November 6th, 2016

#5369: Math is hard.

So, today I had a caller who was surprised that buying two new iPhone 7s on device payment--which totals $55 per month--would actually add $55 per month to his bill. "The saleswoman told me it would only add $7!"

Oh well.

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In 100 years, apparently all English speakers will sound like they come from sub-Saharan Africa.


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I liked how Trump just stood there, surveying the crowd, and his Secret Service detail had to go onstage and get him.

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This story depressed the hell out of me. Particularly this bit:
With enormous gratitude to Advance Man Extraordinaire Haber, I am popping up again to share our excitement about the Reprise of Our Gang’s visit to the farm in Lovettsville. And I thought I’d share a couple more notes: We plan to heat the pool, so a swim is a possibility. Bonnie will be Uber Service to transport Ruby, Emerson, and Maeve Luzzatto (11, 9, and almost 7) so you’ll have some further entertainment, and they will be in that pool for sure.
I drove to work after reading that Friday morning, wondering (again) why God hasn't wiped us out and replaced us with something that makes sense.

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Uh, your kid didn't get shot coming home from choir practice. He was trying to hold up a restaurant. For fuck's sake, this isn't rocket science.

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Apparently there's a lot of energy tucked into metallic hydrogen if it is only metastable. Like, fifty times as much energy as TNT. Neat.

Also, there may have been another distant relative for homo sapiens. I was noodling around with this very idea in one of my stories.

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We've been extremely busy.

So busy, in fact, that we haven't played any WoW for days and days. Friday and Saturday nights I was too busy even to blog. It's not going to get any better, either.

Well, I'd better get after me chores.