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Monday, April 20, 2009

Wild Boars and Amputated Fingers

I was in an airport Sunday waiting to fly back to Salt Lake after a weekend in Palm Desert with the Boys. (My wife was around a little and joined us for one round of golf and a couple of dinners). Anyway, I was looking for a magazine at the newsstand and grabbed a copy of the May 2009 issue of "Men's Journal". This is an outdoors type magzine. No, its not a "men's" magazine, so get your mind out of the gutter.

There were several good articles including one about actor Matthew McConaughey. However, there were two items that I still wonder about. On the last page was instruction on how to amputate your own frostbitten fingertips. There was another long article about how to catch and kill a wild boar by stabbing it in the heart with a knife.

How many people would find either of these two articles helpful useful information. Sometimes I wonder who the target audience for these articles is. Who reads these articles and says "Wow, what great information, I will have to clip these articles out and save them for future reference."

I don't think I would want to drive cross-country with a guy whose hobby is stabbing wild boar's in the heart. He is probably the same guy that would enjoy helpful hints on how to amputate his own frostbitten fingers.

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