If genies were Southern . . .

. you’d get something like this. The genie of the gravy boat . . . does it matter if it’s been used for brown gravy or country gravy?  With or without mushrooms?  Does one get a better quality of wish with sausage chunks in it?  And if the genie really can’t fulfill your wish, does he simply say, “Well, bless your heart!”? Peter

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The snark, it burns . . . !

Readers will doubtless recall Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden’s mixed-up, confused harangue about assault weapons a few days ago.  Amongst other errors and inanities, he mis-identified the commonly available AR-15 rifle as the AR-14 – a weapon designation that doesn’t exist. Palmetto State Armory, never slow on the uptake (and with a sense of humor to match their business acumen), have rectified that situation.  You can now buy an AR-15 lower receiver labeled according to Joe Biden’s specifications! PSA “ANGRYJOE-14” AR-14 STRIPPED LOWER RECEIVER $ 49.99 *This is a Pre-order item.  Please expect lowers to start shipping within 8-10 weeks of order placement.* Fire

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Landscape, or meatscape?

The Glover Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious art awards.  However, its latest winner has upset several apple-carts by his irreverent approach to the field. A Tasmanian artist has won a prestigious landscape prize with a painting of a hunk of meat sitting on a bed of mashed potatoes with peas and gravy. Hobart local Robert O’Connor won the Glover Art Prize for his painting ‘Somewhere near Oatlands’. “It’s fun to try and disrupt a landscape prize by entering a hunk of meat into it,” he said. “I was just trying to amuse myself really.” . . . While some love his piece,

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Be careful what you wish for

I had to laugh at a suggestion from an Australian economist concerning the run on toilet paper supplies in that country, thanks to the coronavirus epidemic.  There really does seem to be a panic about it there, as this video from an Aldi store in Sydney demonstrates. Alfredo Paloyo offers his views, including this suggestion. There are two other solutions. The first is for the government to step in as guarantor. In 2008, for example, the market crash engendered by the subprime mortgage crisis left multiple Australian banks vulnerable to depositor runs. In response, the Australian government announced a guarantee scheme

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Heh

Once again, Stephan Pastis nails it.  (Click the image to be taken to a larger version at the “Pearls Before Swine” Web site.) I don’t know about tow trucks for happiness, but I reckon there are dump trucks for its opposite . . . Peter

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