Month: March 2018

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The Governor of Utah signed a bill ordering Utah’s Department of Agriculture and Food to grow medical-grade cannabis for terminally ill patients. It was a slow news day in Arizona on Monday so a Phoenix TV station decided to do an epic 90-minute livestream of a cat stuck on a pole. Linda Brown from Brown […]

  • Alameda and the Egg Spoon Wars

    Alameda and the Egg Spoon Wars

    My island home plays a bit part in this lovely story of the “spoon wars” in the Times earlier this week. Read the story, appreciate the spoon, and smile when you learn it was hand-forged in Alameda. The 16-inch iron spoon is hand-forged to Ms. Waters’s specifications by Shawn Lovell, whom Ms. Singer described in an […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    A Romanian court ruled that a 63-year-old man is dead despite what would appear to be convincing evidence to the contrary: the man himself appeared alive and well in court. The court told him he was too late and would have to remain officially deceased. In an effort to save money, the US Navy’s new […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    We lost a great mind this week. In all the stories of Stephen Hawking’s life, my favorite was the detail that he used to run his wheelchair over the toes of people he didn’t like. Mining cryptocurrency generates a lot of heat in the computers that are doing the computations. One French company decided to […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    The big storm that hit the East Coast brought down a 227-year old tree planted by George Washington. The Florida state Senate can’t seem to agree on banning assault weapons but it took them less than a minute to pass the Sunshine Protection Act which bans Daylight Saving Time in the state of Florida. Colorado […]

  • Wendy’s vs. McDonalds

    The @wendys twitter account is having all sorts of fun making fun of McDonalds frozen beef. Tomorrow is International Womens Day and they may have had the last laugh. Your turn Wendy’s.

  • The week that was (03-02-2018)

    The week that was (03-02-2018)

    Multiple businesses discontinued special discounts for members of the NRA. Companies included several rental car companies, Delta and United Airlines, and Walmart. The World Peace and Unification Sanctuary (yes, that one) in Pennsylvania churchgoers brought their AR-15s to a wedding ceremony. “Excessive flatulence” led to an emergency landing this week for a flight in Europe. […]