Stuff and Nonsense - 22 Sep 18
Well, this week went well… The first weekend of Fall, and (despite the overload of “Pumpkin Spice every-damn-thing) it’s pretty good so far… Just cool enough to make me look for a jacket… Sometimes… Got some cleaning done around the house this week, and more to come… I’m leaning away from having the place “sanitary” to having it look “lived in” … Other than that, it was pretty cool… Hit the Green Acres Mall in Valley Stream yesterday… Wow, that place has grown… I remember when it was a drive-in, and a mini-mall… Now, the thing is a MONSTER! And they have a “Sonic” fast food joint… Very good…
Okay, enough thrills and chills from the life of Phil…
Let’s see what went on in the REST of the World last week!
In Local News…
A fire at Kings Plaza Mall in Brooklyn caused the mall to be evacuated!
NYC may have to pay $1.7 Billion over biased teaching certification exam!
Mayor DeBlasio plotted to fire the head of the Dept. of Investigation! Taking tips from DT?
1487 people died of overdoses in NYC last year!
The Feds say they won’t stand for NYC having “heroin safe zones”! Anyone remember “Hamsterdam”??
Elsewhere in the Nation…
Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas, with a death toll reaching 43…
The “Presidential Alert” system will be tested on 3 Oct, where the President can address the entire Nation, via cellphone… And NO, you can’t opt out!
The Senate passed a bill to help fight the opioid crisis!
The US will cut the number of refugees it will accept… Hey, not enough room/resources for EVERYBODY at the table…
New tariffs on $200 Billion worth of Chinese products… Not helping, man…
DT is really knocking Jeff Sessions: “I don’t have an Attorney General” … Not cool, man!
The State Department had a data breach, which exposed employee data!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and Beyond) …
The EU rejected Britain’s plan to leave… Only six months to go!
NASA “TESS” explorer found its first exoplanet!
N. Korea has agreed to dismantle a major nuclear facility… And I don’t believe it…
SpaceX announced its first commercial space flight passenger… Congrats, pal!
The UN Council toughened actions against UN Peacekeepers who fail to protect citizens!
Some Stories that Just Caught my Eye This Week…
The NM observatory, that was mysteriously shut down for 10 days, was closed because of a child pornography investigation… Sure it was!
A new world’s record was set for the marathon!
The “world’s oldest brewery” was found in Israel!
The oldest animal fossil was identified by Australian scientists. 558 Million years old!
A US Border Patrol Agent confessed to killing four women! And he’s in TX? Enjoy that “hot shot”, pal!
Stormy Daniels has a book out… And she described DT’s penis; Welcome to minute 12 of your fame!
The IgNobel Prizes were awarded this week!
Lots of ink on this one… The debate continues: Are Ernie & Bert from Sesame Street gay? Who freaking cares??
Football Hall of Fame inductees threaten a boycott if the NFL doesn’t give them health insurance, and an annual salary!
A Restaurant in ME will get its lobsters stoned on marijuana before killing them… Thanx, Brenda!
The guy who founded the company that released the 3-D printed gun designs was arrested in Taiwan for offering a 16-yr-old cash for sex. Yeah, he’s in trouble…
NYC Mayor DeBlasio secretly met with Boston Red Sox officials! Grounds for impeachment?
Nordstrom is selling “pre-scuffed, distressed” shoes (held together with duct tape) for $530 dollars. Anyone who buys this is a TRUE dumbass!
Some Interesting People Passed Away This Week…
Actor Peter Donat (“Godfather II”, “Tucker”, “The X-Files”) died…
Musician “Big Jay” McNeely, who helped turn R&B to Rock, died…
Pioneering ballet dancer Arthur Mitchell died…
Andre Blay died... Who’s he??
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 an amazing fan-film, based on the “Far Cry 5” video game (which I’ve been playing for the last month), a look inside the minds of drug cartel hitmen, the “Legend of Zelda” gets gritty, “Daily Dumbasses” a’plenty, and more… As always, a huge thanx to everyone who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … You’re what keeps this train moving!