Just a short note that my head is now back to normal and grateful for all the nice comments on the shootout. I will swing by, if I get a chance, and see some I might have missed.
And, as I expected, some of you knew (Kerry and J9 ) peoplehole covers, as manhole covers are now called since we have become politically correct and women have succeeded through years of struggle to be allowed to work in sewers...
BUTLER: "Not funny, Mark. You are really going to get in trouble for that politically-charged tidbit of ironic sarcasm."
Anyhow, yes, sewer covers are round because it is the only shape that cannot accidentally slip into the hole. I suppose it didn't take more than two or three accidents like that before people realized it was really really important to avoid having to rescue square covers from muck.
I think I'd better quit while I'm ahead.
BUTLER: "You think you're ahead?"
Reminds me of one of my grandfather's favorite jokes when I was a little kid and we were in the car. He'd say, "Hey! What's that in the road? A head?"
For years I was too young to get it. One day, I got the pun and answered. "What's that in the road behind?"
Bagman and Butler both give me long serious looks. I think I'll just go start on my taxes.