We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
MORE VITAMIN D NEWS: "New research shows that people who regularly use sunscreen and avoiding sunlight may be sacrificing important vitamin D, which is made by the skin when it's exposed to sunlight. Now, the recommendation is to get 15 minutes of sun at the peak of the day three times a week to help avoid a vitamin D deficiency. . . . For years, Americans have been taught that as summer approaches, they should reach for sunscreen to protect themselves from a scorching burn - and the skin cancer it might trigger. But new research shows that by covering up, they may be sacrificing important vitamin D, which is made by the skin when it's exposed to sunlight. . . . Vitamin D deficiency is associated with reduced bone strength and risk of fracture; a twofold increased risk of some cancers such as colon, breast and prostate; an increased risk of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes; worse control of diabetes for those who have it; decreased immune function; and possibly also heart disease."
Which do you believe? Last year's expertise, or this year's? I am inclined to trust this year's, or God would have put sunscreen on our skin.
BTW, is there something wrong with the girl? I sure didn't notice... The lotion went on with the usual motion, saving her from the ravages of too much sun...she did get the correct amount of vitamin D though.
( it's a joke folks, I'm not serious, I don't know this girl. It's just a picture. )
Hey in my book it beats the hell out of the canine/duck f**k pic.
I remember the Isetta, the original one, anyway. I drove one of the original ones a couple of times, back in the 1950s. It's a lovely motorized toy, or it was, with three wheels instead of four, and a tendency to tip sideways at the wrong moments. And in any vehicle, there are always some wrong moments. Ahh, the memories.
The 300 had two back wheels about a foot apart so you're basically right. Remember getting in and out? The ebtire front of the car? opened up..crazy.
Here's a picture of the car I had in college. I worked every summer in high school and the folks kicked ina few bucks. I bought it used from the car dealer I worked for in the summer. He gave me a great deal or I never could have afforded it. 1965 Sting Ray convertible..mine was black.