2022 November

Friday, November 25, 2022

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[Two Weeks in “Safe” America] Idaho student massacre, Colorado nightclub killings, Virginia Walmart killings, Unfortunately, the world is becoming numb to these events.
[Ransomware Scam] This computer scam pops up with audio saying, “don’t turn off your computer”. It’s all a scam. Close the window or reboot device. Here is a screen shot of the scam that is quite scary. (Editor: I got the same scary screen explosion. I forced stopped my computer and rebooted and it was gone.)
Cruise ship with 800 Covid-positive passengers docks in Sydney. Link

[Most Valuable Collectors’ Items In Existence] Check your basement, garage, attic, and closets; you never know! Link

[Friday Joke] A guy is late for an important meeting. But he can’t find a place to park. In desperation, he begins to pray. “Please Lord, if you help me find a parking stall right now, I promise to go to church every Sunday and never drink vodka again!” A moment later, he sees a beautiful empty spot right next to the entrance. “Never mind. Found one!”

Your AirPods Pro can act as hearing aids in a pinch. Assistive hearing devices are a boon for accessibility, but it depends if the tech offers the right features. Link

[Covid Statistics] Where you gunna hide? Be careful out there. Link
[Non-stick Pans] Sure they don’t stick, but only for about a month of use, then you have to grease the pan.
[Ebola Outbreak] 55 died—so far! Uganda held a marathon for 25,000 people during an Ebola outbreak. Link

[Covid China] Record number of cases as virus surges nationwide. Link

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.

[Burning Dump] West Lake landfill in Bridgeton Mo, is a landfill that has been burning underground since 2010. It sits beside a radioactive dump site.

I have never swindled a man. At most I kept quiet and let him swindle himself. This does no harm, as a fool cannot be protected from his folly: If you attempt to do so, you will not only arouse his animosity but also you will be attempting to deprive him of whatever benefit he is capable of deriving from experience. Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.  ~Robert A. Heinlein
[Slow-Down Music] Is there an app or plug-in that slows down YouTube mp4 music videos so I can study them better?


Why turkeys circle dead things—the creepy vigil, explained. Gobble, gobble, toil and trouble. Link

[“No Thanksgiving songs.”] The poster didn’t look very hard. Next time look under comedy.  Here’s one (audio only).
Eatin Turkey — The Bob & Tom Show
[Top Gun] A Southwest flight attendant told us to fasten our seatbelts because “the captain just saw Top Gun and wants to try something new.”
Wow turkey dinner! Then small tapas plates, about 9 or 10. I feel like an Orca.
[?] Marsh rabbit apartment on Sept. 20 only. Dry most of the month. $60.
[Coast Is Clear Music & Arts Festival] December 1-4. This is a locally-produced, hurricane-season-ending cultural celebration with not-to-be-missed events at iconic spots across Key West. Link
[Gun Violence] I watched a ten year old speech by a politician saying we need to do something about gun violence. It is the same exact speech a politicians give today. Same ol’ same ol’.


Nose pickers, who may be at increased risk of dementia. Damage to the lining of the nose during the picking process may allow viruses and bacteria to travel up the olfactory nerve to the brain.

[Friday Joke] A Mormon was seated next to an Irishman on a flight from London to the US. After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken. The Irishman asked for a whiskey, which was promptly brought and placed before him. The flight attendant then asked the Mormon if he would like a drink. He replied in disgust, “I’d rather be savagely raped by a dozen whores than let liquor touch my lips.” The Irishman then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, “Me, too, I didn’t know we had a choice.”
People who love people, after a multidecade analysis of 150,000 pop songs showed that uses of the word “love” in top-100 songs declined by 5O percent between 1965 and 2015, while the incidence of “hate” and other negative terms rose sharply.
Elvis Presley “Love Me Tender” The Ed Sullivan Show 1956
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