Archive for December 18th, 2009



Things I Learned This Week…

The premiere of a new feature that will appear regularly on Fridays.

Things I learned this week…

The H1N1 vaccine cannot be shipped to Minnesota when the temperature is below 15 degrees. If they do try to ship it in our less-than tropical conditions, the vaccine becomes useless. We better hope El Nino kicks in soon or as Scooby Doo would say, “Ruh-Roh!”

Speaking of “Ruh-Roh”…
I learned that there is a controversary over who said that phrase first, “Astro”, the dog from the “Jetsons” cartoon or Scooby Doo from “Scooby Doo, Where Are You”. It just so happens that Don Messick provided the voices for both characters and their are many similarities in both characters. The Jetsons started in 1962, while Scooby and his pals didn’t come along until 1969!

I also learned that “The Jetsons” aired in primetime on Sunday nights to counter “The Flintstones”.

Americans prefer “softer” toilet paper than the rest of civilization. Unfortunatley, in order to make the kinder, gentler version, many “virgin” trees must be sacrificed, which is bad for the enivironment. While the rest of the planet is “on board” with using one grade higher than sandpaper, the U.S. is reluctant to give up their “SUV’s” of bathroom necessities!

My sister and brother-in-law have a VERY steep driveway (which I already knew), but what I learned is that I believe I am now ready to tackle Mount Everest after successfully hanging on for dear life and scraping ice off of my car in their driveway on Monday.

You need to drive farther than 250 miles south of Minneapolis to get out of the grip of “Old Man Winter”!

If you are hungry enough vending machine food starts to look pretty good.

And if your intended purchase from said machine happens to get hung up after you put in your money, you may become upset. While in a hospital waiting room I watched a man go “three rounds” with just such a machine! His bag of chips was left dangling after he put his money in, which “upset” the gentleman greatly. He proceeded to beat the living tar out of that machine, determined to get what was rightfully his! Just when I thought the machine was going to get the best of him, he let loose a massive “body blow” that would have made Hulk Hogan blush! The vending machine tossed in the “white towel” and reluctantly dropped the man’s bag of Doritos!

-Happy Weekend!