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George Carlin has a joke about the guy who can't find his underwear, and decides this must be the work of a thief ("Somebody stole my underwear… This week's underwear!"). This is a cautionary tale about the likelihood of such a pointless theft, described in the bit as a "surgical strike." This reminds me not to jump to conclusions after noticing the caps are missing from the valve stems on our car. As one of those nuts who actually checks his tire pressure regularly (something I strongly recommend as an easy task with vast safety implications), I have a pretty set routine for removing and replacing the caps, so I would be surprised if I just lost them, though that repeated process certainly offers extra opportunities to have done so. Anyway, I'm not sure those caps actually do anything, but I guess I need to scrape up a dollar and buy a new set. Then I need to set out to investigate the possible crime.

R.I.P.: Opera star Beverly Sills dies of cancer.
R.I.P.: Jay Monroe, 80, Engineer Who Invented Tensor Lamp, Dies (registration required).

Stolen Links! Thanks Ant.
Stories: Bill Gates' Sperm Is Second-want-most Sperm by Chinese Women! Thanks Digg.
Stealing another's man's wife costs $4,802. Thanks Neatorama.
Nurse survives window blowout in air ambulance at 20,000 feet.
Science!: Disease-causing bugs may have come from the deep.
Hydrogen toy maker to shift to mass manufacturing.
Poor sense of smell may signal Alzheimer's. Thanks Mike Martinez.
Auction: Paris Hilton's garbage sells big on eBay. And, you know, everywhere else.
Media: Vader Sessions. Thanks Enahs.
A World in Miniature.
Donít fall asleep at the ballgame!

12. Re: Another R.I.P. Jul 3, 2007, 11:31  Blue 
Blue, do you really need to report every 'name' death every day?

Okay, so here's the thing about that. I used to be more selective with the RIPs, but every time I'd try and skip one a bunch of people would mail it in and say 'you never mentioned the death of so-and-so.' I guess my thinking as a result is that it's not up to me to decide which of them is important, as it seemed some folks wanted the opportunity to comment on such things in the forums.

I mean, when she hears someone dies, the first thing MrsBlue asks me is if I posted an RIP for them!

It's depressing, and that's not why I come here.

I tend to agree with you. At least that it's off-topic, and potentially not interesting. Since I'm pretty sure more people die every day than are mentioned here, it doesn't really expand my basic existential dilemma any further.

I doubt that I'm the only one.

So? Thoughts?

An occasional 'big' one, sure, but the inventor of the tensor lamp?

Hey, now you are going too far. If there's a change in policy, it will be to skip Beverly Sills, but the Tensor lamp guy is always going to make the cut.
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