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WEIRD NEWS

White Supremacist Hater is a Wife Beater? Who Knew?
Here's a shocker: The estranged wife of Richard Spencer says the prominent white nationalist was "physically, emotionally, verbally, and financially abusive" and attacked her on more than one occasion. In divorce filings from Montana, Nina Koupriianova describes being hit, grabbed, dragged around by her hair, and "held down in a manner causing bruising." Koupriianova, who married Spencer in 2010, says much of the abuse happened in the presence of their two young children. She says he tried to punch her in the face when she was nine months pregnant in 2017. She alleges that one of his favorite statements is: "The only language women understand is violence." In the divorce filings, Koupriianova also alleges that Spencer often failed to pay bills or buy groceries for his family because he wanted to save his money for "the cause." She says he started keeping a loaded gun on a table in their bedr…

DID YOU KNOW?

Apparently, when you fall in love you will lose two friends.The average U.S. 7th grader will never use a tape recorder.22% of college students their parents are the reason that their last relationship ended.Over 175 million Girl Scout cookies are sold in the U.S. each year.In a recent survey, women said that they wished their man learned better table matters when he was still living with his mother.People lose their keys more on a Monday than any other day.According to a recent survey of women, they say his laugh is the most annoying thing about their husband.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

In Oak Park, Michigan, they have banned kids from dressing up as clowns for the city's Halloween party.

Dorcas Reilly passed away this week at the age of 92.She was credited with invented the green bean casserole!

Parents in Colorado are upset, after a middle school Career Day, where a drag queen was among the speakers: Jessica L' Whor.

Megyn Kelly is apologizing for her question when she asked, "What is racist about dressing up in blackface for Halloween?"

A study says breathing through the nose can help people's memory.

The first "Twilight" movie is turning 10 next month.

The Abba song, "I Wonder" was cut from "Mama Mia 2," but it's making its way around YouTube
these days.

USA Today reprinted their terrible review of a certain movie from 25 years. Yes, at that time, they just didn't like "Hocus Pocus."

The Villa Italian Kitchen chain offered a free slice of pizza to anyone with a losing Mega Millions ticket yesterday.

Th…

National Sourpuss Day --

Don't bother telling a grouch to cheer up, he was born that way. A study conducted by psychologist Dr. David Zald, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville reveals that grumpy people's brains are wired to make them more cantankerous than others. The villain is a postage stamp-size portion of the brain about an inch or two behind the right eye called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex. The more activity in that area, the more likely a person is to be a sourpuss. "It looks like it's this part of the brain's activity that regulates people's moods," Zald explains. "It's also a part of the brain that controls sweating, stomach acidity, heart rate and other physical feelings associated with stress and bad moods.

TODAY IS

I'm not saying what's two months from today.

Ciara -- Mrs. Russell Wilson -- turns 33 today.

Katy Perry turns 34 today. Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson, technically speaking.

Actor Mechad Brooks turns 38 today. He was in "Desperate Housewives" and "True Blood" but, these days has gone into hiding... and is on "Supergirl" as James Olson.

Samantha Bee celebrates her 49th birthday. Happy full-frontal birthday to you! She has been much more successful than her sister, Samantha A.

Drummer Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers turns 57 today. Getting close to those Mylanta years.

Singer Helen Reddy turns 77 today. She once sang, "I Am Woman. Hear Me Roar." These days, she's singing, "I am woman, hear me wheeze... could you hold that door for me, please?" She's still a woman, just not roaring like she use to.

Former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight throws a chair at his 78th birthday cake. His friends plan to throw a party for him..…

ON THIS DAY

The great composer Johann Strauss was born on this date in 1825. He wrote over 400 songs, all in Waltz time. It doesn't say here, "Walt who."

In 1854, the "Charge of the Light Brigade" took place... when an English brigade of 600 soldiers took on the entire Russian army. That was the year that the Light Brigade used their credit cards to get their shopping done early. To think, we never would have heard of it, had they paid cash.

On this date in 1870, the very first American post cards were issued. They were for people who didn't mind having their personal correspondence read. Up until that time, when we went on vacation, we wished people weren't there with us makes you wonder what you sent back from vacation before that.

Painter and sculptor Pablo Picasso was born on this day way back in 1881.

It was on this date in 1903, the U.S. Senate began investigating the Teapot Dome scandals of the Harding administration. Yes, there were emails missing, but only bec…

Music Calendar...

In 1964The Beatles sweep the British Music Awards.In 1964The Rolling Stones give their first performance on the "Ed SullivanIn 1964Show."In 1967Aretha Franklin performs on NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show."In 1968Yoko Ono announces she is having John Lennon's baby.In 1969Three Dog Night make their first network TV appearance performingIn 1969"Easy To Be Hard" and "Eli's Coming" on ABC's "American Bandstand."In 1969"Leaving On A Jet Plane" by Peter, Paul & Mary, "Eli's Coming" byIn 1969Three Dog Night and "Down On The Corner" by Creedence Clearwater allIn 1969enter the U.S. top 40 chart.In 1969"Laughing" by the Guess Who is certified gold.In 1970Pink Floyd's "Atomic Heart Mother" becomes the group's first #1In 1970album in Britain.In 1973John Lennon sues the U.S. Government for illegal surveillanceIn 1973hindering his deportation suit.In 1974Paul McCartney &…

Today In History...

In 1400 Geoffrey Chaucer, author of "The Canterbury Tales," dies in London.
In 1675 Iapetus, a moon of Saturn, is discovered by Giovanni Cassini.
In 1760 George III ascends to the British throne upon the death of his
In 1760 grandfather, King George II.
In 1812 The U.S. frigate United States captures the British vessel
In 1812 Macedonian during the War of 1812.
In 1854 The "Charge of the Light Brigade" takes place during the Crimean
In 1854 War as an English brigrade of 600 men charged the Russian army
In 1854 against hopeless odds and suffered heavy losses.
In 1870 The first American postal cards are issued.
In 1903 The U.S. Senate begins investigating the Teapot Dome scandals of
In 1903 the Harding administration.
In 1918 The Canadian steamship Princess Sophia hits a reef off Alaska
In 1918 killing nearly all 400 aboard.
In 1929 Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall is convicted of taking a
In 1929 $100,000 bribe.
In 1939 "The Time of Your Life," by William Saroyan …

Born On This Day...

In 1789Astronomer, Heinrich Schwabe (discovered 11-year sunspot cycle)
In 1795Novelist/presidential aide, John Pendleton Kennedy
In 1800English essayist/historian, Thomas Babington Macaulay
In 1811French mathematician, Evariste Galois
In 1825Austrian composer/violinist, Johann Strauss
In 1838French composer, Georges Bizet
In 1843Author, Gleb Uspensky (Power of the Soil)
In 1877Astronomer, Henry Norris Russell (temperature-luminosity graph)
In 1881Artist/sculptor, Pablo Picasso (Cubism)
In 1888Polar explorer, Richard E. Byrd
In 1890Aviator, Floyd Bennett (piloted Richard E. Byrd over the North Pole)
In 1890Baseball player, "Smokey" Joe Wood (Red Sox, Indians)
In 1892Actor, Leo G. Carroll (Alexander Waverly-The Man From U.N.C.L.E.)
In 1902Historian, Henry Steele Commager (Atlas of Civil War) [d: 3-2-98]
In 1902Jazz guitarist, Eddie Lang [d: 3-26-33]
In 1909Actor, Whit Bissel (General Kirk-Time Tunnel) [d: 3-5-96]
In 1912NFL team owner, Jack Kent Cooke (Washington Redskins) [d:…

This sounds like a plot from the Netflicks television series "House of Cards."

Call me Cynical! But I believe someone connected with the Democrat Party is responsible for these so called pipe bombs. President Trump's approval rating is rising and the Democrats are hell bent in trying to change that upward climb. So how does the Democrat Party stop that? Target the Outspoken Democrats and the media. Make them appear to be victims. What a plausible, devious political plan. I wouldn't be surprised if they called on their friends from the Hollywood Prop Departments for pipe bombs made to order. Ricin was sent to the President's family and I saw no moral outrage from the Democrats or the media on that! The Democrats and the media have been promoting liberal hate towards conservatives for months. Now. they are trying to shift the blame for civil unrest? I'm sorry I don't buy this shit! Just like I have problems not knowing the political affiliation of the dip shit that fired multiple rounds from a high rise in Las Vegas into a country music crowd! …

WEIRD NEWS

Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Over in India, the rise of the planet of the apes has begun. A 72-year-old man was stoned to death by a group of rogue monkeys who apparently stockpiled bricks they took from a nearby dilapidated building. Dharampal Singh was collecting wood in Tikri when the apes began to throw their weapons. He was struck multiple times in the head and chest and later died in a hospital. The victim's family, including a brother who told reporters the monkeys threw some 20 bricks at Dharampal, has lodged a complaint about the nuisance turned deadly. However, villagers have complained before to no avail. Defending themselves against suggestions they've failed to act, local police lamented that it's not within their power to charge animals with a crime, nor can authorities do anything that might harm the protected animals. (Times of India)

Two Waters and a $10K Tip!
An unidentified man walked into Sup Dogs hot-dog eatery in Greenville last Friday and asked for tw…

DID YOU KNOW?

Approximately 22,000 kids are injured in their house each year with bunk beds.65% of households still have a telephone answering machine (only 21% of the machines still work).Nearly 2% of the population is allergic to cheese.If you live to your 80s you will have acquired 6 1/2 feet of nose hair over your lifetime.Elevator buttons have 39 times more germs than a public toilet seat.Dancers and choreographers have the highest divorce rate in America.45% of women base their impression of another woman on her shoes.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Marissa English is in hospice care and couldn't attend Keith Urban's sold-out concert despite having tickets to the Toledo, Ohio, show. So, before the concert, Keith went to her and performed a couple of songs at her hospital bed.Two years after losing her father, Tara Reid's mom passed away over the weekend.Over in Australia, Chris Hemsworth and his buddy Luke decided to stop and pick up a hitchhiker. It was a musician, trying to get to a surfing beach. The guy accepted their offer, then found out Hemsworth and his friend were traveling by helicopter.Paula Abdul fell off the stage while performing in Mississippi over the weekend. Just got too close and down the floor she went. She's fine.Elon Musk says the first of what he hopes are many tunnels under Los Angeles will open to the public on December 10.Ozzy Osbourne says it was a staph infection in his thumb that forced him to postpone some of the concert dates on his tour.Jeff Bezos is said to be considering buying th…

TODAY IS

Taylor Spreitler from "Melissa and Joey" and "Kevin Can Wait" turns 25 today. Yeah, I've never heard of her either.

Emilia Clarke from "Game of Thrones" turns 32 today. She is the highest-paid actress on a network TV show, earning -- are you ready for this? $2.6 million per episode.

Ryan Reynolds turns 42 today, although he is Deadpool to me. He plans a quiet night at home, sitting around and blowing out his Green Lantern. He's married to Blake Lively, so don't even bother to send him a gift.

Cat Deeley, the host of "So You Think You Can Dance?" turns 42 today. That's one show I'll never appear on. I already know. Allow me my delusions.

Retired quarterback Doug Flutie turns 56 today.
He's probably the person second most known for "Hail Mary" besides the Pope. If you don't believe me, ask Mary.
He threw one of the most famous "Hail Mary's" of all time... outside of St. Peter.
He's also known as bei…

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1910, Blanche Scott became the first woman to make a solo, public airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet as she sailed across a park in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Some people congratulated her, but most people just yelled, "Duck!" And even though she was just 12-feet off the ground, her luggage still ended up in Cleveland.

In 1941, the Disney classic "Dumbo" hit theaters.
It gave people a chance to see an elephant fly without drinking.
It wasn't the first time that a flying elephant was seen, but it was the first time without any alcohol involved.
Yep, he misjudged where the door was, and hit the theater. Flew right into it!
Lots of people wonder how "Dumbo" got his name. It was right after he suggested that a government shutdown was a good idea.

In 1946, the United Nations met in New York for the very first time. Of course, being the first day, nothing was really accomplished, and the streak has now reached 60 years.

On this date in 1956…

Music Calendar...

In 1941 Benny Goodman and his Orchestra record "Clarinet a la King."
In 1954 "Sh-Boom" by Stan Freberg debuts on the charts.
In 1961 Fats Domino appears on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 "Crazy" by Patsy Cline enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 "Runaround Sue" by Dion hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1962 12-year-old Stevie Wonder records his first single, "Thank You For Loving Me All The Way."
In 1964 David Box, one of Buddy Holly's successors as lead vocalist with the Crickets, is killed in a plane crash.
In 1964 "The Beatles Story" album is released with narration and song excerpts in the U.S.
In 1964 The Rolling Stones fly to the U.S. for 12 dates, including the Academy of Music and the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1965 Sonny & Cher perform on TV's "Hollywood Palace."
In 1965 "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In…

Today In History...

In 1864
Forces led by Union General Samuel R. Curtis defeat Confederate General Stirling Price's army in Missouri, during the Civil War.

In 1910
Blanche Scott becomes the first woman to make a solo, public airplane flight, reaching an altitude of 12 feet as she sailed across a park in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

In 1915
25,000 women march in New York City demanding the right to vote.

In 1941
Walt Disney's full-length animated feature "Dumbo" is released.

In 1942
During World War II, Britain launches a major offensive against the Axis Powers at El Alamein, Egypt.

In 1944
During World War II the Japanese navy, unable to halt American landings on the island of Leyte, suffer the staggering loss of 34 ships in the battle.

In 1946
The United Nations convenes in New York for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing Meadow.

In 1956
The ill-fated revolt in Communist Hungary starts and is later crushed by Soviet tanks.

In 1956
First video recording on magnetic tape is televised c…

Born On This Day...

In 1750Politician/diplomat, Thomas Pinckney (negotiated with Spain) In 1752Food canning inventor, Nicolas Appert In 1762Inventor, Samuel Morey (rotary steam engine, windmill) In 1835Adlai Stevenson, 23rd U.S. vice president (1893-1897) In 1844Poet, Robert Seymour Bridges (The Testament of Beauty) In 1861Manufacturer, Marquis M. Converse (Converse Shoe Company) In 1868Engineer, Frederick Lanchester (first British gasoline automobile) In 1869College football coach, John William Heisman (Heisman Trophy) In 1873Inventor, William Coolidge (x-ray tube, incandescent lamp bulb) In 1904Golfer/author, Harvey Penick (Little Red Book) [d: 4-2-95] In 1905Nuclear physicist, Felix Bloch (Nobel-1952) [d: 9-10-83] In 1906U.S. swimmer, Gertrude Ederle (Olympic-Gold-1924) [d: 11-30-03] In 1910Actor, Hayden Rorke (Dr. Bellows-I Dream of Jeannie) [d: 8-19-87] In 1914Football Hall-of-Famer, Frank Kinard (Brooklyn Dodgers) [d: 9-7-85] In 1917Actor, Robert Bray (Corey-Lassie, Stagecoach West) [d: 3-7-83] In 1918Actor, Jame…

The NRA Great American Outdoor Show Returns Feb. 2-10, 2019!

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SIGNS YOU'RE WASTING YOUR TIME

(Men's Health)
Any weather small talk that lasts longer than 4 seconds (unless it involves a car floating away). If you have nothing to talk about other than the weather, face it, you have noting to talk about.Two years. No raise.The person running the meeting asks, "Could someone get the lights?"You hit triple digits on the cable box, decide to cycle through once more and realize that "What Women Want" is still the best option.You spend more than an hour and a half a day in the gym. What's the point of building all those muscles if you don't get out once in a while and use them?You've been introduced to someone three times, and he still doesn't remember your name.She says it's enough to have seen the Eiffel Tower in Vegas.You watch any movie featuring a mischievous kid who advises adults.You look at your watch during any activity. Either find something you really want to do or stop wearing a watch.You give your honest feedback to someone who…

DON'T CALL ME SHIRLEY

If you want to win her favors, guys, don't call her "babe." Or baby. Or muffin. Or sexy pants. That's the word from the British company Siteopia.com, which surveyed 2000 Brits recently to find out the pet names they hate the most and the ones they actually like to be called. Of all the pet names women deplore, "babe" got the most votes, while "gorgeous" was the number one preferred endearment.
The top 20 pet names women hate the most:
BabeSweet cheeksSnookumsBaby dollBaby girlMuffinDuckyBaby cakesSexy pantsPuddingMuffinAngel piePumpkinPuppySugar lipsTreacleBabyPickleHoneybunSugar pie
The top 20 pet names women find acceptable:
GorgeousBeautifulLovelyLoveDarlingHoneySexyAngelDearestPreciousTreasureSnowflakeBlossomSweetie pieSexy legsLoverButtercupFlowerPrincessSweetness

FINEST WORDS FOR DRINKING

From "jingled" to "crapulous," we have some real doozies that describe drinking alcohol and the effects thereof -- all thanks to the editors at Merriam-Webster. And these are just a handful. There are hundreds of such words in the English language! From "merry widow" to "pretties," find out the top 10 weirdest words or underwear.

1. Jingled
Definition: mildly drunk

2. Pot-valiant
Definition: bold or courageous under the influence of alcoholic drink

3. Half-seas over
Definition: drunk; originates from an 1869 English ditty titled "Half-Seas Over," which extols the benefits of getting a little soused before attempting to romance a woman.

4. Crapulous
Definition: 1.) marked by intemperance especially in eating or drinking. 2.) to be sick from excessive indulgence in liquor

5. O-be-joyful
Definition: intoxicating drink

6. Katzenjammer
Definition: the nausea, headache and debility that often follow dissipation or drunkenness

7. Vandyke
Definition: to sta…

GROSS THINGS COUPLES DO TOGETHER

Beginning with this list of disgusting things that most couples eventually do in a relationship. Please feel free to ad to the list.

Sharing toothbrush
Looking up the other person's nose
Chatting while one person is on the toilet

SIGNS YOUR PET NEEDS THERAPY

(Health) Know when barking, scratching, or other bad behavior is a problem and when to get help. Just like humans pets act out every now and then. But when is it time for an intervention? Any behavior that's atypical or presents in unusual contexts is worthy of veterinary attention, says Stephanie Borns-Weil, DVM, head of the Tufts Animal Behavior Clinic. Here's, how to tell if it's time to send a furry friend to behavioral therapy:

She chews everything in sight
Shoes, books, pillows. Ideally, your pooch shouldn't be ruining stuff past puppyhood. According to Borns-Weil, ongoing excessive chewing can result from fear, insufficient mental stimulation, or too little exercise. Try placing your pup in doggy day care to help banish boredom-induced gnawing, and puppy-proof your pad to avoid property damage. If neither do-it-yourself option helps, you'll want to consult a behaviorist for further assistance.

He has severe separation anxiety
Keeping your pup in a crate can make…

WEIRD NEWS

Humanity at Its Best

And our hero of the week award goes to Jake Tobin, a cross country runner and a sophomore at New York's Cazenovia High School. Tobin was in the lead in the final stretch of Saturday's boy's junior varsity race in Auburn when Fairport High School's Luke Fortner came into view. Fortner, who is legally blind and runs with an aide guiding him, headed up the hill past Tobin, but then slipped. As Fortner's aide moved to help, Tobin didn't blink. He "got down and lifted his opponent up with his guide, and then helped push him up the hill.'' Fortner went on to win the race, crossing the finish line 2 seconds before Tobin, who could be seen clapping and cheering. Tobin's coach, Jason Hyatt said, "It was touching to see, and ... a great example of true sportsmanship." Fortner's coach was also impressed and sent an email to the school praising Tobin's selflessness writing: "It was an awesome display of sportsmans…