David Bowie Tribute

2/27/16 I strongly prefer the Brits Awards tribute to David Bowie over the Emmy Awards tribute.


February 23, 2016

Old-fashioned oats are harder to cook in the microwave than on top of the stove (yes, I followed the directions).IMG_5301


February 20, 2016

When you’re spending $60 on two pizzas, having them cool down a little on the way to your house is better than ordering par-baked and then drying it out by overcooking in your oven.

Probably true however much you’re spending, but feels more painfully true with $30 pizzas.



Harlem Globetrotters

2/15/2016 The Harlem Globetrotters have been around for 90 years.


Road Runner

2/13/16 The horn on the Plymouth Road Runner sounds (or sounded) like Warner Bros.’ Road Runner character.

It was an officially licensed sound, and you probably had to push the horn twice in quick succession to get the beep-beep.


There is dispute about whether Road Runner was saying beep-beep,  meep-meep, or mheep-mheep so I looked until I found an official Warner Bros. listing:

Road Runner is a happy bird who can’t fly but travels desert highways like a bullet train. He’s innocent and carefree. With long legs, graceful tail feathers, and a cheery “Meep-meep!” he’s always way ahead of Wile E. Coyote. When you can run at the speed of sound and make an instant U-turn, no one can catch you. That’s genius.


If you have no idea who the Road Runner is:


If you’ve ever wondered whether it is Warner Brothers or Warner Bros. (as I did when I had to decide between Warner Brothers’ or Warner Bros.’):

Warner Brothers, in full (1923–69) Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., or (from 1969) Warner Bros. Inc.,  American motion-picture studio that introduced the first genuine talking picture (1927).





2/2/2016 Today I learned that yesterday’s weight was not artificially high because I was wearing jeans and a belt (with what was apparently not a five pound buckle).