I do not yet have a robotic vacuum cleaner. It is not because I object to a machine doing a chore that I hate doing. It is because I was not persuaded that the products available now are worth it.
The i Bobot Roomba is the one people talk about most. And I know a few folks who have one and like it. I have also heard that the Roomba is not perfect. It does not clean as well as a human can.
But I see today that Electrlux has come out with an its version, the “i9”. BI gives it a positive review.
This dude gives you an overview
And here is one that deserved mention!
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash.
The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast. The frustrated gunman walked away.
And this one?
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, “Yes, officer, that’s her. That’s the lady I stole the purse from.”
This peculiar story should find its way into a novel
After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride.
He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for three days.
And the winner?
When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
Oh dear! This is just a sampling!
Well, at least in this way
It all started six years ago when someone captured a scene on video of Fenton the dog exasperating its owner by chasing an entire heard of deer. Hence the “Jesus Christ Fenton!” heading.
Mashable offers the video and joins in the annual celebration!
Ah yes, the pleasures of the park on a beautiful day.
Indeed, I remember when Gwyneth came out with her web page, Goop. It was trashed by many in the media. And perhaps they had a point. Goop was a bit self absorbed and silly. And it became rather popular.
Goop is getting goopier with a paper magazine about to come out. And of course, Gwyneth is there to sell it. She goes full goop in the cover photo. Granted, this is not deeply intellectual. But it is light hearted. Don’t you think?
btw, the above is not an endorsement of the various quack health care ideas that goop has put out over theyears.
Of course it is silly! That is what makes this story so great!
Wimbledon has long been out outlier when it comes to tennis dress code – all white please! And that includes the undergarments.
This year is no different. And, even though this has been going on for years, players still come out wearing non-white underpants.
Can you imagine? It may be time to step up penalties. Forced changes on the court? Ewwwww!