finally found something that his glue can't fix, mortality. In fact I read that his invention was an accident. In WWII he was tasked with making a hard plastic gun sight and his concoction kept sticking to the moulds. I think my greatest accidental invention has been adding fresh queso cheese to cheddar in an omelet. Now that’s MMM MMM good and that leads to the QOD:
What's your best accidental invention?