Friday, October 4, 2013

Is This The Craziest Friday In Ages?

I had a little down time today and have been going over news sites and Twitter and Facebook and such and am learning that today is just weird.
Among the weirdness today: Exxon Mobil is
afraid people will get confused and think
they are the FX television network. Or something.  

Here are some tidbits I saw today.

  • ExxonMobil is suing the FX television network because the network is putting two "X's together in its logo and the oil company says only they can do that.  I exxpect to be sued if I keep taking exxception to the lawsuit the way I'm doing in this sentence. Oh well. 
  • Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, was spotted dressed up as a guinea pig today. He was protesting the establishment of an F-35 fighter jet base in Burlington, Vermont, saying the move is making guinea pigs of nearby residents because the full effects of the noise the jets will cause isn't fully understood. 
  • The U.S. Senate Friday afternoon adjourned until Saturday without a budget deal, but the Senate did vote unanimously to declare next week "National Chess Week" so at least they got something done. 
  • Even the weather has gone bonkers. For the first time in at least a century, according to  weather historians can figure, the nation is simultaneously being hit by a tropical storm, tornadoes, wildfires and a big blizzard. 
I really think I need a drink. 

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