Daily Archives: August 13, 2012

Miscellaneous Thoughts That Don’t Fit Elsewhere

Far too infrequently a movie comes along that’s just plain fun. Even less frequently is a sequel that works – especially sequels to fun movies. (Movies made from a series of books such as “Harry Potter” or “Lord of the Rings” don’t count.) We watched “Men In Black 3” over the weekend; better than the first sequel and at least as good as the original.


If an e-mail starts out with “I checked this out on Snopes, and it’s true!” you can pretty much guarantee they didn’t and it isn’t.


Maybe if the employees who have worked the counter at the US Postal Service for the previous 100 years had been nicer to people, we’d be more empathetic to their current plight.


There are days when I almost wish that I were as dim and clueless as the parents portrayed on children’s television shows. Whenever they run election advertisements, for example.


Speaking of elections, I am one of those people who is willing to go into the polling booth and turn in a blank ballot because none of the clowns was worth voting for. This has been my way of voting for “none of the above.”


I wonder what would happen if a majority of people indicated “None of the Above” as a write-in candidate during an election. They still would pick the candidate with the most votes, but he/she couldn’t claim a “mandate from the people!”


I enjoy e-books. They’re convenient, they’re easy, I can obtain one in the blink of an eye. However, there’s still something special about reading a newspaper as opposed to the electronic edition – even if I have to tip the newspaper person at Christmas.


However, as they make the pages smaller and the comics miniscule, that advantage is disappearing.


They say that if you have a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. What about if all you have a torque wrench?


Something that happens at the checkout when I have a bouquet of flowers: Periodically someone will ask “Why?” or better yet ask me what I need to apologize for. When I tell them I regularly bring a small bouquet home, they’re surprised; one guy even said, “I wonder why I never thought of that.” I guess he’s not married to the type of person who just plain deserves flowers.