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Yes indeedy it’s time for another Widdershins Lounge tonight.  Our bartenders are here to take your order so you can sit back, relax and take a look at some of the lighter and stranger bits of news that have crossed my browser.  Let’s hope I get the time set correctly for this thing to post!  😆

Since this is a Lounge post tonight, did you know that there is a museum dedicated to the American Cocktail?  Indeed there is and it is appropriately located in New Orleans!  From the museum’s website and its “about” page:

The Museum’s Mission: Throughout its two-century-old history, the cocktail has influenced music, theater, art, film, and politics around the world. The Museum of the American Cocktail is a nonprofit organization that celebrates this true American cultural icon. Founded by Dale DeGroff, and several of the world’s most passionate cocktail authorities and historians, the Museum of the American Cocktail seeks to advance the profession and increase consumer knowledge of mixology while stressing the importance of responsible drinking. Our mission is to create a self-sustaining museum and tourist attraction that celebrates and preserves a rich aspect of American culture, while providing educational resources for professionals and the public in the fine art of crafting the cocktail through a series of mixology seminars conducted by the world’s foremost authorities on cocktail history and American cocktails. We also aim to broaden career opportunities in the spirits industry and encourage more participation from women and members of under-represented groups in the field.

Well I’ll certainly drink to that!  Also, for those interested, they have a virtual exhibit page.


“The bond with a true dog is as lasting as the ties
of this earth will ever be.”
Konrad Lorenz Man Meets Dog

That may well be true.  But then, even knowing the human capacity for taking things to extremes I was terribly saddened and sickened by this.  Metairie man arrested on suspicion of sexually molesting a dog.  I love my Chloe, but not that much.

A Metairie man has been arrested on charges of sexually molesting a dog, according to Louisiana State Police. The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter has taken custody of the dog.

Blake T. Sanderford posted a video of the act on the Internet, investigators said.

The 21-year-old Jefferson Parish man was arrested Wednesday for “crimes against nature and aggravated cruelty to animals,” according to information from Trooper Melissa Matey.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming,  she stated in a news release.

The arrest of Sanderford followed a complaint made to State Police that the suspect was videotaping the act with the dog.

Troopers assigned to the Bureau of Investigations later found “computer evidence of Sanderford engaged in sexual activity with the dog,” according to Matey.


I have to say, in regard to the above, I believe I’m in agreement with the Germans from a recently conducted poll.

More than 152,000 Germans have voted to make cannabis a legal drug in an online poll conducted as part of Merkel’s strategy to bring the German government closer to the people.

Outlawing sex with animals also proved to be an important issue, with more than 93,000 voting to scrap a 1969 law which decriminalized the sexual abuse of animals.

Yep, I agree:  legalize the weed and make it a criminal act to be messing around with the critters.  Perhaps the feelings about that are derived from the increasing number of Muslims in Europe and Germany.  In other words, the Germans want to keep an eye out on their goats.


Speaking of strange sex (am I creating a theme here?) do you remember my first post here at The Widdershins?  It had to do with the god-awful LSU/Alabama BCS game and the actions of one Brian Downing, an Alabama fan who “tea-bagged” a passed out LSU kid at a Krystal.  Well, Mr. Downing has been indicted on sexual battery and obscenity charges in the case.

A state grand jury on Thursday indicted a University of Alabama fan on sexual battery and obscenity charges in the assault of a passed-out LSU fan at a Bourbon Street burger joint after the BCS championship game in January. Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson set a $50,000 bond for Brian Downing. The 32-year-old Alabama football fan drew widespread derision following his arrest in January, after a video of a man rubbing his genitals on the incapacitated LSU fan turned up on the Internet and quickly went viral.

Roll Tide indeed.  🙄


Here’s a little something courtesy of Uppity Woman and SophieCt that’s fun to do to your friends and family.
Send them a text like this:  ˙uʍop ǝpısdn ɥɔʇɐʍ oʇ unɟ s,ʇı  You can go here to create some upside down text.  🙂


I have never been a fan of NASCAR and its races.  I mean, go left, go left, go left, drive straight, go left, go left etc.  What’s it all about Alfie?  I do know the “sport” has its fans…you can see them filling the stands at the raceways.  However, I think this fan just didn’t know when it was time to raise the checkered flag, declare victory and move on.

Many of us like watching races in the company of other NASCAR fans, but Linda Chase of Jackson, Mich., might have taken that just a bit too far.

For the past 10 years, she lived together with Charles Zigler. And when Zigler passed away, they continued to live and watch NASCAR together for approximately 18 months until authorities found Zigler’s body on Friday.


Jackson officials believe that Zigler, who would have been 67 or 68, died around Christmas of 2010.

Said Ms Chase:
“I didn’t want to be alone. He was the only guy who was ever nice to me.”

Well okay!  I can’t say that the conversations would have been very scintillating but…


And lastly…did any of you like to play dress up when you were a kid?  It’s a harmless enough activity.  But what about when it’s your dog and he likes to do drag while wearing his pink wig?  (sigh)  I guess that’s okay too, a canine RuPaul as it seems. 😆

Okay Widdershins and guests, what’s going on with you this evening?  If I’m not here right when this posts I’ll be here shortly after!

Good Evening Widdershins and all who drop by!

Well another week has passed and we’ve survived the onslaught of the political news of the week so let’s look at some of the odds and ends and some of the wacky things that have transpired, and sit back, have a cocktail and relax shall we?

So, have you ever desired your own secret submarine base?  If so, Norway has one for sale.  It is carved into the side of a mountain, has its own drydock, a tunnel system and all kinds of other goodies.  It was used by the Norwegian Navy and then NATO after that.  NATO spent $494 million (oh hell round it to a 1/2 billion) but Norway is willing to let it go for the low, low price of  $17.3 million.  I”m sure some Saudi Crown Prince, a Russian billionaire or the Donald will be interested.

Next, it seems that the not quite one million moms (they’re actually closer to 40,000 or so) are all up in arms (yet again!) with J.C. Penney.  It seems that Penneys is running a Father’s Day ad in their catalog (I’ve seen it and it’s cute) of two real life dads (presumably gay?) and their adopted kids.  Naturally the not really million moms are having a heart attack over this, and no, I”m not going to link to their site; it’s too vile and ugly.  Think Progress had this to say about the ad:

The ad builds on the department store’s recent decisions to stand with the LGBT community. In February, when JC Penney came under fire from the anti-gay group One Million Moms for bringing on the openly-gay comedian Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson, the store stood behind its partnership with Ellen. JC Penney’s CEO said that “Ellen represents the values of our company” — and with this kind of pro-equality advertising, JC Penney is continuing to reinforce its progressive values.

And not wanting to be behind on the trend, GAP has this big billboard up in Los Angeles.  The billboard pic is a picture of Rory O’Malley, Broadway actor in The Book Of Mormon, and his boyfriend Gerald Shroeder together in one big t-shirt.  The billboard says:  “GAP- BE BRIGHT- BE ONE”.  Well, this sent the million moms into a state of apoplexy, naturally.  Their statement was:

GAP Inc. Brands, including Old Navy, Banana Republic, Piperlime, and Athleta, does not deserve, nor will it get, money from conservative families across the country. [Ed.:  I”m sure GAP is crying over this] Supporting GAP is not an option until they decide to remain neutral in the culture war. GAP needs to seriously consider how their immoral advertising affect the youth of our nation.

This was the comment from the website The New Civil Rights Movement:  “So, when Christians say they don’t impose their world view on anyone, remember this.”  Amen my brothers and sisters, amen.  I’ve bought some stuff from JCP since the Ellen commercials appeared and will try to get a few more things as needed.  The moms, btw were also pissed when this page appeared in the Penney’s May catalog of a lesbian couple.  Oh well, enough of them and moving along.

I won’t be surprised if this one ends up in Darwin Awards.  It seems a snake charmer uh Pentecostal pastor died while handling a timber rattler.  This is not a smart thing to do in my opinion and uh I definitely wouldn’t do it.

And lastly, would the person who stole the $4 thousand dollar gold-plated vibrator please return it?

BRASILIA, Brazil — An armed man in Brazil has heisted an 18-carat gold-plated vibrator selling for $4,000 at a luxury sex shop.

Police say he walked into the Erotica Luxo store in Brasilia, tied up a clerk and took the item from its display case. He stole nothing else.

It’s high season for erotic shops in Brazil as the nation celebrates its own Valentine’s Day in less than two weeks.

Store owner Vanessa Baldini tells the G1 news website the robber might get no satisfaction from Wednesday’s theft. She says the Swedish-made vibrator has a stainless steel core, making removing any gold plating extremely difficult.

And she notes the robber didn’t take the vibrator’s charger.

She says: “I really don’t know what he’ll do. I’ll leave it up to his imagination.”

And I, dear readers, shall leave it up to your imagination!  😉

I’m going to be out for awhile.  A friend and I are going out to dinner at this local hamburger joint that makes great burgers and I’ve recently discovered their sweet-potato fries.  They are fantastic!  Our wonderful bartender A.J. will be here to handle your drink requests.  And Uppity Woman, if you show up don’t you dare steal an entire bottle of Glenlivet and leave without at least a comment or two.  😉

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