Some things simply aren't important enough to justify cluttering up the board with a new thread. But there is stuff in the news almost every day that really does deserve a place somewhere even if it doesn't provoke a lot of discussion. It's okay if it does provoke discussion of course. From a cursory observation of today's news, I came up with three things I'll post following this opening. But hopefully this will be a repository for the most unusual provocative tidbits, the bizzare, the stupid, and incomprehensible stuff we read in the papers or see on television every day. Object, reinforce, comment, or add your own observations at will.