We’ll see Twitter posts such as: “FFF (Former First Family) refused to open door to comment on president’s criticism of his health program”; or, “FP (former president) and FFL (Former First Lady) go to lunch on U street for their favorite smoked sausage sandwich”; or maybe: “FP, sans FFL, out with the boys to enjoy Wizards’ game.” Oh the joys!
Amazon is considering using drones to deliver packages in a half hour. So I see a drone out my window, hovering
over my house. I spot something in its grips that it appears to be aiming at my front doorstep. What could it be, I wonder? A gift from admirer? Maybe a gift from an enemy? It drops and it’s…. the latest book I ordered! And I just ordered
it 30 minutes ago. Of course, you’ll pay a premium for such rapid service. I just don’t know what I could order, from Amazon, that I would need that quickly.
That Metro North train that ran off the tracks the other day was doing 82 mph when it came to a curve where it
should have been going about one-third as fast. Too early to know why the train’s engineer didn’t react sooner or slow down. But investigators are checking his cell phone to see if he was talking or texting. Four people were killed and dozens more injured. Whether the engineer was on his cell or not, please don’t text or talk on your cell while driving.
The Alabama-Auburn football game ended with a last-second 57-yard field goal attempt. “Surprisingly” the kick came up short. More surprisingly an Auburn back fielded the short kick and returned it, virtually untouched, for a 108-yard touchdown, winning the game for Auburn and knocking Alabama out of any chance at the college championship game. Nick Saban, the Alabama coach and a coach everyone was looking at as coach of the decade, looks a bit dumb for attempting what wouldn’t have been a record-long field goal but sure would have been a whopper (the longest successful college field goal was 69 yards). Saban no doubt didn’t see a return for a TD off any miss (who could blame him?).