As I was enjoying some pizza and salad the other day at Costco, I glanced out the window at the tables outside and saw a woman spoon feeding her pug dog ice cream. OK, dogs really shouldn't eat ice cream, but whatever, I thought. But then she took the same spoon and without wiping it off continued eating the ice cream herself. Yuk! Then, to top it off–to show she really loved … [Read more...] about Eh crazy lady feeding ice cream to her dog!
‘FAIRLY’ IDIOT-PROOF? Which is more characteristically American–that a Texas company could invent an ordinary rifle that mimics a machine gun or that America’s incomparable legal minds could find a loophole in existing anti-machine-gun laws to permit it to be manufactured and sold? The Slide Fire company’s weapon can spray bullets “like a fire hose” from a legal, semi-automatic … [Read more...] about Busy Superheroes and Deaf Jam and Boring Surgery
This story began over a misunderstanding about a toy. During the run-up to our annual Charity Gift Guide, which we published on Nov. 21, the wish list from Maui Adult Day Care Centers included the curious entry “life size dolls.” Not really sure what the organization meant by that, and having very little knowledge of what MADCC did in any case, I emailed back, asking for … [Read more...] about How Maui Adult Day Care Centers Uses Dancing And Dolls To Help Those With Dementia
Standing just an inch over five feet, Eri Yoshida would not be intimidating to most people. But on the baseball field, it’s a different story. Hailing from Yokohama, Japan, Yoshida has broken all sorts of records since she was first drafted into the professional Japanese baseball team Kobe 9 Cruise at age 16. In fact, you can say she started breaking records when she was 16, … [Read more...] about Talking With Record Breaking Na Koa Ikaika Maui Pitcher Eri Yoshida
MORE TENNESSEE SUPER-BREEDERS Update: Last week’s News of the Weird gave serial impregnator Desmond Hatchett, of Knoxville, Tenn., too much credit. It’s true that he has fathered at least 24 kids by at least 11 different women (and has no hope of meeting child-support obligations), but he is hardly Tennessee’s most prolific. A June summary by the Daily Mail of London (citing … [Read more...] about Tennessee Super Breeders And Pooper Scooper Duels