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The Day in Review - March 13, 2006

The National Beverage

It says here on my Wawa disposable coffee cup that, in 1773, the Continental Congress declared coffee the official national beverage. I thought, “Even back before this country was a country our elected officials were wasting time debating and voting on useless crap.”

 But then I thought about it, back during the Revolution we were thumbing our nose at England and King George. Around the time of the naming of the national beverage, old Georgie was imposing a tea tax. Maybe this was the Congress’s way of giving England the old F U.

Still, I think it’s a waste of time.

It’s a Caper

Did you catch the White House Aide, Claude Allen, who got caught up in a “retail theft scheme”? According to the news, here’s what went down:

After receiving the refund he left the store without paying for the additional merchandise in the shopping cart. He was apprehended by the store employee.On January 2, 2006, a Target store Loss Prevention Manger observed (Claude Allen) enter the store … He was observed in the store with an empty Target bag in a shopping cart. The man was then seen selecting merchandise throughout the store and placing items in the Target bag. He put additional items in his cart. The man then went to guest services where he produced a receipt and received a refund for the items he had just selected from the store shelves.

The police think he’s done this about 25 times. It just adds credibility to Dane Cook’s assertion that men want to be involved in a caper more than they want sex.

Rock God

Have you seen Iggy Pop lately? I mean, the dude is almost 60-years-old and he’s got the body of a swimmer (some people have said that Jesus had a “swimmer’s body”, but that’s another discussion). I’d really like to know what he eats, how he works out, and anything else he does to stay fit and trim.

You don’t have to trust me. Go to his website and check out his physique on the front page. You know what? Front pages change, let me grab a screen shot or some such for you. I’ll be right back. Talk amongst yourselves …

Okay, here you go:

iggypop.jpg
Iggy Pop’s 60-year-old Body.

WYSIWYG

I’ve been using Xinha Here! to write some of these posts. Xinha Here! is a Firefox extension that enables an HTML editor to open any time you right-click into a textbox or form area. It’s nifty. The code has to be cleaned up a little sometimes, but it’s a worthy little application. I give it 3 stars out of 4.

I didn’t use Xinha Here! for this section. Hypocrite.

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