The boys are back in school, it’s back to normal around the house, and I just keep doing things that demonstrate that I’m not always that bright. I’ve got a packed news week including frozen animals, hippie water, and things being found in bodies that just shouldn’t be there. With all that variety of twisted stuff, this week’s Recommended Listening feature goes to “Twisted Philly.”
The recent deep freeze along the east coast of the US has caused many reptiles to “freeze” and become paralyzed. People have reported frozen iguanas falling out of trees seeming to be dead. They’re not. It’s just too cold.
The newest food fad coming out of California is what they’re calling Raw Water.” That would be, unfiltered, untreated, spring water, which costs as much as $15 a gallon. Never mind that water shouldn’t cost that much. Untreated water, even from a natural spring, can be full of bacteria, and it eventually turns green from the spores and bacteria that live in it.
A Taiwanese dentist was sued by his mother for failing to honor a contract he signed agreeing to pay her back for the costs of his upbringing and education. His mother, afraid her two sons, who she raised by herself, wouldn’t take care of her in her old age, made both him and his brother sign a contract agreeing to give them part of their profits as dentists until they paid back the $1.7 Million it cost to raise them and put them through dental school.
A British woman spent 6 years being treated for what doctors believed to be Crohn’s disease with no improvement. Surgeons discovered a Heinz ketchup packet lodged in her intestines that appears to have mimicked the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, including bloating and abdominal pain.
During a strip search, a Pennsylvania inmate was found to have a balloon containing synthetic marijuana in his rectum. After the court added another 3-6 years to his sentence for possession of an illegal substance, he appealed the sentence claiming that the drugs weren’t his. He lost.
YouTuber (idiot) Logan Paul and his crew, while shooting footage for his channel in Japan’s “Suicide Forest,” stumbled across the deceased body of a man hanging in the forest. Rather than stop filming (like decent people), they continued filming and turned it all into just another video for his YouTube channel, even as far as asking for likes at the end. After public pressure, he later took the video down and issued an apology, but even his apology video had ads running so that he could make money from it.
“There’s more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. Twisted Philly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, history and hauntings, legends plus some of the coolest and creepiest places to visit. Who knows what I’ll get up to in the twisted city of Philly.”
I'm back from my unplanned annual holiday break and I'm going to try to get back into the old swing of things. More gardening stories, more rants, new movie/ TV/ podcast recommendations, and the return of BS From The News and the Jackass of the Week.
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I flew back to Texas to retrieve my late father in-law’s truck along with some assorted other items. The drive back home could have gone a little smoother… TweetSharePinShare