*Excuse me one sec, while I attempt to wrap my own securely attached head to this lastest rather scientific occurrence. A neuroscientist in Italy had promised one day he would perform the first head transplant surgery. Everyone within earshot most likely replied “Ha!” and went about their business. The neuroscientist most likely just shrugged off the haters and kept it moving. No doubt secretly looking for volunteers.
Well the joke is on the haters now, because a volunteer has sho’ nuff stepped up.
I can just imagine Dr. Sergio Canavero sticking his tongue out singing, “Nah-nah-nah-nah-nah!”
He had promised that his procedure would take place in December 2017, and it looks like everything is on schedule. His volunteer is 30-year-old Valery Spiridonov, a Russian man who hopes that the historic operation will help him to live a normal life. Continue reading →
*Let’s just file this one under Idiot of the Week shall we? But let me set this up for you. You are arrested for property offenses, but you somehow escape. Of course the first thing your dumb ass is going to do is go on Facebook.
Oh! What’s this? It’s ME!!! Ugh. Why’d they use THAT picture?
Why not use THIS ONE instead!?
This is the exact scenario 18-year-old Amy Sharp brought to life in Australia after police posted a photo of her online in an attempt to locate her.
*For the life of me, even with a vow to eat healthier as often as possible (I never eat fast food!), and prepare all of my own foods at home (not quite there yet), I can’t do away with my taste for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Even talking about it now makes me want to run to KFC. I can literally smell the chicken right now. Well, if the story I am about to share is true — and look, who is to say it is or it ain’t at this point — I, and you, may never have to set foot in KFC again because we will be able to create the same taste at home.
***Someone has leaked the 11 herbs and spices recipe!!!***
Hopefully, Colonel Sanders (real name Harland David Sanders) is not rolling over in his grave. Not only has he been reduced to a a series of wacky-looking caricatures on TV commercials (some of us are actually old enough recall ‘the real Colonel’ — with his white suit and black string tie!). Not only have we seen multitudinous attempts to unearth the secret recipe, which has been under strict lock and key by the Louisville, Ky-based headquarters forEVER. Yet, a mad marketing display years ago showed a Brink’s armored truck and briefcase marked “Top Secret” demonstrated how they had beefed up security at the vault that contains the Colonel’s handwritten recipe.
But even after all of that, it’s hard to resist the hype. So KFC went and upgraded its website, www.colonelsanders.com, to feature yet another ‘Colonel Sanders’ character who swears he is FINALLY finally ready to reveal the secret recipe.
*Wow. Wow! Wow!!! Where in the world was this teacher when I was in school…at ANY grade level!? When second grade teacher Brandy Young wrote a note to parents informing them of a new policy where her students would have no homework for the entire year, no one clapped back. There was no, “What the heck?” No…”Let’s contact the school board”…No phone calls requesting a meeting to vent.
What there was, was a lot of… Hey, we think that’s a great idea.
Who’da thunk it?
The thousands of people sharing a post of the letter Young sent to parents. One of those parents uploaded it to Facebook telling how “Brooke is loving her new teacher already!”
Needless to say, the post has gone viral.
“After much research this summer, I am trying something new,” read the note from Young to parents of her second-graders. “I ask that you spend your evenings doing things that are proven to correlate with student success. Eat dinner as a family, read together, play outside, and get your children to bed early.”
I hope my teenaged grandson’s school adopts this policy. He works SO hard on homework….hours…even after a full day at school.Continue reading →
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!
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 →
*A single father who was looking for love on the online dating site, Plenty of Fish, was found dead on his kitchen floor after he went out on a date with an 18-year-old girl who it was later learned, had set him up for a robbery.
His murder may have been a last minute decision.
27-year-old Adam Hilarie met 18-year-old Hailey Bustos via Plenty of Fish, an online dating site. The two went bowling on their first date. After the date the pair went back to Hilarie’s house, and upon parting, Bustos texted: “I had a good time and would like to see you again.”
The agreement turned out to be a grave mistake.
They set up a meet at Hilarie’s place for the next night. But instead of arriving alone, the girl brought three friends with her.
According to a report on the Miami Herald:
Cops said 18-year-old Hailey Bustos had been paid $50 to arrange the theft of Hilarie’s TVs, Xbox and iPhone, and returned hours later for the robbery with the three men.
*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?
*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 →