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Friday, July 3, 2015

Hands Up!

Well folks, despite what they tell ya, the NRA is NUTS if they think giving everybody a gun will lessen the incidence of gun violence!

In a “typical Florida” story, a ripe mango sitting in the middle of the road lead to shots being fired at a vehicle in Lee County.

A man and woman were out celebrating their wedding anniversary when they spotted the fruit in the middle of the street.

Josefina Tometich

The man stopped his truck and approached the fruit when nearby home owner, 64-year-old Josefina Tometich of Fort Myers, began yelling at the man and threatened to shoot him if he touched the mango.

At the threat, the 49-year-old man returned to his truck and drove off, fruit-less, stated the Lee County’s Sheriff’s Office.

But when the couple stopped at a nearby intersection down the road, the truck’s back window shattered and Tometich was seen walking behind the vehicle with a rifle.

The couple called 911 and deputies later found a gun inside of Tometich’s home. She was arrested, and later released on a $7,500 bond.


 http://www.news965.com/news/news/weird-news/florida-woman-shoots-out-truck-window-over-mango-r/nmpyK/?icmp=cmgcontent_internallink_relatedcontent_2014_partners4

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From Mango's to guacamole, here's another taste of weird things on the Internet!

Add peas to your guacamole. Trust us," the New York Times tweeted yesterday, to which the Internet responded emphatically, "Hell, no." In what Consumerist calls a stern lesson that "guacamole should not be despoiled by the likes of the pea," commenters urged the NYT to delete the advice—and perhaps its account—and told it to "go home, it's drunk." Under the hashtag #NYTrecipes, dozens of other "winning combinations" were offered, including adding potatoes to your ice cream, Thousand Island dressing to your milk, or, "broken glass in your tunafish," Poynter reports. Even President Obama weighed in. He will NOT be putting peas in his guac.

Read more: http://www.washfm.com/articles/weird-news-104673/internet-freaks-out-over-nyt-guacamole-13730296/#ixzz3ephpW0RW

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SPEAKING OF THE INTERNET:

More than 50,000 people are waiting for their turn to visit the self-declared "most exclusive website in the universe."
Created by web developer Justin Foley, MostExclusiveWebsite.com only allows one person to visit its secretive main page for 60 seconds at a time.
The thousands who have yet to make it to the website's inner sanctum need a numbered ticket before entering. Like in a doctor's office, all they can do is wait until somebody calls their number. Some people have been waiting longer than others.
They may have to wait for quite a while longer, since if the roughly 52,000 people currently in line view the page for a full minute, that amounts to more than 35 days. The website doesn't track a visitor once they leave the page, either. Those who browse away lose their ticket, so don't let your phone die or turn off your PC. 
But why would anyone design a website like this? 
"The internet was designed to be open and accessible; what if I made a website that was the antithesis of one of [its] defining qualities?" Foley wrote in a email to the Washington Post.
Foley said that 300,000 people have attempted to gain access since June 30, but only 55,000 have managed to get inside.
Another option is to skip the line entirely and spoil the mystery on YouTube. It's an entertaining twist, although perhaps not worth camping near your closest web browser for more than a month.
"I did get a lot of very hateful messages about how much time people wasted ... That's kind of their own fault," Foley told the Daily Dot.
The site launched in March, but remained mostly unnoticed until it appeared in the number one slot of a list of the "10 Completely Useless Websites" on a blog called Johnny Lists. It later found its way to Reddit
On Johnny Lists, it beat out wikipeetia.org, the misspelled encyclopedia and purple.com, a page displaying nothing but the colour purple, which has been online since 1994.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/the-most-exclusive-website-lets-only-one-person-view-it-at-a-time-1.3136555?cmp=rss

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 Who or what is burning black churches in the U.S.? Arsonists or accidents?

Another community of black churchgoers in South Carolina is pulling together and vowing resilience this morning, after their place of worship was set ablaze and they waited for investigators to determine if it was intentional.
Image result for burning churches clipartThe Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, about 80 kilometres north of Charleston, caught fire Tuesday around 8:30 p.m. Bright orange flames and smoke rose out of the roof, which later collapsed.
It is the latest in an unusual string of fires at predominantly black churches in the past two weeks, and comes in the wake of the mass shooting at the AME church in Charleston. Nine people were murdered and the suspect, Dylann Roof, is believed to have targeted the victims because of the colour of their skin.
The church fires, whether intentionally set or not, have prompted concern — and a hashtag on social media: #WhoIsBurningBlackChurches.

 https://ca.news.yahoo.com/burning-black-churches-u-arsonists-164317225.html

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MEANWHILE:

That paragon of American virtue, the Ku Klux Klan, plans to hold a rally next month on the grounds of South Carolina's state capitol to protest efforts to remove the Confederate flag that flies there.Image result for kkk  clipartControversy over the flag heightened after nine black people were shot to death in a historic African-American church in Charleston. The young man accused of the killings, Dylann Roof, is suspected of being behind a website with photos of himself posing with the flag and with writings about various racial groups. 
The massacre at the church is being investigated as a hate crime by federal officials.

 https://ca.news.yahoo.com/kkk-chapter-hold-confederate-flag-194849460.html

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Michael Eisner to Goldie Hawn: Most Beautiful Women Can't Be Funny

(Folks, even though there might be a lot of truth to this statement, Michael was walking on awfully thin ice in today's politically correct climate!)

Midway through Goldie Hawn and Michael Eisner’s on-stage conversation at the Aspen Ideas Festival on Thursday, the former Disney CEO proposed a theory for what made Hawn stand out in Hollywood over the years.
“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman,” he said. “By far. They usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online—but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.”
It’s a statement that recalls Christopher Hitchens’s Vanity Fair essay, “Why Aren’t Women Funny?,” which drew big controversy upon its publication in 2007, given the success of women comedians from Lucille Ball to Tina Fey. For her part, Hawn said she agreed that she may owe her sense of humor to her being an “ugly duckling” growing up.
“You didn’t think you were beautiful,” Eisner said. “I know women who have been told they're beautiful, they win Miss Arkansas, they don't ever have to get attention other than with their looks. So they don't tell a joke. In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women—a Lucille Ball—that are funny, is impossible to find.”
Earlier in the wide-ranging discussion of Hawn’s career and current charity efforts, Eisner had asked her about Hollywood sexism. She’d worked in can-can routines and even danced in cages in her early days, and the men who watched her were just as “disgusting” as you’d expect.
She was also motivated by a desire to move away from acting given that the industry offers fewer roles to women as they get older.

“When you get to a certain age, you have to make a decision for yourself,” Hawn said after an audience member asked about ageism in Hollywood. “If you want to get old in the industry and you want to play maybe a few parts that come along now and then—or what else in life interests you?"
Eisner chimed in to point out that both he and Hawn were able to find success at an early age—her as an actress at age 18, him as president of Paramount in his 30s. “I'm very happy that in this country you don't have to be 72 before someone recognizes you, as in some other countries,” he said. “I'm very happy that swimmers peak at 14 or 18. It's okay."

 http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/goldie-hawn-michael-eisner-aspen-sexism-funny-women-mindfulness/397649/
 
On a side note here, while maybe 25% of male stand up comedians are truly funny, I would say that less than 10% of female comics tickle my funny bone!
(No pun intended!)