RWP was born in Manchester, in the north of England, in the late 1950s, so he is very old. He really liked the north of England, which by 1965 was hip and had three TV channels, and where he went to a coed school. His parents, for reasons best known to themselves, then yanked him away, to Belfast and then Dublin, which had one TV channel that started up at 6 pm with the Angelus (Catholic call to prayer). He also had to go to an all boys school, where he realized he really missed girls. This probably let him focus on schoolwork, though, and at age 19, after he had finished college, he set off for America, where he still resides. He has a bachelors degree in biochemistry and a Ph.D. from Harvard in biophysics, and has lived also in Mainz, Germany, Setauket NY, and Richland WA. He currently divides his time between Nebraska, Rosslyn VA, and Florida.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Seeing double

The best SOTU joke derives from the split screen they were using on CNN to show the State of the Union speech simultaneously with Chris Dorner's shuffling off this mortal coil.
Q: What's the difference between Barack Obama and Chris Dorner? A: One is a gun-control supporter with a chip on his shoulder who thinks its OK to summarily kill American citizens, and the other's a former cop.
Thanks, and remember to tip your waitress.

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