News of the Weird: Just Can’t Quite Master the Video Conference

Ohio State Senator Andrew Brenner joined a scheduled video conference of the state’s controlling board, which makes adjustments to the state’s budget. By the end of the call, Brenner had become the latest example of the perils of video calls in this time of virtual meetings.

Continue reading “News of the Weird: Just Can’t Quite Master the Video Conference”

What? Give Me Those Numbers Again, Please

President Biden said yesterday that his proposed $2.3 trillion spending bill will create 19 million jobs.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 10.1 million people unemployed in the United States.

That is some amazing math!

(And remember, you heard it here first. Somehow the media missed it.)

Have We Entered Bizarro World?

Some things just seem like they should not be that hard and a simple pause to think would solve so many issues.

This past week seems like we may be entering a bizarre place where the simple things seem so hard for some of us. From pop culture, to the politics of Biden and Trump and the morality of stealing muffins, it seems some people just struggle to get it right.

Continue reading “Have We Entered Bizarro World?”

Weird News

Sometimes you just need a break, so now here is something completely different.

Tessica Brown, now popularly known as ‘Gorilla Glue Girl’ is in a sticky situation (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Brown has become a bit of a celebrity…well, because everything we do we post on social media these days, even when it’s stupid, and Brown posted a video of her hair after she sprayed Gorilla Glue on it. Really-you can’t make this stuff up.

As Brown tells the story, she grabbed the spray can of Gorilla Glue when she ran out of her go-to “Got2B Glued Blasting Freeze Hairspray”. She says that it was ‘accidental’ but you can’t help but think it was more likely that she thought ‘Glued Hairspray’ was sort of the same thing as ‘Glue’ and just sprayed away.

Brown says that she hasn’t been able to move her hair for weeks (well, no kidding) and in an example of “We have way too many lawyers”, she has hired a lawyer to pursue a suit against the company because, of course, it has to be someone else’s fault that she put super glue in her hair. No one would ever be that dumb on their own.

News Of The Weird

And this week we have more from the left coast…

In the news:

  • This week the San Francisco City Council passed an ordnance that prohibits smoking tobacco in your own home. However, the ordnance specifically excludes marijuana and only applies to tobacco cigarettes.
  • An election day referendum decriminalized drugs in Portland, so it is no longer a crime to use cocaine, meth and other formerly illegal mind altering substances.

So, we now have it in San Francisco where you can’t smoke a cigarette in your own home but can smoke a joint.

And in Portland, you can snort cocaine as long as you don’t use a plastic straw to do it, because those are illegal.

Who suggested that 2020 couldn’t get any more weird?!

News Of The Weird, Out West

Pimps and communists: if you made this up people would say it was too bizarre.

Seattle Hires A Pimp

A former pimp, who was one of the subjects of a documentary “American Pimp”, has been hired by the city of Seattle to advise it on developing ‘alternatives to policing’.

Andre Thornton is being paid $150,000 to work as a ‘street czar’ to help the city with its problems with police and crime.

Also a self-described genius, when asked about his new job Thornton said, “Black people as a whole have not been in a place to be compensated for their genius or their work for a very, very long time.”

Antifa Candidate Ahead In Portland Polls

Ted Wheeler is the Mayor of Portland and is running for re-election in November.

A recent poll shows that a self-proclaimed Antifa, communist candidate is leading in the race for Portland’s mayor.  Wheeler was the top vote getter in the earlier primary but has been criticized for the way he has handled the rioting that shook Portland for over 100 straight nights this summer.

Sarah Innarone, who has proclaimed “I am Antifa”, is leading in the latest poll conducted by DHM research by over 10%. Innarone has been known to wear a skirt with pictures of Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong and Che Guevara to campaign events.

Just when you think things can’t get more radical or out of control in Portland, it seems that could be wrong.

News Of The Weird-Education Edition

Schools in Oak Creek, WI will begin classes this year online due to concerns about the coronavirus.

Schools in Oak Creek, WI will begin the school year offering ‘School Day Camp’, for $100/week per child.

“Each school day will have a structured schedule which will include online learning times, homework assistance, recess and outdoor activities, [and] lunch provided” by the Oak Creek School District. The ‘Day Camps’ will run the exact same hours as a normal school day.

Clearly they don’t check the education and IQ of school administrators in Oak Creek, WI.

Crazy Quote Of The Week

This one goes to the head of Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR).  DNR Secretary Preston Cole is telling employees to wear face masks, even when they are at home and even if they are alone.  Really!

In a department email, Cole reminded employees that WI Gov. Evers has mandated masks indoors, unless you are at home. But Cole went even further, saying  “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff” so that DNR staff can set an example for others.

You can’t make this stuff up.


Stupid Quotes of the Week

Stupid things politicians say (which I realize is redundant in most cases)…

A week in review and as we look back, this past week was full of amusement. And in the interests of being non-partisan we have two entries:

1) President Trump, who while extolling the virtues of our founding fathers during Independence Day, talked about their bravery in seizing the airports during the Revolutionary War (which is dumb because any historian knows the Continental Army already controlled the airfields) and,

2) Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-FL), ( apparently trying to take over the championship belt previously held by former Rep. Corrine Brown) who said that the laws against making fun of members of Congress should be enforced and people who do that should be prosecuted (she will be retaking junior high civics class in the fall semester)

P.S. Please send bail money for when I’m prosecuted.

News of the Weird

Marianna Flores, a student at U of California-San Diego, is suing the university.

Flores was protesting with a group blocking a major highway in the San Diego area. While blocking the highway, she was injured when she was hit by a car. And so she is suing the university for not keeping her from protesting in the highway.

And, yes, there is a lawyer that has actually taken the case.