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  • Obama Campaign Mass Emails People Gifs of Obama Touching People

    08/24/2012 11:10:05 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/24/12 | Aurelius
    The Obama campaign is very busy sending people odd messages. Yesterday, the President himself described his fear of Mitt Romney. Today, a new mass email shows Mr. Obama touching people and their hands. Under the subject "High five," the message is just several gifs of President Obama trying (and mainly failing) to high five a group of supporters. Honestly, I don't know if the President knows what a high five is. It just looks like he's trying to squeeze children's hands sensually: Or simply missing every hand he's trying to hit: And naturally, the campaign pleads for money. Obviously Mr....
  • Sweden snow: Man 'survives two months trapped in car'

    02/19/2012 8:32:36 PM PST · by EnglishCon · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BBC News ^ | 02/19/12 | BBC News
    A Swedish man has survived being trapped in his snow-covered car for two months without food, police say. The car was found on Friday at the end of a forest track more than 1 km (0.6 miles) from a main road in northern Sweden. Police say the temperature in the area had recently dropped to -30C (-22F).
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • "When He Comes To Walmart He Gets Aroused." Man busted for exposure offers a novel explanation

    10/11/2011 5:59:25 AM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 29 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | August 10, 2011 | Staff
    A Louisiana man arrested yesterday for driving around a Walmart parking lot with his penis exposed explained to cops that “he gets aroused” when visiting the retail giant, according to a police report.
  • Disgrace: Pastor Makes Believe He was Navy SEAL, Aspects of Seagal Movie, GI Jane in Stories

    05/11/2011 10:03:49 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/11/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    It seems like people want credit for being heroes-- even when they are far from it. Now that Osama bin Laden has met his end at the hands of Navy SEALs, there are many that want to jump on the bandwagon. One case is a pastor from Pennsylvania, Jim Moats, who has been telling his congregation for five years that he was a Navy SEAL in Vietnam: Apparently at least part was based on Steven Seagal's 1992 film Under Seige: Among other things, Moats said he was subjected to waterboarding when he trained at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Virginia...
  • Male, female or neither? Gender identity debated at same-sex colleges

    11/08/2010 9:28:21 AM PST · by TaraP · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 8th, 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- When Kevin Murphy entered as a freshman at Mount Holyoke, a Massachusetts women's college, in 2003, he was female. By the time he received his diploma, he was male. Phillip Hudson, who attended Morehouse, an all-male historically black college in Georgia, calls himself androgynous, meaning he doesn't identify with masculine or feminine identity norms. The two men represent a debate that is brewing at some of the nation's same-sex colleges. For these colleges, which have historically defied boundaries and challenged the status quo, a new test of tolerance has surfaced: How are they handling gender identity?...
  • Woman Who Taunted Kathleen Edward is Arrested (Dang! This Is Bizarre.)

    10/15/2010 3:24:03 PM PDT · by devane617 · 41 replies
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 10/15/2010
    Police in Trenton say Jennifer Petkov was arrested today for 'assault using a dangerous weapon' and 'reckless driving' after she allegedly tried to use her car to run over a neighbor. This is the same woman who had been taunting a dying little girl, Kathleen Edward of Trenton, by posting disturbing photos on Facebook.
  • Tim Geithner: Prone to ‘Odd Fits of Giggling’

    09/06/2010 11:50:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    NY Mag ^ | 9/6/10 | Nitasha Tiku
    "Tim was organized and low-key, although given to occasional bursts of profanity and odd fits of giggling." —Ex-car czar Steven Rattner dishes on the Obama administration's views of Detroit during the bailouts in his upcoming book, Overhaul. No one was spared. According to Rattner, Obama asked, "Why can't [GM and Chrysler] make a Corolla?"
  • NZ judge orders 'odd' name change (9-year-old named 'Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii')

    08/07/2010 12:43:37 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | 24th July 2010
    A judge in New Zealand made a young girl a ward of court so that she could change the name she hated - Talula Does The Hula From Hawaii. Judge Rob Murfitt said that the name embarrassed the nine-year-old and could expose her to teasing. He attacked a trend of giving children bizarre names, citing several examples. Officials had blocked Sex Fruit, Keenan Got Lucy and Yeah Detroit, he said, but Number 16 Bus Shelter, Violence and Midnight Chardonnay had been allowed. One mother wanted to name her child O.crnia using text language, but was later persuaded to use Oceania,...
  • Census workers find SC man who had fallen in home

    06/10/2010 1:42:45 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 30 replies · 534+ views
    thesunnews ^ | Jun. 10, 2010
    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Columbia man who had been injured in a fall in his home nearly 24 hours earlier was rescued after two U.S. Census workers knocked on his door.
  • CA man gets prison for smuggling songbirds(what happens in CA doesn't stay in CA)

    A man who smuggled Asian songbirds into the country by hiding them under his pants during a flight from Vietnam to Los Angeles was sentenced Monday to four months in prison. Sony Dong, 46, of Garden Grove, was also ordered to pay $4,000 in restitution to federal authorities who are caring for the birds. Dong came under investigation in December 2008 when customs inspectors at Los Angeles International Airport found an abandoned piece of luggage that contained 18 birds, five of which were dead, and determined that he had checked it while boarding a flight in Vietnam. In April 2009,...
  • Gold looks weak: Astromoneyguru

    05/11/2010 7:47:54 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 18 replies · 346+ views
    Moneycontrol.com ^ | May 11, 2010 | Moneycontrol.com
    As per Lt Col Ajay Jain of www.astromoneyguru.com, May 11, 2010 is represented by planet called Moon and year 2010 is represented by Jupiter. Combinations of Jupiter and Moon create “Gajkesari” yoga may bring cool opening but trend is positive in Indian stock market. Today Rahu is in Dhanu Rashi, Mars is in Karak, and Jupiter is in Meen Rashi. Today Jupiter and Saturn are at “Kendra” to each other. Rahu and Jupiter are at “Kendra”, Jupiter and Ketu also at Kendra to each other. Venus is in Varashab Rashi.... Today as per financial astrology gold may show weakness in...
  • More than 5,000 Australians strip on the steps of the Sydney Opera House in the name of art

    03/02/2010 12:37:22 PM PST · by chuck_the_tv_out · 51 replies · 1,679+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st March 2010 | Staff
    More than 5,000 people turned up at the Sydney Opera House today to get naked in the name of art. Braving an early morning chill they shed their clothes, abandoned any embarrassment, and posed naked for renowned American nudist photographer Spencer Tunick. People came in all shapes and sizes and one heavily pregnant woman even postponed the birth of her twins so she could take part.
  • A Cure for Character

    02/28/2010 5:44:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 345+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2010 | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- Peter De Vries, America's wittiest novelist, died 17 years ago but his discernment of this country's cultural foibles still amazes. In a 1983 novel, he spotted the tendency of America's therapeutic culture to medicalize character flaws: "Once terms like identity doubts and midlife crisis become current," De Vries wrote, "the reported cases of them increase by leaps and bounds." And: "Rapid-fire means of communication have brought psychic dilapidation within the reach of the most provincial backwaters, so that large metropolitan centers and educated circles need no longer consider it their exclusive property, nor preen themselves on their special...
  • Caption Madrid Fashion

    09/29/2009 1:05:08 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies · 2,494+ views
    A model displays a spring/summer design by Carlos Diez during the Pasarela Cibeles fashion show in Madrid, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2009.
  • 'Dead' Baby Found Alive At Funeral Wake

    08/08/2009 11:10:17 AM PDT · by chuck_the_tv_out · 28 replies · 2,352+ views
    Sky News ^ | Saturday August 08, 2009 | Staff
    A father has described his shock at finding his 'dead' baby had come back to life when he said goodbye at the wake. Jose Alvarenga's son was born prematurely in Asuncion, Paraguay, weighing just 500 grams (17.6 ounces). The infant was pronounced dead on Thursday and officials put the tiny body in a box and took it to his parents house four hours later. Mr Alvarenga said: "I opened it to look at his remains and found that the baby was breathing. I began to cry." He hurried back to the hospital where his partner was receiving treatment, and nurses...
  • 4,500-Year-Old Skeleton Found on Italian Beach

    08/02/2009 9:05:41 AM PDT · by Doogle · 38 replies · 1,316+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 08/02/09 | FOX
    A well-preserved 4,500-year-old skeleton of a man was found on a beach south of Rome, Italian police told Reuters. The man is believed to be a warrior killed by an arrow in the chest, Reuters reported. Six small vases were also found buried near the man.
  • Math buffs awed by Odd Day

    05/07/2009 2:03:07 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 19 replies · 1,093+ views
    An interesting and shall we say ‘odd’ excuse has been found for celebrating the seventh of may! The man to do so is none other than Ron Gordon, the founder of ’square root day’! Gordon is a math teacher from the Redwood City,California and has pointed out that today’s date, written in the American format, 5/7/09, is one among six in this century. Gordon finds the day a perfectly odd, excuse to celebrate the day with some odd celebration! It is indeed an interesting numerical sequence, but Gordon is so excited that he is actually offering a prize of 5-7-9...
  • Time-out room on time out

    03/14/2009 5:45:10 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 18 replies · 775+ views
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | March 14, 2009 | Ian Fairclough
    A controversial time-out room at Windsor Elementary School is no longer in use, says the superintendent of the Annapolis Valley regional school board. "At this point, the room is not part of any student’s individual program plan," Margo Tait said. Citing confidentiality laws, Ms. Tait couldn’t say if that was the result of any decisions made with respect to eight-year-old Dylan Gale, a Grade 2 student whose family complained after he was placed in the room, which was a storage closet with gym mats taped to the walls for safety. Dylan has been diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and oppositional defiant...
  • Woman calls police after hubby, 82, takes Viagra

    12/04/2008 6:02:33 PM PST · by egannacht · 80 replies · 1,742+ views
    An 82-year-old Italian man who took a Viagra pill scared his wife so much she called the police. Giovanni di Stefano, from Palermo, was so excited his wife thought he would have a heart attack and dialled 999. "The police didn't do anything but their presence had the desired effect. He lost interest in his love life pretty quickly," said a family friend. Terrified wife Carla, 69, told police: "He is 82-years-old and so I thought so much love could have lethal consequences."
  • Question about Obama's birth certificate avoided by white house spokesman (VIDEO)

    11/30/2008 9:04:21 AM PST · by OL Hickory · 25 replies · 2,305+ views
    you tube ^ | nov 24th 2008 | sweetvaf
    NOTICE HOW HE ROLLS HIS EYES BEFORE HAND?
  • CBS News: Obama & Right-Wing Conspiracy Theorists

    11/30/2008 9:49:04 AM PST · by Deepest End · 124 replies · 4,944+ views
    CBS News ^ | Nov. 30, 2008 | Michael Schaffer
    They don't have political rallies to bring them together anymore, but it's no secret that a lot of people out there don't much like Barack Obama. The president-elect, according to his more fervent campaign-season detractors, has a raft of unforgivable faults: He's a socialist, a Muslim, an actual love-child of Malcolm X. His birth certificate was missing, his book had been ghost-written by William Ayers, and his wife, "Mrs. Grievance," as a National Review cover dubber her, was perennially on the cusp of getting caught ranting against the white man. The only thing keeping the Illinois senator's infamy from going...
  • Obama-is-so-dumb jokes

    10/30/2008 12:41:30 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 35 replies · 2,292+ views
    October 30, 2008 | me
    On an email list, my relatives annoy me by sending "Bush-is-stupid" jokes. Can someone compile a list of dumb things Obama has said or done (like the 57 states, choosing as VP the senator who got about 2 votes in the primary)? I'd like to annoy the Obama worshippers.
  • BERG RALLY - TODAY 3:00 PM - SUPREME COURT STEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/30/2008 8:47:25 AM PDT · by jzlouis · 38 replies · 1,865+ views
    Country First ^ | October 30, 2008 | MommaE
    RALLY AT SUPREME COURT FOR PHIL BERG!! THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008 AT 3:00 PM EST Everyone that can, grab your signs and please be at the steps of the Supreme Court at 3:00 PM this afternoon! The things to go on the signs will be listed below. We need as large a Crowd as we can get to be waiting at the steps of Supreme Court for Mr. Berg, the person meeting him at the Train Station as well as Will Bower who will be there to accompany him there. Fox News will also be at the Train Station and...
  • Great Merciful Zeus! PUMAs are winning Florida for John McCain!

    10/30/2008 9:15:39 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies · 2,213+ views
    hillbuzz.wordpress.com ^ | October 30, 2008 | hillbuzz
    NOTE: The below comes from one of the smartest two blogs out there for insight on polls (the other being Wizbang). Things have been unraveling for Obama since early voting began — just like in the primaries, Obama’s alleged advantage amongst his “youth army”, blacks, and yuppies is not turning up in the early vote “tidal wave” he was supposed to have. Obama spent TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars trying to drive early votes to him, but it’s not happening. Practically every Democrat we know has early voted — and all of them have voted for John McCain and Sarah...
  • Early Wednesday Ratings: Obama Ad Pushes Daisies Six Feet Under

    The Obama-mercial was fairly highly rated across the three broadcast networks (CBS, Fox and NBC) in the early metered market numbers. Between the three networks it scored an impressive combined 17.8/29 (household rating/share). http://tvbythenumbers.com/2008/10/30/early-wednesday-ratings-obama-ad-pushes-daisies-six-feet-under/7185 Anyone know how that correlates to number of household viewing?
  • Negative Obama Article Pulled: Truth Squad Hit?

    10/30/2008 7:12:03 AM PDT · by ehard · 6 replies · 938+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 10/28/08 | Jason Schwarz
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/1019...rket-headwinds Obama Billionaire Supporters Are Causing Market Headwinds by: Jason Schwarz October 28, 2008 | Market turmoil gets Barack Obama elected. He knows this and more importantly, so do his supporters. A survey released by Prince and Associates, shows that 75% of voters worth $1 million to $10 million are favoring John McCain, but of those voters worth more than $30 million, two-thirds support Obama. It's no secret that the majority of uber rich individuals despise the current administration and are willing to do whatever they can to get new blood into the White House; even if it comes under...
  • Official Urban Legend and Odd Presidential Election Predictors Thread, i.e. Sales of Halloween Masks

    10/19/2008 10:51:16 PM PDT · by MikeFrancesa.com · 6 replies · 736+ views
    I figured it would be funny to have a thread devoted to all of the strange supposed Presidential Election 2008 predictors. Please post a history of the ones you know and any news on how current ones are playing out.
  • Bad Habits (Alcohol & Tobacco) Key to Man's Longevity (Centenarian)

    05/22/2007 1:12:05 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies · 742+ views
    China Daily ^ | Updated: 2007-05-21 14:52 | China Daily
    CHINA / Odd News Bad habits key to man's longevity (China Daily) Updated: 2007-05-21 14:52 Zhang Shuqing, a centenarian in Pixian, Sichuan, has his own secret for long life - smoking every day and drinking liquor after every meal. Zhang, whose daughter died eight years ago, turned 100 on May 7. He lives with his nephew Zhang Chenggui. Zhang senior said he started smoking and drinking strong liquor when he was in his early 20s. Since then, he has smoked every day and taken a drink with every meal. According to his grandson Xu, Zhang has consumed 15 tons of...
  • THE CADAVER SYNOD: STRANGEST TRIAL IN HISTORY

    01/25/2007 11:37:17 PM PST · by Gamecock · 114 replies · 1,285+ views
    University Of Georgia ^ | October 31, 2001
    One thousand one hundred and four years ago a criminal trial took place in Italy, a trial so macabre, so gruesome, so frightful that it easily qualifies as the strangest and most terrible trial in human history. At this trial, called the Cadaver Synod, a dead pope wrenched from the grave was brought into a Rome courtroom, tried in the presence of a successor pope, found guilty, and then, in the words of Horace K. Mann's The Lives of the Popes in the Early Middle Ages (1925), "subjected to the most barbarous violence." For the past several centuries the papacy...
  • Tranny Sues Loehmann's for Bias (Transvestite barf alert-not a transmission)

    12/19/2006 7:06:49 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 17 replies · 744+ views
    nydaileynews.com ^ | 12/18/06 | Owen Moritz
    A transgendered woman who was told to use the men's room at Loehmann's has filed a complaint alleging discrimination by the discount retail chain. Jane Galla, who describes herself as a regular Loehmann's shopper, says in a complaint filed Dec. 1 with the city Commission on Human Rights and announced yesterday that she was denied access to the Chelsea store's fitting rooms and rest rooms. "I felt humiliated when I was publicly told to use the men's fitting room" in April, the woman said through a statement from the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. "I've been living as a...
  • 13-foot pet boa kills owner in Ohio

    12/17/2006 8:56:06 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 8 replies · 645+ views
    yahoo ^ | Dec 17 2006
    CINCINNATI - A 13-foot boa constrictor wrapped itself around its owner's neck and killed the man in his home, authorities said. An acquaintance found Ted Dres, 48, inside the snake's cage Saturday and called police, the Hamilton County Sheriff's office said. The snake was still strangling Dres when deputies arrived, and the officers had to work with members of an animal protection group to remove the reptile, the sheriff's office said. Dres' snake will be kept at an animal shelter awaiting instructions from police or Dres' family, said Andy Mahlman, spokesman for the Cincinnati Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...
  • 2051 space oddity: TV station aims at an alien audience

    10/03/2006 6:53:47 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 374+ views
    The Irish Times ^ | Sep 30, 06 | Derek Scally
    Eurotrash goes intergalactic tonight when two naked television presenters host the first programme conceived for aliens and broadcast to a star located in the Big Dipper, 45 light years away. Despite the English language title, the programme, Cosmic Connexion, as conceived by the channel Arte, assumes the aliens will have a working knowledge of German and French - the station's two working languages. The TV show has been conceived as an idiot's guide to humankind, or close encounters of the nude kind. The hosts will explain how the human body is created - thus justifying their own nakedness - and...
  • Freeper Kitchen: What "weird" foods do you like to eat?

    09/14/2006 8:41:11 AM PDT · by HungarianGypsy · 289 replies · 2,310+ views
    This thread reminded me of my dad. He was from Milwaukee, so garlic sausage, herring, cheese, etc., were things he loved. I mentioned that my dad would have herring and limburger cheese on Ritz Crackers every New Year's. He also liked sugar on his tomatoes. Once mentioned that he had eaten opposum (which everyone else at that dinner enjoyed until they found out what they had eaten). If it was different, he was going to give it a try. The weirdest food combination isn't so much. Just dill pickles and ice cream. I started that in high school. It just...
  • Modern Humans, Not Neanderthals, May Be Evolution's 'Odd Man Out'

    09/08/2006 7:50:32 PM PDT · by blam · 83 replies · 6,145+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 9-8-2006 | Neil Schoenherr - University Of Washington
    Contact: Neil Schoenherr nschoenherr@wustl.edu 314-935-5235 Washington University in St. Louis Modern humans, not Neandertals, may be evolution's 'odd man out'Looking incorrectly at Neandertals Could it be that in the great evolutionary "family tree," it is we Modern Humans, not the brow-ridged, large-nosed Neandertals, who are the odd uncle out? New research published in the August, 2006 journal Current Anthropology by Neandertal and early modern human expert, Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, suggests that rather than the standard straight line from chimps to early humans to us with Neandertals off on a side graph, it's...
  • Communist Political Takeover of America

    08/22/2006 4:37:45 PM PDT · by ritewingwarrior · 10 replies · 412+ views
    ritewingwarrior ^ | August 22, 2006 | ritewingwarrior
    On the ride home today a man called on the radio to talk about the slow and methodical move toward a socialist/communist political system in America. He referenced a book that every communist infiltrator in the country is given to follow. The Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics. The link is: http://www.geocities.com/heartland/7006/psychopolitics.html Part 8 is entitled, DEGRADATION, SHOCK AND ENDURANCE. The chapter explicitly illustrates how the process should be undertaken. "In order to be conquered, a nation must be degraded, either by acts of war, by being overrun, by being forced into humiliating treaties of peace, or by the treatment of her...
  • Man Missing After Pulled Into Ocean By Turtle

    08/11/2006 11:07:24 AM PDT · by Graycliff · 16 replies · 597+ views
    http://www.local6.com/news/9662353/detail.html
  • Britain's vainest man (Not sure whether this is a laugh- or barf-alert)

    08/11/2006 6:40:10 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 5 replies · 1,047+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12th August 2006 | JANE FRYER
    A sticky summer evening in a swanky restaurant in Marbella and I am poised for romance, excitement, untold wealth and a few dozen glasses of Cristal champagne. I've washed my hair, ironed my dress and put on some slap. The candles are lit, the music's on low, the waiters are hovering, and on the other side of the flickering flame sits my hot date for the night - self-made multimillionaire Scott Alexander. He, in turn, is trying to catch his reflection in the back of a dessert spoon. And fretting about it. 'I usually try on 20 or 30 different...
  • Poisoned Pigeons Create Hazmat Incident

    07/29/2006 8:32:03 PM PDT · by defenderSD · 37 replies · 874+ views
    WTOP Radio ^ | 7/28/06
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) - An attempt to control pigeons at a hospital escalated into a hazardous material incident as sick and dying birds falling from the sky forced a temporary shutdown of the emergency room. "Birds were coming down like dive bombers," said Schenectady Fire Chief Robert Farstad.
  • Checked-out chook brings rego relief [Translation: Dead chickens save drivers on car registration]

    07/28/2006 5:19:24 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 6 replies · 333+ views
    NewsTalkZB ^ | 07/28/2006 | Unattributed
    A dead supermarket chicken could save you up to $200. A Christchurch woman has revealed a loophole in car registration rules. The woman, who wants to remain anonymous, says it normally costs more than $260 to register her diesel vehicle. However if a driver goes to the Post Shop and asks them to change the vehicle's registration to a code 06, which is for a non-commercial hearse, then the cost drops dramatically - to just $58. Her friends told her the scam had been going on for years, so she went to a Post Shop to try it. She told...
  • Hot juicy burgers from a bioreactor. Yummy.

    06/28/2006 6:26:11 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 17 replies · 523+ views
    CNET Network ^ | June 23, 2006 | Kari Dean McCarthy
    I ate a field roast for dinner last night, because I am a vegetarian and those are the types of things we eat (carnivores often wonder). A field roast sort of tastes like meat and sort of looks like meat--but it's made of three vegetables and a grain, so not really. Still, no bunnies died in its making, except maybe when the underpaid field worker harvested all the carrots to make my roast. I thought the field roast was the ultimate in meat technology (note: fakin' bacon? Not good technology), until I came across this Wired News story about a...
  • Undies crack the high-tech big time

    06/17/2006 9:58:58 PM PDT · by annie laurie · 16 replies · 597+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | June 18, 2006 | Glynis Traill-Nash
    THERE'S been a lot of, um, movement in men's underwear lately. It seems Australian men are no longer content to pick between boxers, Y-fronts or Calvins. With new technical innovations and designs, it seems they are enjoying a little experimentation. "Australian men have always been a bit more adventurous with their underwear," said Paul Gould, general manager for Bonds. "At every point that we've given them something new, they've really lapped it up." Next up is the Bonds Everyday Active range, with cotton-Coolmax fabric that draws moisture away from the skin. Pat Rafter will be donning the tightie whities in...
  • Naked, Oily Man Attacks Police With Nunchucks

    03/30/2006 7:18:59 AM PST · by M203M4 · 56 replies · 1,032+ views
    wusatv9 ^ | 3/22/2006 11:29:40 AM | Jodi Mohrmann
    Police in Charleston say a naked man exposed himself to his neighbor, then later attacked officers with nunchucks. Police say 49-year-old Rudolph Claude Smith went next door to his neighbor's house to borrow some oil for a workout. While he was in the neighbor's home, police say Smith took off his clothes and asked the neighbor to "oil him up." According to a police report, Smith attacked officers with nunchucks when they came to his home to make an arrest. They also say the oil made it hard for them to get a good grip on him. He's now in...
  • Europe Still the Odd one Out in Global Growth

    01/03/2006 8:01:51 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 10 replies · 562+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 01/03/2006 | Leader
    Europe still the odd one out Tuesday January 3, 2006 The Guardian If the past year were judged by headlines alone it looks like a bit of an economic disaster. But behind rocketing oil prices, collapsed trade talks, tsunamis, hurricanes and (this week) cuts in Russian gas supplies, the world economy has been quietly going about its business of increasing wealth - with a good chance of it continuing this year. Once again the disasters that some economists have been predicting for years - such as the US imploding under its huge trade deficit or collapsing UK house prices -...
  • An open letter to my President (And troll gets instant reply from trigger happy Mod! Zot!)

    12/14/2005 1:45:30 PM PST · by Shalomar · 236 replies · 5,806+ views
    My life | Donald Robert Traill
    Mr President: I have nothing to hide, but perhaps the Secret Service does. I would not mind my interview tape being released, and will sign any necessary privacy waivers. Is anything on the tape sensitive? Perhaps. I do know my way around airport security; I ws certified to bypass it till Feb 2002. Maybe it's too sensitive because it would so drastically alter the picture of which agency had the clearest picture presented pre 9/11. Is it true what the agents said; that you hung up on them? The Truth not only sets free the Just, it always wins in...
  • CA: The governor's odd traveling companions

    11/15/2005 7:41:48 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 637+ views
    LA Times ^ | 11/15/05 | Jamie Court -FTCR
    GOV. ARNOLD Schwarzenegger is making a high-profile trade trip to China this week. It's supposed to benefit you and me by opening up Chinese markets for California goods. But the guest list is a dead giveaway: Of the 80 businessmen, government officials and others accompanying the governor, about two dozen are big-bucks Schwarzenegger supporters who have together contributed more than $2.5 million to his campaign committees. For many of these Schwarzenegger donors, this China junket is more likely to help their own companies than California. And in some cases, that might actually do the rest of us harm. Consider venture...
  • The mystery of the eye

    10/30/2005 9:21:55 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 30 replies · 1,536+ views
    NBC-2.com ^ | 10/27/2005
    LEE COUNTY? While watching NBC2 coverage of Hurricane Wilma about two dozen residents called the station reporting an unusual sighting. While watching a Doppler loop of Hurricane Wilma coming ashore, a number two appeared in the eye of the storm. In going back through the recorded Doppler loop, we found exactly what viewers were talking about. The image below was not altered in any way - it's a screen capture from the Doppler system. You can click 'play' above to watch the actual Doppler loop.
  • Brit dish: Beans on toast (idle curiosity)

    10/25/2005 8:35:12 PM PDT · by NickatNite2003 · 36 replies · 874+ views
    NickAt Nite2003 (me)
    I find my curiosity peaked, and am wondering if there is anyone here, familiar with british food and habits, to clue me in on the British meal of 'Beans on toast'. I've seen about four or so shows, over the last few years, referencing this dish, and i am curious as to what *kind* of 'Beans' are used, and is the oast dry or buttered before the beans are pouredover them? Are they Pork&Beans? Baked beans? some Brit brand of chutney laced beans?
  • Man Covers Himself In Bees, Does Push-Ups

    10/25/2005 1:51:14 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 13 replies · 333+ views
    NBC 4 ^ | October 21, 2005 | Staff
    TAEGU, South Korea -- A South Korean beekeeper covered himself in 260,000 bees on Thursday. The 43-year-old put 10 queen bees on himself, which convinced the rest of the bees to swarm on his body. And he didn't take the invasion lying down, either. He did a few push-ups and took a quick bike ride before the amazed crowd that gathered to watch. He said his time as a beekeeper has made him immune to bee stings, making the stunt possible. This also isn't the first time he's covered himself in bees. He also has bungee jumped while covered in...