Too much time yesterday was spent in trying to work up enough rage to cremate a Keystone Pipeline story in the Washington Post. I'll get to it, but the mood this morning remains too mellow. It's probably the creature comforts as raw weather sets in.
Years ago a friend gave me a shirt, a thick, bright red mixture of wool and coal-tar derivatives, and it is still the treasured wardrobe king from October through March. It is just out of summer storage.
I sadly observed that it is missing a button. I regretted that I had no appropriate replacement in the button locker. I declined to drive to town to purchase a card of usable buttons for $x.99. So I called up my econometrical spread sheet on my electric computer and computed a viable alternative.
Even allowing for electrical costs; even carefully considering wear and depreciation of the drill press and bit, it is an optimal fiscal solution. Thank you, Mr. Bernanke.
N.B. Should the chosen cent bear a date earlier than 1982, the AlGorerithms are significantly altered and you should go to town and buy a button.