Stuff and Nonsense - 21 Oct 17
Well, this week went fairly well out around my patch of Earth… The weather was gorgeous, I managed to get out of the house for a bit (still gotta get things going better though; getting winded a bit too easily), went food shopping (starting the annual “winter hoarding” of food), and getting ready for the “Walking Dead” season premiere…
About that... Now, don’t get me wrong, I love “Walking Dead” … Only “appointment” TV on my books… But this last week, I’ve gotta say… DAMN! Not only did they run the ENTIRE series from the first episode, I’ve got at least FOUR (maybe more) Specials, Behind the Scenes, etc.… AMC, don’t run a great thing into the ground…
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the World!
In Local News…
Some NY Politicians want to investigate the MTA, about their spending!
More from Transit: NYC Transit will phase out the MetroCard by 2K23! Can’t we just go back to the token? Never failed, no computer nonsense…
NY Solitary Confinement Inmates must be let out of their cells for 4 hrs. every day, according to NYS lawmakers!
Elsewhere in the Nation…
Did DT really tell the mother of a soldier who died in action “He knew what he signed up for”? Dude, you’ve got a USMC General as your Chief of Staff… Ask HIM what the hell to say on military matters… The soldier knew there were risks… Every soldier knows that… A condolence call to his family is NOT the time to remind them of that…
OJ Simpson is out of prison, and first stop… A nightclub! How long until he acts up?
Bowe Bergdahl pled guilty to desertion… Good! The Army wants this done and forgotten as quickly as possible, so when he gets sentenced this week, here’s how I think it’ll go: No jail time (he was already locked up for five years), Dishonorable discharge, reduction to E-1, loss of pay/benefits! Then he’ll start peddling his book deal… Pendejo…
Harvey Weinstein was expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences! So, Roman Polanski, and Woody Allen are next?
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
N. Korea rejects diplomacy with the US, until “It has an ICBM that can reach the East Coast of the US”!
An ISS resupply ship was named after astronaut Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon!
The Japanese Space Agency found a cave large enough to be an astronaut’s base on the Moon!
A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million years ago, was spotted by astronomers on Earth!
Iraqi military took the city of Kirkuk, which produces 6% of the world’s oil!
Some things that just caught my eye this week…
DT got blasted by Former Presidents? That’s new, and very disturbing… Pal, admit you have no political experience, and get those guys together as your Consiglieres… Save you LOTS of headaches…
Washington DC has a new plan to fight the rat population: Feral Cats!
Boston Celtics player Gordon Hayward broke his ankle, six minutes into his very first game! https://www.thedailybeast.com/gordon-haywards-ankle-snaps-in-half-in-first-celtics-game
A robot took part in a UN panel this week… Either very cool, or they were negotiating our surrender!
The Sistine Chapel is doing a show, with smoke effects, music by Sting, and male acrobats!
A man dressed as a Pokémon character jumped the White House fence! Why??
A German monastery will close after 900 years!
Heavy rains in New Zealand has caused a shortage of potatoes… And therefore, a shortage of potato chips!! The Horror!!
Some Interesting People Passed Away this Week…
Actor Roy Dotrice (“Beauty & the Beast”) died…
Arthur Cinader, who founded the “J. Crew” brand, died…
NYC News anchor Michelle Marsh died…
Jazz musician Grady Tate died…
Comedy writer Bob Schiller 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 360-degree aerial tour of Pyongyang (where DT’s pal Kim-Jon Un lives), giant robots doing battle, some great animation from the Disney Animation Studio interns, declassified CIA stuff, a tune from King Henry the VIII (yeah, I called it “oldies”, too), pictures, jokes, trivia, and Dumbasses galore… As always, a huge Thanx to everyone who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … You are what makes this worthwhile!
PS: I’m expanding the “enhanced picture” feature… Check it out; and be sure to pass this along to a pal who needs a smile… They’ll hug you for it!