Stuff and Nonsense - 23 Sep 17
Well this week went pretty nicely… No incidents worthy of ambulances/body bags, or frantic calls to the authorities (and let’s face it; isn’t that we REALLY want out of life?), but I did manage to have one small bit of adventure…
I’ve been fighting with my bathroom sink for a little while now; no late-night furniture throwing (it’s gotten close), but more than a few grumbled curses on both sides… The damn thing was just slow… VERY slow… Like “politicians doing the right thing”, or “waiting for the bathroom after the 14th beer” slow” … You know what I mean… Anyway, I’d tried everything from the industrial-strength Drano, to the clog-busting liquid crap, and got nowhere… I didn’t want to call the maintenance guys, because I didn’t want to look like a wimp in case it was something simple (yes, the male ego is a fragile thing) …
So, I went to war…
After clearing out the area under the sink (you know, where everyone stashes the spare rolls of toilet paper), I had to disassemble/unscrew stuff to get to the actual pipe… Couldn’t see anything when I looked down the pipe (and probably would have jumped 15 miles if I had seen something staring back at me) … So, I went down to Home Depot and bought a snake… Both a halfway-decent one (for all of $7 bucks), and a couple of $3 ones that looked like zip-ties (you know, those plastic “riot” handcuffs the cops carry) with some sharp barbs on them). Got back home, and started cleaning out the pipe… And the $3 “zip tie” got the job done in 5 minutes! Some gunk-type stuff (I didn’t think it was hair; I don’t have any), and I got my sink back! Yay!
So, I had a “guy” moment this week… Nice to see I can put “theory” in to “practice” when necessary!
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the world!
In Local News…
Two people got hit by trains in NYC… Bad way to go; and it REALLY inconveniences everyone else!
NY Gov. Cuomo is finally backing Mayor DeBlasio for re-election! The Party has spoken; Because they hate each other!
NY Gov. Cuomo toured Puerto Rico to survey the damage caused by the Hurricane… Is he the Gov. of Puerto Rico now? You got a job back here, pendejo!
Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman lost his bid to have his drug trafficking extradition voided… And why is this guy here in the US anyway??
Elsewhere in the Nation…
DT’s campaign manager Paul Manafort was wiretapped by the Feds before and after the election, as part of the “Russia” investigation!
DHS informed 21 States that they were targeted by hackers prior to the Nov. 2K16 elections!
Transgender US Military personnel can re-enlist, while the Feds review their policies!
Over 120 people arrested (so far) during protests in St. Louis!
DT Jr. wants the Secret Service to scale back his security detail… Which is great, until someone busts his head open with a rock!
Facebook gave info on Russian-bought ads to Federal Investigators!
Clowns protested in Washington DC... Not the ones from “It”, not even politicians! The Insane Clown Posse!! And they have a valid complaint!
The USMC will have its first female Infantry Officer!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and Beyond) …
The US is considering closing the Embassy in Cuba, after “sonic attacks”!
Another hurricane… I REALLY think the planet is telling us to F**k Off!
…And it beats hell out of Puerto Rico!
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City, killing 100… Yep... Earth hates us!
N. Korea could test an H-Bomb over the Pacific!
A US Senator is starting a motion to have N. Korea expelled from the UN! I wonder why??
Some stories that just caught my eye this week…
There’s a theory that the world will end on 23 Sep… Look, “Justice League” comes out in November… No screwing around here!
The walking, talking sack o’shit who killed nine people in church wants to fire the people who are keeping him from being executed, because they’re his “biological enemies” … Put him in Gen Pop!
Actor Kevin Hart ("Ride Along", "Wedding Ringer") confessed to cheating on his wife, when someone tried to extort him for cash! As a very wise woman once said: "You get illicit smoochies, you're gonna pay the price"!
“Rolling Stone” magazine is going up for sale!
This is truly the “End Times” … “Toys R Us” filed for bankruptcy protection!
Gina Torres and Laurence Fishburne split up… I had NOTHING to do with it!
Sammy “The Bull” Gravano was released from prison, after 20 years… I’d steer clear of the guys who might not appreciate you ratting out John Gotti!
Some interesting people passed away this week…
Actor Bernie Casey (“Revenge of the Nerds”) died…
WWE manager Bobby “The Brain” Heenan died…
Boxer Jake “Raging Bull” LaMotta died…
L’Oréal heiress/businesswoman Liliane Bettencourt died…
Stanislav Petrov died… Who’s he??
Well, that’s the way the week went… I do hope yours met with your satisfaction… We’ve got lots of great things to share this week, like the International Pinball Database (for those looking to feed your inner “Tommy”), the original illustrations from Jules Verne’s “From the Earth to the Moon” circa 1870, illegal motorbike racing in the Dominican Republic, cool pictures, jokes, trivia… You know, all the stuff to get you through a lazy day at home, or take the edge off a hectic day at work… As always, a tip of the hat to everyone who sent me things this week (or the ideas for things) … I can’t do this without you…