Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

June 21st, 2023 - 4:43 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts, Misc.

Bosses are jerks dep’t

Miles Walker owns a car repair shop in Peachtree, Georgia. An employee, Andreas Flaten, quit after an argument. Walker refused to pay Flaten his final wages of $915, so Flaten complained to the U.S. Labor Department, which contacted Walker, who then dumped 91,500 oil pennies in Flaten’s drivew[...]

June 20th, 2023 - 12:42 am § in Misc., Politics

Could a princess be president?

This is America, where anything is possible, so I won’t rule it out; I’ll just call it “unlikely.” Newsweek believes Meghan Markle, a professional celebrity, has political ambitions (see story here). That’s based on this thin reed: “The couple urged voters to regi[...]

June 19th, 2023 - 1:02 am § in Misc.

Letter from a freed slave telling off his former master

With stunning eloquence, this freed slave told his former master to go **** himself. An edited version is below; for the story, complete letter, and more letters from freed slaves, go here. Dayton, Ohio, August 7, 1865 To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee Sir, I got your le[...]

June 17th, 2023 - 11:20 pm § in Misc.


Melanie Hamrick (photo below) is Mick Jagger’s girlfriend. They’re selling their Florida digs for $3.5 million (see story here, and real estate listing with photo of house here). He has other houses, of course. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 17th, 2023 - 10:35 pm § in Misc.

Was Daniel Ellsberg a hero or criminal?

Daniel Ellsberg (bio here), who leaked the Pentagon Papers (described here) to the press, died on June 16, 2023, at age 92. Ellsberg’s name will forever be synonymous with the term “whistleblower.” He may be unfamiliar to younger generations, but he was a hero to the Vietnam generation[...]

June 16th, 2023 - 1:13 pm § in Christianity, Humor, Misc., Politics, Republicans

Hanging out with Jesus

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis “says he would have loved to hang out with Jesus and his disciples.” (Read story here.) Uh-huh. All I’ll say is be careful about what you wish for. Below: Hanging out with Jesus (left and right of Jesus). Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 13th, 2023 - 12:05 am § in Economics, Humor, Misc.

Boomers vs. Millennials

“Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill every time.” Supposedly that’s an ancient Greek proverb. I don’t know if it is, but if it’s been around that long, there might be something to it. Anyway, there’s a common perception that old people are taking a[...]

June 12th, 2023 - 12:52 pm § in Misc.

Why Republicans have no credibility

For starters, they’re liars. I’m not talking about little political fibs. They lie prolifically, tell jaw-dropping whoppers, and embrace fantastical conspiracy theories. They also reject truth: They’re vaccine deniers, climate deniers, and criminal-conduct deniers (e.g., Sen. Ron [...]

June 10th, 2023 - 9:21 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Misc.

Funny money

Wouldn’t it be funny if D. B. Cooper bailed out with a satchel full of this stuff? Here’s an idea: Next time one of your loved ones is kidnapped, pay the ransom with a suitcase full of these bills. Another thought: George Santos can use this “money” to pay his debts and post [...]

June 9th, 2023 - 6:36 pm § in Misc., Science

Let’s see the spaceships and alien bodies

A breathless op-ed in The Hill on Friday, June 9, 2023 (read it here), claimed “the intelligence community inspector general found ‘allegations that there is a [UFO crash retrieval] program [to be] urgent and credible.’” I certainly hope the Pentagon has a UFO crash retrieval pro[...]