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The buzzards are back
January 12, 2009 - Michael Palmer
On March 15th each year the skies of Hinckley, Ohio fill with vultures. Yep. Turkey vultures. Hundreds of buzzards migrate to the little town where they feel at home. Of course there is a town festival – it’s Ohio, right?
Well, today as I drove on 250 just the other side of Georgetown, I saw one of these March guests dining along side the highway on a deer carcass. I took a look at the weather forecast, and this Turkey is WAY OFF! We are about to go into the deep freeze of January, Ground hog day is still weeks off and this crazy bird is back in the Buckeye state.
One possibility is that the feathered fellow never left. Or perhaps the critter was perched outside of an open window when Al Gore was spewing his global warming propaganda and he believed the hype.
Whatever the reason, I hope his feathers are warm enough to with the cold snap we have predicted for the remainder of the week.
Incredibly, this was not the most shocking thing I saw today. While checking my regular resources on the internet, milling through news articles claiming an increase in felons wearing Obama t-shirts in mug shots over the past months, I noticed that there was a web page dedicated to some of the advertising from the 1930's. Since I have experience in Quark and ad layout, I like to see the old ads and compare them to today's computer layouts.
I was reading some of the bizarre advertising, doctors that promoted Camel cigarettes and the health virtues of lard. Then one that really seemed Medieval. This ad promoted the use of Lysol for feminine hygiene. It recommended this cleaning product, that one of my female colleagues says "Will remove the wax from your floors," as a douche. "a proved germ killer that cleanses so thoroughly yet so gently." That one was so bizarre that I hardly flinched at the Sanitized Tape Worms ad for safe effective weight loss.
Sure enough, when I checked the moon phases, it's full. Maybe that explains it????
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