Archive for December 23rd, 2011

Rochester – A Grateful City

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Rochester, New York has a long and rich history.  This is the home of  Eastman Kodak, Xerox Corporation, and Bausch & Lomb.  Years ago we were even a leader in famous crimes.  A Brinks heist here netted over  $7-million dollars!

But things today are not so grate.  Once a share of Kodak stock cost almost $80.  Today it’s trading at about 65¢/share.  And our prestigious crime profile is also in the sewer.  In the last few weeks, nearly 200 city storm and sewer hole grates have been stolen – probably to be sold as scrap metal.

“Manhole Covers” (an intriguing name) are worth only about 12 cents per pound. However, if you hide them in scrap copper – worth 20-times that much – you’re talking some “big” bucks – at least by today’s crook prices.

Manhole covers are round for a number of reasons: they can’t fall through their own openings and they’re a hell of a lot easier to roll than to carry – an important consideration for thieves!

Of course if you’re a pedestrian, all of this really doesn’t matter much.  If someone steals a cover and you don’t notice, you’re going to get shafted.

Dance Like Nobody’s Looking

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

What’s Missing Here? Ch ch

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Going to church makes you a Christian as much as going to a garage makes you a car.