Here & There
The Astronomer of Nininger writes: “Subject: Blowing in the Wind.
“We’ve heard that this past winter was a cold and windy one. We have only anecdotal information upon which to base any judgment of that status, but the Good Wife and I smile at each other when people complain about the wind. We used to live in Wyoming, where they say that if the wind ever stopped blowing, everyone would fall down.
Continue reading “Windy? You call this windy? Well, let me tell you about windy!”
Fun facts to know and tell
Gregory J. of Dayton’s Bluff: “Subject: The Tormé-Toni connection.
“In my very slow and unsteady journey to put together a history of the Toni Co., I sometimes come across little tidbits that appear to have been lost to time. This is one such story.
Continue reading “The Mel & Toni Story — on 78-rpm “vinylite” discs: “One for My Baby,” and three more for the road!”
The Golden Age of TV Sitcoms
Zoo Lou of St. Paul: “Subject: American History Lesson, courtesy of Barney Fife.
“When I was in college, I had a double-major in journalism and history. I’ve always enjoyed the study of history, although I admit it can be difficult to work the Council of Trent, the Spanish Inquisition, and the Punic Wars into a casual conversation, not to mention all those dates (a necessary evil).
Continue reading ““If you’re gonna get smart-alecky, maybe I won’t even tell you!””
The great comebacks
You Snooze, You Lose Division
John in Highland writes: “I always get a laugh out of Joe Soucheray’s column when he writes about Mathematics. Lately he has been amused by the efforts of the Minnesota Department of Education to establish new math standards.
Continue reading “What was the probability of there being a college math class called “Numbers”?”
Elvis reports: “Elvis was having breakfast today and flipping through the Fleet Farm catalog that had showed up. He reflected on the genius of selling products to us that are contrary in purpose to each other.
Continue reading “To attract or to repel? That is the question in the whitetail aisle at Fleet Farm!”