Wednesday, September 30, 2009

fighting back: guerrilla signs

Do you ever get tired of seeing signs that tell you what to do or what not to do? Do you get tired of pointless signs? Some people are fighting back by posting "guerrilla signs." They are fake signs posted in real places:

via [www_telegraph_co_uk]

another demolition failure

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

lessons in auto safety

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proof-readers needed

memo: adjust your right ibdex fibger wheb typibg the lower row

Monday, September 28, 2009

Michigan woman ordered to stop being so helpful

No good deed goes unpunished.

Every weekday morning in Middleville, MI, a school bus stops in front of Lisa Snyder's home to pick up some neighborhood children. Unfortunately, a few of Lisa's neighborhood friends need to be at work before the bus arrives. So, Lisa has offered to keep an eye on their children for 15-40 minutes.

Each morning, 3 children come to Lisa's home to wait for the bus while their parents leave for work. Lisa is happy to do this for her friends and charges nothing for babysitting. The parents are glad for her willingness to help.

Apparently, that's a problem.

Last week, the Michigan Department of Human Services notified Lisa that she must cease-and-desist this helpfulness. They say that she needs to be licensed by the State of Michigan to provide that service for the three children. If she continues operating the illicit "daycare," she will be fined $1000 (and face further consequences if she continues beyond that).

Fortunately, one State Representative is trying to assist Lisa by creating legislation that will allow her to help her friends. The DHS will not comment on the case but undoubtedly will continue to be vigilant in protecting Michigan's children from helpful neighbors. [www_azcentral_com]

looking for a place to live?

located near the fire station, we hope. (look at the roof)

(formerly owned by the witch of Hanzel and Gretel)

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Friday, September 25, 2009

thieves use Facebook and MySpace to get caught

This week a pair of teens in Mary Esther, FL were arrested for burglary-- after the two went home and within an hour posted pictures of themselves on MySpace.

In the pictures, they were seen displaying the watches they had stolen from their local Sears. The post bragged about their escape from Santa Rosa Mall security: “Just got done running from dem crackers.” The two crime wizards have been arrested and will stand trial.

Those two actually seem a little smarter than Jonathan Parker of Fort Loudoun, PA.

This week, Jonathan, 19, decided to rob a home. As he committed the crime, Jonathan noticed a computer and just couldn't resist checking his Facebook status.

When the owners of the house came home, they found all the tell-tale signs that a burglar had been there: an open window, open cabinets and things out-of-order.

They also found that their burglar had used the computer.... and had not logged out of Facebook. Using the information on Facebook, police were able to track down Jonathan. He has been charged with felony burglary.

Jonathan on Twitter: "Finger printing me now. Officers seem nice."

Teens on MySpace story: [www_nwfdailynews_com]
Jonathan on Facebook story: [www_journal-news_net]

interesting names I wouldn't want

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

the moment of pain

(my legs don't bend that way)

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preparing for the end using the classifieds

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

report: inmates don't like everything about prison

Who would have guessed?

Recently, officers in two English prisons distributed "satisfaction surveys" to nearly 1000 men and women who were incarcerated in the prisons. The survey was similar to standard customer surveys used by restaurants and hotels.

The inmates were asked 41 questions concerning how they felt about their prison-stay and how the prison accommodations might be improved to make the prison experience a bit more pleasant.

Surprisingly, many inmates responded to the survey with obscenity and less-than-stellar reviews. Some also seem to have been somewhat uncooperative.

Of those who completed the survey, some inmates complained about:
  • being accused of crimes
  • the fact that they weren't allowed to go home
  • bland food
  • entertainment limitations
Accordingly, the inmates suggested that the prisons ought to provide tastier food, serve drinks, provide better newspapers and magazines and satellite TV.

The study, which only cost a minimal amount of taxpayer money, was money well-spent. After all, the insight that the survey provided was groundbreaking.

One officer, however, did not seem very enthusiastic. Officer Dave James said, "What did they expect? When you look at most of the people you get in custody I am not surprised by the comments they have left... These are people arrested for drink driving, burglary and rape and the police service as a whole at that time is unlikely to be their favorite cup of tea."

hmmmm. Maybe they shoulda talked to that guy first. [www_metro_co_uk]

a second gallery of bad (and misspelled) tattoos

...well were glad. thanks.

nope. I'm not.

they don't teach spelling at Clemson?

yes, it is.

...and neither do you.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

amazing stacking skills...

don't miss these grocery bargains

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Monday, September 21, 2009

the amazing artistry of Alyssa Monks

see these... photographs?

They aren't photographs. They are paintings by Alyssa Monks, a 31-year-old New York based artist. Alyssa's work is currently on display at the National Academy Museum in New York.

want to see more? (view slideshow)

Photos via
see Alyssa's story here. [www_telegraph_co_uk]

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