News for February 2022

Protest Late Much?

So truckers are driving to DC to protest Mask Mandates and Vaccine Mandates in the US.

If these bozos can’t figure out that all mandates are gone (except Hawaii – which is 2,471 miles from the coast and any mainland highway) and/or are so late in getting this figured out, it’s no wonder why we are so behind on supply chain issues. And now they are driving 2,668 miles from LA to DC to sit in their trucks to ‘protest’.

At 8mpg for these monstrosities, that’s about $1,200 in gas (one way) each rig is wasting on this ridiculous venture. That buys about 4 banjos.

Ugh – ridiculous.

Posted: February 23rd, 2022
Categories: Coronavirus Plague of 2020, math, politics
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2x4s Aren’t 2×4. The History.

So I ran across this article from Harvard Design Magazine – the history of the 2×4 as it pertains to lumber/wood. Yeah – a bit of an odd post, but if you happen to shop your local hardware store/big-box, it is somewhat interesting.

TIL: they are 2x4s until they are ‘milled’ (basically, shaved smooth for sell).

Good read if you are a lumber or history buff … or simply board, er bored. Hah!

Posted: February 22nd, 2022
Categories: history
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HONK! Stay Strong Toronto.

Honking your trucker horns is just … juvenile. Mandates/asks by the government … yeah, frustrating. I really don’t think truckers care about logic, though. It’s messed up, and I can understand/sympathize all sides here

(but much less the truckers. A very good friend in retail Loss Prevention audits company truckers [pulls them over, inspects cabs] and wears gloves on every check. Tells me some absolutely revolting stories about what’s in those cabs. Not saying every cab is like how your worst thoughts think … but most absolutely are]

This is when I recommend using Noise-Cancelling Headphones.

You see, with my years (many years) of travelling to many different types of towns and hotels, NOTHING is better than a set of Bose noise-cancelling headphones. I am seriously serious here. I’ve dealt with crazy hotel neighbors (screaming kids), agonies of plane travel noise, thin hotel walls, thin hotel floors, storms – even slept through tornado sirens (seriously – Amarillo TX November 2015). NOTHING. NO NOISE.

Worth it.

Toronto … buy a pair. Get a pair. Stay Strong.

Posted: February 8th, 2022
Categories: Coronavirus Plague of 2020, politics
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