1. Krazy Glue warnings are not exaggerating. When they say "Don't get this shit on you because it sticks like ugly to ape," they mean it. I just noticed that my right-hand pinky nail is shiny. I haven't put on nail polish in ages, so I know it's not remnants of an old manicure. But I did use some Krazy Glue last weekend to fix a piece of laminate countertop that had come loose. Apparently, a drop got on my pinky nail, and despite showering every day and washing my hands and doing dishes and laundry and other soap-and-watery things since then, it's still there. In fact, I just tried scraping it off, and the top layer sort of flaked off, but only a little. I think it's there until the nail grows out, unless I want to soak my finger in Goo Gone. And I do not. Conclusion: Krazy Glue does not mess around, folks.
|Imagine if he had put this on his butt.|
|His real name is Bobby Bowman. |
Wouldn't you go by BooG!e instead?
It's estimated that a million people or so use marijuana for medicinal purposes. While I'm sure some of those "patients" suffer primarily from acute "I really like getting high," there's compelling evidence that pot can stimulate appetite, suppress nausea, and ease pain. All of which sound pretty medically useful to me. By comparison, PCP is considered "medically useful" because a long time ago it was used an anesthetic, before people started calling it "angel dust" and dying of overdoses in cheap motels.
Also, anti-pot evangelists really push the idea that using marijuana leads directly to hard drug use, moral turpitude, and promotions within the vice squad. The truth is, although pot is widely considered a "gateway drug," many of the drugs it's supposed to be a gateway to are classified as less dangerous substances than pot itself. Cocaine, morphine, PCP, and methamphetamine are all considered "Schedule II" drugs, while marijuana is a "Schedule I" drug. In other words, to paraphrase from the really thought-provoking documentary "A Chronic History," weed is allegedly a gateway to less-harmful drugs than itself. Which is sort of like outlawing chocolate because it makes people crave broccoli.
|Pretty soon you'd have people mainlining salads and whatnot.|
4. Georgia has the coolest State Capitol building in America. The Capitol building in Atlanta has its own museum showcasing various items from the state's rich and varied history. About 50,000 schoolchildren tour the Capitol every year, and the museum is their favorite part. Why? Because along with exhibits about the state's geography, archaeology, and culture, it features a stuffed and mounted two-headed calf. For a time I traveled to Atlanta quite a lot for business, and I feel like an idiot for never making a pilgrimage to this shrine to polycephaly.
|It would be even cooler if the heads |
were named Scarlett and Rhett.
|Who knew that "RIP" wasn't actually an acronym?|