The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I'm so happy

Peerless inventor of pointless public efforts, L. Brooks Patterson, strikes again. "Son of Wireless Oakland." Bringing free wifi to the "downtown areas" of Clarkston, Holly, and Oxford.

Listen up, Snyder. This is the kind of bold, clear thinking we need! Imagery at left shows the often mentioned wireless-less triangle of Oakland County, located some 35 miles or more from Detroit, and key to any effort to create jobs in doughnut shoppes or hardware stores, where innovation is currently being stifled by lack of capital, lack of trained workforces, lack of ideas, and lack of free wifi.

Meteorological nominclature

While the great blizzard of '11 seems to be fizzling out (here, anyway,) it's still not too late to come up with names for it. All the *mageddon terms that are being bandied about are based, of course, on the partly historical battle that is loosely called Armageddon, but which, if it really took place, happened at or near a settlement called Megiddo. So it could be Snowmegiddo, I suppose, which sounds something like a late-night-TV infomercial product, like SnoWow or Popiel's Pocket Catastrophe.

Since it doesn't look as though it's going to live up to its hype, it could be SnowFlake. Other possibilities:
  • sNowShow
  • SnowKwame
  • SnowTea
  • Snowgojevich (Heard much about him lately? Me neither)
  • Snow-Invest-In-Michigan-Without-Raising-Taxes

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Wonderful Juxtaposition

Two headlines on Mlive this morning, one right after the other:

Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to be deposed in texts lawsuit

Thousands of dead fish found in Erie, St. Clair


Go ahead, Google it.