Welcome to Late Night with Snippet Wednesday! I am your host, Jimmy Apgar (it seems like all night-time talk show hosts are named Jimmy these days, so why not), and let's get right to it, shall we?
I can't believe that when I try to write something sincere or thought provoking online, it gets zero (or at least near-zero) response from the audience. However, today I write asking...
And I get a half dozen responses on Twitter and 11 comments and 28 likes on Facebook. You people are sick. SICK!
I've railed about bumper stickers before but there is a strange trend lately with vehicle stickers that, much to my chagrin, is taking firmer hold. Have you seen the "In Memoriam" stickers in car windows? A person's full name, birth and death dates, some "I'll miss you" message, and potentially something like angel wings or other decorative element? It's very strange. I'm not a fan to the point where I would ever put something similar on my own car, but I can't decide if I actually dislike it. Any opinions?
I totally understand the need for laws against distracted driving that comes from the use of cell phones. I do. Really. But I sometimes wonder if lawmakers have thought through it all. For example, I saw a guy earlier today driving and there was a dog in the driver's seat with him pushing himself up into his face. Is this against the law? I somehow doubt it. But it should be. How can an animal walking on you while driving not result in distracted driving?
Recently, some moms realized that there is a decided lack of good female action figures for little girls. They came up with an idea, designed some toys, began a Kickstarter, obtained 465% of their goal amount in a mere two weeks, and, by this Christmas, their line of IAmElemental figures will be available for purchase.
They are way cool and I want some of them even though I'm neither a girl nor father to a little girl. Here are a couple of my favorites.
"If you give a girl a different toy, she will tell a different story."