Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 5/7/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or nutworthy.

You just can’t take the children anywhere anymore without worrying that you’ll have to cover their eyes. Tourist attractions worldwide shouldn’t have to install content blockers, but many wish Windsor Castle had such a content blocker when this took place. (Note: article is safe to view, even if reported activity wasn’t.)

My daughter is a really big fan of Jane Austin’s books. I remember having to read Sense and Sensibilities for an English class in high school and hating every page of it. Now, if all of Jane Austin’s books were like this one, I might have enjoyed them more.

The weather forecast is often inaccurate? The forecast of bad weather is hurting tourism? What should you do? Why, complain, of course! "It's infuriating," said Andrew Kirk, chairman of the Carrbridge, Scotland business association. "Even today it is forecast as rain, and yes it's cloudy but there's been really beautiful spells.” It’s getting tough out there when people start to actually expect the weather man to be right…

I’m sort of ambivalent when it comes to things like red-light and speeding cameras. On the one hand, I’m strongly in favor of people obeying the law. On the other hand, I’m not a big proponent of police-state methods in any way. Whether traffic cams are “police-staty” or not is debatable, I suppose, but I was amused by this story. Hoisted, one might say, by his own petard!

Perhaps more pre-marital counseling would have been a good idea? Maybe one of the reasons the divorce rate is so high, is because some people just shouldn’t get married in the first place. In either case, this does not bode well for the future of this marriage. Not a good start...

That's the Nut Cache for this week!

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