… as of today it has been 2,226 days since the last major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) hit the US mainland. Unless a big hurricane hits this winter, it means we are on track to break a 100 year record for the longest gap between major hurricanes hitting the coast. (The last Big Calm was between 1900 and 1906.)
… Have you noticed that the kitchen is the black hole of every party? Some sort of old-timey hearth instinct draws people there and then, as they cross doorway, they stop in space and time, lurking at the event horizon. Thus the kitchen becomes crowded with aimless guests. They half-heartedly offer to help. Or try to help but muddle along until they’re more of an insurance liability. It’s an Occupy the Kitchen movement.
A MARINE was attending some college courses between assignments. He had completed missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
One of the courses had a professor who was an avowed atheist and a member of the ACLU. One day he shocked the class when he came in, looked to the ceiling, and flatly stated, “God, if you are real, then I want you to knock me off this platform. I’ll give you exactly 15 minutes.” The lecture room fell silent. You could hear a pin drop. Ten minutes went by and the professor proclaimed, “Here I am God I’m still waiting.”
It got down to the last couple of minutes when the MARINE …