Dec 15

I was on an airplane the other day, and my finger got “caught” in (get this, I kid you not), an ashtray! I suppose what happened was that one of the ashtrays which were eventually soldered up after smoking became banned on airplanes in the eighties, had come loose. Now I’m not going to make this a rant about airlines and their lack of soldering skills, but Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 15

By my calculations every man, woman, and child in this country will be donating $49.81 to the automobile industry some time this week. This is on top of the $996.21 dollars they already donated to the banking industry. This actually adds up to about $1400 per adult, but that math is contingent on every adult paying federal income taxes, which isn’t necessarily true. Depending on whom you believe, around 36% of Americans either do not pay, or actually Read the rest of this entry »