Anyhow...as I was saying...for some of you...you have less of the capacity to see the good in some of these odd news stories. I am here to help.
The Good News: Grumpy Cat has a Paying Job.
Yes, we can rest easy that the perceptually sad, Grumpy Cat is off the feline unemployment line. Maybe that is what was keeping him grumpy. Or maybe not.
The frowny-faced Internet kitty, who's real name is Tardar Sauce, is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food, Nestle Purina PetCare announced Tuesday. The St. Louis-based company didn't release terms of the deal.
Photos of Grumpy Cat, her brown and white face in a constant scowl, have become a constant presence on Facebook and other social media, often accompanied by crabby messages such as "I don't like days that end in Y" or "I'm listening, I just don't care.
Even with her new job, Grumpy Cat seems...well...grumpy. But the Friskie people are trying to win her over. Friskies spokeswoman Julie Catron said. "The first thing she'll do for us is receive the lifetime achievement award."
Catron isn't kidding. The feline will receive the award Oct. 15 in New York as Friskies honors the best cat videos of the year as chosen through an online vote.
Unfortunately, it appears that Grumpy Cat is still grumpy... even with a paying job. Seems the announcement is not cheering up Disappointed Cat, either. Disappointed Cat (AKA Foo-Chan) seems to be disappointed by the news. Maybe cats have a harder time seeing silver linings.
The Good News: There Really Are Super Heroes and They Know CPR
Batman and his partner, Captain America, were entertaining children and veterans at an American Legion event in Milton, W. Va., Saturday afternoon. Batman is actually, John Buckland who is the founder
of “Heroes 4 Higher,” a West Virginia-based company that provides superhero characters to children’s events with a message that kids can, “Be The Hero’ to their community.”
At the site of billowing smoke coming from the house, Batman and Captain America, who in real life is Troy Marcum, took off right into the fire. The two Super Heroes knocked down a door and broke a window to get into the home. They made it just a few feet into the front room before they were forced to retreat due to the smoke, but not before Batman was able to pull a cat from the home to safety, even performing CPR on the animal to save its life.
“When that cat woke up, it immediately started swatting and hissing at me. In an interview, John Buckland said he didn't blame the cat. “It had a giant bat in its face, so I couldn't fault him."
What a nice Super Hero that would say "I don't blame the cat" instead of saying "Damn cat, I could of let you burn."
The Good News: A Gift is a Token of a Generous Spirit
A teacher's assistant in Providence is facing criminal charges after he allegedly gave a bag of marijuana to a middle school principal as a present last Thursday afternoon.
Christopher Sheehan was arrested at an Everett Avenue home Friday and charged with unlawful delivery of marijuana in a school zone, according to a police report obtained by WPRI.com.
When the principal opened the envelope, she saw a sandwich bag with two smaller bags that contained the marijuana. The principal immediately contacted the police and her supervisor, according to the police report.
Sheehan was placed on leave without pay, according to Christina O’Reilly, a spokeswoman with the Providence School Department. She said district policy is to not comment further on the incident.
Sheehan was due in court Monday.
Giving a gift is usually a good thing. It was the choice of the gift that seemed to backfire.