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Good Weekend Widdershins!

Time for some strange, funny, or odd  news.  While the vulgar yam, lawyers, porn stars or anything related to them is not in this post I know y’all are gonna talk about ’em.  But we’ll have a respite for the amount of time it takes to read this.  And away we go…

It’s made in Jersey so you know Chris Christie will love it

And besides, it has ham in it.  So what is it that has ham and also has French toast in it?  Why it’s ice cream!

A New Jersey ice cream company announced the first in its line of “Only in Jersey” flavors — French toast and pork roll.

Windy Brow Farms announced the first of its “Only in Jersey” line of flavors contains actual caramelized Taylor ham and challah French toast.

“Doesn’t get much more Jersey than this!” the company said on Twitter.

Jake Hunt, managing partner of Windy Brow Farms, told NJ.com he determined that pork roll-only ice cream would be “gross,” so he combined it with French toast and maple flavors to make a “really good balance of super sweet and super salty.”

I’ll just have to take your word on it Jake because I definitely will not be sampling any of that.

Look at the pretty kittehs

Looking would have been fine (y’all have probably read about this) but just don’t try to rescue these kittens.

Animal authorities in Texas said three people are recovering from bites after a woman brought home a pair of “kittens” that turned out to be bobcats.

Officials said a resident found the small animals Saturday and thought they were Bengal cat kittens. She took them home, where she and some visiting friends from Austin attempted to bottle-feed them.

The group’s suspicions were raised when the kittens’ aggressive feeding style shredded the plastic bottles and left the three people attempting to feed them with bite wounds.

Yeah blame it on those hipsters from Austin, uh-huh.

Okay so maybe this is kind of Trumpian

This guy in Wisconsin likes McDonald’s burgers a lot, especially Big Macs.  In fact he has now eaten his thirty-thousandth Big Mac.   Okay so tRump likes the quarter pounder instead, big deal.

Don Gorske a 64-year-old retired prison guard from Wisconsin, ate his 30,000th Big Mac at his local McDonald’s in Fond du Lac, Wis.

“This one is a biggie for me, something I have been looking forward to,” Gorske told the Fond du Lac Reporter.

Gorske said he has been eating Big Macs everyday since 1972 and broke the word record in 2016 when he ate his 28,788th burger.

“I love the patties, I love the sauce, I can’t get enough of it,” Gorske told the New York Post.

Gorske said there have been only eight days where he hasn’t eaten a Big Mac since 1972 and his mission hasn’t had any ill effects on his health.

“I’m healthy as a horse. I weigh 190 pounds, and my cholesterol is 165,” he said. “I’m better than normal.”

And from his local paper in Fond du Lac:

The Big Mac maniac gave a half-hour presentation to the crowd, which gathered to watch him take that first bite of the 30,000th all-beef patty, with special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun. He showed off his record books and how he keeps track of thousands of receipts, sandwich wrappers and containers

and

Gorske has obsessive compulsive disorder and a meticulous memory, which lends to his Big Mac habit and his penchant for details.

Well I hope to hell I never develop O.C.D. if it leads to a desire for eating Big Macs.  But perhaps that explains tRump’s penchant for the Quarter Pounder?

 

I don’t think this is the way to pass this test

Yes I’m sure it had to be warm, but no darling, you can’t nuke it.  I’m just gonna paste the entire thing in here:

A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven.

Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain’s Aurora location last week when the clerk heard a loud bang and saw 26-year-old Angelique Sanchez take a white plastic bottle out of the microwave.

A police report says when confronted by the clerk, Sanchez wiped a yellow liquid that smelled like urine onto the floor and walked out.

Police located Sanchez at a nearby clinic where she had planned to take a urinalysis test for a potential employer.

The Denver woman was issued a summons for damaged property. She could not be reached for comment.

Uh, no hon, that wasn’t gonna work.  But still I wonder what, if anything, the lab result would have shown.

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I have a couple of youtube clips for ya.  The first one is of an Airbus A380 behaving badly fighting a cross wind in a landing.  If something this big gets bounced around like this I’m just glad I wasn’t onboard.  (watch the tail rudder as it descends and lands)

 

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For those of you who may not have been around when I used this before, this next video is with Sister Unity Divine of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence-Los Angeles chapter.  Here Sister Unity deconstructs the fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and:
The Classic Grimm’s Fairy tale told by Sister Unity in one of her post-modern deconstructionist moods. Feminist overtones with a deep examination of gender roles, gender archetypes, gender symbols, hegemony roles, forests and baskets. 

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Okay that’s all I have.  Open thread of course.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Weekend Widdershins!

Suspicion and paranoia (?) seem to be ruling the W.H. these days.

Trump, according to Comey, was fixated on the “pee-pee tape” thing to the point of asking Comey to investigate it so that Melania would be reassured it didn’t happen.  Personally I could see it happening despite tRump’s protestations that he’s a “germophobe”.  His  hatred of Obama  is so strong that I could see him wanting to watch two hookers urinate on the bed that Obama and Michelle slept on in that room.

There’s his fixation on the 2016 election and the electoral college.  It’s been more than a year since he

Trust no one

became (ahem) President yet he keeps babbling on and on about it.  And then of course there is “Russia, Russia, Russia” and “no collusion”.  Add in his fixations with Sessions, Rosenstein and Mueller, plus the possibility that Michael Cohen might flip and the guy truly trusts no one.

So…let’s take a look at some songs about suspicions and add in a dash or two of paranoia.  Of course your contributions are welcomed.

(1) Suspicious Look In Your Eyes~The Hollies

(2) Gonna Be More Suspicious~Robin Trower

(3) Different Finger~Elvis Costello

(4) P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night)~George Harrison

(5) Another Town~Keith Whitley
“Somehow I’m a little bit suspicious in my mind”

(6) Paranoid~Black Sabbath

There ya go Widdershins – six songs of  suspicion and paranoia.

Open thread and your contributions are welcomed and appreciated.

 

 


 

GOOD SUNDAY TO YOU WIDDERSHINS!

As I said in the comments to DYB’s post, I’ll be busy this weekend doing my taxes and getting ready to send the forms and money to the I.R.S.

Nevertheless, I have a couple of funny or amusing, or sad stories for y’all.

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This first one comes from…Floriduh and concerns a new high-speed rail line that runs between Miami through Ft. Lauderdale to West Palm Beach.  This is a private rail line that provides the service.   It seems however that people there can’t seem to be able to…well…stay away from the tracks.  (It appears that one of these cases may have been a suicide)

Sunday’s victim was the fourth person to be struck and killed by a high-speed train since service began in January. Among the other deaths: a 51-year-old man on a bicycle, and a 32-year-old woman, both of whom tried and failed to beat oncoming trains after the gates had lowered, police told the Palm Beach Post.

Honestly, I have never understood this “trying to beat the gates” thing that folks do around trains.

Patrick Goddard, Brightline’s COO and president, said in January that the company was working with transportation officials to raise awareness about the train/

“We implore the public to be patient and not circumvent the safety devices in place to keep you safe,” Goddard said. “Your life is worth more than waiting a few extra seconds for a train to pass.”

As I said, I don’t get it with the awareness thing.  It’s a train.  Those are tracks.  In this case the train goes real fast.  Don’t argue with the train.

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Okay this next one is truly amusing.

So you think you’re being a whole lot safer and “cleaner” by using those hand air dryers in the restrooms?  Well, think again.

A study done by the University of Connecticut School of Medicine found that nope, that’s not true.

It turns out that those dryers in the bathrooms will help to spread around bacteria in those bathrooms.

Scientists comparing normal bathroom air to that blasted from hand dryer nozzles have found far more bacterial colonies develop in samples exposed to the latter. The results were published this month in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology.

And what type of bacteria do we find in bathrooms?  (Need you really ask?)

“Bacteria in bathrooms will come from feces, which can be aerosolized a bit when toilets, especially lidless toilets, are flushed,” study author Peter Setlow told Newsweek. The simple movement of lots of people in and out of the bathroom, shedding microbes from their skin, he said, adds to the messy picture.

Hand dryers suck up bathroom air and spew it out at speed. So, in the brief moments your hands rest below the nozzle, they’ll be exposed to far more air than usual—and far more bacteria.

So what’s the solution?

For now, Setlow (the study’s author) is sticking to paper towels—as is the University of Connecticut, which has added them to all 36 bathrooms surveyed in the study.

Lastly, since I’m working on taxes, here’s a very old Top Ten List from David Letterman on Top Ten Ways To Annoy An IRS Agent.

Open thread for this, of course.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Weekend Widdershins!

Once again, this is going to be a short post.  But, I’ll be doing the Tuesday post for m.b. as she is covered up with work issues.

Still sore where I believe the oral surgeon gave me the injections and also still having pain in my forehead and around eyes (at the time I’m writing this post).  The oral surgeon told me that the roots to the tooth were awfully close to my sinuses so I’ll attribute that pain to the forehead/eyes thing.

So here’s a quick youtube video to laugh at. I’ve set this to start right when Fields gets back to his dental office.  I know some of the comedy and terms are rather dated but this was from the 1930s. Hope you enjoy!

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Edited to add:

Open Thread of course.

Since I may have not given this enough time last week
I’ll repost today so DYB can add some Madonna vids

 

HAPPY SPRING WIDDERSHINS (I THINK)

The calendar told us that Tuesday was the Spring Equinox but for some of us it still seems as if winter hasn’t gone away.  Our dear northeast Widdershins had Winter Storm Xanadu or something like that this week and I think I heard that there may be another one headed that way.  Nevertheless let’s take a look at some songs about spring.  Perhaps we will at least get in a springlike mood.  And let’s face it: it’s a break from the vulgar talking yam and the insane crap he’s been pulling lately.

There are tons and tons of songs out there but I’ll include a few that I knew of and others that I found.

(1) Mendelssohn~Spring Song

(2) The Beach Boys~Spring Vacation

(3) Bill Evans Trio~Spring Is Here

(4) Billie Holiday~Some Other Spring

(5) Frédéric Chopin~Spring Waltz (although supposedly not Chopin)

(6) Ella Fitzgerald~I Got The Spring Fever Blues

So there you go Widdershins; a nice half dozen spring or springish songs.  Please add your choices in the comments below.

Open thread of course.

 

 

Happy St. Paddy’s Day Widdershins
(note:  this is a repost of a post written by our chatblu for St. Patrick’s Day. )

 

 “I suffer from Irish-Catholic guilt. Guilt is a good reality check. It keeps that ‘do what makes you happy’ thing in check.”
– Irish American actor and director Edward Burns

Erin Go Bragh, Widdershins.  ‘Tis  St. Patrick’s Day, and time to get our playlist together.  Despite my iffy back, I will venture out to celebrate my maternal ancestry with those of the ilk, which pretty much includes everyone by 9 p.m.   So, load up on Bailey’s, Jameson’s and room temperature Guiness, and prepare to party.

Irish music is wild, sweet, and emotional – some bouncing and happy and others more than a little melancholy .  She has a troubled history,  and a terrible beauty.  26+6 =1 remains as much a political difficulty as it is a mathematical impossibility.  Truly, it is a nebulous concept at best. The ongoing upheaval is well reflected in Ireland’s traditional music.  Oddly, some of the songs sung lustily at Irish bars are word for word the same as those belted out at Highland games, with both sides vociferously claiming credit for the tune. Go figure, but since I had a parent from each line, I sang them loudly and proudly, as either way they are all mine.

Here’s my abbreviated list.  Add yours to it, please, as well as anything else that strikes your fancy in this open thread.

(1) Wild Rover – The Dubliners

(2) Whiskey in a Jar – The Dubliners

(3) Back Home in Derry –  The Young Wolfetones

(4) Wild Mountain Thyme = Don Williams and the Chieftains

(5) Molly Ban – Allison Krause and the Chieftains

(6) The Soldier’s Song – Irish National Anthem  (Try this one with a wee drap of Jameson’s and a Southern accent.)

(7) The Sick Note –  The Dubliners

Have a glorious day, and my Mother would have reminded you to pray for Ireland.

Good Weekend Widdershins!

My new laptop is on the way – supposed to be delivered today. 

I have the drive on this laptop backed up and have instructions on how to restore the files to a new computer.  Again with the crossed fingers! 

However, I’m still writing this post on the old machine so it will be brief.

So who knew it might be a porn star named Stormy Daniels that might take down tRump and not the Russian ratfcking of the election?  Of course anything short of tRump’s resignation would have to involve the Republicans in the House and I seriously doubt that will happen.

In honor (?) of Ms. Daniels I’ve selected some songs revolving around storms, rain and the like.  Add your own choices in the comments below.

(1) I Can’t Stand The Rain~Tina Turner

(2) A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall~Bob Dylan

(3) Set Fire To The Rain~Adele

(4) Stormy Weather~Lena  Horne

Okay Widdershins, that’s it for me and my crippled laptop.  I hope by next week I have the new one set up with everything transferred over to it.

Finally, did you remember to set your clocks forward?

Open thread of course.

 


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