Archive for July 7th, 2012

Shouldn’t We Be In Love . . .

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

…Before We Get Screwed?

House Speaker John Boehner said the one thing he can’t do is make voters “fall in love” with Mitt Romney.  He went on:

“I’ll tell you this: 95 percent of the people that show up to vote in November are going to vote for or against Barack Obama. This election is going to be on the president’s failed economic policies.”

Obama in 2008 was the last time voters “fell in love” with a candidate.  That affair has been pretty much a disaster.  And it would not have been any better had the country voted for McCain whom nobody loves.

Maybe love and government just don’t mix.

50-years ago the country fell in love with John Kennedy.  JFK didn’t screw America – he just screwed any attractive woman on whom he could get his mitts.  And that didn’t have anything to do with America.

Can A Cigarette Light Gasoline?

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Remember that scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” when a guy flicks a cigarette into a leaking stream of gasoline? The huge burst of flames made a great visual – but the truth was left in the ashes.

A British study concluded that a match lighting gas was possible (as in ‘you winning the lottery’ is possible) – but extremely improbable.  They tried it exactly 2000 times and couldn’t do it.  And then everyone got bored and went home.

A  lit cigarette is between 450-500 degrees F. Gasoline ignites between 500-540 degrees F.  So it’s too close to play – but not close enough to seriously chance a fire.  Just thought you’d like to know.