Not so nasty news September 28

Item #1: Autumn Crunchiness

LINK: Breaking Cat News
Autumn is settling in. The walnut trees are completely yellow and still hold many nuts. A strong gust will strip them of both. This is expected Tuesday – gusts may be to 25 miles per hour. From now until then the forecast is for nothing over 13 mph.
Our local paper “adjusted” the comic section last year and added Breaking Cat News. I guess Georgia Dunn’s creation became successful and too pricey for the small publication and it was dropped about 4 months after the EBRG paper started with it.
The paper could drop several of the others that have no redeeming qualities, including being not funny and poor art work.
Instead the paper just stopped printing a Friday edition. Today was electronic only. Which day will get dropped next?
Trees will be allowed to stand, age, and get crunchy all by themselves.

If you listen to the song City of New Orleans by Steve Goodman and think of the slow demise of the passenger trains, there is now a slow demise of many printed publications. Steve Goodman was diagnosed with leukemia in the 1960s and died in 1984.

Item #2: A crowd in a box

A cruise ship, the Norwegian Bliss is about the length of three football fields at 364 yards and is capable of carrying nearly 6,000 people.
See: arriving in Vancouver, BC
Go. Have a good time. Send a postcard.

Item #3: No need to hurry

Another tortoise story of 7 years duration.

The carapace of the radiated tortoise is brilliantly marked with yellow lines radiating from the center of each dark plate of the shell, hence the name.
Wikipedia claims the Radiated tortoise can live 188 years.

Thinking I might find out something more about this story, I found a different one: from Madagascar
9,888 tortoises in your house seems a bit much.

I did find more of the Perth story: Burglary – twice

Item #4: I’ll have all 4

This story started 10 days ago when needles were found in various fruits including apples, bananas, and strawberries. The link below (at the end) has the original story – if you care.
But this happened: Every year sundaes have been made to support the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, with all monies raised going to medical research.
But on this occasion, the funds went to the Queensland Strawberry Association.
14,000 sundaes

Link to original story

And that, for this week, is the not so nasty news.