July 28, 2016
Think Trump And Clinton Fall Flat? Vote For Cat In The Hat
Springfield, MA (AP) Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.
The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss.
He also announced his running mates -Thing 1 and Thing 2.
The Republican newspaper says the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns.
The Cat’s platform includes working with Red Fish and Blue Fish to address ocean conservation, working with the Lorax on the environment and working with Sam I Am to address hunger.
The event served as the official launch for the new Random House book “One Vote, Two Votes, I Vote, You Vote.”
Too Busy For Pokemon? These Entrepreneurs Will Play For You
New York (AP) Too busy with your real life to play the hit augmented reality game “Pokemon Go”? For a price, some entrepreneurs will play the game for you.
New ads are popping up on Craigslist nearly every day from people who say they will log on to your “Pokemon Go” account and effectively run up your score while you are stuck at work or sitting in class.
Played on smartphones, “Pokemon Go” has been a phenomenon since its release. The game involves going to real-world locations to chase virtual characters from the classic Nintendo game.
Paying people to play a game for you might seem to defy common sense, but Gutierrez and Clark say clients come to them mainly for two reasons.
They want to compete in the game at a high level, but they don’t have time to roam the city and play the game all day. Or, they are getting ready for a “Pokedate.”
“It’s a good first date for Tinder,” said Clark, referring to the location-based dating app. “A lot of people are meeting up that way.” Some want to impress their potential partners by being in the game at a respectable level.
Leveling-up services aren’t unique to Pokemon Go.
Old Lobster Spared The Pot, Will Retire To Maine Aquarium
Boothbay Harbor, ME (AP) It’s not common for senior citizens to move from Florida to Maine, but Larry the Lobster’s life depends on it.
The decadesold, 15-pound lobster has been spared from the kettles of a Sunrise, Florida, restaurant and will head to the Maine State Aquarium for retirement.
WPLG-TV reports a rescue group stepped forward to save the venerable crustacean. It’s estimated to be between 60 and 110 years old.
Maine Department of Marine Resources spokesman Jeff Nichols says the lobster will be quarantined to protect other marine life. The aquarium will assess its health, but has no plans beyond that.
Animal welfare group People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals is pushing for the lobster to be released into the wild so it can live out its “golden years at sea.”
Stubbornness Pays Off For Coffee Serving Man And His Mule
Boise, ID (AP) An Idaho man and his mule who serve coffee to hikers and bikers in remote areas of the popular Boise foothills trails have sidestepped federal regulatory rules by getting permission from three private landowners.
The Idaho Statesman reports in a story Thursday that Matt Bishop and his mule, Richard, received permission from the landowners who provide easements for the Ridge to Rivers trail system.
The deal means Bishop can accept tips and donations and there’s no limit on how many beverages he can serve. Bishop began serving coffee in May but the U.S. Forest Service denied his request for a permit, limiting him to no more than 75 coffee servings.
Bishop and Richard are currently taking a break but plan to be back on the trails July 30.
Police Hoping Dope Will Claim Marijuana Package
Cheltenham, PA (AP) Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing more than 4 pounds of marijuana. WCAU-TV reports Cheltenham Township police near Philadelphia were alerted to the package this week. The package had been dropped off at the home of a person who wasn’t expecting one.
Police say they couldn’t determine who sent the package or who it was intended for, so they opened it to find the drugs.
The department’s Facebook page says, “What we found was surprising to say the least. Two kilos of high (get it?) quality marijuana.”
Police are hoping the owner of the package stops by to claim it. They say they’d like to chat with that person.
Police Reunite Traveler With Lost Turtle At NYC Bus Station
New York (AP) A turtle found wandering around a busy New York City bus terminal has been reunited with its grateful but sleepy owner.
Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN’-jeh-loh) says a bus dispatcher summoned police Sunday after the rambling reptile was found on a roadway inside the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey terminal.
The turtle had spent about a half-hour at the police desk when a clue emerged: a man holding a second turtle.
He told police that he’d fallen asleep, and the turtles had climbed out of his shoulder bag and went exploring.
He went to claim the second turtle. Then all three hit the road together. Their final destination was unknown.