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Sunday, September 27, 2009

HEIRESS EATEN BY GREAT WHITE SHARK IN LAKE MICHIGAN

IN THE NEWS NEWS
By Ted Collin
Colonel Moa mar Gadaffi pitched his tent at Donald Trumps place and road a camel over to the United Nations. General Colin Powell was waiting for the colonel and our great general gave the colonel quite a tongue lashing for wearing boots covered with camel dung. General Powell made the colonel clean the dung from his boots. Then, General Powell made Colonel Gadaffi give him 100 push-ups. General Powell will now be awarded a medal from the UN General Assembly for taking some of the wind out of what would have been a 4 hour speech. As for Donald Trump, as soon as Colonel Gadaffi left his tent, The Donald began to renovate the tent into a casino. The new casino, which will open Tuesday, will be known as the Triple E Palms. The U.S. Marine Corp. Marching Band will perform at the grand opening. Or will they be in Tripoli Libya on Tuesday, like in their fight song?

BUSINESS NEWS
By Ted Colin
The DJIA has been floundering under 10,000 this month while gold has run up past the $1,000 per ounce price. Oil has declined below $70.00 per barrel bid on the open markets.

A brand new anti-smoking product may be coming to grocery and liquor stores across the nation (for many Americans liquor stores are our grocery stores). This device is a long sugar based flavored candy which has the shape of a cigarette. These “candy cigarettes” have been approved by the FDA and will not need a prescription. It is hoped that this new item will eliminate the need for any type of national health insurance. If everyone just sucked on “candy cigarettes” all day then they would not be ingesting deadly tobacco products. However, according the FDA, Dental insurance coverage might be much harder to get. The price for these new cigarette substitutes will start at about $35.00 per pack.

SPORTS I CARE ABOUT
By Tim Colin
The Tigers are still winning games. They just beat the Twins 6-2 and still lead the American League Central Division with 79 games.
The Detroit Lions are not doing so well, losing to the Minnesota Vikings 13-27. The next game will be with the Redskins on September 27. After 19 strait losses since 2007, maybe the best thing the Lions could do is, like a low rated TV show that network executives like, go on hiatus for the rest of this season. The Lions management, owners and players need to just kick back for this season and watch other football teams and see, how the game is played. By watching other professional football teams, college teams, high school and pee wee football teams, the Lions might gain some pointers. Some might argue that paying players to just observe other teams would be paying them to do nothing. Well, I think the big oval egg on the scoreboard at the end of every single game, pretty much signifies the same thing.

OUTDOOR NEWS
By Tim Colin
A great white shark has swallowed famed heiress to the Bitter Boy Candy Company, Barbara [Bitter] Butter. According to Bernard Butter, Barbara Butters’ Husband and Becky Baker, Bernard’s’ personal business buddy, Barbara Butter was last seen swimming off the beach just south of Frankfurt Michigan. According to the couple, they both watched in horror as the great white shark sped toward the heiress and rose up underneath the poor lady with its mouth wide open. Bernard and Becky had to heroically hold each other back from the deadly waters as Barbara’s body was tossed into the air and then slipped into the jaws of the great white shark. Mr. Butter said it was just like in the movie “Jaws”, which he had watched the night before.
The coast guard and local authorities have initiated a round the clock search for any trace of the body or the shark. Bernard Butter said that the body was never going to be found in Lake Michigan. Mr. Butter went on to say that they had just com from the nearby Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. “You know,’’ he said, “The sand is so soft and light at the dunes that your body can sink right into it. You could dig a hole there six feet deep in no time and then fill it in and no one would ever know you dug it’”.

Barbara Butter was 43 years old and was preceded in death by two sons from a previous marriage, Basil and Benson Berger. The sons died tragically while camping in Montana with their loving stepfather when, they were eaten by alligators. Bernard Butter is the soul heir to 15 billion dollars. All other heirs died as a result of being eaten by various animals thus, leaving no trace of the bodies. It seems the luck of the Bitter Boy Candy heirs is bitter indeed. The tragic death of his wife but, the, huge inheritance, has made Mr. Butters’ life bitter sweet. He and his personal business buddy Becky have announced they are getting married in order to dull the pain caused by that monster of the deep, the Michigan great white shark

.PSYCHIC NEWS
By Madam Misty Merkel
The following are my predictions for November. The great spirits of the north have told me that the Great Lakes Region will be really chilled when the “gales of November come early” Just like in the Gordon Lightfoot song, the ship called the “Edmond Fitzgerald will be remembered again this year. Everyone will think of the fated ship when they see sheets of ice flying down their streets and wondering if they put the cat or dog in before the ice storm hit. People also wonder if they might have to share the cat and dog food if they happen to get iced in.

A couple of UFO’s will be sighted heading across the North American skies. They will be landing near Grand Traverse Bay. They will be seeking some wine from Madonna’s father’s vineyard. They won’t be drinking it but, just want a few bottles as pricey souvenirs to sell on some galactic form of eBay called Galaxybay. Instead of using UPS to deliver their packages: these aliens teleport their items using their brains.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
By Mike Colin
Local Mancelona film maker Michael Moore has a new film out called “Capitalism: A love story”. Because this film has the words “love story”, in the title, I think it must be some sort of chick flick. In addition, the word “Capitalism” in the title implies it is set in Washington D.C. (or maybe Lansing MI). So, we have a love chick flick film set at the capital. It must be about affairs by senators and congressmen. Or maybe, it’s about affairs between senators and congressmen (they always have those closed door sessions). At any rate, I most likely won’t go to see a chick flick film unless I’m dragged to it. I like action/adventure films. The best films have very little talking in them. The best written scripts are all about snappy lines like Arnold Swartzenager uses for example “Stick around” from “Predator” or, “I’ll be back” from “The Terminator”.
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS
By Gerrard
Scientists have announced that they think they have found a cure for aids. I’ve been wearing a hearing aid since I was five years old. The one I have now is barely noticeable but, other people still bring it up in conversation between themselves. I know that because I can hear them make remarks like “Rat boy is deaf. He can’t possibly be listening to us talk about him”. Well, I’m not deaf. I’m only impaired and, raising rats is the family business I inherited from my father when he ran away. I am not a rat boy. Besides, mom says someday some girl will be lucky to marry me and become the wife of a rich rat baron, tycoon.
Until then, I’ll just live with my rats in my mom’s basement. I’ve got it nice down there. I’ve got a cot to sleep on and, a TV and a hot plate and a little refrigerator for my condiments and cheese. There, I am the king of my domain. All I am missing is a queen to rule it with.

Friday, September 25, 2009

MICHIGAN GREAT WHITE SHARK EATS HEIRESS

IN THE NEWS NEWS
By Ted Collin
Colonel Moa mar Gadaffi pitched his tent at Donald Trumps place and road a camel over to the United Nations. General Colin Powell was waiting for the colonel and our great general gave the colonel quite a tongue lashing for wearing boots covered with camel dung. General Powell made the colonel clean the dung from his boots. Then, General Powell made Colonel Gadaffi give him 100 push-ups. General Powell will now be awarded a medal from the UN General Assembly for taking some of the wind out of what would have been a 4 hour speech. As for Donald Trump, as soon as Colonel Gadaffi left his tent, The Donald began to renovate the tent into a casino. The new casino, which will open Tuesday, will be known as the Triple E Palms. The U.S. Marine Corp. Marching Band will perform at the grand opening. Or will they be in Tripoli Libya on Tuesday, like in their fight song?

BUSINESS NEWS
By Ted Colin
The DJIA has been floundering under 10,000 this month while gold has run up past the $1,000 per ounce price. Oil has declined below $70.00 per barrel bid on the open markets.
A brand new anti-smoking product may be coming to grocery and liquor stores across the nation (for many Americans liquor stores are our grocery stores). This device is a long sugar based flavored candy which has the shape of a cigarette. These “candy cigarettes” have been approved by the FDA and will not need a prescription. It is hoped that this new item will eliminate the need for any type of national health insurance. If everyone just sucked on “candy cigarettes” all day then they would not be ingesting deadly tobacco products. However, according the FDA, Dental insurance coverage might be much harder to get. The price for these new cigarette substitutes will start at about $35.00 per pack.

SPORTS I CARE ABOUT
By Tim Colin
The Tigers are still winning games. They just beat the Twins 6-2 and still lead the American League Central Division with 79 games.

The Detroit Lions are not doing so well, losing to the Minnesota Vikings 13-27. The next game will be with the Redskins on September 27. After 19 strait losses since 2007, maybe the best thing the Lions could do is, like a low rated TV show that network executives like, go on hiatus for the rest of this season. The Lions management, owners and players need to just kick back for this season and watch other football teams and see, how the game is played. By watching other professional football teams, college teams, high school and pee wee football teams, the Lions might gain some pointers. Some might argue that paying players to just observe other teams would be paying them to do nothing. Well, I think the big oval egg on the scoreboard at the end of every single game, pretty much signifies the same thing.

OUTDOOR NEWS
By Tim Colin
A great white shark has swallowed famed heiress to the Bitter Boy Candy Company, Barbara [Bitter] Butter. According to Bernard Butter, Barbara Butters’ Husband and Becky Baker, Bernard’s’ personal business buddy, Barbara Butter was last seen swimming off the beach just south of Frankfurt Michigan. According to the couple, they both watched in horror as the great white shark sped toward the heiress and rose up underneath the poor lady with its mouth wide open. Bernard and Becky had to heroically hold each other back from the deadly waters as Barbara’s body was tossed into the air and then slipped into the jaws of the great white shark. Mr. Butter said it was just like in the movie “Jaws”, which he had watched the night before.

The coast guard and local authorities have initiated a round the clock search for any trace of the body or the shark. Bernard Butter said that the body was never going to be found in Lake Michigan. Mr. Butter went on to say that they had just com from the nearby Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. “You know,’’ he said, “The sand is so soft and light at the dunes that your body can sink right into it. You could dig a hole there six feet deep in no time and then fill it in and no one would ever know you dug it’”.

Barbara Butter was 43 years old and was preceded in death by two sons from a previous marriage, Basil and Benson Berger. The sons died tragically while camping in Montana with their loving stepfather when, they were eaten by alligators. Bernard Butter is the soul heir to 15 billion dollars. All other heirs died as a result of being eaten by various animals thus, leaving no trace of the bodies. It seems the luck of the Bitter Boy Candy heirs is bitter indeed. The tragic death of his wife but, the, huge inheritance, has made Mr. Butters’ life bitter sweet. He and his personal business buddy Becky have announced they are getting married in order to dull the pain caused by that monster of the deep, the Michigan great white shark.

PSYCHIC NEWS
By Madam Misty Merkel
The following are my predictions for November. The great spirits of the north have told me that the Great Lakes Region will be really chilled when the “gales of November come early” Just like in the Gordon Lightfoot song, the ship called the “Edmond Fitzgerald will be remembered again this year. Everyone will think of the fated ship when they see sheets of ice flying down their streets and wondering if they put the cat or dog in before the ice storm hit. People also wonder if they might have to share the cat and dog food if they happen to get iced in.

A couple of UFO’s will be sighted heading across the North American skies. They will be landing near Grand Traverse Bay. They will be seeking some wine from Madonna’s father’s vineyard. They won’t be drinking it but, just want a few bottles as pricey souvenirs to sell on some galactic form of eBay called Galaxybay. Instead of using UPS to deliver their packages: these aliens teleport their items using their brains.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
By Mike Colin
Local Mancelona film maker Michael Moore has a new film out called “Capitalism: A love story”. Because this film has the words “love story”, in the title, I think it must be some sort of chick flick. In addition, the word “Capitalism” in the title implies it is set in Washington D.C. (or maybe Lansing MI). So, we have a love chick flick film set at the capital. It must be about affairs by senators and congressmen. Or maybe, it’s about affairs between senators and congressmen (they always have those closed door sessions). At any rate, I most likely won’t go to see a chick flick film unless I’m dragged to it. I like action/adventure films. The best films have very little talking in them. The best written scripts are all about snappy lines like Arnold Swartzenager uses for example “Stick around” from “Predator” or, “I’ll be back” from “The Terminator”.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS
By Gerrard
Scientists have announced that they think they have found a cure for aids. I’ve been wearing a hearing aid since I was five years old. The one I have now is barely noticeable but, other people still bring it up in conversation between themselves. I know that because I can hear them make remarks like “Rat boy is deaf. He can’t possibly be listening to us talk about him”. Well, I’m not deaf. I’m only impaired and, raising rats is the family business I inherited from my father when he ran away. I am not a rat boy. Besides, mom says someday some girl will be lucky to marry me and become the wife of a rich rat baron, tycoon.

Until then, I’ll just live with my rats in my mom’s basement. I’ve got it nice down there. I’ve got a cot to sleep on and, a TV and a hot plate and a little refrigerator for my condiments and cheese. There, I am the king of my domain. All I am missing is a queen to rule it with.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

21 YEARS AFTER THE FRANKENMOOSE MONSTER ATTACKED

IN THE NEWS NEWS
By Ted Colin

This week the Obama administration announced that it was moving its proposed missile shield from Eastern Europe out to mobile ships at sea. The shield is not really a shield at all, like a force field in Star Trek or Star Wars. It is instead made up of thousands of tiny rocket ships that are supposed to hit and destroy any missiles coming out of Iran or Iraq or some other country that has a name starting with the pronoun “I”. Next, we’ll have to invade Iceland. Maybe we should go after the Ipod community. During the Clinton years we attacked Yugoslavia which starts with the pronoun “You”. I see a pattern here. I hope the next nation on the list isn’t Italy.

SPORTS I CARE ABOUT
By Ted Colin

Well my brother was partly right about the MSU and CMU game last weekend. He thought it would be a good game but, MSU would win in the end. Well, it was a pretty messy game in terms of funky plays but, CMU ended up winning. I had a little too much beer bong to remember the details but, I remember thinking at the time “what in the heck are you people from Mid-Michigan doing?” Well, it worked.

I might not be as great a davenport potato sports watcher as my brother Tim but, I’m going to be joining a dart league to play this winter. I’m a great athlete when it comes to darts and lawn jarts. I would have formed a lawn jart league this summer but, my brother Mike kept having to be taken to the emergency room. It seems he believes he should try to block the incoming lawn jarts. He does the same thing when we play horse shoes.

In pro sports, the Lions lost to New Orleans 27-45. They will play Minnesota on September 20th. The Tigers are still up by about 4 games in their division. They will play a triple header with Minnesota on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

BUSINESS NEWS
By Mike Colin

My brother Tim is sick this week so the rest of us have to do more work to get this blog published. I don’t know anything about Wall Street so I’m not going to mention it. Oops, I guess I just mentioned it (ha, ha, LOL).

I did start a tour guide business in order to make some quick cash. I’ve been taking people around to see sights like Old Skeggy, the Skegmog Lake Monster, the Sand Dunes and the quicksand holes that my brother and I found a couple of weeks ago. I charge $10.00 each for the entire tour which, I think is real reasonable. I have gas expense plus, I have to buy a bucket of Chicken from KFC in order to get Old Skeggy to appear. I did learn early on that I needed to collect my money before I gave the tour and not wait until it was over. It seems everyone just takes off and disappears when we get to the quicksand holes. I guess they are just board but, I don’t know how they make it back to town. I always wait around at the van but, no one ever shows up so I go home having banked some quick bucks. Maybe, if I get some repeat business and through word of mouth; my tour guide business might grow and become a way for me to make a living.

OUTDOOR NEWS
By Ted Colin

Today is the 21st anniversary of the creation of the Frankenmoose monster. Back in the 1980’s there was a terrible accident involving a circus truck, the tiger inside and, a large moose that leapt out onto the highway. There were body parts all over the highway. Some of the parts were from the human, Teamster driver. Some were of the tiger that was on board the circus truck and of course, other parts were those of the moose.

A Dr. Stein Franken was drinking beer and sitting on his front porch when the accident occurred. The doctor had just retuned from a beer festival in Frankenmuth and still had his lederhosen on. He saw the truck speed around the bend and slams into the moose that ran out from a corn field. Dr. Franken staggered out to the scene of the accident to look for survivors. The Doctor found lots of dead and dying body parts but, could not find enough of any one creature to keep alive. The Doctor decided that if there were not enough body parts to save any one creature, he would put the healthiest parts he could find together to form one animal. That creature would have the best parts and hence, the best chance of survival. The resulting creature was a true abomination. The creature had the antlers and torso of a moose, the face and claws of a tiger and the ears of a human being. In addition, the brain was sewn together of almost equal thirds of human, tiger and, moose.

Each third of the brain had its own distinct cravings. The tiger craved fresh meat; the moose craved swamp grass and mauling people with its antlers and, the human wanted bratwurst, beer and football. These competing passions made the creature completely insane. The creature escaped the barn the doctor had it in and went from football stadium to football stadium hunting down uncooked bratwurst, kegs of beer and chewing on any grass fans brought with them into the stadium.
After several weekends of the above mentioned debauchery, several men in black suits showed up and slipped several million doses of a powerful narcotic into all the kegs of beer at every single football stadium in Michigan. The men dressed in black wanted to make sure that wherever the Frankenmoose attacked, he would be knocked out long enough to take him into custody. Their plan worked. The Frankenmoose, along with everyone else in the stadium except the young kids and the players, was found completely passed out at a Lions football game. The monster was taken away by the MIB and has never been heard from again. Dr. Franken and his wife have retired to Suttons Bay Michigan.

PSYCHIC NEWS
By Madam Misty Merkel
Well, the weathers going to be much colder next week so get in your fruits and veggies this weekend. The stock market is going to have at least one day next week with a triple digit loss. In addition, expect anything you eat in a restaurant next week to taste a little too salty.

Now I’ve got some really bad news. A few weeks ago I predicted my friend Mike here at this blog, would have a new girlfriend well, I was right. He has a new lady in his life but, she has a really bad problem. It seems that she is actually a vampire. I don’t mean one of these nut job college girls that run around the night clubs pretending they are really bad blood suckers. I mean she really is a 300 year old fang toothed monster.

I found out when Mike introduced her to me and he wanted me to tell them what the future had in store for them. Well, I went and got out my best polished Petoskey stone and had here rubbed it with her index finger. The stone started bleeding. Then, my neighbor’s wolf puppies started howling. I knew something was wrong with this woman so I got some garlic out of the refrigerator and set it on the table. She got up and left without saying a word. Mike looked puzzled and got up and went after her. Later that evening I tranced out with apricot brandy and the spirits revealed the creatures true age and confirmed she was a blood sucker.

I don’t know how to tell poor Mike. I don’t know how I’m going to stay safe myself now that I know what the lady craves. I do know she does not like garlic so; I’m keeping plenty of the stinky stuff around. I replaced my gold colored bling with garlic bling. My skin is no longer turning green from my jewelry but; my nose is running all the time.
I have an early alarm system already installed in my neighborhood in the form of the little wolves. I know that the wolf pups my neighbor has will start howling if the blood drainer comes calling. It’s good that I live in a trailer park with a bunch of red necks that pick up their pets when they go hunting. If you shoot a mama wolf it’s only right that you raise her pups like they were your own.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
By Gerrard

Well, I guess NASA has had some major cuts in funding. After the space station missions are over, all space missions will be cancelled. NASA will soon be privatized and become a pyrotechnics (fireworks) company.

In the meantime, China, Japan and India (the CHIJAPIN Group), are partnering to launch their new Subaru Land Rover to Mars. By 2016 there will be an estimated 1,000,000 Subaru vehicles on Mars. The CHIJAPIN Group hopes to hire NASA to orchestrate a massive fireworks display when the millionth Subaru lands on Mars. The European Union also hopes to begin landing vehicles on Mars but, they can’t decide if they should eat crumpets, sausages, pasta or cheese during their two hour lunch breaks they will no doubt take while on the red planet. Russia will not be competing for real estate on Mars. Russia is instead building space portals in all their major cities so that every Russian citizen will have the opportunity to travel to other galaxies free of charge. The Swiss are of course, building time travel machines. I guess once you are a clock maker you will always be a clock maker.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
By Mike Colin

Halle Barry allowed herself to an interview on the new Jay Leno show. Jay was lucky to get a great actress on his show. The first night of his new show Jay Leno had Seinfeld on. My mom loves Jerry Seinfeld. I relate more to Neumann myself.

Talk about action actors I relate to, Bruce Willis is coming out with a new Sci-fi flick called Surrogates. It is something to do with humans living out their lives through androids. It should be pretty good. Bruce Willis movies usually move along real fast and they are not full of a bunch of guys trying to get in touch with their inner emotions. That is unless your inner emotions cause you to want to kick the crap out of bad guys. I doubt I get a date for this movie.

Friday, September 11, 2009

IN THE NEWS NEWS
By Tim Colin
President Obama gave his health care speech last Wednesday. Most people were very disappointed. No where in his speech did he say anything about hiring one million more single female nurses. Many of us guys are looking for professional women who can support us financially and, take care of us like a mother (or kind nurse) when we get sick. Furthermore, in terms of cutting health care costs, if everyone married a nurse, health care costs could be cut by half or more. At least that’s what the guys said last night while we were playing cards. The nurse/wife could take care of all the minor accidents like getting stabbed while playing lawn jarts or cutting off your toes while playing lumber jack with the electric hedge trimmer. The savings from eliminating emergency room care would be fantastic. There are hundreds of tasks a wife/nurse could perform that would save millions in doctor’s visits. So, instead of requiring everyone in America to buy expensive insurance they can’t afford, everyone should be forced to marry a nurse, doctor or, some other health care worker.

BUSINESS NEWS
By Ted Colin
To quote Steve Martin the stock market has been “one wild and crazy guy”. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up this week but, it has been bouncing frantically up and down in a 700 point range for several weeks now. The pundits all say the economy is improving and I guess they’re right. I’m finding fewer people are picking up beer cans downtown on Saturday morning so, I have a lot more weekend play money than I did earlier this year. The armature canners must be feeling wealthier and not bothering to go canning.

It was announced this week that Disney is buying Marvel Entertainment for 4 billion dollars. Disney has changed a great deal over the last several years. It has gone from being a Mickey Mouse outfit to a high school, Hanna Montana musical business. Marvel Entertainment has brought us such hits as The Fantastic Four, Iron Man and The Incredible hulk. I didn’t know The Hulk could sing or that Iron Man could break dance. Disney has announced that High School Musical Fantastic Four will be available for sale by Christmas.

SPORTS I CARE ABOUT
I’m not sure if I’ll watch the Lions play the Saints on Monday. Last year every time I watched the Lions play I thought I jinxed them since, they always lost. Of course when I didn’t watch the Lions play I also thought I jinxed them into loosing. I guess I’ll flip a coin. Anyway, Stafford has finally been picked to be the starting QB. It’s about time a decision was made on who would be the starting QB. Some years the Lions wait until the season is over and then decide who they should have picked as QB. Well, I had better shut up. This year I know they will do better. If the Lions do as well as the Tigers this year I’ll think about deleting all the negative press I’ve given them over last years program.

In upcoming games:
The Lions play the Saints on Monday,
The Tigers play the Blue Jays on Friday, Saturday and, Sunday.
One college game that might be interesting is the game between Central Michigan University and Michigan State. MSU will most likely win but, sometimes CMU pulls off a fast one on old MSU.

THE OUTDOORS NEWS NUTS
A Brief Swim in Quicksand
By Tim Colin
I have seen a lot of movies where either the bad guy or the monster drowns in quick sand. I thought it would be interesting to find some quick sand to see first hand what the stuff was really made of. A warning to the public: QUICK SAND IS VERY DANGERROUS SO, IF YOU WANT TO GO SWIMMING IN IT YOU HAD BEST NOT GO ALONE. I was able to get my brother Mike to come along with me on this trip. I promised him he could keep all the cans and bottles we found so he could turn them in for the deposit money.

We picked a fast moving river that ran through a swamp. It had been raining for over a week so the river was about three times deeper and moved much faster than usual. We each wore waders since sometimes the water went up to the crack under your knee caps. We waded down stream from where we were parked for over an hour but, we did not find any quick sand. Finally, we had a little action. My brother had wandered off down river about a hundred feet or so when he lost his footing and was grabbed by the current and rushed down river over sharp rocks, sharp sticks and logs as hard as concrete. I smirked a little when he fell in but, when I saw his head bobble away down the rapids I decided I would be expected to at least go look for his body.

Just as I was moving along the river bank trying to figure out how I would explain my brothers demise to my parents and his new girlfriend, wouldn’t you know it, I stepped into some quick sand and was up to my waste in liquid earth. I immediately yelled for my brother Mike to come and save me in the off chance he had managed to save himself and could thus, save me. I yelled several times but, he never showed up so I knew I was on my own. I decided as I sank that I was not going to give up. I wanted to live to inherit some money from my parents one day. With my brother Mike and myself gone, my brother Ted would get everything. I just could not stand that thought. I had to find a way out.

The problem with quick sand is that the more you struggle the more you sink. I was already up to my belly button and I knew I would not last long. I would have done something based on science but, I flunked chemistry in high school and took mostly PE and Wood Shop classes for electives.

Finally, I had some luck. An overhanging branch from a spruce tree was just in reach of my finger tips. Gradually, I worked my entire hand up the branch then; I grabbed the branch with my other hand and pulled my body up, out of my waders and safely onto muddy, but stable ground. I sat there a couple of minutes covered with mud. My shoes and waders were long gone so I would have to make my way back to the car with just my wet socks on. When I got to the car, my brother Mike was there. He had a lot of cuts and bruises but, he was still alive. He told me that the river wound around back up towards the pull off where the car was parked. Mike said that as he sailed past our car he grabbed onto a piece of brush hanging out over the river.

I told Mike that as I rushed to save him, I fell into quick sand and almost died I then asked him why he didn’t come when I hollered for him .He claimed he didn’t hear me scream. He said the rush of the river was so loud that my calls for help must have been drowned out.

In conclusion, you should be careful when looking for quick sand along Michigan’s rivers, lakes and, streams. If you do fall into quick sand hopefully there is a low hanging branch near by so that you can pull yourself out. You see in the woods of Northern Michigan, if you get into trouble, one can hear you scream.


PSYCHIC NEWS
By Madam Misty Merkel
Like most psychics, I use a number of methods and tools to predict the future. Taro cards, rare magical stones, crystal balls and various personal possessions of the dearly or even nearly departed. Today I used a wee gee board and a jigger of apricot brandy to make my predictions. I use to light a candle before I went into my predictive trance but, drinking heavily and having an open flame sometimes doesn’t end well. My aunt May got snockered on her own corn liquor. Then, she fell asleep smoking a cigar on a hay pile. It took a week to find a cup full of Aunt May to put in the urn. My poor cousin Jerry is still afraid of any kind of fire since his mama died so tragically. This makes it hard on the rest of the family since we have to all put out our cigs when the creepy mama’s boy comes around.

Anyway, today I am making financial predictions for the rest of 2009. The following are things that will probably happen but, if you wager on my predictions then you will mess up my predictive juices and anger the predicting angels. So, betting on my predictions may well make my predictions not come true. Therefore don’t make bets on my predictions or you will loose!!!

During the year 2009 there will be plagues, deaths and unhappiness. Finally, people will stop watching cable news and everything will be o.k. The stock market will go up and the stock market will go down. In the end, buy stock in Madam Misty Merkle’s Overnight Wrinkle Cream Remover and you will make me a fortune. I have several franchise opportunities in the Bay Area for people with winning attitudes. Remember, it’s not what’s inside that counts; it’s what your face looks like.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
By Gerrard
I like Kate Beckinale. She plays a U.S. Marshal in a Movie called “White Out”. In the movie, Kate tries to track down a killer in Antarctica. It’s rated R because it has so much violent action in it. I might ask my mother if she would loan me the money so I can go see this movie. I expect to make a lot of money selling the rats I raise to college psychology classes this fall but, so far I haven’t received any orders so my cash funds are kind of low.

Tyler Perry has another Madea film out. What can I say? It’s another Madea film. There are usually some hot chicks in his movies but, this one is about kids so I think I will pass.

I will also pass on the Disney flick “High School Musical Fantastic Four”. I like the Incredible Hulk better than the four space mutant guys. I don’t like dancing or musicals anyway. They bring back some bad memories about marching band. I was always getting yelled at for being out of step and ending up in the wrong spot on the football field. I was also looked down on by the other kids since I was the only kid that played the accordion in marching band. What’s worse, even though I was the only accordion player, the band leader never made me first chair. It’s humiliating to be the second chair accordion player when I was the only one that played the accordion. That met I never got to do a solo.
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