Why Ask Why

Why do you need a driver’s license to buy liquor when you can’t drink and drive? Why isn’t phonetic spelled the way it sounds? Why are there interstate highways in Hawaii? Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes? Why are cigarettes sold in gas stations when … Continue reading

thoughts …

I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers. — _A Bit of Fry and Laurie_ A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother. The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved … Continue reading

T.H.E.Y.

Who is “they” anyway? “They,” of course, are a little-known Federal agency supported by YOUR tax dollars. Cloaked in more secrecy than the NSA, “they” are located in the dungeon of another Federal building at the corner of 7th St. and Independence Ave. NW. “Their” annual operating budget is well … Continue reading

Worst Analogies

(taken from High School papers) She caught your eye like one of those pointy hook latches that used to dangle from screen doors and would fly up whenever you banged the door open again. (Rich Murphy, Fairfax Station) The little boat gently drifted across the pond exactly the way a … Continue reading

Customer Complaint

This one has been around for years, but I doubt many have seen it… it is a real letter written 25 years ago by a Shell customer to the company’s credit card division… ========================================== November 1, 1971 Shell Oil Company Credit Card Division 1703 One Shell Plaza Houston, TX 77002 … Continue reading