An Unasked Question, Answered

I’d never really thought about it before, but it’s true: my backyard swimming pool* doesn’t have a strong chlorine smell, and the water doesn’t sting my eyes.  Turns out that’s because folks at my house don’t pee in the pool. Tip from Sara Hoyt writing at the Instapundit.  Lots of links there about too many people peeing in our our pools. *LOTS of The Wrong Kind of White (and Black and Brown) People (like me) in South Texas have swimming pools.  And we hire independent contractors–even those without college degrees!–to keep them neat, clean, and non-smelly. Continue reading An Unasked Question, Answered

GPS makes you stupid

Get your face outta that stupid screen!  The latest First World Problem is  Death by GPS: Most death-by-GPS incidents do not involve actual deaths—or even serious injuries. They are accidents or accidental journeys brought about by an uncritical acceptance of turn-by-turn commands: the Japanese tourists in Australia who drove their car into the ocean while attempting to reach North Stradbroke Island from the mainland; the man who drove his BMW down a narrow path in a village in Yorkshire, England, and nearly over a cliff; the woman in Bellevue, Washington, who drove her car into a lake that their GPS … Continue reading GPS makes you stupid

OK, it’s official. A million bucks down a rathole.

I predicted the City of San Antonio’s Bike Sharing Program would be a bust, and it appears I was right.  So there’s $1,000,000 of YOUR tax dollars blown.  The only upside I see is that the B-Cycle kiosks are a strong signal of good locations for  private bicycle shops like the Blue Star Bike Shop. Hmm, I wonder if I could get those barely used b-cycles from the City on the cheap.  I’ve got an idea… Continue reading OK, it’s official. A million bucks down a rathole.

The ’60’s, the gift that keeps on giving

From CBS News: The 1960s songbird Joan Baez is “resting comfortably” at an undisclosed location after falling 20 feet to the ground from a treehouse – a treehouse she purposely had built without walls because she wanted to sleep among real birds at her home in Woodside, Calif. Continue reading The ’60’s, the gift that keeps on giving