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  • Slate: Sports Kisscams are Sexist, Homophobic, Must be Banned

    04/21/2015 12:26:15 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 24 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 4/21/2015 | Thomas
    An older article from Salon that perfectly encapsulates much of the vitriol that is spreading around the internet lately. If you’ve ever been to a professional sports game, you’ve likely seen or perhaps have been a part of the Kiss Cam. Basically, the camera will pan for couples in the crowd and put them on the big screen, compelling them to kiss. Salon and internet ‘progressives’ have had enough. Salon ran an article in late 2013 calling the practice ‘Heterosexist and Juvenile.’ And that was just the headline. Author Mark Joseph Stern has decided to launch an attack on the...
  • Ex-cop charged with hiding corpses, including Farmington woman, in suitcases

    06/27/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 26 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 6-27-14 | Steve Karnowski and Dinesh Ramde
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. -- A former police officer charged in the deaths of two women -- one from the Twin Cities -- whose bodies were stuffed into suitcases and left on a rural Wisconsin highway met his victims online, according to police and a criminal complaint. Steven Zelich, 52, a security officer, was charged Thursday with two counts of hiding a corpse. He was arrested Wednesday, when detectives wearing hazmat suits removed large bags of evidence and a refrigerator from his apartment in West Allis, a Milwaukee suburb. Highway workers discovered two suitcases containing female remains June 5 in the...
  • Marijuana-wrapped arrow shot at Wash. jail

    08/29/2013 12:45:14 AM PDT · by South40 · 15 replies
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | 8/28/2013
    BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A man is accused of trying to get marijuana into a Washington state jail by attaching it to an arrow he shot onto the roof. A Whatcom County sheriff's employee saw the man step out of his pickup truck and use a bow to launch the arrow toward the jail's second-floor recreation area, but it missed its target. ((snip)) The sheriff says Jordan told deputies he had been aiming at a squirrel, but he couldn't explain why he needed to attach marijuana to the arrow to go squirrel hunting.
  • Burglar Breaks In, Cleans, Folds Clothes, & Cooks Dinner

    02/11/2012 9:58:23 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 13 replies
    Ann Murray, a South Bend, IN mother, came home Monday night around 11:30 and found a strange man in her apartment on North Lance Court. She thought she was being robbed, but instead the man, "had cooked some chicken and onions in a pot, folded my clothes and swept my floor," Murray says. That’s right – the burglar was making dinner, had neatly organized Murray's laundry and cleaned her floors. When asked if he did a good job, Murray laughed and said, "Yes, he drank up my orange juice, but it's cool, because he swept my floors and folded my...
  • Man Adopts His Girlfriend As His Daughter

    02/04/2012 10:03:59 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 18 replies · 1+ views
    A wealthy Florida man has adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend as a daughter in a move critics say will protect the man's assets during an upcoming lawsuit surrounding a deadly car accident. Polo Club Palm Beach founder John Goodman, 48, adopted his longtime partner Heather Laruso Hutchins in October, The Palm Beach Post reports. The strategy could shore up Goodman's wealth as he confronts a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Scott Patrick Wilson, The Associated Press says. Wilson was killed in 2010 when Goodman allegedly ran a stop sign. The trial begins March 27. Goodman had previously set...
  • FBI Uses Chain Saw On Wrong Door

    02/03/2012 8:39:11 PM PST · by FailDaily.TK · 22 replies
    Fail Daily ^ | 02/01/2012
    A Massachusetts woman says the FBI used a chain saw blade to cut through her door and held her at gunpoint for at least 30 minutes before agents realized they were conducting a raid at the wrong home. Judy Sanchez, of Fitchburg, says she awoke to heavy footsteps in the stairwell on Jan. 26 and walked into her kitchen in time to see a blade chop through her door. "I took two steps, face the second door, and I heard the click of a gun, and saying, ‘FBI, get down,’ so I laid down on my living room floor,” Sanchez...
  • Scientist: Earth Could Have "New Sun" Within a Year

    01/22/2011 10:06:34 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/11 | Aurelius
    People love to hype 2012 as the end of the world. It's BS, but hey, when it gets into the public consciousness, things stick. Anywho, a scientist named Brad Carter is predicting that the star Betelgeuse is expected to go super-nova very soon. If this happens, the sky that we look at could have two stars in it, even though Betelgeuse is 1,300 light years away. On the bright side, Carter assures us that we won't all die
  • Killed by a temper tantrum: Wheelchair man plunges .... after ramming lift doors

    10/10/2010 6:44:47 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail Online (UK) ^ | 10/8/2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    This is the horrifying moment a wheelchair-bound man plunged to his death down an elevator shaft after he deliberately rammed the lift door in a fit of anger. The Korean man just misses a lift in a shopping centre after the woman inside pressed the button to go down. As the doors closed a split-second before he reached the lift, the man, known only as Mr Lee, slammed his vehicle into them. The 40-year-old pressed the button to no avail and the elevator left. Mr Lee then reversed his vehicle slightly and drove into the doors again, making a dent....
  • "Honeybee Gunman" Hunt Ends: Police Officer Arrested For Illinois-Indiana Shootings That Killed One

    10/08/2010 3:33:59 PM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 6 replies
    CBS (Crimesiders website) ^ | 10/8/2010 | Naimah Jabali-Nash
    LYNWOOD, Ill. (CBS/AP) Authorities arrested a police officer Friday who they believe is responsible for a series of shootings that killed one man and injured two others in rural areas of Illinois and Indiana Tuesday. Brian Dorian, 37, allegedly approached his victims with peculiar questions, asking one man about honeybees and another about construction material, before opening fire at a work site in Illinois Tuesday morning, and later across the state line on an Indiana farm. ..... Dorian is a police officer in Lynwood, Ill., a town with a population of about 7,400 people on the Indiana border, said Sheriff's...
  • Close Encounters with the Loony Left [link-list vanity]

    03/04/2010 8:35:33 AM PST · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 254 replies · 2,981+ views
    Are they human beings, these leftists? Please join in providing links, headlines, and bizarre encounters with these strange beings [and the strange things they say about normal humans].
  • Rabbits Milked To Treat Genetic Disease

    01/20/2010 9:58:46 AM PST · by smokingfrog · 16 replies · 469+ views
    Sky News ^ | 01-20-2010 | Emma Rowley
    Rabbits could be milked on a mass scale if a pioneering medical treatment gets the go-ahead. The animals have been genetically engineered to produce C1 inhibitor, a protein that occurs naturally in the human body, according to National Geographic. People who suffer from the genetic disorder hereditary angioedema (HAE) do not produce enough of the protein and suffer from attacks of painful swelling in their soft tissues. They can even die from asphyxiation if the swelling affects their throat. Although the protein can be harvested from donor blood, stocks are limited and can carry the risk of a viral infection,...
  • Man pleads guilty to DWI in La-Z-Boy

    10/22/2009 5:22:00 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 11 replies · 757+ views
    A Minnesota man has pleaded guilty to driving his motorized La-Z-Boy chair while drunk. . . . Police said the chair was powered by a converted lawnmower and had a stereo and cup holders.
  • PETA cries seizure of sex dolls in Philippines [animal rights moonbats]

    12/27/2007 4:56:45 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 41 replies · 156+ views
    China View ^ | 12/27/07 | N/A
    MANILA, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- An animal rights group on Thursday blamed the Philippine customs for ruining their protest by confiscating inflatable sex dolls they planned to use for a global campaign against fowl cruelty. "The dolls were seized by customs officials when they arrived in the Philippines via U.S.-based package carrier UPS," the Hong Kong-based group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), said in a statement released by its Manila office. PETA said it was hoping to use the sex dolls in its campaign against Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) for abuses of chickens. "The sex dolls would...
  • Conan O'Brien's "Priest Stalker" Charged (Priest Accused Of Sending Threatening Notes)

    11/08/2007 1:10:44 PM PST · by mojito · 8 replies · 71+ views
    CBS News ^ | 11/8/2007 | Unattributed
    A Boston priest was arrested in New York City last week and has been charged with stalking late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien, New York City police said. Rev. David Ajemian has been placed on leave after he was arrested last Friday, the Archdiocese of Boston announced Wednesday. Ajemian, 46, remains in the custody of New York City police after he allegedly sent multiple communications to O'Brien over 14 months, police said. They said Ajemian was told to stop with the communications but did not, and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. CBS...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 1-5-2007

    01/05/2007 5:37:16 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 155+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 1-5-2007 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. This woman's bra just saved her life From a gunshot, but not due to strife It turns out the strap The bullet did trap Read the story, and then tell your wife!
  • Woman Charged With Malicious Castration

    12/29/2006 6:27:19 PM PST · by TFFKAMM · 28 replies · 668+ views
    (12-29) 18:18 PST Lillington, N.C. (AP) -- A woman was charged with malicious castration for allegedly attacking a man during a Christmas party, police said. Rebecca Arnold Dawson, 34, is accused of grabbing the genitals of a 38-year-old man during a fight that erupted early Tuesday morning at a party hosted by the man's girlfriend. All three were heavily intoxicated, Lillington Police Chief Frank Powers said. "I believe he needed more than 50 stitches to repair the damage, but he is back home at this point," police Cpl. Brad Stevens said Friday. "All we can tell you is that the...
  • VANITY - Weird news site for you all

    05/21/2006 6:53:19 AM PDT · by rotstan · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Karl's Weird News ^ | 5/21/06 | karlito
    Hi all - just a vanity posting here - a few months ago I created a blog dedicated solely to links to weird news stories. Please check it out - i hope you all find it entertaining:
  • Three Men Charged in 'Dungeon' Castration

    03/31/2006 3:37:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 22 replies · 664+ views
    AP ^ | 3/31/6
    Waynesville, N.C. -- At least six men came to western North Carolina, some from as far away as South America, to have their genitals mutilated in what police described Friday as a sadomasochistic "dungeon." Three men have been charged with illegal castration in the case, Haywood County Sheriff Tom Alexander and District Attorney Michael Bonfoey said. The sheriff and prosecutor said the victims were willing participants in the procedures. The men met through a Web site produced in North Carolina that published photographs of men engaging in sadomasochistic behavior at a house in Waynesville. . . .
  • News of the Weird

    10/29/2005 7:10:55 PM PDT · by saganite · 13 replies · 691+ views
    duluth news tribune ^ | CHUCK SHEPHERD
    The Ohio High School Athletic Association apologized to football player Bobby Martin of Colonel White High in Dayton after the referees barred him from a September game because he was not wearing the required shoes and knee pads. Martin was born without legs and plays on the punt return team, moving quickly around the field with his arms. An OHSAA official said the referees were just being overly cautious, but Martin said, "That's the first time in 17 years" that someone had made him feel disabled. CAN'T POSSIBLY BE TRUE • Inmate Scott Bolton filed a lawsuit in September against...
  • Homosexual Torches Home While Faking Anti-Gay Hate Crime

    10/18/2005 6:51:51 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies · 1,559+ views
    LifeSite ^ | October 18, 2005
    LAKELAND, Florida, October 17, 2005 ( – A homosexual man has been charged with arson and insurance fraud after setting fire to a home that both he and his homosexual lover lived in. Christopher Michael Robertson, 23, made the arson appear to be a hate crime, by spray painting “die fag” on the home’s steps before setting the building ablaze. The derogation was an apparent attempt to scare the man’s homosexual partner, Paul Day, away.
  • Woman gets pregnant after 'acrobatic joyride' (She claims that rollercoaster got her pregnant)

    09/13/2005 10:40:13 AM PDT · by Cowman · 255 replies · 5,525+ views ^ | September 12, 2005 | The Australlian
    Woman gets pregnant after 'acrobatic joyride' From: From correspondents in Hassloch, Germany September 12, 2005 FERTILITY scientists will be pricking up their ears at the news that a woman who had been barren for several years has conceived thanks to a ride on a particularly fierce rollercoaster. Nayade Elbing, 28, and her husband Arnold had been trying to have children for several years and had consulted doctors in the hope of scientific help in their quest. But according to their doctor, Thomas Gent, it was G-force, rather than hitting the G-spot, that made the difference. After making love at home,...
  • Drug Rocket Fails to Take Off

    07/06/2005 2:06:42 PM PDT · by GeorgiaFreeper · 30 replies · 1,851+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/5/2005 | Fox News
    Drug dealing really may be rocket science. Two accused methamphetamine traffickers apparently rigged up their car so that if cops closed in, a small rocket carrying their stash would pop up from the trunk and launch itself far from the long arm of the law. For some reason, the rocket never achieved liftoff when Missouri State Highway Patrol (search) officers pulled over Michael Ray Sullivan, 41, and Joseph C. Seidl, 39, both of Kentucky, on June 24 in Kingdom City.
  • Men Can Also Offer Their Babies a Nipple (Alrighty then..)

    06/16/2005 6:53:09 PM PDT · by fortunecookie · 111 replies · 1,809+ views
    ABC News ^ | Jun. 16, 2005 | By SHANNON ROGAN and EMILY KAGAN
    Men Can Also Offer Their Babies a Nipple Infants in the 'Sucking' Phase of Development Are Also Soothed by Father's Breast By SHANNON ROGAN and EMILY KAGAN Jun. 16, 2005 - It's Father's Day and daddy has taken the baby for a walk. A few steps from the house the baby starts to fuss, so daddy picks her up and offers her … his nipple? Strange as it may sound, an article published in the The Times of London suggests that when mom is not around, a man's nipple may be just as comforting to a crying baby.
  • Police Discover Naked Woman, Stolen Paint Van After Crash

    06/14/2005 5:37:41 PM PDT · by kingattax · 35 replies · 1,446+ views ^ | June 14, 2005
    Officers Sort Out Details Of Strange Events --- THORNTON, Colo. -- Thornton police are still trying to figure out the chain of events that led to the crash of a stolen van early Tuesday morning and the discovery of a naked woman driving it. Police were called to 160th Avenue and Washington Street at about 5:25 a.m. and found a company paint van upside down, with spilled paint everywhere. "The van is filled with paint and it’s all over the scene," said Matt Barnes, a Thornton police spokesman. Officers also found a naked 35-year-old woman with minor injuries from the...
  • Obese Woman Referred to Zoo for MRI

    05/30/2005 5:00:19 AM PDT · by billorites · 152 replies · 2,921+ views
    Fox News & UPI ^ | May 29, 2005
    <p>A 407-pound New York woman claims she is suffering severe pain because her obesity leaves her unable to get proper medical attention.</p> <p>Jennifer Walters, who is bed-ridden and cannot walk because of excessive weight, told the New York Post because she cannot fit into a magnetic resonance imaging machine, a doctor said she should go to the Bronx Zoo for an X-ray.</p>

    05/29/2005 7:03:06 PM PDT · by UnklGene · 77 replies · 2,415+ views
    TV GIRL SQUASHED MY BABY SQUIRREL - May 28 2005 A REPORTER sent to do a story about a baby squirrel stood on the fluffy creature by mistake and killed it. Inka Blumensaat wanted to tell how a pet cat had saved the orphaned squirrel by adopting it as her own. But the friendly rodent jumped on her leg as she filmed her report and she panicked and trampled it underfoot,breaking its neck. Heike Reher, whose cat adopted the squirrel in Lubeck, Germany, said: 'The reporter started leaping about like a mad woman. She squashed the squirrel completely. 'Everyone looked...
  • Man entering courthouse caught with drug stash [Way too funny]

    05/27/2005 11:04:45 AM PDT · by AppyPappy · 77 replies · 1,723+ views
    Posted 9:45 a.m. WILMINGTON (AP) — The man who walked into the New Hanover County Courthouse can't say he wasn't warned. Authorities said Jermelle Monte Canty, 20, entered the courthouse Wednesday afternoon with 14 bags of marijuana and 10 bags of heroin stuffed into his pockets, "He came around the corner, saw the security checkpoint and all of a sudden he had this big sign flashing on his face, 'I've got dope, I've got dope,'" McCarthy said. At first, Canty said the drugs weren't his and he didn't know how they got into his pockets. Then, he said they were...
  • A rock-throwing stranger throws a fit when arrested [Ernest T. LIVES!]

    05/20/2005 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 46 replies · 1,576+ views
    Wilson Daily Times [Wilson, N.C.] ^ | 5/13/2005 | Jeff Kennedy
    A rock-throwing stranger throws a fit when arrested An unidentified man is in Wilson County jail after having been arrested Saturday night on Interstate 95 with a pile of rocks between his legs. Sheriff's Deputy J.W. Bissette found the man sitting cross-legged in the emergency lane of I-95 near the 114 mile-marker with a pile of rocks between his legs. Bissette was responding to the area after receiving a call about a man walking north on the interstate who appeared to be intoxicated. On his way, Bissette received another call that the man was throwing rocks at passing motorists. As...
  • Red Falls Out of Favor As Teacher's Choice

    04/03/2005 1:18:32 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 22 replies · 671+ views
    AP/Newsday ^ | 4/3/05 | BEN FELLER
    Red Falls Out of Favor As Teacher's Choice By BEN FELLER April 3, 2005, 12:33 PM EDT WASHINGTON -- Of all the things that can make a person see red, school principal Gail Karwoski was not expecting parents to get huffy about, well, seeing red. At Daniels Farm Elementary School in Trumbull, Conn., Karwoski's teachers grade papers by giving examples of better answers for those students who make mistakes. But that approach meant the kids often found their work covered in red, the color that teachers long have used to grade work. Parents objected. Red writing, they said, was "stressful."...
  • Skinny Rapist Meets His Match

    12/19/2003 9:43:11 AM PST · by Johnny Gage · 24 replies · 352+ views
    WCCO News Online / AP ^ | 12/19/03 | Unknown
    Skinny Rapist Meets His Match Bakersfield Prostitute Strips Attacker, Takes Him To Police Dec 18, 2003 1:52 pm US/Central BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) A skinny rapist met his match in an angry, 275-pound prostitute, police said. Adrian Castillo Ramirez, 140 pounds, allegedly tried to sexually assault a 24-year-old Bakersfield prostitute who was nearly twice his weight. But she took his knife, stripped him naked and paraded him in front of other prostitutes, after asking how many of them had ever been forced into sex at knifepoint. Then she tried to take him -- still naked -- to the police station, reports...
  • Divorce court grants visitation rights - for dog

    05/19/2002 12:41:53 PM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 5 replies · 167+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | May 19, 2002 | A/P Staff
    Posted on Fri, May. 17, 2002 Divorce court grants visitation rights - for dog MADRID, Spain (AP) - A divorce court judge has granted visitation rights to a man who missed his dog.The judge in southeast Alicante province said the Spaniard gets the animal on weekends and his ex-wife has custody during the week.In the middle of their tug-of-war is a pint-sized pooch known as a griffon.The couple's name was not disclosed. They were described in newspapers as a middle-aged couple living in the town of El Campello.The verdict was handed down in March but only surfaced this week...
  • Bikinis are off-limits here - Malaysian government demands separate pools for men and women

    04/21/2002 4:38:10 AM PDT · by MeekOneGOP · 40 replies · 1,290+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 20, 2002 | A/P Staff
    Posted on Sat, Apr. 20, 2002 Bikinis are off-limits here Associated Press KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The fundamentalist Muslim government in a Malaysian state will ban women from wearing bikinis and from sharing swimming pools with men, a news report said Saturday.Hotels in the eastern state of Terengganu have been directed to build separate swimming pools for men and women, the Star newspaper quoted state tourism minister Wan Hassan Mohamad Ramli as saying."We decided, in the interest of Muslims, to separate the two sexes when it comes to swimming pools," the paper quoted Wan Hassan as saying.The Pan-Malaysian Islamic...
  • FR Daily Humor/Bizarre News Thread 04/18/02

    04/18/2002 7:51:34 AM PDT · by Texaggie79 · 58 replies · 427+ views
    Due to many requests, we are posting the Daily Bizarre news thread again. The reason it was halted is because of the lack of participation by FReepers. Some threads didn't even make it past 50 posts. So we will do a trial run to see how things go. Now back to humor......
  • Dead? Don't worry, you can still e-mail

    04/05/2002 2:09:12 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 23 replies · 191+ views
    The Charlotte Observer via Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | April 5, 2002 | Charlotte Observer Staff
    Posted on Thu, Apr. 04, 2002 Dead? Don't worry, you can still e-mailCharlotte Observer will send out e-mails for customers after they've been permanently deleted from among the living.For an annual fee ranging from $12 to $24, depending on the level of service, people can create up to 60 individual e-mails that can each go to as many as 25 recipients upon the client's death. The e-mails are filed away, waiting for the client to be called to the great's message seems to have struck a chord -- its Web site at had 102,714 hits in...