Fat Bear Week

God Bless America

Nose news

Winter will soon be upon us and that means another season of cold, runny noses. But, fear not, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. AMAC reports that a British company has come out with a new way to keep Jack Frost from nipping at your nose this year.  Aptly enough, it is called the NoseWarmer. The Nose Warmer Company offers a fashionable array of proboscis protectors and they ship worldwide for about $10 a pop

Honesty is the best policy

Nebraska has a new campaign to attract tourists.  It boasts print ads with headlines such as “Lucky for you there’s nothing to do here.”  Yet another advertisement brags that the state is “Famous for our flat, boring landscape,” according to the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  Noting that Nebraska is “the least likely state” when it comes to attracting tourists, State Tourism Director John Ricks says “the new brand platform is defined by honesty. The overarching concept of honesty is rooted in a mindset that values transparency, purity and simplicity.”

She’s a big girl

It was Fat Bear Week at Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Beadnose was the people’s choice for this year’s fattest bear competition, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC].  The park posted pictures of 12 bears to choose from on its Web site and, Beadnose, whose estimated weight was figured to be 409 pounds, took the honors.  The park put it this way when describing why Beadnose was selected: “Her radiant rolls were deemed by the voting public to be this year’s most fabulous flab.  Our chubby champ has a few more weeks to chow down on lingering salmon carcasses before she heads up the mountains to dig herself a den and savor her victory.”