October 16, 2002

Crowns, trees, and guns

I am newly crowned! I probably should have looked at this page before I had the thing put on, but... the type I have is down there on page 6, porcelain fused to metal. No numbing, shots or gas required during installation of the permanent cap, which I thought was interesting. It took all of twenty minutes in the chair, too.

Did you know there are an estimated five million trees in New York City? That's pretty startling, at least to me; my image of the city is skyscrapers and brownstones, along with Central Park, of course. Another startling idea: use box-office receipts to back bonds? If I were a corporate debt-buyer, that form of collateral might seem iffy, but what do I know? According to the article, it was a fairly common practice in the '80s and early '90s.

"Congress should make it easier to identify ammunition and the weapons of individual destruction that fire it. Gun registration's time has come." I never thought I'd see the day William Safire would break ranks with the conservative gun rights folks. Bush, however, doesn't seem to agree, even with his own ATF reports. Concerning the gun "fingerprinting" issue, I nominate Ari Fleischer's remark "...the real issue is values" for most inane administration response to a reporter's question so far this week.

Speaking of breaking ranks, there's apparently quite a row going on at the Pentagon between that charming Mr. Rumsfeld and the uniformed members, the Army in particular.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 16, 2002 11:34 AM

Crowns? Pshaw, I got dental implants last year for the mere price of a mid sized SUV mind you!

Posted by: tina at October 17, 2002 01:18 AM

I don't remember the box office receipts for bondss trend in the 80s-90s...

Posted by: toxiclabrat at October 18, 2002 02:18 PM

Unless you read corporate finance stories, there's no reason you should remember it!

Posted by: Linkmeister at October 18, 2002 02:55 PM

your site sucks

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