Joe-Pourri is back, in spite of popular demand. Here’s the lowdown on the hijinks that are lighting up our iPhones and tablets, and causing them to run slower than before, if possible:
• Rockets hauling supplies to the International Space Station are blowing up pretty regularly lately. If I were an ISS astronaut, I’d be wishing I’d packed a few peanut butter sandwiches. (Luckily, there’s plenty of oxygen in space, so – never mind.) And if I were an astronaut waiting to be blasted to the station atop a rocket, I’d be wishing I worked at a peanut butter factory.
• The political scene took a bizarre turn over the weekend. Yes, I know that’s redundant. Campaign aides for Hillary “All You Need to Know is I’m a Woman, so Vote for Me” Clinton corralled journalists with a rope during an Independence Day parade attended by Ms. Clinton in New Hampshire. The reporters were described as being “somewhat dragged,” in order to keep them away from the candidate, who evidently wanted to be independent of the media. I find that somewhat of a drag. The former senator, secretary of state, and co-emperor describes herself as being the “most transparent” candidate. Perhaps she means “most pale.” In any event, no reporters were actually hogtied or branded, perhaps because apparently none were from Fox News.
• MLB All-Star voting is in full swing, and here in the Joe Zone, we hope it strikes out. Fan voting never made much sense to me. It’s popular with the fans, of course, but it can lead to weird results. Well-known 38 year old players batting .190 can be chosen over 25 year old phenoms batting .360. Voting is often a popularity contest rather than based on merit. Ballot box stuffing is common. Many fans know little or nothing about whom they’re voting for. It makes no more sense than having the general populace voting in a presidential election. Wait a minute…
• A bird flu virus this spring has resulted in an egg shortage, causing higher egg prices and reduced availability. Why this has not also resulted in a chicken shortage has experts baffled.
Join us next time, when we hear Joe say, “Is Joe-Pourri ahead of 60 Minutes in the ratings yet?”