So I wasn't happy with a side effect of my new work schedule, me driving home after sunset. I don't mind the driving home part, since consider the alternative, but figured someone could do something about the darkness.
I figured the people would be the Office of Sunsets, within the Department of Longitude, at right angles to the Department of Latitude, a division of the Division of Things, Places, and Precipitates, deep within the Weather Bureau, which is outside. They have telephones, so we don't have to do like our ancestors and yell out the window for a reply. But they'd at least get someone yelling back at them to shut up.( Collapse )
Four days later I realized what I'd agreed to, and now I can't believe calling bureaus is good for anything.
Trivia: In the last game of the 1908 World Series, the Chicago Cubs's most recent series win, paid attendance was only 6,210, the lowest in World Series history. Source: Crazy '08: How A Cast Of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created The Greatest Year In Baseball History, Cait Murphy. (The game was in Detroit, and the Cubs went into it leading three games to one.)
Currently Reading: The Onion AV Club Inventory, Editors Josh Modell, Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson, Kyle Ryan.