Things I Want (Or Need) To Know

  • Is anyone really interested in watching Senator Obama’s infomercial tonight?  I’m more interested in watching oil-based paint dry. 

  • The Federal Reserve lowered the interest rate that banks charge each other today.  I know this is ordinarily considered an economic stimulus, but as I understand it, our economic woes include (but are not limited to) banks being unwilling to extend credit to each other.  There are more banks that want to borrow than banks that want to lend.  If that’s true, wouldn’t it make more sense for the Federal Reserve to raise that rate?

  • I’d like to buy a flash-memory MP3 player that’s also an AM/FM radio.  I know there are some with FM radios in them, but I need one with an AM radio to listen to ball games.  Does anyone make such a thing?

  • Someone did steal a base in the first game of the World Series.  Did you get your free taco on Tuesday?

  • Would you, ever, in your wildest imagination, have thought anyone could come up with a TV show about Mandelbrot sets?

  • Would you, ever, in your wildest imagination, have thought that someone would have programmed the proper noun “Mandelbrot” into MS Word’s default spell-checking dictionary? 

Author: Tom

I know my ABC's, I can write my name and I can count to a hundred.