It's cold: Day umpteenth.
Pity the on-air news reporters who have to stand outdoors reporting on water main breaks, house fires, ice-covered roads, and icicles forming on yards people are still watering. After this morning's daily dose of "it's really cold, folks," I went to my bookmarked news favorites and found quite a few reasons to giggle or roll my eyes this ultra-cold morning:
Chicken owner knits wooly jumpers for chickens. I kid you not.
Propane tank blows up Winder house. Because the dad thought it would be a good idea to put liquid propane into a natural gas wall heater. It wasn't.
Beware of soon-to-be ex-roomates taking their stuff with them. "The items stolen included a coffee table, camera – and a dancing pole." The View from the Cop is an absolute favorite. Steve Rose's police blotter gives us lots of reasons to say, "bless their heart."
If you own or are coveting a pair of Ray-Bans, get ready to wince. I wore 'em in the 80's when every ad agency staffer was required to wear them as part of the black-on-black uniform. Oh, yeah.
Polar Bear plungers. I just don't get it.
Is it better to be hit over the head with an empty beer bottle or a full beer bottle? Scientists want to know. "Beer bottles are often used in physical disputes. If the bottles break, they may give rise to sharp trauma."
Two men fall from stands fighting over a shoe. Rams players were tossing away their gear after they lost a crucial game. Folks must have really wanted those smelly, sweaty mementos.
Pulled a gun on teammates in the locker room? Gosh, just kidding! The Wizards player is giving quite a spin to his armed temper tantrum.
Time to start the day.