As a public service we remind all readers to only transport gasoline in approved containers. Plastic garbage bags, storage tubs and that one lady with the laundry basket are NOT approved for hazard materials. (I think the laundry basket image was real but was taken by people goofing off. Either that or the vapors were getting to her.) Everyone has seen long lines at gas stations on the news and knows by now that several southeastern states have been experiencing a gas shortage following the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline. Did you know that a man and woman in North Carolina got in a fight over their place in line? Or that in South Carolina a woman hoarding gas tried to evade police only to crash her car which then caught on fire? The pipeline is up and running but it could still be a few days before local supplies catch back up.Continue reading
Let me first apologize for not getting an iMonk Radio podcast posted this week. Thursday and Friday were rough on me personally but I’m slowly coming around. The Master’s Table reached a milestone of 600 followers this week. The Internet Monk was a lot more popular online than I’ll ever be so there’s a good chance those podcasts are why some of y’all are here. We’ll get it right next week, please and thank you.
Did you catch the Harvest Moon Thursday night? It was still impressive last night and will probably look just about as full tonight. You may also see the planet Mars as a bright red spot at about the 10 o’clock position in relation to the moon when you look up. There will another full moon, known as a blue moon when occurring twice in a single month, on October 31st. There will be a full moon on Halloween night, which is on Saturday this year. The time change will take place overnight (the next day being the first Sunday of November) and we will all get an extra hour for either revelry or to recover from revelry, your choice.Continue reading
1995 World Series – Fox Sports Southeast, which I’m sure is only available regionally, has been showing the 1995 MLB World Series between the Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians. If the option is available to you, tonight’s game 6 is the one you want to watch. Continue reading
Silver linings – None of us would have chosen to live through a global pandemic at this time but there are some positive aspects to it. I wrote weeks ago that a little bit of struggle is good for us and managed to avoid using the cliche what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger. Families are not only spending time together some family members may have gotten to know each other for the first time. People are buying groceries and cooking at home. The slowdown of our economy is uncomfortable for some and extremely difficult for others but many have stepped up their levels of giving. Economic hardship has become an equalizing force that makes people realize we are more alike than we are different. Small companies that faced shutdown switched to make hand sanitizer or paper masks, many giving the product away and workers donating their time and labor. How many people, from politicians to celebrities, from corporate officials to health care workers, have you heard say we’re all in this together? Continue reading
MLB Postseason – That’s Adam Duvall making his home run trot that put the Braves up 3-0 last night. The Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals are split one game each in their best of 5 National League Division Series. The Nationals and Dodgers are also evenly split in the other NLDS; meanwhile in the American League the Yankees took game one over the Twins and Astros beat the Rays. Continue reading
I became aware of the Popeye’s vs. Chick-fil-A sandwich rivalry last Saturday. It was too late to make the Satur-deja Vu but the memes were fun while it lasted. So what really happened? Popeye’s did not run out of chicken. They had set up a line of supply they thought would satisfy demand, which they considered optimistic, through the end of September. The public response to the social media war surpassed all expectations and they were not prepared to meet that kind of demand. They never ran out of chicken but lines were long, shortages were widespread, and employees were working long hours and overtime in every location. Click here to read the real full story of how the decision made at the corporate office (in Miami by the way) to shut it down. It wasn’t as much of a decision as a realization. Continue reading