The other day, I mentioned that we bought some binoculars. They came in, and they are a nice enough set. But they don't really magnify much. Useful for the football game, perhaps. For viewing Mars? Not so good. But that's okay. A measly 7x when you're talking about an object that's still 35 million miles away just isn't going to work. Oh, you mean it looks like it's only 5 million miles away now? Shibby!

Not long ago, a teenager was arrested at Logan International Airport in Boston for what can only be described as a joke in poor taste. The teenager, you see, had seen fit to leave a profanity-laced note in his bag, which when found by TSA screeners, apparently caused no end of anxiety. Why? The note contained the word bomb.