Farm grown furniture
Need a new set of chairs or a table or even a lamp. Don’t buy them. Don’t build them. Grow them in your back yard, suggests the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. That’s what Gavin and Alice Munro of Derbyshire, England do; they harvest “shape as they grow” pieces of furniture for a living. Gavin tells the Reuters News Agency that they are currently nurturing a crop of 250 chairs, 100 lamps and 50 tables.
No good deed goes unrewarded
It started out as a joke, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC]. But it ended up as a gesture of kindness when 24-year-old Carson King managed to get his poster on TV during an Iowa State football game. It asked viewers to use their Venmo digital payment apps to send him beer money and they did just that. It wasn’t long before the “unexpected” happened and he found that $400 had been deposited into his account. The sum quickly grew to $20,000. In the meantime, King said he had a change of heart. Instead of beer he would donate his newfound wealth to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. His request for beer money went viral and days later, the New York Post reported that the amount of King’s contribution had risen to over a million dollars and counting — a worthy donation for the children’s hospital. The Busch Brewery took care of King for his generosity; they’re providing him with a year’s worth of beer.
Illinois state representative Jaime Andrade of Chicago was on a crusade. It was him against the pigeons that have been taking over what commuters have nicknamed the “pigeon poop” elevated train station. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] reports that he was interviewed recently by a reporter from a local TV news station. His appeal for government funds to deal with the dirty birds was rudely interrupted when one of them did a fly over, dropping its droppings on his head. Andrade excused himself so that he could clean up, commenting: “That’s what happens to my constituents. They get [expletive deleted] on all time.”