Saturday, November 22, 2014

Heron By the Water

A heron on the Tennessee River, at repose.  Yesterday 2:30 PM EST.

A guy wearing a Harley-Davidson t-shirt came to the point to practice his bagpipe.  "Amazing Grace" and "Scotland the Brave."

The heron didn't mind.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Professor Shoots Self in Foot

We were treated this week to a too often common happening: some professor shooting off his mouth.  Professor Jonathan Gruber of MIT, claim your prize.  

It's not that often that professors literally shoot themselves in the foot.  

The Idaho state legislature recently passed a law allowing professors to carry guns on campus.  This was going to happen sooner or later.

The Idaho State Journal that  reported that a professor while teaching a chemistry class, when he got shot in the foot.

Pocatello Police Lieutenant Paul Manning said that the instructor was carrying a pistol in his pocket that went off unexpectedly. The injured man was taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.

ISU president Arthur Vailas called the accident "unfortunate."

"I'm sure the incident was scary and embarrassing," he told the  State Journal.

Perhaps the professor needs to take a firearms safety course.  Or keep his in the closet.  However, errant feet are now placed on notice in Pocatello.  Will some misguided souls bring guns to screenings of Happy Feet?