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

Snowquester – Magic Bullet for World Peace

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes

Last week, Washington, D.C. shut down due to a threat. No, not a terrorist threat. The threat of snow.

Frosty disappointedimage by Square87, wikimedia commons

Frosty disappointed
image by Square87, wikimedia commons

A snow storm predicted to drop 5” – 10” of Frosty’s essence was moving into the area. In the end, Frosty was disappointed with an inconvenient slush. However, Bayard & Holmes, ever on the alert for original ways to make our world a better place, noticed that for a day, things were looking up for our country. For a whole day, the same government that brings us fat-cat banker relief acts, TSA gropes, warrantless searches of American citizens on our highways, and increasingly more hostile political, racial, and religious division actually did no harm to the nation.

In light of that remarkable event, Bayard & Holmes has founded the First Do No Harm Foundation for World Peace. We are currently accepting donations for the purpose of purchasing snow making machines and stationing them at strategic locations around Washington, D.C. Every time the children aren’t playing well together, we will turn on the snow makers to shut them down and give them a cooling off period. Sort of a Congressional Time Out.

But why stop there? We have already contacted the Defense Department about re-fitting retired B-52 and B-1 bombers with snow making equipment that would allow them to carry this peaceful mission to other parts of the world.

What’s that, Kim Jong Un? You say you’re going to send nukes south of the border? One Snowmageddon coming right up. Old Kimy Boy will be enjoying a week of relaxation while he roasts marshmallows in one of his deep underground bunkers. From what we see of Kim ther’s no shortage of snack food in North Korean bunkers.

What’s that, Iran? You want to become the sole Islamic Caliphate and bury the West? Looks like you’re the one buried now. Just to help the Iranian regime enjoy the snow from heaven we’ll sell them some curly toed snow-shoes. And Hugo Chavez? No worries about him. He’s finding out Hell didn’t really freeze over when he was elected president of Venezuela.  Should his replacement thug become too annoying and start financing Colombian terrorists again Caracas residents would be treated to their first snow storm since the last ice age.

This is win/win all the way around. Aging snow bunny pacifists will have delightful new adventure tourism destinations for winter fun all year round, and the military can give the tantruming toddlers of the world the discipline they need. And the best part? Americans will have a training tool to use on our nation’s leaders. Who knows? Maybe we’ll luck out, and Congress will throw a Donner Party. There’s more than one way to trim the fat in DC.