Monday, May 29, 2017

Monday's Missives

So many questions and lessons. Was he failed by society, family, genetics or just plain old Lady Luck? All of the above? Also- he has a cel phone, money, a sleeping bag and smokes and got expert free medical care for the ankle he broke staggering off a curb or getting struck by a car or whatever.  Even his choice of place to crash is telling. I would not want to sleep there and yes he would be safer in a house somewhere but he is on balance pretty safe there. Even our homeless are rich by world standards.

  • "That's huge, and no one's talking about it. (To be fair, it's hard scaring people about Zika for ratings if you just told them even the worst diseases are conquerable.)" From a Cracked article about Sri Lanka being declared malaria free. The point was- this is a big deal and you should have read about it somewhere besides there  ( or by extension, here I suppose). You could also ask, What if there was a minor uptick in drug resistant malaria in Sri Lanka? Well- you would not reading about it here or on Cracked- the headlines of every news browser would be screaming about it.
  • The Police song Every Breath You Take has been playing in a loop for hours in my brain. 
  • Agony.
    Soy sauce- because adding a sprinkle of salt to your egg roll would be... weird?
  • A server at one of my Asian places just graduated culinary school. I remember when she first came to 'Merica a few years ago. I tip her more than I should- because I should.
  • I keep a couple of bottles of DEET containing bug repellent at home and even one in the truck but never seem to have it when I really need it.
  • You cannot look for a repellent without finding one touted as a safer alternative to DEET. There is no alternative to it safer or otherwise. It is highly effective and safe.
  • There is nothing wrong with DEET. We should be using more- not less. 
    Especially me apparently Omigosh. I'm gonna get the Zika for realz.
  • Weird: people who are only alive because of vaccines, pasteurization and antibiotics are opposed to vaccines, pasteurization and antibiotics...
  • Humans are so weird.
  • I am glad I am from Mars. 

4 comments:

Mike said...

The potato played a very large role during The Great Famine of Ireland.

Mike said...

The potato played a very large role during The Great Famine of Ireland.

el chupacabra said...

Yeah, everybody talks about the impact of rice, wheat and corn- few give the lowly tater any respect.
Good to hear from you Mike!

el chupacabra said...

Yeah, everybody talks about the impact of rice, wheat and corn- few give the lowly tater any respect.
Good to hear from you Mike!