Learning this was pretty much the only time in life where my competence in geometry was an asset. More…
In honor of this weekend’s Chicago Air & Water Show.
George Rice Chitwood (April 14, 1912 – January 3, 1988), nicknamed “Joie”, was an American racecar driver and businessman. He is best known as a daredevil in the Joie Chitwood Thrill Show.
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In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the… Anyone? Anyone?… the Great Depression, passed the… Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill? The Hawley-Smoot Tariff Act? Which, anyone? Raised or lowered?… raised tariffs, in an effort to collect more revenue for the federal government. Did it work? Anyone? Anyone know the effects? It did not work, and the United States sank deeper into the Great Depression. Today we have a similar debate over this. Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone? Anyone seen this before? The Laffer Curve. Anyone know what this says? It says that at this point on the revenue curve, you will get exactly the same amount of revenue as at this point. This is very controversial. Does anyone know what Vice President Bush called this in 1980? Anyone? Something-d-o-o economics. “Voodoo” economics.
Scotch eggs are a common picnic food. In the United Kingdom packaged Scotch eggs are available in supermarkets, corner shops and motorway service stations. Miniature versions are also widely available, sold as “savoury eggs”, “picnic eggs”, “party eggs”, “snack eggs”, “egg bites” or similar. These contain chopped egg or a quail’s egg, rather than a whole chicken egg, and sometimes contain mayonnaise or chopped bacon.
“Granny shifting, not double-clutching like you should.”
I keep humming this old Nirvana ear-worm. You know the one. The chorus is like,
He’s the one
Who likes all the pretty songs
And he likes to sing along
And he likes the s#!t he’s got
But he knows not what it means
Knows not what it means
And I say yeah
“He could play at a level that I don’t care who you were, you couldn’t block Richard Dent,”
– Pro Football Hall of Fame coach John Madden
It’s sort of like the Midwest alternative to traffic circles.