On the outskirts of Dullsville

Hoosierboy puts up something he considers uninteresting:

There you have it, a post so boring that it makes drywall seem interesting and exactly why Twitter is not for old people. Twitter should adopt the Logan’s Run philosophy. When you turn thirty your account should be terminated.

If I remember Logan’s Run correctly, they terminate a hell of a lot more than your account when you turn thirty.

Meanwhile, just to prove a point, something interesting about drywall:

Thousands of U.S. homes tainted by Chinese drywall should be gutted, according to new guidelines released [April 2] by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The guidelines say electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, fire alarm systems, carbon monoxide alarms, fire sprinklers, gas pipes and drywall need to be removed.

About 3,000 homeowners, mostly in Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana, have reported problems with the Chinese-made drywall, which was imported in large quantities during the housing boom and after a string of Gulf Coast hurricanes.

The drywall has been linked to corrosion of wiring, air conditioning units, computers, doorknobs and jewelry, along with possible health effects… [S]ome samples of the Chinese-made product emit 100 times as much hydrogen sulfide as drywall made elsewhere.

Okay, not exciting, but still, I insist, interesting.

3 comments

  1. Lisa Paul »

    28 April 2010 · 1:55 am

    I should have known you could make drywall interesting.

  2. fillyjonk »

    28 April 2010 · 10:18 am

    I suppose it’s a function of my age, but I find the typical under-30 far less interesting than the typical over-30. But then I’d also probably rather hear about drywall than how much someone had to drink the night before or whose bed they were surprised to find themselves waking up in.

  3. Charles Pergiel »

    28 April 2010 · 11:36 am

    You know, they didn’t call it terminating, or killing, or anything bad in Logan’s Run. Just how did Logan figure it out? Somebody must have talked.

    Hydrogen sulfide is nasty stuff. One good breath of it will kill you.

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