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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The Squirrel said...

Hello? Anybody here?

Quiet week... weird. I miss my friends.


Fisher said...

That couple having sex article is just sad and hilarious at the same time. I wonder what would've prompted them to make such a...uhh... display of themselves.

Oh, and I agree that people who get divorced shouldn't have married in the first place. If they're just ruining lives (usually their kids'), then everybody would be better off if they never married.

Craig and Heather said...

Where do you find this stuff? Pretty off the wall.
If we expect weathermen to be accurate, what will happen if they aren't? Will they get fired and have to enter another profession? Are we sure we want them to? Just wondering here . .

That would be nuts!


The Squirrel said...


"Where do you find this stuff?"

I cannot reveal my secrets...



Sir Aaron said...

Fisher: I can attest that in my former life "getting some" was a high priority and where I got it, was not at all a consideration. When society tells you to do what you feel like, well, you get exactly that.

I don't think we need more marriage counseling. What we need are Pastors who will refuse to marry people who aren't really desirous of everything that comes with marriage.

Joshua Cookingham said...

hmmm...."THE QUEEN SHALL HEAR OF THIS!!!" I always wanted to say

About speed racer guy...
Yeah, aint that always the way? Those who enforce the unfair laws rarely follow them?

MandyJean said...

That man ruined Jane Austen. If she were alive today, I'm sure she'd put her head through a wall...I'm tempted to!