Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday Scrapple

There are a lot of people hot and heavy to get their hands on legal marijuana.  I just have to wonder.  Aren't there more important things to concern yourself with?

Harrisburg has a new scandal.  This time, it's e-mail and pornography.  A big list of movers and shakers is involved, and it's a lot of people who should know better.  As if state government's image wasn't tarnished enough.

I don't care if the iPhone6+ bends.  I wasn't getting one, anyway.

Giant video boards are going up on a downtown Philadelphia building, as an intersection tries to become a mini Times Square.  Would something like that work around here?  It might be a way to liven up dark places, like Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, an extra source of revenue for a struggling mall.

Firefighters in Shenandoah and surrounding areas had a tough Sunday morning, with four fires going at the same time.  It looks like arson.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  A tip of the cap to the men and women who kept it from becoming even worse.

It's nice to see King's College and Wilkes University expanding.  College towns have a vibrancy coal towns cannot match.  It's time we kick the transition in to high gear.

George Clooney got married over the weekend.  I never thought I'd see the day.

Here's something different-- NEPA had Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants before the Lehigh Valley.  One opens just over the river, in NJ, this week.

YouTube never fails to fascinate.  It contains things I never thought I'd see again, like old news clips and game shows.

Thank you, PennDOT, for finally fixing that pothole along Interstate 81 South, near the Davis Street Exit.  It only took four months.

The joy of animation is the characters never age and they live forever.  We should all be so lucky.  That's why it bugs me when shows like "The Simpsons" kill off a character.

The Pittsburgh Steelers need to look hard and fast about coaching staff changes next season.

It was a classy final weekend for Derek Jeter, and that made me happy.  I looked at his numbers-- more than 3400 hits, .310 average, 0 times tossed out of a game.  Take that, haters.

5:30 am temperature in the Poconos:  59 degrees.  Outstanding for this time of year!