* ‘Sasquatch Family’ Prank Leaves Arizona Officials Laughing

SasquatchForgotten terrorists in Africa9 Things You Should Have Done By The Time You’re 50Why did HuffPost run this?Football or porn?

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‘Sasquatch Family’ Prank Leaves Arizona Officials Laughing

A staff member tweeted a screen shot of some bushes alongside a highway, speculating that they might be a family of Bigfeet. Or Bigfoots.

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Two stories. First:

Top LRA rebel in US custody, says Uganda army

The Lord’s Resistance Army has been off the radar screen for a long time.

“‘What they did to us was unbelievable,’ Susan Amoding told AFP, recalling how her childhood in Gulu was spent in fear of attacks by the fighters, who earned a grim reputation for slicing the lips and ears of their victims.”

Is it good that we have boots on the ground there?


Congo threatens to attack Rwandan Hutu rebels as ultimatum expires

These are the remnants of the perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide, who have brought nothing but trouble anywhere they’ve gone. The horror of the war crimes included clergymen mass-killing members of their own congregations, and instructions to the killers being broadcast over standard-broadcast radio stations.

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9 Things You Should Have Done By The Time You’re 50

On the one hand, I have never agreed with the notion of setting deadlines for one’s goals in life. On another hand, I am surprised that the author lists goals that are absolutely out of reach for people who are not well off — like me.

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Mysterious Crop Circles Appear Over Mexico: Spawn Suspiciously Huge Attention From Authorities

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Stray thought from during the football marathon we were compelled to sit in the day room and watch Sunday night 2015-01-11 (And, yes, I believe Dallas got robbed. I cannot believe the call on that Bryant catch.):

“We’re watching football. Why not watch porn instead?

“Is there a difference?”

Reblogged 2020-12-03.

2 thoughts on “* ‘Sasquatch Family’ Prank Leaves Arizona Officials Laughing

  1. About the ‘9 Things’ article, it’s ridiculous. And unfortunately ubiquitous. One of my jobs entails an enormous amount of reading, usually culture, politics, food, cars—and a number of other topics, it depends. The women’s magazines are unbearable so I read the men’s—Esquire, etc. They keep me in a constant state of irritation. Who are these people and how could they possibly keep up these lifestyles the magazines are pushing? The clothes ($2000 for a pair of shoes, etc.), the hottest TV shows you should be watching, the movies, cuisine, parties, cars, phones, watches, travels, gyms, women…who lives like this? Can’t be more than a tiny percentage, the readership must be wannabes, I just find that so depressing. And it’s assumed in every one of them that any even moderately conservative view is something to make fun of. And for the record, I hate big fluffy towels and couldn’t care less about good china, even if I could afford either.

    1. I have the task of learning to love people who like material things; albeit from “The Third Metric” I expected something more humanistic than this piece.

      The housing bubble supposedly burst in 2008, but in many parts of Baltimore gentrification continues apace. I cannot fathom how so many apparently young people have SO MUCH money as to be able to afford these homes.

      E.J. Dionne had an interesting piece today, “Culture wars, old and new.” I may not completely buy James Davison Hunter’s dichotomy of “orthodox” vs. “progressives,” but I am currently trying to understand where the, frankly, snootiness of “progressives” comes from. I’m not done yet with Jeffrey Tayler and Steve Siebold, who both display that trait; it also shows up clearly in H. L. Mencken.

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