With Tam off to shoot machine guns -- or at least watch, given that the sound they make is "$$$$$..." -- I had better post something just to prove I'm here.
Checking my pocket notebook for funny notes; last one was the strong-base joke that caused a small reaction. (Neutralized with some vinegar, only lost a couple of pages).
Did find one that I may have used already, Actual Words from a State legislator on a proposed smoking ban: "I'm against it. I don't want to tell the men and women who died for this country that they can't smoke in their VFW Hall!" Umm, zombie veterans, sir? (Look, I am okay with goin' for high-flown rhetoric to make your point, but...).
5 months ago