It’s back again! Weekend Light Fare!!
Posted June 5, 2015on:
Yes dear Widdershins, it’s back once more – Weekend Light Fare, my collection of odd, funny or unusual things I’ve found out there on the web.
Our dear chat is gone for the weekend, off for a marvelous adventure which we cannot divulge the nature of, but I’m sure she’s going to have a good time. So with that, let’s take a look at what I’ve had stashed amongst the bookmarks.
So this is what you get when you flip off an animal
Well, at least don’t flip off one that can figure out what you just did.
It seems that in Shimla India the monkeys that are in that area may be very smart or may just have a bad attitude.
Footage from a security camera is said to show a young man in Shimla, India, giving the finger to one of the area’s famously belligerent monkeys. And as you might expect, the monkey is having none of it.
It drop kicks the man right in the head, knocking him to the ground.
Fear not though, because the young man seemed okay afterwards. But about those monkeys though…
Shimla’s monkeys are known to cause problems for both tourists and locals visiting the Jakhoo temple, which is dedicated to the monkey god Hanuman.
“The monkeys of Shimla are not pleasant animals, they roam around in gangs looking for the opportunity to rob tourists of their food or any other item which catches their eyes,” the Shimla India Guide website says. The website advises tourists to rent a stick to use to threaten the monkeys.
“Without the deterrent of the stick expect to have pockets and bags rummaged through no less intensely than by a human criminal,” the website says.
The monkeys are mostly after food, but the website says they are also known to take cameras and wallets.
In this case, however, the monkey was apparently provoked.
And I do have video to show the insult and response!
This one is definitely a case of don’t mess with Grandma
Kay Kise, a 67 year old Indianapolis woman was determined that three teen-aged jerks were not going to take her van away from her.
The alleged altercation started, Kise told WTHR, when one of the teens stopped Kise outside her home and pretended to ask for directions. “He come up to my car and he said, ‘Do you know where Hendricks Place is?'” Kise told the TV station. “I told him it was just two blocks over and continued grabbing my shopping bags. The next thing you know, I turned back around and he had this gun right in my face.”
At some point, two more teens approached and a fight ensued.
Kise, apparently undaunted by a gun pointed at her face, said she smacked the gun away from her attackers and told them, “You are not taking my car. I have not had it that long and you are not getting it.”
It may not have been the wisest thing to do, but apparently the three would-be thieves didn’t think Kay would stand her ground.
Just call this Ayn Rand meets Disney movies
I found this at The New Yorker, online and thought it was definitely amusing. Imagine Ayn Rand being hired to review children’s’ movies. I won’t put all of the “reviews” in here so you can go check them out yourselves.
“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”
An industrious young woman neglects to charge for her housekeeping services and is rightly exploited for her naïveté. She dies without ever having sought her own happiness as the highest moral aim. I did not finish watching this movie, finding it impossible to sympathize with the main character. —No stars.
A farm animal ceases to be useful and is disposed of humanely. A valuable lesson for children. —Four stars
A woman takes a job with a wealthy family without asking for money in exchange for her services. An absurd premise. Later, her employer leaves a lucrative career in banking in order to play a children’s game. —No stars.
A farmer allows sentimental drawings by a bug to prevail over economic necessity and refuses to value his prize pig, Wilbur, by processing and selling him on the open market. Presumably, the pig still dies eventually, only without profiting his owners. The farmer’s daughter, Fern, learns nothing except how to become an unsuccessful farmer. There is a rat in this movie. I quite liked the rat. He knew how to extract value from his environment. —Two stars.
Do check out the others when you have a chance.
Never take the shortcut through the swamp
Unless you’re driving an armored personnel carrier or something because if you’re in a measly ole pickup truck and you run into an alligator with attitude (isn’t that all of them?) something unexpected might happen.
When confronted by an oncoming truck on Thursday, an alligator in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, refused to back down. Instead, the reptile went on the attack, and proceeded to tear off the truck’s entire front bumper.
“I was coming home from my camp when an alligator crossed my path,” the driver of the truck told Jukin Media, a video licensing and production company. “I honestly thought he would back up and run the other way, when he did the exact opposite.”
“He latched on to the front … of my pickup truck,” he continued, “and completely ripped off the front bumper!”
The driver says he ultimately retrieved what remained of his bumper before continuing on his way.
He posted video of the alligator incident on YouTube, along with a comment conceding, “He won!” (it sounds like you can hear the gator hissing)
Okay Widdershins, that’s about all I have for now. I haven’t been collecting too many odd or funny things because I kind of figured that with the start of the political season, there will be enough for everyone to see on their own. I have to add that it’s been so long since I’ve written a post I can identify with this: That is sad isn’t it?
This is a completely open thread so discuss whatever is on your mind or has caught your fancy.
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