Random Thoughts 9-28-2014

Various fear pundits are really going wild with the Ebola breakout. I’ve heard predictions of anywhere from 20,000 cases in the next few months to as much as 1.3 million. The sellers of fear are really overdoing themselves on this one.


StudentProtestI’m glad to see that many students in Colorado are protesting an attempt to rewrite history to favor conservative ideas. An excellent way to get kids to start listening to adults: tell them you are going to lie to them in high school history books.


Is it funny or sad the conservatives like Sarah Palin are making fun of Obama’s coffee salute. I guess he should have done like most of the republicans in congress and given the military the middle finger salute when they voted down a pay raise for the military.


I’m happy to see that the guy who got sentences to 31 days for rape by a ridiculous judge has now been given ten years by a real judge.


Hero Rats? Yes, it’s true! In parts of Africa, a certain type of rat is being trained to sniff out land mines and diseases like tuberculosis.


Sorry iPhone lover’s, but I had to laugh at this highly exaggerated view of the bendy iPhone 6 as the Dali Phone.DaliPhone


I loved it when studies found that chocolate, in moderation of course, can be good for your heart. Now, even better, a study indicates that beer may be good for the brain, again in moderation. Prost!BeerToastJ


So soda makers, in a desperate move to stop rapidly falling sales, have pledged to reduce the sugar in their drinks by twenty percent over the next few years. Let’s avoid entirely that the real problem is these drinks, with or without sugar, have no positive nutritional value, but plenty of negatives. Not to mention that some people are boycotting their products since the Coca Cola company and Pepsico are two of the leading companies fighting against labeling of GMO crap.


There is the path of joy and there is the path of pleasure, Both attract the soul … The two paths lie in front of man. Pondering on them, the wise man chooses the path of joy; the fool chooses the path od pleasure.” ~Katha Upanishad



Police caught a dimwitted car thief by calling him and telling him to come to a meeting with his parole officer. He drove up in the stolen car.


A lucky gambler in Germany, who had just been informed that he would be taken to prison if he didn’t pay a 710 Euro fine ($910), looked over at the slot machine he was playing that was now flashing lights and playing music, and saw that he had just won 1,000 euros.


A restaurant chain in Denmark called Hot Buns, that seems to be a clone of Hooters, has decided to sell sex toys with their burgers.


A teenager in Washington state called the police on his own party when it got out of control.


Beer making classes are popular and colleges always find a way to take advantage of popular training classes. Central Michigan University is planning a new program for next year in “fermentation science”. Some other universities already have similar programs.


A drunken women in Idaho who was arrested after being accused of spraying a couple with pepper spray, decided to chew holes in the seats of the police car on the way to jail. So she now has charges of damage to police property added to the other charges.


If you buy an iPhone in Japan, you might want to get this free case from KFC that looks like an oversized drumstick. Or you might not.


A Dutch wacko who had his leg amputated turned it into a real version of the famous leg lamp. He tried to sell it on eBay, but it was pulled when they found it was a real leg! I found it laughable that the news article I read on this claimed that other than loosing his leg, the guy was a fit and healthy man. Really! A guy who got an infection in his leg and let it fester for weeks until it had to be amputated, then turned it into a lamp? That’s your idea of healthy? Wow!


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