Are you old enough to remember when baseball players wore only metal cleats? Why switch to rubber? To short-circuit lightning strikes to the noggin. The metal cleats were good conductors. That could be one reason. No, you say? They still make metal cleats.
Everybody knows 3M makes Scotch Tape. But do you know they make 4 1/2 million miles of the stuff every year? Seems there's a solution to sealing our borders somewhere in there.
Dick Cavett says there's no use worrying about old age since it won't last too long.
The Shorter Oxford Dictionary eliminated 16,000 hyphens from the most recent edition. Don't mess with the dash. It's the story of life. You know: 1938 -- 2007. RIP.
A six-foot statue of Emiliano Zapata, holding a rifle and draped with ammo belts, sits inside a Minneapolis business establishment because the near-by parks are plagued by gangs. Wrong message? Perhaps. But I'll bet there are parks in Texas that would welcome the statue of the revolutionary leader even though he shot up El Paso once. Or twice.
Next fall comes the People's Car with a sticker price around $2,500. People's Car once meant Volkswagen. Not this one. It will be made in India. A billion people wanting cars. Think of it. Cough, cough.
Next time some wiseacre says he has a bridge he wants to sell you, ask if it's the Ambassador Bridge over the Detroit River connecting the U.S. and Canada. If so, he could be telling the truth. That bridge is owned by one man and his privately held company. He charges $3.75 for cars, truck average $12. Billionaire? Yes.