It’s time for Friday/weekend light fare
Posted October 3, 2014on:
And I’d still like to know what that little Scottie in the lineup did to get him placed there. 😉
So once again we’ve had a week full of drama with hearings on the assault on the White House and the Secret Service agents…doing what? A host on one talk show asked if they were allowed to carry their iphones on duty and hinted that maybe they were busy gaming or chatting when the crazy guy vaulted the fence and strolled around inside the White House. So, let’s take a break and look at some odd or unusual things I’ve found on the internet.
Can we all say “Thank God for Mississippi” once again?
All of us in the South have always been able to say “Thank God for Mississippi” when studies have show how badly some Southern states do at certain things. Good ole Missisip would always be there at the hind end of the numbers. Well now some English guy Fraser Nelson (probably just having a first name of Fraser means something bad is coming and it would be even worse if this Fraser too had a brother named Niles) found some numbers and crunched them. And when he was through with the crunching he discovered that if Britain somehow left the E.U. and decided to join us in the U.S. it would be the 2nd poorest among the states. He explained his methodology this way:
You take the US figures for GDP per state (here), divide it by population (here) to come up with a GDP per capita figure. Then get the equivalent figure for Britain: I used the latest Treasury figures (here) which also chime with the OECD’s (here). A version of this has been done on Wikipedia, but with one flaw: when comparing the wealth of nations, you need to look at how far money goes. This means using a measure called Purchasing Power Parity (PPP).
Hunter Schwarz took the data and put it into a bar graph you can see here. Now you’ll have to click in on the graph to be able to scroll down, but do scroll down and you’ll see there’s the United Kingdom: right behind Alabama… but ahead of Mississippi. Now if we enterprising Widderhins folk got together, perhaps we could publicize that info in the U.K.,explaining about the gret stet of Mississippi, then we could produce and market tee shirts with the Union Jack on it saying “We aren’t Mississippi either”. Well it’s a thought.
Yeah, everyone wants their money’s worth
but maybe just not here and in this way
Oh the delights of going to a stripper bar. I personally have only been to a couple of these establishments on Bourbon Street and it was years ago when even the dives were better than what’s on the street now.
So William McDaniel decided he wanted to visit Sagebrush Sams, located in suburban Butte Montana. Suburban Butte? I had no idea there was even an urban Butte. So William was at Sams and plunked down $350 for a private dance in a backroom. Will thought the private dance should include sex and when the dancer told him otherwise, he just got all worked up and called 911. Well the cops arrived, they heard the story and then decided to arrest ole Will on a charge of soliciting. Will didn’t get a refund and after being arrested he had to pay a bond of $550 so Will’s trip to Sams cost him almost a cool $1000. And as you can see Sagebrush Sams seems to definitely be lacking in, uh, the appearance department. Yep, it’s the building there that looks like a barn or something.
“Officer I’d help you find my daughter, but I have to get on stage”
A scene in the revised “All about Eve”? Perhaps an ingenue in her first play on The Great White Way? Nah. It was Bobbie Joe Boucher who had to do her dance at the “jiggle joint” where she worked.
The young girl was last seen Wednesday evening when Boucher dropped her off at a barbecue on her way to work at Calendar Girls in Hudson. The child was meant to come home after the dinner, but hadn’t been seen for four hours, the girl’s grandmother told police.
Cops then called Boucher on her cellphone to get more information on the child. While the mom said she was the last person to see her daughter, she was apparently too busy to offer more help.
“I have to get on stage,” the woman told cops before hanging up the phone, police said.
When they asked Bobbie Joe about the hang up she said she tried to answer another call and lost the call with the police. The police didn’t by and arrested her for obstructing the investigation. Her daughter was found a short time later. Sometimes the show should not go on; or at least it could wait a little bit.
It must be really dull in Idaho
Because when this is what passes for fun, it’s time to move.
A rollover crash on a suburban Idaho road that sent three teenagers to the hospital was the result of a fiery prank gone wrong when one of the passengers used a lighter to ignite the armpit hair of the driver.
(I’m trying to figure out where the driver’s arm was that enabled a passenger to be able to get a lighter near the said armpit hair) I’m wondering and doubting if the driver had his hands at the 10 and 2 positions on the steering wheel!
When police first responded to the mangled wreck early Sunday outside Boise, the driver, 18-year-old Tristian Myers, told cops he lost control of his Ford Bronco when he swerved to avoid an animal in the road.
But once Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputies spoke with all five teens a different story emerged. A 16-year-old boy admitted to lighting Myers’ armpit hair on fire, deputies confirmed. None of the five teens in the SUV were wearing seat belts and police said two people – girls, ages 16 and 17 – were thrown from the vehicle in the resulting 5:30 a.m. crash.
Myers was citing for inattentive driving [I’m sure he was! He was trying to put a fire in his armpit hair!] while the boy with the lighter got a citation for interfering with the driver’s safe operation of a vehicle.
Some assorted youtube clips
Do you remember the first Prancerise video I put up here? If not, you can find it here. She certainly had some interesting ideas about how to dress in her sweats(?), or rather how they fit on her, shall we say.
Well, she’s back with a new and improved Prancercize! In a big ole field with horses! With better music and a partner this time! And what can we say about the partner? How ’bout what someone put in a comment on youtube: what is the name for a male camel toe?
Here’s an Onion clip that a teenager’s parents could identify with.
Awright, the guy has a booorring job. March up here – stop. Turn around. March down there – stop. Turn around. Can’t blame him for wanting to liven things up just a bit. It’s cute and he cuts a move at around 2:25 or so in the clip and then a few seconds later.
Lastly, this cat just really enjoys being vacuumed! Funny to watch.
Okay Widdershins, that’s it for the day and until Monday. This is an entirely open post so throw in your comments on anything you want to.
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