Friday, August 31, 2007

Thanks for the warning (part 2) posted these cautions that appeared on real labels...

  • An “Aim-n-Flame” fireplace lighter cautions, “Do not use near fire, flame or sparks”
  • A label on a hand-held massager advises consumers not to use “while sleeping or unconscious”
  • A 12-inch rack for storing compact disks warns: “Do not use as a ladder.”
  • A cartridge for a laser printer warns, “Do not eat toner”
  • A 13-inch wheel on a wheelbarrow warns: “Not intended for highway use”
  • A can of self-defense pepper spray warns users: “May irritate eyes”
  • A warning on a pair of shin guards manufactured for bicyclists says: “Shin pads cannot protect any part of the body they do not cover.”
  • A snowblower warns: “Do not use snowthrower on roof.”
  • A dishwasher carries this warning: “Do not allow children to play in the dishwasher.”
  • A popular manufactured fireplace log warns: “Caution - Risk of Fire”
  • A box of birthday cake candles says: “DO NOT use soft wax as ear plugs or for any other function that involves insertion into a body cavity.”

still don't know how these guys do this... can't see it

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Miss Teen USA... obviously not a brain competition

should I be looking up or down?

Woman calls cops over fake drugs

Hats off to Juanita Marie Jones from the US state of Georgia, who came up with the wonderful idea of calling the police to complain that she'd been sold bad crack cocaine.
Shortly after she put in the call, in the hope that that the police would help her to 'get her money back', 53-year-old Jones was arrested, bringing a promising criminal career to a temporary end.
Jones called the Police in Rochelle, Georgia on Thursday, after being disappointed in the $20 rock of crack she'd just bought. She told the police that she'd split the rock into three pieces, but upon smoking the first one discovered that the crack was 'fake'.

The police, ever vigilant for this sort of stuff, quickly sent round two officers, who Jones helpfully invited into her kitchen to look at the fake drugs.

They arrested her on charges of possession of cocaine. Not, oddly, on charges of possession of fake cocaine.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

how to get your laundry thrown back in your face

baseball tennis.... these guys are good

Helpful thieves leave ID behind

It seems that every day, somewhere in the world, there's a wonderfully incompetent burglar making the police's job a little bit easier by leaving some form of identification behind at the scene of the crime.
First up, in the town of Uitenhage, near the southern coast of South Africa, 39-year-old Willem Jasta had only been released following an 8-year jail sentence two weeks previously when he allegedly broke into a baby clothing shop.

According to police, after smashing the front window and grabbing several items of clothing, Jasta had just enough time for his masterstroke – leaving behind a bag containing his parole papers. He was arrested in a tavern, where he was found to have several items of baby cloths about his person.

Meanwhile, in Swansea, 21-year-old Larry Black was jailed on Monday after he broke into a house, only to leave behind a card with details of his next appointment with his probation officer.
During his raid on the house in May, Black made away with cash, a DVD player, jewelry and – most intriguingly – five samurai swords. He was subsequently arrested during the course of another crime, as he was apprehended behind the wheel of a stolen transit van, in which he was carrying a stolen moped.

unfortunate name combination in wedding announcement

Man leaves dead mother in armchair for two years

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German left his dead mother seated in her favorite armchair at their shared home for two years because he could not face organizing a funeral, police in the southern town of Fuerstenfeldbruck said Friday.

The woman died of natural causes in the chair in July 2005 at the age of 92, a police spokesman said. A doctor called to the scene at the time gave the son a death certificate but he did not register the death.

Neighbors recently alerted police about the corpse. The man told police he could not bear to move his mother and said he never again entered the room where she was seated. Police have started an investigation for violating German burial law.

© Reuters 2007. All rights reserved.

hand shadows... very well done

Monday, August 13, 2007

for the curious

you just had to see it??? :) This is an actual picture of the art that flew.. (this was posted with a false date... to return to today's entry, click the top banner

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