Archive for the ‘Misc.’ Category

June 18th, 2024 - 3:51 pm § in Economics, Misc.

Today’s most useless story about inheritances

“Generation X stands to gain the most from the $84 trillion wealth transfer,” an NBC News headline blared on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. The story (read it here) begins, “Generation X may be the biggest beneficiary from the $84 trillion Great Wealth Transfer in the next 10 years, accor[...]

June 18th, 2024 - 1:19 am § in Misc.

Acoustic data offer new hope of finding MH-370

It is aviation’s greatest unsolved mystery. Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, triggering history’s most extensive search for a missing aircraft. There’s no longer any doubt the plane flew south over the Indian Ocean for several hours before crashing. A tot[...]

June 13th, 2024 - 4:21 pm § in Misc.

This blog will never ask you for boxes of free cookies

“The owner of a New York-based cookie company is going viral after calling out a beginner influencer,” NBC News reported on June 13, 2024. The wannabe influencer wanted free cookies for her wedding reception. Her email said, “I’d love to include your amazing products in my bridal party b[...]

June 13th, 2024 - 1:51 am § in Misc.

Parking lot buskers (video)

I’m running across them, too; they’re everywhere. No, they’re not real performers; you’re hearing recorded music and they’re faking playing the violin or whatever. There are lots of videos of people confronting these scammers, but this one is positively hilarious. Retur[...]

June 12th, 2024 - 6:04 pm § in Humor, Misc.

Cat masters and their human slaves

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June 11th, 2024 - 6:25 pm § in Misc.

Hotdog eating champ goes vegan

Joey Chestnut (photo, left) is to sponsored hotdog eating contests what Man o’ War is to horse racing: unbeatable; the greatest. Chestnut holds the world record of 76 hotdogs and buns eaten in 10 minutes and not barfed up. My personal best, achieved in high school, was 26 hotdogs, no buns, in [...]

June 10th, 2024 - 7:00 pm § in Misc.

Trigger-happy vigilante kills innocent teen

Three teenagers returning an airsoft gun to a sporting goods store were accosted by a gun-waving vigilante. The teens repeatedly told him the gun was a toy, and dropped it when he ordered them to. He killed one of them anyway, then lied to police to make it appear he acted in self-defense. The inci[...]

June 10th, 2024 - 3:43 am § in Misc.

Watch how man avoids “gay” stairs (video)

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June 9th, 2024 - 11:06 pm § in Misc.

Policing in Brazil (video)

What it’s like to do police work in Sao Paulo’s slums. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

June 9th, 2024 - 10:48 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Pegasus Bridge

Pegasus Bridge (it acquired this name after the war) is a famous D-Day site. As the photo shows, it’s quite small. Actor Richard Todd, who portrayed Major John Howard in The Longest Day, helped defend it against German counterattacks. Today the original bridge is a war memorial. Return to The-[...]