…about the inevitable 1.5+ year pause in personal blogs. Maybe something about the percentage of re-engagement.
Now I’m not trying to assign any kind of moral certainty to the evernts of the last couple of days, but if you are going to be this guy, this week would be the week to be this guy. On Youtube.
So we’re out in the driveway, riding trikes, etc etc etc. I am hit with the realization that this little cell replication factory hasn’t crammed anything in his food hole for 2+ hours. So I try the following line:
“Hey Nate, do you want to go have some BITES OF SAMMMICH?!!
“NO!” *starts crying*
So I drag his flailing person indoors, sit him in his chair, which he promtly climbs out of, and goes in the living room and faceplants on the carpet and WAILS.
I look at this tableau, and go into the bedroom to put away some of the clothes I folded earlier today.
Walk back out 5 minutes later: Stuffing his face with PB&J.
And the lesson here is:
NEVER NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS.
From the IMDB trivia page for the movie:
The original “pillow talk”-scene had Marla saying “I want to have your abortion”. When this was objected to by Fox 2000 Pictures President of Production Laura Ziskin, David Fincher said he would change it on the proviso that the new line couldn’t be cut. Ziskin agreed and Fincher wrote the replacement line, “I haven’t been fucked like that since grade school”. When Ziskin saw the new line, she was even more outraged and asked for the original line to be put back, but, as per their deal, Fincher refused.
I just did the following little Wikipedia experiment. Try it with me.
Go to this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents. Go look through the list. There’s some unpleasant stuff there. What is really fascinating is the radiation accident from Mayak, where 200+ people died. Soooo, like, 4 Chernobyls. Hmmm, never heard about that one. Go figure.
But wait. There’s more! Now that you’ve got a pretty good grip on that, all of the nuclear accidents, evar. ALMOST fits on one screen for me, another 150 pixels on my horizontal and I’d have it.
Man, if you are using an Apple external mouse you’re hatin’ life right about now. Such a crappy scroll wheel.
Phew! Okay, give that finger a rest.
Now, that was just the US.
Notice that Russia has 1 reported incident. Probably only was reported because up to 645 people died in that explosion. But it’s the only one reported. That seems kinda unlikely. And keep in mind that oil/gas is to Putin what nukes were to Khrushchev.
Then go back to the US, warm up that scrollin’ hombre again, and go all the way to the bottom.
Two little gems there:
- 2011 Gas pressure regulators failed and caused a gas pressure surge in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, on January 24, causing gas fires in numerous homes, and one apartment. 7 homes were destroyed, and damaged 45 furnaces, 10 boilers, 19 water heaters, and 10 other gas appliances. Gas company Dominion East Ohio says it found fluids and debris in a failed regulator and is investigating how that happened.
- 2011 5 people are killed and 8 homes are destroyed in an apparent gas explosion and fire in Allentown, Pennsylvania on February 10. The NTSB had warned UGI about cast iron gas mains needing replacement after the 1990 gas explosion in that city. Between 1976 and the date of the letter, July 10, 1992, two more gas explosions occurred. Three people were killed, 23 injured and 11 homes were destroyed or damaged in those explosions
So, to recap, in the last 3 months, in the United States, 15 houses were DESTROYED. If you live in a house in a residential neighborhood, think about how many houses are on your block. What’s that? About 4-5 to a side? Congratulations, YOUR ENTIRE BLOCK JUST GOT HELLA EXPLODEY. Oh, and five people died.
I have gas to our house. I now basically am aware of the fact that I am living in a GODDAMN BOMB. So, I guess what I’m saying is, if someone wants to put up a reactor somewhere in Eastern Oregon, hell, in the Willamette Valley even, go for it. I’m down. As long as the reactor core doesn’t blow up my specific house, I’m feelin’ pretty good about my friend Petey Plutonium.
Oh Ted Haggard, you are like the LiLo of closeted homos. You never cease to dissapoint.
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