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Tetanus and Going Barefoot

Tetanus is often associated with rusty nails and going barefoot.

However, there is a lot of mythology associated with both, and I thought I’d sort that out a bit.

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Megapodic Movie Hobbits

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy was being shown over the weekend on Encore TV. It is always a good watch, but I was reminded yet again of one of the sillier things Peter Jackson did with the movie.

He put extra-large fake feet on the hobbits.

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Raped

On Saturday evening, a police patrol in the Ohio State University campus area came across a woman being raped in a parking garage. They stopped the rape and arrested the perpetrator.

The woman was in the area because she had just been kicked off of a local COTA bus.

And I’m sure my readers will easily guess why she was kicked off.

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Last week, in Best Buy. Wussed Way., I promised I’d write about the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and how they might apply to (at least some) barefooters.

Let me do that now.

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Best Buy. Wussed Way.

Let me continue with yesterday’s Best Buy. Worst Way.

We pick up the story after I sent an email to Best Buy’s corporate offices about violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Barefoot Truck Driving

Yesterday while writing about barefoot driving I described a ticket somebody got for doing so, and then how the judge allowed the policeman half an hour to find the actual statute before finally dismissing the ticket (because no such statute existed).

But what about when driving a commercial vehicle, like a semi?

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Drivin’ Down the Road

This is what I saw when I was driving down the road yesterday. Looks pretty comfortable.

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