Are you interesting? Well, everyone is interesting to themselves, except for one Arthrop P Canticle of Springfield, Massachusetts, who realized that he was so uninteresting --- despite what would seem a promising name inherited from a pranking great-uncle --- that he couldn't be bothered to keep reminding himself to breathe. He went on to spend three years under continuous observation at the bottom of Billy Rose's famous Aquacade without once taking a breath, without anyone paying him any attention. We should probably check if he's still there. That would be interesting, except, you know Arthrop.
And please be so good as to follow me over to the rest of this entry, on my humor blog. Also appearing this past week have been:
- Plus Our Rabbit Scolded Me For Letting It Get This Way, which is to say, hot, because it's been altogether too hot lately.
- Something For The Water, following up on some problems I was having with our pond.
- Forms Of New Jersey Local Government (2) continues to make sense of the way New Jersey municipalities are organized.
- Basic Dishwasher Repair, a guide for the befuddled, like me.
- Five Astounding Facts About Turbo, That Movie About A Snail In The Indianapolis 500, which I saw yesterday and is explicitly why I was late posting. I swear.
- Railroad Track Villainy Updates, a not-by-itself humorous bit inspired by an article that pinned down just who was the silent movie villain who kept tying women to railroad tracks.
Trivia: In 1799, George Washington's five whisky stills produced eleven thousand gallons of rye, which he sold locally at a profit of $7,500. (This doesn't count the rye he gave to friends and family.) Source: A History Of The World In 6 Glasses, Tom Standage.
Currently Reading: Detroit City Is The Place To Be: The Afterlife Of An American Metropolis, Mark Binelli.
PS: Geometry the Old-Fashioned Way, over in the mathematics blog, where I've gotten an applet of some kind which lets you do geometry in a classic and fun old way. It's well worth playing with!