Monthly Archives: September 2017

Entry 697: Mutiny on the Bounty

You know what? I think our lives are complicated enough without having to make more decisions than are absolutely necessary. This thought came to me one morning when a paper towel said hello to me. Not only that, it did … Continue reading

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Entry 696: Please Put Your Flight Attendants in the Uptight Position

An unnamed source recently gave me a brochure with a photo of three smiling flight attendants on the cover. It was not for an airline. The brochure was for Zucker Hillside Hospital. You might wonder why a hospital would place … Continue reading

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It’s been widely reported that, in a recent study, researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms (EEGs) and discovered that the average human attention span is eight seconds. But if that … Continue reading

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Entry 694: Miss Taken Identity?

Well, the recent Equifax debacle has once again reminded us (because we seem to keep forgetting) that anything is hackable. Of course, it’s particularly disturbing when the hackee is an entity that knows more about you than you do, including … Continue reading

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Entry 693: Um, What’s in the Wafer, Father?

At first glance, the news story, sadly, was not unusual. A house of worship somewhere in America had been vandalized. At second glance, however, I noticed a couple of extraordinary aspects to the story. It was not, for instance, a … Continue reading

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Entry 692: Hallen’s Believe It or Not

The facts are true; the bold comments are snide. A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night! Which is why you just can’t keep those guys in jail. President Trump apparently has a super power … Continue reading

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Entry 691: Are You Ready for Some (Really Lousy) Football?

Well, a bright new NFL season is upon us. It’s the time of year when hope springs eternal, when everyone can believe their team has a chance to make it to the post-season. Unless you’re a Jets fan. While most … Continue reading

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Entry 690: These Days, Any Kind of Intelligence Might Be Helpful

Just when I thought I had a handle on the most immediate threats to our American way of life, Elon Musk has come along and sent out some tweets. Mr. Musk, you may recall, is the fellow behind the Tesla … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: All Your Labor Day Questions Answered

Here’s a post from two years ago you might enjoy this weekend. Well, Labor Day weekend is upon us, and I’m sure you all have some important questions… Q. Who was Labor and why do we have a holiday honoring … Continue reading

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