Monthly Archives: June 2007

In which we contemplate shaving our head

Dear lord it’s muggy. It’s like Houston up in here. My hair is huge. HUGE! And not in that “the higher the hair, the closer to god” Dallas huge either, I mean; full on pre raphaelite with a finger in the light socket, huge. People in the 70’s only wish they could have had hair […]

The Bush Supremes reverse 100 years of antitrust law

There’s been much talk about the Supreme’s decisions on desegregation and free speech, but another ruling with broad consumer impact has gone relatively unnoticed. In a 5-4 decision [PDF], the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a 96-year-old ban on minimum pricing agreements between manufacturers and retailers. Dissenting opinion believes that this ruling will hurt consumers, […]

That’s not a zucchini, THIS is a zucchini

So, you may remember that we put in veggie gardens this year. (Many props to Paul Riddell who came over and did a lot of the backbreaking work, bless his horticulture heart.) And we’ve started harvesting things; green beans, tomatoes and whatnot…but now the zucchinis have started coming in. Here’s is the first of our […]

In which we must build an ark

Jebus onna stick, the weather gods are making up for 5 years of drought by giving us five years worth of rain….all at once. It’s insane. We’ve got water coming in the house at one spot where the back door isn’t sealing because the threshold has warped. Tons of water. And before I noticed it, […]

Wooden Thomas Toys recalled – Lead Paint

RC2 Corp. Recalls Various Thomas & Friends™ Wooden Railway Toys Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of Products: Various […]