Ohio

A judge has set a $1 million bond for an Ohio man accused of raping a now-pregnant 11-year-old girl.

Ohio’s new “heartbeat bill” means that the 11-year-old girl will be forced to carry the child to birth, regardless of the fact that she was raped.

Fanny Street to Butthole Lane

Brothers complete ‘rude trip’ of UK:

The places the brothers visited, from north to south: Bellenden Gardens, Cumwhinton, Cocklakes Cotehill, Cockermouth, Clithero, Fanny Street, Slack Bottom Road, Upperthong, Penistone, Butthole Lane, Willey, Titty Ho, Bell End, The Knob, Lower Swell, Old Sodbury, Butcombe, Shaftesbury, Shitterton, Sandyballs, Pound Bottom landfill, Cocking, Lickfold, S. Harting, Wilsford Cum Lake, Fingringhoe, Slutshole Lane, Feltwell, Fanny Hands Lane, Scunthorpe, Rimswell, Wetwang, Coxhoe and back to Bellenden Gardens.

I guess the Twatts, being on islands, were too far.

More Scotland pix

Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh

Scottish BBQ? Edinburgh

This is the mash tun at the Oban distillery. All of the Oban in the world starts out as malted barley getting soaked in hot water in this vessel. It smells like a brewery, because whiskey/whisky is really just distilled beer.

Sunset at Oban bay. Oban means “little bay”. So…

Oban. It’s a small town on the coast. Large building on the right is the Perle hotel, where we stayed.

Old Inverlochy castle, Fort William. We spent one night in Fort William, and in the morning, I woke up early and went for a run. I ran along the bank of the river Lochy, through an abandoned rugby field / sheep pasture, then through this 13th C castle. It was kindof awesome.

This is the Glenfinnian viaduct. It’s part of the train route from Fort William to Mallieg. Fans of the Harry Potter movies will recognize it.

Just before the viaduct, looking out to sea. If you look close, you’ll see a little plume of smoke rising from the far mountain in the center. That’s where someone is burning the heather off the hillsides.

The Flodigarry. A wonderful inn in the village of Flodigarry, Isle Of Skye. They only serve soup.

A little church on the Isle of Skye, as we passed in our van.

In the Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye. This is a series of waterfalls and pools of clear blue water on the side of a mountain.

Me at the Talisker distillery, Carbost, Isle of Skye, annoying a woman who wanted a picture of the building.

A sheep, looking over the bay of Uig, Skye.

Skye has the population density of Wyoming, and its largest town has just 3,000 people. So there are vast stretches of nothing but hills and mountains and nothing.

Obstruction

Mueller report, p370: “The President’s efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons who surrounded the President declined to carry out orders or accede to his requests.”

There are a lot of crimes with names of the form “Attempted xxx”. And if you or I attempted them, we’d be in jail.

I guess it pays to have the GOP Senate as your legal defense team.

PIYAH

According to WGFL, it was early Sunday morning when Clarese Gainey said she heard a noise outside her Gainesville apartment. She told police she peeked out her window to see a large man pulling on her car door handle and knocking on the window while only wearing his boxers.

“So I grabbed my bat and I braced myself, I eased the door open. I tucked that bat and hit him upside the head. I said ‘PIYAH’ and he said ‘OWW,’” Gainey said.

Yesss

We just boarded the plane home from Scotland. I noticed something stuck on one of my molars. Bit of candy, I assumed. After some discrete digging, I decided to take a cell phone selfie of my mouth.

Hey look! The porcelain surface of a crown I had installed in 1989 is delaminating!

I know what my tongue is going to be doing for the next 10 hours!