Monthly Archives: May 2010

Andy

May 31, 2010

Falling Off the $1 Trillion Cliff

Falling Off the $1 Trillion Cliff

We fell off an ugly cliff this Sunday. At 10 a.m. on May 30- all of those little cost of war counters that have been furiously spinning away on countless websites crossed the $1 trillion mark. No alarm sounded. …

Andy

May 30, 2010

Are Teenage Boys Hitting Each Other In the Balls Harder Than They Used to?

Today's teens are sterilizing each other more successfully than generations past.

Are Teenage Boys Hitting Each Other In the Balls Harder Than They Used to?

"Sack tapping" is the new painful craze sweeping the nation's teen boys. That is: punching each other in the balls. One child had his right ball amputated because he was punched so hard in it. Prepare to wince.

Andy

May 30, 2010

help me get my fat cat slim | Ask MetaFilter

Great Metafilter comment on cats and weight loss: "Cats unlike dogs are true carnivores- originating in desert countries and surviving on a diet that is a small volume- high protein- high water content meal (that is a mouse)… That is difficult to do when almost all dry cat foods are too high in carbohydrates. "

help me get my fat cat slim | Ask MetaFilter

So- I've inherited my daughter's cat from her when I moved into an 18' motorhome. This is the first time I've owned a cat in about twelve years- so I'm sailing on uncharted waters for me.Anyway- he seems to like it here- and we're both quite comfortable with each other. …

Andy

May 28, 2010

Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt

"But while he was fighting for his country- a different kind of battle was brewing on the home front. Last September- [Army Reserve Captain] Michael returned to Frisco- Texas- to find that his homeowners' association had foreclosed on his $300-000 house–and sold it for $3-500."

Soldier in Iraq Loses Home Over $800 Debt

Capt. Michael Clauer's homeowners' association foreclosed on his family's $300-000 house and sold it for $3-500.