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Mar 2, 2019

Goodbye Old Friend, Hope We Don’t Meet Again

“I said goodbye to an old friend a few weeks ago. We’ve known each other almost thirty years, ever since I started high school really.We were together on my first date, first kiss, and first trip overseas. We were hand in hand when I left home to go to university.

My friend was there when I started my first real grown-up job, has seen girlfriends come and go, and has been my solace when I had nobody to turn to.

We briefly parted ways from time to time but always managed to find each other. We laughed, we danced, we stressed and we wept together.

We shared our ups and downs. Some times we exercised together and every now and then we even bathed together. That’s a lot of togetherness.

In the past few months I have slowly wakened up to the fact that this friend of mine, who I thought had always been there for me, has slowly been poisoning me from the inside out. My friend has been blackening my lungs, stinking up my clothes and shortening my breath.

There is more to creating or destroying health than diet. If you are still smoking tobacco, or are concerned about a loved one who is then read on. Even if you are a non-smoker or x-smoker remembers the rule of polluted air – if you can smell it you are inhaling it.

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Mar 2, 2019

Pilot Abhinandan handed over to Indian authorities at Wagah border.

Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was released by Pakistan through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday, two days after he was captured across the Line of Control after shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet.

Feb 11, 2019

Why Do Women Lie

If you think your woman would never lie to you, guess again. From little white lies to the more serious variety, most women will curtail the truth at some point in a relationship. Her motivation for lying can stem from wanting to protect your feelings or, sure enough, to save her own butt.

One day, when a seamstress was sewing while sitting close to a river, her thimble fell into the river. When she cried out, the Lord appeared and asked, ‘My dear child, why are you crying?’ The seamstress replied that her thimble had fallen into the water and that she needed it to help her husband in making a living for their family. The Lord dipped His hand into the water and pulled up a golden thimble set with sapphires.

‘Is this your thimble?’ the Lord asked The seamstress replied, ‘No.’
The Lord again dipped into the river. He held out a golden thimble studded with rubies.

‘Is this your thimble?’ the Lord asked. Again, the seamstress replied, ‘No.’The Lord reached down again and came up with a leather thimble.

‘Is this your thimble ?’ the Lord asked. The seamstress replied, ‘Yes.’ The Lord was pleased with the woman’s honesty and gave her all three thimbles to keep, and the seamstress went home happy. Some years later, the seamstress was walking with her husband along the riverbank, and her husband fell into the river and disappeared under the water. When she cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked her, ‘Why are you crying?’ ‘Oh Lord, my husband has fallen into the river!’

The Lord went down into the water and came up with George Clooney. ‘Is this your husband?’ the Lord asked.

‘Yes,’ cried the seamstress. The Lord was furious. ‘You lied! That is an untruth!’ The seamstress replied, ‘Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to George Clooney, you would have come up with Brad Pitt.
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Sep 8, 2013

Giant Rubber Duck

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A reporter stands along the waterfront to look at a 60-foot-high rubber duck at the Beijing Garden Expo Park. After touring 13 cities in 10 countries, the giant rubber duck, designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, will float at the Beijing Garden Expo Park and then at the Summer Palace through October in Beijing.

May 26, 2013

Deer Found In Stomach Of 12 Feet Killed Python

I think they should take the time to sharpen that knife instead of screwing up that snakes dinner.

Apr 14, 2013

My English Lesson For Today – Using The Word Fuck!

Using the word FUCK.

God, I remember this one time at band camp I was having a Pow Wow with my band director because I was experiencing anxiety about being Drum Major and we sat down and said, “I wanna show you something.” We watched this entire thing. After, he says, “Do you know what the moral of this?” I reply “No…” And he retorts with the best phrase I have ever heard a teacher say, “Sometimes you just gotta say fuck it.”

Apr 13, 2013

Snake Wrestler

Tommy Owens, a tour guide with Everglades Adventure Tours, wrestled with a Burmese Python and won, giving a family of four on the canoe tour the show of a lifetime, and some amazing video souvenirs to boot! There’s footage of the man vs. snake wrestling match – check it out

Aug 27, 2012

Burger King Sued By Teen Over Alleged Strip Search

According to the teen, A man claiming to be a police officer called the Burger King and said he was conducting an investigation into a stolen change purse. The caller reportedly instructed the store manager to strip search the girl, who was working the cash register, according to the tee.

The manager allegedly complied and took the teen to a back room and ordered her to take her clothes off.

“She did what her supervisor told her to do, and what her manager told her a police officer had told her she was supposed to do,” the teen’s lawyer, Ken LLauter, said. “She was made to turn around and to allow an inspection of her body, and to stand there naked for about a half an hour.”

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Aug 26, 2012

Outrageously Priced Foods

Would you pay $666.00 for a burger? Or $1,000.00 for an ice cream sundae? Check out some of the most outrageously priced foods in the country.