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Beavers On A Plane

Beavers On A Plane

Several years ago, my friend convinced me to go see Snakes On A Plane. He still owes me my money back. Of course, this Samuel L. Jackson flick was far-fetched and horrible. Hopefully, Hollywood will do better when it makes Beavers On A Plane. Why would Beavers On A Plane be better than Snakes On A Plane? For one very simple reason: It’s a true story!

Beavers On A Plane takes place in (or over) Idaho. Of course, you would have to travel to Idaho to encounter such wackiness. It seems that the state had problems controlling the beaver populations so they flew 76 of them to the backcountry and tossed them out with parachutes. Check out this link from the website Gizmodo for the full story.

It makes me happy to know I live in a country where we have the pluck to relocate beavers via parachute and the technical skill to see that 75 out of 76 survived. There is hope for our nation.

Carry on, Citizens!
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Star Wars Characters Dressing as 3 Kids from Brownsburg for Halloween

Star Wars Characters Dressing as 3 Kids from Brownsburg for Halloween

In a galaxy far, far away, they do celebrate Halloween. This leak from the set of the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII is as ironic as it is shocking. While millions of kids and adults will undoubtedly dress up like Star Wars characters this Halloween, the Halloween scene in Episode VII will feature Luke, Leia, and Han dressed as the three kids from Brownsburg, IN below:

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No word on who Chewbacca might be going as.

Carry on, Citizens!

Who Writes Better? Men or Women?

Who Writes Better? Men or Women?

Okay, I’m not going to start a gender war. What follows is highly scientific research done by real people with pens and clipboards! The folks at Grammarly talked with more than 3,000 men, women, and other mammals to determine what makes up the best in male and female writing. And of course, the other mammals voted me their favorite writer, regardless of gender or preferred headwear. Unfortunately, the folks who created the infograph didn’t have space for this important revelation, but I’m sure it will be addressed in the future. For how the men and women who were polled responded, click the graphic.

In case you’re wondering who or what Grammarly is, they have the best online grammar checker out there. Whether you crash nouns into verbs for a living or just for fun, you will love this tool. And for you cynical people out there, they did not pay me to say this. However, they did say I could pet the mammals.

Carry on, Citizens!

Where are they now? (In the Playoffs of course)

Where are they now? (In the Playoffs of course)

Now that the MLB postseason is set, I thought I would do a quick rundown on where each franchise has called home with posts throughout the week. Up first, the Baltimore Orioles.

The Orioles started in Milwaukee, believe it or not. They were the Milwaukee Brewers in the old Western League in 1894. In 1900, the Western League became what is today, the American League. In 1902, they moved to St. Louis and became the Browns. They stayed there until 1954 when they moved to Baltimore. Little know fact: they almost moved to Los Angeles in 1941, a full decade before the Dodgers and Giants moved. The day that MLB was supposed to vote on the move was December 7, 1941. That’s right, if Pearl Harbor had been a week later (or didn’t happen at all) there wouldn’t be Dodgers in LA!

Carry on, Citizens!

 

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