Things are better…….. and worse, over in Thailand today!
Thailand’s military government sent thousands of troops and police into central Bangkok on Sunday, stifling any mass dissent against the army’s coup on May 22 and limiting protesters to small gatherings held mostly around shopping malls.
Other than that, the rest of the country seemed fairly calm ………………………………….!
Well folks, it was only supposed to be a joke that we pulled a few days ago, but apparently someone in Thailand (Siam) has taken us seriously!
With the permission of the present king, the military junta has installed Yul Brenner as the former / future “King of Siam” with full regal powers and privileges!
Yul, (who has got to be a couple of hundred years old by now) will apparently be more than just a figurehead ………, and attempt to restore some sort of normalcy to the country!
(This could get interesting folks. Stay tuned!)
While air conditioners are whirring in Winnipeg, some water pipes are still frozen from the extra long and hard winter!
The frost line usually goes down to 4 or 5 feet, but because of the bitter cold this past winter, the frost went as far as six to 8 feet underground, and some of the deeper pipes have not thawed out yet!
We also have word that fewer people are crossing in North Dakota for shopping this year due to the exchange rate………,, but we couldn’t figure out why anyone would want to go there in the first place, until we realized that this was Manitoba and Saskatchewan we were talking about!
Plus, get a load of THIS!
After making its way through a Winnipeg neighborhood Thursday, a black bear took a moment to rest before ambling back into the woods.

The nation wide CBC Radio 2 service, (that’s the one with classical music and a bunch other boring stuff) was down for most of Sunday morning!
Word has it that three people complained!

MEANWHILE, IN TORONTO: The 2014 Becel Ride for Your Heart has raised $6 million for charity, but it’s made travel difficult for motorists looking to drive in and out of Toronto on Sunday.
The Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway will be closed until at least 2 p.m. for the annual fundraiser and when this is combined with he normal construction this time of year on area roads it’s a wonder anybody is getting anywhere, anyhow, and anytime!
Might as well stay at home and have a beer or a glass of wine in the backyard bunky!

imagesFolks, scientists have explained the reason why humans love the smell of frying bacon!
The video explains that bacon’s smell is the result of a process known as the Maillard Reaction, in which sugars break down and combine with amino acids to form any of 150 different organic compounds.
Europeans and North Americans both had an affinity for bacon, while the study concluded that most Jews and Muslims found the smell unsettling!
I don’t know if you heard about this, but we paid special attention since it happened right in our own backyard!
A 10-year-old boy rescued from horrific living conditions in London, Ont., told police there are two things he really wants — some regular food and to go school — signs that he is a “child with resilience,” the Children’s Aid Society says.
The boy, who police say had been locked in a squalid bedroom for at least 18 months and was wearing urine-soaked pyjamas when they found him Friday, is now in foster care.
“The fact that the first thing he wanted was to go to school, I think, is a very positive sign that this is a child with resilience,” Jane Fitzgerald, executive director of the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex, told CBC News on Saturday.
The boy is now with caretakers who specialize in looking after children who have been traumatized.
Folks, I drove by the house this morning to see if I could get any sense of what sort of people lived there, but after seeing this house……………………., it just goes to show that ya can never tell about things from the outside!
(Houses or people!)
Folks, some people just can’t seem to get themselves out of the sixth grade as far as maturity is concerned!
1057885-Royalty-Free-Clip-Art-Illustration-Of-A-Hairy-Nude-Shy-Man-Covering-Himself-Up-With-His-ArmsAn Ottawa man previously convicted of pulling down women’s pants faces new sexual assault charges for incidents on paths near the Rideau River.
Gavin Sean Griffiths was charged with three counts of sexual assault, two counts of mischief and one count of breach of probation for incidents that occurred on bike and walking paths near North River Road on Saturday morning.

The suspect was described to police as a white man in his 20s who was riding a bright yellow bicycle.
Ottawa police confirmed that Griffiths was previously convicted of sexual assault in a case of serial-pants pulling.
In the spring of 2012, several women reported that a man approached them from behind and pulled down their pants.
Griffiths is expected to appear in court Sunday.
(Griffiths is expected to plead insanity………., according to his lawyer, he was heard to say: “I’m just crazy about that girl!
Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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