If you're not having fun, there is something wrong with all you're doing. My fun is writing and creating: art, photos, videos, poems and laughter.
Grab your children and your cameras, as World War III is on the way for 2011. Illustration Ryn Gargulinski
Photo Ryn GargulinskiThe American Dream sure isn't what it used to be.Lottery winner Leroy Fick, who hit the Michigan jackpot of $2 million, is making headlines around the nation. His headline-making is not because he struck it big in the “Make Me Rich” contest last June, but rather because he still receives — and uses — food stamps.
Photo Ryn GargulinskiDespite Tucson’s copious amounts of crosswalks, being a pedestrian in Old Pueblo means taking your life in your hands. Many motorists have neither patience nor tolerance for pedestrians, with 2010 Tucson Police Department statistics showing seven pedestrians hit and killed by vehicles and 210 hit and injured, with 52 of them hit and runs.
Illustration Ryn GargulinskiOne rendition of a ChupacabraHide the children and secure the goats — a Chupacabra was spotted in Tucson. Although this creepy creature was originally born of Puerto Rican myth, it has since materialized and made its way across several continents.
Illustration Ryn GargulinskiOnce upon time in a land as close as your nearest computer, you could call this thing called a help desk if you needed a fix with technical issues of one sort or another. Each manufacturer had its own help desk service, each stocked with people familiar with its products and issues surrounding them.
One of the dandiest things about dogs is that they are always looking out for our survival — even if that means eating our toes. Photo Ryn GargulinskiFeet can be a natural delicacy for dogs.
Goats, rats, gerbils, cats, dogs and a skink that seems to hate me have all been my pets at one time or another, but I've never had a pig. I may have dated a few, but I've never had one as a pet.
Arizona may seem to be falling apart at the seams, but we can bring it back together with the chimichanga. Tucson's El Charro Café and Phoenix-based Macayo's Mexican Kitchen have blended their efforts to produce a petition to get the chimichanga named Arizona's official state food.
Pima County gets a big, fat slap on the back for finally being on the cutting edge of something. Too bad we are on the cutting edge of one of the most inane trends wafting across the globe.
With the click of a mouse, you can buy a blouse, a shed or even a motorcycle—but make sure you don't end up with a disposable hotel shower cap from China. As Internet shopping becomes more sophisticated and more popular, scams are evolving right along with it.
Buying local is the best way to buy—and I'm not just saying that because I sell things in Tucson. I'm saying that because there are so many phenomenal businesses around town that deserve our support.
Every year since 2003, those of us at Weekly World Central have celebrated a tradition: We put on our Santa hats, get hopped up on some serious eggnog, and do our best Saint Nick impressions by making two lists: a naughty list, and a nice list. Then, in the two weeks leading up to Dec. 25, we present those lists to you, our stunningly smart and good-looking readers, all of whom are most certainly on the nice list.
Photo of Sawyer by Ryn GargulinskiWho needs dog toys for the holidays when the national debt is looming?Giving to Toys for Tots, donating funds to fix a child’s cleft lip and sponsoring an aye-aye lemur in Madagascar are noble ways to celebrate the holidays indeed, but we here in America have a duty to give back in a patriotic way. We can help pay off the national debt.
Update with playlist and download at bottom of post Photo Ryn GargulinskiGoodwill thrift stores end up with some of the kookiest stuff—and a recent donation to a Goodwill in Fenton, Mich., is one of the kookiest yet with a box that was marked “Grandma’s Urn.”
Photo Ryn GargulinskiDehydrating dogs find shade beneath a monster truck in Yuma.Word has it you haven’t been to hell until you’ve been to Yuma. This is simply not true.