A friend is developing his own web pages, but doesn't want to call it a blog. I have resisted calling this a blog, but it is what it is. Because marketing! July 14.
Things I Learned This Week
It's another slow week. That doesn't mean I didn't learn anything– just not as much. I also suspect that this information won't be hanging around very long.
- For some reason, I've been seeing a lot of references to
hectaresrecently. I have no idea why (although the conspiracy theorist part of me figures it's a plot on the part of the globalist financial community to destabilize American real estate by confusing people who want to buy 5 acre estates in Estonia). A hectare is just less than 2.5 acres, or almost exactly the size of a rugby pitch. That doesn't help, though.
- It used to be when Bastille Day was a pretty big day when I was a kid. A revolution for freedom. Lafayette,
let them eat cake,A Tale of Two Cities, the guillotine. Now, nothing. I don't think I've seen any references to Bastille Day this year. Maybe we're doing something else to celebrate July 14.
- Speaking of things French, the French military showed off the
soldier of the futurein a parade. The guy was on a hovercraft and flew above the crowd. I bet that really ticked somebody off, and we'll have to have one next year for the American parade of tanks.
- Cows are being pitched as
emotional support animals.Among other qualities they are non-judgmental That may be true, but I'd like to be there when someone tries to get their therapy cow on an airplane. Speaking of which, whatever happened to the whole brou-ha-ha about odd therapy animals on planes, like snakes and alpacas?