September 30, 2023

The news you need to know. 9/30/23

My roundup of this week’s news.

iPhone FineWoven case. My photos available from Envato.

Shameless Plug: Is the iPhone FineWoven Case a sign of the End of Days?

Man’s emotional support alligator turned away at Phillies game.

Ventriloquist robbed people with knife-wielding dummy. What a great alibi.

Sheep wander into greenhouse and eat 600 pounds of weed. And then wandered into a convenience store for slurpees and Cheetos. (OK, I made that last part up.)

The Hitler beetle driven to extinction by neo-nazis buying them as keepsakes.

September 27, 2023

Is the iPhone 15 FineWoven Case a sign of the End of Days?

You’d think so with the reviews. But it’s not. It’s just a new case that replaces iPhone’s leather cases. Why is Apple shifting away from leather? No, Tim Cook is not giving up egg whites for breakfast and going vegan. It’s just part of Apple’s commitment to being carbon neutral by 2030. If you’d like the fine details on FineWoven, iFixit did a fairly unbiased review.

September 22, 2023
Adena mound, Cedarville OH. My photos available from Envato.

The news you need to know. 9/23/23.

My roundup of this week’s news.

Close to my heart: Ohio indigenous burial mounds declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Woman rescued from outhouse toilet trying to retrieve her Apple Watch.

Man escapes prison on the day of his release.

Cops round up loose pig on Bacon Creek Road. It’s not really news. It’s just that I had to get the word “bacon” in today.

September 17, 2023

Current Pedal Obsession: J Rockett Boing Reverb.

The “I just want reverb dammit” reverb.

Boing is not so special. And that’s why players seem to like what it does: No drowning your signal in reverb soup. No ambience that wears out its welcome. No artificial shimmer. Just sweet, amp-like spring reverb as Leo Fender intended it.

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September 15, 2023

The news you need to know.

My roundup of this week’s news for 9/16/23

It’s Mushroom Season here in Ohio evidenced by this foot-tall Chicken of the Woods. My photos available from Envato.

First on-air painting by Bob Ross priced at $10 million. Someone will have a happy little wallet.

Most unusual pet insurance claims awards.

Alien corpse shown to Mexican Congress looks surprisingly like paper mache piñata.

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