Today's Tids Issue 3,045
One thing uniquely pleasant about life, / You can find ways to overcome strife. / Like when days get dull, a grinding chore, / A sliver of sunshine beams through the door. / Skies are never as gray as they appear / If you hold all the sun you’ve seen, near and dear.
How can they miss a jet liner, when they can follow me going into a store to buy a package of Cheetos.
A lot of people for Lent are giving up FaceBook and other Internet addictions. So the Question is: Do advertisers get rebates for Lent? I’m not giving up the Tids.
Name the top Ten National Pizza Chains.
--Search For Missing Jet Liner Widens; Iranians With Stolen Passports Identified; Info On Pair Says That Terrorism Probably Not cause Of Disappearance.
--North Korea Seen Defying UN Sanctions.
--Senator Coburn Says Mexican Military Crossed Into US; Appeared To be Aiding Drug Cartel; Drew Weapon On US Agents.
--Russian Military Advances, Takes More Territory in Crimea, And This Morning Beyond; US Dem Senate Talks All Night About Warming.
--Kerry Rejects Putin Offer To Meet In Socchi; Ptuin rejects US Proposal To Resolve Ukraine mess..
--NYC Mayor DiBlasio Approval Rating Already Down To 33%.
--Ex-Foreign Service Union Leaders Urge Senate To Reject Obama’s Diplomatic Nominees.
--Congress To Launch Probel Into GM Inaction On defective Ignitions Switches.
NBC’s new TV show “Believe” could make it. Frankly I liked it. It had a little tension, realism when needed and a totally pleasant little girl played wonderfully by Johnny Sequoia as the star. It subtly moved you, even amidst constant secret Government threats. Actually, I‘ve read it and seen it all before in Stephen King’s “Firestarter”. I don’t normally like cute little tykes in shows, but this little girl makes it work beautifully.
One of three funniest lines to come out during this Ukraine crisis is from a young Kiev activist who in response to a reporters question about Yanukovich’s lavish spending on a house: “Yes, and bad taste too”. Well, maybe it was funnier if you saw it live.
All Ukrainians seem to want is a peaceful, thriving nation that looks like USA 1950.
Something must be happening around the world, but when events like the missing plane or Ukraine hits, reports on all other significant events are undernourished. And when the Prez and Veep take a vacation, news pretty much stops flowing. Which might just prove how much of what we read as news is in reality planned distribution, created news by publicists.
Sbarro is going out of buiusness. I always toght they made better than average Pizza. Actually a couple of the chain pizza places were pretty good, until they started over competing with gimmicks. Little Caesars pizza was always bad. And, on trip recently I was forced to order a Papa John’s Pizza and it was dreadful. Ironically, one the first pizza places I ever went to was named Papa Johns, but that’s when the idea of pizza was uniquely new to America, and the pizza really was made by “Papa”.
Here’s a couple of small local stories that have me scratching my head: --A body of man found on Scarborough Beach yesterday has been identified. The cause of death was determined to be from a gunshot wound to the head. It went on to say, “There were no indications of foul play.” –A 63 year old man was killed while riding a bike on the busy Greenwich avenue at 10:28 at night. Bike riders seem to think that drivers have nothing better to do than look out for them.
I wonder what it has to be in Rhode Island to be considered foul play?
Number One is not “Uno”, but Pizza Hut. Domino’s is number 2 with Papa John’s and Little Caesers following at 3 and 4. 5 is California Pizza Kitchen followed by Papa Murphy’s, CiCi’s, Chuck E; Cheese, Round Table and at number 10, but not for long, Sbarro. The next six are Godfathers, Hungry Howies, Peter Piper, Jets, Uno Chicago Grill and Bertucci (One of my favorites). Check out you favorite on the Top 100 List:
Gotta run. I don’t see any sun, so I’ll just press the on switch in my heart.