There were so many funny odds and ends in the news this week that I couldn’t choose just one to make fun of. So, in case you weren’t paying attention…
No Post on Sundays! Anybody remember that quote? In the comments tell me where it’s from. We in the U.S. better hope there’s no post on Sundays or any other day. A military lab “accidentally” shipped 200 samples of live anthrax this week. Remember when we were kids and Columbia House Records had that deal where you paid a penny and they’d send 13 cassettes if you agreed to buy 9 more at full price over the next three years. I got Anthraxx from Columbia House once but it didn’t come in a test tube. This is the military’s version of that. That’s right! 200 samples of anthrax for a penny if you agree to accept five other heinous diseases over the next three years! It’s also good to know that they still aren’t working on biological weapons.
Sleepy Spelling Bee Kids: The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the second year in a row. It wasn’t won in a spell off, they were just the only two contestants who could stay awake through a day of spelling. USA Today had an article about how many kids nod off during competition. If the contestants can’t stay awake, imagine how the TV viewers feel. I think it’s time to put an end to this archaic, institutionalized form of child abuse.
Naked and Famous: Hopefully it’s a phrase that will apply to me someday. It’s also a really good band. It is also now a new fad, kind of like streaking was in the 70’s. People are going to famous landmarks and getting pictures of themselves naked in front of them. I think it’s awesomely funny. Maybe a new addition to my Wordless Wednesday posts?
Was it Kevin Bacon? In New Jersey this week (where is Old Jersey?) a man named Thomas Bacon was arrested after assaulting his friend who had eaten the last of the sausage. I love irony.
The Elphie? This may be one everyone saw. Christian LeBlanc was in Thailand feeding an elephant bananas when, with it’s trunk, the elephant grabbed Chris LeBlanc’s camera and took a selfie. It’s the most time on camera a LeBlanc has gotten since Friends ended.
What Your Facebook Posts Say About You: Do you fawn over your partner on social media? Do you brag about their wonderful romantic gestures? You may think you have a wonderful relationship, but British researchers say you’re probably insecure. Do you post every time you go to the gym? Or when you get a new haircut or outfit? According to the “researchers” you’re a narcissist. I wonder what the study says about the researchers? I think they got caught Facebooking on work time, told their boss they were doing research and quickly wrote up a shabby paper to prove they weren’t screwing around. Anyway, that’s what I would have done.
The researchers also discovered that if you shared humorous blog posts to your Facebook or Twitter you must be a wonderful, altruistic and highly intelligent person. You know what to do with the buttons below. Have a great Saturday! ~Phil
Reblogged this on Plucking Of My Heartstrings.
Aww…Cheryl! Thanks so much for the re-blog. I’m flattered you liked today’s post!
hahaha Love my morning chuckle!!
Well thank you!
Once again I will endorse
Phil Factor as my prime news source
But it does appear that I’m
Just a bit behind the times
And in fact I must conclude
The Hollywood sign in the nude
Would just be all the rage
I’ll post it on my Facebook page
And about it I will boast
Along with selfies with a goat
And this will make me quite delighted
Till I die of meningitis.
How can I not love a good meningitis rhyme?
This post had a mixture in it but I took away lots of chuckles! Loved this one!
Aww..thanks for taking the time to tell me! I really appreciate that.
What you said about the FB researchers has the ring of truth, Phil. If it gets back to their bosses, they’re gonna be in deep doo-doo. (BTW, loved your sign-off on this post : )
Guess what? (I’m so old:) I streaked. Yup: My roomie and I, in college, in the dead of an upstate NY winter, wearing nothing but our boots, hats, scarves, and mittens. But we were totally chickensh#t: We did it at night! Some of our friends had walkie-talkies–remember those?–tuned always to the campus security channel (I wonder why THAT would be–could it be that we always wanted to know when they were headed our way during our parties?), and they told us when we got back about this exchange:
“There are two girls streaking around the Lecture Hall. Do you want us to pick them up?”
“…No. Do not apprehend–Just observe.”
LOL, I too have streaked in upstate NY.
I thought you were far younger than I. Running around nakey when you’re four doesn’t count, Phil.
I did it in my twenties.
I was 18. I’m confused: How young ARE you? Your site pic makes you look YOUNG.
I’m loath to admit that I’m on the wrong side of 40. Btw, I did think of you when I wrote the end of my post. I’m glad it worked for you.
I was born in 1956–I’m 59 years old. I thought streaking was dying out when we did it it Jan. 1974. Thus the confusion.
Enjoyed this especially the “disease club.” I think animal selfies would be an upgrade.
To think I was actually a little concerned about what it might say about me when I thought it was kind of interesting to take naked pictures at famous landmarks.
Now after reading the comments, I’m thinking that I might actually belong to this ragtag band of merry-people.
Im glad I’m not the only one that thinks that’s kind of a fun idea!
Great way to start the day – either shaking my head or laughing. I remember the Columbia House Records subscriptions and actually signed up for one ONCE – took a chunk of my babysitting money for awhile! Anita
Yup, I did it too.