Pearl Harbor Day Turkey

Harry Chapin – 30,000 Pounds Of Bananas

Today’s Quote: “There is always an easy solution to every human problem – neat, plausible, and wrong,” — H. L. Menken

Turkey Radar
On Mythbusters last night they were doing holiday related myths. One of them had to do with cooking a turkey using microwave and radio emission from antennas. Nothing they tried seemed to work so they proclaimed it busted.

I remember Air Force radar operators telling me that they’d hang a turkey from the radar antenna, run the radar for a few rotations, and the turkey would be cooked. I don’t think the Mythbusters team was using the right kind of radar. (Strangely enough, I can’t find a thing on Google about it.)

Pearl Harbor
America has had many Pearl Harbor Days. We enter into most wars with our pants down around our ankles. I think it should be a requirement for anyone who seeks to occupy the Oval Office should have a thorough understanding of American history and American foreign policy beginning with the colonial period. Instead of debates on the issues, candidates should be quizzed on American history with a concentration on foreign and domestic policy.

A new state
Southwest Ohio is different. It’s not quite Ohio and it’s not quite Kentucky. It’s more like some mutant offspring of an incestuous relationship. I propose that Southwest Ohio secede from the state and become the 51st state. It can be called either Ohtucky or Kentuckio. How about Kenio (pronounced Keh-nye-oh)? We’ll make Middletown the capital and start annexing portions of Kentucky and Indiana.

HarryChapin_Verities_Balderdash30,000 Pounds Of Bananas by Harry Chapin, Verities And Balderdash (1974)
It’s a funny song. I had no idea it was based on a true story. Harry Chapin was a wonderful story teller.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.