September 14th, 2008

Investigative Reporting

The Chicago Tribune has dug deep this time: they sent a reporter to a farm and had him put lipstick on a pig. You can see the video here.

They tried it on 2 pigs.  Only one of the pigs cooperated.  The other resisted like lipstick was the kiss of death.

So when they say, "You can put lipstick on a pig," bear in mind it's only true half of the time.

Perhaps there will be a reportorial rush
to research how a possum looks with blush.

Our New Backyard Pond

Chicago is getting heavy rainfall.  O'Hare was closed for a while yesterday. 

In the photo you can see the waterslide in our backyard.  Previously, it was just an ordinary slide.

Water is coming into our basement, but the ejector pump is doing its job just fine.

But... what if it just keeps raining for 40 days?

I suppose the odds are remote,
but maybe I should buy a boat.

UPDATE: The Trib says yesterday was the rainiest day ever measured in Chicago.

And, the Chicago River has crested on the northwest side, and the fire department is rescuing people in rubber boats.

I'm on high ground, so the odds are slim,
but I'm really glad I know how to swim.