Posted in Mildly Interesting

Drivers are distracted… HEY What’s that shiny thing?

Here’s an article on KOMO news, about a triple-A study claiming that using your hands-free devices while driving is still dangerous. Says here that newer cars have “dashboard infotainment systems that let drivers use voice commands do things like turning on windshield wipers, posting Facebook messages or ordering pizza.”

I like the idea of turning on my wipers by yelling “WIPE!” as long as the computer doesn’t go haywire. I hope there is an override regular switch on the dashboard, in case I have laryngitis and wind up turning on my heater with anchovies.

As for the AAA study purporting that the human brain can’t handle these distractions;

I am not worried
As Boris Badanov said
No brain… No effect!

Posted in The postcards

It’s boring to stay at the Y.M.C.A.

Most of the text on the back of this postcard, presumably written from the New Bedford, MA. YMCA in February of 1913, reads;

“Did you think I wasn’t going to write- I had a cold and I thought you might get it if I wrote.”

Not sure if he was joking, or maybe just didn’t understand that his cold germs wouldn’t survive a trip to Dodgeville, MA, a distance of 40 miles. I guess it might have made his mailman sick.

Dodgeville does not appear on Google Maps, but there is a Dodgeville Country Store in Attleboro, which features “Rude and snappy ownership”, according to one reviewer. Personally, I like that better than “Friendly and Sedate ownership”, because I have things to do.