Category Archives: strange events

Presidential Timber… with ‘Wet Leg Hair’

Has it truly come to this–a presidential candidate babbling about children rubbing his “wet leg hair” while he was a lifeguard, long ago?

Well, that’s what he’s doing in this video, shot in 2017.

People are actually thinking of voting for this guy for president? Say it ain’t so. But we can’t say that, can we?

Again I ask–are there that many people out there who truly have not the foggiest idea of what a president is, or what a president does?

A sobering thought: most of the Democrat candidates are even worse. That’s why this, er, man is leading the pack. Crikey, he was our vice president for eight years.

Hairy legs and all.

 


The Tech Fair Horror! Robot Attacks, Injures Man

Robots v Humans: AI machine ‘attacks’ visitor at Chinese tech fair (PHOTOS)

Oh, we shoulda listened to Isaac Asimov! Instead, it’s going all Terminator on us.

At the China International Hi-Tech Fair recently, a robot that was supposed to be an “educational tool” launched itself through a glass display case and made a frenzied attack on an innocent bystander, who was slightly injured (https://www.rt.com/viral/367426-robot-attack-china-technology/). We are unable to confirm reports that the robot growled “Die, human, die!”

I dunno, it doesn’t look so fierce to me. It looks kinda like R2D2 from Star Wars. Which reminds me–What does R2D2 take when he has a cold? Robotussin! But I digress.

It should be pointed out that some killjoy who doesn’t want us to have any fun with the nooze says the robot crashed through the display case because somebody mixed up the “forward” and “back” buttons, hit the one when he should’ve hit the other. We would rather read that the robot’s Artificial Intelligence took it upon itself to add a blood-lust program. “He must’ve programmed himself to do that!” Just because those immortal words originated in Godzilla vs. Megalon doesn’t mean they aren’t true.

Just to be on the safe side, steer clear of hi-tech fairs and bring no robots into your home. ‘Cause you never know when they might program themselves to be smarter than you and take away your stuff.


A Blowout Festival (the Bad Kind)

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Anybody got the “Increvable” card?

It was a bad day for motorists on Route 101 in Port Angeles, Washington–real bad.

Someone dropped a load of screws on the highway and 300 cars got flat tires (https://www.peninsuladailynews.com/news/state-patrol-hundreds-of-screws-left-on-road-accidentally/). Police think it was an accident; but you can still get into major trouble for not securing your load, so that it spills on the highway, so don’t expect anyone to step forward with “I cannot tell a lie: I did it.”

I was once on a highway where there had been a spill from an oil tanker truck. Guess what you couldn’t do! That’s right–stop. You couldn’t stop. Good thing I was going really, really slow at the time.

As for the screws, it took the cops three or four hours to pick them all up with a great big magnet four feet wide.

It was a good day to be selling tires.

 


Today’s Worst Story

(No picture. This story is too horrible for a picture.)

A Texas–that’s right: Texas–jury has ruled against a father trying to stop his 7-year-old son’s “transition” into a so-called girl by means of puberty blockers and female hormones (https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-jury-rules-against-dad-trying-to-save-his-7-year-old-from-gender-transition).

The court also ordered the father to “affirm” his son as a “girl” and to take a class on transgenderism.

It’s the mother who’s pushing for this. She wants her boy to be a girl.

How could this happen? What kind of people did they have on that jury? And where is it written into law that any court, anywhere, has any authority to force an American citizen to “affirm” what he doesn’t believe? Did we all wake up in China this morning? Will they deprive us even of the ownership of our consciences?

I can hardly believe I’m writing this. I keep wanting to tell myself, “It isn’t happening, it isn’t happening…” But of course it is.

This has to stop. Nothing good can possibly come of it.

O Lord our God! Remember that these things are done without our consent, against our will, and over our objections.


Now It’s a 10-Year-Old Motivational Speaker

(Thanks to Susan for the news tip.)

This is one of those things I wish I could unsee–a 10-year-old kid serving as a motivational speaker for his local high school football team.

Can you imagine the size of his ego by the time he’s twenty?

Really, this whole thing of being lectured to by children is getting out of hand. “I’ve seen a lot of things,” he declares. Must’ve been a busy ten years. And when he’s done, the whole roomful of hulking football players springs up to give him a standing ovation. I guess they can’t just go out there and play the freakin’ game. What is this–a high school football team, or the United Nations General Assembly?

The videos have gone viral on social media. Next thing you know, Junior’ll be doing Amway conventions.


‘This Just In’ (2014)

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Blink your eyes and you’ll miss it!

https://leeduigon.com/2014/03/30/this-just-in/

We may well ask, “Why in the world would anybody ever do such a thing?” It wasn’t like they were offering kingdoms and provinces as the prize for doing it. They weren’t even offering Quokka T-shirts.

But I have said too much already. To find out what this guy really won, open the link.


‘A Man Who Ran Out of Chances’ (2012)

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Stede Bonnet–one of the biggest damned fools you’ll ever meet in history

Imagine a young man, 28, who had a wife and children, a secure and honorable position in society, and more than adequate wealth…

Who tossed it all away to be a pirate (http://newswithviews.com/Duigon/lee158.htm).

It’s cold and rainy today, I can’t go outside to work on my book–and for some odd reason, my thoughts turned to Stede Bonnet, the man described above. Once upon a time I tried to write a novel about him. I did the research, including a reading of the whole transcript of his trial. But I gave it up because, no matter how much research I did, I simply couldn’t explain why Major Bonnet threw his life away–

Any more than I can understand why ours and other Western countries seem to be throwing away everything they have worth saving. Sanity? We don’t need no stinkin’ sanity! No! We want open borders, transgender, and a Green New Deal–just for starters.

Time and time again Bonnet passed up chances to save himself. Piracy wasn’t even a capital crime in 1718. He could have accepted amnesty. He could have gotten off with little or no punishment. But when the city of Charleston attempted to arrest him, Bonnet chose to fight it out, killing 20 of the city’s volunteers before they captured him. So they had him dead to rights for murder, and they hanged him for it.

What drives a man to make one disastrously bad decision after another? There was never a chance that anything he ever decided to do would turn out well.

If he were alive today, he’d be in Congress.

 


Doofus in the Lion’s Den

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We do not know why she did this.

This past weekend at the Bronx Zoo, some kook climbed into the lion enclosure and wobbled herself at a male lion, as if daring him to jump the ditch and eat her (https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bronx-Zoo-Lion-561880561.html). The NBC Nooze piece does not tell us how they got her out of there. Fortunately the lion didn’t seem to want to have much to do with her.

This reminds me of a story!

Coming home drunk, late at night, a husband decided he didn’t want to face his wife. Too beneered to see where he was going, he wound up at the local zoo, blundered into the lion cage, and fell asleep with his head pillowed on the lion.

Early the next morning his wife tracked him down and found him in the lion cage, just beginning to wake up.

“Come out of there, you coward!”

***    All right, so it wasn’t that funny. But it’s funnier than all the kooks we have on the loose, these days. No one at NBC seems to have asked anyone at the zoo what they thought the woman was trying to do. If the reporter went to journalism school, such a question would never have occurred to him.


High-Fashion Straitjackets? (Oh, Come On!)

Image result for images of houdini escaping from straitjacket

They never could invent one that would hold Houdini.

At last! Straitjackets as a fashion statement! Gee, thanks, Gucci–this is just what we’ve been needing.

An “activist model” who says she’s “non-binary”–and that she’s had her own mental health issues, from time to time–staged a protest of Gucci’s spring/summer collection at Milan Fashion Week, recently (https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/fashion/gucci-mental-health-protest-runway-not-fashion-straitjackets-a9116216.html). She thought trotting out straitjackets as a fashion statement was in poor taste. Ya think?

Gucci replied that they had no plans to sell the high-fashion straitjackets, but were only “making a statement” against uniformity, and how “power is exercised over life, to eliminate self-expression.” As Columbo would say, “That explains it.”

We were unable to find out whether architects have come on board with new houses that will contain rubber rooms.

If we put everyone in a straitjacket who needs one, these days, we’d have no politics. And there’d be nobody to staff our colleges and looniversities.

But making fun of Fashion Week is shooting fish in a barrel.

[Note: I gather that these are not real straitjackets–just designed to look like them.]


Are We ‘Summoning Entities Into Existence’? (Hint: No)

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H.P. Lovecraft with one of his imaginary playmates

The CEO of Kindred A.I. the other day ruffled some feathers by warning that “tech developers are summoning entities into existence” (https://clarion.causeaction.com/2019/09/17/ai-expert-says-we-are-summoning-robot-entities-who-will-treat-us-like-ants/).

Say it ain’t so!

Warns the CEO, these “entities” will be (or already are) as indifferent to us as we are to ants: “they’re way smarter than every single person in this room, in ways that we can’t even comprehend.” Well, gee–not knowing who was in the room with him when he said that, we can only speculate. I mean, if it was Joe Biden and Rosie O’Donnell, he had a great chance of being right.

These scary entities that we’re going to summon into existence, he said, are “like Lovecraftian The Great Old Ones…” Those were monsters in H.P. Lovecraft’s fantasy/horror stories. Not intended to be taken seriously. We wonder whether Mr. CEO quite understands that.

Sorry, dude, but Shakespeare got in before you. He even got in before Lovecraft. Henry IV Part I, Act III, Scene 1.

Glendower: I can call spirits from the vasty deep.

Hotspur: Why, so can I, and so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them?

(Why do I think I hear someone crying, “Call for Phillip Morris”?)

See, beings either exist or they don’t. No yo-yo down here on earth can summon them into existence. We already have inborn human depravity and hosts of malevolent spiritual beings turned loose on us by Satan. What can some clowns with computers add to that?

HPL was only kidding; but this guy at Kindred is nuts.


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