All the news that’s fit to tweet, almost

I monitor my Twitter and Facebook streams in a program called TweetDeck and have one column dedicated to news with tweets from local, national and international news. A few of the tweets last week seemed just a bit off to me, so I thought I would share. Fight Childhood!? Weren't you one once? A local TV network tweeted to help one of their charity partners get a grant to fight childhood. When I pointed out the unfortunate truncation, they retweeted and were actually fighting childhood hunger. Fighting Read more [...]

Seven words, not the dirty ones….

‘George Carlin died Sunday of heart failure’

Not everyone’s favorite comic, but he made me remember, he made me think, and he made me laugh. From his Catholic school stories, to Al Sleet (the Hippy Dippy Weatherman), to the meaning of words and how people use them, he always had a passion for what he said and he knew how to say it.

Thanks George, you will be missed.

Only the French…

I don’t write this stuff. I found this one on Reuters.

Cemetery full, mayor tells locals not to die

“BORDEAUX, France (Reuters) – The mayor of a village in southwest France has threatened residents with severe punishment if they die, because there is no room left in the overcrowded cemetery to bury them.

It added: “Offenders will be severely punished.””

What else can I say, really?

Maybe not the best way…

My wife and I were home for lunch and caught a news story about a candlelight vigil that was held for five people who lost there life in a duplex fire. In and of itself, not a remarkable event, but my wife pointed out something I had missed. She turned to me and said:

“Don’t you think its odd to have a candlelight vigil for victims of a fire?”

Just something to think about.

Danger in the skies…

I didn't make this up :) Flatulence Forces Plane to Land NASHVILLE, Tenn. — It is considered polite to light a match after passing gas. Not while on a plane. An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning after a passenger lit a match to disguise the scent of flatulence, authorities said. The Dallas-bound flight was diverted to Nashville after several passengers reported smelling burning sulfur from the matches, said Lynne Lowrance, spokeswoman Read more [...]

Oh yeah, well take that….

In the headlines: Police Shoot Student in St. Louis Suburb ST. LOUIS — Police shot and wounded a student at a suburban school Wednesday after he pointed a gun at himself... Yes, that's actually what it said. It goes on to say he pointed the gun at the police also, and that is what prompted them to shoot him, but the headline emphasised him pointing it at himself. The wounds were not life-threatening. Thankfully, the police's aim is as bad as the student's, or maybe a lot better. ;) Read more [...]