Jul 29, 2012

Hands Off My Buckballs

Last week, CNN reported that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was suing the maker of Bucky Balls, the widely popular set of high-powered magnetic balls (0.5 inch or 0.5 cm in diameter) that can be manipulated and made into different shapes and forms, to require them to stop selling the product.  The reason: at least a dozen small children had ingested the tiny metal balls, requiring surgery and, in some cases, lengthy hospital stays to correct.

Okay, I get it.  Magnets bad for small children.  Instead of suing the manufacturer, however, who is asking ... "where were the parents"?!

Jul 8, 2012

Independence Day By Tweet

I know this is a tad late, but I just read and thought it was pretty funny.  Thanks to Foreign Policy Magazine for the entertainment.

If Twitter was around during the Revolutionary War:
@KingGeorge3 I desire what is good. Therefore, everyone who does not help me reach 10k followers today is a traitor.

@SamAdams Tweet up at the harbor Nov 28. Bring tea. Mohawk costume optional #TeaParty