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14 January, 2009
Rat Fink

You know…this is the stuff of which Movies of the Week are made.

  1. Defraud your investors of their hard-earned cash.
  2. Park motorcycle in storage facility in Alabama.
  3. Leave fake suicide note.
  4. Take off from Indiana, flying private plane.
  5. Put in fake distress call en route.
  6. Parachute out. Ditch plane over Florida.
  7. Go to Alabama; retrieve motorcycle.
  8. Vanish.
  9. Get caught.


Remember Vicks Vapo-Rub? My mom used to make Mavis and me eat a teaspoon of it if we had a cold. (Yikes.) I used to put a spoonful of it in a hot steam vaporizer unit when my boys were sick or congested. I just put some on Jake’s chest a few weeks ago. Well, I won’t be doing that anymore.


I am not a Bono fan in the least. But either he has a ghost writer, or he wrote a fantastic op-ed piece on Frank Sinatra. Very well done, wouldn’t you say? And I totally agree with his take on Frank’s two versions of “My Way.” A really good read.


In 331 consecutive posts (I’ve never missed a single day) and 819 comments, no one at RtB has ever invoked Godwin’s Law.

Which means, of course, that someone will reply to this post and invoke it today.


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14 January, 2009 10:02 am

You know, I’ve heard so many stories of how to “properly” use Vicks rub that I’m not even sure what to do. I had a friend in high school who religiously lived by the belief that if you rub Vicks on your feet and put on two socks right before bed your cold won’t last as long. I’ve heard that if you put it in bruises they will go away. Anything from wacky cold “cures” to toothaches… The ONLY way I have ever used Vicks is if I have a ton of chest congestion and the coughing is keeping me… Read more »

14 January, 2009 11:05 am

um…so I suppose you don’t really want to hear about (or see pictures of) what I look like since Cocoa the cat bit my leg as I was trimming my beard. My hand slipped & I shaved out a HUGE swatch across my cheek. So I thought: what the heck? I shaved it all off, save a small squarish patch of mustache right under my nose…. ReplyRat Fink Reply:January 14th, 2009 at 3:25 pmBoom Boom — there’s a lesson in this, luv. ALL CATS MUST DIE. Class dismissed. *snoRt* ReplyBoomR Reply:January 14th, 2009 at 5:43 pmOK, so my veiled attempt… Read more »

14 January, 2009 1:41 pm

I often question “why me” and anyone who know some of what I have gone through in my sort 32 years will understand why. I have though stopped asking why me, in the end it all seems to work out for the best. Do not sweat the “small stuff” (comp exam) because no matter what Jax you are the best and all things will work out in the end. Vic’s ont the feet of little ones is best they are too small to have it on the chest and it could burn them. This is what our Ped Doc told… Read more »

14 January, 2009 3:03 pm

My grandmother came from German stock and used to remove warts with a dried bean! Talk about old wives tales!! She’d rub a wart with a bean and plant it in the garden. When the bean sprouted, the wart would fall off–the glitch is that the wart-infested grandchild couldn’t watch as she planted the bean! I don’t know if this worked as I never had warts!


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