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But that’s not always bad. Here you get three awesome stories, one post…
They are some C R A Z Y, amusing and thoughtful stories/pics found on the internet, out and about on Non-News Friday today…
And though they have no connection to one another?
In my mind there was a link thanks to their individual awesomeness.
That must be respected…
And pointed out.
Question first though, do you swim in the ocean?
[via Deadspin] Drew Magary — That’s the lion’s mane jellyfish, which lives in the ocean and can apparently devour cities whole. I had no f******g idea this existed. COMPLETELY CHANGES THE GAME. I’m never going in the ocean again. Ever. I’m afraid to even take a g*****n bath now, lest this thing ooze out of the pipes and eats my g*****n house. This thing is the Unicorn of the deep. [Read More]
How about now?
Probably for the best.
What about trespassing (committing crime) in Texas, ever think about doing that?
HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - A son, wanting to protect his family’s Hudson home, had a large sign made for his front yard. He says it’s a promise, not a threat, to would-be burglars.
The sign reads, “Try to break into this house again, your head will be blown off.”
Last Wednesday, Steve Holland’s 71 year-old mother, Claudia, had just turned off the TV around 11:30 p.m. when she heard a “whop” sound as someone kicked open her front door.
She says her three tiny dogs, Jessie, Hank and Speedy went nuts, barking ferociously at the people on the other side of the door.
“It was scary because I thought what am I going to do?” said Claudia.
She called police, and she now has a new door and deadbolt. However, that wasn’t enough for her son.
“The idea that if she hadn’t had those dogs to kind of scare them off… what could’ve happened,” said Steve Holland.
He was out of town on business, but he says 99% of the time someone else is with her in the home. Still, he wanted to do something else to keep the home safer. He immediately called his friends at Lufkin’s Adfab to make the large sign for the front yard.
“I just wanted to put out a big enough message not just to whoever broke-in, but the rest of the community,” said Steve.
It was put on the lawn just a few days ago, and already the family has gotten so many calls laughing at the sign. Steve says it’s not a joke, there’s three guns in the home.
“You’re lucky she dialed 9-1-1 instead of getting the gun out of her walker,” said Steve.
He says whoever tries to break-in next won’t be as fortunate. [Read More]
If I were you?
Texans are aces when translating their dislike for trespassers and ‘would be’ criminals, into reasons for target practice.
And speaking of translations? [Wow...Witness how my minds jumps from topic to topic - Scary.]
Translate: In other words, expressing a meaning but using different words to do so?
Yes, THIS totally sums up an accurate translation of the PROPER names for a few websites…
At least this reads what they SHOULD read:
[via Newslite] At first glance they may just look like the logos from some of the biggest brands in the world. But on closer inspection you’ll see that these are ‘honest logos’.
A graphic designer from Sweden has tinkered with the instantly recognisable logos to make them more descriptive and honest.
So the YouTube logo has seen the words switched for “Cat Videos” while Facebook has become “Procrastination” and Nintendo is now “Nothing To Do”.
Personally we don’t know whether to be more impressed by the quality of the logos or how accurately Viktor Hertz has summed up some of the brands. Excuse us while we go and update our Procrastination page.Speaking to Newslite, 28-year-old Hertz said that while it takes a while to come up with the ideas, each logo only takes him a couple of minutes to knock up on his computer.
He said that the logos are not created because he hates the companies, but simply because he wanted to “make a funny point about something”.
“I made adbusted logos a long time ago, but now I redefined the concept and wanted to be a bit more serious,” he said.
“It’s just a couple of silly ideas, and now lots of people seem to have seen them, which is insane.
Asked which one he thought was the most honest, he said: “I guess it’s the Calories/Carlsberg one, you can’t argue with that (which you can with most of the others). [Read More]
Although I get most of the honest logos, I don’t get the YouTube one…
Without a doubt.
Because it is? Anguished Repose is surprised a movie hasn’t been made yet about this man who comes across historically as more demoniacally powerful, than he was just malicious, self-serving and manipulative to his black-hearted core.
After all, it’s not so much as what he was that has kept his name remembered…
But even after his death, what he was thought to be that has brought him a very decisive immortality.
And sadly, I think, in a way because it has?
May not be known exactly when Grigori Rasputin was born in Pokrovskoe, Western Siberia as peasant culture does not keep records but in his death would not be forgotten. In December 1916 the Russian newspapers screamed “Grigori Rasputin has ceased to exist!”. The mad monk of Russia was dead and a nation rejoiced.
Rasputin at the height of his fame was thought to be no less than a demonic figure, possessed of supernatural powers, an agent of the forces of evil with an iron-clad and perhaps sexual hold on the throne of Imperial Russia.
The downfall of Grigori Rasputin began on 8th December 1916 when the Union Towns, an important municipal body, went into a secret session. They passed a resolution stating that, “ the government, now become an instrument of the dark forces (Rasputin), is driving Russia to her ruin and is shattering the imperial throne.” [Read More]
Sorry, I’m trying to get stuff posted for tonight and getting mega frustrated because getting ANY of the sites I usually go to, to search for stuff is taking FOREVER to load. Pictures are even worse.
Hair-pulling slow does not sum up the speed enough. Grr.
My internet connect is freaking out – It’s driving me nuts!
If I don’t have anything up for you by tonight, I will definitely have something up tomorrow…
That is unless I toss my computer out the window, then hit it with shovels.
So? Fingers crossed.
Be back as soon as my stupid computer connection will let me.
Not going to do this here, I don’t care WHAT this study shows.
I created this blog because I got tired of all the aggression, stupidity and vulgarity that is out there on the net in the blogverse…
Seemingly EVERYWHERE you look.
All the negativity that I felt like one had to wade through to find the interesting things available on the internet was just draining and I was determined to create a place very ANTI-that.
Heck, I have enough negativity that exists in my real life, why in the world would I seek that out elsewhere?
I take great pains not to offend anyone who might frequent here, while doing my very best to offer information that I not only think is fun, but interesting and enlightening (even if in my weird, twisted way) as well.
Want more comments on your blog posts? A higher follower tally on Twitter? Then be prepared to resort to flaming to anger and upset people. That’s the conclusion of a study into the role emotions play in online interaction.
A group of Slovenian and British researchers used something called “sentiment analysis” to identify emotional contentMovie Camera in posts left on the BBC’s online discussion forums and the link-sharing website digg.com.
The team’s algorithms look for features such as keywords, emoticons, and subtle linguistic markers such as misspellings, and use the results to calculate a “happiness score” for each post.
They have found that long conversation threads are overwhelmingly more emotionally negative than short ones, with happiness scores decreasing logarithmically with the number of messages. What’s more, long conversations almost always start with negative comments.
“If you want a long chat, don’t start by saying ‘I love this!’, at least not online,” says Mike Thelwall, head of the Statistical Cybermetrics research group in Wolverhampton, UK. [Read More]
Flaming and negativity?
I’m sorry, I don’t think it’s needed in order a blog to be successful and if it is?
1)That’s just horrible and 2)I will be perfectly happy with the successes I have accomplished thus far and leave it at that.
We celebrate it every year…
But do you know what it MEANS to be thankful?
Think about it…
Do you really?
The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! –Henry Ward Beecher
Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. –Jackie Windspear
Who does not thank for little will not thank for much. –Estonian Proverb
You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled. –Charles Haddon Spurgeon
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say “thank you?” –William A. Ward
O Lord that lends me life, Lend me a heart replete with thankfulness! — William Shakespeare
Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t. –Unknown
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. –Cynthia Ozick
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. –Horace
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. –Henry Clay
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people. — Sir John Templeton
Gratitude … goes beyond the “mine” and “thine” and claims the truth that all of life is a pure gift. In the past I always thought of gratitude as a spontaneous response to the awareness of gifts received, but now I realize that gratitude can also be lived as a discipline. The discipline of gratitude is the explicit effort to acknowledge that all I am and have is given to me as a gift of love, a gift to be celebrated with joy. –Henri J. M. Nouwen
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. –Thornton Wilder
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it –William Arthur Ward
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. –Melody Beattie
Thank God every day when you get up that you have something to do that day which must be done whether you like it or not. Being forced to work and forced to do your best will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know. — Basil Carpenter
When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them. –Chinese Proverb
Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. –Author Unknown
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. — Aesop Fables
The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. –H.U. Westermayer
When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? –George Canning
Some complain that roses have thorns—others rejoice that thorns have roses! –Unknown
Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world: It is not he who prays most or fasts most, it is not he who gives most alms or is most eminent for temperance, chastity or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God, who wills everything that God wills, who receives everything as an instance of God’s goodness and has a heart always ready to praise God for it. –William Law
If you count all your assets, you always show a profit. –Robert Quillen
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Thanksgiving to God is an exuberant response to giving me HIS everything . . . by giving Him MY everything. –Martha Kilpatrick
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving. –W.T. Purkiser
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. — Cicero
The more we express our gratitude to God for our blessings, the more he will bring to our mind other blessings. The more we are aware of to be grateful for, the happier we become.– – Ezra Taft Benson
Be happy…Be thankful…
Don’t just show gratitude, but become it.
Have a wonderfully Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s the story, for those of you unaware of the history…
Though it was not called Thanksgiving at the time, what we recognize as the first Thanksgiving feast was celebrated in 1621 by the pilgrims of the Plymouth colony along with about 90 Wampanoag Indians. The Pilgrims had suffered through a devastating winter in which nearly half their number died. Without the help of the Indians, all would have perished.
After the first harvest, Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving and prayer to God. The food, which was eaten outdoors, included corn, geese, turkeys, ducks, eel, clams, leeks, plums, cod, bass, barley, venison and corn bread. The feast lasted 3 days.
For all practical purposes the pilgrims had NOTHING to be thankful, yet they came together on this special day…
On this fantastic holiday take a moment to pause and reflect, even during these trying times, to be grateful for what you HAVE…
Not regretting what you don’t.
Sorry all! Won’t be around tonight to post. I was unexpectedly called into work early in the AM, cause some schmuck called in, so I have to actually go to bed at night like a normal person.
I need to get up EARLY. Usually about the time I go to sleep.
If I would have known about it sooner?
I would have gotten all my posts ready beforehand.
Anyway, just wanted to let ya’ll know that there will be hopefully only a slight delay in the days postings. While I’m working tomorrow I will see what I can do about getting something up.
In the mean time, take care & keep LEARNING!
New word and it’s in Russian. And only because it can NEVER be translated into English. Hard not to respect that:
Russian – Vladmir Nabokov describes it best: “No single word in English renders all the shades of toska. At its deepest and most painful, it is a sensation of great spiritual anguish, often without any specific cause. At less morbid levels it is a dull ache of the soul, a longing with nothing to long for, a sick pining, a vague restlessness, mental throes, yearning. In particular cases it may be the desire for somebody of something specific, nostalgia, love-sickness. At the lowest level it grades into ennui, boredom.”
That’s a lot of anguish and considering where I’m posting it (Anguished Repose!) that’s saying something.
I like it – What a wonderful word to work into my vocab!
I just love new words, don’t you?
Sorry all, posts will be WAY limited tonight due to blogger frustration…
WordPress is giving me fits posting both pics AND tags so I refuse to bang my head against that wall, when the posts won’t turn out like I want them too anyway.
We will be back to our regular scheduled blogging just as soon as I don’t feel the need to obliterate WordPress because it has decided to go all “Wonky!”.
Come one WordPress…
I must say, I found this question fascinating enough to blog about…
The possibilities alone?
Just one? Doesn’t seem fair. OK. For tonight (ONLY) my question seems to be about a beauty and a beast…
As for which one is which I will leave it up to YOU to decide.
Cleopatra. I would ask, “Was he (Marc Anthony) worth it – Worth all you lost in the end?”
What can I say…
Tonight I am in that sort of mood.
Ask me again tomorrow and my choice of both person and question will be utterly different…
But tonight – After I just got finished re-watching Disney’s Beauty & the Beast?
It seemed appropriate.
I mean she DID stick her hand in a giant vase full of asps in the end…
So it does leave one to wonder just what her lasts thoughts were.
Or that could just be me.
Through our dealings with bears, they can teach us the most important lesson about friendships, because you see there are two very distinct types…
Those who show you their true colors by actions after the fact:
Two men were traveling together, when a bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree, and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could.
The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other traveler descended from the tree, and accosting his friend, jocularly inquired “what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear?” he replied, “He gave me this advice: Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.”
Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.
And those who are honest from the get-go, about both their intentions AND their actions:
Two backpackers, Ted and his mate John were tramping through the woods when, to their horror, they saw a large ferocious looking bear sitting at the picnic table they had chosen on which to eat their lunch. Ted, although dismayed, immediately removes his heavy hiking boots and starts to puts on his running shoes.
John, equally concerned, calls out, ‘Hey, Ted. You’re wasting your time. You’ll never outrun that bear, so why are you putting those on?’
‘Aha,’ replies Ted quickly, ‘You see, John, I don’t have to outrun the bear, I only have to outrun you.’
I definitely know what type of friend I am, just as I know what type of friends I prefer: A friend I can outrun…
Is that too much to ask?
In Serbia in the early 18th century if there was any doubt that a recently deceased was a vampire there was a custom to excavate and rebury him to prevent the vampirism.
In village Radijevo , one of the oldest settlements on the Serbian border with Romania in 1732 there was a case of The Vampire Milos.
Then, the territory of Serbia was under the control of Habsburg monarchy with center in Vienna.
In July of 1732 Major with Medical Corps Jozef Faredi Tamarski was order by Prince of Wurttemberg to go to Radijevo, then named Peterdu, to investigate the death of 11 villagers who died in January and February of that year .
In his report, which is now in the Vienna archives, it was said that villagers claimed that they were all killed by a vampire named Milos. His last named was not mentioned.
During his life Milos was known for his magical powers. He had a bird that had learned to speak and a trained wolf who lived with him.
First, J.F. Tamarski tried to convince villagers that vampires did’t exist, however after some discussion he decided to exhume some of the deceased.
Milos was first excavated.
He was buried 15 months earlier in the April of 1731 . When the locals removed the dirt and erected the wooden board that covered the corpse J.F. Tamarski could see that Milos corpse looked completely intact and his eyes wide open , despite his wife closing them after his death. A thin stream of blood slowly
dripped from his mouth and fresh blood was on the wooden board beneath the corpse.
Major Tamarski ordered Milos’ body to be pierced by a wooden stake and for lime to be poured over the corpse.
The relatives of 11 victims, told him that all died 6 to 10 days only after which they seemed to loose the will to live, they had terrible nightmares and some of them had bluish marks on their necks to boot.
Hearing that J.F. Tamarski decided to dig the graves of the victims.
Eight bodies were in a state of decay, while two were well-preserved.
Last victim, a woman, seemed to be merely asleep and her limbs were perfectly mobile.
Major Tamarski ordered locals to do the same with them as with the vampire Milos, treated them to stakes and lime.
Now a long-faded event, the story has lived on in the memory of the villagers. This story was saved as an official document in court offices in Vienna to serve as evidence of vampirism in the 18 century Serbia.
And one story those here at Anguished Repose are unlikely to forget – Thank you aftladybug for the fantastic tale!
Hello all, Anguished Repose here!
It appears our regularly scheduled program of daily blog postings will have a slight delay due to a minor family medial emergency which needed my immediate attention…
No need to be worried as it (thankfully) turned out to be nothing too serious, but I do have a couple of wonderful kids to see to while their mom is getting the care she deserves…
Anyway, just wanted all who patron here know the reason for my absence and that I will be back as soon as time allows, which should be soon and hopefully tomorrow.
Until then – Take care and much love!