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Cyanoacrylate or (Super glue) fuming works by having a high affinity or strong attraction to the amino acids, fatty acids and proteins in a fingerprint and the vapors of the super glue adhere to these components.--Wikipedia There's only one Super glue. There are at least 20,000-- count 'em, 20,000-- types ...

Our Confusing Language

Think -- how versatile you are! You possess a talent to understand, and use, one of the hardest languages in the world. You'll think of a lot more, but these confusing things about our culture often give me pause. For example... Why is there no egg in an eggplant, no ...

Frying Pan Revolt, or, The Cook Who Singlehandedly Quelled a Rebellion!

Activist women! Another gift to us from our Higher Power! Short insurrections! Another gift to us from our Higher Power! GUMMMMMBO! Another gift to us from our Higher Power! It all begins at the house of Jean-Baptiste LeMoyne, Governor of Louisiana, Father of New Orleans, Father of Biloxi, and Co-Founder ...

Jesus sells His dog to Zorro

Jesus knocks on the opening of Zorro's secret hideout cave. He is holding the leash of an ADORABLE male Schipperke. Bernardo, Zorro's friend and helper, motions Jeus in. He is mute, so he cannot speak his mind. "This has to be good," he thinks. "It is," Jesus says. "I'd like ...

How You Saved Humanity and Got a Ticker-Tape Parade

You've never seen one by itself, because it's about a micron in size. The naked eye needs something to be about 10 microns to focus on it. Few have seen one anyway, since it's only recently that Science knew about them. Nevertheless, it is a GIANT. In its own category, ...

Sub Grub

My apologies for my recent absence from this blog. I got food poisoning, which was followed by a severe intestinal infection. Which explains why, after eating jello and puddings for 12 weeks, I want to talk about.... Sub Grub! Ever try to put together a delicious, varied meal for a ...

They're Making Them Younger and Younger!

Boomers, Seniors... you know that thought you get. A feller younger than your youngest grandchild starts to explain your medication to you at the pharmacy window. And he's the pharmacist. A sweet lil' lady in the same age bracket comes in to perform your minor surgery, because your PCP is ...

Brush With Death

Boomers, Seniors....we almost parted company. I just Beat the Reaper in a colossal joust with food poisoning. Twenty-eight days ago, in an honest effort to eat fewer animals, I bought a single-serving packet of vegan curry soup mix. Checked the expiration date, of course. Made it myself. Just add water. ...

Everybody Wants To Get In On the Act

Everybody Wants To Get In On the Act Guest Column by I.M. Tickmeoff Pop Quiz: *How many planets are there? Name them. How many continents are there? Name them.* (Boomers, Seniors...you probably felt confident in what you were taught. Seven continents, nine planets. “Arctica” is not a continent, just a ...

Wanna Feel Smart?

Wanna feel smart? RS will signify something you can flash around as Real Smarts. MEELS will signify a situation or person that Makes Everyone Else Look Smart. ~~~~~ RS: There's a town in Quebec with three dashes and two exclamation points in its name. (Founded, no doubt, by some guy ...

Enjoy Every Oreo

It's past time we ate all those Oreos. Sweets Here we are, halfway through January. Our household and its guests have polished off the Christmas/New Years' pastries...cakes...pies...homemade cookies. We've polished off the hard candy and all but one box of delicious chocolates... Ah, every sweet tooth we (are lucky to ...

Get Yourself Tested. SERIOUSLY.

Get yourself tested. SERIOUSLY. GET YOURSELF TESTED. Spread the word. Here's why. Russia's Population in 2016: 143,499,743. From The New York Times : “The overall estimate of (HIV) victims constitutes about 1 percent of Russia’s population of 143 million, enough to be considered an epidemic.... Beyond that, they said that ...

Murdered in Their Recliners

Since 9/11, more Americans have been killed by bees or wasps or falling pieces of furniture than by terrorists. Since 9/11, a total of 238 American citizens have died from terrorist attacks, or an average of 29 per year. To put that in some perspective, according to the Consumer Product ...

The Disadvantages of You, Part 2

The Disadvantages of You, Part 2 There are advantages to almost every situation. Part 1 discussed the advantages of carrying extra weight, and the obese-o-gens that will help you get there. Part 2 will address how our current viewpoint may overlook some of the heartening attributes of some of our ...

Le Bombes Soo-preez

Dodged another bullet. Soon we will be at table, feast before us, friends and loved ones with us, giving thanks for the safety and prosperity we enjoy and the troubles we have conquered. Or even avoided. Even without KNOWING it! In Diamonds Are Forever, Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd try ...

Forgotten, but not gone; Gone, but not forgotten

Forgotten, but not gone... OK, so I'm disappearing. Maybe you are, too. My doctor's scale with the height thingy claims I am one inch shorter than in former years. Some of my hair has taken a powder. Color has disappeared from my face—maybe eyelash-related-- but my face is coming up ...

Odds Against

Remember that old TV show, The Equalizer? The hero ran ads in the paper: “Odds against you? Call the Equalizer”...and boyohboy, did that guy EQUALIZE! The jerks making your life miserable GOT THEIRS!!! How satisfying! Oh, I miss good old Robert McCall! So anyway....consider this our Halloween blog. It's not ...

Driverless Cars

Nothing could go wrong...go wrong...go wrong... I'm not saying I told you so. Because I didn't. * I * envisioned the driverless car (hereafter referred to as “DC”) idea going awry because the young and inexperienced DC would lack the craftiness and guile to pull off cerain classic, rude American ...

Busy Splitting Atoms

It's past time I checked in.... Hello again! This blog was interrupted by a LOVELY vacation to the Canadian Rockies, a thorny conundrum concerning what to do with the aging birth defects of my right leg, and... TA DA!.... I Was Busy Splitting Atoms!! --And so were you! Let's suppose ...

One of Your Fantasies and Worth Fighting For

It's past time for the little guys to win! OK, admit it...one of your fantasies is to be discovered to be the secret king of KindaSmallisStan....discovered while you are working at your irritating/tiring/excruciating day job. Or languishing in your hammock. Then a small gaggle of foreigners surround you and chatter ...

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