Category Archives: Perspective

TV Station Suspends Female Anchors, Orders Them To Lose Weight

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*They say the camera adds 10 pounds, and that everyone looks a little…healthier on TV.  Egypt’s state broadcaster thinks it’s more than the camera for eight of its female anchors, and has suspended them and ordered them to lose weight!  

The Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) has given the women just one month to take off the pounds before allowing them to appear again on air with what they say will be “appropriate appearance.”

Interestingly, the ERTU has a female director, Safaa Hegazy, who used a be TV anchor!  

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Lest you ask, yes, Hegazy is what many in the US would call a “skinny beeeatch.”   I think she looks like Sally Field, but anyway… Continue reading

‘Don’t Want No Trouble!’: Florida Gator Takes Leisurely Walk Through Yard (Watch)

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*We always hear the tragic stuff when an alligator is in the picture. But sometimes these crocodilians (I learned that word from Wikipedia) just want to hang. You know, take a leisurely walk around your yard to see what’s up on the other side.

Secretly, they may wish we would just stop fearing them, and allow them to just lay beside us on the ground as we enjoy our outdoor picnics. Hey, they may even want us to play a friendly game of ball. You know, you use your feet to roll it over to the croc, and then watch him skidaddle over and catch it in that huge mouth.

OK, I know it’s a stretch, but you’ve got to admit, I was on some kind of a roll!

Anyhoo, fun times appear to be what’s happening for the world-weary gator in the video below, shared by the Miami Herald

I’ve decided to name him Socrates, after the Greek philosopher. Why?

I dunno. Just felt like it. Continue reading

Dog in Michigan Dies at Groomer’s After Being Soaked in Chemicals

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*At best we can hope that the death of this poor little poodle cocker spaniel mix will shut down Shaggy Dog Puppies & Supplies pet store in Michigan. Max, a healthy 7-year-old rescue, had been taken in for a routine visit as he had many times before. Last Thursday, he was taken in to get his hair trimmed and nails cut. He never made it back home. When the groomers didn’t call his owners, Dennis and Maureen St. Clair back in a timely manner to pick him up, a red flag rose up and Dennis decided to go to the pet shop located at Van Dyke near 21 Mile.

“I saw the groomer, her name was Cindy, and she was coming out the back door with a dog wrapped in blankets and just soaking wet,” Dennis told Fox 2. “And I looked and said, ‘Oh God, I hope it isn’t my dog,’ and it was Max, foaming at the mouth.”

But it was.

According to the groomers, little Max had been barking too much and they set him in a utility closet where somehow, chemicals spilled.  Continue reading

‘Adam Newman’ We’re Sorry, But You Can’t Leave Y&R!

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Justin “Adam Newman” Hartley

*Look, I had no intention of going there today! After all, I’m sure many of you are thinking there are more important things happening in the world. We have ongoing news about the dangers of voting that man into office (he must not win!!!), this is the final day of the Olympics in Rio (and the U. S. is looking to bring home even more gold. Yippee!!); and the talk of threats about losing Obamacare and any number of other important events deserve our attention.

But sh*t, you’ll have to trust me on this one: those issues will still be there tomorrow. TODAY, there are dozens of Young & The Restless fans on the Electronic Urban Report (EURThisNthat) who watch Y&R, and have watched the show for decades, like me, and this is important to us!!! Race be damned! Have you heard the rumor going around that we are about to lose yet ANOTHER Adam Newman (Justin Hartley) …i.e. badass…i.e. wayward son of the most powerful man in the soap world, Victor Newman (played immeasurably well by Eric we-use- to- have-the-same-agent Braeden)?

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Eric Braeden is Victor Newman

Nuh-Uh. THIS CAN’T HAPPEN!!!

But as the source says, “All signs point to yes!” Now look, if you are a serious Y&R fan you know that the Adam Newman role is not for the weak. Because he is such a prominent figure on the show; one with any number of complex, ongoing issues (I won’t name them here, you know what this man has been through!), not just any actor can fill his shoes. It is not an easily replaceable character. Continue reading

Want to See Life from a Squirrels POV…Squirrel Steals Camera to Show You (Watch)

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*Who said humans are the only ones that can film things? Apparently, they lied! At least as far as one little tech-savvy squirrel is concerned. This cute little rodent decided to snatch some YouTuber’s GoPro equipment and take us on a little romp through the park.

What the phuck, you say?

Fo’ sho’! Your tour guide for this adventure is Mr. Squirrel. Continue reading

And They Call Her…Wait for It…’Poopy Girl!’ (A Dog Story)

Excuse me, I am NOT Poopie-girl! Aaaaaarrrrgggghhhhhhhh!!

***Mama/Daddy read me a story series***

*What to do? What to do? This is what Pebbles’ family wondered after finding yet another pile of her offerings . in a place it should not have been. For the past few weeks, on any given day, Pebbles’ human mom would come down the steps of their living room and see the brown pile sitting in the corner.

Sometimes with pee right next to it.

BAD GIRL!

It was hard to miss. And if you didn’t see it, you would definitely SMELL it!

And boy did it stink! PeeeeeU!

So now, her mom had taken to calling her ‘Poopy-girl!’

A name she detests, by the way.

Yet and still, Pebbles’ family wondered why, all of a sudden, she had decided to go poop in the house. At seven-years-old she was well-trained and always, I mean always, let out in the family’s big back yard to do her business.

Her gramma came to the conclusion that Pebbles must be “acting out” because of changes in her environment. Continue reading

Hmmm…Do You Contribute Anything or Do You Just React?

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She had been quiet the whole time, until somebody said something she didn’t like. 

We all know a lot of really intelligent people who certainly have a lot on their mind and the passion to get things started. But…and there’s that word, they seem to exist in a “reaction only” mode.

It takes courage to make a stand. And a level of stick-to-it-ness to not be swayed by the opinions of others. Let’s face it, some folks we know may not have what it takes to stand up on their own, but they won’t hesitate to try and knock you down.

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Hmmm…Can you resist the urge to ‘Just Talk?’

 

Blah. Blah. Blah. And your point is?

With time comes growth. And with growth, what may have at one time been youthful arrogance is now replaced with a degree of wisdom. We are all on a continuing journey…The other day while I was out shopping, I heard a woman talking rather indirectly; to no one person in particular. She used the term “we” as if asserting that what she was feeling, and saying, applied to everyone like her.

For reasons of anonymity, I won’t share what she said.

No one in the immediate vicinity said anything to confirm or deny her statement(s); which could very easily be recognized as disparaging. And I continued to shop with my back towards her, so I did not see if anyone aligned with or against her visually (a smile, thumbs up, or look of disgust).

She went on and on until finally, she stopped talking. Continue reading