August 15, 2018

Now That’s Cute!

The Sedona Excentric Task Force takes a look at Cute – not the Justin Bieber or Taylor Swift cute, but true cute – the kind of cute you find only in adorable puppies and kittens, especially when they are asleep. This kitten couldn’t be any cuter. Our mascot Moshe, likes to sleep with her arms wrapped around something – usually one of our writer’s arms. If you turn back to Page 4 in this issue (incase you are flipping through the pages looking at the pictures) you will find an eye opening article from “Buckshot,” the cat who lives with…

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Feeling Just A Little Squirrely…

The Sedona Excentric investigative team looks into the antics of squirrels. Upon returning from a trip to the Grand Canyon, one staff member relayed a story of he and his nephew sitting on a rock overlooking the canyon when he was approached by a begging squirrel. The pestering rodent stood on its hind legs and tugged at his shirt. He gave the squirrel a small piece of apple. The diminutive animal happily stole off with the booty, consumed the fruit and promptly came back for more. Evidently, visitors to the Grand Canyon have been tossing edible tidbits to the critters…

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Up, Up and Crochet

The Sedona Excentric Task Force takes a look at the new phalanx of unassuming super heroes. You never know where they or what their super power is. At first glance one would think that these are just a group of everyday commuters on their way to or from work. But among these subway riders sits a very powerful crime fighter. He is known simply as Knitting Dude. His side kicks are called the Knit Wits. Don’t take his colorful hand-made outfit as a sign of weakness or sensitivity. When he spots trouble, he leaps into action with knitting needles in…

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How Did You Ho, Ho Ho?

The Sedona Excentric investigative team looks into the recent public debate on the race or skin color of the popular Christmas Holiday figure known as Sant Claus, a.k.a. Kris Kringle, St. Nicholas and Father Christmas. Here’s a description attributed to someone who made an offering to Wikipedia, “Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man – sometimes with spectacles – wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white – cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and carries a bag full of gifts for children. ” Nowhere in there was a mention of…

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New Millenium Santa Sleigh

The Sedona Excentric takes a big picture look at the new millennium Santa sleigh. For eons, the jolly old soul in the big red suit climbed aboard a sled filled with presents for all the good little girls and boys and shouted to a team of nine reindeer. Upon his command to Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen, and of course Rudolph, who was added in 1939 due to increased smog levels by industrial plants. Rumor has it that Rudolph was originally to be called Rollo or Reginald. Can you imagine? Today, Santa Clause clones sit…

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Climate Change? What Climate Change?

The Sedona Excentric Special Task Force investigates the myth that global climate change is related to human behavior. It may be a fact accepted by left-wing group, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and by 90% of scientists and climatologists in independent scientific surveys, but doesn’t make it so. Years ago, people thought the Earth was flat and the Sun revolved around the Earth. they were eventually proven wrong. Some people believe that if we survive the next 1,000 years,we will be able to prove that cow and termite flatulence caused the Antarctic ice to melt and the seas to rise…

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Teamwork

The Sedona Excentric investigative team looks into the behavioral habits of animals and how they work in tandem to accomplish a common goal. At left, a couple of kittens appear to be trying to get into a baseball park to watch a game being played at home. Perhaps they dropped their tickets in their litter box and couldn’t find them after covering them. Or, maybe they just couldn’t afford the game, what with the rising cost of tickets, hotdogs, popcorn and beer. Even if just one of them gains entry, a play by play report can be given much like…

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The Big Picture Page

                The Sedona Excentric Special Task Force investigates the power of laughter. Many studies have proven that laughter is indeed the best medicine, but the staff of the Sedona Excentric went the extra mile and studied the effects on other species in the animal kingdom. Touring the coast of northern California our crew took a handful of Excentric papers and visited the seal kingdom. Attitudes displayed among the seals seemed to range from lethargic to bored. Basking in the sun one sunny morning, they were entertained with readings from the papers. Like many…

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Beat the Heat . . .

With record highs seeming to become the norm in Arizona, critters across the state are forced to find creative ways to cool off. Along with the rising temperatures, drought conditions are causing the water levels in Arizona creeks, rivers, lakes and ponds to shrink, resulting in less water sources for wildlife to seek refuge. Fortunately and unfortunately, human impact, due to population sprawl has influenced the behavior of the animal kingdom surrounding them. The fortune in the case for this exhausted squirrel was a bowl of iced water left for someone’s pet.   Related posts: Feeling Just A Little Squirrely……

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