Yesterday was GROUNDHOG DAY, and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow . . . which means six more weeks of winter.
This winter has been BRUTAL, so hopefully he’s wrong . . . and fortunately, he usually is.
The National Climatic Data Center says they’ve never found any correlation between the weather and the groundhog’s prediction . . . the entire groundhog thing is just odd, enduring, folksy Americana at this point.
Earlier this month, there was a story in the news about a cat named “Depot” that’s been living in a Home Depot in Bluffton, South Carolina for the past 13 years, mostly hanging out in the lawn and garden center.
But it’s recently been setting off the store’s motion-activated security system at night. So the store announced they were EVICTING the cat! Of course the cat-obsessed Internet didn’t like that idea.
The story started making national news, then people started threatening to BOYCOTT the store, and now Home Depot says the cat will be allowed to stay INDEFINITELY.
However, they did say they’d like to find a safer home for the cat before it gets TOO old. Luckily, plenty of people have offered to ADOPT it.
For the past 18 years, an 82-year-old Billy Standley of Ohio, had been telling his family EXACTLY how he wanted his funeral to go down.
Instead of being laid to rest in a normal casket, Billy asked to be buried while SITTING on his 1967 Harley-Davidson MOTORCYCLE. And he specifically wanted to be in a giant see-through casket, so all his biker friends could see him sitting on the bike.
Well, Billy passed away about a week ago from lung cancer . . . and his family actually Followed through with everything he asked for.
On Friday, they loaded him onto a trailer, in his see-through casket, so a truck could pull him to the cemetery on his “final ride.” The funeral was Friday, and there are a bunch of pictures from it online.