So, here’s a little nugget I dug out of the deep, dark depths of the internet this week.
A truck driving along a major highway in South Africa lost its load. This caused a major frenzy, not to mention a horrendous Los Angeles-style traffic jam. And what did this truck dump that resulted in such chaos?
There are certain things I see and I automatically think, “That’s a bad plan, dude.”
This hasn’t been a great week in the cryptocurrency world. Facebook announced it is banning all ads that promote cryptos, including Bitcoin. According to Zuck’s people, Facebook has to protect users from “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices.” By that rationale, Facebook should probably ban all political advertising. At any rate, the announcement sent the price of Bitcoin spiraling downward yet again. It is below $8,000 as I write this.
The Indian government added fuel to the fire, announcing it wants to “stamp out cryptocurrencies.” I say good luck with that. It will never happen. But I’m sure the government will make a lot of people miserable in the process.
So, anyway, a bad week for Bitcoin. And I’ve got some news that’s going to make it even worse for some of you crypto fans out there.
It seems Pres. Trump’s plan to borrow a Vincent van Gogh painting to adorn the White House went into the crapper. But it was a solid gold crapper – so the news wasn’t all bad.
The queen is not pleased!
Her golden carriage is uncomfortable.
I’ve got bad news for all you aspiring Olympic champions out there. Your gonna get hosed. Your first-rate effort will win you a second-rate prize.
Get this – the Olympic gold medal is mostly made out of silver. True story. The gold medal is actually formed mostly out of silver coated with about 6 grams of gold plating.
So, gold medal winners – for all practical purposes – you’re getting a silver medal.
Sorry about your luck.
It’s a new year. That means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions!
By that I mean it’s time for other people to make some New Year’s resolutions. I don’t do that. Resolutions are for suckers.
I’ve mentioned this several times in these Fun on Friday columns, but the whole phenomenon of eating gold fascinates me.
Because, really, it’s kind of weird.
I can think of a lot of places you might not want to store $26,000 in gold.
For instance, it might not be a good idea to put your gold in a cat litter box. And you might not want to stick your gold inside an old boat. And if you did put your cat litter box filled with gold inside an old boat, you probably wouldn’t want to ask your druggie neighbor to help.
Well, a couple in Florida did a three-fer. They put their $26,000 in retirement gold in a cat litter box and asked their druggie neighbor to help them hide it on their boat.
The next part of the story won’t surprise you. The druggie neighbor apparently stole it.
The University of Kentucky plans to blow up part of my youth.
Earlier this week, the UK Board of Trustees approved a plan to demolish the Kirwan Blanding dorm complex, including two 23-story residential towers. Apparently, kids aren’t willing to live two to a cell and share communal showers anymore. According to a story in the Lexington Herald-Leader, “those icons can no longer provide the housing spaces that students desire, so they are being demolished.”