The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . German Flea Circus Apocalypse

German Flea Circus Hit by Freeze

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image by Usrien, wikimedia commons

image by Usrien, wikimedia commons

And in case you’re wondering just what a Flea Circus might look like . . .

Germany. What an orderly country. They even discipline their fleas.

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

In Holmes’ recent blog, Iraq–Ten Years Later, he talks a bit about the new relationship between the Iraqi Kurds and Turkey. I found this related article by Julie Lenarz of The Independent. Whatever You Think of the Iraq War, for the Kurds, It Was a Liberation

Also, a congratulation to Holmes for being Freshly Pressed this past Wednesday. The North Korean Sky is Falling. Some excellent discussions in the comments, including a few remarks from a North Korean gentleman that give an excellent example for Westerners.

In case you haven’t heard, Amazon Acquires Goodreads!!! Stonehouse Ink founder and #1 Best Selling Author Aaron Patterson gives us the scoop.

Mary Astor Blogathon

The Mary Astor Blogathon is Coming In May! Dorian Tenore-Bartilucci of Tales of the Easily Distracted and R.A. Kerr of Silver Screenings are your hostesses. Come join in this fun tribute to some awesome classics.

Marcia Richards gives us some double-snap quotes from some sassy women she knows. The Redhots: Featuring Your Sassy Stories

From NYT Best Seller Bob Mayer, author of The Green Beret Survival Guide. Whidbey Island Landslide = A Warning: Are You Prepared?

The Green Beret Survival Guide by Bob Mayer

Sometimes, voicing our concerns an opinions can actually change a little corner of the world. Pickle Company to Distraught Mom: Yes, We’ll Change Our Name

An fascinating piece of histo ry from M.J. Wright, The Truth Behind the Moon Landing Conspiracy–The Real Hoax Was Soviet.

I’ve always wondered this. What is the Difference Between Organic, Heirloom, Hybrid, and GMO?  Shawna Coronado, the Queen of Green, explains.

And another great question answered by Jami Gold at Best Selling Author Kristen Lamb’s site, WordPress.COM vs. WordPress.ORG — Which is Better for Writers? 

And how incredibly cool is this? From Emmy Winning Producer Brent Roske. If you only watch one video today . . . Don’t miss his original, star-studded series only available here on the internet, Chasing the Hill.

And for our Campaign Style Poll Daddy Question of the Week:

All the best to all of you for a week of appropriate flea interactions.

Piper Bayard

14 comments on “The End is Near (and we deserve it) . . . German Flea Circus Apocalypse

  1. Dave says:

    It’s a tragedy about the fleas…someone should have given them to Congress. Perhaps then we could have seen some useful activity out of them.

  2. tomwisk says:

    After Holmes delivers the sobering view, you deliver the really important stuff.

  3. Thanks for the shout-out! And congrats to Holmes for being Freshly Pressed – good stuff!

  4. Shantnu says:

    Oh no! Not the fleas! Someone think of the fleas!

    Liked the video as well 🙂

  5. Holmes- So happy for you on the FP. Selfishly I’m glad your post drew more attention to this crazy situation. Although as you point out, that leaves the backside exposed. But- great to see a provocative post get FP!

  6. Andrew says:

    Wow. Don’t make the mistake of reading the comments on the pickle story. Amazing how offended some people get at things like that. Not the original name, mind. They were offended that the woman had the AUDACITY to get offended and ask the company to change, and seemingly even more so that the company changed the name. It was like I stepped into some mean-spirited realm of the Twilight Zone where human compassion (and basic spelling and grammar) went to die.

    • Piper Bayard says:

      Hi Andrew. I confess I did not read the comments. I find that most mainstream articles attract a huge number of trolls so I don’t bother looking at them anymore. It is shocking how people abandon common decency on the internet at times. Thank you for your warning.

  7. Dave says:

    The link to Julie Lenarz’s piece on Saddam Hussein’s Kurdish genocide is a sobering read, reminding us of what governments are capable of when left unchecked. Thanks for posting the link.

  8. shawna88 says:

    You are amazing – thanks for the mention. Love the Flea Circus bit. 🙂


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