Archive | August 9, 2020




A new and easy test for Covid 19 is making the rounds. It’s simple and quick.


Take a glass and pour an ounce of your favorite whisky into it. Then, see if you can smell it. If you can, then you are halfway there.


Then drink it. If you can taste it then it is reasonable to assume you are currently free of the virus because the loss of the sense of smell and taste is a common symptom.


I tested myself 7 times last night and was virus free every time, thank goodness.


I will have to test myself again today because I have developed a throbbing headache which can also be one of the symptoms.


I’ll report my results later.


Gate Clerk

An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in New York for being smart and funny, while making her point, when confronted with a passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo. For all of you out there who have had to deal with an irate customer, this one is for you.

A crowded United Airlines flight was canceled. A single agent was re-booking a long line of inconvenienced travelers. Suddenly, an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk. He slapped his ticket on the counter and said, “I HAVE to be on this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS.”

The agent replied, “I’m sorry, sir. I’ll be happy to try to help you, but I’ve got to help these folks first; and then I’m sure we’ll be able to work something out.”

The passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers behind him could hear, “DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHO I AM?”

Without hesitating, the agent smiled and grabbed her public address microphone. “May I have your attention, please?”, she began, her voice heard clearly throughout the terminal. “We have a passenger here at Gate 14 WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him with his identity, please come to Gate 14”.

With the folks behind him in line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United Airlines agent, gritted his teeth, and said, “F*** You!”

Without flinching, she smiled and said, “I’m sorry sir, you’ll have to get in line for that, too.”

Life isn’t about how to survive the storm, but how to
dance in the rain…



The Maxwell-Clooney Diary.


Maybe the Clinton Foundation needs the same scrutiny.  Maybe de Blasio should be charged for writing a political slogan on public property in front of Trump Tower.

Here is a real Attorney General.


The Disagreeing Editor:  Where aren’t you going, LL ?

Not Auburn Tiger Cat:  I’m not going on a tour of America and point out the problems, you’ll see me in the Auburn store first.

TDE:  Maybe you could fly over it and discuss things.

I guess that will be alright.

Florida is still screwed up.  These jokers must have moved from Chicago and Baltimore.

Here is a protest.

Borders still need protecting.  Disney’s rides are as bad for you as their news, ABC.

Barry and Michelle should be made to move to Chicago to teach history, gun safety, and white-collar crime.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The Origin of Elements
Image Credit & License: Wikipedia: Cmglee; Data: Jennifer Johnson (OSU)

Explanation: The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior of stars, as was the oxygen. Much of the iron in your body was made during supernovas of stars that occurred long ago and far away. The gold in your jewelry was likely made from neutron stars during collisions that may have been visible as short-duration gamma-ray bursts or gravitational wave events. Elements like phosphorus and copper are present in our bodies in only small amounts but are essential to the functioning of all known life. The featured periodic table is color coded to indicate humanity‘s best guess as to the nuclear origin of all known elements. The sites of nuclear creation of some elements, such as copper, are not really well known and are continuing topics of observational and computational research.

Tomorrow’s picture: leaking sky