Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cartoon Saturday

Over 111,000 people are now confirmed dead in the Haiti earthquake, and the toll is still rising; Laredo, Texas, population 250,000, is now officially one of the largest US cities with no book stores (read more about it in my post of December 18th, last year); airline passenger frustration with fees, ever-changing security measures, and overcrowding is at an all-time high; an auction of designer handbags purchased with money embezzled from the Washington DC city government by a former city tax official has raised nearly $105,000 for the cash-strapped city; and the Shady Lady Ranch, a legal brothel in Nye County, Nevada, has hired its first male sex worker...known colloquially as a prostidude...thereby putting the "bro" in "brothel," ha, ha.

Heaven knows what we'd do without Cartoon Saturday to help make sense of it all.

The condition of the economy has got most of us rethinking our old cliches...

With this past week's Supreme Court ruling removing all limits on the amounts of money big corporations and interest groups can spend on political advertising, it's going to be a banner year for stupid campaign tactics. If you thought mindless and insulting campaign ads were bad before, well, imagine how many more of them you'll be able to enjoy now ...

Having some experience in dealing with energetic children and grandchildren, I can appreciate the need for a t-shirt like this one ...

Remember my screed the other day about political correctness? Here's another take on the subject ...

As cost-cutting measures for businesses go, this one is about as good as any ...

Did you ever wonder how telecommuting might have worked in the past? ...

And finally, a bonus cartoon for the end of a crazy week (click to enlarge - it's worth it) ...

Our house is almost warm again after our power was restored last night...did you know that it's possible for your house to have full power in some rooms...brownouts in others...and no power at all to big appliances (like your furnace), and still have all your circuit breakers untripped? We learned a lot last night about how power comes to your house. So did our next door neighbor, now that our power is temporarily coming from his house until our defective cable can be dug up and repaired.

It's a shocking tale, but I thought you'd get a charge out of it.

Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.

Bilbo

4 comments:

Leslie David said...

Gives new meaning to "go before you leave the house."

Mike said...

Laziness syndrome - I'M SAVED. It's not my fault. I knew it!


As far as your elctrical problem. You have two hot legs and a neutral coming in to the house. You lost one of the hot legs. Thus all the weird stuff. But things like this can energize the relationships with your neighbors.

Make sure when the new wire is put in it is up to current standards.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Hunting from home...not a success!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I like the baby and 3 year old one :)