FOUR days in school instead of five, it seems a shorter week to ME, but here we are anyway...it's a WEEKEND!
And it will be feeling MORE like summer over the next several days, unlike the nice respite we have been enjoying.
Sorry, but it IS August...them's the breaks.
Our Hoosierland weather today will have us with partly sunny skies, and temps reaching a bit higher into the 80s, and with that comes higher humidity.
We might be hitting 90 between now and Monday as well, so, a word to the wise, right?
Anyway, let's all procure our morning beverage of choice and see what has been going on elsewhere...
*** First off of the rooftop is our "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
August 14 -
---Today is NATIONAL CREAMSICLE DAY.
HOW COLD they were off the truck...my damn tongue would stick to them like Ralphie's brother to that flagpole...LOL.
*** Now, since it's FRIDAY, let's see what will happen over the weekend, JUST so you can be a part of the "fun":
August 15 -
---Saturday is VJ DAY
(Japan officially signed the declaration of surrender)
|The KISS felt around the world.|
---It's also RELAXATION DAY
|Shoulda combined this with HAMMOCK day.|
Grab it if 'ya got it!
---It's also NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY
ONE day for something THIS good?
August 16 -
---Sunday is NATIONAL TELL A JOKE DAY
Well, no one said the joke HAD to be funny.
---It's also NATIONAL RUM DAY
LOTS of stuff...lol.
---And, it's NATIONAL AIRBORNE DAY
GOOD airplanes is odd, but it DOES get the job done.)
---It's also NATIONAL ROLLER COASTER DAY
WHACKED by one at Cedar Point)
And there you have it...all the stuff you NEED to know to make life fun.
*** Next up, just when you thought that armed robberies in our city MIGHT be slacking off, comes THIS:
|"Canna getta BACONATOR wif yo cash?"|
I suppose that's a start. It's logical to conclude that a getaway VEHICLE was used.
And, a description of the robber was NOT available...(wonder why?) Any bets that he was BLACK?
This is exactly WHY businesses will NOT come down here, even if the land they can build upon is rendered "free" by our "king", mayor Henry.
To paraphrase an old saying - "IT'S THE CRIME, STUPID!"
Now, forgive me for being a tad dense here, but what was it that our mayor is ALWAYS telling us about how our city is so damn good BECAUSE of this QUALITY-OF-LIFE thing?
|Major FAIL in SEVERAL categories for the SE side.|
*** Next up,...ast week, fuel prices (for regular) were in the $2.32 range...I filled up the Wifeymobile last week and took notice.
|Here we go AGAIN.|
Figures we "all of a sudden" have this problem at the ONE major (and largest) refinery in the Midwest.
Here's the story link:
Nobody's "fessing up" as to WHY the plant shut the hell down, but this brings up something I've mentioned here over the years.
We have NOT had one NEW refinery built in America in OVER FORTY YEARS...!
And all the other refineries have been in constant operation for SO long, they need some serious upgrades made to them.
|Unexplained shutdown? Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot, folks!|
*** Next up, a lot of residents in the SW area are cheesed off over a county proposal to stick a "truck hub" in the midst of their semi-pristine landscape, and they all should be ticked.
|Not one happy face in THIS crowd.|
Now, WHY does someone want to screw up another nice area?
Well, look at the SE part of Ft. Wayne for that answer.
CAN?) You got it.
The area in question is presently a CORNFIELD.
Didn't we need MORE corn for food, feed and (crappy) ethanol?
Sure sounds like it to me.
The lawyers for the proposal asked for a postponement of hearings (didn't expect the people to PUSH BACK...didja?)
I know I'd be pissed if I spent the money to get a house AWAY from the madding crowds, only to find out that some local authority wants to bring that crap to MY neighborhood...
Good for those who trying to beat back "the system"...they already did it once in 2005.
*** And from the world of Hollyweird, there's ANOTHER "remake", "reboot", call it what you will, and it's another shot at something from the "sixties"::
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
|We ALL wanted to work for THIS outfit.|
There was some shifting of air times for the show through it's run, as broadcasters were starting to do...kept you guessing each season, but at least we had fewer commercials back then.
Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) made the world safer from all these "over the top" bad guys, and it was a good show in it's day.
(lasted FOUR years. That's longer than Star Trek)
Here's the WIKI on the original show:
Part drama, part satire, and a REALLY cool Jerry Goldsmith theme.
DelFloria's Tailor Shop in Manhattan was the place to be, IF you were working for U.N.C.L.E.
(an acronym for the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement)
|The good old days were cool, suave, and fun.|
*** Before we head off into the sunset, I wanted to wish a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our SOCIAL SECURITY SYSTEM ((...AHEM...))
Here's the history of this debacle:
Whaddya mean there's NO CAKE???
|You feds screwed us all...say it...SAY IT!!!!|
*** Last back to the basement...yeah, the Cold War used to be a fun time.
|In a nutshell...|
We (as children) could "protect" our neighborhoods with CAP GUNS...and police were not yelling at us to "put the gun down!"
Hell, we played harder than most people worked...and we never got paid...we got EDUCATED instead.
The humorous part to all this, is that with a "more evolved" world after 5 decades, we have learned little to nothing..except how to take things away from people.
Things like liberty and freedom.
I never see kids playing with cap guns these days...many are too busy stealing the REAL thing and holding people the hell up (or worse).
|And things ARE heating up.|
We have nation's economies failing daily, Jihad against everyone NOT following Islam, and to top it all off...insipid commercials interrupting all these crap reality and "talent" TV shows.
Now HOW f$cked up it THAT?
I thought life was SUPPOSED to be getting BETTER, so what's going on here?
If I didn't know better, I'd think that when it comes to REMAKES, our society is trying it's damnedest to create one of it's own...at the expense of who and what we used to be as a nation.
I'll take a pass on that one, folks.
Give me what we used to have, because THAT was SO much better.
DO have yourselves a good weekend.
Stay SAFE out the, America.