Quick Hits, Vol. 4

You thought I forgot about Quick Hits, didn’t you? Well, to be fair, I did. But I remembered. Then I remembered I said they’d be out every Wednesday and I said some bad words out loud then came straight over to the computer to start working on them. I must admit this will probably be a shorter edition of Quick Hits, but to see more Quick Hits, go here. For now, without further ado:

Quick Hits

Willie Nelson’s nickname is the Red Headed Stranger. He’s probably the most widely known person to be called “stranger” ever.

If you didn’t know who he was or what he looked like, “Rush Limbaugh” sounds like a world class athlete.

Salting roads is great for preventing ice and snails.

Almost every European and Middle Eastern civilization has had some form of the name “John.” John, Ian, Sean, Johan, Jean, Juan, Janis, Henna, Joan…crazy, right?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture which also contained a thousand words could theoretically be worth one million words.

In 2007 my mother bought me a 16gb flash drive before I went off to college. It was a run-of-the-mill version bought at Office Depot and it cost $75. Today, I get 32gb and 64gb for free at law conferences and continuing legal education events.

Someone told me “everything that feels good or tastes good is bad for you.” Taking that as true, I believe we can extrapolate and say “some things that feel bad or taste bad are good for you.” That’s not exactly groundbreaking analysis, but when you consider how bad buying bad-tasting health food feels, it does make sense.

If a person born deaf could suddenly see dead people, would it be considered their fifth sense?

Whatever happened to these guys?

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