I try very hard to invent high-quality fantasy stuff for my blog, but sometimes I just can’t compete with reality. For instance, I could never make up anything like this actual science story:
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (Reuters) – A start-up space company building inflatable habitats for commercial and government lease has laid off half its staff because of delays developing space taxis needed to fly people to the outposts, the company president said on Wednesday.
Readers of this blog know I have little patience with “stories” that not only state the obvious, but find it necessary to deliver the information in list form, for folks who are intimidated by paragraphs.
It’s not that I don’t think you know what you’re doing, but we hired you to spiff up our military honor guard with some great new moves, and I’m just not sure about your plan.
Okay, I’m sorry, what was your name again?
Okay Lamar, so as I understand it, the honor guard marches up, stops, and everybody just hurls their rifles straight into the air, is that it?
Blog Guy, as the proprietor of a very visual blog, can you tell me the easiest way to get people to look at a photograph?
School scrambles to retrieve prizes with racy images
TALLAHASSEE, Fla, Oct 19 (Reuters) – School administrators hoping to reward students for their A+ fund-raising efforts at a Florida elementary school unwittingly gave them X-rated gifts, officials said.
School officials at Jay Elementary School in the Panhandle on Wednesday were trying to collect more than 100 bracelets distributed to students involved in a fund-raising drive after pictures of naked women were found hidden beneath the bracelets’ cloth coverings.
Do you believe this, Michelle?
I’m the president, and I’m pulling my own pumpkins!
Pulling your pumpkins from the patch to the plane?
Where’s the presidential pumpkin puller?
In Pacific Palisades.
Presidential Pumpkin Puller Peter Piper is in Pacific Palisades?
Poop! That explains why I had to pick my own peck of pickled peppers!
Bottom right: Michelle Obama looks at red pepper she pulled from the White House Kitchen Garden during the fall season harvest in Washington, October 5, 2011.