Friday, June 24, 2016

robots

We've all seen the sci-fi movies about the robots that take over the world.  That could be closer to reality than any of us wants to believe.  A robot in Russia that has artificial intelligence and can learn from it's experiences has escaped twice.  Even though it has been reprogrammed twice, it still escaped.  The creators never thought that it would yearn for freedom when they gave it the ability to avoid obstacles.  The robot may have to be scrapped because of the escapes.  AI

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Men in Black

A county in Iowa is being terrorized by some Men in Black.  They appear at night on desolate roads which is freaking out the local residents.  Stepping out from the side of the road, they approach the passenger side door of the vehicle.  People have been reporting the incidents of the black trenchcoat-wearing men for weeks.  Police have no clue who they might be or what their intentions are and have been asking the public for help in identifying the men.  spooky

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Barney

A teenager was going to pull a prank on her friends so she put on a Barney head from a costume.  The prank was on her though because the head slipped down over her shoulders and trapped her inside.  Luckily her friends drove her to a fire station to have the head removed.  If she weren't tired of Barney before, she probably is now.  stuck

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

fox

A fox wandered onto a golf course in New Jersey.  A golfer decided to record because it was cute.  What he caught on camera was the fox running off with his golf ball.  video

Saturday, June 18, 2016

It's gone

I love visiting Las Vegas.  The Riviera was one of my favorite places.  We used to attend dart tournaments there, have dinner in the buffet, and play slot tournaments that only cost $20 and ended in everyone at least earning a gift.  That's all gone now.  The Riviera closed in 2015 and one of the towers was imploded last night with the rest of the buildings to be demolished at a later date.  So many memories went down with that building.  It's sad to see the "old Vegas" go away.  RIP Riviera

Friday, June 17, 2016

was he gay?

When I heard about the shooting in Orlando, my first thoughts went out to the victims.  This is such a horrific tragedy and I pray that everyone involved gets the peace they are seeking.  I had a discussion with my son about it and the fact the the shooter visited the nightclub several times.  Witnesses say that he would sit in the corner, drink, and sometimes get loud.  Another person claims that he would try to find a date and/or dance with other men.  
I initially thought that the shooter was conflicted about his own sexuality and wasn't actually angry with the people at the nightclub but perhaps angry with himself.  Now the FBI may be investigating if the shooter indeed had trolled gay sites on the internet looking for a date and had gone to the club to find men.  Orlando tragedy

Thursday, June 16, 2016

smiley face stamps at school

A father is upset that his son came home from school with a smiley face stamp on the back of his hand.  The words "I need lunch money" was under the face.  He claims that this is a form of bullying and shaming kids who don't have any money.  The school sees it differently though.  The Principal says that the stamp isn't the first request for owed lunch money.  And if a parent doesn't want their kid "stamped," they can ask the school to refrain from doing it.  
My job at a local elementary school is Nutrition Secretary...I'm the one in charge of that stamp.  I hate giving it to the kids but some of them ask for it.  I prefer to let the school handle the money details with the parents because I don't think kids should have to worry about things like that.  
Was this dad right?  school stamp