Things I Know

  • Barrett-Jackson, the car auction company, sold a Pontiac ambulance from the early 1960’s at its Scottsdale AZ auction on Saturday for $120,000.  Why so much?  It’’s alleged to be the ambulance that carried President Kennedy’s body after he was assassinated.  Why so little?  The vehicle’’s provenance is disputed.  There’’s credible evidence it’’s not the same ambulance and that the real one was destroyed.  Someone, commenting on the website Jalopnik.com, discussing signs of wear on the paint wrote “petunia,” when they should have written “patina.”

  • Lying face-down on the floor doesn’’t give you cancer, so it’s prostate cancer, not prostrate cancer.  Even the spell checker in MS Word knows that, and I heard the error on TV last night.  Notwithstanding that, if you Google “prostrate” the first entry is about elevated PSA and all the ads relate to prostate cancer, not worshipful adoration.

  • In case I’’m too subtle for any of my readers, whenever I use the phrase, ““Our beloved mayor,”” in this blog I’’m being sarcastic.  If that changes, I’’ll let you know.

  • My recovery from shoulder surgery must be going great.  The surgeon just postponed my most recent follow-up visits for the second time. 

  • It wasn’’t intentional and I just noticed it today, but on December 17, in this blog, I used the words two, too and to in the same sentence.

Author: Tom

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