Friday, May 13, 2011

It's Friday, It's Friday

Well, well, well, as luck would have it, I finished my Friday post on Thursday evening, a little ahead of schedule.  However, prior to me hitting the "publish now" button, Blogger  service (the company the publishes my random little thoughts)  disappeared. Vanished!  I had a big ole error message saying "sorry for the inconvenience but Blogger is unavailable. We are working hard to correct the situation" or some similar type of platitude to all the bloggers out here.  This I am sure was so we  wouldn't all simultaneously implode.  Sooo ...I wait through Thursday evening, into Friday morning and at 11:40 AM Blogger is back.  Yippee, my friendly blogger format is back and I am willing to forgive it for all of it's short comings.  OH, HELL...maybe not!!! My finished post awaiting a quick push of the "publish" button is AWOL.  Crap, I say...that was written nearly two days ago and I don't remember exactly what I was talking about.    (common situation with me)

I know that I had a few stories that I had picked up this week that I thought were somewhat interesting, odd or otherwise noteworthy for us to blather away about today. 

So let me start fresh with a few odd news stories that are making the rounds this week.

First of all the world is ending on May 21st, if you hadn't already been preparing for Armageddon.

Not a huge crisis or anything but just wanted to give you a heads up.  According to a California based  evangelical group led by Harold Camping, the 89 year old President of Family Stations, Inc. Judgment Day is May 21st.


Now what really brought this to my attention was a discussion on The View.  While normally, I only watch the ladies on the View so I can sit on my couch making snarky comments about their silly arguments and thinking about how Barbara Walter's "dagger like stares" could act as lasers when she is not agreeing with one of her co-workers but when I caught them talking about impending Armageddon, I started paying attention.

Sherri Shephard said that the last time her church put out a warning that the world was going to end, she took out a bunch of credit cards and ran up some major expenses. WHAT??  If the world is ending what exactly does one need to buy?  She said that when the world didn't end she had some big bills to pay off.   Where is there another example where the world NOT ending is bittersweet? 

They went on to say that a rise in  residential home sales was being attributed to this "world ending" thing. Joy Behar said she thought that real estate agents probably started this rumor to increase home sales.  REALLY...this is what real estate agents do in their spare time? Start rumors about the earth ending.  Another reason, I am working hard on dumping my job as a Realtor.   As far as selling your home prior to Judgement Day, what is the point?  True, you will have one less house but you can't take the profits with you.

OK, now that I am irritated by getting linked to the Armageddon, let's move on to another story making the news this week. 


 Arnold Schwartzenegger and Maria Shriver are separating.  I can't think of another separation that has gotten this much air time.  It doesn't look like Arnold will be saying,"I'll be back" anytime soon to Maria.  I do find it odd that the marriage has hit a bad patch just as Arnold is working with Stan Lee to come out with a series of comic books. Who wouldn't want to be married to the "Governator"?


Here is an interesting story (maybe or maybe not) that I ran across this week. A man in Little River, South Carolina was arrested last Friday night after he spit in a man's face in front of a Horry County Police Officer.  Now that doesn't sound all that bad as crimes go, but here's the interesting part. He had  a tattoo on the middle of his forehead that said:

"With God All Things
Are Possible
God Loves You
Please Forgive Me If I Say or Do
Anything Stupid, Thank You.

I guess this is the caveat that says "Don't ask permission, ask for forgiveness."





Another  highlight for the week....



POW, BAM, ZONK, my friends.  Batman has been arrested in northern Michigan.  Our caped crusader, was nabbed while hanging off of a 30 foot building.  But what is this treachery? The police say that the Dark Crusader that they arrested is an IMPOSTER.  This version of our superhero had dangerous weapons hidden inside his utility belt including a steel baton, chemical irritant and lead-lined gloves. (odd combination, don't you think?) 






Donald, You Didn't Do That, Did You?
April Magolon's filed a complaint against Walt Disney Parks and Resorts claiming that Donald Duck fondled her while she was visiting Epcot Center in Florida.  The case as been dismissed as an agreement has been reached.  While Magolon was seeking compensation in excess of $50,000, the actual settlement number is not being released.   It was noted that after Donald Duck groped her with his puffy hands, he made a gesture indicating that he had acted badly.  BAD DUCK, BAD DUCK!



OK, my bloggees, there are a few of the weeks happenings for you to chat about.

Sorry, my post is late but be sure to blame Blogger.


This is another of Tom Lehrer older videos.  Very dark humor pertaining to the End of The World.
You have to admit, given the subject, not the easiest things to put to music.





The Good for the Day...Others have been wrong about the END.  In fact, just this week I found this at the book store. I am shocked that it hasn't sold.


The Bad for the Week:  Take your pick.  Any and all of the topics here today.

The Weird for the Week: Take your pick. Any and all of the topics here today.

7 comments:

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Hello me lovely! Blimey Armageddon is soon upon us? Marvellous, that means I don't have to do any housework!

And as for quoting Tom Lehrer. What can I say? You are one classy bird!

Cheryl said...

Hi Anne, Why thank you my nice friend. Classy isn't usually the word people tend to use. Crazy is often suggested. I am thinking you have an idea there. If the 21st comes and goes THEN we will tidy up a bit.

injaynesworld said...

Did they say what time the world was supposed to end? I'd like to get it on video.

As for Arnold and Maria -- that's one pairing I never understood. I'm glad she came to her senses finally.

What a week!

Cheryl said...

Hi Jayne, I agree, I never quite understood the whole Arnold and Maria match. It has been a weird week for the news. I had trouble narrowing down just a few of the odd stories.

Nancy Davis Kho said...

Well I guess with today's news about Schwarzie's love child, the split makes more sense...the only question is why it took so long?

Love your blog and the way you've embedded videos into your post (not to mention your bookish background.) You should check out Ryeberg.com if you haven't already - you'd be a good contributor for them!

Thanks for stopping by Normalarkey to talk Rapture...time to go buy me a big hat.

Cheryl said...

Yes, today's news really tells the tale of what a creepy husband looks like. What a dog!

So you actually have seen some of the billboards, huh? I guess the Midwest isn't worried as we haven't been warned via the big ole signs along the highways. Which I am sure is the most trustworthy of all warning systems. (maybe we should contact Mr. Camping and ask if he doesn't think us worthy)

Funny that now I have set up that template, I am finding dozens of other Blogger users using it. I created a custom template but have yet to figure out how to switch to it.

I really enjoy your posts so you will see me over there regularly.

Nancy Davis Kho said...

Well I guess with today's news about Schwarzie's love child, the split makes more sense...the only question is why it took so long?

Love your blog and the way you've embedded videos into your post (not to mention your bookish background.) You should check out Ryeberg.com if you haven't already - you'd be a good contributor for them!

Thanks for stopping by Normalarkey to talk Rapture...time to go buy me a big hat.