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Barney and Friends…and Murder

When you think of Barney, the popular purple dinosaur, what words come to mind? Children? Education? Learning? Murder?

Now I know what you’re thinking. How could a fictional character that is both loving and caring be tangled up with murder? Well he’s not. But the son of the show’s creator is.


Barney’s response after he was asked if he had ever murdered someone.

Sheryl Leach, the creator of the show Barney, has a son named Patrick that is being accused of attempted murder. He was also charged with one count of assault with a semi-automatic weapon. Someone obviously missed the episode about forgiveness.

Patrick apparently got into an argument with his neighbor over a trespassing issue and shot him. The neighbor called the police after he was shot. Patrick was later arrested and is now scheduled to appear in court next month.

This story just makes me sad. What’s next? Is the daughter of the director of Wishbone going to rob a liquor store or hold up a bank? What’s this world coming to? And what really makes me sick is how this story will reflect on poor Barney. I wonder if he will do an episode about gun control? Or an episode about how to survive in prison? Either way, I would watch those episodes.

If you would like more information on this story, you can check it out here.

Also, if you know of any other amusing news stories, feel free to send me a link and let me know about them.


Mythical Creatures are Making News

I was looking through the news today and I noticed a reoccurring topic. There are a few mythical creatures making the news. Some of the articles I read were pretty odd, but also really fascinating. Here are a few I came across:

1.  The Abominable Snowman– Scientists are saying that they have found evidence of an abominable snowman in Russia. They are 95% sure that the footprints, den, and markers used to show territory are that of a Bigfoot-like creature. 95% sure huh? That just shows a lack of confidence in yourself. I think scientists that go after things like the Lock Ness Monster and Bigfoot can’t come out and say that they are 100% sure. More than likely they would be 100% fired and lose 100% credibility and their spouse would take 50% of their belongings if it turned out to be a bear or something.

a bear

"My hypothesis was correct! Bigfoot looks and acts just like a regular bear! No one will believe this!"

They have also found “Yeti hair” that will be tested to find out its origin. Let me also point out the legend of the Yeti is used in this area of Siberia in order to attract tourism. Chances are, there is no snowman, but keep the dream alive! If you want to read more about it, here is the link to the article.

2. The Kraken– If you are unfamiliar with what the Kraken is, it’s basically a mythical, underwater creature that is known for sinking pirates ships, just like Disney is known for sinking Pirates of the Caribbean.

Jack Sparrow

It wasn't your fault, Mr. Depp.

Paleontologist, Mark McMenamin, believes that the 45-foot-long skeletons of the Ichthyosaur that have been found, were actually prey for the Kraken. There really isn’t a great deal of evidence to back up his claims, since the cause of death of the Ichthyosaurs has yet to be determined. So even though this story may be complete crap, it still seems pretty cool. Read more about it and decide for yourself.

Do you know of anymore mythical creatures that have made the news lately? Or do you have a favorite mythical creature? If so, tell me about them in the comments section!

Vampire Attack in Texas

This guy named Lyle Monroe Bensley broke into a woman’s house in Texas. The only item of clothing he was wearing was his boxer shorts. Once he entered the woman’s bedroom he began to make hissing and growling noises…yeah let that sink in for a second. He then attacked the woman by biting and hitting her. Long story short, she escaped, called the police and the police later arrested the guy. Here’s where it gets crazy.

The guy told the police that he was a vampire…

Even real vampires are in disbelief.


And then he went on to say that he needed to feed. The police found him in a parking lot outside of the woman’s apartment and caught him after a “brief pursuit.” I’m sorry but if you were a real vampire, why didn’t you just turn into a bat and fly away?

It’s times like this that I worry about the human race. Check out the story for yourself and tell me your reaction to it.

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