Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Stimulus check -- big woop

Next week is Nude Recreation Week. Note that Gunnison Beach, N.J., is the busiest clothing-optional recreation area in the nation. Regulars report one blessing from the high gasoline prices: fewer boaters with binoculars offshore. Horseshoes, anyone?

India’s best-known, twice wounded military hero is dead. His obit said the general held onto certain British army traditions. For example, a 1971 NY Times article said he would arise at 5:30 every morning, drink a small glass of whiskey, listen to the BBC news and putter in his garden before going to work. Gen. Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw lived to age 94.

Richard Gatling was an idea man. He held 43 patents. His deadliest, the Gatling gun, was inspired by his seed planter that dropped seeds one-by-one into the furrow. He thought his terrifying new weapon would shorten the Civil War. See Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Parents: take to your attics. Do you have any first issues of X-Men? The comic sold in 1963 for 12 cents. Today, in mint condition, the same comic book fetches $16,500. Sounds good, huh? But the original art…ahhh…that’s where the money is.

My stimulus check arrived today – just in time to fill the tank.

1 comment:

ArchGrafiX said...

And all this time I thought Gunga Din was the most famous Indian hero...he was wounded twice, too. Mortally.

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