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This is the feed for my blog. I update the blog... occasionally? What's a phrase for "Not Terribly Frequently" that makes me sound busy rather than lazy? "When the mood strikes?", "As time allows?", "Every fortnight?" Hmmm.

I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Your car does not make you invisible. Seriously.

Your car does not make you invisible. Seriously.

 I was trying to get home last night and it was a mess. We’d had a steady snowfall all day and it had piled up despite the city’s best efforts. I’ve recently started working downtown and had no idea what to expect. This is what…

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I know, this is a cliche.

I know, this is a cliche.

I recently had one of those drive thru conversations that makes my head hurt. Me: Can I have a cheeseburger and  a small fry? Drive thru attendant: We don’t have small fries. Just medium, large and xtra large. Me: Can I have your smallest fry…

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That works out nicely for authors and musicians. Thanks a heap!

That works out nicely for authors and musicians. Thanks a heap!

There’s an article on Yahoo! News that originated with US News and World Report called “21 Things You Should Never Buy New“. Number one on the list is DVDs and CDs. Number two? Books. Their reasoning? “You can buy used books at significant discounts from…

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Seriously?

Seriously?

French psychologists have diagnosed Darth Vader with Borderline Personality Disorder. I can say no more. I’m stunned.

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Lesson for the day

Lesson for the day

Today’s lesson: Never mug a guy outside a ninja school. Three muggers were beating a guy up in an alley in Sydney, Australia. It happens, right? Well, this alley happened to be just outside a martial arts “Warrior School” (as the article describes it). One…

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What? Is nothing sacred?

What? Is nothing sacred?

Seriously? They’re remaking The Rockford Files? Come on! How do you try to recapture James Garner’s charm, crankiness and wit? And car? I didn’t even attempt to research this any further, so other than the fact that Dermot Mulroney is playing Rockford, I have no…

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Come on! Everyone else is doing it!

Come on! Everyone else is doing it!

A story from Reuters out of London says that more people that work in finance are having affairs these days. They site an online company called IllicitEncounters.com, who claim enrollment by bankers is up partially due to the economy. Here’s the part that gets me….

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Why did it have to be snakes?

Why did it have to be snakes?

A Connecticut driver had a great reason for getting into a car accident: the snakes he had in his pocket escaped. Come on! Where do YOU keep your baby snakes when you’re driving? As a geeky side note: I think the same thing happened to…

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So very close…

So very close…

I know, I know, this guy’s a criminal. But I wanted his plan to work so badly! According to Reuters, a drug trafficker tried to bust out of jail in the Canary Islands using mountain climbing equipment and a small zeppelin. “The plan consisted of…

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Friday Gazette

Friday Gazette

U.S. poet Craig Arnold is missing on an island in Japan. He disappeared Monday during a visit to a volcano on the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan. He has been working on poetry about volcanoes. Jeremiah Tolbert has a post on his blog that’s very…

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