It’s an immutable law of physics that any object dropped on any kitchen floor on the planet will end up under the refrigerator. The gravitational pull of the bottom of a refrigerator is 15 times greater that that of the earth. Mr. Newton, of course, didn’t have a refrigerator at his house so this fact was left out of the Principia.

On The Weather Channel almost all weather reports have an ALERT. ! I’m thinking that maybe pollen alerts shouldn’t have the same urgency as tornado alerts. But then maybe pollen is really dangerous for some people.

Winter, and winter, and winter
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded weather;
And all our snowstorms have allowed others
A way to shovel drifts. Out, out, you mildness!
Winter’s but a walking shadow, just boring weather,
That struts and frets its months upon the calendar,
And then gives way to spring. It is a tale
Told by a weatherman, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.