If you’re looking for a good example – a southern African radio correspondent seems to be willing to take one for the team. Recently the Lancet medical journal did a study that found circumcision could reduce men’s chances of getting AIDS. So Kennedy Gondwe did what any responsible man would do and had the excruciating procedure done. The kicker is… he did this with radio and web audiences listening in. He received tons of text messages and cell phone calls – obviously some from offended listeners and readers… hmm, I just can’t imagine why they’d be upset!
Do your research people! A man in South Carolina tried to open a bank account with a $1 million bill. If you’re going to all the hard work of counterfeiting, make sure you’re counterfeiting something that actually exists! The highest American dollar in circulation to date is a $100 bill. Obviously the bank teller knew it was a phoney bill and denied the account to the man. The best part about this story is the man had the gall to get angry with the bank employees! After he was arrested police discovered he had also used a stolen check to by cigarettes, see what bad habits can do?
It’s Black Friday which means mad dashes to the mall, insane drivers and aggressive shoppers – so why do so many people participate in this wild event? For the amazing sales of course!!! Wikipedia states it this way, “Black Friday was originally so named because of the heavy traffic on that day, although most contemporary uses of the term refer instead to it as the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit)”. You’re telling me for more than half the year retailers aren’t making a profit?! Wow!
I was on assignment at the mall this morning and what I saw was incredible. I witnessed people shopping in their pajamas, blood-shot eyes and great evidence of shoppers who haven’t showered. Is Black Friday worth it? Well I saw some fantastic deals, so it might be. Though, I think I prefer my sleep to crazed shoppers.
I’m so excited about Thanksgiving!!! Why? Um… the food of course! I can’t wait for pumpkin pie, cranberry jello, and what am I missing… oh yeah turkey!!! I hope everyone has an amazing Thanksgiving! Remember to pace yourself while you eat, it’s much easier to be thankful on Thanksgiving when you don’t have a stomachache!
The bitter cold is getting ready to set in. I’m not super excited about that. What I am super excited about is keeping my legs warm during the cold weather. That’s right tights and leggings are back! I wasn’t happy about it at first and now I’m seeing how practical they are for ladies’ legs. Men, I just wish you understood! Most women dread the feeling of cold biting their legs, even through hose, fortunately tights and leggings are usually thicker!!! Hooray for fashion that makes sense! So you can still look cute and wear dresses in the winter without sacrificing your health… that’s what I call intelligent fashion!
If you’ve ever thought a city would be better off without a mayor, you’re not the only one. A recent election in Chilo, Ohio had a ballot with nothing on it! No one ran for mayor, clerk/treasurer or for two council seats! May be instead of having the famous P. Diddy shirts with ‘Vote or Die!’ imprinted on them, this city should have alternate t-shirts that say ‘Someone, Anyone Please Run for Office!’.
Would you ever consider hushing a president? You might if you were a king. The King of Spain, Juan Carlos, had enough during the Ibero-American summit. I suppose it was all he could take as Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, referred to Spain’s former Prime Minister, Jose Maria Aznar, as a “fascist”. Aznar is conservative, close to President Bush and backed the U.S. in the Iraqi war.
Chavez seems to be building a reputation. He called President Bush “the devil” at the United Nations last year. So as Chavez is repeatedly calling Aznar a fascist the Spanish King’s steam is building. Spain’s socialist prime minister starts giving a nice speech about respecting others, but the King cuts right to the chase and angrily says to Chavez, “Why don’t you shut up?” Which quieted Chavez for a little while. I have a sneaking suspicion if a king hushed me, I probably would too.
I love how tabloids mix names. There’s Brangelina – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Beniffer – the former couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, Crazy&Kfed – oh wait that wasn’t one, sorry. I’m sure I could go on and on, but for sanity’s sake I’ll refrain. This sick curiosity with celebrities’ love lives is interesting. Heck, I’ve even been guilty of joining in on the game. Why? Perhaps I’m bored, perhaps I’m a freak… either way I think I just like living in other people’s lives for a split second. May be I like the news of the famous because it helps take the focus off me. All I know is it seems appealing to find out about people who live outside of our definition of normal. But may be, just may be normal to us isn’t actually normal at all. Hmm… that’s almost mind blowing!
Surfer Todd Endris was doing his regular routine of catching a wave when a shark attacked him at Marina State Park off Monterey, California. As the man-eating fish was taking a bite out of Endris’ side, a group of dolphins came to his rescue! Was the surfer already good pals with the dolphins? Nope, they just decided to be good Samaritans. The debatable faux fish formed a protective ring around Endris so he could get to shore. As Endris was swimming with the dolphins a fellow surfer, who’d made safely it to the beach, prepared to take it from there. Which he did and is credited for saving Endris’ life.
There have been reports of dolphin rescues for centuries. Why do they help humans? No wonder we love dolphins so much! I have a new respect for our finned friends, that’s for sure. It just goes to show you, caring for others crosses all barriers. No matter if you’re a fish or a human – we should all lend a helping hand.