Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The play started with a simple forward pass followed by 15 laterals. This is unbelievable. Even if you are not a football fan, you will probably like this. To read the USAToday account of the game, click here.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wayne is a Green Bay Packers fan extraordinaire. He has been a Packers fan since he saw a video tape of a Minnesota/Green Bay game back when he was in high school in Sydney, Australia.
In Sydney, the Packers are hardly a household name. But in seasons past, Wayne would rise at 3a.m. so that he could watch the Packers lose ;) via satellite.
That wasn't enough.
This year, Wayne has taken football fandom to a new level. In August, he quit his job with a phone equipment company in Sydney, sold his house and moved his family to Green Bay, WI. He is not currently working because he plans to attend every Packer's game-- at home or away.
Wayne, his wife Kelly, and their two sons (each under 2) are living in an apartment (rented at a low price by a Packers fan), driving a truck (given to him by another Packers fan) and living off the proceeds of the sale of their house.
The Scullinos have never lived in snow. They have never been without a paycheck. They may have nothing by the time they return to Australia. They don't have tickets to all the games. But they are living a dream... freezing at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin. If you would like to check their blog click here.
I don't know whether I feel inspired by his story or think he is a "few yards shy of a first down." :) Either way, it is a good story and I wish them the best.
Monday, October 29, 2007
- a deer jumping on the hood
- the side of a building falling on it
- a lightning striking it
- a sinkhole swallowing it
- a river washing it away
One day last week, Lindsey and Tony came home for lunch and parked their Toyota Camry. Apparently, a grey squirrel was having lunch too-- happily chewing on overhead powerlines.
Friday, October 26, 2007
URL expired? here is a cached backup
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
A short time later, the owner of the car was surprised to find a sleeping man in his car... and who also wasn't wearing any pants. So, he called the police.
When police arrested Mr. Lablanc, he admitted he had been using drugs and had no explanation for his missing pants. However, according to him, he should not be accused of breaking into the car, because he was let into the car by a leprechaun.
An interesting defense, but not unique. According to metro.co.uk, a similar incident happened in Northern Ireland when a man blamed a bad elf for making him rob a lingerie store.
Mr. Leblanc faces charges.
if they can nab that dang leprechaun, Mr. Leblanc will be off the hook... and maybe recover his pants
if you are a skeptic like me, you may suspect that this has been sped-up. Not so. If you look, there is a clock counting down seconds on the screen.
If you actually want to watch the whole thing... he goes even faster at the end. :)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
"Is it normal to have ticket agents put tags that describe you on your luggage??" she asked.
After discussing it with her travel agent, they discovered the problem. The woman's trip destination was Fresno, California.
What is odd about that? The woman's bags had been tagged with tickets bearing the 3-letter airport designation code for Fresno... which happens to be FAT.
(That is why at our home, we sometimes refer to weight gain as "moving to Fresno" and to extra pounds as "living in Fresno." :) )
Anyhow... a new development in that area--
It seems that Sioux Gateway Airport in Sioux City, Iowa was given the letter code of SUX.
Twice, they have petitioned the FAA to change the letters for obvious reasons. The FAA offered them: GWU, GYO, GYT, SGV and GAY as alternatives.
However, after discussing the possibilities, Sioux City decided to keep their designation and turn it into a marketing campaign. You can now order your "Fly Sux" gear at the airport's website: http://www.flysux.com/
Hey, how about a round trip from Sioux City to Fresno? FAT SUX and then, SUX FAT.
Monday, October 22, 2007
Xiou Ling, a woman from Zhangiang, China has developed a 4.7 inch (12cm) horn on her forehead.
The horn first appeared in 2003 and has gotten progressively bigger. Doctors think it may have something to do with a hormone imbalance.
The 95-year-old woman is saving money for treatment and removal.
(don't study the picture too long. it will stick in your mind and you will think about it all day. trust me. :) )
Friday, October 19, 2007
- 100 police officers carrying nothing in their hands.
Last week, two Chinese men in Beijing robbed a hotel for $800 in coins. The hotel kept the money on hand to exchange for its guests. The bags weighed 132 lbs (60 kilograms).
Unfortunately, the men didn't plan their escape very well, because their hideout was nearly two miles away and they had no car, bike, bus or rickshaw. So, the footrace was on.
The men gave it their best shot. Spectators said that they were "sweating profusely" as they tried to outrun more than 100 policemen through the city streets.
As expected, they lost the race. But they will be remembered for staging one of the worst-planned robbery get-aways of all time.
Interestingly, the chase lasted 1.8 miles. Do Chinese policemen frequent donut shops???
You may recall I reported the story of the man who found a human leg in his barbeque (click link).
The next step... the owner of the leg will be decided by a TV Judge: Judge Mathis.
(I will try to post the airing date when I see it).
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Now, Arcadiou has a new idiosyncrasy: a third ear that has been attached to his right forearm. The ear was not donated. Rather, it was created in a lab from cells and cartilage.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
If you ever are inclined to do that, take this advice from Robert Lane:
1. Don't do it.
2. If you are stupid enough to try, don't pull over a cop.
This summer, Robert Lane, 25, said that he was "cut off" by another driver on a Long Island expressway.
He wanted to teach the guy a lesson... so, he turned on some blue flashers he had installed on the front of his car, pulled up alongside the other driver and flashed his "badge."
The man was an off duty detective who immediately recognized that Lane's badge was fake. So, he flashed his real badge back at Mr. Lane and motioned him to pull over.
Mr. Lane did not immediately comply, but when he was tracked down and caught, he was arrested for impersonating an officer.
lesson for us all to learn: if you go to the trouble of installing blue lights on your car, at least pony-up for a decent looking badge. :)
Monday, October 15, 2007
He thinks it is cool and wonderful. His wife thinks it is weird and is embarrassed by it.
Recently, it has placed him in the national news. He can be seen with it on YouTube. Soon, it will put him into the Guiness Book of World Records.
What is it? What is this amazing thing?
A single hair. One 5-inch hair attached firmly to his left leg. It happens to be the longest hair ever found on a human leg. It exceeds the old record by .12 inches.
(This not a paintshop job. He is an ascetic living in India.)whatever he is trying to do, I sure hope it works for him! :)
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Last Saturday, a man went into the Giant Eagle supermarket in Pittsburgh to pick up a few groceries.
When he went to pay, the clerk noticed something unusual about the money he gave her: it was a $1 million bill with the picture of President Grover Cleveland on it.
When the clerk refused the "money," the man got upset. He smashed an electronic payment machine and then tried to grab the scanner gun.
Perhaps a little research would have helped. The largest US bill currently in circulation is the $100 bill (since 1969). The largest bill ever produced by the US government was a $100,000 bill (1934). They were used only by the Treasury Department and never circulated.
The Mastermind is being held in the Allegheny County Jail.
He will probably have plenty of time to count his change in the coming weeks.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
3. I was once at a concert. When the performers on stage came to a rest in the music, the entire audience was quiet. Well, except for the gas that I passed at that moment. It was quite loud. At least it didn't smell like brocolli.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
The doctor was perplexed because it was the second medication that "didn't work." So, naturally, he asked, "Are you following the instructions that are on the bottle?"
At that point, the woman's husband responded, "yes, I am."
"What??? You are taking the prescription??? It is her medicine."
arggggg. poor kid. Not only was his medication not working (for obvious reasons) but the edges of the blister wrap...
Friday, October 5, 2007
I had some readers express a wish to leave comments. So... after hours of investigating and learning stuff I never knew... I finally got the comments working on this page (I think).
(I had to change the template... and I don't know html very well at all. )
Anyhow... I'd love to hear from you. Have a great weekend.
barbecue bought... leg found... man found... lawsuit threatened... weird news that came in three installments
They found him. His name is John Wood of Greenville, SC. Mr. Wood's leg was removed back in 2004. Rather than having it discarded, he kept it at a storage facility inside the smoker. (Why? because someday he wants to be buried whole.)
Being an astute businessman, he realized that he could make some money on the leg. After all, he was charging adults $3 and children $1 to look inside the empty barbecue. Just imagine what he could make if the leg were still in it!
He offered to share joint custody of the leg with Mr. Wood... but Mr. Wood wanted nothing to do with it. So, Mr. Whisnant threatened a lawsuit.
As of last report, authorities say the leg will be returned to Mr. Wood. After all, he grew it.
This story unfolded throughout this week... here are the progressive links
I hope Mr. Wisnant is generous, because legally, Mr. Wood doesn't have a leg to stand on.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Eventually, he was unglued by firefighters and parametics. He passed out as he had strips of skin removed from his posterior so that his posterior could be removed from the toilet.
He sued Home Depot and got a settlement.
Four years passed.
Last month, Mr. Dougherty was taken to the hospital suffering from abnormally low blood sugar. He slipped into a coma for a time. He is recovering.
How are these incidents related, you ask?
Mr Dougherty has filed another lawsuit against Home Depot claiming that the glue-incident of 2003 gave him post-traumatic stress syndrome which, in turn, has led to his being a diabetic.
In short, he is suing Home Depot for his diabetes (and related expenses) because four years ago, an unknown prankster glued him to a toilet seat.
Home Depot has filed a counter suit to have the charges dropped.
As a sidenote, another county official has come forward claiming that Mr. Doughtery claims to have been "glued" to another toilet seat in 2004. Hmmmmm.... does he have really bad luck, or do we have a possible "serial gluee?"
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Feeling unfulfilled, Sana started visiting Internet chatrooms and met "Princ Radosti." They began an online relationship. They shared their hearts and hurts. They discussed their deepest thoughts and dreams.
They also found that had something in common: each had an unhappy marriage.
Said Sana, "I was suddenly in love again. It was beautiful, I thought I finally found someone who understands me..."
She believed that Princ Radosti was indeed her prince. She wanted to spend the rest of her life with him. He assured her that he felt the same way.
So, they chose a time and place to finally meet in person.
On the day they met, Sana was shocked. Princ Radosti was also shocked. It seems that they were already married... to each other.
Without realizing it, Sana and Adnan Klaric had been cheating on each other with each other.
Each immediately accused the other of infidelity. They filed for divorce.
now that she is divorced, do ya think she'll marry Princ Radosti?
Monday, October 1, 2007
The gentleman's agreement with the builder was that after the house was complete, Mr. Rogers would buy the house. In the meantime, the builder would be allowed to live in the house while he was constructing it.
Everything went as expected until the house was finished. Apparently, the builder liked his own work so well that he decided to stay... and not sell to Mr. Rogers.
Ahhhhhhhh. What to do? Here's an interesting attempt at conflict resolution:
The 60-year-old Rogers took a power saw and cut the house horizontally in half. Making a chest-high 360-degree swath around the house, he gave new definition to "split-level."
According to Highland County Sherrif, Ronald Ward, the only thing that was keeping the top half of the house in place is "gravity."
There is no estimate on damages yet. (yes, that is a picture of the house)
Mr. Rogers, please won't you be my neighbor?