Things I Want (Or Need) To Know

Mayflower Movers is running a TV ad in which they specify that one of the services they offer is to provide “portable containers.” Isn’’t that redundant? If the container isn’’t portable, isn’’t it called a building?

USA 156, Nigeria 73 in Olympic basketball. There are several questions we can ask here.

Was it sportsmanlike for the US to run up the score THAT much?

Does Nigeria have any business sending a basketball team to the Olympics if they’’re that outmatched? Based on that match, I was going to question whether basketball should even be an Olympic sport, but subsequent games have been more evenly matched.

Why does anyone watch the opening ceremony for the Olympics? I’’ll admit there might be elements of it that are interesting to someone. The speeches, for instance, are probably interesting to the mothers of the people who make them, but on the whole I find the ceremony boring. Plus, don’’t we already know that Greece finishes first in the parade, thereby winning the gold medal in parade?

I lost a tiny MP3 player. It’’s tiny; it’’s easy to lose even though it’s red. Plus, I’’m good at losing things. Whenever I lose something, my wife, Saint Karen (who has to be a saint to put up with me) asks me where I had it last. This always annoys me. It’’s one of the few things she does that annoys me. Why? Does she think I haven’’t asked myself that question? And, if I knew the answer to that question, whatever I’’ve lost when she asks it wouldn’’t be lost. Would it?

Is a 4G phone heavier than a 3G phone? Shouldn’’t it be?

According to Louis Freeh’’s investigation, Graham Spanier, Joe Paterno and other former high-ranking officials at Penn State covered up a child sex abuse scandal to preserve the reputation of the university and its football program. That’’s worked out really well, hasn’t it?

I found the MP3 player. It was in the last place I left it. But, I found it by looking for it, not by remembering where I put it. If I could remember where I left stuff, I’’d never lose anything, would I? As an aside, I discovered this week that I have another utility knife. This one’’s blue. I think that’s seven, but frankly, I’’ve lost count.

Author: Tom

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