Grab Bag: Do Not Pork Chops

The football announcer just said the quarterback had great pocket presence. Something we should all have.

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To be filed under Something Else To Worry About: Municipal bonds used to be the safest of bets but this article says maybe not:

Municipal bankruptcies or defaults have been extremely rare – no state has defaulted since the Great Depression…

But the finances of some state and local governments are so distressed that some analysts say they are reminded of the run-up to the subprime mortgage meltdown or of the debt crisis hitting nations in Europe.

Analysts fear that at some point – no one knows when – investors could balk at lending to the weakest states, setting off a crisis that could spread to the stronger ones, much as the turmoil in Europe has spread from country to country.

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We saw a sign on a garden today that said “Do Not Pick Crops” which we at first misread as “Do Not Pork Chops”. There really should be and probably is a web site devoted to misread signs.

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This article discusses “Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead”

This is our collective fear projection: that we will be consumed. Zombies are like the Internet and the media and every conversation we don’t want to have. All of it comes at us endlessly (and thoughtlessly), and – if we surrender – we will be overtaken and absorbed. Yet this war is manageable, if not necessarily winnable. As long we keep deleting whatever’s directly in front of us, we survive. We live to eliminate the zombies of tomorrow. We are able to remain human, at least for the time being. Our enemy is relentless and colossal, but also uncreative and stupid.

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We just watched the movie Zombieland. Most excellent – Bill Murray’s appearance a great bonus in this playful movie.