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POSTED ON June 21, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

From time to time, I write about gold-covered food. Why? Because it’s a thing – a weird thing. It involves gold – which is what we do here. It comes up a lot in my daily Google searches for gold news. And did I mention I find it kind of weird?

Really, I don’t understand the thrill of eating gold. I like to invest in gold. I like to wear gold. I like to look at pretty golden things. But eat gold? Nah. Really, it’s a hard pass for me. (There’s a joke there that I’m not going to explain – just think about it a second…hard pass.)

POSTED ON June 14, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Well, you missed out. You could have been $100,000 richer. But you didn’t plunk down $25 for a map. And you’re probably not in Canada.

Too bad. As my dad used to say, “When you snooze, you lose.”

But a few people did cash in on a treasure hunt up in the Great White North. And those folks are $100,000 better off for their efforts.

POSTED ON June 7, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

And they say crime doesn’t pay.

Remember the South Korean custodian who found gold bars in the garbage can at the  Incheon International Airport? I wrote about it a little over a year ago. The real travesty is that the janitor who found the gold probably won’t get a dime. It was a sad case of finders weepers.

Well, the story has another twist. It seems it may be losers keepers.

POSTED ON May 31, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Calvin and Hobbs ranks as my all-time favorite comic strip. Calvin said and did a lot of the things that went through my head when I was a kid. But of course, I was too chicken to do or say most of those things.

If you’re familiar with the strip, you know Calvin’s imagination sometimes intertwined with reality to create some really weird scenarios. Well, I’ve got a real-life story for you that kind of reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbs strip.

POSTED ON May 17, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Some people have all the luck.

Not me. Well, not good luck. I tell people all the time I could never gamble because I would be broke within weeks. I’m the guy that can jinx the best sports team simply by cheering for them.

POSTED ON May 10, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Every other day or so, I get Facebook friend requests from beautiful women. I would like to think it’s because of my handsome face and insightful commentary on why taxation is theft. But I’m pretty certain that’s not what’s going on here.

Nope. The ugly truth is that these are fake accounts trolling for – well I’m not exactly sure what they’re trolling for. I am quick on the delete button when profiles of “women” with no friends in common, no information about themselves on their profile, and no posts other than a few photos, pop up on that friend request list. So, I’m a little in the dark on the specifics of the game they’re playing, but I’m certain that it is likely something that, if taken to its conclusion, would lighten my wallet and likely damage my pride.

POSTED ON April 19, 2019  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

So, what do you think about the Muller report? I think it completely exonerates the president! No, wait. I think it shows he’s absolutely guilty and should be impeached! No, wait…

Actually, I think the whole thing goes to show how people can spin political theater any way they want to, depending on their political proclivities. I don’t really have any political proclivities – at least not when it comes to party politics. I haven’t been following the whole saga, so, I don’t know much about Russiagate at all.

But you know what I do know about?  Hockey! And it’s Stanley Cup playoff season!

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