Chris Anderson:  “Have you seen Theo Gray’s bacon lance?”

I have now. The line I love: “I knew success was within reach when I was able to ignite and melt the pan using seven beef sticks and a cucumber.”  Don’t try this at home, he warns.  (But if you do, use prosciutto.)

Tom Harrison: “I made the carmelized bacon twice this weekend!  First on Saturday night as hors d’oeuvres for when my wife and kids came back from Spring Break at the beach (I have been deskbound preparing other people’s taxes all week).  The second time with my two sons last night.  Just trying to raise them right and teach them to cook like a guy!”



Alan Wenker:  “You recently mentioned the mail order casket idea. My mom passed away last November at age 88 from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. We had time to make funeral plans since her passing was not sudden. Somehow my brother had heard of buying a casket via the web and that is what we did. Saved about $2000 and the customer service was exactly as described. I think the casket arrived at the funeral home in less than 24 hours.”

Kathryn Lance:  “We sent my mom to her final rest in a beautiful polished-aluminum sugar canister. We had to buy the whole set — about $45 — but now we have the flour canister and two others for coffee and tea bags.



In its (highly successful) effort to keep me in a state of constant hope — and what is life without hope? — Borealis last week reported that, with four airlines on board, they now “have 105 [Boeing] 737NG slots assigned, and 110 [Airbus] A320 slots assigned, with a Flag Carrier for each.  Our on-aircraft demonstrator, M1, is coming along nicely! The Motors are assembled and will be delivered to Baltimore next week.”

☞  Should the thing work and the company be able to wring $50,000 profit per year from each of those 215 airplanes — not impossible when the annual savings per plane is estimated to be north of $500,000 — that would be $10 million a year.  But the hope, of course, is that if El Al and the others are reaping big savings from WheelTug, what carrier wouldn’t want this?

As always: highly speculative, NEVER to be bought “at the market” — with “limit” orders only — and only with money you can truly afford to lose.



Tom Anthony:  “Here is something useful for writers and emailers.  Just about any odd character that you can think of, including many hard-to-find mathematical symbols, yours, here, free.” ✄ ✄ ✄ ✄



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