The “Birds aren’t real” movement plans to “spread the feathered gospel.”

I believe that people will actually start believing this. You can support that with a quote from one of two famous thinkers.

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.”

– Arthur Schopenhauer (allegedly)

“There is no idea too stupid to attract a large number of believers.”

– Uncle Scoopy

By the way, I don’t think Schopenhauer ever said that.

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Jimmy Durante, a legendary vaudevillian, ended every appearance with “Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.”

So just who was Mrs. Calabash?

The legends say that it might be any one of three different women, although Durante gave a direct and definitive explanation near the end of his storied life, but every version of the story agrees that it derives from Durante’s visit to the charming town of Calabash, North Carolina, which bills itself as “The Seafood Capital of the World.”

If you are especially interested, there are some swimsuit pics if you wander further into the gallery, although you may prefer to remember her from back in the day.

If I remember right, that top pic is from Seligman, Arizona. I think my girlfriend took a picture of me sitting in that same chair.

It is one of the weirdest, tackiest small towns in America, but it’s fun! You can’t drive straight through Seligman without stopping or at least rubbernecking.