Stuff and Nonsense - 12 Aug 17
Well, let’s see… Gorgeous weather this week, miniskirt season is going strong (Thank You, God!), and lotsa running around, both a Doctor’s and a Dentist’s appointment… That was fun… So, I’ve got a brand-new bridge in my head, that made my “Burger expedition” totally impossible on Thursday… Not cancelled, just postponed… And (I’ve gotta admit) the damn thing looks pretty good… So now we’re just waiting for it to get acquainted with its new home…
The Doctor’s appointment went pretty well… Yeah, I’ve gotta lose a few pounds (hey, isn’t that like, “body shaming”, or some such new-age thing?), so I’ll start working on that… I think I’ve just hit this “middle age” I’ve heard so much about… I spent money on a piece of workout equipment… I’ll let you know how it turns out…
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the World!
In Local News…
Mayor DeBlasio will propose a tax on the rich to pay for subway repairs! How rich? And remember, folks; “Proposal” ain’t “Made into Law” … Don’t get happy…
NY politicians want Ft. Hamilton (a local Army base) to change the names of streets named after Confederate Generals…
NYC raises the price on cigarettes to $13 per pack! DAMN! I get it; smoking isn’t good for you… What’s next? What other legal product will get taxed into oblivion, because it’s “not good for you/unpopular/not considered cool”??
Elsewhere in the Nation…
The Justice Dept. says they will prosecute ANYONE who leaks classified info; including White House staff, members of Congress, anyone… Good move!
DT’s former campaign manager’s home was raided by the FBI during the probe of Russia’s interference in the US election!
Now, DT’s secretary is being questioned by Federal investigators… Man, when your nonsense effects the civilians…
DT and the SecDef threaten N. Korea with “Fire & Fury” if N. Korea attacks Guam!
Someone sent a suspicious package to the IRS, which sickened a 10 people in MO!
The US will respond to Moscow’s demand that we remove 755 US diplomats from Russia!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit China, killing 19 people!
The UN put new sanctions on N. Korea… And this will help how, exactly?
An asteroid “the size of a house” will pass REALLY CLOSE TO Earth in Oct! I’ll get Bruce Willis and Billy Bob on the horn… Thanx, Mike!
China lets N. Korea know, “If you mess with the US, you’re on your own”, but it also says, “If the US attacks N. Korea, we’ll jump in on Kim-Jon’s side” … That’s what that fat little bastard wanted to hear… He can throw shit on your lawn, but if you slap him, the big guy who lives next door steps in…
Some Stories that just Caught my Eye…
French President Macron is getting heat, because he wants to make his wife “First Lady” of France… He’s the President; isn’t that the official title for his wife?
Americans are drinking more alcohol… Wonder why??
Airlines are giving our info to the Feds…
The Texas Rangers baseball team sold a pitcher to Seattle for $1 dollar! That’s gotta be good for the guy’s ego…
People are trying to bringing more guns onto planes… Stupid!
A Russian spy plane flew over DC! (Relax)…
Some Interesting People Passed Away this Week…
Singer Glen Campbell died…
Actor Haruo Nakajima, the original guy in the Godzilla suit, died…
Actress Barbara Cook (“The Music Man”) died…
Judith Jones died… Who’s she??
Well, that’s the way the week went… I do hope yours met with your satisfaction… We’ve got some great things to share this week, for sure… A bumper crop of cool pictures to make the mind wander to amazing places, some glimpses back in time, with US Marshal Bass Reeves, and actor Ira Aldridge, the largest animal to ever walk the Earth, some great short films (the Star Wars short “Days Past” is amazing), a couple music videos (one starring David Hasselhoff and Stan Lee), pictures, jokes, trivia… It’s a great summer here in “Stuff & Nonsense” land… As always, a tip of the cap to those who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … You make this happen!