Overheard: The incredible self-eating stomach, aka, watch out for what your cousin had
As I write this Wednesday night, details are scarce on exact provisions of the alleged compromise agreement struck between the House and Senate on the economic stimulus package. I say "alleged" because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hadn't yet endorsed the deal.
I will bring you details on the mass transit portion of the final agreement when I can get them.
In the meantime, here's a throwback to the days of yore for CTA Tattler: a gut-wrenching tale overheard between two young lads -- perhaps a tad misinformed -- on the Brown Line as it pulls into Belmont:
". . . You know, people who jump out of three-story buildings die before they hit the ground. I dunno, they suffocate or something. The pressure in their stomachs. So, what's the stupidest organ in your body? Your stomach. Because if you don't eat, it eats itself. It just digests itself. It's a feeling like being melted. Or on fire. My cousin had it. . . ."
Hat tip to Nina for this.