THIS was the "traditional" day when we used to have off from school (back in the Pre-Jurassic Age), and since Easter always came on a SUNDAY, many workplaces closed today a well. (just try to find that happening today)
The weather gave us the chance to kick on the A/C (oh, joy). Just when you get a chance to SAVE a few bucks from all the heating costs...time to begin paying for the cooling costs...lol. No winning on this account.
Our Hoosierland weather for today will bring us mostly sunny skies, temps reaching to around 68 degrees and no rain in the forecast (seems to pass us by...damn it).
TOO close, mind you) as we see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the Easter dinner leftovers is our "What the hell happens today, Bob? feature:
APRIL 17 -
---It's National Bat Appreciation Day
---It's National Cheeseball Day
---It's National Ellis Island Family History Day
---It's National Haiku Poetry Day
---It's National Poem In Your Pocket Day
*** Next, we had our share of stupid over the weekend, like in THIS story:
Arbors of South Towne Square Apartments. This took place around 0400 hrs. Funny, most of the locals tend to be getting ready to crash for the night (until they wake up around 11 AM and start their crap all over again).
Guess SOME people need to be a tad more "selective" about who they deem to be a friend?
*** Next, a blast from the past where Wifey and I used to live (Columbus, OH).
Here's the story link:
SO different now, I wouldn't recognize it except for the street names (like Morse Rd). The mall has been gone for years, and many other stores have also left...gee, must be the CRIME that took over (we got out before it got a real hold).
But, back to the story...
J&R Party Hall was an "after-hours club" and it's clientele consisted of mainly blacks (don't they usually?)
Read the names in the Columbus Dispatch story, and you make the call there.
Doesn't sound like a bunch of Italians or Irish whooping it up THAT late, does it?
Sure makes the case for CLOSING DOWN all these "party houses" and "clubs" that many cities already have (like in Fort Wayne). And, I'm not being a prude here. I prefer to call this a public safety matter of a higher order.
Check my archive post from St Patty's Day 2014.
Hard-Hitters was the name - a black and red building that has yet to be reopened (thank God). A monument to stupidity, perhaps?
All these so-called parties taking place after the regular joints close down is causing harm to too many...too often.
*** Next up, it looks like our technology (and those using it) have taken "abuse" to a whole new level.
|One bat-shit crazy mo-fo.|
This took place in Cleveland, and the manhunt is on.
Guess a SUICIDE-SELFIE is out of the question at this point?
*** Next, I hear our city is sending out their PROPERTY TAX bills this week (Happy Easter)...and they are expected to be HIGHER. Here's THAT story:
ONLY way to get some real revenue these days...artificially JACK UP the assessments, and bilk the homeowners (as usual).
Hell, we USED to pay about $700+ per year (after homestead credit) when we first moved to the "Fortress"...now, thanks to rising crime and lack of retail and services down here, along with ALL the HUD rentals,. we haven't even paid close to $200 in over a decade and a half.
MORE our place is worth because we're white and OWN the property (always amuses me). A house that used to be assessed at $76K...now worth less than $40K, thanks to the city of Fort Wayne, and their lack of vision when it comes to public safety and halting the blight our part of town has come to "embrace".
*** Next up, our "locals" were in fine form over the holy weekend...LOTS of boom cars (some came by several times, JUST to annoy the hell out of us...nice to be "loved").
ACROSS the street (why they needed OUR hill , I have no idea). They went UP the street (where they belong).
We certainly were not without our wandering "tribes" as well.
SO safe seeing THIS group approaching me on the street.
And we can't forget our dear, sweet Latino "neighbors" two doors down, who were apparently doing some roof work (at least THEY do something more than the blacks around here), and didn't watch where THEIR trash was blowing. Always police your work area.
FIBERGLASS INSULATION (that winds up on OUR property). Several other properties were "recipients" of the Hispanic "fallout". But they are people who just let the trash stay where it's at...and that's why we have a blighted area...apathy goes FAR down here.
The best part to all this - NOT ONE POLICE VEHICLE was spotted all weekend.
Besides, I never hear about citations of stupidity...do you?
*** Next, and kicking the stupid to the curb, time to see what's been going on over at "Kitten Corner"...
*** Last back to the microwave...it certainly is NO secret that I'm a big Doctor Who fan.
PBS in Philly). Actually had my picture taken with Tom Baker (slightly blurred thanks by a shaking hand of the nervous person taking it...lol), and even back then, as the series progressed, it began to "slip" after we got into the mid-80s. This isn't to take anything from those acting the series.
The writing wasn't up to par many times, and perhaps, people became bored (society did develop ADHD leading into the 90s).
NO episodes were made by the BBC - we had one telemovie in 1996 starring Paul McGann.
So, when a proper"reboot" was announced in 2005, I was definitely on board with it...
Ever since then, I found the news series very entertaining (even if the language suffered with words never heard in the first go'round). I found the writing top-notch most of the time (can't write a winner EVERY week, right?) with some outstanding episodes among the lot.
UK sources) ratings have been DROPPING...and rather substantially. I find that odd, except to say that maybe those watching in the UK are even MORE fickle than Philadelpha sports team fans (and they are some of the worst when it comes to turning on the home team)...lol.
The die-hard fans stick with it, through good and bad.
I like the Doctor because, even with ALL the time the character has lived, with all the tech he has, all the knowledge he was acquired, and all that he's been through...he's still NOT perfect, and that's a good thing.
In many ways, he mirrors who WE are.
He might always seem to win, but there are always costs, or consequences, or effects attached to a victory. Lesson to be learned THERE, eh?
His companions are more like the audience in that we get to "ride along" with the Doctor in his adventures.
MYTHOLOGY - aka the Hero's Journey.
Our favorite Time Lord has been on his particular journey for over ten centuries...and still going.
Just like in life..."With every ending, there is always a new beginning".
Stay SAFE out there, America.