Friday, August 28, 2009

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 8/28/09

The Nut Cache - a collection of recent things I found interesting, or amusing, or nutworthy.

(H.T. Tom Ascol) This is actually pretty clever, but I would advise you to save your money. Sure, the Tribulation will be tough on your pets, but it'll be tough on your pets even with atheist animal lovers trying to care for them, because it's going to be really, really tough on those atheists, too. So tough, in fact, that taking care of Fido is going to end up pretty low on their priority list, anyway.

We've all be annoyed (well, at least I have) when you find that a parade or something has obstructed your chosen route to wherever you are trying to go. You either have to wait for the road to re-open, or find a way around. What you should never do is what this guy did. Really poor choice.

I really don't like government interfering in parents raising of their kids. I also think that Western society has delayed giving our children responsibility much too long. In Biblical times, this young lady would be getting close to getting married and having kids of her own. While it is true that sailing solo around the world is sort of a bit of frivolity and danger at the same time, but the girl undeniable has the skills, and her parents support her in trying, so...

(H.T. Phil Johnson) In a perfect world, these are the people that the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals would go after! This has got to be some of the weirdest pictures I've ever seen! Those poor doggies! I do agree with Phil, that the Bison Poodle is pretty neat...

I've always enjoyed watching Cops on TV. One thing that is clear after watching just a few episodes is that most criminals are not very smart at all. This just proves that point. I read once that you cannot cheat an honest man, because your target must want to get something for nothing, or at least something for much less then it's true worth, in order for them to buy into the scam. An honest man will always want to pay a fair price, and is therefore hard to cheat. These folks weren't hard to cheat, and are not heading for jail.

Last but not least, this is pretty cool. The founder of Papa John's pizza wanted to get his old Camaro back, so he began a hunt, and offered a reward of $250,000! Now he's got his old car back. I wonder if that's the most a Camaro has ever sold for? It's a 1971 Camaro, brand new it sold for less than $4,000! (Which works out to $21,260 in today's money, which is surprisingly right on target, considering that Chevy's new Camaro starts at $22,245)

That's the Nut Cache for this week! Sweep up the shells, will you?

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2 comments:

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Sailing around the world at 13? Wow. I wonder if she really does have the stamina. I'm not in favor of the gov't interfering, but how much of the goal is publicity stunt? How badly would she want to do this if she wasn't trying to be the youngest? Still... it's a long shot better than what most 13 year-olds want to spend their time doing.

Those poodles.... revolting.

Julie

pilgrim mommy said...

The poodles. Ewwwww. They're probably going to be psychologically scarred for life. Makes you wonder about the owners.