FAT BEAR WEEK: It’s Fall, and time for all bears to pack away that extra pizza and beer to build up a good layer of fat to tide us through the winter hibernation. Track your favorite chonker, here.
YOUR DAILY NUTPUNCH: Harris/Biden administration nominates actual, no-shit, commie to regulate banks. (WSJ – may be paywalled)
President Biden checked off another progressive identity box last week by nominating
Saule Omarova as Comptroller of the Currency. Some Trump appointees were ridiculed for
having supported the elimination of their agencies. Ms. Omarova wants to eliminate the
banks she’s being appointed to regulate.
The Cornell University law school professor’s radical ideas might make even Bernie
Sanders blush. She graduated from Moscow State University in 1989 on the Lenin Personal
Academic Scholarship. Thirty years later, she still believes the Soviet economic system was
superior, and that U.S. banking should be remade in the Gosbank’s image.
The caber toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event in which the competitor tosses a large tapered pole called a “caber”. The caber is a tree that has been cut and trimmed down so one end is slightly wider than the other. It can vary in length from 16 to 22 feet and between 100 and 180 pounds. The smaller end is rounded off so that it will be easy to cup in the thrower’s hands. He then takes a short run with the caber and then stops and pulls the caber so that the large end hits the ground and the small end flips over and faces away from the thrower.
And what do you eat to prepare for such an event? Why a curried scotch egg, of course. (h/t Sloopy)
FLORIDA MAN: Heroic man traps ‘gator in trash bin.
COVID MEDIA HYSTERIA: Single Japanese patient with the ‘VID develops “restless anal syndrome.” Panic ensues. Or it may just have been due to the internal hemorrhoids. And they treated this poor guy with Clonazepam, a medication used to treat seizure disorders and panic disorders. In the US this drug carries a boxed warning due to the lengthy list of nasty side effects.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to scheduling issues GlibFlick will not appear tonight, but will return on Oct 7 with Joysticks.