I have a new third-favorite podcast (let’s face it, it will be tough to unseat “The Moment” with Brian Koppelman and “WTF” with Marc Maron). My new third-favorite podcast is “Why Didn’t They Laugh?” The show is hosted by Owen … Continue reading →
I have vowed to blog every day, but not every day do I have something interesting to say. Most days, actually. So today I’m taking suggestions from the family: Daniel suggests: “Does anyone know where my retainer is?” Then: “No, … Continue reading →
To hear the boy talk, you’d think there was someone with a gun to his head keeping him from doing what he wants. Exercise, working on certain talents… he wants to do all these things but says he ends up … Continue reading →
Trevor Bayne, 20, Wins at Daytona – http://ow.ly/41q4a. Bayne says race was “very realistic – almost like being in a video game!” Jennifer Aniston Debuts New Bob – http://ow.ly/41qj2. Wait – why would she do just one? Oops… misread the … Continue reading →
OK, you may have heard me in the past talk about how complicated the world has gotten, even when it comes to our pets. If you haven’t, check out this video:
Well, last night at a Super Bowl party I heard a story that tops even that. A friend’s family hamster… ok, to be fair, it is a pygmy hamster… has had brain surgery. TWICE. Total cost of two brain surgeries for a pygmy hamster: $120. Total cost for a brand new (and possibly identical) pygmy hamster: $30.
A couple points:
I’m not saying the family shouldn’t have had brain surgery performed on the hamster (…um, twice). I’m saying that the world has gotten infinitely more complicated than it used to be, and with that come additional stresses.
That said, the cost of the two brain surgeries added up to four times the cost of a new hamster. If the hamster were a car, he’d be declared “totaled” and be towed to a hamster junk yard.
And finally – $120 for two brain surgeries??? Forget Obamacare. How do we institute Hamstercare?.