People from Toledo whose last name isn’t Theplumber


P.J. O’Rourke turns 61 today. That’s about all I’ve got, so let’s just get to the Friday Five.

1. When did you last use the edge of a coin (or a knife blade) as a screwdriver?
I don’t know that I’ve ever used a coin for that purpose, and I’ve certainly never used a knife blade for that purpose because I hate knives. I think that the last time I needed to go MacGyver, I wound up using the edge of a putty knife that was laying around. That worked about as well as you’d imagine.

2. When did you last use a wire coat-hanger to break into a car?
Never. Whenever I’ve locked my keys in my car I had Dad come by with a spare. Now I just have to hope that AAA will do a better job than they’ve done for me with other things recently.

3. When did you last use food or drink as medication?
Too much lately, given I got socked by back-to-back colds and I’m still getting headaches from the last vestiges of that second bug. There’s nothing like orange soda to soothe a sore throat.

4. When did you last use your cellular telephone as a flashlight?
Never, but then again I have excellent night vision.

5. When did you last use a paper clip for any purpose other than to clip paper?
Given that I keep my cell phone in the same pocket I keep my tissues in, I have to use the tip of a paper clip to clean out the gunk that collects in the AC adapter hole every once in a while.

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