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Saturday Light Fare (aaaahhhchooo… snort… sniffle)

Posted on: March 8, 2014


While it’s not quite spring yet, we have warmed up enough here lately, that something is out there in the breeze, and it’s playing havoc with Fredster’s allergies, his sinuses or whatever.     I’ve hit the flonase nasal spray and the saline today.  I have hit the Allegra also but not with much success. If tomorrow is like this I’ll have to hit the generic Xyzal.  I found that medicine last year and it has been great!  If you are an allergy sufferer, it is one you might want to check out.  It’s available in a generic form, levocetirizine, and has worked great for me.

It’s light fare Saturday and to be honest I don’t have a lot ready for today, but we’ll see how it turns out.

Here’s a way to get even with Walmart for crappy wages

While I applaud this young man’s ingenuity, I have to say there must be a better and legal way to get back at Wally World.  “An unnamed teenage juvenile was arrested by Norman, Oklahoma police for stealing nearly $30,000 from three area Walmart stores.”  “Police say the accused was well acquainted with the chain’s practices because he worked in an Oklahoma City Walmart before being fired for taking money.”  I would guess there’s not too much difference in how the different stores operate and that was to this young man’s advantage.

He told employees of the Moore, Oklahoma Walmart that he was there to conduct an inventory of the store before general managers would arrive to do a post holiday inspection.

Surveillance video from the store, which has not been released by the D.A., showed that the teen was left alone in an office where money was stored and he grabbed, “…multiple bundles of cash, stuffing them inside his pockets and clothes,” hugging the manager as he left. Moore Police Sergeant Jeremy Lewis said, “He’s obviously confident in what he’s doing and has a good story.”

Now after he left the Walmart in Moore, he then went to a store in Edmond OK and wearing his old Walmart uniform, “he walked into the store and was assigned to work at a register where he was able to swipe $3,000 in one day.”.  Dayum, this kid is good!  Oh, but there was this also:  he”is also reportedly an actor with a local talent agency.”.  A case of “Catch me if you can” perhaps?

There is no way this one turns out okay

An older man in a town in northern Italy decided to hire a sex worker for some afternoon delight or something.  I suppose he was wanting to be discrete about it so he hires himself a young woman from a nearby town.  However, what happened most probably caused the old guy to lose his “ardor”

When they met, he could not believe his eyes when the realised the escort was his future daughter-in-law, The Local reported, citing Italian newspaper Il Gazzettino.

His 40-year-old son’s girlfriend, who is from South America, had told the family that she was a waitress.

When they met, they decided not to seal the arrangement for the night.

But the man, 70, decided honesty was the best policy, and told his son what had happened.

The news did not go down well and the father and son fought.

The incident, which happened four years ago, only became public knowledge this month when the son sued his father for injuries sustained in the fight.

I think I saw an episode like this on one of the Law and Order shows.  That ended badly too.

Hey, the Pope knows *those* words too!

Hey, he’s such a breath of fresh air compared to the widow Ratzinger, I can cut him some slack.

Apparently there are a two words that sound very similar in Italian, as I’m sure there are in other languages.  In this case the words were “caso” for case and “cazzo” for fuck.  (Would that be the verb or another form of the word?)  In any event here’s how it came out:

The Pope’s message of charity was lost in translation on Sunday, as he accidentally muddled “caso” (“case”) with “cazzo” (“fuck”).

“If each one of us does not amass riches only for oneself, but half for the service of others, in this fuck [pause], in this case the providence of God will become visible through this gesture of solidarity,” he told followers amassed in St Peter’s Square.

Well, the speech hit youtube and one Italian commented:

“He wanted to say, ‘in this case’ – it’s a simple mistake made by a foreigner reading Italian, nothing more,” one Italian wrote.

Now, I got curious so I googled and found this information:

Which languages does Pope Francis speak?

Pope Francis’s native language is Spanish but he also speaks Italian, Portuguese, French, German, Ukrainian and Piedmontese (a language spoken in the Piedmont, an area in northern Italy). Of course Pope Francis is also conversant in Latin- the official language of the Holy See.

Okay, so maybe not so much with the Italian, but as I said, I’ll cut him some slack.   😉

Some youtube videos

Previously I gave you the “world’s fastest pancake maker”, so this time I have the world’s fastest “sandwich artist”.  Don’t know the language of the signs in the background but if anyone knows, please be sure to add it in below.

Ah the English…they can take the most boring thing in the world and make it even more boring.  After this I could not contain myself until I went out to learn more about…the hedgehog.

Okay this last one is about a place in Japan called “Rabbit Island” because the Japanese turned it into a recreational area after WW-II.  Prior to that it had been a secret testing place for poisonous gas.  The rabbits on the island were turned loose.  The rabbits used in experiments were put down.  Hunting these creatures is forbidden and dogs and cats may not be taken onto the island.  Well, rabbits being rabbits and having no predators there, this frequently happens with visitors to the island.

Oh and finally, a reminder:  Set those clocks ahead tonight!


Okay Widdershins, that’s all I have.  What’s going on with you today?

This is an open thread.


3 Responses to "Saturday Light Fare (aaaahhhchooo… snort… sniffle)"

Hey, Fredster. Hang in there with those allergies. I can’t say there’s nothing worse because lots of things are worse. BUT. While you’ve got them it sure feels like there’s nothing worse.

(The language behind the sandwich guy is Russian.)

quixote: Oh I know there are worse things, as you say. However, what would life be like if we couldn’t bitch and kvetch some, eh? 😉
I’m just glad the relatively cheap stuff works for me for meds.

The language behind the sandwich guy is Russian.

I was wondering about that but couldn’t tell tell for sure.

Got an email from chat and she is having back issues so no Sunday music or movie post. 😦

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