Saturday, March 17, 2012

17 March 2012 You can lead a man to pizza and still render him sterile

          According to CNN, the male gender will surrender its imperative to procreate for pizza.  A Cape Cod urology practice is offering a free pizza to any patient scheduling a vasectomy during the month of March.  They seem to be suggesting that the obsession with televised basketball will over-ride any romance that might surface for most males; so why not celebrate with surgery and pizza. 
          Napoleon famously credited logistics with winning wars.   Apparently logistics my also prevent procreation.  This sets the bar to a new low.  Of all the valid reasons for having a vasectomy, obtaining a “free” pizza never entered the arena. 
          Thunderstorms entered the region about 2000 hours last night and remained until about 2300 hours.  The forecast for this evening includes a 50% probability of thunderstorms with high temperature expected to reach79°F. 
          Overlooked fact of the day:  In 1804, Jim Bridger was born in Richmond VA. 
          At the age of 17, the apprenticed blacksmith signed on with the Ashley-Henry expedition, leaving St. Louis to trap for beaver pelts.  He had the good fortune to be present at many turning points in the American fur trade.  He eventually became a part owner in the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, competing with the Hudson’s Bay Company and the American Fur Company for the rapidly dwindling supply of beaver pelts.   His decision to quit trapping in order to establish Fort Bridger on the Green River to accommodate immigrant wagon trains on the Oregon Trail signaled the demise of beaver trapping in the American west. 
          Bridger was a truly unique and important figure in the exploration of the American west.  While he carried a map of the Rocky Mountain West in his head, he eventually lost his health and moved to a small farm in what is now Westport MO.  By the time of his death at 77 years of age, his vision had deteriorated so much that he would become lost on his own farm.  

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