Starting today, I’ll start a new series of posts about stuff I dredge up on the net. Every now and then, if I find a couple of items that I find interesting, I’ll try to get them to you via this series.
(Photo courtesy of slog.thestranger.com)
I mentioned this on the show sometime last week, but you gotta see it to believe it! I looove chocolate, and I looove bacon, but I don’t know if I like this combo. There’s chocolate-covered popcorn by Poppycock, which is delicious, and the chocolate-covered potato chips by Royce, which is devilishly good, but bacon? Hmmm. According to “Marini’s, the California restaurant that serves it, it’s a man’s chocolate, and it’s quite a big hit with their customers. Sugar and fat in one package. Yum!
WILLY EATS FLIPPER!
(Photo courtesy of The Herald Online)
This amazing photo was taken by Swiss diver Pascal Fazio in the waters of Algoa Bay in South Africa. Five orcas were photographed and even filmed underwater for the first time, hunting and eventually killing a dolphin. The orcas separated the dolphin calf from its family, and bumped him out of the water many times, knocking it unconscious, before killing it. It was a sardine run, but apparently, the killer whales wanted mammal meat instead. I don’t know if I would call it courage or folly, but the divers went into the waters as the hunt was ongoing. At one point, the calf’s mother brought the beleaguered calf near the divers as if to ask for help. The ultimate predators, orcas kill and eat dolphins, whales, and sharks.
STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN TRAGEDY
(Photo courtesy of stevencurtischapman.com)
At around 5pm last Wednesday, May 21, 5-year-old Marie Sue Chapman, adopted daughter of Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman, was run over in the family’s driveway by an SUV driven by her teenage brother. The freak accident was witnessed by family members because they were celebrating the engagement of the eldest daughter Emily. She was flown to a hospital but did not survive her injuries. In the picture above, Maria is the little girl sitting on her father’s lap. Around 5 years ago, Chapman and his wife MaryBeth founded The Shaohannah’s Hope Ministry after bringing home the first of 3 girls they adopted from China. Chapman is most well known in the Philippines for his 1990 song, “I Will Be Here”. So sad.