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Category Archives: 5 Random Thursday

The Saga of Sir Bushytail the Brave

This picture was the writing prompt from an earlier post, something I saw on the Book of Face with a caption which went something like this: You swerve to avoid … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writing prompt: this epic armored squirrel

So a friend on Facebook posted this with a caption along these lines: You swerve to avoid a squirrel. Later, in your hour of greatest need, the same squirrel returns … Continue reading

October 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Is this dinosaur-sized alligator fake or real?

This is the video that has the internet, and the mainstream media, losing their minds. It’s like The Dress, except whether a bit of fashionable fabric is blue or gold … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ducks with jobs

Yes, I kid you not: this isn’t a pet duck with a uniform grandma knitted as a joke. These are real ducks with real jobs. And they take it seriously. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Just picked my first lock

Had an old bike with a Wordlock wrapped around the seat pole. Forgot the word. And there’s no keyhole. But there is a way to pick these without tools, and … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

CHARACTER ISSUES – A new column in Criminal Element

I love advice columns, especially when the questions are incredibly minor, quirky or insane. Across the pond, they call these advice columnists Agony Aunts, which is perfect. Dear Abby has … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mother goose calls the cops to save her baby

A crazy and touching story: mother goose calls the cops for help. Technically, she pecked at the patrol car door to get help and didn’t dial 911, but that’s only … Continue reading

May 12, 2016 · 2 Comments