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Mom Lost Toes….

There are times…when I truly appreciate the fact that my mom is looking out for me.  And then….there are times like this one!  Her comment on the email:

“Photos are gross! But this is something you and I need to be aware of.” 

So I click on the link and the headline reads:

Mom lost toes, nearly died after dismissing sepsis symptoms as common cold

And then I see this:

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What The Bloody Hell!!!?????  And from that point on…I was so grossed out…I had to continue on and read the article!!!  And since I had to read it…so do you:

A mother in England is speaking out to warn others about the dangers of sepsis after she mistook her symptoms for a common cold, only to end up in the intensive care unit days later with an infection that claimed her toes and nearly killed her.

Ruth Kent recently told Kennedy News and Media that she initially shook off the chills and aches last November, but when she started feeling pain in her feet and having trouble with incontinence, she knew she needed help

Kent told the news agency that her son saved her life by calling for paramedics when he found her “blue” on the couch.

“I deteriorated very, very quickly,” the 53-year-old told Kennedy News. “It was really scary. My son saved my life that day. If he hadn’t been there, I would have been a goner.”

Kent was rushed to Northampton General Hospital where she was treated for meningococcal meningitis, but the infection had turned septic and began causing her organs to shut down, she said. She spent the next several weeks fighting for her life as doctors warned her family to prepare for the worst.

Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection and is considered a life-threatening emergency, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sepsis occurs when an existing condition triggers a chain reaction throughout the body, and can quickly cause tissue damage, organ failure or even death. Anyone can develop sepsis, but those age 64 and older, children younger than 1, or patients with chronic medical conditions and weakened immune systems are most at risk.

Kent said her knowledge of sepsis was limited, and that she can’t remember much other than her hands and feet going black during her two-week stay in intensive care. She also feared she would lose her eyesight.

“I remember seeing people come and having to put the gown and masks on,” she told Kennedy News. “I could see them through the window. My brother came over from New York the following Friday with his wife. They were preparing for the worst.”

Kent made it out of the intensive care unit, but her nose, fingers and toes had turned black from the infection. She was released from the hospital several weeks later with all limbs intact, and her nose and fingers eventually recovered, but weeks later nurses recognized an infection in her feet during a bandage change at her home.

“My feet started to smell and they did some swabs which showed an infection,” Kent told the outlet. “In January 2019, when nurses came to change my dressings, they took them off and my feet were green with gangrene. I’ve lost seven of my toes and have three little stumps left. They had to take the side of my feet off.”

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Despite the extreme measures, Kent is not out of the woods yet. She said she still struggles with fatigue, and can’t walk more than a few steps. She said she joined support groups and has been talking to other amputee patients, but is urging patients who have concerns about possible infection to speak up earlier than she did.

“I had no inclination that it was sepsis,” she told the news agency of her infection.” “If I’d have known more I might have gone to the doctors earlier.”

 

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The Netflix Penis Drawing

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Ok…so I am a little late to the game on this one since I think it happened in 2017…but here is the scoop:  An artist of a kids TV show on Netflix decided to draw a penis on a tree during one of the episodes. And…it made a mother mad. Not my mom though….she sent me the article complete with pictures and videos! LOL  Here is the original article:

Last week, Netflix released the first season of American Vandal, an eight-episode documentary parody of true crime stories like The Jinx and Making a Murderer in which the central mystery revolves around someone spray-painting penises on teachers’ cars in the school’s parking lot. But now it looks like Netflix has a real life dick mystery on their hands, because an angry mother has noticed that an artist snuck a drawing of an erect penis into the background of a children’s cartoon that airs on the streaming service.

BoingBoing picked up the mother’s reaction to the picture on Facebook, where she apparently said, “I know I’m not going crazy and I am aware that something like this shouldn’t be in a kids’ show whatsoever. I’m extremely disgusted by it; there should be no reason my children have to see something like this. I don’t know if they’re gonna do something about this or what but there’s no reasons why this should be in this show.” (The post itself is private, so that quote is relayed from The Mirror, who apparently has someone on staff who’s friends with this woman.)

For the record, as of the time of this writing, Netflix has not done anything about it…yet. Since I’m doing important journalistic work here, I checked on the veracity of this claim myself, and indeed, the dong is clearly visible in the background of an episode of Maya the Bee, as seen in the screenshot at the top of this page. For anyone wanting to see it for yourselves, it’s in episode 35 of season one, and can be seen inside a log at the 18:45 mark.

Update: The controversy must have reached the ears of Netflix executives, because the episode in question has now been removed from the streaming site.

The Netflix Penis Drawing Isn’t An Isolated Incident

While we aren’t certain of the reasoning behind why an artist would decide to include this dick-drawing in the background of a children’s TV series, this is far from the first time something like this has happened. While many of the claims that have popped up against companies like Disney are erroneous and falsified products of the digital age or unprovable whispers from oversensitive parental groups, there were a number of incidents that were proven to be true.

  • Charles Shows, who worked at Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s and ’60s, recounted in his book that he and a few other employees intended to test Disney’s notorious eye for detail by slipping a single frame of a naked woman into a reel of a Mickey Mouse cartoon they were screening for him. Sure enough, Walt spotted it. But that frame was never meant to be seen by the public.
  • Years later, a home video release of Disney’s The Rescuers was recalled in 1999 due to the discovery of a couple of frames of a real photograph of a topless woman in the background of one shot of the lead mice characters in the movie. (We can’t publish those screenshots here, but you can see them at Snopes.) Disney representatives at the time claimed the photograph was inserted not by one of their artists, but by someone in the post-production process.
  • Claims of an erect penis being hidden in the undersea castle in posters and the VHS cover of The Little Mermaid are complicated to grapple with. Snopes says they spoke to the artist, who told them the dick-shaped tower was an unfortunate coincidence. In any case, the story that it was inserted by a disgruntled artist angry at Disney about being laid off by the studio doesn’t hold water, because that artist worked for a third party company. But still…that kind of looks like a dick to me.

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  • And you’ve likely heard the one about the word “sex” being visible in The Lion King when Simba lays down on the grass and kicks up a bunch of grass and particles where the letters can maybe be spotted…if you’re looking hard enough. You can decide for yourself if you believe that claim by watching the video.

CLICK HERE FOR LION KING SEX VIDEO

Taylor Davis – Can’t Take His Eyes Off You

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I am not a huge fan of Baseball.  DON’T KILL ME or SEND ME DEATH THREATS!  But I am a HUGE fan of my hometown boys the Indianapolis Indians and do enjoy going to their games.  Part of the reason is because of how personable the players are with their fans.  And although this player now plays for the CHICAGO CUBS…he shows us exactly why these players are lovable!

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These news anchors cannot stop laughing at this jokester of a baseball player. As you watch this video of Iowa Cubs catcher Taylor Davis you will see how funny these camera shots really are.

This player has a lot of fun finding the video camera in the crowd of baseball fans and making funny faces at it. I have no idea how he does it. It seems like every time the camera is recording a closeup of him, he somehow knows.

It’s refreshing to see a sports player have a sense of humor while continuing to play such a serious game. This video had me giggling so much I almost cried!

Now…you have to watch two different videos to appreciate this!

Here is the link to watch the video with the news anchors laughing in the background: CLICK HERE

And here is a link to watch the ENTIRE video that was made of Taylor watching you: CLICK HERE

The Flintstones – Public Nuisance

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It is pretty sad when people object to you building Dinosaurs, Woolly Mammoths and Fred Flintstone piss off the neighbors!!!  Check this out!

Design

The house was designed by architect William Nicholson and built in 1976 as one of several experimental domed buildings using new materials. It was constructed by spraying shotcrete onto steel rebar and wire mesh frames over inflated aeronautical balloons. It has approximately 2,700 sq ft (250 m2) of living space including three bedrooms, one accessed via a spiral staircase inspired by an ice-cream cone that at the top is the same diameter as the room, and two bathrooms, and has a two-car garage. All the interior surfaces are rounded, and the master bathroom has a floor of rocks instead of tiles. Originally off-white in color, the house was repainted deep orange in 2000, and one of the domes was later painted purple.

Nicknames

The house is known popularly as “The Flintstone House”, from The Flintstones, a Hanna-Barbera Productions animated cartoon series of the early 1960s about a Stone Age family. It is also known as the Dome House, the Gumby House, the Worm Casting House, the Bubble House, and “The Barbapapa House”, from Barbapapa, a character and series of books created by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor in the 1970s.

Disrepair, restoration and remodeling

By the mid-1980s the house had fallen into disrepair, as water runoff from higher on the mountainside damaged the foundation, causing the walls to crack. After failed attempts at sealing the cracks, it was extensively restored in 1987.

San Francisco Bay Area architect Eugene Tsui undertook to remodel the house during the first decade of the 2000s. The results of Tsui’s remodel appear as the “Edises Kitchen” project, pictured on Tsui’s website. Tsui’s original concept for the remodel, including a proposed complementary second residence on the property, is detailed in depth on his earlier site.

In late 2017, new owners installed large oxidized steel sculptures of dinosaurs, a woolly mammoth, a giraffe, and Fred Flintstone in the yard.

Complaint

The house was unpopular with some neighbors, and inspired the formation of a local architectural review board. In March 2019, the town of Hillsborough filed a complaint against the current owner of the house, Florence Fang. The complaint alleges that the current owner’s modifications are a “public nuisance” and that she did not receive the proper permits for her modifications. In March 2019, Fang retained the law offices of former San Francisco Mayor Joseph L. Alioto and Angela Alioto to respond to the Hillsborough Complaint.

Do The Mashed Potato

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Wow!  Criminals are getting kinda….weird these days!!!  Sounds like something you might see on one of the Hallmark Mystery Movies!!  Check this out!

It’s a mashed Mississippi mystery.

Jackson residents were mystified after bowls of mashed potatoes suddenly appeared on their cars, porches and mailboxes.

Jordan Lewis described the Belhaven neighborhood as a quirky one, with residents decorating road signs and putting Christmas trees in potholes.

But the probe into the puzzling potato problem is even new for them.

Lewis told WLBT-TV she spotted her first bowl of mashed potatoes on her car’s windshield.

“I walked outside yesterday morning at 7 a.m. and I got in my car and that’s when I noticed a white bowl on my windshield. It was full of rainwater. I threw it away and I was grossed out by it,” she said. “I just thought this is a harmless prank by some kids or college students in the area.”

Michaela Lin said she found a bowl of mashed potatoes on her mailbox. She said some of the potato-finders have connections to Belhaven University, a local private Christian university, which may be a clue.

“So far I have realized some of the ‘victims’ of the mashed potatoes are actually staff or Belhaven students or alumni. I feel like there has to be a connection there!” Lin told WLBT-TV.

However, Sebastian Bjernegard said some residents fear there’s a more sinister message behind the potatoes.

“Some people were thinking maybe the mashed potatoes were poisoned to kill animals,” he told WJTV, noting he almost stepped into a bowl of potatoes Tuesday. “I didn’t taste it. I have a three-second rule, so I didn’t touch it. But some people were worried.”

It was not immediately clear if anyone has eaten the potatoes. News outlets reported residents have not alerted law enforcement.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Unhappy Meals #FeelYourWay

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When my mom first told me about this…I was sort of dumbfounded.  I mean…really???

Anyway….here is the scoop:

No one is happy all the time. That’s the message Burger King is trying to communicate with a lineup of burger meals focused on “real” moods to help raise awareness about mental health.

Timed to Mental Health Awareness Month in May, the “Real Meals” include the Blue Meal, Salty Meal, Yaaas Meal and DGAF (Don’t Give a F—) Meal. They include a Whopper, french fries and a drink.

“Burger King restaurants understands that no one is happy all the time. That’s why they’re asking guests to order a Whopper meal based on however they might be feeling,” an online release says.

The effort also pokes fun at McDonald’s, which markets Happy Meals, boxed kids’ deals that include a toy. Burger King launched an ad on YouTube showing a montage of people in various emotional states, using the line: “No one is happy all the time. And that’s OK.”

The ad swaps Burger King’s well-known chorus from the 1970s, “Have it your way,” with “Feel your way.” The music also has been changed to be more authentic to the idea that people can have a range of feelings.

This isn’t the first time Burger King has teased McDonald’s. In December, it sold its trademark Whopper for 1 cent. To get the deal, customers had to download the Burger King app on their phones. Then when they went within 600 feet of any of more than 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants, the app used geolocation technology to “unlock” the Whopper-for-a-penny deal.

The fast-food competitors have also launched rival promotions at similar times and tweak their menus to stay on top of trends. Burger King is trying a vegetarian Whopper, while McDonald’s added a meatier burger to its breakfast menus in October.

Burger King, which is owned by Restaurant Brands International, has partnered with Mental Health America for the campaign. The group’s president and chief executive, Paul Gionfriddo, said: “While not everyone would think about pairing fast food and mental health, MHA believes in elevating the conversation in all communities in order to address mental illness Before Stage 4 (when someone has severe symptoms).”

“By using its internationally-known reputation to discuss the importance of mental health, Burger King is bringing much-needed awareness to this important and critical discussion — and letting its customers know that is OK to not be OK.”

On Monday, Burger King reported a same-store quarterly sales increase of 2.2 percent. It said that price hikes on its nuggets and the reintroduction of its spicy chicken nuggets helped sales, but parent company Restaurant Brands International saw adjusted earnings of 55 cents per share, falling short of estimates of 58 cents per share.

McDonald’s latest quarterly earnings, issued Tuesday, beat estimates, with earnings of $1.78 per share, versus an expected $1.75. It said a range of promotions and an investment in self-serve kiosks and other technology helped it beat expectations, though it noted that tech spending will mean higher expenses this year.

The limited-edition Burger King meals will be available in Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, New York City and Austin, Texas, while supplies last.

 

There Is Even A Music Video For This

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Yea…so someone finally did a METAL COVER of Dolly Parton’s classic country hit “Jolene”

Who would have thunk it??

CLICK HERE to listen to Leo Moracchioli ROCK OUT!

Pine-Sol Apple Juice Debacle Of 2018

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(CNN) — Instead of apple juice, children at a Hawaii preschool were served Pine-Sol by mistake, according to a Hawaii Department of Health report.

A classroom assistant at Kilohana United Methodist Church in East Oahu was preparing a snack for the children and grabbed a bottle of the cleaning liquid from a clean-up cart in the kitchen on November 27. The assistant apparently mistook it for apple juice because of its similar color, the school’s director told the health department inspector.

The teacher was helping students in the restroom when the assistant poured the Pine-Sol into cups in the classroom. The teacher “smelled that it was not apple juice and stopped the students from drinking it,” according to the report.

The cleaning liquid was in the original Pine-Sol bottle with its label. The inspector noted that a rubbish can and other cleaning supplies were on the cart, and no food items.

CNN affiliate KHON reports that emergency medical services evaluated three students who took small sips of the cleaning liquid, but none needed treatment.

The assistant no longer works at the school, KHON reports.

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Son Of A Wamp Rat!!

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So my mom recently sent me an email on Vintage Toys that are worth a lot of money today.

One of the items listed was the Star Wars Figurine – Jawa with the vinyl cape.

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Average Original Price: $15
Potential Earnings: $5,000

One of these toys. If still in good condition, could get you $5,000 today on eBay! Please note that the cape MUST be made of vinyl – this is what makes it so valuable!

I HAD TWO OF THESE!!!!

But then when I got a little older…I stupidly sold ALL of my Star Wars items because I wanted and needed money.  For DATES!!!   And none of the girls I went out with ever became anything serious!!

I wasted the couple hundreds of dollars I made from selling my collection on movies, pickles and KFC!  (which may be why none of those relationships worked)

Now I am wondering what I could have got for my GI Joes and Barbie Hooker Dolls!

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