Random Noise: November 2016

November 13, 2016
Dennis Thompson



Pre-Meeting Musings:

There are over 32,000 licensed broadcast stations in the U.S.

(the) Donald Trump is POTUS#45-elect.

A lot of money is tainted: ‘Taint yours, and ‘taint mine.

AT&T to buy Time Warner (85 billion !!??)

Disney to purchase Netflix (??)

For tower climbers only, click link if you dare:  https://www.cnet.com/news/snakes-on-a-cell-tower-t-mobile-photo-full-of-nope/

The Fresno Bee is no longer printed and packed in Fresno. Latest headlines: Hungry Clock Goes Back Four Seconds  and  Calendar’s Days Appear Numbered  and  Boiled Eggs Hard to Beat.

Breaking News: California passes Prop.64. ‘Keep Off The Grass’ signs coming down everywhere.

San Jose, CA (a few hours west of here) ranks #1 in best places to find a job (US News).

The annual salary needed to purchase a median priced home (20% down payment) Fresno: $38,000  Clovis $54,000  San Jose (see above) $168,000.

Cumulus Media split their stock, reversely. If you owned 8 shares, you now have only ONE. Current price of that one share-about one dollar. How low/high can it go? Track it here: https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=cumulus%20stock%20price

Why is the third hand on a watch called the second hand?

And finally, I can’t resist, more headlines: Dead Batteries to be Given Away Free of Charge  and  Butcher Backs Into Meat Grinder/ Gets a Little Behind in His Work.


Our November gathering will be at a new location, just east of our regular and now defunct Clovis HomeTown Buffet. We’ll meet at the Mitsui Buffet in Clovis on Shaw Avenue just past Villa on the north side in the Wild West Village Shopping Center. It’s a no-host lunch beginning at noon (Thursday November 17th). Tell them you’re with the SBE group when you enter.

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