Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 4/15/2010

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

Now I know that, typically, these sorts of things get blamed on squirrels. Well, not this time! No, this time it's birds! Big fish-eating birds! And, it seems, "It wasn't the birds' first offense." So, remember, birds and electricity don't mix. "We'll have people up there, trying to remove the sticks, and the osprey will literally dive at them..."

We've all heard of "wolves in sheep's' clothing" (Matthew 7:15 for example) but I'd always taken it to be metaphorical. But it seems that a pair of Argentinean escaped convicts have taken the whole "in sheep's clothing" thing very literally indeed. And, so far, it seems to be working for 'em. "300 officers are searching for the escaped pair, but officials said it would be 'almost impossible' to find them while they are hiding among thousands of sheep."

Here's a whole bunch of bad decisions all rolled into one. You're 18 years old and you decide to get drunk. You're 18 years old, decide to get drunk, and decide to steal a Ford Mustang. You're 18 years old, decide to get drunk, decide to steal a Ford Mustang, and decide to pull over to the side of the road and pass out. Here's the really bad news; the Ford Mustang you stole is a marked Marion County Sheriff's patrol car. Oops.

Time passes, popularity fades, the message gets stale, people tune in elsewhere, and start sending in those checks and donations to somebody else. These are the signs of a man-made "ministry" that is not centered on God and His Word. It seems that Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral owes 185 creditors more then $2 million. Joel Osteen, take heed and see your future.(2 Peter 2:1-3)

First, two statements of fact: 1) Westboro Baptist Church (I will not link to them) isn't a church, it is an ignorant hate group, a dangerous cult, and a tool of Satan that brings reproach on the cause of Christ 2) The Bible clearly teaches that homosexuality is a sin. Having said that, this cracks me up. I've always thought that ridicule was a more potent weapon against this sort of foolishness than outrage. And some of the signs are really funny, too. [caution: article contains photos and video of Westboro's distasteful signs)(h.t. dudeman)

Speaking of signs, pay attention to the "No Parking" signs, especially in South London. These guys don't want to hear your excuses, because you can't even come close to topping the excuses that they've already heard. "...UFOs... unfortunately do not count as legitimate reasons to overturn a ticket." But, they are worth study, I guess...

If I ever run for office, I want Carl Geary's campaign manager. He either did a really good job, or the incumbent mayor, Barbara Brock, was really incompetent. Geary received 76% of the vote to beat Brock for mayor of Tracy City, Tennessee... and Geary had been dead for exactly one month before the election! With only a total of 353 votes cast for mayor, it seems that Tracy City is a small town, so everybody most likely knew that Geary was deceased, so it seems that they really didn't want Brock for another term.

And the Nuttiness goes on and on...

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