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  • Divers find 106-year-old locomotive in Lake Superior

    10/06/2016 6:49:42 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 43 replies
    ClickOnDetroit ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ken Haddad
    A locomotive that derailed and plunged from a cliff into Lake Superior has been discovered after 106 years. Canadian Pacific Railway Locomotive No. 694 was discovered by shipwreck hunters in July, about 230 feet deep in the waters of Lake Superior, near Marathon, Ontario. The wreck claimed three lives on the morning of June 10, 1910.
  • My Opas (Vanity)

    05/06/2016 4:35:43 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 75 replies
    My Befuddled Brain ^ | May 6, 2016 | Me
    Reverse excerpt. Read less at
  • Found! The stolen delegates!!! (Vanity Inanity)

    04/09/2016 6:22:05 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 34 replies | April 9, 2016 | Me
    Delegates found duct-taped in Cruz's trunk! Closed circuit video of unaware delegate prior to being stolen by Cruz. Cruz even broke his thumbs before stealing him! (Reverse excerpt. Read less at my blog)
  • Caldera: Being Yanks’ traveling secretary is a trip

    10/21/2015 6:47:02 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 13 replies ^ | May 8, 2011 | Pete Caldera
    Ben Tuliebitz grew up a Yankees fan, attended Don Bosco and started working for his favorite club 10 years ago as a media relations assistant. "I didn't even know there was a traveling secretary until I started working here," said Tuliebitz, who quickly aspired to the position. Now, he's in his fifth season moving the Yankees from city to city. And no, there isn't an "assistant to the traveling secretary" position on the Yankees – the job George Costanza famously held on "Seinfeld" – but Tuliebitz does have an intern. Two years ago, that intern's name was Jason Alexander Ludwig...
  • "Blog River." [Hilarious sendoff of bloggers by the Canadian sit-com Corner Gas.]

    03/13/2011 7:54:10 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2007 | The writers of Corner Gas
    Just came across this show recently and have been laughing my @ss off. This particular episode is a must-see! The premise: Village idiot starts his very own blog, and the locals react. Hilarity ensues.Click the links below. Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IV
  • My House Celebrates Festivus

    12/06/2010 7:30:54 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 82 replies
    Me ^ | 12/6/2010 | Me
  • Blogger Does World's First Reverse Excerpt!!!!!!

    11/16/2010 5:40:31 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 99 replies · 1+ views
    Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews | 11/16/2010 | Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews
    Blogger Libertyprunejuiceflipnjokersweezlezipperflavornews astounded the world, or at least part of it, by self-excerpting his own blog, but then posting the entire thing on FreeRepublic!!! "This is a first for the blogosphere! Or at least part of it!" said one source. "This is like, wow!!!" said another source, but with more exclamation points. "What's next, a blogger making his own videos instead of stealing them???" he added, with extra question marks. "But if he reverse excerpts, how will he get blog hits??????!!!!!!" inquired another, while popping a valium. Meantime, stuned observers recharged their beebers in nervous anticipation of the potential fallout....
  • Saw the Soup Nazi! (And I got soup!)

    10/09/2010 1:34:11 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 35 replies
    Me | 10/9/2010 | Me
    Actor Larry Thomas takes a break with a couple of comely lasses while shooting a commerical at Zoup in Southfied, Michigan shooting a commerical at Zoup. While he was distracted, I helped myself to a bowl of the Chicken Pot Pie.
  • Bear ambushes hiker, attacks her iPhone instead

    10/15/2009 1:28:27 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 58 replies · 1,174+ views
    CNET ^ | 10/14/2009 | by Caroline McCarthy
    Bears have some awfully funny inclinations. Back in 2004 there were all those wackynews stories about the bear who'd downed three dozen cans of beer at a campground and proceeded to pass out. But this one takes the cake: this summer, when Vermont hiker Kris Rowley was approached by a bear and it kept following her, it proved more interested in chowing down on her iPhone. Rowley, who serves as Vermont's chief information security officer, tells "In a semi-panic, I threw the phone at the bear." The bear proceeded to ignore Rowley and started clawing at the iPhone instead,...
  • Gateway and Packard Bell is done deal

    10/09/2007 7:00:31 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 23 replies · 592+ views
    UK Register ^ | 9 Oct 2007 | Drew Cullen
    Gateway and Packard Bell is done deal By Drew Cullen 9 Oct 2007 04:29 Subject to regulators, workers etc. Gateway, the US PC maker that is to be bought by Acer, the Taiwanese PC maker, is to buy Packard Bell, the (once Israeli, then Japanese, now) French PC maker that was going to be bought by Lenovo, the Chinese PC maker, which (according to rumours) had outbid Acer, which also wanted to buy Packard Bell. Got that? Good. Gateway had already announced that it would exercise right of first refusal to buy Packard Bell: yesterday it said it had funding...
  • Vet Claims Docs Removed Wrong Testicle

    04/05/2007 10:00:02 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 48 replies · 960+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 4/4/2007 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Air Force veteran filed a federal claim after undergoing an operation at a Veterans Administration hospital in which a healthy testicle was removed instead of a potentially cancerous one. Benjamin Houghton, 47, was to have had his left testicle removed on June 14 at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center because there was a chance it could harbor cancer cells. It also was atrophied and painful. But doctors mistakenly removed the right testicle, according to medical records and the claim, which seeks $200,000 for future care and unspecified damages. "At first I thought it...
  • (Keith) Butler Airs First Campaign Ad (Michigan Senate Race)

    07/07/2006 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 671+ views
    Keith Butler for Senate web site ^ | 7-7-06 | Keith Butler for Senate
    BUTLER AIRS FIRST CAMPAIGN AD The ad entitled “A Little Help” features Keith Butler talking about why he is running for the U.S. Senate and the change we need from the career politicians and special interest groups in Washington D.C.
  • Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa

    05/17/2006 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 125 replies · 4,014+ views
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | 5/17/-06 | WXYZ TV Detroit
    Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa By Cheryl Chodun Web produced by Seth Myers May 17, 2006 A group of FBI investigators is searching a wooded area in the vicinity of Milford and Wixom in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters’ leader Jimmy Hoffa. Investigators have cordoned off a section of woods where the bones of the long-missing union official may lie. Hoffa was last seen at the Mocas Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township in July 1975. Speculation regarding his whereabouts – or his body’s whereabouts – certainly comes and goes. Recently, a mob hitman named...
  • Vanity - "I met Lech Walesa tonight!" (by a soon to be new FReeper)

    04/07/2006 12:19:43 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 47 replies · 551+ views
    Me ^ | 4/7/06 | A friend
    This was e-mailed by a friend in Indiana who is a budding political activist. I thought it worth posting as way of introducing him to the forum. I didn't edit anything. Hell, I didn't even read it. Anyway, please be nice. **************************** Good friends, Well okay, "met" is a bit much, but I listened to him speak at Purdue, and really enjoyed it. He was a great speaker, very humble, humorous, and tactful. I can easily see him atop a bulldozer, inspiring dock-workers to risk their lives for freedom. It's a rare privilege to be in the presence of true...
  • Vanity: Things I learned while watching War of The Worlds (Caution: Possible spoilers).

    07/04/2005 1:46:29 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 90 replies · 2,177+ views
    Me ^ | 7/4/05 | Me
    Caution: Possible spoilers! . Things I learned while watching War of the Worlds 1. You can be a master crane operator at a shipyard, but your skills will have absolutely no use during an attack by Martians. 2. If you give your neighborhood mechanic advice on how to fix a car, that car will be the only working car following a Martian attack and will have the keys in it, waiting for you to come along with your kids. 3. No matter how much panic ensues, you and your kids will be able to drive a steady 60 mph, weaving...
  • Parents of son charged in beating may lose girl (Religion of "Peace" - Madison Heights, Michigan)

    06/22/2005 7:36:39 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 33 replies · 802+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | June 22, 2005 | Mike Martindale
    Madison Hts. pair could lose daughter for delaying treatment for broken back; her brother faces charge. The Oakland County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday will attempt to permanently end the parental rights of a Madison Heights couple who police say neglected to seek medical help for their daughter after her older brother allegedly beat her over her relationship with a non-Muslim boy.
  • Dallas officer admits bribe

    04/12/2005 3:31:05 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 21 replies · 544+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | April 11, 2005 | TANYA EISERER
    A fired Dallas police officer with a lengthy disciplinary record has admitted taking a bribe and agreed to surrender his peace officer's license as part of a plea deal. Frank Hasty, 41, took a bribe from a police informant posing as a drug dealer who wanted help ripping off Houston dealers, prosecutors said. Mr. Hasty must serve eight years of probation, pay a $1,500 fine and permanently surrender his peace officer's license.
  • Pastor considers Senate run [Michigan - Seeks Stabenow seat in 2006]

    01/02/2005 5:16:47 PM PST · by Larry Lucido · 28 replies · 1,017+ views
    The Detroit News ^ | January 2, 2005 | George Weeks
    Pastor considers Senate run Church founder and GOP-backer the Rev. Keith Butler sets sights on Stabenow's seat. By George Weeks / The Detroit News The Rev. Keith A. Butler, a former Detroit councilman who has helped Republican candidates for governor and president, is considering running against first-term U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow in 2006.
  • State warns on wild game [Michigan - dioxin contamination]

    09/14/2004 9:30:56 AM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 17 replies · 333+ views
    The Saginaw News ^ | September 14, 2004 | AP
    Four state agencies are warning against eating wild game downstream from Midland's Dow Chemical Co. complex, saying dioxin levels have become dangerous. However, others claim the dioxin warnings are exaggerated. The state Departments of Community Health, Department of Agriculture, Environmental Quality and Natural Resources issued an advisory today against eating wild turkey meat or deer liver and urged consumers to limit consumption of venison and squirrel harvested in or near at least 22 miles of the floodplain along the Tittabawassee River. Although numerous advisories exist for fish tainted with toxic chemicals, it is only the second time the state has...
  • Five Dead in House Fires in Detroit Area [murder-suicide]

    08/29/2004 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 7 replies · 593+ views
    Guardian ^ | August 30, 2004 | AP
    Five Dead in House Fires in Detroit Area Monday August 30, 2004 12:01 AM WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Flames broke out in two Detroit-area homes Sunday, killing five people, including three members of a family, authorities said. Police officer Michael Waleskowki, 40, his wife and their 10-year-old son died in a blaze in Waterford Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit, Deputy Chief Ben McCaw said. The names of the wife and son were not immediately available. Authorities were investigating the blaze Sunday and would not say whether it was suspicious. The home was engulfed in flames when authorities...