William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 4, January, 2009

Winter Nights in Cleveland

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 14:43

It is always amusing watching Jack Horkhiemer, Star Gazer on public television.  Primarily, I like to see his hideous toupee, which looks like some animal is clinging to his head.  But I also enjoy his enthusiasm for science and naked-eye astronomy.  The problem, of course, is that winter in Cleveland is usually overcast, so you can’t see the sky at all.

But with overcast in winter (or, perhaps more properly from the overcast in winter) comes snow.  These past couple of days I have seen raccoon tracksraccoonprint Rabbit, brushrbt and skunk, skunktracks.  The skunk was obvious, too, as it has been spraying the car.



  1. Tomato juice! (For the car…can’t do much about the overcast…;))

    Comment by Christina LMT — Sunday, 4, January, 2009 @ 23:15 | Reply

  2. Tomato juice or take it to a professional detailer… Of course you will PAY if you take it in…

    Comment by Old NFO — Monday, 5, January, 2009 @ 18:50 | Reply

  3. From the jungle drums of the internet, another geeky Akita owner with an interest in the science of smell got this one from a chemistry professor with interest in same:

    “1 qt Hydrogen Peroxide
    1/4 cup baking soda
    1 tsp or so of a liquid soap like Dawn or Joy or shampoo. Baby shampoo is very good because it won’t burn the dog’s eyes.

    Mix the soda and soap together and then add the peroxide. Use immediately. Discard after use. The ingredients quickly break down and are not reusable.”

    Sponge on. Much better than tomato juice and less embarrassing to purchase than douche, which also works.

    Comment by LabRat — Monday, 5, January, 2009 @ 19:35 | Reply

  4. I’m just going to let the car sit in the sun and wind and let it wear off. I’m afraid of what any nostrum would do to the finish, and I’m not too concerned about having it detailed right now.

    Comment by williamthecoroner — Monday, 5, January, 2009 @ 21:29 | Reply

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