Sweden supported a teddy bear drop over Belarus, parachuting in teddy bears with the message, “Free Speech Now.” Ambassadors have been expelled, and Belarussian heads have rolled.
Or read the text here, Guard Gets Two Years in Prison for Failing to Protect Belarus from Teddy Bears.
Apparently, Belarus is a Teddy Bear Free Zone.
Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order
One of the trickiest parts of writing novels is writing the pitch. The description for the query letter or the cover blurb that will sell the book. Kathryn Aragon of the C4 Report teams guest posts at Buddhapuss Ink on Book Descriptions, More Than Just a Summary, Please. Five Essential Qualities of Irresistible Product Descriptions.
Kudos to race car driver Danica Patrick. I want to be her when I grow up, at least for one race. Danica Patrick Wins Daytona 500 Pole Position
Need a laugh today? Rhonda Hopkins pointed me to this link, BIC Cristal for Her Ball Pen. Forget the product. Check out the reviews. They will have you ROFL.
Now available! Award winning military science fiction author and former paratrooper Tammy Salyer just released the second book in her Spectras Arise series, Contract of Betrayal. You can find it at Amazon, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble.
It’s that time of year when authors are finalizing their plans for upcoming writers conferences. Chuck Barrett asks the question, Are Writer’s Conferences Really Worth It?.
And when it comes to Writers Conferences, it’s not too late to catch WANACon, the online writers conference happening today through Sunday. The only Writers Conference you can attend in your pajamas, brought to you by Kristen Lamb.
We love their accents and their stories, and so many of us screamed after watching the season finale, but do we really know what they’re saying? From Julie Glover, The Language of Downton Abbey.
Fascinating story from Debra Eve about how one hairdresser became a . . . hair archaeologist? Yep. A Hair Archaeologist. How a Baltimore Hairdresser Became a World-Renowned “Hair Archaeologist” of Ancient Rome
“There is no need to cling to any moment for any longer than it lasts.” Living in the now takes practice. A Matter of Practice by Karen Huber.
That being said, some things should not be forgotten, particularly the stories that are never allowed to be told. McCain Claims ‘Massive Cover-Up’ on Benghazi. Holmes and I, as a general rule, do not take political positions. Benghazi is not a political position. It is an event with real objective facts that were being buried even before the last shot was fired that night. We Americans need to demand some answers.
You know IronE Singleton from The Blindside and The Walking Dead. Now you can know his story from the streets of Atlanta to Hollywood, Blindsided by The Walking Dead. Co-authored by five time war correspondent and Zombie Survival Crew founder Juliette Terzieff.
IronE is also one of the New Faces of Black History: The Zombie Killa in this hoot of a video. Spoiler warning–this has hints about a recent major event on The Walking Dead.
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All the best to all of you for a week of avoiding Assault Teddy Bears.
Oh wow! Maximum security prison. AND they arrested a journalism student for posting a pic of the bears. Seriously??? Who knew teddy bears could be the cause of so much trouble?
Great stuff as always, Piper. Thank you for the mention. Those reviews were a hoot! 🙂
It does seem like overkill, doesn’t it? Seems like the People for the Ethical Treatment of Stuffed Animals (PETSA–pronounced “pizza”) would have provided him with some better attorneys. 🙂
Stuffed bears are a threat to our safety. What if one of them had landed on the windshield of a garbage truck, obscuring the vision of the driver, who then swerved into the path of another delivery vehicle taking coffee to a Starbucks, thereby cutting off the caffeine supply of a group of lobbyists who were then unable to move fast enough to bribe Congressmen who were then unable to win reelection and had to get nonexistent jobs like their constituents?
Never mind…drop the damned bears…where can I donate?
Bayard & Holmes just happen to be taking up a collection. 🙂
Great post, Piper! I love your Friday roundups. So many good things to read, I can basically spend a lunch hour going through them all! One-stop shopping for my Friday!
Glad you enjoy it, Susan. 🙂
Piper, if you knew how many people die by teddy bears falling from the sky, perhaps you would be more serious about this threat.
Teddy bears are violent creatures, and have been known to attack without mercy those who get too close. The Republic of Bananaland recently installed a Air to Surface Anti Teddy Bear missile system, at a cost of $3 billion. It was to save the children.
Why doesn’t anyone think of the children?
Shantnu, you’re right. I had no idea how many children were threatened by Assault Teddy Bears. And $3 billion? They should have consulted Bayard & Holmes. For a much more economical rate, we could have set them up with a team of retired baseball players who could catch those teddy bears before they hit the ground and became a threat to any children. We DO need to be more thoughtful of the children. *deep sigh*
Those pen reviews are great.
Glad you enjoyed them, Chase. 🙂
What a coincidence or what? I just saw Ted last night. I found the fight one of the funniest, violent-laden sequences I’ve ever seen! I don’t know what Ted had for paws, but he laid it on Mark Wahlberg. So yeah, I would say Teddy’s are uber-dangerous to be unleashed as a fighting force on humans. 🙂
LOL. I’ve certainly kept my weapons away from my teddy bears since spotting that article. I’ve heard Ted is quite funny. You’ve inspired me to check it out if only for that scene. 🙂