Tuesday, July 31, 2018 CAIRO, Egypt (CNN) -- A zoo is accused of painting one of its donkeys to look like a zebra. The zoo is located in Cairo, Egypt. Visitors to the zoo started getting suspicious after noticing the animals large ears and smudged paint on its side. Directors at the zoo still claim the animal is, indeed, a zebra. We're not so sure... … [Read more...] about Zoo officials accused of painting a donkey to look like zebra
I told you Monday about the possibility — probably remote — that the new Margaret McDermott (Santiago Calatrava) Bridge over the Trinity River downtown might wind up being demolished before it can open for its first day of traffic. In some of the responses I got, I think I was awarded some credit I didn’t deserve.I’m not the first person to tell you that this strange confection of art and engineering may have been a bad concept from the beginning. In the story of who expressed doubt early on and who shouted down the doubt, there is a really interesting window on questions that have plagued me for years:Who are the conservatives in this picture? Who are the zany flibbertigibbets, the ones tossing tax money out City Hall windows by the bale as if we don’t have anything better to do with our cash?There is also a tale to tell, maybe kind of an insider thing within my business, about who broke the story of the McDermott Bridge being a costly fake. Who first … [Read more...] about Let’s Make Dallas Look Like Barcelona, Then Give Pigs Flying Lessons
An Egyptian zoo is insisting it did not paint a pair of donkeys to look like zebras. Cairo's International Garden municipal park became a target of ridicule after an Egyptian student, Mahmoud Sarhan, posted images on Facebook of the suspicious beast. Sarhan said that the zoo's two zebras were obviously painted donkeys, a view that has since been embraced by online animal experts. However, zoo director Mohamed Sultan told a local radio station that his zebras are real, dismissing claims that they are just painted donkeys, according to the BBC. This is not the first time that a zoo has painted donkeys to look like zebras. In 2009, a zoo in Gaza did the same thing, saying that it could not procure real zebras due to an Israeli blockade. "The first time we used paint but it didn't look good," the zoo's proprietor told Reuters at the time. "The children don't know, so they call them zebras and they are happy to see something new." In 2013, a Chinese zoo was criticized for trying to pass … [Read more...] about Zoo accused of painting donkeys to look like zebras
Fox Sports whiner Colin Cowherd told us in July that the Patriots do not have a Super Bowl-winning roster, which is a strange thing to say in August unless you remember that the job is a hot-winded quest to get us to notice. I suppose the Patriots didn’t technically have a Super Bowl-winning roster last year, since they finished a play or two away from . . . well, from winning the Super Bowl. They have since lost some accomplished talent — Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, Danny Amendola, Brandin Cooks. But it’s reassuring to remember that some of that talent wasn’t especially accomplished in the NFL when it got here. There are players on this roster who are mysteries at the moment, but will become core Patriots in all the meaningful ways. Might want to apply early for the Isaiah Wynn fan club. I understand lamenting those who have left, whether by Bill Belichick’s choice or their own. An authentic jersey costs a lot of money, you know? And the … [Read more...] about What would an NFL team of ex-Patriots look like?
With renewed energy, Hartford spiritualist camp members are tapping into Maine’s robust history of spiritualism and spreading the word about the eternal spirit, the afterlife and infinite intelligence. HARTFORD — Scott and Cheryl Mills used to time their Sunday morning walks to pause within sight of Hartford Town Hall at precisely 10:30 a.m. — when the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist Camp started its church service there. They watched surreptitiously, from a safe distance. They’d long been intrigued by spiritualism — the belief that the spirit is eternal and people can communicate from the afterlife — but the couple hadn’t gone as far as joining a spiritualist group. What kind of people participated in such a thing, the couple wondered. Exactly how weird were they? “We’d count the cars,” Cheryl said. “We’d look at the people.” Three years later, Scott, 64, is the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist … [Read more...] about ‘You look like pinpoints of light’