Wednesday, March 31, 2010

even more great moments in planning

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brian regan: I walked on the moon

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

puzzling warning signs

shouldn't this be posted near the rest room?

beware of men falling off cliff?

no suicides from the cupola?

what are we doing to the kids?? (part 1)

Monday, March 29, 2010

'scuse me officer, can you please arrest me?

Last week, a young man with short blond hair and earrings stole two cell phones from a convenience store in Orem, Utah.  In the process of the theft, he managed to leave behind a slip of paper with an address on it.

The store management contacted the police and gave them a description of the thief and the slip of paper he left behind.

Naturally, the investigating officer immediately went to pay a visit to the address.   As the officer was on his way, he was flagged down by a driver who asked for directions-- to the address that was on the slip of paper. 

The officer then noticed that the guy asking for directions looked remarkably like the person who had been described by the store manager.

The man, now identified as John White, had the incredibly bad luck of asking for directions from the very officer who was looking for him.

John was arrested after the police found the two cell phones-- which he was still carrying.  Charges are pending.   [www_metro_co_uk]

Friday, March 26, 2010

I'd like $100,000 to go, please.

--Calling ahead to order pizza: good idea.
--Calling ahead to order tickets for a concert: good idea.
--Calling ahead to ask a bank to get a bag of money ready for you to rob: not-such-a-good idea.

This week Albert Bailey, 27, and an under-aged accomplice called a bank in Fairfield, Connecticut, and asked them to prepare a bag of $100,000 in large bills.  It was a robbery-to-go order.

They said they would be coming by soon to rob the bank. They threatened the bank employee and gave specific instructions to not place any dye-packs in the bag.

Ten minutes later, the two showed up at the bank to pick up their robbings order.  As you might expect, the police were waiting in the parking lot for them and promptly arrested them.

The two criminal geniuses have been charged with robbery and criminal threatening.

Police officer Sgt. James Perez said, "I would classify these individuals as "not too bright."   [www_metro_co_uk]

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why do I feel better when I watch others do stupid things?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

confusion on the menu

Is the Potato Salad made with rice?

for those who are liberal vegetarians

you'd never guess he's lip-syncing

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

poster boy for percocet: man stabbed 47 times and doesn't know it

Two dim bulbs do not make one bright one.

Rob Robinson had been living in Sharon Vilcek's apartment in Fenton, Colorado.  Last week, Sharon told Rob that she wanted him out.  Rob, who suffers from herniated disks in his back, told Sharon that he needed a day to pack his stuff and leave.

An argument ensued... and naturally, Sharon took out a knife and stabbed Rob 47 times.

47 times... and Rob didn't notice. 

It is unclear what finally tipped-off Rob that he had been stabbed.... but when he went to the hospital, he said he couldn't remember the incident.  He suspects that the reason he didn't know about the stabbings is because most of them were in his back, and he is on pain killers.

In a lucid recounting of the story, Rob explained, "Well yeah we were arguing. I mean she wanted me out of the house. And I'm like, 'Well, I have no place to go, and you've got to give me a little time to pack my stuff, and get myself out of here.' You know? 'Give me until tomorrow.' She came back and was asking me... ordering me to leave. I said, 'Well I have no where to go. I can't leave right now.' I said, 'I'm packing my stuff now, I'll be gone in the morning.'"

As for Sharon, she explained that she stabbed Rob 47 times in self-defense.  She is being held on $750,000 bail.   [www_bnd_com]

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living weird: Macropinna with clear dome head and tubular eyes

note that the two black dots on the front that look like eyes, are its "nose"... the eyes are inside.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

creepy or cute-- Riley the smiley dog

This is a picture of Riley... and it has not been doctored.

Riley is a bichon frise/poodle mix who seems to grin with both his mouth and his eyes.  According to his owner, Maureen Ravelo, of San Jose CA, Riley has such humanlike facial expressions, she frequently forgets he is a dog.  In addition to his grin, Riley also flashes a snobbish and a curious look.

Ms. Ravelo said, "The most unique part about him is he thinks he’s human like us,... He loves to sit up on chairs while we’re eating dinner and sleeps with us in bed... Sometimes, I wonder if he realizes he’s really a dog..."   [www_metro_co_uk]

Cute as he is, I think that having a dog look at me like that would creep me out.

more stupid on the police blotter

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Monday, March 22, 2010

more safety in the workplace

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sick of sending flowers? send pair of disembodied arms

yes, this is for real. visit

Friday, March 19, 2010

world's record: a hotel of cards

Bryan Berg, an American architect has broken the world record for the largest building made entirely of playing cards.

The building Bryan created is a replica of China's Venetian Macau hotel, the world's largest casino resort hotel.  He built the card structure inside the real hotel.

The building is nearly 32 feet  (10 meters) long and 10 feet tall (3 meters).  It was created using 218,792 playing cards or 4,051 decks. No glue or tape was used.

Said Bryan, "It's really like a real construction project because you have to engineer every single adjacency and every support that's supporting everything above."   [www_ananova_com]   [www_seemacaunow_com]

bizkit the sleep-running dog

Thursday, March 18, 2010

engrish signables of the bathroom sort

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stupidity in print





the question (upside down) is: “Which state has the most national parks?”

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

memo: drug dealers don’t accept American Express… or Monopoly money.

monopoly_money1222874286Sometimes, clueless people get exactly what you'd expect.   

For example, this week a 33-year-old man was pulled over in  at traffic stop in Wichita, Kansas.  The police noticed that he was bleeding from his head. 

The bruised-and-beaten man explained what happened to him:  he had attempted to buy several hundreds of dollars of crack cocaine from his drug dealer-- with Monopoly money. 

Oddly, the drug dealer did not accept Monopoly money as payment for drugs. So, he invited his customer back over to his house. 

Apparently not understanding the problem with his payment, the clueless drug-buyer went back to the dealer's house... which explains his bloody head. 

The man is not cooperating with police to find the dealer.   [www_metro_co_uk]

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