Monday, February 22, 2021

EGGS, Anyone?


         VT*Grand is raising chickens who lay colourful eggs!

White:  Huden

Blue:  Ameraucana

Green:  Easter Egger

Pinkish Tan:  Buff Orpington

Dusky Brown: Olive Egger

Dark Brown:  Black Copper Maran


  1. listener--I should have said WELCOME BACK! on the previous thread.

    Re colored eggs, I recall a fellow of my acquaintance who kept guinea hens; their eggs were smaller than those of chickens, but came in many different colors and patterns. They also fed themselves to a considerable extent--they were less dependent on being fed by humans than are chickens. But they would come back to the henhouse.

  2. Supreme Court Allows Release of Trump Tax Returns
    February 22, 2021 at 10:00 am EST By Taegan Goddard

    “The Supreme Court cleared the way for a New York prosecutor to obtain former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, dealing a massive loss to Trump who has fiercely fought to shield his financial papers from prosecutors,” CNN reports.

    “The documents will be subject to grand jury secrecy rules that restrict their public release.”

    “The ruling is a bitter loss for Trump, even if the tax records are shielded from public disclosure, after he consistently argued that the subpoena issued by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance was overbroad and issued in bad faith.”

    Washington Post: “After a four-month delay, the court denied Trump’s motion in a one-sentence order with no recorded dissents.”

  3. WSJ: “Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, chief executive of Minnesota-based MyPillow Inc., and his company in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.”

  4. OHIO; COVID cases 955,378 and 16,874 deaths.

  5. If I were only allowed to eat eggs, onions, potatoes and bread for the rest of my life I'd do just fine.

    1. Add a little real cheddar and I just might join you. I suppose I'd also miss salads...

    2. Chris Voigt, Executive Director of the Washington State Potato Commission [Click]

      Here’s a TV bit about his 60 days of potatoes only [Click]

      Potatoes and History, by The History Guy. [Click] See particularly the bit starting at 7:25. French officer captured by the Prussians, tossed into jail and fed potatoes only until the war was over. Returned home and became a promoter of potatoes.

  6. VT cases: 14,608-14,493 = 115
    2649 active cases
    198 deaths (+1)
    Recovered 11,761 (80.5%)
    Hospital 37(-1) ICU 13(+3)
    Tests 325,694 (+830)

  7. The Washington Post's Mensa Invitational once again invited readers to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting, or changing one letter, and supply a new definition.

    Here are the winners.

    1. Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period of time.

    2. Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts until you realize it was your money to start with.

    3. Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.

    4. Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately, shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.

    5. Foreploy: Any misrepresentation about yourself for the purpose of having sex.

    6. Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.

    7. Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.

    8. Inoculatte: To take coffee intravenously when you are running late.

    9. Osteopornosis: A degenerate disease. (This one got extra credit.)

    10. Karmageddon: It's like, when everybody is sending off all these really bad vibes, right? And then, like, the Earth explodes and it's like, a serious bummer.

    11. Decafhalon (n): The grueling event of getting through the day consuming only things that are good for you.

    12. Glibido: All talk and no action.

    13. Dopeler Effect: The tendency of stupid ideas to seem smarter when they come at you rapidly.

    14. Arachnoleptic Fit (n.): The frantic dance performed just after you've accidentally walked through a spider web

    15. Beelzebug (n.): Satan in the form of a mosquito, that gets into your bedroom at three in the morning and cannot be cast out.

    16. Caterpallor (n.): The colour you turn when you discover half a worm in the fruit you're eating.

    1. I particularly like No. 10.

    2. Yes, 10 was fun to read.

      I'm partial to No. 4.