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Sanitizing parcels and food delivery - Link

Neil Diamond - Wash Those Hands - Link

In war, (Pandemic) truth is the first casualty -
To get Factual Information about the COVID-19
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States - Link

In New Zealand - Covid19 Website - Link

Send an Email to WW:
wildernesw (yes, only one s) @gmail.com

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today ... it's already tomorrow in New Zealand!
Trust me ... They'll let me know and I'll tell you ASAP. Admittedly, I'm starting to wonder!

As all of New Zealand is in lock-down, we tend to watch a bit more TV. So last night I made things much worse for both Mrs Wilderness and myself by renting a movie. My goodness it was awful! I am not qualified to be a movie critic but I personally found this one to be a complete load of ... crap and a total waste of money. It was lauded by the Hollywood 'in-crowd' (You know, the ones that think they are so much smarter than we are) so I should have known better. It had Di Niro in it so I should have known better. It was Joker.

The Arctic ocean is warming up - icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot - according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from Consulafft at Bergen Norway - Link

Oops, did I mention it is from the AP and published in the Washing Post? Did I mention the news is 88 years old?

Meanwhile - back in the real world:
Starbucks has apologized after one of its baristas wrote the word "pig" on a police officer's order in Kiefer, Oklahoma . . . on Thanksgiving Day!
- Police Chief Johnny O'Mara expressed his disgust with the incident in a Facebook page where he called out the "absolute and total disrespect for a police officer."
The Chief wrote:
So... one of my on-duty officers decides to do something nice for our dispatchers. It's Thanksgiving Day; our dispatchers are under appreciated as it is. My officer goes to Starbucks to get the dispatchers coffee as a thank you for all they do (especially when they're working a holiday.)

Starbucks seems to be apologizing a lot for so many of their dick-head employees. As usual they say they will suspend the employee pending investigation. BS!
12/12/2019 - Starbucks apologizes after 2 uniformed California deputies were allegedly refused service in Riverside, California.
More BS:
Starbucks has issued an apology after two uniformed county deputies in California were reportedly denied service Thursday night. Starbucks said that the employees who were working that evening would not be working while the company investigates and takes "appropriate steps."

Scary Fact:
The US has 5% of the world's population and 66% of the world's lawyers!

Not So Scary
Behind every great man, there is a surprised woman.

All Too True
... Some of the loudest voices for tolerance today have little tolerance for traditional Christian beliefs. So as you go about your daily life, just be ready. Because you're going to be asked not just to tolerate things that violate your faith; you're going to be asked to endorse them. You're going to be asked to bow down to the idols of the popular culture.
Vice President Mike Pence in Commencement speech at Liberty University, Class of 2019

Need Proof?
Rugby Australia sacked Israel Folau, the land's most popular star, after he included homosexuality in a social-media post on sin, hell and the Bible.

That social media post, which Folau has refused to take down, quoted the fifth chapter of St. Paul's epistle to the Galatians:

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God."

A quote from former Wallabies coach Alan Jones, aimed at national rugby leaders: "They've destroyed his employment and internationally destroyed his name for quoting a passage from the bible for God's sake."

So quoting the bible is now Hate Speech. Saying what you believe to be true is apparently not covered by Freedom of Speech ... if it is a Christian belief.
Updated!Update on this story:
Former Wallabies star Israel Folau reportedly received a staggering A$8 million settlement from Rugby Australia.
The Daily Telegraph reports the payout is believed to be $8 million. The Australian reports it was "several million dollars". Rugby Australia CEO Raelene Castle described the reports as "wildly inaccurate."

Rugby Australia and Folau issued a joint statement on Wednesday after reaching a confidential settlement, with both parties apologizing for their actions.
Does it matter? He had to suffer hell and take them to court.

It is not Maureen Dowd at the NY Times, it's her brother - Link

Cops Grieve the Loss of Donuts - Link

Drug That Can Stop a Dozen 'Untreatable' Cancers Gets Approval - Link

Public Service Announcement?
Headline from New Zealand Herald 7 April: Focus: Men with big penises may have to cut back on sex this month due to a condom shortage

Straight talk from a politician - Wow - Link

Wife arrested - Husband forgot anniversary - Link

Alzheimer's Disease is Completely Reversed by Removing Just One Enzyme, Says New Study - Link

Police car in front of a school usually not good news - except this time - Link to Good News

World's worst attempted robbery - I'm not kidding - Link

End of Times? Head for New Zealand - Link

WAT? A Colorado couple said they sold everything they owned to buy a sailboat and set out for the open seas together.

Two days later - it sank!

On their way to Key West, Tanner Broadwell and Nikki Walsh's voyage abruptly ended in John's Pass off Madeira Beach, Fla., when their 28-foot sailboat struck something underwater Wednesday night. "We hit something in about 8 or 9 feet of water and it stopped the boat completely," Broadwell told TV station WFTS.

Water flooded into the cabin, starting to sink their fantasy life. The couple grabbed social security cards, cash, IDs and their pug Remy as they called for rescue.

A ship arrived about an hour later, the Tampa Bay Times reported, but the water was too shallow for it to approach. So the couple and Remy jumped in, leaving their dream vessel behind to capsize.

"Everything I've worked for, everything I have owned since I was a child, I brought with me. It's just floating away and there's nothing I can do," Walsh told WFTS.

Man steals car - calls owner for help in starting it - I'm not kidding - Link

Air New Zealand named Airline of the Year for 5th year running - Link

Kiwi man wins lotto, gives half away - Link

True Comedy - The Way We Were - Link

This is also who we are - Link

An adage popular with law enforcement that we all can use to help them:
J D L R - Just Don't Look Right
See something - Report it.

Definition - Hypocrites - Link

NZ Met Service - Auckland Weather - Link

Thief shoots self in wiener robbing hot dog stand - I am not kidding - Link

A Vietnamese Immigrant Thanks God He is an American

Check out Freedom Camping in New Zealand - Link

But there are rules and they must be obeyed - Link.

I'm just going to report this the way I found it.
By Melissa Reid Fox 8 News Reporter
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio - There is a banana at large in Strongsville.

Police say that someone dressed up as a banana and attacked the Wireless Center's mascot, a gorilla, last week.
"I noticed a kid in the bushes. Then he just emerged, dressed up as a banana, and sprinted as fast as he could at our gorilla," said Brandon Parham, the manager. "The kid just speared our gorilla."

Parham and another employee witnessed the attack. "The kid was in mid-air, flying. He just looked like a Spartan from that movie '300,' except he was a banana," added Parham.

The Wireless Center uses the gorilla as an advertising tool on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.

"After he got tackled, the gorilla just got back up and adjusted his head. He kept on waving his sign around," said Parham.

Police say the person dressed up as a banana split and headed south on Pearl Road.
According to Parham, the person who was wearing the gorilla costume will recover.

"This is just bizarre. It's really not normal of the food chain. That's not really how this works. The gorilla should have won," said Parham.

Police were unable to locate the banana. They believe it was prank.

Samuel Adams:

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brush-fires of freedom in the minds of men."

Investigators say a Massachusetts woman who was trying to perform repairs on her house ended up blowing it up instead.

The homeowner, identified as 52-year-old Laurie Beliveau of Taunton, got out of the house before the Sunday afternoon explosion and fire and no one was hurt.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan and Fire Chief Timothy Bradshaw said Monday that the woman was trying to repair her gas-fueled hot water heater and inadvertently removed the gas shut-off valve. This allowed gas to pour into the basement, where it ignited.

The blaze destroyed the single-family home after firefighters arrived.
(Of course what happened before they arrived helped)

Check out South Pacific wind patterns - Where New Zealand stands - Link

Makes Sense To Me - The Girls on Fox News - Link

Barstow California Bids To Host The Olympics - Link

- Click here for newspapers around the US, possibly your home town

- Click here for Weather Map of USA - Place cursor anywhere and see local weather

Car-jacker nabbed after senior-moment - A 64-year-old man in Geelong, Australia was arrested after the owner of the car he tried to steal called police. The ride stealing wannabe couldn't make a fast getaway because it took too much time to load his walker into the car! I'm not kidding.

"Fathom the odd hypocrisy that the government wants every citizen to prove that they are insured, but people don't have to prove they are citizens."

Gas or Petrol
'Petrol' is used in most of the Commonwealth Countries while the term 'Gasoline is basically used in North American Countries. Etymology of petrol is also quite interesting. The word 'gasolene' first came into existence in 1865 which was modified to the modern spelling 'gasoline' in 1871. Initially any other fuel other than diesel or liquefied gas which could be used in engines was termed as gasoline. The word 'petrol' came into existence in early 1892. Carless-Capel & Leonard, a German wholesaler, was the first company to register 'petrol' as a trade name.
Source: The Origin Of - Link here

Come back often, have fun, keep in touch and may God Bless You.
Mr and Mrs W-W

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Barbara Kreusch Chrisman said:

I've read your story about your mother 'Goodbye Mom' (and selling your sailboat to make the last trip to see her) before, and I love it. Glad you included it for Mother's Day. Especially pleased to see you credit our loving heavenly father, God, for providing you the impetus to make the trip.
In Christ's love,
Nurse Barb


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