Thanks to Southern Beale for this great catch.
Men through the ages have had trouble asking for directions. The Oregon Trail was blazed by rugged men… who were really on their way to Mexico.
I can see a long-suffering conestoga-riding bonnet-clad wife saying, “But Meriwether, please just pull over and ask!” But the intrepid Meriwether knew a guy who knew a guy who knew an Indian who knew a shortcut to the Aztec riches… and so Portland, Oregon was founded.
But today this has all changed thanks to Global Positioning Systems (GPS) or SatNav for you European types. These are such wonderful devices. They are an indispensable aid to travel in so many ways. However, they probably shouldn’t be used by male persons. Continue reading
Today’s kids find it hard to believe that when their parents or grandparents were younger there was such a thing as “whites only” drinking fountains, food counters, or even swimming pools. I really thought we weren’t living in the 1940’s or even the 50’s anymore. But I guess landlord Jamie Hein of Cincinnati has proven me wrong. Continue reading
I really wanted to come up with a humorous and positive list of the top news stories of 2011 but even I’m not that good.
It’s sad when one of the most positive stories is killing a guy in a pathetic desert compound. That being said let’s see if I’ve got the chops to spin 2011 into something positive or at least not completely depressing. (Don’t hold your breath.) Continue reading
It’s like a car wreck. It’s bad, but you can’t stop watching.
Gather your family and friends and sing along!!
The holidays bring us all an excess of baking and sharing. Leftovers abound and everyone goes home with tupperwares full of goodies. If you’re like us, you may sometimes hang on to these treasures a little too long. Along about March you discover a plastic container in the back of the fridge that’s starting to spontaneously come to life. If your leftovers start to mumble it’s time toss them.
What’s the longest you’ve ever held on to a Christmas goodie? A month? Three months? Served it for a Labor Day snack? How about a century?
Leave it to the folks in Minnesota, the birthplace of ‘covered dish’ and the Jello Olympics to go for the record.
According to an article by Lee Svitak Dean of the Star Tribune one Pierre Girard, of Golden Valley, MN is the proud owner of a cake baked in 1911. It was found by folks going through a house for an estate sale and has the details written on the box it was carefully preserved in.
Surprisingly this isn’t the oldest cake around. According to the Mail Online, the Guinness World Record goes to, hold your breath now, an 1898 wedding cake baked in England in 1898.
That should surprise no one. Have you eaten English food? I’m sure there are plenty of English puddings that have been around far longer than that. Everybody is just afraid to open the cupboard and look. (Apologies to my readers in the British Empire, but really, you know I’m right.)
So my advice for the holidays? Eat your goodies so they don’t end up as blog fodder a century from now!
The holiday season is a time for joy with family and friends. The holiday season is also a time for… INJURIES! MAYHEM! & INSANITY! So as a public service guy I thought I should share a few really SCARY WARNINGS with you so you and your loved ones don’t end up a statistic or a short entry on ‘News of the Weird.’ Continue reading
Occasionally a brilliant idea is just so obvious you wonder why you haven’t thought of it yourself.
We’ve all seen the scenes of clashes between the police and the ‘Occupy’ protesters in various cities. In the heartland of America not even Tulsa, OK has been spared as members of Occupy Tulsa chained themselves to a fence in front of city hall.
Police were called in but their reaction was, to say the least, subdued. The mob consisted of three guys… one of whom appears to be waiting for the re-opening of V for Vendetta.
Read the full story and the riveting video at NewsOn6
A few weeks ago I was thinking about NASA. I was angry and disappointed with them.
They have gone to other planets.
They have sent deep space probes to explore the galaxy.