Daily Archives: July 22, 2009

John Barry, Popularizer of WD-40, Dies at 84

WD-40 is an amazing product. Along with duct tape, it is one of the world’s greatest inventions. While the inventor was Norm Larsen, the man who made it such as success was John Barry, who just died.

It’s worthwhile reading his Obituary at NYTimes.com to see just how smart a businessman he was. WD-40 is a great product, but the path to it becoming great was paved by Mr. Barry. It’s worth reading about him.

This is just to say

This is one of my favourite poems by William Carlos Williams. It’s a bowl of plums: cold, sweet, delicious, simple.

This Is Just To Say

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

and which
you were probably
for breakfast

Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

Thanks to Poets.org – Poetry, Poems, Bios & More for this.

Canned Scorpion! Yum!

You come home hungry and look in the cupboards for something quick to eat and what do you find but…

and this is just one of 14 Strangest Canned Foods  over at Oddee.com. After reading these, that can of chicken noodle soups starts looking alot better. 🙂