Monthly Archives: August 2007

‘Vatican air’ passengers’ holy water confiscated

‘Vatican air’ passengers’ holy water confiscated

This is asinine: The passengers on board the Vatican’s first flight to Lourdes may have been pilgrims in search of spiritual healing, but they still had to obey anti-terrorism rules, it has emerged, after several of them had their holy water confiscated. The Vatican’s new service, a Boeing 737 painted in yellow-and-white papal livery, took(…)

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Actual news headline: Russian police arrest man for stealing a bridge

Russian police have detained a 45-year-old municipal worker for stealing a bridge. The 5-metre span metal bridge disappeared from a river crossing in the Ryazan region, east of Moscow. Police said they tracked it down to the man, who had used his work truck to remove it and then chopped it up and sold it(…)

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Hungry sinkhole swallows family’s kitchen

ORLANDO, Fla. — A loud explosion heard inside an Apopka home led a family to a 30-foot sinkhole swallowing their kitchen, bathroom and other rooms inside the structure. Rodrigo Coronado, who is renting the home with nine other family members, said the structure could be heard cracking Thursday.Click here to find out more! Coronado spoke(…)

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China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

China’s Burning Man : Midi Music Festival 2007

From Ich Bin Ein Beijinger's blog The Midi Music Festival has become a real cultural phenomenon, drawing young people from all over the country and giving me increasing hope that the still-marginal rock culture has reached critical mass and momentum. This year, I hear there were 80,000 people on the first day, and the line(…)

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Tip for advertising marketers: Don’t come across as a stalker

Tip for advertising marketers: Don’t come across as a stalker

The Twingo. Little did its creators know it would become the cause of so much marital strife From article:  Hundreds of angry Dutch women have complained to car manufacturer Renault after receiving handwritten letters purporting to come from a unknown admirer who called them "darling", suggested meeting soon for a drink and signed themselves "lots(…)

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Puppies and Flowers : 3 yr. old vs. Monster

Puppies and Flowers : 3 yr. old vs. Monster

Via Neatorama: When this 3-year-old girl was asked what she was going to do if a monster came after her, the girl’s answer was far more intelligible than the recent Miss South Carolina hubbub. Link to YouTube 

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Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

Point, Click … Eavesdrop: How the FBI Wiretap Net Operates

The FBI has quietly built a sophisticated, point-and-click surveillance system that performs instant wiretaps on almost any communications device, according to nearly a thousand pages of restricted documents newly released under the Freedom of Information Act. The surveillance system, called DCSNet, for Digital Collection System Network, connects FBI wiretapping rooms to switches controlled by traditional(…)

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Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB, RIP

Hilly Kristal, founder of CBGB,  RIP

  Hilly Kristal, who founded CBGB, the Bowery bar that became the cradle of punk and art-rock in New York in the 1970s and served as the inspiration for musician-friendly rock dives throughout the world, died in Manhattan on Tuesday. He was 75. Continue reading 

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The art of Luis E Camejo

The art of Luis E Camejo

Installation at Havana Biennnial   Lots more work available on his website 

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Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely

Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely

According to Scott Beale at Laughing Squid:  Wow, this is a shocker. At around 3 am Tuesday morning at Burning Man 2007, during a rare lunar eclipse, the Burning Man sculpture was set on fire prematurely (it is normally burned on Saturday). The Black Rock City Emergency Services Department was able to put out the(…)

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Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk

Man With No Legs Cited For Driving Drunk

found photo: JPaul23 From article:  ABBOTSFORD, Wis. Two men, driving the same pickup truck, have been cited for driving drunk in central Wisconsin. Police stopped their truck in Abbotsford, Wis. recently and found 43-year-old Harvey Miller was steering the truck. Miller has no legs. Officers say 55-year-old Edwin Marzinske was operating the gas pedals and(…)

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Somebody dropped the ball — U.S. troops apologize for soccer ball with ‘Allah’ written on It

Somebody dropped the ball — U.S. troops apologize for soccer ball with ‘Allah’ written on It

found photo: lafrancevi From article: KABUL, Afghanistan —  The U.S. military regrets any offense it may have caused by handing out a soccer ball emblazoned with the name of Allah on it as part of a public relations exercise in Afghanistan, a spokesman said.

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Actual news headline : Kangaroo Injured In Low-Speed Chase Through Alps

Actual news headline : Kangaroo Injured In Low-Speed Chase Through Alps

photo: mummajinx Skippi Eluded German Authorities For Almost A Month After Escaping Zoo BERLIN Skippi, a wily kangaroo on the run since early August was returned to his home at a petting zoo Monday in southern Germany, but not after a chase through the German Alps that left the animal with a strained leg. The(…)

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Bill Murray terrorizes Stockholm in drunken golf cart escapade

Bill Murray terrorizes Stockholm in drunken golf cart escapade

photo: gailatlarge From article: On Sunday evening, Murray hit the town with some golfers who had participated in the Scandinavian Masters tournament. When the evening's festivities at Café Opera drew to a close, he hopped into a golf cart and made a beeline for his hotel.… The officer, who described Murray as "very pleasant", added(…)

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Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina explains why some US Americans can’t locate the US on a map and such as

Miss Teen USA 2007 – South Carolina explains why some US Americans can’t locate the US on a map and such as

Just watch it… Follow up:Miss West Carolina responds to Miss South Carolina   Thanks Brady! 

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Gone fishing till 8-27-07 — Precompression party

Gone fishing till 8-27-07 — Precompression party

No, I'm not going to Burning Man but hooking up with some folks who are on their way. Precompression as opposed to decompression party. I'm bringing my fishing gear to Siskiyou County — in case things get too crazy… hahaha. If you need a dose of puppies and flowers instantly, click here  When I get(…)

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Ouch! arcade arm wrestling game recalled after breaking several arms

Ouch! arcade arm wrestling game recalled after breaking several arms

TOKYO – Lose a game of chess to a computer, and you could bruise your ego. Lose an arm-wrestling match to a Japanese arcade machine, and you could break your arm. Distributor Atlus Co. said Tuesday it will remove all 150 "Arm Spirit" arm wrestling machines from Japanese arcades after three players broke their arms(…)

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More funny bathroom signs

More funny bathroom signs

Not quite sure what this means… Link to more  Previous funny bathroom signs 

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Looks like Ronald MacDonald is hanging it up

Looks like Ronald MacDonald is hanging it up

  Found here then click on public projects

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100 woman 100 meter stiletto dash.

100 woman 100 meter stiletto dash.

From Speigel online:  One hundred German women braved broken heels and sprained ankles in Saturday's second annual "Stiletto Run" 100-meter race in Berlin The distance was 100 meters. The field was 100 women. The prize was €10,000. The setting was Berlin. And the shoes were stilettos. Link

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