Monthly Archives: January 2019

Entry 833: One Small Plant for Mankind

Every once in awhile I am enticed by an ad on Facebook to purchase the goods of a company that is offering a ridiculously low price on a first order. Many of these Facebook ads are from firms based in … Continue reading

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Entry 832: Humpty Trumpty Sat on a Wall

It seems pretty clear that Congress isn’t going to give President Trump $5.6 billion for his wall, especially since our government is so dysfunctional normally that many Americans don’t even notice when it’s shut down except when airport security lines … Continue reading

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Entry 831: 23 and Me and King Louis XVI

My son-in-law Alex got my wife and me 23andMe DNA testing kits for Christmas, possibly because he wanted to get some idea about why his wife is the way she is, and what he might have to look forward to … Continue reading

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Entry 830: What to Do if You Have Lots of Children

As regular readers of this blog know, my first grandchild, Sydney, was born last Memorial Day weekend. So far, things have gone swimmingly. She’s a very happy child, able to entertain herself for hours at a time with just a … Continue reading

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Entry 829: We Are Family

According to a study conducted by scientists at the University of Basel in Switzerland, all modern humans descended from a single couple who lived 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. That was before Netflix, so the pair had plenty of time … Continue reading

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Entry 828: How’s It Going? (Don’t Answer That)

The following actually happened to me: A blonde woman in a bathrobe and slippers asked me how I was doing. “Just fine,” I replied, and, then, after a moment’s pause, added, “And yourself?” “Wonderful,” she said cheerfully, and then got … Continue reading

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Entry 827: Today’s Special–Tuna, Just $4,900/lb

By now you’ve probably heard about the big auction news of last week. The sale did not occur at Sotheby’s or Christie’s. It did not involve a David Hockney painting selling for $90 million or a pair of Hitler’s underwear … Continue reading

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