statue of a bull with a peanus is gone

The statue is still there minus the peanus. People were unhappy that a statue of a bull had a peanus on it. They found that the large device was unbecoming.
The owner says he didn’t do it because his neighbers complained, he did it because he didn’t like it.
The owner of Barista’s Restaurant tells the Spectrum that he told the city: “I am not removing the penis for you or because of your complaints. I don’t like you. I’m doing it for me. I just decided it would look better without the weenie. And oh my God! It’s beautiful, Newser reports.
He doesn’t like the peanus because it “looks like a party hat” and that was not cool with him.
Ward says he paid $130,000 for the bull sculpture in Las Vegas, which he placed on a perch outside the restaurant. The outrage over the statue’s “party hat,” which led to a petition to revoke the restaurant’s license, was just the latest in a series of disputes between Ward and local residents, who declare that he is rood and has bad food and bad business practices.
He says that the bull and the debate has helped him from the amount of people coming into his store.
“I am having fun with all the attention and it’s brought in more customers,” he says.

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what happens when you blindly follow GPS?

As if we need more reasons to not follow a GPS blindly here comes this story.
In East Chicago, Indiana, a man drove off a ramp to a bridge that no longer exists, injuring himself and killing his wife, the Times of Northwest Indiana reports. Mr. Iftikhar Hussain, 64, was the one who was behind the wheel when he drove off a bridge because his GPS told him to do so.
“The Cline Avenue bridge is marked with numerous barricades including orange barrels and cones, large wood signs stating ‘Road Closed’ with orange striped markings,” a sheriff’s rep says. “There are concrete barricades across the road to further indicate the road is closed.
Somehow he disregarded all of that and fell 38 feet killing his wife, Zohra, and causing his car to burst into flames.

states want to name things officially

Every state has official things the state flower, state bird, the state whatever. But, if you ask me some of these (that were compiled from the Associated Press) are a little insane in the membrain! We should focus on more important topics such as education. ___
Here are some of the more unique categories and the nominees:

ALASKA: hostess, Miss Alaska

CONNECTICUT: pioneering aircraft, Gustave Whitehead’s Number 21

FLORIDA: honey, Tupelo honey

KANSAS: stone bridge capital, Cowley County

KENTUCKY: cycling capital of the commonwealth, London

MAINE: maritime sloop, Friendship sloop

MASSACHUSETTS: Tai Chi form, Five Elements Tai Chi

MISSOURI: “wonder dog,” Jim the Wonder Dog

NEW JERSEY: inventor, Thomas Alva Edison

OHIO: rock song, “Hang On Sloopy

TENNESSEE: firearm, Barrett Model 82A1 Rifle

VERMONT: vegetable, Gilfeather turnip

WYOMING: legendary creature, the jackalope


SOURCE: Netstate Chronicle
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with new tools and a plan this quarter will top the last one

Tomorrow I start my next and last quarter at Tacoma Community College. I will be partaking in another quarter of Spanish.
Last quarter was awesome because I found a system that helped me get a b in the class. I had a tool that helped me learn words from the language. It is called spanish dict all you need do is type in a word in either English or Spanish and it will flip between languages.
Before the break I found a tool that seems to help me deal with a nagging problem that I am having with the language: the lessons and how to know when things should change. This tool is another website that is called studyspanish and it has quizzes and lessons on any topic that you could have ever want to know all for free. It puts my book to shame.
I like it because it can let me see changes on my braille screen where as my textbook is all audio and they don’t describe stuff. ___

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hollywood birthdays for March 29, 2015

Today’s Birthdays: Host John McLaughlin (“The McLaughlin Group”) is 88. Author Judith Guest is 79.
Comedian Eric Idle is 72. Composer Vangelis (“Chariots of Fire”) is 72. Basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier is 70. Singer Bobby Kimball of Toto is 68. Actor Bud Cort (“Harold and Maude”) is 67. Actor Brendan Gleeson (“Harry Potter”) is 60. Pro and College Football Hall of Famer Earl Campbell is 60. Actress Marina Sirtis (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 60. Actor Christopher Lambert (“Highlander”) is 58. Singer Perry Farrell of Porno for Pyros and Jane’s Addiction is 56. Comedian Amy Sedaris is 54. Model Elle Macpherson is 52. Singer-harmonica player John Popper of Blues Traveler is 48. Actress Lucy Lawless (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) is 47. Country singer Regina Leigh of Regina Regina is 47. Country singer Brady Seals is 46.
Actor Sam Hazeldine (TV: “Resurrection”; Film: “The Monuments Men”) is 43. International Tennis Hall of Famer Jennifer Capriati is 39. Actor Chris D’Elia is 35. Pop singer Kelly Sweet is 27. h/t The Associated Press]