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Gingrich Wins! (An Alternative History)

Gingrich Wins! (An Alternative History) | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
How Newt Gingrich beat the weakest Republican front-runner since Leonard Wood in 1920.


by Tim Murphy | Mother Jones

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Hawaii To Arizona: Prove You Need The Birth Certificate « Alan Colmes' Liberaland

Hawaii To Arizona: Prove You Need The Birth Certificate « Alan Colmes' Liberaland | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Hawaii’s Office of the Attorney general is telling Arizona’s Secretary of State (pictured) it has to prove it needs President Obama’s birth certificate for Hawaii to comply.
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Man goes on the ride of his life, sues BMW for 20 month long erection

Man goes on the ride of his life, sues BMW for 20 month long erection | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
If you tune into most television stations past 9 p.m., you have undoubtedly heard the ominous warning at the end of commercials for erectile dysfunction medications:...
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Video: Piggy Shoppers: A Retail Nightmare

Freeman Hall, author of "Retail Hell," shows how shoppers wreak havoc.
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Not Like The Rest of Us: POLITICIANS ALLOWED TO PAY DEBT WHENEVER THEY FEEL LIKE IT. No "due date" for Bachmann Campaign Debt, Says Paul Ryan.

Not Like The Rest of Us:  POLITICIANS ALLOWED TO PAY DEBT WHENEVER THEY FEEL LIKE IT.  No "due date" for Bachmann Campaign Debt, Says Paul Ryan. | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

TDF Comments:  Unlike regular citizens who must pay their bills on time to maintain a decent credit score that reflects on their character, ability to obtain a job, keep a job, rent an apartment or buy a car -- politicians, like Bachmann can pay their campaign debt "whenever they feel like it -- or never".


The story (Huffington Post)


...Paul Ryan, the associate legal counsel at the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, said he's not surprised Bachmann is concentrating on building cash for her congressional re-election effort rather than paying off her presidential campaign debt.

"Any politician's first priority is going to be fueling their future political ambitions, not dealing with their failed past political ambitions," Ryan said.

Ryan said Bachmann can pay her presidential campaign debt whenever she wants to. Some campaigns never pay off their debt. Bachmann insists she'll make good on her presidential campaign bills.

Ryan said she can worry about the debt after she's re-elected to Congress.


"Raising money for old debt isn't much fun. That being said, when someone remains in office they are typically capable of raising money to retire old debt as well as to fund future campaigns because what a lot of donors really want is access to and influence over office holders and they don't much care what the money is being used for," Ryan said.

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Who the $%#! Would Dye a Baby Chick?

Who the $%#! Would Dye a Baby Chick? | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Farmers and other poultry experts say coloring chicks is harmless, but animal rights activists say it turns live birds into holiday playthings that are quickly discarded.
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Keith Olbermann Fired: War With Current Just Getting Started

Keith Olbermann Fired: War With Current Just Getting Started | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Keith Olbermann may have departed from Current, but the war between the two sides is just getting started.
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EARTH HOUR in California... it will still be light out @ 8:30 p.m. EDST

EARTH HOUR in California... it will still be light out @ 8:30 p.m. EDST | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Find out how Earth Hour began and why it continues to inspire.
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Winning Lottery Ticket in Maryland, Not California.

Winning Lottery Ticket in Maryland, Not California. | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

That's good to know...  my husband accidentally left his ticket in his jeans and washed it before the draw.

Just so you know -- unlike real money, a lottery ticket will completely disintegrate is a washer.


(Must be the Tide)


Here's the backstory:

1 ticket sold in Maryland matched all 6 numbers in Friday night's record-breaking $640 million Mega Millions lottery, according to the Maryland Lottery.

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Muppets Respond to Goldman Sachs.

Muppets Respond to Goldman Sachs. | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
It was just a small example in Greg Smith's resignation letter indictment of Goldman Sachs, but the accusation that the unpopular Wall Street firm called unknowing clients "muppets" was singled out by an internet that thrives ...
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Bumble Bee Cookie Trapped in Goodie Bag!

And a bumble bee cookie too
aygee1030's photo on Instagram (And a bumble bee cookie too http://t.co/RQB0aI2O...)...
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Lie detector

This is hilarious! Imagine a world where every time you got a job you had to pass a lie detector test just to get to the next round.
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Movie Misquotes: From Casablanca To Star Wars

Watch the video 'Movie Misquotes: From Casablanca To Star Wars' on Yahoo! News.
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PIE CHART: Why Trump REALLY Wants To Be VP

PIE CHART: Why Trump REALLY Wants To Be VP | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Donald Trump may no longer be running for President, but that doesn't mean he's let go of his dream of moving into The White House come next January.
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Kentucky Derby 2012: Derby-goers didn't let weather dampen their spirits and showed up in traditionally extravagant head-wear.

Kentucky Derby 2012: Derby-goers didn't let weather dampen their spirits and showed up in traditionally extravagant head-wear. | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Though morning practices were cancelled, the track superintendent declared the track was 'fast' by noon. Women (and men) flocked to the Louisville, Kentucky event in hats of all shapes and sizes.
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Teen girls are getting new chins for prom

Teen girls are getting new chins for prom | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Ah, the staples of prom night!


The dream dress, the stretch limo and the perfect chin implant.

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Octomom or OctoNUTS?

Octomom or OctoNUTS? | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

Octomom pays $500+ for a haircut while getting food stamps and refusing to pay $150 to have a toilet in her home repaired.


Her Bizarre Actions Make Headlines & Potentially Hurt Millions Including her 14 Kids.


The woman is obviously in need of mental health care and the social workers who investigated her probably need to rethink their position.


There are plenty of people who have lost their jobs or who cannot find jobs who need food stamps and healthcare that they cannot receive -- yet OctoMom is allowed to receive money for photo-spreads and phone sex while more and more reports show she isn't taking care of her children.


Republican extreme conservatives are bound to use this as yet another example of how the food stamp program is abused.


Let's get the facts straight.  There are plenty of people who are on very fixed incomes who don't even qualify for food stamps or subsidized basic health care.


Underemployed families who used to have better paying jobs are paying off upside-down mortgages, paying for their kids food with whatever they got and are trying to make it to the end of the recession -- they don't qualify for food stamps.


This woman is doing harm to her kids and to other well deserving families who may find themselves in need of temporary help during a period of unemployment or disability.


The social workers should revisit this case and get this woman off the dole while providing a safer haven for her kids.



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HAPPY EASTER: Naughty Parents & Occupied Peeps - WWJD?

HAPPY EASTER:  Naughty Parents & Occupied Peeps - WWJD? | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

The Daily Feast Comments:  Silly parents who act more like bullies have seen their bad behavior cancel Easter egg hunts from Georgia to Colorado, and Illinois in between.


Thank God we have Peeps!  This year's winner is shown in the picture. Occupied Peeps DC. To see the full Peep's show:  CLICK HERE


For more on the naughty parents who have wrecked Easter for kids see below or click on the title.


Overzealous parents have been blamed for turning annual Easter egg hunts into events that are downright dangerous and just not fun.

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Gimme a Break! Mirlande Wilson, McDonald's Worker, Claims Mega Millions Winning Ticket Was Not Paid For By Co-Workers

Gimme a Break! Mirlande Wilson, McDonald's Worker, Claims Mega Millions Winning Ticket Was Not Paid For By Co-Workers | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Following last week's Mega Millions buzz, the mood has shifted from excitement to fury over Maryland's unclaimed winning ticket.
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Farmer deploys guard bees to deter would-be scrap thieves

Farmer deploys guard bees to deter would-be scrap thieves | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Organic vegetable farmer Gus Nawara is tired of thieves scavenging his collection of old farming equipment. "When times got tough like they have recently, I could scrap out some of it," he told KENS in Houston.
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Earth Hour: Is that 8:30 p.m. PDST?

Earth Hour: Is that 8:30 p.m. PDST? | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

Confused writer wants to turn lights on for the World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour.  Tonight at 8:30 p. m.

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'Hamburglar' Strikes "Maine" Street!

'Hamburglar' Strikes "Maine" Street! | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it

'Hamburglar' steals food bag of food from customers at Maine McDonald'sWashington PostPolice say a young man, seemingly inspired by the pattie purloining character once featured in McDonald's advertising campaigns, ran between a car and the takeout...

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Danes Told They'd Won The Lottery. Not.

Danes Told They'd Won The Lottery. Not. | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
Bizarre: Hundreds named billionaires... by mistakeEmirates 24/7DENMARK: Three hundred Danes believed a dream lifestyle awaited them this week after they were announced billionaire lottery winners - until they discovered it was a mistake.
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Cat Wreaks Havoc During Basketball Game (VIDEO)

Cat Wreaks Havoc During Basketball Game (VIDEO) | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
A stray cat caused a stir when it ran around the court during a recent Israeli basketball game.
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Tiny puppy in California could be world's smallest

Tiny puppy in California could be world's smallest | Pure Frivolity in a Strange Land | Scoop.it
A puppy named after one of the world's biggest pop stars could set the world's record for tiniest dog.
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