I went to the drugstore to buy a dust mop

They had wet mops, but I didn't want a wet mop. I wanted a dust mop and they didn't have one.

So it looks like I won't get any dusting done even though this is an even-numbered year. I understand there's a leap second coming up this year (http://goo.gl/CKL3QT), but even so.

One thing you can always count on: It sells guns

Gunmaker shares soar in wake of Dallas attack | New York Post

Like a traffic stop for birds

Every year about this time a car bearing US government plates arrives next door. In it is a group of young people equipped with very fine, almost invisible, nets and a tape recorder that plays birdcalls. They're there today.

They string their nets in the neighbor's backyard, crank up the audio, and settle in with a box of donuts to wait. As birds get caught in the nets they get their tags checked. Those that don't already have have a tag get one, a little band around one leg. This year has been an especially good one for cardinals, I'm told.

I'm not sure how long they'll stay (the people, not the birds) but I imagine it has something to do with how big the box of donuts is.

Imagine our surprise

Caitlyn Jenner is Headed to Cleveland During GOP Convention - The Daily Beast from Andrew Desiderio's Tweet

The brunch and Jenner's Q&A is not affiliated with the RNC,


No sense in being repetitious

The Democrats Ignore the 500-Pound Lobbyist in the Room from Truthout's Tweet

In all of the 35 single-spaced pages of the Democratic Party's platform draft, there is just one mention of lobbying.


Anything for that snap

He ran with the bulls and all he got was this stupid selfie | New York Post


My sister had her thumb x-rayed

As the resulting image was a digital file, she asked if it could be emailed to her. No, she was told, email isn't secure enough for transmitting patient information.

Maybe instead of a Secretary of State we need a Receptionist of State.

Seems like a little disagreement in counting


Science marches on

Introducing the American Standard Joint

One of the big questions in marijuana research has been answered - The Washington Post from Washington Post's Tweet

0.32 grams, and don't you forget it.

You betcha

Fallout from the F.B.I. inquiry is likely to affect several State Department advisers who facilitated the former secretary's reliance on a private server.

It's beginning to look to me like the entire State Department should have its clearance yanked, not just Hillary's gang.

Our brave new legal world

Marine's defense for disseminating classified information will cite Hillary Clinton's case
The Washington Post

Jason Brezler has become a cause celebre among some veterans and members of Congress. Read the full story

Shared from Apple News


Peak irony

Something special about Beantown

Carr: Federal Bureau of Injustice | Boston Herald

"At City Hall, Mayor Walsh’s union thug wannabes must be scratching their heads. [Hillary] turns over state secrets to “hostile parties,” while Marty’s minions just do what’s expected of them, stalling a few city permits in return for a handful of union jobs, with no cash even changing hands, and they get indicted while Hillary flies off to North Carolina on Air Force One."

Helps "bear the strain of work avoidance," says Some Guy

Alaska's Bearcam Is Back Online At Katmai National Park & Preserve

Or you could get the same effect for free by licking a light post

Ice cream that tastes like ash is the summer's latest food craze - NY Daily News
The noir novelty comes with a major caveat: It turns your hands, mouth, teeth, tongue and basically anything you touch, black. 

Good stuff to know if you're vacationing in Canada this summer

Sudbury man punches black bear in face

"I knew it would swing first with its left but it would really come with its right, because most bears are right-handed," Nelson said.

Let's warm that globe up more

Melting Arctic Ice Might Mean Faster Internet for Some

The dwindling ice has an unexpected benefit: more underwater cables Read the full story

As these new pathways are opening up in the Arctic, communications companies are jumping on the chance to lay new cables. Right now, a ship commissioned by Quintillion Networks, a company based out of Anchorage, Alaska, is beginning to installation of undersea fiber optic cables…



Navy engineer sentenced for mishandling classified material from Matt Taibbi's Tweet
He was sentenced to two years of probation and a $7,500 fine, and was ordered to surrender his security clearance. He is barred from seeking a future security clearance

Yikes! It's a cheese wave!

Thieves at large, with 20,000 pounds of cheese, in Wisconsin
It's not the first such heist of the legacy commodity in a state where sports fans like to wear foam wedges on their heads. A semitrailer carrying $70,000 worth of cheese was stolen from Germantown, another Milwaukee suburb, in January.…

Oh well…

Hillary Clinton's email problems might be even worse than we thought - The Washington Post
Comey condemned Clinton and her top aides as "extremely careless"…

…maybe if we promote her

Looking for a place to vacation?

Thick, putrid algae shuts down Florida beaches
[Video] https://goo.gl/qyL6pQ

Happy Birthday, Spam!

America's favorite canned meat turns 75 (+video) - CSMonitor.com


You mean, we could have had da Coach?

Ditka has occasionally flirted with Illinois and national politics. In 2004, the NFL Hall of Famer considered running for the Senate as a Republican against Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama.…

Roll Call - http://goo.gl/e4lxZi


Is this a bun pun?

Champion hot dog eater gets her buns ready to defend title | New York Post http://goo.gl/dokLvg
"This is something I take seriously. There's no playing around," said Sudo, 30, a Manhattan native who has won Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest the last two years and is ready to fight for the title again on Monday.

There'll always be an England

Thousands say 'No' to Brexit in colorful protest - CNN.com
They say they've been cheated by a campaign deceit and false promises…


But no extra charge!

Brain eating amoeba at unusually high levels - CNN.com

Our nomination for scariest headline of the month (maybe year, maybe decade)

Teen drivers' brains may hold the secret to combating road deaths

An MRI-assisted look at peer pressure's effect on the mind could help curb fatal adolescent crashes.

Washington Post https://goo.gl/UOUaO2