Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Squirrel's Nut Cache - 1/20/2011


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

Fine arts and arts&crafts don't really mix. At least not in my mind. But some, it seems, have less... refined... tastes. Last week, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! proudly announced their acquisition of Leonardo d'Vinci's The Last Supper, reproduced in fine... dryer lint. Michigan artist Laura Bell is undeniably talented in her unique art medium.

No doubt, the country has gotten a lot of snow this winter. I've stated publicly before, but I don't mind repeating, that, the older I get, the less I enjoy winter. It seems that school officials in the sleepy little town of Raynham, Massachusetts, don't want the young to enjoy winter much, either. Behind the Raynham Middle School is what is reported to be an excellent sledding hill. Problem is; sleds go fast, kids fall off, kids get hurt. Add to that, the sled hill bottoms out in the school parking lot. So, now, the school has banned sledding on the hill behind the Raynham Middle School. It is a wonder how kids survived for all those years before reasonable sled control laws were enacted...

There are a lot of reasons to continue doing something stupid: anger, intoxication, ignorance... Jordan Weiman, 20, of Cambridge, mowed down 41 mailboxes with a car out of... "frustration." Well, actually, he said the first couple were accidental... the other 39 were due to frustration. How was he caught? One of those residents "provided police with part of a car bumper he found by his smashed box — with the license plate still attached." And it was his sister's car, too. Bet she's a bit frustrated with her brother over this...

It's the talk of late-night paranormal radio. There have been countless books and articles (and jokes) written about it. There was even a (really bad, imho) blockbuster movie about it. I am, of course, referring to the whole "the world will end in 2012, the Mayans said so" thing. And we all know that extinct civilizations are never wrong, right? Anyway, it sees that, according to Seth Rogen anyway, myth-master and father of Jar Jar Binks, George Lucas himself, is a True Believer in the 2012 madness. Remember, once you reject the truth, it isn't a question of whether or not you'll believe a lie, but only a question of which lie will you believe.

I'm not at all in the extreme when it comes to environmental issues, but I'm all in favor of clean green technology where it is economic and practical. But this is a little ghoulish...



Just when you think it's safe to go back in the water... "The incident prompted a warning from police that blow-up sex toys are 'not recognized flotation devices'." Um, yeah... thanks... I was wondering about that...

In Soviet Russia, fox shoots hunter...



And the Nuttiness goes on and on...

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3 comments:

P.D. Nelson said...

The crematory's method of going green reminds me too much of a certain time period where they used Jews for cord wood in Germany.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Saw the story about the Queensland couple's "adventure" the other day. Doubly stupid as there are plenty of people who genuinely need assistance and that pair of idiots pulled the stunt just for fun... diverting rescuers/emergency workers.

While I'm all about being practical, that story from the crematory does give me the willies. P.D. is right.. too creepy.

Julie

Craig and Heather said...

fox shoots hunter is just too funny.

was the hunter's last name Fudd?

"that waskwy fox. . . "

Craig