Monday, August 18, 2008


Everything in life requires money, and I (like most of us) do not have enough of it. Makes me a bit depressed really, for there is so much I’d like to do/accomplish, but it all takes cash. As long as I have food and shelter I am blessed I suppose, but there will be no awesome European vacations for me anytime soon.

Did you know that at one point, the Mountain Gorilla was once considered an unconfirmed mythological animal? Kind of like what happens nowadays with Bigfoot or the Chupacabra(s), which fall into the realm of cryptozoology. There is strong recent evidence however, and I am starting to believe these two creatures are real. A very well-preserved cadaver of a Bigfoot has been presented as undeniable proof that the howling tall bipedal forest-dwelling primates really do exist. The very fascinating article and pictures are here. And not to be overshadowed, the infamous vampire-like blood-draining creature known by its Spanish name, the Chupacabra(s) (Goatsucker) also may be closer to revealing itself to the world; strong bizarre video evidence is here. Notice its strange Rhino-like backside and that drastically long snout! WOW! Exciting, and yet dangerous if these two animals are ever truly found, for humankind has a way of destroying habitats and threatening species to extinction.

Since I can’t go to Europe just yet, I’ll have to settle for going back to Las Vegas later this year. I hope. Damn those Madonna concert tickets are expensive. SHEESH! Last time I was in Vegas was 2002 and the place has always been fascinating to me on so many levels; I love reading about its history and folklore. At the north end of the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, is the now iconic Stratosphere hotel with its 1,149 ft. (some 300 meters and change) tower. The Golden Gate Bridge is very famous as a place where many have bid farewell to a cruel world, but did you know the Stratosphere tower has had 5 people voluntarily jump off it, since it opened back in 1996? YIKES! Yes, I’m a sick morbid man to even mention this, but 5 sad lonely souls have committed suicide by leaping off this thing.



Todd said...

It's an interesting time to reintroduce these mythological creatures to pop culture again. Real or not, it a kind of reminder that we don't know or understand everything about our world yet.

Conclave27 said...

Well the Sasquatch cadaver wa turned to be a hoax. They submitted DNA material to be tested. It came back human and oppossum. The cadaver.. did exsist but mysteriously rotted beyond recognition.
Every day scietists are finding new spcies of birds, fishes, and insects, and even some mammals. Did you know we have only explored less than 10% of the seas by volume. I mean we barely proved that giant squid!

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

If you can make it to NYC the weekend of September 26-28, you can join in the forming blogger meet up. It's a good reason to get out of the suicide capital of North America.

edward said...

my friend has a nyack blog and never mentions that people jump off his bridge all the time--on my friends birthday this year for example, two guys under age 45 jumped and both died. women who jump from the bridge mostly live--i wonder why. the rescuers even wonder why!

The Liberator said...

you don't need a lot of cash to have a great time... but to go to Madonna or Barbra concerts you need a lot of cash. maybe you could see these as special events, or get some old rich guy to take you !!