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Twits on Twitter 0

Couple watching aproned man sweep little blue birds our of the

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The Fire Next TIme 0

News of the vapid:

The Navy is banning electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from its aircraft, ships and submarines after receiving multiple reports of the devices’ batteries exploding, catching fire and injuring sailors, it announced Friday.

The malfunctioning devices have forced at least one aircraft to land, started fires on ships and left sailors with second-degree burns . The injuries have occurred when the devices were being used, charged or replaced, or when they came into inadvertent contact with metal objects, according to the Navy.

The story goes on to point out that the “Vaping” business association, which is not called “Nicotine Addiction Pays Big Bucks,” is protesting.

Brains! 0

If you don’t believe Thom, just do a search.

Bachmann Spurner Overdrive 0

Farron Cousins notes a classic example of psychological projection.

Words fail me.

(Errant “div” tag fixed.)

Jonesing the Trumpling 0

Warning: Language.

It’s an “Alt-Skunk” 0

Skunk with colors reversed--white on black instead of black on white.

Dan Casey explains.

According to my brother, who has seen a few of these and who linked me up to the picture, the scent is the same.


Some years ago, when Second Son was still a little kid maybe four or five, I saw a skunk on the front stoop. I called Second Son over and said, “Look, a skunk.”

Then we went inside real quick.

When I was a young ‘un, Tiger, the best dog who ever lived, sometimes came home after tangling with a skunk. One never forgets that acrid smell.

Bubble Boy in Alt Land 0

Title:  Voter Fraud.  Image:  Donald Trump knotting tie in front of mirror as he says to himself,

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News of the Weird 0

Bogus bongs.

Breathe Easy 0

The country is safe until Monday.

And Now for Something Completely Different 0


Via Classic Arts Showcase.

And Now for Something Completely Different 0

A little Ernie Kovacs seems a fitting end this screwy year.

Facebook Frolics 0

Fake frolics in the far northeast.

Going Rogue One 0

A former employee of a Florida vending machine company dressed up in a Chewbacca costume and stole money from a pair of kiosks he previously maintained, according to cops who arrested the “Star Wars” devotee for grand theft.

Guess he figured he wouldn’t be noticed . . . .

What’s Next? 0

Two men in office in upper floor of skyscraper look out the window to see the head of a giant pigeon.  One says to the other,

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(As for the question in the title, I don’t want to know.)

To Dream a Little Dream 0

Mother Goose:  Grimmy, it's silly to go off and chase cars like that.  There's a one in a million chance you'll catch one.  Grimmy:  I know, I know.  (Moments later)  Grimmy to Mother Goose, whose looking at a smart phone:  What are you doing?  Mother Goose:  Checking to see if my lottery number came in.

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Cruel and Unusual 1

Stop them before it’s too late.

Police in Canada says it will be punishing drunk drivers by not only arresting them, but forcing them to listen to corporate boy band Nickelback on the way to the cop shop.

A Facebook post from the Kensington Police Department of Prince Edward Island warns would-be partiers in the Great White North to avoid getting behind the wheel tipsy, lest they be caught, booked and serenaded by the 21st century’s discount Bon Jovi.

Bombe de Terre 0

When a potato is a pineapple:

“I picked a potato and it was heavy,” she told France Bleu. “I thought that’s weird, it must be a rock, then tapped it on the table and said to myself ‘yes that’s a stone’ so I put it aside.”

She carried on her cooking as normal and it was only when her husband came home and ran the “rock” under the tap that they discovered it was in fact a grenade from 1917.

Alternative Realities (Updated) 0

As I have mentioned here from time to time, I do not watch debates. I refuse to spend two hours watching something I can read about in 15 minutes the next morning. Nevertheless, I do pay attention to politics; you may have noticed that. (This year, of course, there’s the extra added end-of-the-this-noble-experiment-this-is-it-this-is-the-big-one-I’m-coming-to-join-you-Elizabeth factor.)

This morning, my local rag carried an interview with some persons who attended last night’s debate at a local movie theatre. I offer, without further comment, a quotation from one of them (emphasis added):

Across the aisle and up a few rows, retired chef Ken Sherwood said he favored Trump because he’s a businessman who understands how to create jobs.

“Being a businessman myself, I appreciate his discipline,” Sherwood said.

Addendum, A Picture Is Worth Dept.

Trump's Success Story.  Trump quotation:  I'm the best businessman in the world because I know how to negotiate.  List of Trump

Image via Michael in Norfolk, who has citations.

“Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers Clowns to the Right of Me” 0

American exports seem to be doing well. For example . . . .

A motorist in Nes, south-eastern Norway, called the police at around 8.30pm after a person in a clown suit came running at their car waving a hockey stick.

“The person who called us was sitting behind the wheel with two children in the car when [what appeared to be] a man in a clown mask popped up in a ditch,” police officer Patrick Solberg told local newspaper Romerikes Blad.

When police arrived at the scene they found that the culprit was in fact a 14-year-old boy.

“He and four friends had done this together. The other four stood watching while they filmed the stunt,” Solberg told TV2.

Follow the story for more examples of United States exports.

“Fly the Friendly Skies” 0

The closest I ever got to this was flying Jefferson Airplane because it gets you there on time.

According to media reports the Transavia (a discount subsidiary of Air France) hostess would often frolic with other members of the crew, even on the plane during working hours.

She would also have sex with pilots in the cockpit even during flight, the reports claimed.

The hostess apparently kept a digital diary detailing the ins and outs of all her “mile-high” extra-marital affairs. They should have remained a secret until her husband for found the diary and blew his top.

I once had a coworker who told me of accidentally walking into the wrong hotel room in a large U. S. city in a western state that begins with the letter “U” to find himself beholding a flight crew that was indulging in a little post-arrival recreation. I remember his saying, “The stewardesses (that’s how long ago this was–they were still called “stewardesses”) were down to their bras.”

No, he didn’t tell me what airline. The crew was out of uniform.