Stuff and Nonsense - 17 Feb 18
Well, this week went pretty well… I’m feeling a bit better (thought I was coming down with a cold), did some work around the house, caught up on some TV, helped a friend with some painting, and got to hang with my pal Rodney for “Black Panther” on Friday. A great movie, that will sell a lot of tickets (and even more popcorn), but I keep hearing it called “a cultural icon”, and “a life-changing event” … Guys, it’s a really good superhero movie… That’s it…
Let’s see what’s going on in the REST of the World!
In Local News…
The guy who set off a bomb in Manhattan got multiple life sentences!
Manhattan will stop arresting people who jump the subway turnstiles!
Graffiti artists were awarded $6.7 Million after their work was painted over by the owner before the building was demolished! The owner can do what he wants!
NYC upgraded their traffic light programming; and traffic lights started going out!
Elsewhere in the Nation…
Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling into the 2K16 election has resulted in 13 indictments for conspiracy!
The Pentagon got a new budget: $700 Billion! I’m sure we can find better uses for this cash…
Baltimore’s Mayor fired the Police Commissioner, says “violence isn’t dropping fast enough”!
The Feds want to replace food stamps with boxes of food for the poor!
A 19-yr-old in FL shot up a school, killing 17…
A car tried to break into the NSA’s MD campus, and got shot. They don’t play around!
The Federal budget cut the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s budget by 95%!
Elsewhere on the Planet (and beyond) …
Israel launched an attack on Syria after an Israeli plane was shot down!
One good thing about the Olympics; S. Korea’s robot tech is on display! Thanx, Brenda!
Astronauts fixed the arm on the ISS during a spacewalk!
DT wants to end US funding for the ISS? Bad move, homeboy…
The UK openly blamed Russia for a cyberattack… Hey, he who can invent a new way of warfare WILL win!
Some stories that just caught my eye this week…
Kuwait will give $2 Billion in loans to rebuild Iraq… Good for someone (other than us) to help out other countries…
AMTRAK will pay for legal fees/injuries of people injured in train crashes, using OUR money, even when they’re NOT at fault? What sort of flaming bullshit is this?!
CA thought they killed the last Nutria in 1978. They’re back, and dangerous!
A woman in NH who won $559.7 million in the Powerball lottery is going to get her money, while she fights to remain anonymous… Damn right!
Here’s a bit of happy… A poacher in S. Africa was mauled to death by a pack of lions!
An elk trying to escape from researchers in Utah leapt into the helicopter, and caused it to crash!
Peruvian officials have recaptured a man who escaped prison by drugging his brother during a visit, stealing his clothes, and walking out! That’s cold…
England has a female “Black Rod”!
Some interesting people passed away this week…
Comedian Marty Allen died…
Actor John Gavin (“Psycho”, “Spartacus”) died…
Singer Vic Damone (“I Have but One Heart”) died…
NYC Radio DJ Herb Oscar Anderson died…
Former LA Dodger Wally Moon died…
Former LA Ram Ben Agajanian died…
Well, that’s the way the week went, and I do hope yours met with your expectations… We’ve got some great things to share this week, like an unsold pilot episode to a “Rhoda” spinoff, featuring “Carlton the Doorman”, some amazing sci-fi short films, the “Black Anne Frank”, another episode of “That Guy” (thanx, Mike), and in honor of Valentine’s Day (fellas, I hope you survived), our pal Liam Neeson shared the video of his audition to play Cupid! All that, plus jokes, trivia, some very funny pictures, and lots more… As always, a huge thanx to everyone who sent me things (or the ideas for things) … Gratitude…