Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The Lodge was once a speak-easy, and more recently, before my friend took on to restore it to its quirky glory, it was a kind of tax haven... which will make any New Jersey property owner go "huh?" given that the Garden State's property taxes are amongst the highest in the U.S. When I say tax haven, what I mean is, the former owners came here to rest after a hard day's strong-arming on behalf of the I.R.S...
Taxes, taxes, death and taxes: yes, my friend has some conservative opinions and ideals, and yes, we argued almost as much as we conversed, but always with civility, a testament to my friend's welcoming and gracious home. But! There! Are! Bears! In the Woods! That's me above, exhibiting the eternal vigilance that is the price of not having a bear chomping at one's ass...
Monday, April 19, 2010
JERUSALEM—Israel this week has been blocking travelers from bringing Apple Inc.'s new iPad into the country saying the device's wireless technology threatens to create interference with other products, a move that has puzzled people both in Israel and Silicon Valley.
The Ministry of Communications said the ban was instituted earlier this week because the iPad's Wi-Fi wireless technology was built to the U.S. standard, which allows stronger signals than those allowed in Europe and Israel.
"This device's wireless strengths violate Israeli law and will overpower other wireless devices in Israel," ministry spokesman Yechiel Shavi said.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Oh yeah? you say, what did Obama want this time?
Well, he has a very important project. There's an enormous centipede, with many, many legs -- innumerable legs, too many legs to count. And it's very dangerous, you understand? It threatens our economy with its thrashing around, in fact, it threatens the world economy. And it's very powerful.
And President Obama is asking you and I to chop off our legs (see above) and send them to him, so he can constrain the centipede. Does that make sense?