TAKE THE POLL: Man Threatens to Shoot Dog, Instead Shoots Self in Face

In an early Thanksgiving Day present to dog lovers, a Florida man recently killed himself while threatening a dog with a gun.

Dennis Emery was involved in a domestic dispute with his wife earlier this week. Upset over excessive barking, Emery made his point in a gentlemanly fashion by pulling a loaded gun on an unarmed woman and several small dogs. Accounts vary on what happened next, but after bravely holding a tiny dog at gunpoint, he then reversed the gun to look down the barrel and it went off — killing him instantly.

Shockingly (said no one) several criminal charges, including aggravated assault, were pending at the time of his demise. His wife and all dogs were unharmed, said officers on-scene… after they stopped laughing.

Dennis Eugene Emery, shown during Oct. 17 arrest, died when police say he accidentally shot himself in the face during an argument with his wife.

Pictured: gallantry.

Take the pre-Thanksgiving poll and tell me what you think happened to Prince Valiant up there.

World’s Best Birthday Cake Created in Fort Worth, TX

So I was just kidding (okay, hoping) that the Loch Ness Monster would show up for my birthday. But — to my absolute joy and excitement — Nessie DID show up! And she brought Bigfoot with her! Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the BEST BIRTHDAY CAKE EVER MADE — the magnificent Bigfoot and Loch Ness Monster Cake! This gorgeous confectionary masterpiece was made for me by my BFF and legendary baker Marina R. (No joke, y’all. I almost cried when I saw.)


Best Cake

Oh, no big whoop. Just Sasquatch and the Loch Ness Monster kickin’ it. As they do. 


“Oh, aye… Biggie and I have been on the down-low for years now.” 


“The love that dare not speak its name…. or, as I like to call it: Nessin’ with Sasquatch.” 


One glorious final shot. 

In summary: They can just stop making birthday cakes from here on out, as the best one has clearly been made and there are no more heights to be reached.

Nessie Pops in for my Birthday: New Footage of the Loch Ness Monster

Readers of this blog know that I have a deep, abiding love for the Loch Ness Monster. Well, bless her slimy (presumably) prehistoric heart… the monstrous green lassie popped up for a leisurely swim on Nov. 6. Click here to check out the video and see what you think. Either my girl popped up to give me an early shout-out (Holla!) or that is one hell of a big Scottish otter. (Note: Nessie and I had a wee tiff a few years back but I’m sure she’s over it by now.)


Surely this crude drawing I found wrapped in seaweed on my porch is in no way a bad omen of things to come.

Huge thank you to Bill and Bob Clark, of the wonderful blog SF Sea Serpent, for giving me a head’s up about this cool new video.

New Sea Serpent Sighting in San Francisco Bay!

Bill and Bob Clark — who run an excellent blog called SF Sea Serpent — just contacted me to let me know of an exciting new sighting sent to them by a very credible witness. The details of his email are listed below. Thanks to Bill and Bob for sharing this with NFHIFW and stay turned for a long overdue interview with these gentlemen to be posted here soon. And be sure to check out their fascinating blog if you are interested in sea serpents or sea monsters.

Note: The witness’ name has been removed to protect his identity.

—–Forwarded Message—–
From: Name removed
Sent: Oct 30, 2014 9:31 PM
To: “sfseaserpent@access4less.net
Subject: Sighting?


I’ve followed your blog for a while and am aware of your incredible experience.  I travel between Sacramento and San Francisco several times a month.  On my way back from San Francisco early this afternoon on the Carquinez  Bridge, I noticed a curious black object in the water just west of the bridge. I was driving east bound and looking to my left and I could see underneath and slightly west of the west bound bridge when I noticed the object.  It was black, not shiny but not dull, either. It was sort of hump shaped.  Understand that I only caught sight of this object for several seconds as I was driving away from it, now looking back over my left shoulder.  In those several seconds I observed the following:

The object was black, smooth, and hump shaped.

Hard to judge size as there was nothing man made near it but I would estimate the object to be approximately 4’ long and 2-3’ wide..

The object did not seem to be moving.

It slowly sank vertically out of sight in the few seconds I observed it.

I noticed no horizontal movement, no splashing, no wake. I have seen porpoise and whales but never in the Straight and they are typically a grey or dark grey in color. There was no dorsal fin.

The water was fairly calm and there were no ships or boats in the straight. No wake was evident.  The day was partly sunny and warm. It was about 1:15 PM.

I am a former Marine Corps pilot and have had extensive experience flying up and down the California coast and I have seen whales, porpoise, sharks, and sea lions from the air.  I am fairly certain what I saw was not any sea mammal I am familiar with.  I got the impression it was an animate object and not trash or debris in the water.  I would think that a large sea lion might be possible but that would not be in keeping with my past observations of those animals.  I don’t really know what I saw but it was very strange, especially so close to the bridge.

I have never seen a “sea serpent”. I believe that the vast number of so called sea serpent sightings are cases of mistaken identity or just hoaxes.   I have read “The Great New England Sea Serpent” by O’Neill and I think so many sightings could not be groundless and so I try to keep an open mind.  I thought you might appreciate my experience.

Name removed