Stuff and Nonsense - 9 Dec 17
Well, this week went fairly well… Another trip to the doctor, more tests, blah, blah (I get it; Christmas is coming, and they need cash for the “GI Joe with the Kung-Fu Grip”), but other than that, it’s been fairly quiet… Did some laundry/hit the mall for Christmas shopping, and immediately regretted it… It’s stuff like that that will make you anti-social, I’ll tell ya… Only saw two fistfights break out (parking disputes) …
Thank you, Internet!!
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the world!!
In Local News…
The FBI is investigating how staffers at Cuomo’s office are paid by other State agencies!
The trial for a guy in Harlem made his girlfriend walk naked in the street after he found a text message from other guys, revealed that he tried to profit from this nonsense! Jerk!
Matt Lauer had a VERY bad week! He won’t be paid for the rest of his contract!
…And he might lose his ranch in New Zealand!
Elsewhere in the Nation…
Lots going on in the USA, folks; DT attacked the FBI after his pal (and former National Security Advisor) pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI over the Russian Investigation. Dude, you do NOT attack the FBI.
The Supreme Court is letting DT’s latest version of his “travel ban” go into effect!
Two National monuments in Utah were reduced in size by about two million acres!
The Border Patrol made the lowest amount of arrests in 45 years!
DT is declaring that Jerusalem is “Israel’s Capital”, and our allies are warning that it will cause problems! Decades of US foreign policy, out the window!
CVS is buying Aetna Insurance for $69 Billion dollars!
Senator Al Franken resigned after being accused multiple times of sexual harassment!
A report on the Charlottesville, VA rally by the alt-right blamed police for not protecting the public. Can’t stop an idiot who’s determined!
The US homeless population rose for the first time in 10 years! Mr. McMillan, you are right, Sir: THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
Stealth fighters, and B-1 bombers arrive in S. Korea for “readiness exercises”!
UK’s Prime Minister publicly rebuked DT for sharing those Anti-Muslim videos!
Vladimir Putin will run for a 4th term as Russia’s President!
50% of people believe in Aliens! Maybe they don’t stop by is because humans are jerks!
Stories that just caught my eye…
UNESCO recognizes traditional pizza making as art!
Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension for $200 million dollars!
A 70-yr-old in VT was making ricin, and testing it on other residents of her retirement community! WTF?
A former Volkswagen exec got seven years in prison for cheating on VW’s car-emission tests!
Some interesting people passed away this week …
Lowell Hawthorne, founder/CEO of “Golden Crust” bakery died…
Christine Keeler, who was involved in one of England’s greatest political scandals, died…
Jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe died…
Well, that’s the way the week went… And I do hope yours met with your satisfaction… We’ve got some interesting things to share this week, like the history of animation from 1833 – 2K17, Johnny Cash’s final concert, a fan-made trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s potential “Star Trek” movie, jokes, trivia, a boatload of cool pictures, and lots more… As always, a huge debt is owed by all those who sent me things this week (or the ideas for things) … To paraphrase a former politician, “It Takes a Village, to Keep the Giggles Going” …