Life in the World Economy
Elvis reports: “Elvis got the Christmas lights out yesterday, and two of the strings wouldn’t work. These are the fancy LED lights that cost a pretty penny, and the boxes they are packaged in make a big pitch that the LED bulbs will last over 20,000 hours!
Continue reading “The package promised that these Christmas lights would last 20,000 hours — most of them in a landfill?”
Our neighbors, ourselves
Kathy S. of St. Paul: “Once, I lived in a second-floor apartment in a three-floor building. The folks upstairs were usually good, except for one whose boyfriend like to punch designs in leather, and he wanted to do it in our building rather than in his house. He placed a towel on my upstairs neighbor’s wooden table, and added a wooden cutting board on which to pound out designs. Basically, he turned my apartment into a drum, echoing and amplifying each blow. Luckily, he stopped after I arrived at the apartment door in tears a few times.
Continue reading “She was “Stayin’ Alive” with the stereo blasting — till she called the cops, and “Another One Bit(es) the Dust”!”
Close encounters of the natural kind, reported by B. Dazzled of South St. Paul: “Subject: All creatures great and small.
“Doris G.‘s beautiful photos of the pileated woodpecker [BB, 12/2/2016] reminded me of a story I had promised myself to share with BB.
Continue reading “Novice SoCal hunter tries a bit of Zen in the deer stand: “Be the tree. Be the tree. Be the tree.””
Many of you have found your way to today’s Bulletin Board, despite the SNAFU in today’s email — but we have reasons to believe that others have not located it.
How that “Oops!” happened: We hit PUBLISH instead of SCHEDULE last evening, then immediately — but too late — changed it to SCHEDULE, thinking that you would receive a second, clickable email this morning. But no.
Live and learn!
Should we make that mistake again, please know that you can always find every Bulletin Board at BBonward.com.
Here is today’s: https://bbonward.com/2016/12/02/is-this-the-best-bluegrass-clog-dancing-video-ever-made-gotta-be-a-contender/
And: Every picture tells a story
IGHGrampa writes: “This should help brighten your day. I like it, but maybe just because of the cute girl in the checked skirt. She has a nice smile.
Continue reading “Is this the Best Bluegrass Clog Dancing Video Ever Made? Gotta be a contender!”
Till death them did part
And: Fifteeen nanoseconds of fame — leading to: There’s a signpost up ahead . . .
Wild Bill of River Falls, Wisconsin: “Here’s a story that was on my mind today.
“It is a story about my parents, whose anniversary would have been next week. Call them Edna and Rudy.
Continue reading “Frank Sinatra sang at their table. Frank Sinatra sang at her funeral. And then?”
It’s been a full month since Bulletin Board moved from the daily St. Paul Pioneer Press to BBonward.com (with a page of highlights republished in each Sunday’s Pioneer Press).
We’ve really enjoyed it, and we hope that you have, too.
Continue reading “EXTRA! EXTRA! See a month’s worth of outstanding pictures!”