Listerine lawn The Rail was sitting around the other day trying to determine what do with its extra bottles of Listerine mouthwash when it received an e-mail about the Web site www.wackyuses.com. At the site, people can obtain advice on other use...
The Rail was sitting around the other day trying to determine what do with its extra bottles of Listerine mouthwash when it received an e-mail about the Web site www.wackyuses.com .
At the site, people can obtain advice on other uses for common products.
Listerine can be used to cure acne, prevent dandruff and fertilize a lawn, according to the site.
Since The Rail doesn't have the first two, its yard will be looking darn good and the amount of plaque on its grass will be reduced.
The formula? One cup Listerine, one cup Epsom salts, one cup liquid soap and one cup ammonia in a one-quart jar, filling the rest of the jar with beer. Spray on up to 2,500 square feet of lawn with a hose-attached sprayer in May and again in late June.
Stupid criminal tricks
FORT WORTH, Texas -- This story proves it's a tough job market out there.
A bank robber made the ultimate bad career move July 15 when he wrote a holdup note -- on the back of his resume.
Police used the job-search information to identify the man, who was arrested and charged with robbing a Wells Fargo bank branch on Fort Worth's east side.
The man had tried to hide the personal information by taping black construction paper over it. But then he forgot to retrieve the note and take it with him after giving it to the teller.
Crack police investigators just peeled the tape from the note.
Source: The Associated Press
Narrowly focused magazine
First off, The Rail wants to apologize to any reader who:
- Is schizophrenic;
- Has a relative, friend, co-worker, ex-classmate, fellow countryman, etc., who is schizophrenic.
- Knows what the word "schizophrenic" means.
- Watches "Sybil" more than once a year.
- Is president of any Sally Field Fan Club.
A new specialty magazine, Schizophrenia Digest, is being aimed at people with schizophrenia and their families to provide access to the latest research and stories of sickness and recovery. It will be published four times a year for $19.95.
The Rail couldn't help but wonder:
- Will the magazine have multiple covers, like some publications, such as TV Guide, are doing nowadays. (It would be in bad taste, The Rail thinks.)
- The Rail also thinks it is a small target demographic for a magazine, but it's possible readers will buy more than one copy for each of their personalities, thereby increasing circulation.
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Today's best bet
"Les Miserables," 8 p.m., staged by Trollwood Performing Arts School.
Trollwood Park, Fargo