*When the late Rodney King coined the phrase “Can’t we all just get along?” he probably never thought it would become the laughing stock it became.
It was the butt of so many jokes and memes its unbelievable.
But here is a pair of “friends” who are actually living those words. A Labrador named Ben and a dolphin named Duggie who swim together every day in Tory Island harbor in Ireland (Scroll down to watch!). Continue reading →
Then I’m going to quote the Queen from a Shakespearean play who says:
“The lady doth protest too much, me thinks.” (Hamlet, Act 3, Scene 2, page 230).
While I am sure only certain people will argue the fact that the Oscars ARE so white; news has surfaced in a ‘pot calling the kettle black’ kinda way…
THAT video by Jada Pinkett Smiththat speaks to her support of the #oscarssowhite movement and why black folk should basically stop depending on folks who don’t look like us to acknowledge our value (that’s a SERIOUS paraphrase, I know) had an uninvited response via Janet “Aunt Viv” Hubert– who basically called Smith a two-faced-damn-liar who needs to check herself. Hubert was widely criticized for her reaction to Smith’s words. People called her “angry,” “spiteful,” and “revengeful” due to her highly publicized dislike of Will Smith, based on their past working relationship on “The Fresh Prince.”
But now a new ingredient has been added to the mix and it will be hard to argue that Jada’s video won’t prove a good look put up against it.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been busted. Called out. Stepped up to and reprimanded for not having black writers employed at their own production company: Overbrook Entertainment.
*I just watched the film classic Jaws last week. It’s STILL the scariest film I’ve ever seen. I still remember seeing it for the first time as a kid. My love of the water is what made it so terrifying, even when I was old enough to realize how fictionalized the story was. I mean, really…a monstrous great white shark terrorizing a coastal resort town? Never.
“We see them all the time and not just one,” says one 72-year-old lifelong resident, who rarely recalls seeing a shark up close while he was growing up. “Sometimes there are three or four surrounding our boats. We are being targeted, and it’s only a matter of time before they get someone.”
A group of islanders have petitioned the city to shut the shark cage-diving operations down. “It’s like Jaws anonymous out there,” says one local fisherman. Continue reading →
*He’s the most valued rodent on planet Earth. And we wait with baited breath for his prediction every February of whether we will continue with a long winter or have an early Spring.
And on Tuesday the famous groundhog named ‘Punxsutawney Phil’, failed to see his shadow; which means he ‘predicts’ we will have an early Spring.
Can the chorus say, “Yaay-Men!?”
“Is this current warm weather more than a trend? Per chance this winter has come to an end? There is no shadow to be cast, an early Spring is my forecast!,” read a rather poetic Jeff Lundy, vice president of the Inner Circle of The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
Lundy is one of the top hat-wearing group that announces the forecast every year.
According to German folklure, if the furry little rodent sees his shadow on February 2nd, we can look forward to another six weeks of winter. If not, we can shed those big coats and cumbersome shoes, and get pedicures…er, I mean, wear sandals!
Y’all feel my pain, right?
At the time of this highly anticipated announcement, it was 20-degrees in Philadelphia.
*Uh oh. According to some of the warning in a recent review from The Ohio State University, our days may be numbered.
“Our” meaning those of us with pets. Those of us who allow our cute little doggie to lick our face. Those of us who let our cats snuggle up to us in bed.
According to the university’s recent findings, there are at least 5 diseases we might want to watch out for.
The Centers for Disease Control talks about a Colorado man who caught the plague from his pit bull terrier. Yeah, that same plague that wiped out hordes of folks way-back-when. But hold on. The man is said to have survived. It was the poor pup that wasn’t so lucky.
Jason Stull, Ph.D., is the author of the OSU study, and he claims because it’s hard to track an illness to its source, no one knows exactly how common it is for animals to infect people.
So most pet owners may have little need to panic. At least not about the plague—the Colorado case was the first and only one ever reported.
Overall, the risks are relatively small for the average person,” according to Stull.
But rare is still far from nonexistent.
So researchers combed through more than 500 studies to find out what diseases we can most readily catch from our dog or cat.
Yeah, it’s never happened to me either, praise God. But it did happen to an Australian woman recently. And it gets better: soon after being caught, the snake laid 15 eggs…so if she hadn’t found it, she’d have soon had 16 new roommates slithering around her house.
The eastern brown snake is responsible for most of the snakebite deaths in Australia annually. It is the second most poisonous snake in the world.
I am trying very hard to breathe deeply and type calmly.
How in the hell the snake got in the woman’s house is anyone’s guess. But I’ve learned that under your fridge is a great home for snakes: it’s nice and warm and humid under there.
Kinda makes you wanna pitch the fridge and eat out all of the time, doesn’t it? Continue reading →