This is a 23-image Facebook find, and you need to read it all. Trust me on this one.
The public library of Temple Terrace (a Tampa neighborhood just a little north of Seminole Heights, where I live) had to post a Facebook notice telling people not to microwave books that they borrow.
It’s generally a bad idea to microwave paper, including money…
…but it’s even worse to microwave library books, as they have RFID tags, which are made of a thin layer of metal. Microwaves heat up thin layers of metal really quickly, bringing them up to the temperature that will ignite paper:
The library quarantines returned books for 72 hours before loaning them out again, which is believed to be enough time for contaminated surfaces to become safe:
Remember, viruses aren’t made of living cells. From a certain point of view, they’re just chemicals — DNA, protein, and fat — but they’re chemicals that have a knack for replicating themselves by rewriting the DNA of cells that they infiltrate:
So yes, keep borrowing books and other materials from the library. Wash your hands after using them. But don’t microwave them!
The McCloskeys are the comedy gift that keeps on giving.
Thanks to Alistair Morton for the find!
Need context? I’ve got your context right here:
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Couple points guns at protesters marching to St. Louis mayor’s home to demand resignation
- St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis Couple Points Guns At Protesters — Was It Legal?
- Heavy.com: Mark McCloskey & Patricia McCloskey: St. Louis Couple Pull Guns on Protesters
- Mediaite: WATCH: St. Louis Couple Emerge From Mansion Brandishing Weapons to BLM Protestors
- Riverfront Times (A weekly in St. Louis): St. Louis Prosecutor Investigating Mark and Patricia McCloskeys’ Armed Encounter
And because there is no bar too low for him to sink beneath:
The administration’s response is summarized in this paragraph from the New York Times:
The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said. Officials developed a menu of potential options — starting with making a diplomatic complaint to Moscow and a demand that it stop, along with an escalating series of sanctions and other possible responses, but the White House has yet to authorize any step, the officials said.
…and later on in the article:
The disclosure comes at a time when Mr. Trump has said he would invite Mr. Putin to an expanded meeting of the Group of 7 nations, but tensions between American and Russian militaries are running high.
If you’re eligible, remember to vote this November. And get it right this time!