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February 2014

Wild Friday: Prime Minister Not Reptilian … Or Is He?

New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key insists he is not a shapeshifting reptilian alien.”To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I’m not a reptile,” smiled Mr Key.… Read the rest

Mother Earth Monday: Florence the Vegetarian Shark

I knew some sharks like to eat algae but a shark that ONLY eats veggies?  Florence is a six-foot nurse shark at the Birmingham sea life center and following an operation in 2009 to remove a rusty hook from her jaw, she has completely stopped eating her normal prey.Read the rest

Soapbox Saturday: The Yes Men

Wow! Talk about telling the truth where it really matters.  The Yes Men aren’t really pranksters so much as whistleblowers.  Dressing up as VIPs and crashing press conferences and meetings, they actually tell the truth about starving children, toxic waste and the general rape of planet Earth, nature and humanity by the insatiable devouring of everything in sight to maximize profits for shareholders as required by law.  … Read the rest

Wild Friday: Viruses And Other Dirty Tricks

NBC News revealed slides instructing spy agencies how to  “release computer viruses, spy on journalists and diplomats, jam phones and computers, and use sex to lure targets into ‘honey traps'” in order to “go on offense and attack adversaries.” Slides leaked by Edward Snowden focused on a secret branch within the GCHQ called the Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group (JTRIG) specializing in  “dirty tricks,” “propaganda,” and “false flag” operations used to spy on “suspected terrorists” and “criminals” as well as diplomats, journalists, activists.… Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: The Wizard of Wacky World

Here’s the full story that ran in the Pinellas Reader:

Dreary Florida warehouses may be the modern equivalent of Dorothy’s
prairie grey, and they are as numerous as Kansan cornfields where the
Pinellas county line meets Tampa Road.  But step inside Bruce Barry’s
Wacky World and you are in a land of fantasy every bit as astounding as
L.… Read the rest

Techy Tuesday: Kitty Robot

Who needs to deal with a litterbox when you can have a cat that runs on batteries!  Thanks to the design of its legs, which faithfully mimic feline morphology, EPFL’s four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” shares the advantages of its biological model: it is small, light and runs very fast.… Read the rest

Soapbox Saturday: Where is the Outcry?

With a tanking economy, out of control spending and utter disregard for the future one might expect social concerns to drive people to the streets in protest.  So where are they? Robert Reich says three reasons stand out.  First, the working class is terrified of losing what little they have left; second, students are afraid of ruining chances for a job; third, Americans are just cynical and have given up on meaningful change. … Read the rest

Wild Friday: Prancing Elites

Stay Fabulous Alabama: Small Town Accidentally Hires Black Drag Queen Dance Troupe for Christmas Parade. Outrage, Hilarity and Great PR Ensue
Stay Fabulous Alabama: Small Town Accidentally Hires Black Drag Queen Dance Troupe for Christmas Parade. Outrage, Hilarity and Great PR Ensue

Valentine’s Day Fun: Outrage erupted in an Alabama town when the Prancing Elites, all-male dance troupe was mistakenly asked to perform. … Read the rest

Thirsty Thursday: Gym Advice?

You probably know I started going to the gym almost every day a couple of years ago.  And as you may imagine, one of the things I never ever expected to learn was “How to Pick Up a Girl At The Gym!”  Right? … Read the rest