Category Archives: Weird news

A Celebration of Life for Steven

I am reposting this as a reminder for some of you, that like me, tend to be a little forgetful. Fnord will be off to the land of blue-bloods and yachts for a bit, but she assures me that the exposure to the upper-crust of society won’t change her and she will be ready for an invasion of Pop Bloggers. See you on the 12th!

Remember, attendance is mandatory!

Okay, it’s a bit more than a month, but Fnord has to attend some wedding thingie in Boston (lame excuse) and there are other commitments I have in the weeks proceeding.

So, mark your calendars:

June 12th – a Celebration of Life for Steven. Two PM.

Griffin and Fnord have graciously volunteered (?) to host this event at their home.  It is going to be a hella party to honor Steven.

Be prepared!

I will be bringing a couple of slabs of my world-famous ribs and a pot of my even more famous Smoked Scrapyard Baked Beans.

Attendance is mandatory – that means you, Roxie and Pondy! If you fail to show up, we will hunt you down and drag you to the celebration. You cannot hide from the “evil liberals!” Liberals are very violent, don’t cha’  know!

Please contact me at with questions, directions, comments or whatever.

Also, please note on this thread what you will be bringing. If you can’t bring anything, that’s cool, too. Everyone knows that liberals are socialists and we SHARE.

Be prepared to laugh, cry and sing.

And stuff your face!

We all will.

William Stephenson Clark


Filed under Enhanced Interrogations, Psychological Disorders, This humble little blog..., Weird news

Who paid for this?

If you drive along I-35 in Wyoming, Minnesota, you might see a billboard with a picture of George W. Bush and the words, “Miss Me Yet?”

No one seems to know who paid to put up the billboard, but guesses range from some person or group who isn’t thrilled by President Barack Obama’s performance so far, to it being a more ironic message from those who didn’t think too much of Bush and want to remind voters about him.



Filed under Playing Politics, Weird news

I’ve seen it all now…….

Is this really what our society has come to need?  Do we value actual connection to another living human being or are we content to fill our need for companionship with  something like this?  Is there a real need for this product, as  some in the article suggest?  Maybe it is just me or I am truly changing into my mother and grandmother’s generation.  But I guess I could see some people needing this product.  It’s probably the only action some CONS will ever see. – LOL



Filed under Creativity, Weird news

Rewarding Kim Jong Il’s behavior?

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton (R) meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-il (L) in Pyongyang
By meeting with Kim Jong Il, and negoiating the release of American journalists, did former president, Bill Clinton,  reward Kim Jong Il’s misbehavior?  If you think “yes”, tell us why;  same request to those of you who think “no”.  Shades of grey will be tolerated and read as well.
Thanks, all
iggy donnelly


Filed under WAR, Weird news, Wingnuts!, World Politics

The Lost Works of L. Ron Hubbard in Wichita?

L. Ron Hubbard lived in Wichita, KS from approximately 1950 to 1952.  Hubbard was invited to our fair city by a wealthy oilman whom had sought out Hubbard’s “therapy”.  Hubbard came to believe that this oil man wanted to take ownership of “Dianetics” – the original work that started Scientology. I hear word that wealthy Scientologists are very interested in knowing where L. Ron lived during his Wichita years because there are persistent rumors among them that undiscovered work may still be in Wichita.  I would think finding out where Hubbard lived would be fairly easy to determine.

Who knows, maybe some entreprenuer could type up some seriously strange drivel on an old Remington type writer and walk off with some serious cash. 🙂


Filed under History, Original writings, Weird news


spooky2 Imagine walking down the road at night: moon hidden behind black, shape-shifting clouds that give you a fleeting glimpse of the creatures so evil, the very thought of them is enough to stop a beating heart. Once in a while the clouds part just enough to let a sliver of moonlight through, winged serpents silently screech and jet away, looking for darker places.  The lone tree, sitting in the middle of the just burnt field, entices you with its empty branches, which move as if by a lovers spirit, and yet there is no wind. The rustle of something large moving through the weeds next to the road; the sound of a small creature, crying out as the crunch of tiny bones reach your ear. You wonder whether you should stand still, or run for your life.

And then the lights show up. The Hornet Spook Lights. The lights that have been mystifying those who have had the fortune to see them since 1866, long before the automobile ever traversed that corner of Missouri.         

Roughly twelve miles Southwest of Joplin Missouri lies a paved road, about four miles long, and in the middle of nowhere. It’s near the old border village of Hornet. Walk, or drive, down this road at certain times and one, if lucky, will see the Hornet spook light, also called the Seneca Light, Devil Light and Indian Light, among others. People have myriad tales of the light. People like Dr. George W. Ward, who investigated the light in 1945. He spotted a large bright light, six to eight feet across, moving toward the group he was with. As it got closer, George locked himself in his car and drove away, never to return again.

When I first moved to Joplin many moons ago, a lady I was seeing told me about them. I scoffed, and told her I wasn’t born yesterday. Wrong: she convinced me to see for myself, so we drove out there, waited and lo and behold, here it came. A single light, floating down the road and about the size of a basketball. I said headlight reflections; she said since 1866? I said moon in just the right place; she said show me the moon.

Anyway, after investigating this phenomenon via books, I came to the conclusion this is one nobody can explain, even though many have tried, including the corp of engineers. If your ever in Joplin, ask about it, and be sure to visit, if you dare.



Filed under Weird news

10 things we didn’t know last week

BBC has this list and all the details on each of the news stories here.

Snippets from the week’s news, sliced, diced and processed for your convenience.

  1. Heavy metal in Morocco is regarded as devil-worship.
  2. Monkeys notice bad grammar.
  3. Trousers used to be called unmentionables.
  4. Neil Armstrong took Dvorak’s New World Symphony and theremin music to the moon.
  5. The best place to put a wind turbine is in Orkney Islands.
  6. Dinosaurs were couch potatoes.
  7. Ice fallen from the sky is due to leaking plane ventilation systems.
  8. Clothes could take photos.
  9. Ringo Starr’s mum wanted him to work in a bank.
  10. Sir Jimmy Savile once saved the day by directing traffic.



Filed under Weird news