Tuesday, June 19, 2012

In Other News....

Wow, what a strange mixed news morning.

Let's start with news of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He may or may not take the stand in his own defense. That is a gutsy call by his defense team, especially in light of the NBC News interview Sandusky conducted with Bob Costas.

It's pretty clear Sandusky is not a great extemporaneous speaker. Then again, a lot of people aren't. If the prosecution gets the unaired NBC News interview admitted into evidence, it pretty much makes makes the decision for the defense. Jurors will be hearing Sandusky in his own words.

Meanwhile, "Go to your room!!!!" was apparently not an option for this upset father in Jaipur, India.

I guess India may have to consider new ceremonial sword control laws.

Closer to Memphis, over in the Capitol City of Nashville, a restaurant tragedy. The owner of a local restaurant lost his life in the course of a seemingly good plan. The power had gone out on Friday. In order to mitigate food losses, a lot of food had been loaded into a walk-in cooler. To keep things at safe temperature, dry ice was loaded in the cooler, and the door presumably secured.

For those who aren't quite sure what dry ice is, it is the solid form of carbon dioxide (CO2). It reverts to a gas immediately as it thaws making ideal for keeping food and stuff cold. No water to deal with like in the case with ice.

Apparently the power was restored Sunday at some point.

The owner went into the walk-in unit to check on his supplies.

The walk-in door closed and latched behind him, the latch apparently becoming stuck.

Carbon dioxide is terrific for making drinks bubbly and fizzy.

However, it does not support human life.

Newscasters always seemed to be "shocked" when asking about "Classified Information". Here's a prime example from CNN.

Wolf, Brian, and anybody else in broadcast journalism take a clue. NASA and the Armed Forces have a lot of secret stuff they can't tell you and won't.

Next time, smile at the video screen and say, "Look at the pretty little (insert a noun of your choice.)"

Now my favorite story of the day.

The Obama campaign has called on recycled another lifer veteran campaigner to assist with debate preparations.  "Hermann Munster", oops, Senator John Kerry will be playing the role of a lifetime as he takes on the role of Mitt Romney.

I have a feeling the Presidential Debate season just got a lot more interesting.

Until the next time, all y'all take care of yourselves.

Air Traffic Mike, ret.

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