One reviewer said the new line of Republican National Convention clothing was almost disappointingly tasteful. But almost all of it was made in the USA. Write this down if you want an elephant tie or somesuch: www.msp2008.com. Minnesota hosts the national convention this year and the Twin Cities are redefining “Minnesota Nice.” How? You ask. City leaders are considering letting bars stay open until 4 in the morning. Another proposal would have bicycles with credit card access posted throughout the cities. Combine the last two items and it conjures up quite an image at IHOP.
The tasty tomato has been replaced by genetically engineered “red tennis balls” lacking in both flavor and nutrients. The modern tomato contains less calcium and Vitamin A that its 1963 version. Read “The End of Food” by Thomas Pawlick.
Do you like jazz? Could be another sign you’re getting older. Today, jazz is only about three percent of music sales in the U.S. It gets worse. Amazon best seller are easy-listening riffs from Kenny G and Michael Buble. Put on some Charlie Parker. Hurry.
If you are lucky enough to remember manual typewriters, you may recall salesmen would let the tough old Woodstocks tumble down a flight of stairs to demonstrate reliability. Try that with your laptop. You have? Sorry.
(And that's a tip of the hat to L.M. Boyd, greatest trivia writer ever.)