Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 159

It’s completely understandable that so many of us feel the urge to travel at this point of the summer after spending so much time at home over the last 16 months. Still, home is where the heart is, there’s no place like home and there’s nothing like returning to your own bed.

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays we have stories about home. We’ll start with a historic home, then on to a Trumpish home that should never have been and close with intentional damage to a home with a strange connection to yellow.

Not quite The White House

Abe Lincoln was a good guy. We’re sure he had his faults, but he’s certainly worthy of admiration. There are not many lawyers who are a hero, but old Honest Abe is worthy of this recognition. And so we agree that Americans should honour that history by preserving buildings and such connected to him.

Sometimes the connection can be fairly remote. When you think about it, the family of a courageous person doesn’t normally get much sympathetic recognition for the deeds of their famous relative. They may get their house preserved, however, if the relative was Abe Lincoln.

And so it is with the Samuel Lincoln Cottage in Massachusetts which preserves the legacy connected to Abe but is unfortunately located very close to a road with squirrels. Just last week a teenager, purportedly in an attempt to avoid running over a squirrel, swerved, lost control and landed the Audi SUV she was driving through the wall of this historic home.

The squirrel apparently made it home safe.

The Golden Throne

Of course, we’d all like our homes to be comfortable, a refuge from the harsh world out there. Some people take it a little far. Take for example this home of a Russian traffic police officer who apparently made a lot of money accepting bribes. His home has lavish rooms, a billiard hall and a Trump-like golden toilet.

One would expect the Russian authorities will make an example of him. As he sits in a jail cell, he may tap his heels together and say “there’s no place like home” but he might as well come to terms with the fact that jail will be his home for some time.

Colour Coordinated Chaos

You can be green with envy and maybe red with rage. And maybe now you can be yellow with rage if your plan is to destroy your estranged partner’s house. This is what Washington State man Andrew Loudon is said to have attempted, first by stealing a yellow school bus, then a yellow front end loader all while wearing a yellow dress. 

One can certainly imagine the damage you could do with a school bus and it’s worth checking out the damage he allegedly caused with the front-end loader. Not sure of the damage he caused with the yellow dress, but it fits him well and somehow suits him with his beard.

People can be very passionate about home, including the home of their estranged partner

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