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News of the vapid:
The Navy is banning electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from its aircraft, ships and submarines after receiving multiple reports of the devices’ batteries exploding, catching fire and injuring sailors, it announced Friday.
The malfunctioning devices have forced at least one aircraft to land, started fires on ships and left sailors with second-degree burns . The injuries have occurred when the devices were being used, charged or replaced, or when they came into inadvertent contact with metal objects, according to the Navy.
The story goes on to point out that the “Vaping” business association, which is not called “Nicotine Addiction Pays Big Bucks,” is protesting.
Farron Cousins notes a classic example of psychological projection.
Words fail me.
(Errant “div” tag fixed.)
Dan Casey explains.
According to my brother, who has seen a few of these and who linked me up to the picture, the scent is the same.
Some years ago, when Second Son was still a little kid maybe four or five, I saw a skunk on the front stoop. I called Second Son over and said, “Look, a skunk.”
Then we went inside real quick.
When I was a young ‘un, Tiger, the best dog who ever lived, sometimes came home after tangling with a skunk. One never forgets that acrid smell.
A little Ernie Kovacs seems a fitting end this screwy year.
(As for the question in the title, I don’t want to know.)
Stop them before it’s too late.
A Facebook post from the Kensington Police Department of Prince Edward Island warns would-be partiers in the Great White North to avoid getting behind the wheel tipsy, lest they be caught, booked and serenaded by the 21st century’s discount Bon Jovi.
When a potato is a pineapple:
She carried on her cooking as normal and it was only when her husband came home and ran the “rock” under the tap that they discovered it was in fact a grenade from 1917.
As I have mentioned here from time to time, I do not watch debates. I refuse to spend two hours watching something I can read about in 15 minutes the next morning. Nevertheless, I do pay attention to politics; you may have noticed that. (This year, of course, there’s the extra added end-of-the-this-noble-experiment-this-is-it-this-is-the-big-one-I’m-coming-to-join-you-Elizabeth factor.)
This morning, my local rag carried an interview with some persons who attended last night’s debate at a local movie theatre. I offer, without further comment, a quotation from one of them (emphasis added):
“Being a businessman myself, I appreciate his discipline,” Sherwood said.
Addendum, A Picture Is Worth Dept.:
Image via Michael in Norfolk, who has citations.
American exports seem to be doing well. For example . . . .
“The person who called us was sitting behind the wheel with two children in the car when [what appeared to be] a man in a clown mask popped up in a ditch,” police officer Patrick Solberg told local newspaper Romerikes Blad.
When police arrived at the scene they found that the culprit was in fact a 14-year-old boy.
“He and four friends had done this together. The other four stood watching while they filmed the stunt,” Solberg told TV2.
Follow the story for more examples of United States exports.
The closest I ever got to this was flying Jefferson Airplane because it gets you there on time.
She would also have sex with pilots in the cockpit even during flight, the reports claimed.
The hostess apparently kept a digital diary detailing the ins and outs of all her “mile-high” extra-marital affairs. They should have remained a secret until her husband for found the diary and blew his top.
I once had a coworker who told me of accidentally walking into the wrong hotel room in a large U. S. city in a western state that begins with the letter “U” to find himself beholding a flight crew that was indulging in a little post-arrival recreation. I remember his saying, “The stewardesses (that’s how long ago this was–they were still called “stewardesses”) were down to their bras.”
No, he didn’t tell me what airline. The crew was out of uniform.