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  • Man arrested in drunken driving stunt after taking zebra, parrot on a trip to a bar

    05/23/2012 9:59:44 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 44 replies ^ | 5/23/12 | AP
    DUBUQUE, Iowa – An Iowa man stopped outside a Dubuque bar with a small zebra and a parrot in his truck has been charged with drunken driving. KCRG-TV reports officers arrested 56-year-old Jerald Reiter of Cascade on Sunday in the parking lot of the Dog House bar, where people had been taking photos of the animals.
  • Half-naked woman in hot pink duct tape attacks, injures 3 cops

    05/20/2012 8:10:28 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 67 replies
    KOMO News ^ | May 20, 2012
    <p>SEATTLE - A half-naked woman wearing hot pink duct tape attacked and injured three police officers in a bizarre incident Saturday night outside a lower Queen Anne bar, police said.</p> <p>The outlandish drama began at about 8 p.m., when the woman began stripping off her clothes inside the bar and sticking hot pink duct tape on her upper body area, said Seattle police spokeswoman Renee Witt.</p>
  • ‘Llama-Man’ Jailed After Nutmeg Induced Frenzy

    04/04/2012 12:17:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 30 Mar 12
    A 28-year-old man from Gävle in eastern Sweden, previously in trouble for his “llama-like” spitting in strangers’ faces, went amok while in hospital last summer, injuring staff in an alleged nutmeg induced rage. The man was behind a series of incidents in central Gävle in January, where he spat unknown people in the face “like a llama”, according to local paper Gefle Dagblad (GD). A month later, police arrested him on suspicion of harassing two sisters by sending them death threats and rude comments via text messages. The man was then held in custody by police until his verdict on...
  • Bride-to-be sacrifices wedding day to pay for £3k lizard chemotherapy

    03/23/2012 9:26:45 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 52 replies · 1+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Mar 22, 2012 | Gaby Leslie
    A woman delayed her wedding day so that she could afford chemotherapy treatment costing more than £3,000 for her sick pet lizard. Lizard fan Lizzie Griffiths, 25, made the huge sacrifice so that her bearded dragon George could undergo chemo – the first treatment of its kind for the exotic species in the UK.
  • Woman Claims Neighbor’s Energy Efficient Windows Are Melting Her Toyota Prius

    01/25/2012 8:42:52 AM PST · by jakerobins · 68 replies
    STUDIO CITY (CBS) — A SoCal woman says the energy efficient window installed in a neighbor’s condominium is melting the plastic components on cars parked in her carport. Heather Patron of Studio City was dealing with a mystery regarding her Toyota Prius. “The side view mirrors were melting,” says Patron. “Anything that was plastic on the car was melting.” Toyota told Patron nothing was wrong with the car. After having the mirrors replaced, she noticed the mirrors on the car parked next to hers were also melting.
  • 2 pajama-clad girls take stolen goat for walk

    08/29/2011 7:32:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 29, 2011
    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Everything went according to plan for two pajama-clad stepsisters who took a goat they'd freed from a Minnesota zoo for a late-night walk. Until they told the Mankato police officer who stopped them about 11:30 p.m. Saturday that the animal lived in their bedroom closet.
  • Harry Potter dwarf spared jail over juggler's hat sex act

    07/29/2011 1:30:06 PM PDT · by Stoat · 60 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | July 29, 2011
    A dwarf who appeared in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films has dodged a short spell behind bars for indecently exposing himself to a teenager on a train. (edit) The celebrity was shown mercy by Recorder Richard Bond despite having previous convictions for sexual offences, including an incident in which he clambered into the bed of a stage manager and his girlfriend. The 40-year-old's previous convictions also included a series of "random" and explicit phone calls made to women from a hotel room as long ago as 1995. (edit)It is understood that Read has recently been hiring himself out...
  • Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position

    05/26/2011 2:56:01 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies
    Economic Policy Journal ^ | 5-26-2011 | Robert Wenzel
    Barney Frank Admits Getting His Former-Lover A Fannie Position Robert WenzelMay 26, 2011 Rep. Barney Frank has admitted that he helped his ex-lover, Herb Moses, land a lucrative post with Fannie Mae in the early 1990s. Frank was, and still is, on a committee that regulated Fannie — but he called questions of a potential ethical conflict “nonsense, ” reports the Boston Herald. If it is [a conflict of interest], then much of Washington is involved [in conflicts],” Frank told the Herald last night. “It is a common thing in Washington for members of Congress to have spouses work for...
  • Katie may have leg up, but it’s not on news

    09/06/2006 12:23:48 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 94 replies · 3,993+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/06/06 | Mark Perigard
    CBS is spending $15 million a year on Katie Couric. That comes to $7.5 million per shapely leg. The new CBS anchor flashed her gams just a few minutes into her debut on the “CBS Evening News” last night. Couric opened strong. After a taped voiceover introduction from Walter Cronkite, Couric segued to stories on the Taliban’s growth in Afghanistan from correspondent Lara Logan and President Bush’s warning about complacency in the war on terror. Then it hurtled downhill. Couric interviewed New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, asking him to essentially translate what Bush had just said. Just a little...