Working out on the treadmill this afternoon, I watched the news on the overhead television. I was listening to music on headphones, so I couldn't hear the anchors. Instead, I followed along with the closed captioning. I learned some interesting things.
First, in a report about the increased risk of autism in children of older fathers, a graphic showed that a 20-something-year-old man passes along about 25 mutations to his offspring, whereas a 45-year-old passes along more than 60 mutations. The closed-captioning, however, showed that men pass along ever-increasing numbers of "munitions." This certainly explains the epidemic of gun violence.
Meanwhile, as Tropical Storm Isaac barrels towards the East Coast, observers worry whether an incipient hurricane will disrupt the Republican Convention in Florida. The closed-captioners, on the other hand, expressed fears that Isaac may "discorrupt" the convention.
They needn't worry. It will take more than a hurricane to "discorrupt" that group.