Monday, May 12, 2008


If I were starting a new business today, it would have to be either McDonalds or a funeral home. Why? It’s simple. Both are growth industries and everybody you meet is a potential customer.

Three kinds of people are drawn to the job of lighthouse keepers: adventurers, existentialists and fools. So says a lighthouse tender of 18 years experience on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. Which are you?

Minnesota is so serious about citizen journalists (bloggers) that folks teach classes on at least 12 websites in the Twin Cities. That’s in addition to the regularly-scheduled weekly protests on the Lake Street Bridge. Every Wednesday. Above the mighty Mississippi River. Dress warm.

Nationwide, the number of anglers is dropping fast. Not counting politicians, the total has fallen from 35 million to 30 million fisher-folk in ten years. Sharpest decline is in urban youth. ‘Sup? Competition for kids’ time? The drift to computers and electronic games? Bad worms?


Throughout the world, there are 1,100 species of geckos, not counting GEICO.


Ken Martin said...

Your mention of the popularity of blogging up yonder brings to mind today's "Pearls Before Swine" comic strip:

1st frame, Pig says to Rat, "What are you doing, Rat?"
Rat replies, "I got a stupid housefly on my keyboard. I'm gonna kill him."

2nd frame: Pig: "Wait?"
Rat "Why?"

3rd frame: Pig: "He's writing a blog."

4th frame: Rat: "This trend is out of control."

The South Plainsman said...

I was thinking a whorehouse would be more fun, but not, of course, at my age.

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