Scope it, as in Horoscope: The iron must be turned on for you to strike when it’s hot. Or you have to own one. If not, use a heating pad.
Bonehead Tip of the Day: It’s time to hit the health fair and start caring about yourself. So you show up to get checked. In the meantime, there are booths and items such as food. And we are talking potluck, all-you-can-eat chow. Hot dogs and chips are free as well. If you got there for breakfast, it was pancakes, eggs, butter, bacon and then a flu shot. Don’t miss the cake walk. Mixed signals all around but now I’m hungry. Forgot to mention to take the kids to get a Happy Meal when all is said and done. Do not eat the toy. Apparently people are fighting to ban those items. Wonder how many calories are in them?
Trivia: Traveling salesmen would enter a town on a wagon while beating a drum. No, not annoying at all. Anyway, they would do this to “drum up business” for ear plugs. Forget the ear plugs part. The lighter the tree ring means spring; the darker, summer. Around the collar, try bleach. It was never advertised that the Titanic was unsinkable and that Billy Zane would be on board.
Throw the Dart: Time to launch a dart at the old adage of “do not sit that close to the TV” now that glasses-free 3D TV is here. You are encouraged to sit close. To those who suggested that the miner story brought the world together. Did it? Did it really? Here’s a dart for them. An early dart to the election coverage coming on Nov. 2. Wow. Cannot wait to hear the way they find the good news out of all the bad.
The List: TV ratings for Cable News Outlets for Miner Rescue (7 p.m. central):
1. Fox – 7 million
2. CNN – 2.6 million
3. MSNBC – 1.1 million
Closer: “Families! I don’t want the families over here.” Pretty sure that was not uttered after the miners were rescued. It was, however, suggested by George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life.”