Tuesday, May 3, 2016

It's a Tuesday Newsday!


What in the world is going on out there? Well, here's a few things that aren't political...refreshing, eh?

Easy to Bear News
ABC reported that a bear was found rummaging around a lady's apartment in Colorado. Wow, I always assumed that was the kind of mammal nonsense that would demand a house PURCHASE in order to participate. Good news for renters.

A half-dozen good hearted public servants reported to the scene and stomped and yelled till Yogi ran out an open door and down the hall. Okay, I made up the name part. Apparently, the firefighters also followed up with a Facebook post and the gosh-dern great advice: close your windows.

Question: When the lady reported a bear, did the dispatcher reply, "We'll send a firetruck." Was that because they thought it might be Smoky the Bear, because only Smoky can stop forrest fires and face it, if he was playing around in her apartment, who was watching the forrests, people?

That whole "animal control department" function is much more mysterious in Colorado. Oh, well.

Eagle River Firefighters, I salute you. You do a hard job daily and hopefully, this change of pace made for a well-deserved fun day. But...kinda weird.

This Tastes Like Cardboard
NBC news gave a riveting report on a new pizza box made of pizza. A. Pizza. Box. Made. Of. Pizza. And this is hard hitting, investigative news.



Mow No, Not So
Reuters reported that British lawnmower racing season has begun. Whaaa? On a makeshift track, they race their suped up riding mowers -- blades removed, of course.

This "sport" (and I use the term as loosely as possible without abandoning it for the alternative phrase "alcohol induced sport mockery") was created in 1973 in a countryside pub. Of course, it was a pub. 

Faced with being a spectator of said sport, I think I'd rather watch the grass grow. 

This is Cherdo, your Flipside Re-Reporter, signing off. 

16 comments:

  1. A pizza box made of pizza?? Do the people wear gloves and wash their hands when they deliver it? Yuck!

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    1. Okay, that's a whole new fear level I hadn't thought of...

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    2. Yeah, that's really disgusting. I'm going to assume that's for dine-in only.
      Doesn't it boggle your mind what makes a top news story sometime?

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  2. Suddenly... political stories seem... good again. :o)

    How about a cold six-pack of beer delivered in an ICE CHEST made of hot pizza? Now that's a great combo... if we can only work out that small temperature detail.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. You are twisted in a most entertaining way. I think I'll keep you, if it's okay with Mom.

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  3. Think about that pizza sitting on the passenger seat of a 16 year old kids 15 year old car. How many rear end cotties is it going to pick up?

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    1. Anyway you look at it, it's gross...or it's in another box, so what is the point?

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  4. The bear story lifted my spirits. :-)

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    1. Good! That will inspire me to do more bear stories!

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  5. When I have a palmetto bug in the house, I think I'll call animal control. Palmetto bugs are much worse than bears. I'm totally grossed out by the pizza-pizza box. If the box is made of pizza, then what protects it when everyone puts their germy hands on it?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Palmetto bugs always remind me of super cockroaches; I can't get past that.

      Come to my house where pizza gets the plate treatment every time.

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  6. Those bears. If only they could refrain from eating us, we could invite them in for lunch and end the problems.

    The pizza box...hmm...how does it get delivered? Is it being manhandled all the way to my door? I'll stick with cardboard.

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    1. Yeah, that whole "consume me" thing is a deal breaker right now.

      EXACTLY my thought about the pizza box. YUCK. I didn't think that was cool for even a half second, ha ha.

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  7. Back in the 90's when I lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, we always had to keep an eye out for the bears that would come visit the apartments. Early one morning, a neighbor thought another neighbor had been partying a bit too hard and waa slumped over the hood of the car. He went to tap the guy on the shoulder to see if he was alright, and quickly decided against that when he realized it wasnt the neighbor after all, but a bear instead.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge Reflections and #IWSG

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    1. I would have loved seeing that happen, ha ha ha. It's like a nature-prank.

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  8. Ha, one thing I learned a long time ago is to expect the unexpected out of animals, domestic and wild. I do not want my box made out of pizza, as what protects it from the delivery guys germs?~ They must of been talking about the old Tim Allen show when they came up with the idea of the lawnmower races. Men take a lot of pride in having the fastest, the toughest and the highest priced toys and gadgets.
    Fun post! Thanks for the break!
    Barbara, blogging at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo