Posts tagged ‘california’

July 16, 2018

There are no palm trees in Los Angeles

by allthoughtswork

Moving a palm tree in Los Angeles, 1913.


Not naturally, anyway. Turns out, even the flora are implants.

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October 8, 2017

Why did the Chicken cross the Road?

by duncanr

want to slow speeding traffic but can’t afford to install speed bumps and warning signs?

release some chickens

November 30, 2013

It’s not that I don’t like people . . .

by duncanr

Jack English is a sprightly 93 yr old who lives alone in a cabin he and his late wife built themselves in the Ventana Wilderness of California. Since his wife died of cancer in 2000, he has lived there on his own – hand-crafting violin bows for a living

It’s not that I don’t like people; I do. But I don’t like swarms of them.

Now that’s a sentiment I can relate to !

September 17, 2013

Bubbles and Bella

by duncanr

No –  Bubbles and Bella aren’t a pair of ‘exotic’ dancers

Watch the vid to view the unlikely friendship between an orphaned elephant and an abandoned dog

August 9, 2013

Thieves have Change of Heart

by duncanr

Thieves who broke in to the offices of the Sexual Assault Services Centre in San Bernadino County, California, and stole a laptop and several PCs returned them later (with a note of apology) when they realised the work the centre does to support the homeless and victims of sexual assault

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February 27, 2013

Un-Delivering Mail Service (aka there’s one born . . .)

by duncanr

mailboxDragon’s Den is a popular TV show in the UK

Folk with a small business venture they are seeking to expand or get up and running, sell their idea to a team of wealthy entrepreneurs.

If these guys see an idea that promises to make a bit of money they will offer financial backing to the ‘owner’ of that idea for a stake in the business

Tell these guys that you want them to part with some money to help you start a business in which you will charge customers a monthly fee to visit their mailbox, remove any mail that has been delivered, take it away, open it, digitally scan it, and then email it back to the customer and I imagine they would probably send you on your way with their laughter ringing in your ears.

In America though, it seems some folk have more money than sense –

December 31, 2012

Skating on thin . . . Splosh !

by duncanr

A man sledging on Jackson Lake, Wrightwood, California, fell through the ice

Another man went to rescue him . . . and fell through the ice

A man went to rescue the first 2 . . . and fell through the ice

A 4th man went to rescue the first 3 . . . and, I think you know what happened next!

In the space of 10 minutes, 12 men were struggling in the water

Fortunately, they were all eventually rescued

December 29, 2012

The Great Escape

by duncanr

old coupleA California woman called the cops to report her folks missing when they failed to turn up for a meal on Xmas Eve

Her 85 yr old stepfather collected his 83 yr old wife from a care centre just 10 mins drive away but when they didn’t show up at her home, the daughter got alarmed.

Police found the couple 12 hrs later, 400 miles away in Oregon, after . . .

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December 12, 2011

Knick Knack Paddywhack Give a Dog a Bone

by duncanr

A Californian man who stole a hummer limousine from the airport and led cops on a car chase, eventually abandoned the stolen vehicle and ran off on foot – stark naked, waving his hands in the air.

They did not remain in the air for long. When a police dog chased after him, the hands were quickly lowered to protect his ‘jiggly bits’ (well you would, wouldn’t you!)

March 23, 2010

Where there’s a will . . .

by duncanr

It is illegal to drink alcohol on the beach in southern California. So what do you do when you want to hold a giant beach party to celebrate the arrival of spring with a bit of a bevy? Simple. You move offshore.

While drinking on the beach is banned, there is no prohibition against drinking at sea – a legal loophole happily exploited by this bunch of revelers

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