July 13, 2020

YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN

I started my newspaper career in 1971 as a reporter for the Daily Local News in West Chester, Pa., where I learned pretty much everything I know about journalism, and wrote my first weekly humor columns. Today I was in West Chester and went to visit my old paper, only to discover that it has moved (the sign on the door didn't say where) and the once-spiffy building where I worked for five years is being consumed by plant life. Amid the greenery by the front entrance were a female deer and her two babies. Here I am with the mom. I'm like, "What are you doing here?" and she's like, "I live here. What are YOU doing here?"

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Posted by Dave on July 13, 2020 at 04:42 PM
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July 12, 2020

SUNDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

We eagerly await your comments.

Also, please note that we're going to take a break from blogging for a few weeks. Nothing serious: Just a summer hiatus. We may post sporadically, if only to put up an open thread. Otherwise we'll see you good folks later. Take care. 

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 05:43 PM
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ALWAYS CARRY ONE ON YOUR PERSON

Delaware pizza store owner foils robbery by throwing pie at suspect, cops say

(Thanks to Le Petomane and John Lobert)

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 12:55 PM
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SO HOW WAS YOUR DAY?

A Newark woman went for a mile-long ride under the city of Passaic during Monday's flash flood. She survived the ordeal after being "shot out" into the Passaic River, a result authorities referred to as "miraculous."

(Thanks to Slim Chance)

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 12:54 PM
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TOTALLY JUSTIFIED

Man on drugs arrested for biting seagull after it tried to steal his Big Mac

(Thanks to Andrew McIntyre)

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 12:51 PM
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AT LAST, SOME GOOD NEWS

Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Pit D.C. Against Congress

(Thanks to Le Petomane)

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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WE'RE WITH THE FAUNA ON THIS ONE

A University of Miami study found that electronic dance music is bad for underwater fauna that communicate with sound.

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 12, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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July 11, 2020

SATURDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

You may fire when ready.

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 05:03 PM
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ONE OF THEM IS A PURPLE 1973 AMC GREMLIN

4 mysterious objects spotted in deep space are unlike anything ever seen

(Thanks to Le Petomane)

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 01:48 PM
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SOME PEOPLE WOULD BE PROUD TO RECEIVE SUCH A TICKET

Malfunctioning speed camera clocks Ford Focus going 437 mph, driver ticketed over $1,000, report says

(Thanks to Andrew McInyre)

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 10:58 AM
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HOWDY NEIGHBOR!

Hole in wall allows more than 20 snakes to enter Aurora woman’s apartment

(Thanks to DaninDallas)

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 10:53 AM
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FANCY SOME SASHIMI?

Fancy again.

(Thanks to DaninDallas)

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 10:50 AM
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DEAR 2020: PLEASE STOP

New species of ‘walking’ sharks discovered in Australia

(Thanks to DaninDallas, who says "Candygram.")

Posted by Dave on July 11, 2020 at 10:47 AM
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July 10, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN THREAD

TGIF. Maybe the theme could be initialisms and acronyms. OMN. (Or Maybe Not.) 

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 05:05 PM
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TALLY HO!

Large group of naked teenagers spotted running through private land sparks police hunt

(Thanks to Ralph)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:38 PM
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MEANWHILE IN THE NATION'S SOPHISTICATION CAPITAL

New York City’s Arrogant Rats Keep Attacking Diners Who’ve Been Forced Outside by Pandemic

(Thanks to Matt Filar)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:36 PM
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SO THE FILTER IS DOING ITS JOB

Florida family finds baby alligator in pool filter

(Thanks to Mac demure)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:34 PM
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WITH A CAMEO APPEARANCE BY THE AIRBAG

This is a video of two Iranian women recording themselves singing along to a song in the car with zero eyes on the road when they crash.

(Thanks to John Lobert)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:32 PM
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MAYBE IT WAS A VEGAN LIZARD

Lidl 'very sorry' after revolted mum finds 'lizard head' in vegan bolognese sauce

(Thanks to John Lobert)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:28 PM
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MICE HAVE COUCHES?

Protein from blood of exercising mice rejuvenates brains of ‘couch potato’ mice

(Thanks to John Lobert)

Posted by Dave on July 10, 2020 at 02:24 PM
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