Archive | August 1, 2018



How do stupid people get rich ?


The Editor:   What is the crisis, LL ?

Tax Cat:  Amigo got his truck tax statement in the mail, the government of Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, U.S.A. charges you an extra dollar to mail in your payment.  Amigo looked like Maxine Waters when someone mentions The Constitution.   I gave him an emergency Vodka Martini to calm his nerves.  Here are some relevant facts.–UsOX9Q1CH9ngLXJEOm_Wn8%3D&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjRk5S35b_cAhVh8IMKHUgNDgQQ9QEwBHoECAYQDA#imgrc=PnmJOqtbKk43VM:

TE:  Did the Martini calm him down ?

Counselor Cat:  It did for a while.  I explained that the parking around the courthouse is all head-in and that you can’t see how to back- out because the SUV’s parked beside you  are 30 feet long, and the windows are tinted darker than Hillgal’s heart.  I also explained that mailing in the payment would not expose him to the STD’s  and snot running out of the clerk’s nose ring.

Here is another fee that set off Amigo.   You are charged for not using enough long distance.  He changed to Margaritas.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Iris Nebula in a Field of Dust
Image Credit & Copyright: Franco Sgueglia & Francesco Sferlazza

Explanation: What blue flower grows in this field of dark interstellar dust? The Iris Nebula. The striking blue color of the Iris Nebula is created by light from the bright star SAO 19158 reflecting off of a dense patch of normally dark dust. Not only is the star itself mostly blue, but blue light from the star is preferentially reflected by the dust — the same affect that makes Earth’s sky blue. The brown tint of the pervasive dust comes partly from photoluminescence — dust converting ultraviolet radiation to red light. Cataloged as NGC 7023, the Iris Nebula is studied frequently because of the unusual prevalence there of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs), complex molecules that are also released on Earth during the incomplete combustion of wood fires. The bright blue portion of the Iris Nebula spans about six light years. The Iris Nebula, pictured here, lies about 1300 light years distant and can be found with a small telescope toward the constellation of Cepheus.

Tomorrow’s picture: lunar eclipse for poets