Back From Travel Quick Notes:
Picked up a copy of this magazine at a nice cafe in New Mexico and read an article about the nifty uses of human hair and the ethical dilemmas surrounding those uses. Though I wouldn't necessarily freak if I found a hair in my food (unless the atmosphere in which I dined was pretty filthy to begin with, in which case I'd turn on my heel and vamoose before I had to order a thing), I now feel the urge to search every food product in my home for L-Cysteine and then toss them out and avoid any foods with it in there from here on out. On the other hand, I think the guy who runs this company now has a body of water adjacent to his state that could use his human hair mats.
While waiting for the plane back to New Orleans, I caught some of Larry King chatting with James Cameron and noticed in the closed-captioning that Cameron was offering his services as a big-shot blockbuster Hollywood director in helping plug up the Macondo Prospect spewage. I can't tell you what the exact suggestions were because I was too busy suppressing the impulse to scream at the TV, so if anybody wants to check it out, here's some of it. The overwhelming thought I had was that Cameron's idea of helping would be to throw another bunch of cameras down there with the BP-bots and next thing I know, we'd be seeing MACONDO in IMAX 3-D. No. Thanks. Schmuck.
More later from me. Still enjoying being back in the humidity. And being near sea level again. Really. You have no idea.
Update, 6/9: Okay, Maitri says in the comments that having the king of the world actually coordinate all the well-plugging aspects might not be such a bad thing. We do need all the help we can get, I guess.