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[WATCH] Wiggy's Wigout: October 10th

Raises, Ebola, Elections, Nobel Prizes, get it all in this week's Wigout. Read more...

Giant Birds Once Terrorized New London.

This is one of the few legitimate photos from the giant bird attacks in the New London area in 1894. It was taken by Lance Boyle after an attack on Connecticut’s only Poodle ranch. “I don’t know what it is about Poodles but these birds love to eat em” said Boyle, as he herded the remaining Poodles into his barn. The attacks terrorized New England for over six weeks in the fall of 1894. The nightmare came to an end when Rose Bush, the wife of the Mayor of New London, came up with the idea of building a giant bird nest containing 20 Poodles. The nest lured the birds in and they were blown to smithereens with a quarter ton of dynamite. Mayor Bush was heard to say,”we blowed em up real good”.  A statue was erected in 1896 honoring the  Poodles sacrificed. The statue stood on the New London Green until  when it was eaten during the metal eating locust out break of 1911..   Read more...

This Fall Zombies Take Over TV

The return of the most watched scripted TV series in history happens October 12th with the 5th season of The Walking Dead. But the zombies won't stop there. Look for AMC to debut another Walking Dead series. No name yet but the creators promise this one will not take place in Georgia. Possibly an urban setting? No word on stars yet. Then over on the SCI-FI channel look for Z NATION. Another zombie series, this one about taking the only survivor of a zombie bite, cross country to a secret lab in California. If you are a fan of the undead, there has never been a better TV season on the horizon. Read more...

Ask The Wigmaster

Forget about Google, get the real story to you questions. Any question at all. Ask about dogs, cats, the Monkey men of India, can statues attack you in your sleep, what was that sound coming from the closet, or why did my left sock disappear? I have the answers and I will give them to you. Just send your question to wigmaster@wplr.com. The answers just may surpise you. Read more...

Do You Know?

While we wander and wonder about what the hell is happening to our country, I stumbled across a few conversations that troubled me. Troubled me because they were so wrong about some basic concepts of our government. So I went to the U.S. Citizenship test just to make sure that I knew what I needed to know to be an American. I didn't and chances are you won't score too well either. Questions like "What is the supreme law of the United States? Can you name the original 13 colonies? What special group advises the President? How many terms can a President serve? A Senator? A member of the House? Can you name the rights listed in the Bill of Rights?" Google the answers if you don't know, that is what an engaged citizen would do instead of having it spoon fed to you. We have become a willfully ignorant society, let the change begin with each of us if we are to survive. Read more...

Really? It Upsets You?

Over the past few days I have heard many a diatribe about how "this ice bucket challenge is driving me crazy. It is stupid and everywhere I look someone is doing it!". Read more...

An Absolute Truth

Your right elbow has never been touched by your right hand! Read more...

This Will Kill The Time Till Walking Dead Returns In October

July 13th,  The Straincreated by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan begins on FX. It is the first of trilogy of books that were well loved by horror fans. A plane lands at  JFK with the lights off and doors sealed. Epidemiologist Dr. Ephraim Goodweather and his team are sent to investigate. On board they find two hundred corpses and four survivors. The situation deteriorates when the bodies begin disappearing from morgues. Goodweather and a small group of helpers find themselves battling to protect not only their own loved ones, but the entire city, from an ancient threat to humanity. We are looking at lots of  vampires (that don't glow) and the battle to save humanity. It should be worth a look just because Guillermo del Toro is a unique talent behind the camera. Read more...

Need A New God? Check Out This One

Arshid Ali Khan, 13, has become a divine symbol in the state of Punjab, is worshipped as a god because he has a 7ins ‘tail’. Locals have hailed him a reincarnation of the Hindu monkey god Hanuman. Arshid's home has been converted into a temple where his devotees come to visit him to receive his blessings and touch his ‘tail’. ‘A lot of people’s wishes have come true after they have visited,’ claimed Mr Qureshi. ‘Sometimes there are childless couples who come to Balaji for help. He blesses them, and often they are then able to conceive.’ Believe it or don't. Read more...

Weekend Party In Hamden

It is  “Hamden’s first town-wide, all-ages, all-generation reunion” that takes place over two days in two locations. Anyone who has ever called Hamden your home — or still does — is invited to join the weekend’s festivities. Read more...