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…and speaking of UFO’s and Texas…


The unidentified flying objects spotted by dozens of people in and around Stephenville [Texas] on Jan. 8 are now identified flying objects — at least according to Air Force officials.

Maj. Karl Lewis, a spokesman for the 301st Fighter Wing at Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base, said in a statement Wednesday that 10 F-16s were performing training operations Jan. 8 in the Brownwood Military Operating Area, which includes airspace above Erath County.

Lewis originally denied that any Air Force jets were flying in the area the night of the reported UFO sightings. He now blames that denial on internal communication errors.

“It was an error,” he said. “Word didn’t get to me soon enough about the jets in training. We realized later that an error had been made.”

Those closely involved with the sightings aren’t ready to believe the Air Force’s assertion that the UFOs were instead jets flying in formation.


What Major Lewis really is saying is that his superiors called and asked what the dickens he was saying and to get out there and put a cover on this sighting. There’s lots more at the link.

January 24, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats, UFO | Comments Off on …and speaking of UFO’s and Texas…

Jesus in a Potato?

MyFox Colorado


Pastor Renee Brewster and her husband Bishop Winston Brewster [Florida] are a very spiritual couple. But the site of their savior in a potato has reinvigorated their faith and their desire to help others.

“That’s Jesus on the Cross. Just looking at it I don’t have to convince,” said Renee. Renee says she had been looking for an excuse to get out of making potato salad. “I was hesitant about making the potato salad because Sister Frankie makes the potato salad at church and I said lord if it’s not for me to make potato salad then send me a sign.”

January 24, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | Comments Off on Jesus in a Potato?

Move over Donald. Here comes Chinese Super Duck

Super duck

A duck in China has become a celebrity for its singing, dancing and counting abilities.

According to Dahe Daily, Bengbeng (Silly), follows its owner, Du Xinai of Xingxiang city, to the local agricultural market to buy vegetables every day, wearing a small red scarf and a pair of tiny shoes.

“Each day someone asks him to dance or sing or count”, says Du. “If you ask him to sing, he quacks rhythmically while shaking his head and body. He quite enjoys it.”

“If you put up one finger, he quacks once, then twice with two fingers, and so on.”

Du says Bengbeng is also a good citizen, and always waits for the traffic lights.

“If he sees me waiting for a green light, he stops also, and waits quietly for the colour to change.”

Du says Bengbeng has become quite a star. “Everywhere he goes, people welcome him like a super star.”


Some extraordinarily strange tales have been coming out of China regarding animals lately. It reminds me of the time period when the USSR was claiming to have invented everything except that didn’t usually involve animals.

January 24, 2008 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Move over Donald. Here comes Chinese Super Duck

Nothing cool about this Brit carrier

Navy loss of cool


A £325million Navy aircraft carrier had to turn back two days into a mission – after its fridge broke down.

HMS Illustrious, complete with hi-tech weaponry, was heading for the Indian Ocean with nearly 1,000 crew on board when it returned to port yesterday. Staff had discovered a fault in the giant fridge so chiefs set a course for Portsmouth dockyard where refrigeration experts were waiting to start the £10,000 repair, reports The Sun.

An Illustrious insider said: “On a ship thats just had a £110million refit youd think the fridge would work.

January 24, 2008 Posted by | ships | Comments Off on Nothing cool about this Brit carrier