WE HAVE HOT WATER!
Pete Roehrig: “This video of one of my favorite comedians, Louis CK, reminded me of your Friday post. People do take modern conveniences for granted. If you’ve never seen it I’m certain you’ll get a good laugh out of it. And if you don’t watch his show – you should. It’s a riot!”
☞ Truly: Do not miss this one.
WHEELTUG HAS A NEW AIRLINE!
Alitalia joins El Al, Jet Airways, and Israir as a Wheeltug customer. This is apparently the second “flag carrier” Borealis has been alluding to in its investor emails — namely, the national airlines of Israel and Italy.
There is still a lot of risk. But at least we know airlines want this thing is if it works; and that four airlines must think there is a reasonable possibility that it may. Read it here if Italian is your first language; Google “Alitalia Wheeltug” if it’s not — at some point it should make it into English.
With the parent company currently valued at $20 million, I continue to think this is a pretty great lottery ticket: 50% chance you lose all your money, 50% chance you make (say) a 25-fold profit. Maybe the chance of total loss is a lot higher than 50%, as my hateful friend “J” insists. (You know who you are, you evil Spaniard.) But by the same token, one could make the case that if it does work, all airlines will adopt it, and maybe a car company or two, and this could be a very big business indeed. It’s been fun to think about, anyway.
Important to stress: even if it really is that good a lottery ticket, there is still a very real chance we will lose all our money!
Peter Kaczowka: “Joel Wesson’s paraprosdokian is derived from the beautiful classic poem by Jeffrey Ross of Friar Roast fame:
“I Miss Her Sometimes”
by Jeffrey Ross
I ran into my old girlfriend yesterday.
Then I backed up and ran into her again.
I miss her sometimes.
10 THINGS JIM RIGBY WISHES THE CHURCH KNEW ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY
Here. The first: “If Jesus did not mention a subject, it cannot be essential to his teachings.” (Jim Rigby, a Presbyterian Minister, was named “Texas Public Citizen of the Year” in 2007 by National Association of Social Workers.)
Quote of the Day
Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.~Teddy Roosevelt, 1902
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