Category Archives: News of the Weird

Fair and Balanced

I want to give them the benefit of the doubt and say this was just a coincidence. Gene just sent me a link to the below Fox News page, that says: “Breaking News: ABC Announces Rosie O’Donnell Is Off ‘The … Continue reading

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Exercising Poor Judgement

I get the idea of trying to be prepared for the worst but this wasn’t a brilliant move: Teachers stage fake gunman attack on sixth-graders. MURFREESBORO, Tennessee (AP) — Staff members of an elementary school staged a fictitious gun attack … Continue reading

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Sigh…..Another Icon Loses His Reputation

Apparently, a couple of teenagers managed to rob Ted Nugent’s house. They took ATVs and crossbows. No one was shot. This would have never happened at Sammy’s house. Clearly the Nuge is not Sammy. Alas, alas. Story

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Chicken-Eating Calf Makes India Farmer Famous

I’m at a loss to add anything to this AP article: CALCUTTA, India — When his chickens started disappearing a few weeks ago, a farmer in eastern India figured dogs or jackals were to blame — until he discovered his … Continue reading

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Infrastructure Failure

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) – Three people were missing on Friday after a 200-foot-deep (61 meters) hole opened up in the middle of a Guatemalan neighbourhood, likely due to a burst sewer pipe.”It sounded like a bomb was dropping. Boom!” said … Continue reading

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Shot Show Rules?

I was going to make the trip down to Orlando for Shot Show this year but decided not to when I read this in the Attendee Rules: For attendee and exhibitor safety, no personal firearms and/or ammunition is allowed. Now … Continue reading

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Guns iz Dangerous

Woman, an Okie, shoots herself at gun range. Story. What should we do, ban guns? No, ban women :) Update by Scott: I’ve had hot brass go down the front of my shirt before too, and it’s not pleasant! I … Continue reading

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From The Mind Of Mencia

Comedian Carlos Mencia does a skit on the idea of expelling illegal aliens and building a border fence in which he suggests that it is a better idea to have the illegals build the fence. It seems that The Golden … Continue reading

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The Last Step Is A Doozy

A skydiver in New Zealand survived a 12,000 foot fall after his primary and secondary chutes failed.

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Virgin Birth

It seems that the endangered Komodo dragon is capable of parthenogenesis, or self fertilization. From the Article: “Komodo dragons seem to be able to switch ways of reproducing to deal with a shortage of suitable boyfriends,” said Dr. Rick Shine, … Continue reading

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This Is Going On Your Permanent Record

DaMarcus Blackwell received a letter from La Vega Independent School District that is worth mentioning: The Nov. 13 letter from La Vega Independent School District stated his son, who was 4 years old at the time, was involved in “inappropriate … Continue reading

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Weapons that don’t exist but should

Peruse this list, if you please.  I know all of you have had some thoughts of your own.  Let’s hear them.

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The Mighty British

Someone found a .22 Short cartridge in the doorway to a shop in England and the media are predictably hyperventilating over it. The reporter tell us that: “The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with … Continue reading

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Alas, We Are Lost

Our once stout ally in the war against the filthy tree rats has lost the will to continue. Despite the growing evidence of the terrible threat squirrels pose to our way of life, the Government today insisted it has no … Continue reading

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The Squirrel Insurrection Continues

In an item I missed from Oct 23rd, we find that the squirrels have adapted their tactics, making it almost inevitable that we will soon be mired in a Vietnam like quagmire. A single squirrel freedom fighter has successfully carried … Continue reading

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