It's time for some pumpkin tossing and we've some funny stories about this Halloween activity.
A new dinosaur carcass discovered in China and for some real laughs, the dumbest answers on Family Feud.
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It’s a Pumpkin Flinging Time of Year
Here in the swamps of Delaware the annual “punkin chunkin” is a major event.
In fact we were both surprised at the hype over this October event because, hey, putting a pumpkin into some sort of catapult device and flinging it across the skies to land in an orange, seed-filled pile of mush…what’s the point?
It would seem that this folk culture event tends to draw people from all about during this rather uneventful time of year. These visiting folks will buy lunch from the local diner and might stop in the local antique shop. Yes, I understand this. And what with my property taxes all low like because of the pesky summer tourists I say bring them in, let them all come on in.
I will, as is my God given right, complain about their lack of class, the noise, the crowded highways and how they are all idiots.
Below, a tale of a pumpkin tossing gone bad.
Chuck Willard of Hancock, who climbs the 55-foot high boom on the trebuchet dozens of times a day during the fall-flinging season, was knocked unc
onscious about 2:30 p.m. yesterday when the boom from the trebuchet, a catapult-like device that uses counterweight to hurl pumpkins nearly 300 yards, struck him in the chin.
If you think chunking that pumpkin is a bit silly, watch the video below. In it, a real WOMAN is actually launched across the autumn skies.
No More Skinny Dipping for Lunch
It was a bit of a hoot I must suppose. But as these things go, someone complained to the town council. Restaurants and bars are granted liquor licenses based on a certain set of standards.
If jumping nude off the deck is not a standard set forth as desirable in the granting of a liquor license…well then, I’m just saying ….
For the past three years, owner Leigh Turner has offered customers the Skinny Dip, a mouth-watering sliced prime rib in a baguette roll. The sandwich is offered free of charge to those who take a naked plunge off the restaurant’s dock into Moosehead Lake.
The restaurant owned by Turner is under review by the town council. It looks like the days of naked jumps are numbered. Ms. Turner alleges that no full frontal nudity is allowed and a towel is immediately available when the naked challenger exits the water.
Well hell I’d laugh along with the next guy about this kind of clever eatery action but …hey, people just don’t always act the way we’d like. Take those same people and allow them to cavort naked in public…
…hey, rules are rules.
Therizinosaurs Remains Discovered in China
I thought that would get your attention.
A strange, long-necked waddling dinosaur with massive arms and probably enormous claws has been discovered.
It walked only on its hind legs like the carnivorous dinosaurs from which it evolved, but Suzhousaurus megatherioides, meaning "giant sloth-like reptile from Suzhou," was an herbivore, says researcher Daqing Li of the Third Geology and Mineral Resources Exploration Academy of Gansu Province in northwestern China, where the fossil specimen was found.
The creature belongs to a group of dinosaurs called therizinosaurs, characterized by long necks capped by small heads, massive arms and claws, and flaring ribs and hips that made their bodies very wide.
Hey, it’s a giant sloth-like reptile from Suzhou…get excited.
California Passes New Laws Scarier Than Hell
California Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggar evidently had to wheel and deal with the legislature from hell for the bill he signed into law just recently.
Mom and Dad" as well as "husband and wife" effectively have been banned from California schools under a bill signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who with his signature also ordered public schools to allow boys to use girls restrooms and locker rooms, and vice versa, if they choose.
The breadth of these new laws are astounding. Arnold did not, however, sign same sex marriages into law and I must wonder if we should be grateful.
The gist of the new bills signed into law is that no California school can present, in any form or fashion, any materials that reflect negatively on “alternative lifestyles”. Which means…well it means so many things that the mind boggles. The court cases have yet to begin.
This is not the same thing as banning school materials that refer to homosexuality as a sin or perverted. Most of us, at least as I see it, consider that such matters are better left to religions and educational institutions should probably remain silent on the matter.
The concern is that references to the more normal family composite will be considered a violation of these new laws; that references to parents as male and female would be considered as an attack on Beth who has two mommies.
Californians certainly have a right to make their own laws. The problem here is that when a big state like California enacts a vague law like this that textbook writers and manufacturers might want to adjust educational materials EVERYWHERE to avoid having multiple print runs, etc. Thus we all might be affected by the sort of normal stuff that so offends California Moonbats.
TEXT OF BILL HERE
Paris, Sweetheart, the World NEEDS the New You!
Goodness I don’t want to sound ungrateful. Paris Hilton, sweet child that she is, vows that she’s going to use her celebrity to a better end. Well how can we complain about this?
"There are a lot of bad people in L.A. Before, my life was about having fun, going to parties -- it was a fantasy," she tells Newsweek magazine in its October 22 issue, now on newsstands. "But when I had time to reflect, I felt empty inside. I want to leave a mark on the world."
Next month the child is going to Rwanda. The whole thing will, of course, be filmed. Heh.
The Dumbest Actual Answers Given By Contestants on "The Family Feud" Game Show
* Name something a blind person might use - A sword
* Name a song with moon in the title - Blue suede moon
* Name an item of clothing worn by the 3 musketeers - A horse
* Name something that floats in the bath - Water
* Name a famous cowboy - Buck Rogers
* Something you put on walls - Roofs
* Something in the garden that's green - Shed
* Name a famous bridge - The bridge over troubled waters
* Something you do in the bathroom - Decorate
* Something with a hole in it - Window
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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.