Monday, June 18, 2012

“I read the news today, oh boy ...”
(On-The-Road Edition)

To paraphrase an old folk song, we're still five hundred miles away from our home away from home. So if you missed the train we're on, it doesn't matter, because we're still here.

So, here's what's happening elsewhere on planet Earth.

The town of Middleborough, Massachusetts, has had all it can take. They've passed a law imposing a $20.00 fine for using profane language in public. Doggone it, that oughta show 'em! (AP)

Wanna see a REAL classic film? The world's oldest moving picture shows have been discovered in French caves dating back thirty thousand years. Who wants popcorn? (The Sideshow)

In Arizona, they've discovered a way to deal with dust storms that make for hazardous driving, by using poetry. You read it here first, people: #haboobhaiku is trending! (Reuters)

Remember David, the 7-year-old whose loopy backseat interview with his dad on the ride home from the dentist captivated the nation? Well, we don't, but apparently he has a brother. (The Sideshow)

A great American tradition, the Soapbox Derby, has come to Estonia. It's all downhill from here. (Reuters)

Finally, and in the other direction, in 2008, Kent Couch flew in a lawn chair hoisted by party balloons from Oregon to Idaho. He's going to try it again, this time with an equally gullible friend of his riding shotgun. (AP)

Well, that's all the news that fits. As the week goes on, and until we get wherever we're going, wherever that is, stay tuned, and stay in touch.

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