Another variation: Gone to hell in a handbasket (like my Grandma P. used to say).
This expression is believed to have come from ancient China, where tradition dictated dogs weren’t allowed inside city walls. Stray canines hung around outside the walls, amid scraps and garbage.
When criminals and other ne’er-do-wells were expelled from the city, they ended up out with the trash and stray canines. Hence, they had gone to the dogs.
The above excerpt is from The Rynski Doggie Dictionary. It’s also one of the expressions mentioned on-air when Rynski was a guest on Prince J’s DowntownRadio show. Thanks, Prince J, it was fantastic meeting you. I had a blast!
Kooky news and even kookier crimes have been the staple on Rynski’s Shattered Reality for its past year-plus of production but, alas, the time has come to take a hiatus.
Other projects are screaming for my attention. It’s time to write the sequel to “Moby Dick.” Then perhaps publish some other stuff I have lying around. Stay tuned!
In the interim, let’s celebrate the finale of a season well-done with a music-only show. It comes about, in part, to start the hiatus early. It comes about, in the other part, because this week’s weird news selection stank.
The zaniest tidbit around was about a newborn zebra somewhere in China that only eats if fed by a person wearing a black and white striped shirt.
So get ready for some rollicking music. The planned theme is finishing off the elements with songs about air. But there might also be some surprises in store.
Thanks! to all who listened in, provided requests and helped the show be a success.
A TV host filming a Netherlands realty show aimed at finding the worst driver in the region was run over by one of the drivers who was competing for the title.
While Orange News did not report if the contestant who mowed down the host ended up earning the worst driver title, it did note host Ruben Nicolai was hospitalized with a sore shoulder, sore foot and torn lip.
That story and more are up this week on Rynski’s Shattered Reality radio show on Party934.com and FM 94.9 in Hudson Valley, N.Y.
Next show is Wednesday, July 13 (today!) and every Wednesday online at Party934.com. Showtime is noon in Arizona, 3 p.m. EST.
Party 934 is a radio alternative for listeners sick of stations that play one song followed by 500 commercials.
This week kicks off our WATER songs, which promise smooth sailing and bubbly fun.