Granny slang

"Granny slang is the colloquial parlance of the elderly. Its nickname is, itself, slang, which is perhaps why it has taken on a superfluous gendered personification. It's not necessarily effeminate; granddads are just as likely to use granny slang; it denotes age, not gender. Admittedly, 'granny and granddad slang' doesn't have quite the same ring to it."

It's from across the pond, but people get old there too.

Hot, schmot

It's 84° out there. OK, maybe a little hot-ish. But let's get all steamed up about it.


The future is coming for YOU

Study: 1 in 4 U.S. Jobs At Risk of Offshoring | Economy | US News

"Computer programmers, actuaries, statisticians and film and video editors are all among the most at-risk for offshoring, while telemarketers, insurance underwriters, mathematical technicians and library technicians are all at risk of automation."

Automated telemarketers. If that doesn’t make your blood run cold nothing ever will.

The most disturbing revelation from this study, however, is this:

"Since the recession that ended in 2009, researchers estimate 'half the net establishment growth [or business formation] in the United States … occurred in just 0.64 percent of the more than 3,100 U.S. counties.’"

Ghost towns now, and more ghost towns tomorrow. 

Read on.


In the meantime hold it

Duluth City Council places pause on Park Point restrooms | Duluth News Tribune

Or wait…that's a lake isn't it?

Look, guys, everybody makes mistakes

Toledo officials admit error on $8.2M in budget - The Blade

Are the chickens sad?

Cheap chicken parts at the grocery store this morning. Maybe they're from sad 😞 chickens. Happy 🙂 chicken parts would cost more, wouldn't they?

Let’s not even think about it

Lovers quarrel escalates into bloody machete fight | New York Post