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

The Friday Gazette

The Friday Gazette

I’m making progress, but there’s really nothing new to report today on the writing front. I thought I’d let you all in on some odd news stories you may have missed. Some good advice over at Deadline Dames about the old “Show, don’t tell” thing….

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Never attempt a world record on an empty stomach

Never attempt a world record on an empty stomach

So, in Tehran they attempted the world record for the largest sandwich. It was 1,500 meters long, allegedly, and was being stuffed with ostrich meat and chicken. A funny thing happened on the way to measuring it, though. The crowd of over-excited Iranians surged forward…

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Stories I had nothing to do with

Stories I had nothing to do with

The US Navy says they have found the wreckage of lost WWII submarine, the USS Grunion. An Austrailian boy broke into a zoo, killed some animals and fed others to a crocodile. The Ig Nobels are out. The Mob Museum will open soon in Vegas….

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You hate to see that.

You hate to see that.

According to news reports, a Ft. Meyers, Florida man shot himself in the arm after his girlfriend refused to have sex with him. The two had returned home from a bar (Alcohol was involved? Shocking!) and the man wanted to the one-on-one version of the…

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Ah yes. This is news.

Ah yes. This is news.

I noticed several on-line news sources today actually used a story about Kentucky Fried Chicken’s secret recipe. It seems they’re moving the actual original written recipe to an undisclosed location while they beef up security at the recipe’s permanent home. There was also a mention…

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