Friday, October 21, 2011

Doomsday prediction fails, Wal-Mart cuts health care benefits, and a lawn full of zombie gnomes

           Good Morning Humboldt County!

The weather is getting cooler out and that first cup of hot coffee in the morning is a Zen-like experience. C’mon in and share a cup with me. You’ll be glad to learn that the world isn’t ending today, you’ll be disgusted with Wal-Mart, and amused by some zombie gnomes. Enjoy:

Preacher's doomsday forecast fizzles out ... again

Once again, the world failed to end, despite a high-profile prediction from a radio preacher in California.

Harold Camping, the 90-year-old leader of Family Radio International, stirred a global frenzy when he predicted that the Rapture would take 200 million Christians to heaven on May 21. When the Rapture didn't occur, Camping said he got his Bible-based calculations wrong and revised his prophecy to set the world's end on Friday, Oct. 21. But as the day wore on around the world, there was no sign that doomsday had dawned.

Wal-Mart rolls back health care benefits, NYT reports

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's largest retailer and the nation's largest private employer, is slashing health benefits for part-time workers and raising premiums for many of its full-time staff, The New York Times reported Friday.

The newspaper said Wal-Mart announced to its workers this week that new part-time employees who work less than 24 hours per week on average would not be eligible for any of the company's health insurance plans. New employees who work 24 to 33 hours per week would not be allowed to add a spouse to their coverage, either, although children would still be covered.

    The night of the zombie gnomes
People like to dress up their lawns for Halloween with all kinds of scary things. I thought I’ve seen it all, but then I saw the zombie gnomes!

Looks like another garden gnome is about to get turned! Imagine a horde of these handmade zombie gnomes on your lawn this Halloween night.

Some wandering aimlessly (babbling incoherently in a British accent about travel plans, no doubt) while others feast on an unfortunate pink flamingo. $39 - Etsy via Nerd Approved

Time to walk on down the road…


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