Stuff and Nonsense - 18 Nov 17
Well, this week went fairly well… Went through the annual “Winterization Ritual” for my car, and actually got complimented by the mechanic on how well I take care of the old bird… That made me feel better… But my pal Rodney was right when he said “You haven’t been there all year; they’re gonna hurt you” … True, but at least I can drive a bit more comfortably… Nothing worse than being stuck by the side of the road…
Should be some excitement next week, I’ll let you know what’s up…
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST OF THE WORLD!
In Local News…
NY Gov. Cuomo signed off on medical marijuana use for Veterans…
NYC Mayor DeBlasio is hiring consultants to advise on closing Riker’s Island… Yeah, that’ll work…
An ex-cop accused of taking bribes from a DeBlasio donor claims the former US Attorney ruined his chances for a fair trial!
Elsewhere in the Nation…
The US is pulling troops out of Puerto Rico… The job isn’t done! WTF??
The Attorney General testified before the House Judiciary Committee, and said that DT didn’t influence their investigations!
DT’s tax plan is closer to getting passed; It’s also a giant steaming turd for the middle class!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
An Earthquake in Iraq has killed over 300…
…And Costa Rica was hit with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake…
The Russian Defense Ministry published “evidence” of the US helping ISIS… The images came from a videogame!
A planet that is possibly Earth-like was found; and its right in our backyard! I’m packing!
A Green Beret was killed in Somalia by US Navy SEALS. After he discovered the SEALS were stealing money from an informant fund… Money does bad things to people!
The US Navy put three aircraft carriers off the Korean coast! Listen up, Kim-Jon; we’re getting sick of your shit!
DT called Kim-Jon Un “short and fat”; Kim Jon sentenced DT to DEATH! Dude, has diplomacy come down to name calling? What’s next, “Neener, Neener”??
Zimbabwe’s had a coup, with its President under house arrest; Did his First Lady cause it?
Australia voted to allow same-sex marriage!
Some stories that just caught my eye this week…
CA will start teaching kids LGBT history!
Shoppers in China spent $25 Billion dollars in 24 hours!
Jared Fogle (Remember him? The “Subway Sandwich” kiddie perv) tried to get his convictions overturned, using the “sovereign citizen” defense… I’m laughing, too!!
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and his wife (actress Louise Linton) posed for a picture with some $1 bills with his signature… Lady, you are not a star; Stop trying to get attention!
The first Space Nation (of which I am a citizen) has launched!!
Scientists are growing miniature human brains, and implanting them in rats! First robots, now RAT overlords? They’re gonna hate us for “Willard”!!
…And in that vein…
I’m really hoping this guy is a fraud…
The annual “Presidential turkey pardon” coming up… It’s impossible to f**k that up! We hope!
Some Interesting People passed away this week…
NY Daily News gossip columnist Liz Smith died…
Daredevil Valery Rozov died…
Former Boston Red Sox player Bobby Doerr, the oldest MLB Hall of Famer, died…
Sicilian Mafia “Boss of all Bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina died…
Well, that’s the way the week went, and I do hope yours met with your satisfaction… We’ve got some great things to share this week, like a very cool “Dragon Ball Z” fanfilm, some rare 1970s Pink Floyd concert footage, a hilarious parody video, “Justice League: B-Team”, jokes, trivia, some very cool pictures, and lots more… As always, a huge thanx to everyone who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … I’m still mourning the cancellation of “Firefly”; my mind gets distracted sometimes.
PS: If you know someone who could use a smile, be sure and pass this bad boy along… Don’t Bogart the giggles!