Our Hoosierland weather for today brings us scattered rain, but temps will be climbing into the upper 70s (that's sure to bring a butt-load of humidity along for the ride). If we see any sunshine, it'll be by accident...heh.
*** First out of the checkbook is our "WHO SAID THAT?" quote for the week:
"The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow."
I feel this comes into play regarding not only HOW we view superheroes, but what our society is replacing our everyday heroes with. It's become a bastard form of who can be the most outrageous, or get the most views on YouTube.
So, who said that? The answer at the top of tomorrow's post.
Meanwhile, back in 18th century Manhattan...
*** Next, time to look at the "What the hell happens today, Bob?" feature:
MAY 22 -
National Craft Distillery Day
National Maritime Day
National Solitaire Day
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
*** Next up...Looks likes our City Council has found their "rubber stamp" again...
THIS that give me serious trust issues with those who are running this dog and pony show called Fort Wayne.
Improvements? If we already have the best water around, HOW the hell can you improve anything? Yeah, those water mains need replacing, I know.
Of course this WAS initially approved last year
Naturally, this comes on the heels of the I&M rate hike (electricity) proposal for this year..
And, we ARE still reeling from that 2018 natural gas rate increase.
At least councilman Russ Jehl voted against it (Barranda and Arp were absent, but had also dissented in last year's vote).
*** Next...It would appear that the Dems are at this again.
LOVE when myths are wonderfully DEBUNKED?
I know it brings a smile to my face every time..
*** Next up...Are people in Indiana THIS stupid? Apparently so:
*** Next, an early morning pursuit on the (where else?) SE side:
FWPD officers were responding to shots fired in the area of Reed and Baxter Sts.
One person wound up dead. No officers were injured. One shot had been fired during all this, which left a car crashed into a vacant house (that's convenient).
I'd say that ended well enough. One less perp around to cause mayhem down here.
*** Next up...time to drop by our "Kitten Corner"...
|Snoozing on the computer room futon.|
Not much for them to do, but chase one another, then nap, then eat and nap after that.
They tend to repeat this pattern as necessary throughout the day and into the evening.
|Snoozing in daddy's chair.|
Wish I could train them to rub MY neck...lol.
*** Next...let's do our check-in with "Midnight and Whiskers"...
|"It's almost always dry under here."|
|Slipping in a meal before the rain|
*** Last back to the comic store...I found this wonderful article from a couple years back:
GOOD beats EVIL.
I will say that whatever ethical standards that have been set down for various characters over the decades have taken it on the chin recently. It would seem that it is being corrected to "some" degree.
However, it doesn't address the issue when it comes to the actors portraying these comic icons on the big screen.
Clayton Moore was stripped of his "mask" all those years ago? (he was THE Lone Ranger in movies and TV, but don't tell the kids)
ALWAYS showed up in public as the personification OF that character, to the delight of LOTS of children for many, many years.
Do we need a constant assault from those who many young people look up to?
Maybe they're all just "acting" in an unethical manner...it's getting harder to tell, these days...isn't it?
Stay SAFE out there, America.