6 mol HCl

I feel that I have something that needs to be said, and I am going to get it off my chest now.

During a conversation I was having yesterday with someone via email, the topic of the Parisian Riots came up, and it is my fervent belief that someone needs to teach the French how to riot. You Guys (get it? Guy is a French name) have been rioting for over 13 days, and there has only been 1 casualty (I think) and only about 2500 cars torched. Here in America we can get 3 people killed, at least 500 cars torched, 2 housefires, a couple impromptu bon fires, and rampant looting if the Pistons win a game… or lose a game for that matter. For example, when OSU (excuse me The OSU) plays Michigan at Michigan and loses, there are 10 cars burned in Columbus and 3 stores get looted. Conversely, when OSU (excuse me The OSU) plays Michigan at Michigan and wins, there are 10 cars burned in Columbus and 3 cars get looted. I am just saying that if you are going to have a riot due to wealth disparity and racial disharmony it should be more sensational. You guys would never hack it in the US. Hell, we have even had riots in Central Ohio because people thought they “had the right to riot.” Sure, sure they were drunk, but that is beside the point.

The point is you Guys have a good record of strong and flashpoint rioting, this latest attempt just seems to fall flat. It has been pushed off the news shows and news sites by 2 Democrats getting elected governor. I mean, come on, you stormed the Bastille for Christ sakes. You overthrew a government and created the Reign of Terror (not to be confused with Reign of Fire, no one claims to have made that, eeewww), installed a quasi government, overthrew that, and made a short guy an emperor, all basically through your well honed skill of rioting. I just do not see this kind of culmination from your current riots.

I do have to give you Guys some props for the longevity of the riots. 13 days is pretty impressive, even with the relatively small amount of reported looting. Over here, we usually riot and loot a night or 2 and then go home. Not you guys, you guys are in it for the long haul. Maybe that is part of the difference, you guys are rioting to make a point, and we, generally, just like to bust some shit up and then burn it. It is one of our forms of urban renewal. I know, I know, you are going to mention the LA riots of the Rodney King/OJ Simpson Era known as the 90’s. Those were racially motivated and full of righteous racial anger. Well, the Rodney King riots were righteous racial anger, OJ got off and there were riots., not so righteous.

Back to news from home... Little Man is doing well, he ate nine chicken breast tenders last night for dinner, and then we had a big fight about the bath. It seems that Wifey and I felt he needed to get clean and he felt like the bath water was an aqueous solution of 6 mol HCl. It burns! It BURNS! Maybe we will try a shower tonight.

To Recap:
French riots have been a turning point in European history in the past
I do not see these riots having the same impact
OSU + Michigan = burned cars near campus
Reign of Fire was a horrible movie, but not quite bad enough to make it good

Watch out you might get what you're after
Cool baby strange but not a stranger
I'm an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait 'til the party's over
Hold tight we're in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here's your ticket pack your bag; time for jumpin' overboard
Transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, baby you know where you are
Fightin' fire with fire

All wet hey you might need a raincoat
Shakedown thieves walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty five degrees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work say baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flame
Go ahead

My house S'out of the ordinary
That's right Don't want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nothing yet
Everything's stuck togetherI don't know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

Burning down the house
Burning down the house
Burning down the house