During the Fourth of July excitement, someone left a red Stanford-hat-style backpack with the name Lars on it at the ocean end of Rockaway Beach Avenue. When Alan Wald read about this on Next Door, he posted a comment that the lost bag might belong to a Viking sailor.
Pacifica palindrome lovers have confirmed this breed of camel—the palindromedary—as the source of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Notice how ornery it looks; it has no excretory tract. Alan Wald
Creative juxtaposition of issues by our Riptide palindromist Alan Wald:
"I read today that crowdsourcing is being used to pore over the millions of large-scale satellite images that cover the vast Indian Ocean, and it occurs to me that the chance of finding MH370 debris in one of those images is about the same as winning the Mega Millions lottery. So why not give the lottery and its players a useful purpose: Instead of generating random numbers, let's reprogram lottery machines to dispense random large-scale satellite images from the Indian Ocean? Find the debris -- win the jackpot."
With Pacifica's soon-to-retire Police Chief Jim Tasa sure to be given a good-bye party in his honor, ask Pacifica palindrome lovers where they'll be that evening, and of course they'll reply, "At a Tasa ta-ta!"
It is reported that Palestinians in Gaza marked the death of former Israeli premier Ariel Sharon, calling him a criminal and rejoicing. Pacifica palindrome lovers lament: "Sharon, to Gaza, got no 'rahs."
(Posted by John Maybury, Pacifica Riptide, Pacifica, California)