Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 6/4/09

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

Note: Today's Nut Cache will be slightly larger than usual, since we missed last week.

(Fred mentioned this on his blog last week) Lady Thatcher once said that Socialism’s biggest problem was that, sooner or later, you run out of other people’s money. There’s no doubt that, given the opportunity, the people with the money will also take steps to hold on to it. Looks like Maryland's millionaires are moving away to flee from higher taxes. Socialists are silly to resent rich people. I've never gotten a job from a business owned by a poor person.

Here's an update on this story from the April 9 Nut Cache. It seems that the funeral home in question has lost their license. Well, Duh! I gotta admit that I'm sort of ambivalent regarding the whole funeral home business. It's way too expensive. Stories like this don't improve my opinion any.

This is a great story; touching, nostalgic, heart warming. Now, my first car was a 1974 Ford Pinto wagon. Mom and Dad gave it to me for my 16th birthday... the engine caught fire as I was driving it home from the dealership. DO NOT try to track it down for my 50th birthday! OK? Everybody got that? Good!

Y'all knew I couldn't ignore this one! Squirrels are natural patriots. They know that flags make great decorations, and the 4th of July is coming up quickly. The only reason they steal the flags is that nobody sells to arboreal rodents. You walk into a store to buy something, next thing you know, the shopkeeper is chasing you with a broom; makes it hard to complete a transaction.

Another update, kinda. Good news, curry lovers! Seems it's good, and good for you. Maybe now, you'll visit the McCurry near you more often, huh? No McCurry nearby? Fear not, I'll post a curry recipe soon.

Staying with food, seems Aussies are sissies when it comes to food. "He ate what was set before him," used to be a sort of unofficial soldierly motto, but not for the Australian armed forces, it seems. Note to moms: make the little crumb-crunchers eat what they get with thanks, or go hungry. Then, one day, when there all grown up, they won't be embarrassing their nation by turning up their noses at someone else's cooking!

Final food story today. This isn't quite enough for a Squirrel Can Cook segment, but it is worth bringing to your attention. Yeah, it's a squirrel thing, and, since y'all are all hanging with me, I figure you should know these things.

When Paul wrote 1 Thessalonians 5:15, he was talking about people NOT snakes. Just so you know. Another problem with paganism.

That's the Nut Cache for this week. It looks to be a beautiful day here in Western Montana, and I hope it's just as nice where ever you are.

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