I’d like to give a special acknowledgment to all of my readers spread through out Eastern Asia. I have no idea how they found me but my burgeoning blog empire seems to have planted roots in the Far East.
Spaghetti Tacos -“This combination seems to be inevitability, sort of like chocolate and peanut butter running into each other on that Reese’s commercial,” he said. “The amazement should be only that it took ‘iCarly’ to bring it into our melting pot of a culture. Spaghetti tacos has made it possible to eat spaghetti in your car, he said. It’s a very important technological development. You don’t even need a plate.”
This is amazing! I literally average 3.5-4 meals a week that consist of either some form of Spaghetti or Taco night. It’s astounding that I’ve never put two and two together. And it’s not like I’m not an experimental eater either, I’ve been pushing peanut butter and turkey sandwiches on anyone who will listen for years now, but some how this beautiful concoction flew right under my radar.
Boston Transit Authority Cracking Down -The MBTA is cracking down on fare evasion this week, stepping up efforts on the commuter rail, subway, and bus systems against passengers who attempt to slip through the turnstiles without paying or to sneak by with expired or counterfeit passes, transit officials said.
Here’s an idea, instead of the MBTA bitching about being broke and defaulting on their debts why don’t they focus on collecting subway and bus fares every week? I’d say on any given Green Line train during the day a good 10-20% of the riders hopped on for free. Hell, all the stops don’t even have turnstiles. And don’t even get me started on the buses. Granted I’ve only rode a few times but I’ve never been charged and I’ve seen entire families pay the boarding fee by simply shrugging their shoulders when asked to purchase a ticket. Wouldn’t hurt to fire the
hard working lazy asses that constantly ignore the alarm when it goes off because that would mean setting down their newspaper and getting out of their chair.
African man with 100 Wives Passes Away - Ancentus Akuku, a legendary Kenyan polygamist, passed away due to natural causes; he was in his late 90s. He first married in 1939, became a polygamist at 22 and married his last wife in 1992. He had more than 100 wives, and more than 200 children, each of whom he named personally. He had so many children that he set up two schools to educate them.
All right I’ll throw out the obvious joke; Ancentus Akuku schooled more Africans than the United Negro College Fund!
NY Subway Transit Raises Price -While I feel for New Yorkers because of the hike I still have to assume that’s a bargain price for the entertainment they're provided. If it’s anything like my orange line rides, littered with drunks, junkies, and obnoxious urban youths show casing their hip-hop skills then they have nothing to complain about. And everyone knows all the great subway talent resides in New York. For a blogger a $104 monthly pass would pay for itself in material
Massachusetts Wastes Money on Horse Bridge - (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - While hundreds of Massachusetts bridges are in need of serious repairs, one bridge is being replaced even though nothing heavier than a horse is expected to go over it. The span known as the horse bridge crosses over Route 24 in Randolph and is being rebuilt for $4.6 million, up from its original price tag of $2.6 million. It connects one portion of the 238-acre Blue Hills Reservation with another.
Really? Do I even need to come up with snarky, pessimistic comments here or should common sense cover it? There is an election for Governor next week, any of the candidates looking for last minute campaign suggestions would do well to shed light on this project and promise to shut it down, immediately. And what’s with this $2 million bump in price? What kind of estimate is that? Did the bridge all of a sudden double in size? Or did the wallets of a few local politicians? I’m no expert but I’m sure I could call a bridge building company tomorrow and have a horse bridge/overpass built and completed by December for less than $50K. This post was paid for by the CW for State Treasurer committee.
London Takes Civilian Spying to a Whole New Level - LONDON (Reuters) – Anyone who owns a laptop computer can now fight crime from the safety of their home and win cash prizes for catching thieves red-handed, under a new British monitoring scheme that went live this week. The service works by employing an army of registered armchair snoopers who watch hours of CCTV footage from cameras in stores and high street venues across the country. Viewers can win up to 1,000 pounds ($1,600) in cash a month from Devon-based firm Internet Eyes, which distributes the streaming footage, when offenders are caught in the act.
Sign me up! Once you get past the whole blatant government intrusion of privacy can you imagine the fun to be had prank calling shop keepers alerting them to nonexistent shoplifters? If the Simpsons were still funny and/or relevant Bart would have had a field day with this news.
That’s all for today, have a great weekend. If you like what you’ve been reading tell one friend to check it out, much appreciated.