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Where Did The Week Go… Bigfoot X-ing

Woman Blames Car Crash On Bigfoot

There’s so many distractions for drivers these days. From looking at your phone (Stop!) to eating (Wait until you get home!) to awkwardly waving at the dude (Because he’s waving back) in the Statue of Liberty outfit promoting the local company that will do your taxes for you, drivers have plenty of challenges on the road.

One distraction I didn’t think about is Bigfoot. I mean come on, seeing Harry from Harry and the Hendersons walking around would be a bit of a distraction. Especially if he was also eating Jack Link’s Jerky.

A woman in Idaho allegedly experienced the rare Bigfoot sighting and it caused her to crash her car.

This is actually a sign in Oregon. | (dreamstime.com)

According to Pullman Radio, the woman told the Latah County Sheriff’s Office that she saw a “shaggy” creature between 7 and 8 feet tall chasing a deer on a stretch of US-95 outside of Potlatch.

The woman checked her mirrors to see the Bigfoot. But as her eyes re-adjusted to the road she hit the deer with her Subaru Forester according to the Moscow-Pullman Daily News.

She continued driving, picking up her husband from work, and then drove to the sheriff’s office to report the incident. In a stunning development, officers did not find any evidence of Bigfoot at the scene of the crash.

Does the Sasquatch really exist? We only have this grainy video as any type of evidence. If it does exist, he’s doing a better job of hiding than Richard Simmons.

 

Video of the Week: Trump Forgetting to Sign Executive Orders

If there’s one thing Donald Trump loves to do as President, it’s sign executive orders. The first month of his presidency was chalked full of show-and-tell ceremonies of him signing things to let everyone know “See, I’m doing stuff.”

But on Friday, Trump appeared in yet another episode of Veep, I mean, The Office, I mean, his role as the President when he gave a short speech on the two trade policies he was approving.

When the speech was over, Trump high-tailed it out of there to the bewilderment of Vice President Mike Pence who attempted to tell him to sign the EOs. Trump said something to the effect of, “Nah Bro, I’ll do that later,” and left Pence to awkwardly walk back to the desk to retrieve the documents.

But it didn’t end there. Pence then said to the three people next to him, “After you,” before ignoring that and walking in front of all of them anyway.

The cherry on top is the three reporters at the end saying off camera, “He did not sign them.”

This video will hopefully be the subject of another great SNL parody this weekend. Of course, why watch SNL when we can all just endure regular sketches of the comedy known as the current administration.

 

Dad’s Tough-Love Sign Goes Viral

I don’t have any kids, but I feel like parenting these days has gotten a little soft. It used to be that if you did something bad, you were grounded and had to go to your room. No playing outside, no toys and no television.

Nowadays, you have the term helicopter parents. This refers to a parent who pays extremely close attention to a child’s experiences and problems. Because they’re around their kids more often, they tend to reason with them rather than punish because, who wants to be around an angry kid? As a result, the kid doesn’t really learn a lesson. They just accept a short-term timeout until they revert back to their old ways.

Again, I’m not a parent so this is all just based on observations. But the good news is, there’s still parents out there who will give the tough-love treatment.

Tough-love indeed. | (Jeremy Brevared USA Today Sports)

One dad in particular is making the Internet rounds for a clever sign he brought to an NBA game last week. The sign read, “Thomas get your grades back up and next time you’ll be here. Love, Dad.” He also threw in a crying emoji.

The sign quickly went viral. Many praised the man’s parenting skills including a lot “dad of the year” posts on Twitter.

It’s certainly a creative way to punish your kid, but it’s also the tried and true approach of bribing. Back in my day, a reward for good behavior would be a trip to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard. Now it’s apparently tickets to see Lebron James. My have times changed.

 

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