Wednesday, October 17, 2012

WTF Wednesday

It's that time again when I share with you those items in the news that just make me scratch my head and as "What the F*ck?"

Congressman Ryan, Republican candidate for Vice President, stopped to visit a soup kitchen in Ohio, donned an apron, and proceded to show what a great guy he is by washing dishes.  The only problem?  The soup kitchen was closed at the time, the dishes weren't even dirty, and he didn't have permission to do it!

According to Brian Antal, the president of the organization that runs the kitchen, the congressman, his family, and his photographers did not have permission to be there, and the group "ram-rodded" their way in, convincing one of the volunteers to unlock the door.

Because the soup kitchen is supported by private donors, they carefully avoid associating with any political group, so as not to offend their donors.  "The photo op they did wasn't even accurate," Antal continued. "He did nothing. He just came in here to get his picture taken at the dining hall."

Nice try, Mr. Ryan.


Hurry right down to Jewelry by Harold in North Liberty, Iowa, and spend at least $1999 on a diamond ring and get a free Remington Rifle!   (Convicted felons are excluded from the offer.)

I've heard of shot-gun weddings, but this is ridiculous!

A man in Isreal has invented a cardboard bicycle.  Iznar Gafni says his bicycle is made entirely from recycled materials, is very durable, contains no metal parts, and never needs repair.  He plans to start mass production soon, and says the bike will sell for $20.  He is applying for government grants which would make it possible to give the bikes away for free in poor countries. 

Talk about a cheap ride....!


As many of my senior readers probably already know, Social Security benefits will increase in 2013 by 1.7 per cent.  That amounts to a whopping $21 dollars a month, or $252.00 per year, on average.  Of course, at least a third of that will be taken up by the increase in the monthly medicare premium most seniors pay, so don't get all excited about your new-found wealth!

The increase is based on the Consumer Price Index, which measures the increase in the prices of food, clothing, energy, etc.   I could swear that prices have increased more than that. at least it seems that way to me!


Here's the trick to getting that fussy kid to eat breakfast:  Rainbow Waffles!  If you click on this link, you'll see how to make them. 

 Personally, if someone stuck one of those in front of me in the morning, I'd probably barf, but that's just me!


With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I'd share a photo of a celebrity costume from last year's Hollywood parties:  Can you guess who this is???

I'll give you a  clue:  It's a female.  She's not an actress, but is a tv personality.
Think about it!  I'll give you the answer at the bottom of my post.
Here are a couple more creative Halloween costumes from 2011.
These gremlins are actually Phillipe and David Blond, fashion designers.
That's enough WTF for today!
P.S.  The lady in the anatomically correct costume above is Heidi Klum!
All above news items were found on Yahoo News.


Stephen Hayes said...

Glad you nailed Congressman Ryan, aka Eddie Munster.

River said...

Rainbow waffles! Just what every kid needs. More artificial colours and flavours to get them hyped up for school. (I know the trick to getting kids to eat)
As for the seniors pensions, our own politicians have admitted they couldn't possibly survive on them and the amounts are too low, yet nothing much seems to get done about that.
Love the gremlins!

Brian Miller said...

omg those costumes are awesome....and the rainbow waffles....that is way neat.....seriously WTF on the soup kitchen, ugh....

Kitty Moore said...

Congressman Ryan is such a weasel! Nothing politicians do surprises me though.... x

Sue said...

That waffle looks tie-dyed.


Pat said...

That just ticks me off about Congressman Ryan.

I was just reading this morning about how Heidi Klum has these elaborate Halloween parties, so I figured that's who that was!

Al Penwasser said...

Oh hell, if Ryan wants to do some dishes, he can swing by my place. My garage needs to be painted, too.

Unknown Mami said...

That was some kind of bullying for the photo op.

Ruth said...

Being from Iowa, I can say that I bet the jewelry stores makes some sales with that promotion.

Pearl said...

I would love the gremlins costumes...

Paul Ryan? Hmmm. I've met people who would pull the same stunt he did -- I mean, anyone working in a kitchen can see that it's not in use at the time the picture is taken. He's a poser, and I have no respect for posers.