Let us visit the "freegans", you read right...not vegans, but freegans.
Also a $14K dessert, the notion of paying people to raise their children properly and the fine fellow who put a rattlesnake in his mouth to impress a girl.
He MIGHT live.
Pic of the Day
Saw One With Mine Own Lying Eyeballs
Okay, I think some of my neighbors read this Blog. So I'll be nice.
It is not unknown for little girls to try and dress the family cat or puppy in baby clothes and wheel it about in a pram. Mostly they don't succeed but the instinct is understandable enough. A live pet is much more interesting than an inanimate doll, having the warmth, cuddliness and cuteness of a real baby, and it makes playing mothers so much more fun. It seems perfectly natural and predictable behaviour.
An adult woman trying the same stunt, however, raises questions about her mental health -- unless she happens to live in Japan.
I actually saw an adult woman pushing a dog in a pram but I don't question her mental health. In fact I thought it was right cute.
This lady is a neighbor and she has three little yappy dogs that are really cute things. They yap a lot but that factoid bothers mine own fine dog more than myself. But yes, one day I chance to see this lady pushing one of her little dachshund things in a pram type of device and hey, it has its plus points.
First, this neighborhood has a preponderance of dog attacks on walking dogs or maybe that's just me. My dog, a big-ass Belgian Shepherd, has been attacked twice by loose dogs while I had her out for a walk and go with me on this, the attacking dogs LOST the battle.
Because of the nutzoid dogs not to mention the owners who fail to keep their dogs locked up, my dog tends to get a bit testy should she pass other dogs on leashes during her walk and one of those little yappy dogs, well Jo-Ann could eat it for lunch. Not that she'd ever do such a thing but hey, there are dogs running loose in the neighborhood, read the above. If I had a little, very vulnerable dog like those yappy dogs I'd want them in some sort of protected type of contraption as well, especially if walking them around this deceptively normal neighborhood.
The problem with this picture is that the dogs get no exercise and when you think about it, that IS the purpose of walking the dog. But if the dog owner wants the exercise of the walk without the danger of a dog attack, these pram things could be just the ticket.
Well yeah, I'd never do it because it does look a bit silly.
I'm just saying...
At Least He Admits His Stupidity...His Pet Rattlers Removed Too
PORTLAND, Ore. - Snake collector Matt Wilkinson of Portland grabbed a 20-inch rattler from the highway near Maupin, and three weeks later, to impress his ex-girlfriend, he stuck the serpent in his mouth.
He was soon near death with a swollen tongue that blocked his throat. Trauma doctors at the Oregon Health and Science University saved his life.
At least this Matt Wilkinson admitted how dumb it was to put a rattlesnake in his mouth. Doctors had to cut a hole in his trachea because his tongue was so swollen that the medicos could not get a breathing tube down.
Authorities removed Wilkinson's other pet rattlesnakes because...well figure it out.
Once Again I Defend the Kooks
Actually if I had to choose who God and nature would favor, in terms of human kooks and their eating habits, I'm betting the so-called "freegans" would win over the "vegans".
Vegans are human kooks who eschew meat and meat by-products in their diets. A totally nutzoid position that I liken to a robin up and refusing to eat worms. Humans are MEANT to eat meat!
Now we have freegans and sure, it's distasteful and there's some danger from infection, but a "freegan"-defined as a human who eats solely food discarded by others, often in the garbage and other unclean places-likely eats healthier than a vegan.
Nature, please understand, might abhor a vacuum but nature hates waste just as much. Even our own human waste products are used to grow the green grass so plentiful around the septic tank.
Road kill is consumed by vultures or the maggot babies of the house fly. Poop deposited by dogs and other animals will "dissolve" into the ground and the plants will use their roots to extract any leftover vitamins.
In general all manner of waste produced by nature's critters is handled in some fashion by Mother Nature herself. Thus...tada...I'd argue that Freegans are more in tune with nature than the ridiculous vegans any day of the year.
she quit in 2005 and became a "freegan" - the word combining "vegan" and "free." It is a growing subculture of people who have reduced their spending habits and live off consumer waste.
Although many of its pioneers are vegans, people who neither eat nor use any animal-based products, the concept has caught on with Nelson and other meat-eaters who do not want to depend on businesses that they think waste resources, harm the environment or allow unfair labor practices.
Although hey, they're still a bunch of kooks.
This story is from the United Kingdom but it'll happen here if it hasn't already.
For the children are too fat. Thus the state must take them away.
Three children have been removed from their parents and taken into care because they are too fat, it has emerged
The youngsters were separated from their families because of fears that their weight was getting out of control.
The issue was first highlighted this year when Cumbria Council revealed it had taken an eight-year-old girl from her parents because she was overweight.
The council was forced to take action after the child's weight soared to more than nine stones, forcing her to wear size 16 clothes.
I have no idea how much nine stones is but a size 16 clothes isn't so big for an adolescent. But for an 8 year old girl, maybe so.
Moderation in everything one should suppose. Because a case can be argued that innocent children can be made very unhealthy if their weight should spiral too much out of control.
I don't trust the government to make things right and for sure I won’t like government standards is what I'm saying here and this is a trend that causes nightmares to wake me in mid of night.
What Does the Candidates' Fave TV Shows Say About Them?
Hey there's more than a year left until the 2008 election so we've got a lot of time to fill. Now we delve into the TV shows of those who would be President.
From the NY Post.comp:
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton love "Grey's Anatomy" while the Giulianis and McCains never miss an episode of "24", according to a Time magazine survey of prospective First Families of 2008.
I feel a certain endearment for the Obamas who too must watch Spongebob Squarepants.
Another Liberal Hypocrite
He wrote moving plays about capitalism and its damage to the human psyche. He testified before congress on un-American activities (he was in favor of them) and was a Vietnam protester.
Yet he had a son afflicted with Down's Syndrome who Arthur Miller never acknowledged.
Believe it or not, there is at least one deceased Caucasian man of letters still revered in academia-playwright Arthur Miller, whose dramas attacked both capitalism and the American way of life even while he personally benefited from both.
Thus, it is with a heavy heart that media figures report on the son with Downs Syndrome whom their sensitive hero institutionalized but never publicly acknowledged
Another example of compassion and love from those that preach love and compassion to us from their celebrated pulpits.
I Had No Idea...
...that there had been no female Beefeaters before the following.
From Yahoo news via Freerepublic:
LONDON - A woman joined the protectors of the Crown Jewels on Monday as one of the famed Beefeaters of the Tower of London, becoming the first female Yeoman Warder since the corps of Tower guards was created in 1485.
Moira Cameron, a Warrant Officer Class 2 who joined the army at age 20, was selected over five men who also applied for the vacancy.
Pay attention. Coming to a government near you, parents will receive cash bonus’ if they perform parental duties as required by…well I don’t know by who.
From the NY Post:
-- For Wayne Logan, a single father of two, being selected for the city's experimental cash-rewards program for the poor was like hitting the lottery.
"I'm happy. I'm grateful," he declared, sounding somewhat amazed at his good fortune.
"To get paid to do things I'm doing anyway is a welcome feeling."
This could be a solution to the obese child problem. Give parents extra bucks for keeping their children within the normal weight.
And Now There’s This…
Yeah sure…make the men wear swim suit tops as well as females. That’ll work.
From The Local:
Two female students are demanding their rights after they were banned from bathing topless at a swimming pool in Uppsala. If girls are forced to wear bikinis, boys should be too, one of the women told The Local.
This Was Bound to Happen
They thought they were sharing their marital angst with oneline strangers.
Sana Klaric and husband Adnan, who used the names "Sweetie" and "Prince of Joy" in an online chatroom, spent hours telling each other about their marriage troubles, Metro.co.uk reported.
The truth emerged when the two turned up for a date. Now the pair, from Zenica in central Bosnia, are divorcing after accusing each other of being unfaithful.
Doesn’t it somehow seem that somehow, in there, this is a marriage that can be saved?
Al Gore Recommends New Coffin Styles
VietNamNet Bridge – The Quang Tri Museum has recently received an ancient coffin made from a tree trunk, according to the museum’s director, Mai Truong Manh.
The coffin was discovered on August 28 in Trung Chi village, Dong Luong ward, Dong Ha commune at 1.2 m underground when local residents were digging for the construction of an electricity post.
No More “Father”; Now “Other Parent”
HALIFAX, September 24, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Nova Scotia's Progressive Conservative government rapidly approved new regulations, effective immediately, allowing birth certificates to register a lesbian "spouse" of a birth mother as the "other parent." The decision was made in cabinet only four days after the couple launched a human rights complaint.
Is anyone surprised?
And Some Just Desserts
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- This dessert may be a little too rich for you, but you're probably not rich enough for it. A Sri Lankan resort is charging $14,500 for what it calls the world's most expensive dessert, a fruit infused confection complete with a chocolate sculpture and a gigantic gemstone.
I’m thinking it’s the gigantic gemstone that escalates the cost of this dessert.
FOCUS ON POP CULTURE
To the snobs who consider Pop Culture too silly to watch or indicative of nothing, I argue that those things that intrigue the masses are as much of an indicator of where the society is going as much as ongoing political events.
Below, some very "popular" Pop Culture posts on this Blog.
Just for the hell of it, a post with a happening Oscar fashion critique.
Yes, it's Britney's crotch shot. One of this Blog's most frequently hit posts. Heh.
Katrina gossip? Yes, even in the aftermath of this country's most damaging hurricane, we have gossip.
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