Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

July 11th, 2024 - 10:35 pm § in Humor, Misc.


Everyone seems to hate HOAs. They’re the grist of YouTube videos, lawsuits like this and this, and battles over yard ornaments (like this one, photo at left). Now imagine you’re surrounded by HOAs, but not in one, and they try to make you toe their line. That’s what happened to a[...]

July 11th, 2024 - 8:12 pm § in Misc., Science

UFO metal is man-made

A metal fragment purportedly from the 1947 Roswell “flying saucer” is man-made, according to a lab report. The report concludes that “despite claims it was an alloy not found on this planet,” the piece of debris “was not extraterrestrial in origin” (read story her[...]

July 4th, 2024 - 11:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Since when do states get to define U.S. citizenship?

Since never. I’ll get to that below, but story first. David O’Connor, 77, a U.S. Navy veteran and retired truck driver, moved to Tennessee in 2016, a culture-war red state that doesn’t let furriners drive (see license requirements here). Now, 8 years later, the state has canceled [...]

July 3rd, 2024 - 7:50 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Who brings you Whidbey Island Ice Cream?

The Freeland, Washington, boutique maker of  highly rated ice cream was started in 2008 by Ron Hecker but he retired and sold the business to the Rosens (pictured at left) in 2017 (article here), who were already involved in pizza and sushi businesses. At six bucks a pint in local groceries, their [...]

July 3rd, 2024 - 2:59 pm § in Misc.

Medal of Honor awarded to two Andrews Raiders

In April 1862, a group of 22 Union commandos known today as the “Andrews Raiders” made their way behind Confederate lines, stole a train in Georgia, and headed for Chattanooga cutting telegraph lines, tearing up tracks, and burning bridges as they went. The episode became famous as ̶[...]

July 1st, 2024 - 2:18 am § in Misc.

The best pizza in Washington

And #33 in America; for where to find it (spoiler: it’s in Redmond), click here. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 29th, 2024 - 10:15 pm § in Misc.

Who’s Karen Read?

“My job is to follow legal stories in the news,” an MSNBC legal analyst wrote. He continued here, “Apparently, I’m not so great at my job. A month ago, when a non-journalist friend messaged me to ask about my thoughts on the Karen Read murder trial, my response was: ‘Who’[...]

June 28th, 2024 - 12:33 am § in Misc.

Florida governor vetoes water quality advisories for beaches

Florida’s Republican governor has vetoed a bipartisan bill passed by the legislature, where Republicans have supermajorities, to require the state health department to issue water quality advisories and close beaches when pollution reaches unsafe levels (see story here). What gives? Why did he[...]

June 26th, 2024 - 4:24 am § in Misc.

A drawbridge like you’ve never seen (video)

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June 25th, 2024 - 1:08 am § in Humor, Misc., Politics

Politician evicted, library cat stays

The video below is from 2016. That’s when the city council of a Fort Worth suburb voted 2-1 to evict a cat that had been living in the public library for 6 years. Well, that didn’t go over well. The cat, named “Browser,” has his own Wikipedia page (here); the councilman who w[...]