Daily Archives: July 22, 2008

“Sorry, honey. I’d let you ride in front, but the dog gets jealous.”

It’s not a great picture, so you may not be able to tell, but that is, indeed, an actual human being — a woman of, as they say, a certain age — standing up in the back of a moving pickup truck. This is the sort of thing you see occasionally, if the world has gone insane.

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Dolly on the verge of counting

Tropical Weather and Storms – Hurricane Updates from weather.com

The storm is verging on hurricane strength, and has a chance of hitting Texas. As you know, only hurricanes that hit the US mainland count. Now, if it hits Mexico but Texas gets at least some hurricane-force wins, then it will count, but not as much as if it mostly hits Texas.

Great, now the mayor will keep dropping by police headquarters

Birmingham mayor signs up with A&E TV for detectives to be on reality show ‘The First 48’ – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

You know what really would work on TV? If the police HQ was in a pentagon. I’m just saying.

You think Jefferson County has troubles?

Talking Points Memo | Wachovia has $8.9-billion loss, cuts 6,350 jobs, dividend

$8.9 billion, with a “b”. That’s a whole lot. I bet the FDIC is keeping a really close eye on Charlotte.

That doesn’t count the sewer budget

Jeffco must cut $83.4 million from 09 budget- al.com

That’s separate, and with it the shortfalls are over $100 million. Then you throw in all the money they already owe, and…

Birmingon no more

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford gives more details on proposed municipal complex, won’t be a pentagon after all- al.com

The “lay of the land” makes building a pentagon impossible, says BMLL. So, instead, there will be a “series of structures”. Here, for the first time, I present an artist’s conception of these structures:

I dunno.