Category Archives: Funny and Odd Thoughts

A Personal Moment to Brighten Your Day

I really do try to keep this blog focused on things related pop culture and things that affect our cultural tastes, but once in a while something happens that I just need to mention somewhere…  I hope this makes you smile, knowing that there is justice in this world.

This morning on the way into work, there was someone driving a Nissan 350Z who clearly thought he owned the road and was easily doing 90 – 100 MPH and weaving in and out of traffic.  Your typical jackass who thinks he’s king of the road because he drives a sports car. 

Less than a minute later, a State Police Car comes barreling down the highway, and my only hope was that he was chasing after Mr. Nissan Z.  As I came over the next hill, there he was, with the Nissan Z pulled over, lights flashing… 

To the State Trooper who pulled over the speeding driver on 495 in Massachusetts this morning – thank you.  You made me feel alright this morning. 

How To Get Pine Sap Off Your Hands

I know this has NOTHING to do with pop culture other than the fact that it is the Christmas season and people are putting up Christmas trees, but I wanted to share with everyone a great little tip. 

If you get pine sap on your hands – or your clothes or car for that matter – the best way to remove pine sap is with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.  You can do a search on-line and find recommendations for olive oil, peanut butter and nail polish remover, but I have found that hand sanitizer works fast, won’t hurt your hands, and it sanitizes them at the same time as a bonus!   It is basically the same principle as removing it with rubbing alcohol, just easier to handle.

I’ve even used it to get pine sap off of my car as well.  I don’t know what alcohol does to a car finish, so I use it sparingly and wax it right away after using it.

Driving Me Crazy

I’ve been on the road a lot lately, with road trips to Toronto, to go camping, and to Vermont all taking place in the last few weeks.  I also had three concerts in one week and I’ve come to conclusion that the human race is dangerously close to losing all remaining common decency.  A few categories of people who get on my nerves:

The people who think that are apparently just too good to wait for any sort of traffic at all.  Main offenders include those who cut off others who have been waiting to get out of a parking lot, or the a-hole who speeds down the the lane of a highway that is closed, and then tries to sneak in ahead of everyone else who has pushed over well before the lane closure.  Anyone who does this should have their tires slashed and windshield smashed by the people he cut off.  What these people have to realize is that it only gets them wherever they are going about 30 seconds faster and they are perpetuating a problem that makes EVERYONE late in the first place.  If everyone just got in the right lane and kept driving as soon as possible, no one would have to stop to let some jerk in.  We’d be moving – slower than normal, but still moving.

People who don’t move up to the next available gas pump – a few weeks ago, I pulled into a gas station right behind someone  who stopped at the first gas pump.  I saw him look behind him, so I figured he would pull up to the next pump.  He didn’t – he just stopped there, got out and went to the cashier.  I was dumbfounded – but wait… there’s more!  As I’m backing out and start to pull around him, this woman comes whipping around me and takes the spot.  I ended up having to turn around and pull up to a pump on the other side in order to be on the same side as my gas tank.  First class jerkery right there!!!