OK, here's the latest from Memphis: A customer of mine was working at Fred Smith's house today. (Fred Smith, for those of you who may not know, is the CEO and founder of Fed Ex, which is located here in Memphis.) My customer was talking to Mrs. Smith (not the one that makes the great pies- Fred's wife), and she told him that she has four cases of Duct Tape in storage. Ah, yes, the Republic is safe. I know that my Father-in-law swears that if the Japanese would've had Duct Tape back in WWII, they'd have won. And I agree with him there. But, someone please tell me, just how the hell is Duct Tape going to save me from biological terrorist attacks? Oh, I guess I forgot about the 4-mil plastic! That makes perfect sense now! Oy! We're all doomed. It makes me think of the old "Duck and Cover" films the Department of Defense put out during the Cold War. Yep, sounds like a bunch of "passify the public with useless protectionist measures" to me. JD: Hey, maybe that leaflet is actually a highly complex shield that will protect you from the searing, million-degree heat and radiation resulting from a nuclear explosion! That's why they sent it printed single side on two sheets, to maximize it's shielding capabilities! And, yes, go ahead and play some Stones music. I love the Stones.