The movie “Dave” is a 1993 comedy/drama starring Kevin Cline and Sigourney Weaver. It is the story of a look-alike who was hired to substitute for  “the President” one evening while the  latter was “busy” in an extra-marital event. The President, obviously overstressed in his “work”, has a near-fatal heart attack, is in a coma, and Dave was convinced to continue the impersonation while unscrupulous White House officials decided on a resolution to the situation.

Lawyers, Candle-stick Makers, etc.

“Legal disclaimer”: I have a lot of friends (well, a couple of  ’em at least!) who are lawyers; this is NOT aimed at them.


While sitting in front of the TV, I notice that there are a LOT of  “wrongful” – (death), (sickness), (accident), (injury) case offers that, if you call their number you most certainly will get a substantial settlement.  Asbestos, bad medicine, auto accident or whatever, there is almost always a lawyer out there who is willing to handle your case. I call them “ambulance chasers”.

Hydrogen – Fuel Of The Future (Today?)

The hydrogen fuel cell is not a new idea. It was invented in 1839 by Sir William Grove, a Welsh judge, but at that time there were NO vehicles on the road! It took 127 more years to develop a car with a fuel cell.

Still, development of the cell progressed over the years and in October of 1959, Harry Karl Ihrig, an engineer for the Allis – Chalmers Manufacturing Company, demonstrated a 20-horsepower tractor that was the first vehicle ever powered by a fuel cell.

Danny & the Union

After a period of unemployment while still living in Tennessee years ago, I was hired by “the telephone company” as a Microwave Technician. Tennessee was/is a “right to work” state.

The job was a “union” position; however, while you were not required to join the union, you had to operate under union jurisdiction. After I was on the job one month, the union, in the midst of a contract dispute with management, decided to “go out” on a strike.