“When sheriff’s deputies allegedly discovered a bags (sic) of marijuana and cocaine between a man’s buttocks, they said he gave a quick explanation. Manatee County deputies said Raymond Stanley Roberts told them ‘The white stuff is not mine, but the weed is,’” reports the Associated Press.
And who hasn’t found things just like that and wondered, ‘Where in the world did this come from?’ Not a day goes by that this doesn’t happen to me.
There’s a headline I never planned on writing … But in Brazil, there is some question as to whether or not a clown whos stage name means “grumpy” may not be literate, and the country’s constitution requires one to be able to read in order serve in their Congress. I just wonder how well one has to read.
On the USA Today website, an AP story reports:
“Brazilians seem eager to put a clown in Congress, according to the polls. But the courts are taking a less jovial look at a new report that the comic doesn’t meet a legal requirement that lawmakers be able to read and write.
“The Brazilian Constitution mandates that members of Congress must be literate, and prosecutors said Monday they want to force Tiririca â€” a name that means “grumpy” in colloquial Portuguese â€” to disprove the allegations. Otherwise, he could be tossed from office if he wins.”
OK … I know everyone thinks their kids are unique. But mine really are … really.
I have twin 6-year-old daughters (Ariana and Talia) and a 2-year-old son (Will). They’re all very language-oriented. The girls began showing early reading skills at age 3. Will already recognizes most or all of the letters in the alphabet.
And they just do and say insane things … especially the twins.
Here’s an example. A couple of days ago, I was buckling Ariana into her booster seat. As I was stretched out trying to blindly get the buckle snapped, Ariana says something along the lines of: “Dad, you don’t smell very good.”
It’s been a while, but that doesn’t mean that humanity hasn’t been steadily spiraling into self-oblivion. It’s time for a DEMISE OF HUMANKIND UPDATE!
Apparently, cirrhosis and heart disease weren’t doing enough damage to the collective health of Americans independently. Now we’ve combined the health dangers of alcohol and deep-frying into one debilitatingly convenient food product.
“The best fried recipes were crowned Monday at the ‘Big Tex Choice Awards.’
“This winner of the ‘most creative’ fried food was ‘Fried Beer.’ It is actually a beer-filled pretzel pocket, but diners can open the delicious dough and pour a cold one.The best fried recipes were crowned Monday at the ‘Big Tex Choice Awards.’
Someone e-mailed us this pic today. They just happened upon this purple ape at a bus stop near Lewis and Clark School in Fargo … Does anyone have a clue as to where it might have come from. I’d love to do a story on it…. E-mail me with any info firstname.lastname@example.org
A Reuters report at MSNBC says, “A Labrador that ate a beehive containing pesticides and thousands of dead bees won an award on Monday that recognized the most unusual pet health insurance claim in the United States.”