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Title: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on September 28, 2015, 01:03:26 PM
We don't have a section for the really stupid stuff. The stuff that makes you shake your head in disbelief, laugh at the workings of insta-karma or just stretch the bounds of the ridiculous. Yet we do all need a laugh.

So - post 'em here if you find one!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on September 28, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
Man shoots himself in the balls after being caught relieving himself by police

Another day, and yet another example of karma working its wicked way once again.

A man who was caught urinating in the street accidentally shot himself in the privates while attempting to get rid of a gun he was carrying.

Javier Thomas, 26, was caught relieving himself in a Brooklyn street in the early hours of Saturday, and immediately attempted to throw away his 9-mm Glock pistol.

But he was left in agony when he accidentally pulled the trigger and shot himself in the privates, police said.

Thomas was taken to Kings County Hospital with a non-life threatening wound, and was later arrested on charges of weapon possession and reckless endangerment.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2015/09/28/man-shoots-himself-in-the-balls-after-being-caught-relieving-himself-by-police-5411260/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on September 29, 2015, 09:52:31 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on September 29, 2015, 10:39:48 AM
He can always "self-deport" himself to heaven.

Just sayin'.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on September 30, 2015, 01:46:24 AM
Man spies spider on his car as he prepares to pump gas. He decides to rid himself of the pest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKrmvM-3hzw

Now that's arachnophobia.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 01, 2015, 06:31:54 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 02, 2015, 07:21:21 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on October 02, 2015, 09:51:25 AM
Hey, at least she's not carrying a gun!

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on October 02, 2015, 10:08:58 AM

Reality is stranger than fiction... **nononono*  just look at the absurd reality of Obama elected president, makes a deal to give Iran nuclear weapons, and his opposition party instead of stopping him, drafted legislation to help him subvert the constitution's treaty provision!  :thud:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 03, 2015, 06:37:55 PM
Woman runs red light and almost causes crash, begins dancing on roof of car she nearly collided with

After almost colliding with a black saloon in the middle of a busy intersection, a woman in Guangdong for reasons unknown got off her scooter and began dancing on top of the car she very nearly crashed into.

According to Chinaso, at around 7 a.m. this morning eyewitnesses reported seeing a woman running a red light at a busy junction in Meizhou city, Guangdong province. After almost colliding with the car, everyone expected the driver to emerge and begin yelling at the woman, but instead the car remained stationary in the middle of the road.

Seemingly incensed by the fact that the driver refused to reveal himself, the woman dismounted her scooter, got on top of the car and started dancing, much to the disbelief of everyone in the vicinity.

This scene apparently went on for some time, causing a large traffic jam around the intersection. Only once police had been called did the woman finally call it a day and get off the car.

After the black saloon had driven away, the woman then decided to lie down in the middle of the road, oblivious to all the cars passing through the busy junction. After a further 10 minutes police arrived and moved the woman along.

http://shanghaiist.com/2015/10/03/woman_dances_on_car_roof_in_busy_intersection.php

 :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 03, 2015, 06:44:05 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on October 04, 2015, 01:35:35 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 04, 2015, 06:27:06 PM
India police charge toddler with 'theft and trespassing'

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have been left red-faced after charging a toddler with theft.

Two-year-old Ravi had been named in a police complaint along with three men, one of whom was his relative.

Police attempted to arrest the toddler on Tuesday - causing his alarmed father to take Ravi to the district court, where he explained the situation to senior police officers, reports said.

Ravi's name was taken off the complaint after the senior officers intervened.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-34412306
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 05, 2015, 10:57:33 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 05, 2015, 11:08:58 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on October 05, 2015, 11:20:52 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EdinVA on October 05, 2015, 11:36:49 AM
They need to start making a four-wheel drive motorized wheelchair.  I see people driving these things everywhere, like you would a car.  Came around a blind curve on a State highway one evening at dusk, at a good clip - and there, right in front of me in the middle of the lane (no reflectors or lights) was a guy in a motorized wheelchair.  I had to slam on my brakes to keep from hitting him. 

I understand that the wheelchairs give people independence and mobility - but they are not cars and should not be treated as such.  That said, glad they found the guy in time!

 

Here you go Alice....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnzNY7X2dNE
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on October 05, 2015, 11:44:47 AM
I want one of those!

I wonder how long before someone blocks the aisle at Walmart with one of those?   :smokin:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on October 05, 2015, 03:38:41 PM
We don't have a section for the really stupid stuff. The stuff that makes you shake your head in disbelief, laugh at the workings of insta-karma or just stretch the bounds of the ridiculous. Yet we do all need a laugh.

So - post 'em here if you find one! 


This should be interesting . . . AND fill up fast!   :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 06, 2015, 08:22:02 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on October 06, 2015, 04:18:37 PM
"A serial flasher has been jailed after a prostitute appeared in court last minute and gave a detailed description of his penis."

Did it bend like you know whose?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on October 06, 2015, 04:34:26 PM

A penis line-up? That's beyond ridiculous, that's bizarre.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on October 06, 2015, 08:43:45 PM
"A penis line-up? That's beyond ridiculous, that's bizarre."

What was the name of that movie where a female high school gym teacher wanted to inspect the penises of all the boys in the school so she could identify who had been spying on the girl's shower? (He had exposed himself though his peep hole).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 06, 2015, 08:58:53 PM
One of the Porkys ones? Seems familiar.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 08, 2015, 11:05:23 AM
Man has six inch long dagger stuck in his rear while trying to remove piles in DIY operation

    WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
    Patient was taken to hospital in Hangzhou, China, yesterday
    A dagger could be seen sticking out from the man's backside
    He claimed he sat on the blade by accident while trying to remove piles
    Surgeons have extracted the knife but failed to find haemorrhoids   


A Chinese man has a six-inch-long dagger removed from his rear yesterday after it got stuck there by accident.

The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, said he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reportedPeople's Daily Online

However, doctors from Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital in Hangzhou, eastern China, said they didn't find any haemorrhoids on Mr Yan.

Removed: Doctors successfully extracted the sharp object (pictured) yesterday from the patient's body

Mr Yan was taken to the hospital by his colleagues at around 11am on October 7.

He is reported to be in his 50s and comes from Jiangsu province. He works as a dishwasher at a restaurant in Hangzhou.

Hospital staff said the patient was in great pain when he was sent to the emergency room and the handle of a dagger could be seen sticking out from his backside.

An unnamed colleague, who sent Mr Yan to the hospital, told Zhejiang Television Station: 'A colleague of his called me and said [Mr Yan] was sleeping and couldn't come to work today.

'He said a knife is sticking out from [Mr Yan's] rear.'

Mr Yan's colleagues decided to rush him to the hospital.

Mr Yan told a local reporter that he had been suffering from haemorrhoids for more than 10 years.

The pain became unbearable yesterday morning so he decided to 'chop them off' by himself with a dagger.

He said he carried out the operation by squatting down in front of a mirror, but he lost his balance at one point and sat on the blade by accident.

After checking the patient, an emergency room doctor said: 'We need to see if the dagger has pierced the rectum or the colon. If the intestines are fine, then we will remove it directly.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3264936/Man-six-inch-long-dagger-stuck-rear-trying-remove-piles-DIY-operation.html

Look, I KNOW washing dishes is boring, but THAT boring?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 10, 2015, 08:50:25 AM
Stowaway opossum flown back to Toronto area after hitching a ride to Calgary

 A furry traveller is back home in the Toronto area  after hitching a ride to Calgary from Brampton, Ont.

A Virginia opossum somehow managed to hide in a truck carrying goods out of the city, approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

When the truck arrived in Calgary on Sept. 19, crews unpacking the goods discovered the small stowaway.

"When the opossum was found he was thin and dehydrated, but miraculously still alive," the Toronto Wildlife Centre said in a statement on Thursday.

It was treated in Calgary and arrangements were made for the critter to be flown back to Ontario for further care.

The Toronto Wildlife Centre said the opossum arrived in the Greater Toronto Area on Friday afternoon.

Toronto officials said it was decided that the opossum should be brought back because the species is not found in Calgary.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/stowaway-opossum-flown-back-to-toronto-area-after-hitching-a-ride-to-calgary-1.2602910

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

It's a frigging carnivorous RAT!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on October 10, 2015, 09:06:43 AM

Even carnivorous rats deserve our special love... and a seat on a jetliner.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on October 10, 2015, 04:54:08 PM
Back to Toronto, eh? Has the possum made any statement as to which sex it identifies with?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: PzLdr on October 12, 2015, 11:48:54 PM
Stowaway opossum flown back to Toronto area after hitching a ride to Calgary

 A furry traveller is back home in the Toronto area  after hitching a ride to Calgary from Brampton, Ont.

A Virginia opossum somehow managed to hide in a truck carrying goods out of the city, approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Toronto.

When the truck arrived in Calgary on Sept. 19, crews unpacking the goods discovered the small stowaway.

"When the opossum was found he was thin and dehydrated, but miraculously still alive," the Toronto Wildlife Centre said in a statement on Thursday.

It was treated in Calgary and arrangements were made for the critter to be flown back to Ontario for further care.

The Toronto Wildlife Centre said the opossum arrived in the Greater Toronto Area on Friday afternoon.

Toronto officials said it was decided that the opossum should be brought back because the species is not found in Calgary.

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/stowaway-opossum-flown-back-to-toronto-area-after-hitching-a-ride-to-calgary-1.2602910

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

It's a frigging carnivorous RAT!

It's not a rat. It's a marsupial [the only one in North America, I believe].
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on October 13, 2015, 07:51:14 AM
It's not a rat. It's a marsupial [the only one in North America, I believe].

Was artistic license, take a joke.  ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 14, 2015, 10:27:02 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on October 14, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
How can someone be that stupid and still be able to drive? 

 :silly:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 15, 2015, 03:47:43 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 16, 2015, 04:41:13 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: andy58-in-nh on October 16, 2015, 04:57:00 PM
I have heard several of my fellow gun-owners swear that Hoppe's Gun Oil possesses aphrodisiac qualities, but this is carrying things a bit too far...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on October 16, 2015, 05:04:58 PM
WD-40 for me. There's just something about the smell ....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: HAPPY2BME on November 21, 2015, 12:37:40 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: HAPPY2BME on November 21, 2015, 12:48:10 AM
Phuc Dat Bich: Man posts passport to Facebook to prove his name is real

(http://img.ifcdn.com/images/f63fe79016df9d64281fee41b3bab826b5883c8c3f47a089db161c1d25bb2aa8_1.jpg)

A Vietnamese-Australian called Phuc Dat Bich has spoken of his anger after repeatedly being blocked by Facebook.

The 23-year-old, whose name according to the Evening Standard is pronounced Phoo Da Bic, has posted an image of his passport on the social media site after it banned him several times.

His picture of proof, and its accompanying message, has been shared more than 123,000 times.

"I find it highly irritating the fact that nobody seems to believe me when I say that my full legal name is how you see it," he said.

"I've been accused of using a false and misleading name of which I find very offensive."

He went on to explain that his frustration was due to what he suggested was a lack of understanding in the West for names which appear amusing to some.

"Is it because I'm Asian? Is it?" he asked in the post.

"Having my (Facebook) shut down multiple times and forced to change my name to my 'real' name, so just to put it out there. My name.

"Yours sincerely, Phuc Dat Bich".

It is not the first time Facebook has blocked users from their profile accounts as a result of their name.

Most recently, a woman whose first name is Isis said Facebook would not let her sign in - tweeting that the social media site thought she was "a terrorist".
A man who changed his name to Something Long and Complicated - from William Wood - was blocked in October this year by the site.

Members of the Native American community have also reported having their accounts suspended, as well as members of the drag queen community.

Facebook's chief product officer, Chris Cox, issued an apology on the site after the latest incident.

The social media giant has an authentic name policy in place to make its users accountable for what they say.

http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?p=10137483
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on November 26, 2015, 12:05:26 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on November 29, 2015, 12:04:59 AM
"Brazilian police hunt Santa Claus who stole Sao Paulo helicopter"

Oh, I don't know. I just like the headline.

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/brazilian-police-hunt-santa-claus-stole-sao-paulo-233747099.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on December 02, 2015, 09:01:37 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: PzLdr on December 02, 2015, 10:07:53 AM
Guess he couldn't blame Vader, Vader being dead and all.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on December 28, 2015, 08:50:23 AM
Meet The Couple Who Stayed Together When The Husband Became A Woman - Then Invited A Third Lover To Join Them

It's pretty much as ridiculous as it sounds.

http://uk.r24.co/p/125
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on December 28, 2015, 10:01:13 AM
Meet The Couple Who Stayed Together When The Husband Became A Woman - Then Invited A Third Lover To Join Them

It's pretty much as ridiculous as it sounds.

http://uk.r24.co/p/125

They'll be adopting children next, God help the children!   :0001:



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on December 28, 2015, 01:49:45 PM
Man killed on Christmas Day after blowing up condom machine..

A man has died after trying to blow up a condom vending machine.

The 29-year-old was hit on the head by a piece of shrapnel after blowing up the device in Schoeppingen, near Munster, Germany.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/28/man-29-dies-after-trying-to-blow-up-condom-vending-machine-5587970/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on December 28, 2015, 02:02:19 PM

The 29-year-old got more head than he planned on.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on December 28, 2015, 02:45:36 PM
Man killed on Christmas Day after blowing up condom machine..

A man has died after trying to blow up a condom vending machine.

The 29-year-old was hit on the head by a piece of shrapnel after blowing up the device in Schoeppingen, near Munster, Germany.

http://metro.co.uk/2015/12/28/man-29-dies-after-trying-to-blow-up-condom-vending-machine-5587970/

Moral of the story: when blowing anything, always use proper protection, and watch for flying debris.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 04, 2016, 07:59:46 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on January 04, 2016, 09:53:31 PM
"Preachers argue for private jets because demons travel on normal ones"

For fairness and balance on this story be sure to read:

"New Obama vacation costs uncovered; They now exceed $70 million"
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,189004.0/topicseen.html

Also bear in mind that Copeland, Creflo Dollar, and Jesse Duplantis get their money from the voluntary donations of their supporters, who may be fools, but it's their money. When it comes to Obama he gets his money through coercing the taxpayers, including you.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EdinVA on January 06, 2016, 01:25:42 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on January 06, 2016, 01:40:39 PM
http://wjla.com/news/local/abc7-news-crew-robbed-while-attending-anti-robbery-press-conference-in-dc (http://wjla.com/news/local/abc7-news-crew-robbed-while-attending-anti-robbery-press-conference-in-dc)

Technically, what occurred was a burglary, not a robbery.

Just want to keep the record straight.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 07, 2016, 07:59:33 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 08, 2016, 05:54:06 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on January 08, 2016, 07:02:30 PM

Well...

Well.

Okay, I can't come up with a comment. Except to say I wouldn't want my sex life to be a matter of public curiosity. I value modesty and my privacy too much.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on January 08, 2016, 07:11:12 PM
42 years old and still a virgin.  I just wonder if this bionic penis enables him to "feel" what's going on? 

Just curious.   :shrug:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on January 08, 2016, 07:17:50 PM
Why only 8 inches?

If I had a bionic penis, I would want a dial to be able to adjust length and girth. Then I would let the woman adjust it to her preference.

Just an idle thought.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on January 08, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
Why only 8 inches?

If I had a bionic penis, I would want a dial to be able to adjust length and girth. Then I would let the woman adjust it to her preference.

Just an idle thought.

Oh my!   ***cool cat***

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 09, 2016, 06:52:13 AM
See above ridiculous news story for full effect:

The man with a bionic penis was in a bad car crash, will now have to wait to lose his virginity

http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/the-man-with-a-bionic-penis-was-in-a-bad-car-crash-will-now-have-to-wait-to-lose-his-virginity--bJQJ5B6fhl


God REALLY doesn't want him to have sex.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on January 14, 2016, 12:30:26 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: PzLdr on January 14, 2016, 10:56:14 AM
Why only 8 inches?

If I had a bionic penis, I would want a dial to be able to adjust length and girth. Then I would let the woman adjust it to her preference.

Just an idle thought.

Like most guys, I'd probably go for one the size of "the Paris Gun".
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 15, 2016, 04:12:40 PM
The man with a bionic penis will lose his virginity to a dominatrix who ran for parliament


Mohammed Abad, from Edinburgh, was run over when he was six years old in Huddersfield, in 1978. During the accident his penis was sliced off as he was dragged 600ft by a car.



http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/the-man-with-a-bionic-penis-will-lose-his-virginity-to-a-dominatrix-who-ran-for-parliament--WJY00cYJhg

If Lil Mo became a suicide bomber would he get 72 Bionic Virgins? :pondering:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 15, 2016, 04:17:04 PM
Nah. Milking machine.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EdinVA on January 15, 2016, 04:28:06 PM
Nah. Milking machine.

 :silly: geez EC...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 15, 2016, 04:28:52 PM
Well, Hold the udder budder and turn it up to 11!
     


 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Paladin on January 17, 2016, 01:53:18 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on January 17, 2016, 03:33:10 PM
He can always "self-deport" himself to heaven.

Just sayin'

OMG, I just saw this.  And I am ROFL!   88devil
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 29, 2016, 07:07:52 AM
Woman says she is a cat trapped in the wrong body - she hisses at dogs, hates water and claims she can even see better at night

 We probably all feel a bit like a sleepy housecat when we have to get up for work in the morning.

This Norwegian woman has taken that feeling to the next level. Nano claims she realised she was a cat when she was 16 years old, and has adopted feline mannerisms since.

The 20-year-old has opened up about her life as a puss, describing how she has a superior sense of hearing and sight which allows her to hunt mice in the dark.

She made the revelation in a YouTube video, which has been viewed over 100,000 times.

Nano claims to possess many feline characteristics including a hatred of water and the ability to communicate simply by meowing.

The young woman shows off her cat characteristics by wearing fake ears and an artificial tail. She communicates by meowing.

"I realised I was a cat when I was 16 when doctors and psychologists found out what was "the thing" with me. Under my birth there was a genetic defect," she explains in the video.

As they walked through Oslo's central station, the presenter asked Nano what she could hear and see that a normal person might not.

"Suitcases rolling on the ground," she says, "Keys clinking in pockets. People with ice under their shoes."

Then all of a sudden, she lets out a hiss and takes a step back.

"There is a dog over there," she explains. "Sometime I hiss when meeting dogs in the street. It's because of their behaviour and my instinct automatically reacts by hissing."

More, plus video if you must: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12127067/woman-says-she-is-a-cat-trapped-in-the-wrong-body.html

WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!

Not the girl, she's just nuts, but with whoever decided this needed to be in a serious newspaper ....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on January 29, 2016, 09:22:45 AM
Since we now live in the age of self-identification, this woman needs her special rights protected, and special accommodations given to her by all public places she frequents. Such as a litter box in the public bathroom, and her milk in a bowl instead of a glass. Scratching posts in her hotel room would be nice too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 29, 2016, 09:33:28 AM
I think she is one of them "furries". 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on January 29, 2016, 09:58:22 AM
I think she is one of them "furries".

I'd hate to see the size of those hairballs.  8888spinning cat

 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on January 29, 2016, 10:06:07 AM
I'd hate to see the size of those hairballs.  8888spinning cat

 

Now that's funny!

I wonder, does she prefer using a cat box?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on January 29, 2016, 11:33:15 AM
Now that's funny!

I wonder, does she prefer using a cat box?

Gag!  I wouldn't want to have to clean that out!   :poohappen:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 29, 2016, 11:47:55 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: alicewonders on January 29, 2016, 12:23:26 PM
Sick fu(ks. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: katzenjammer on January 29, 2016, 12:28:28 PM
Vile beyond description.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on January 29, 2016, 12:42:18 PM
(http://s12.postimg.org/44d67z4st/image.png) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 31, 2016, 07:29:25 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: aligncare on January 31, 2016, 08:43:56 AM

Exactly, EC.

The letter of the law can be stupid, asinine, cruel, devoid of judgment or common sense, or any number of other appropriate descriptions.

If as humans we can't recognize and follow the spirit of the law, when the intent of the law is shown to be (see above descriptions), then we are too stupid and inhuman to exist.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 03, 2016, 10:18:43 AM
DC bill to pay people stipends not to commit crimes

WASHINGTON (AP) - They say crime doesn't pay, but that might not be entirely true in the District of Columbia as lawmakers look for ways to discourage people from becoming repeat offenders.

The D.C. Council unanimously approved a bill Tuesday that includes a proposal to pay residents a stipend not to commit crimes. It's based on a program in Richmond, California, that advocates say has contributed to deep reductions in crime there.

Under the bill, city officials would identify up to 200 people a year who are considered at risk of either committing or becoming victims of violent crime. Those people would be directed to participate in behavioral therapy and other programs. If they fulfill those obligations and stay out of trouble, they would be paid.

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/dc/2016/02/02/dc-bill-pay-people-stipends-not-commit-crimes/79712420/

Aren't there more than 200 in Congress?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on February 03, 2016, 10:45:45 AM
Man accused of masquerading as priest busted over fake tickets to see the Pope

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/02/03/man-accused-masquerading-as-priest-busted-over-fake-tickets-to-see-pope.html

A man who allegedly posed as a priest and officiated at Masses, funerals, confessions, and at least one marriage was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling thousands of dollars in phony tickets to see Pope Francis during last year's U.S. visit.

Erwin Mena, 59, declined to comment to the Los Angeles Times as detectives escorted him in handcuffs from police headquarters. He remained jailed, and it was unclear whether he had an attorney.

Mena faces about 30 charges, including grand theft, perjury -- for filing a marriage license he signed as a priest -- and practicing medicine without a license in connection with offering "a system or mode of treating the sick," according to an arrest warrant.

Last year, Mena allegedly posed as a priest at St. Ignatius of Loyola parish in northeastern Los Angeles and sold tickets to a pilgrimage to visit New York and see the pope during his Philadelphia visit in September, prosecutors said.

The trip supposedly included airfare and lodging at convents.

Michelle Rodriguez, 60, and some of her friends and co-workers paid more than $950 each in cash for the trip.

"It was a great deal for the price," Michelle Rodriguez told the Times. "We were thinking, `Oh, we'll have this great time in New York. We'll see the pope and it will be a great experience.' "

"He used us, he stole from us, and that's it," she said.

Mena, who was acting as a substitute priest, made a good impression.

"He smiled, talked about how good things were. There was never anything negative," Joaquin Oviedo, a retired public high school teacher, told the paper. "He was not a fire and brimstone kind of preacher."

"We had always been raised not to question authority figures," Oviedo said. "He's a priest - what he said is holy writ. We never imagined he was a phony."

Mena had been posing as a priest since the mid-1990s, appearing at parishes or prayer groups in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Stockton, Fresno and Orange counties, then vanishing before Roman Catholic authorities could act, court papers indicated.

Mena showed up at St. Mary parish in Fontana more than five years ago and celebrated Mass on a few occasions, John Andrews, a spokesman for the Diocese of San Bernardino, told the Times.

Mena allegedly made money by borrowing from people and selling his services or videos.

One group loaned him about $16,000 to produce CDs about Pope Francis that turned out to be pirated, and one person loaned him $6,000, Los Angeles police Detective Gary Guevara told the Times.

Mena's name is on a list of dozens of unauthorized priests and deacons that is kept by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Some victims have been reimbursed, and those who received the sacraments from Mena can receive them again, said Doris Benavides, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles archdiocese.
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Post by: Paladin on February 03, 2016, 03:27:01 PM
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Post by: EC on February 04, 2016, 07:11:55 AM
Thank you, Paladin. There are good people about still.
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Post by: EC on February 04, 2016, 07:13:09 AM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on February 04, 2016, 11:54:26 AM
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Post by: Paladin on February 04, 2016, 02:39:41 PM
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Post by: Meshuge Mikey on February 04, 2016, 03:22:54 PM
D.C. wasn't the first municipality to try this.


The City Of Richmond Ca....S.F. BAY AREA....had also implemented this inane plan.


I have no information as to its "success" there....as yet.


this is the first time Ive heard of any municipalities paying protection money to the thugs



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Post by: Wingnut on February 04, 2016, 05:39:33 PM
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Post by: Paladin on February 04, 2016, 09:27:01 PM
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Post by: Paladin on February 26, 2016, 12:36:37 AM
From the headline it would appear this is a recurring phenomenon in the People's Paradise of Zimbabwe.

"Three women pick up a hitch-hiker and force him to have sex so they can 'harvest his semen' in latest 'sperm collector' attack to hit Zimbabwe"

"Police fear a trio of female 'sperm collectors' are on the loose in Zimbabwe after they picked up a hitchhiker on a highway and raped him in order to 'harvest' his sperm.

The women, believed to be driving a white Toyota Cresta, offered him a lift along a main road in the city of Bulawayo, in the country's southwest.

But partway through the journey the women attacked him - forcing him to have sex with them and making off with his semen.

Bulawayo police spokesperson Precious Simango told The Chronicle they picked up the man at an illegal hiking point on 6th Avenue in the city.

'Their victim was travelling to Cowdray Park and while on the way they changed the route prompting him to inquire where they were taking him. They told him they were taking a short cut.'

They are alleged to have then parked in a semi-rural area where they took turns to sexually assault him.

'One of the women used a condom while the others had sex with him without protection. They then took away his semen before dumping him.'

The inspector did not explain why they were harvesting semen, but the case bears strong similarities to a spate of attacks across the country in 2011 and 2012.

These attacks were fueled by a demand for men's semen in traditional luck-enhancing 'juju' rituals.

According to reports, victims of the freeway femme fatales are drugged or subdued at gun or knife-point - one man was even forced to perform at 'snake-point' when his rapists brandished a live snake.

The male victims are then given a sexual stimulant and forced to have sex repeatedly before being dumped on the side of the road.

In November 2011, three sisters and one of their boyfriends were charged in a Harare court for attacking male hitchhikers and harvesting their semen for rituals.

The Nhokwara sisters were caught when they were involved in a car accident and police found 31 used condoms in the boot of their car."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3464030/Three-women-pick-hitch-hiker-force-sex-harvest-semen-latest-sperm-collector-attack-hit-Zimbabwe.html









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Post by: Paladin on March 03, 2016, 01:35:05 AM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on March 03, 2016, 12:22:59 PM
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Post by: PzLdr on March 03, 2016, 12:25:12 PM
Methinks the reporter was channeling their inner Beavis and Butthead when they slipped that into the article.

What about the clam strips? The Red Snapper?
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Post by: Wingnut on March 03, 2016, 12:30:49 PM
What about the clam strips? The Red Snapper?

or Taco's
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Post by: Free Vulcan on March 13, 2016, 05:19:30 PM
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Post by: Paladin on March 13, 2016, 05:39:32 PM
Holy moly, bat poo-poo, called guano, is valuable.

"Guano (via Spanish, ultimately from the Quechua wanu) is the excrement of seabirds, cave-dwelling bats, pinnipeds, or (in English usage) birds in general.[1] As a manure, guano is a highly effective fertilizer due to its exceptionally high content of nitrogen, phosphate and potassium: nutrients essential for plant growth. The 19th-century guano trade played a pivotal role in the development of modern input-intensive farming practices and inspired the formal human colonization of remote bird islands in many parts of the world. During the twentieth century, guano-producing birds became an important target of conservation programs and influenced the development of environmental consciousness. Today, guano is increasingly sought after by organic farmers.[2]"

Do you think the authorities will mine this stuff, sell it, and thus provide a little relief for the taxpayers of FL?

Yeah, me neither.
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Post by: alicewonders on March 13, 2016, 05:55:44 PM
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Post by: Wingnut on March 13, 2016, 05:55:54 PM
(http://moviegoings.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/batguano.jpg)

Colonel "Bat" Guano: "You're gonna have to answer to the Coca-Cola company."
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Post by: EC on March 19, 2016, 06:06:06 PM
This one is more strange as hell than ridiculous:

People are freaking out over this woman vanishing on live TV

A woman at an airport chats to fellow travellers, turns to grab her suitcase from the conveyor belt... and vanishes into thin air without warning.

Video at link: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/people-are-freaking-out-over-this-woman-vanishing-on-live-tv--W1xeMy0CckW
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Post by: Bill Cipher on March 19, 2016, 06:09:22 PM
This one is more strange as hell than ridiculous:

People are freaking out over this woman vanishing on live TV

A woman at an airport chats to fellow travellers, turns to grab her suitcase from the conveyor belt... and vanishes into thin air without warning.

Video at link: http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/people-are-freaking-out-over-this-woman-vanishing-on-live-tv--W1xeMy0CckW

I love the wonders of perspective and the distorting effects of the camera lens.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on March 19, 2016, 07:31:48 PM
Being that it's live TV and a static camera, it's very interesting.
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Post by: Wingnut on March 23, 2016, 11:24:56 AM
We can shoot your wife and frame your mother-in-law. If you want we can hang them too!


Funny ad Banned by the PC Poilice.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3504544/Joke-slogan-shooting-wife-banned.html

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It was intended to be a light-hearted joke about marriage and mothers-in-law.  But an Australian picture frame service's slogan stating 'We can shoot your wife and frame your mother-in-law. If you want we can hang them too' has been banned.

The Advertising Standards Bureau ruled that Fantastic Framing's advert was 'not funny' and breached standards because of the way it portrayed violence.

A number of complaints were made about the Sydney-based service by people who found the advert 'sexist and violent'.

But Fantastic Framing said they were 'surprised' about the backlash because so many of their customers had said it was 'funny' and 'smart'. 'We are very surprised to get this email but more than happy to help and explain it,' the service said, according to documents.

'The reaction we get from our customers that it is very funny and it is relating to marriage and picture frames. Lots of people came to us and said 'Funny we like it ... very smart.

'There is no bad intention for this advertising it is purely a joke which relate to marriage and picture frames.'

The advertising bureau noted that the slogan was 'clearly intended to be a humorous play on words'.

But it found that the 'intended humour has worn off' because of the high level of community concern about violence towards women.

'The majority of the Board acknowledged that the advertiser's intent was to inject humour in to their advertising but considered that making a joke about using a gun or hanging a person would not be found funny by most members of the community,' the ruling stated.

Comedian Austen Tayshus told the Daily Telegraph that it was political correctness gone mad.

'Whenever you use irony, satire, anything like that, you always depend on whether people have the capacity to understand that. Unfortunately people are stupid,' he said.
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Post by: EC on March 24, 2016, 09:48:18 PM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on March 25, 2016, 12:37:13 AM
The law is an ass.
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Post by: EC on March 26, 2016, 12:43:30 AM
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Post by: EC on March 26, 2016, 06:45:10 PM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on March 26, 2016, 10:14:04 PM
Well hell, a live band? Now we're talkin'!

 :silly:
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Post by: EC on March 31, 2016, 09:31:14 PM
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Post by: Smokin Joe on April 04, 2016, 02:15:24 AM
A penis line-up? That's beyond ridiculous, that's bizarre.

How would you tell which ones were lawyers?


Oh, neckties...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bill Cipher on April 06, 2016, 11:21:46 PM
How would you tell which ones were lawyers?


Oh, neckties...


:bigsilly:
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Post by: Free Vulcan on April 24, 2016, 10:26:36 PM
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Post by: sinkspur on April 24, 2016, 10:31:06 PM
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Post by: geronl on April 24, 2016, 11:54:37 PM
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Post by: uglybiker on April 25, 2016, 01:58:59 AM
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Post by: TomSea on April 28, 2016, 11:16:48 AM
Royal Mail may ban deliveries over 'mail snatching' cat
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-36157538
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 03, 2016, 02:00:22 AM
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Post by: Frank Cannon on May 03, 2016, 02:12:15 AM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 03, 2016, 02:16:55 AM
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Post by: Smokin Joe on May 03, 2016, 05:24:24 AM
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Post by: Hoodat on May 05, 2016, 01:33:11 PM
The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, said he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reportedPeople's Daily Online

Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!
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Post by: Wingnut on May 05, 2016, 02:50:40 PM
Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!


That is a great old joke Punch Line!  :beer:
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Post by: andy58-in-nh on May 05, 2016, 04:15:42 PM
Quote from: EC on October 08, 2015, 11:05:23 AM (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,181569.msg721046.html#msg721046)
The patient, known only by his surname of Yan, said he had tried to remove his piles with the knife in his dorm when the blade got caught in his rectum, reportedPeople's Daily Online
Quote from: Hoodat on Today at 01:33:11 PM (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,181569.msg866432.html#msg866432)
        Rectum?  Damn near killed 'em!

Confucius say: Man who try to remove hemorrhoids with knife not too sharp.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 11, 2016, 11:11:43 PM
http://www.voanews.com/media/photogallery/may-11-2016-day-in-photos/3326074.html

May 11th photos of the day, rather than post them since they are so big;

Caption of one: "Indian father Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, and his wife Daljinder Kaur, 70, hold their newborn baby boy, Arman, at their home in Amritsar. Daljinder Kaur gave birth to a boy last month following two years of IVF treatment with her husband at a fertility clinic in the northern state of Haryana. "

Last photo on page: "

Indian activists from the right-wing organization Hindu Sena perform Hindu fire rituals in support of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in New Delhi. "

Well, maybe that last photo is worth posting.
(http://gdb.voanews.com/5A522593-AB3E-4752-9ABC-DE231DFE9320_w974_n_s.jpg)

Note, how they put the red dot (I don't know the name) on his forehead?

Full link to today's photos of the day: http://www.voanews.com/media/photogallery/may-11-2016-day-in-photos/3326074.html
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Post by: geronl on May 12, 2016, 02:23:22 AM

That is a great old joke Punch Line!  :beer:

BRD!

"Bloody Rectum Debris"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on May 14, 2016, 11:14:01 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 14, 2016, 11:42:25 PM
Russian voter registration is rough.
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Post by: TomSea on May 14, 2016, 11:46:43 PM
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Post by: geronl on May 16, 2016, 12:17:03 AM
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Post by: txradioguy on May 16, 2016, 08:14:16 AM
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Post by: Wingnut on May 16, 2016, 09:41:21 AM
Thieves Attempt to Siphon Gas From a Bus But Accidentally Suck Out Sewage

http://973thedawg.com/thieves-attempt-to-siphon-gas-from-a-bus-but-accidentally-suck-out-sewage/


Read More: Thieves Attempt to Siphon Gas From Bus Accidentally Suck Out Sewage | http://973thedawg.com/thieves-attempt-to-siphon-gas-from-a-bus-but-accidentally-suck-out-sewage/?trackback=tsmclip

Bunch of "potty mouths"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on May 16, 2016, 11:33:17 AM
Thieves Attempt to Siphon Gas From a Bus But Accidentally Suck Out Sewage

http://973thedawg.com/thieves-attempt-to-siphon-gas-from-a-bus-but-accidentally-suck-out-sewage/


Read More: Thieves Attempt to Siphon Gas From Bus Accidentally Suck Out Sewage | http://973thedawg.com/thieves-attempt-to-siphon-gas-from-a-bus-but-accidentally-suck-out-sewage/?trackback=tsmclip

Instant poetic justice.
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Post by: Wingnut on May 16, 2016, 11:40:11 AM
Instant poetic justice.

"No tank too big, no tank too small, teacup or cesspool, we suck 'em all."
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Post by: Smokin Joe on May 17, 2016, 05:53:27 AM
Lawsuit seeks to ban balloon releases at University of Nebraska football games

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/16/lawsuit-seeks-to-ban-balloon-releases-at-university-nebraska-football-games.html?intcmp=hpbt3
It's a string, less rubber than a condom, and no special sauce. Just because they will be dispersed more widely than the local 'inspiration point', doesn't make them deadly. Exactly what data do they have to show any harm?
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Post by: TomSea on May 18, 2016, 10:59:39 PM
Strange news; not ridiculous and I am sorry for the death involved. I don't think this quite merits a separate thread under national news though with such pressing problems.

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Jelly Belly family sued over man crushed by WWII tank

The Jelly Belly family is being sued over the death of a man crushed by a WWII tank at the chairman's home in August. The tragedy occurred at a family reunion at the California home of Herman Rowland Sr., chair of the candy company's board and an avid collector of old military vehicles.

Rowland's son-in-law, Dwayne Brasher, husband of Jelly Belly CEO Lisa Brasher, was driving one of those vehicles, the aforementioned 1944 M5 tank. While he was driving Kevin Wright around, Wright was tossed from the tank and into its path.

Now, Wright's father (who was living with and being taken care of by Wright at the time of his death) and two adult daughters (whose mother died in 2009) are suing Rowland and his son-in-law, the Daily Beast reports.

More: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/05/18/jelly-belly-family-sued-over-man-crushed-by-wwii-tank/
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Post by: TomSea on May 18, 2016, 11:06:04 PM
Now, this is ridiculous!
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Colorado babysitter held in drive-through bank robbery with kids in car

May 16 A Colorado babysitter has been arrested on suspicion of robbing a drive-through bank by falsely claiming that a man in her vehicle threatened to harm the two children in her care unless given money, police said on Monday.

According to the Greeley Tribune, Einspahr planned to rob the bank to pay back $15,000 under a possible plea agreement in previous theft cases. She remained behind bars Tuesday, according to Weld County Jail records. The sheriff's office says there was never actually a man in the SUV, and it's unclear who the second person detained was. As a result, Einspahr has been charged with two counts of child abuse as well.

According to the Coloradoan, Einspahr wrote a note demanding $500 and sent it through the drive-thru tube to the teller. Soon after the robbery took place, police found the white SUV she drove parked in front of a house. Although the children, whose ages were not disclosed, were not harmed, she was also charged with two counts of child abuse.

 http://bilbaoya.com/2016/05/18/colorado-babysitter-held-in-drive-through-bank-robbery-with.html

Okay, so the extenuating circumstances are that a man was threatening to hurt the 2 children in the car, maybe not as odd as just looking at the headline.

Basque news website but they must have some news feed just like there is a decent Italian news website that does it.






http://bilbaoya.com/2016/05/18/colorado-babysitter-held-in-drive-through-bank-robbery-with.html
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 19, 2016, 01:08:56 PM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 19, 2016, 01:23:32 PM
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Post by: Smokin Joe on May 19, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
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Post by: Wingnut on May 19, 2016, 02:20:32 PM
No all male jury would convict her....
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 26, 2016, 10:42:36 AM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 26, 2016, 11:26:10 AM
Meth Burrito? Border Officers Find Woman Carrying $3,000 Of Crystal Wrapped In Tortillas

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency released a statement Tuesday announcing the arrest of a woman who was found carrying more than a pound of methamphetamine disguised as a bag of burritos.

According to CBP, officers stopped the 23-year-old Nogales, Ariz., woman at the Morley Pedestrian gate on Friday.

A narcotics canine led them to the hidden contraband, which officers estimated carried a street value of roughly $3,000.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/05/26/border-officers-find-woman-carrying-3000-of-meth-wrapped-in-tortillas/#ixzz49m9wv38d

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Yo quero Taco Meth?
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 27, 2016, 10:43:40 PM
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Post by: Free Vulcan on May 27, 2016, 11:14:39 PM
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Post by: txradioguy on May 31, 2016, 02:25:54 AM
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Post by: TomSea on June 01, 2016, 10:47:14 AM
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Post by: Suppressed on June 03, 2016, 02:18:17 PM
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Post by: geronl on June 03, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
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Post by: geronl on June 03, 2016, 07:13:14 PM
5 Months in Jail but had $2 bail

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/queens-man-unaware-2-bail-spends-5-months-rikers-article-1.2656363
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 03, 2016, 07:17:06 PM
5 Months in Jail but had $2 bail

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/queens-man-unaware-2-bail-spends-5-months-rikers-article-1.2656363
Must have been such a pleasant guy they made a point of letting him know. He had three hots and a cot anyway, considering the initial arrest was for stealing a coat...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: geronl on June 03, 2016, 07:20:11 PM
Must have been such a pleasant guy they made a point of letting him know. He had three hots and a cot anyway, considering the initial arrest was for stealing a coat...

I bet he'll end up suing the city for $30,000 or something
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 06, 2016, 05:41:01 PM
When you want to name your daughter Katelyn, decide that's too common, and accidentally name her Kevin instead:

Woman swaps letters for Roman numerals in baby's name

An Australian woman has come up with a unique name for her daughter. You could liken it to a vanity plate for your car, but using Roman numerals.

Instead of Kaitlyn, they replaced the 'ait' with VIII, making it "KVIIIlyn."

http://www.wgrz.com/features/woman-swaps-letters-for-roman-numerals-in-babys-name/234190851
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on June 07, 2016, 12:04:50 AM
China: The bus that will drive over cars
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36390419

Video at webpage.

And they are going to try it out real time.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 07, 2016, 12:30:48 PM
China: The bus that will drive over cars
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-36390419

Video at webpage.

And they are going to try it out real time.

What could possibly go wrong?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: geronl on June 11, 2016, 05:36:09 PM
(http://i1.wp.com/www.burrardstreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TRUMP-vs-MCGREGOR-2.jpg?resize=696%2C404)

PPV event of the century!

 :silly:
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Post by: Smokin Joe on June 11, 2016, 05:48:03 PM
(http://i1.wp.com/www.burrardstreetjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/TRUMP-vs-MCGREGOR-2.jpg?resize=696%2C404)

PPV event of the century!

 :silly:
Only if the three guys are in the corner (MST3K)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 11, 2016, 06:23:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5KOJFrN.jpg)

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Post by: TomSea on June 30, 2016, 02:15:52 AM
To cut to the chase here, the teen's own football team "dogpiled" on him in enthusiasm; this wasn't from anger from the rival school.  Odd case, I guess it belongs in "ridiculous news".  I guess someone has to be sued.

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Teen in chicken suit mobbed at pep rally gets $10.5M from California school district

A California school district agreed Wednesday to pay $10.5 million to a former student who suffered brain damage when he was mobbed while wearing a chicken costume at a pep rally.

Kern County High School agreed to settle a negligence lawsuit brought by Mitch Carter. Jurors on Monday held the school district entirely liable for his injuries. The phase of trial where jurors consider what damages to award was underway when the settlement was announced, said Ralph Wegis, an attorney for Carter.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/weird/ct-chicken-suit-attack-settlement-20160629-story.html
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Post by: TomSea on June 30, 2016, 11:23:46 PM
Folks might have vaguely heard about this story, now the details roll in of the gent who was riding a horse in NYC. 

ABC News Coverage:

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Police: Cowboy Who Rode Across Bridge Abused His 2 Horses

 An 80-year-old man who has been riding around the country on horseback, saying he was trying to call attention to starving children, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after investigators concluded his horses were malnourished.

In his white hat, Tod "Doc" Mishler had gained national fame galloping into communities, a God-loving cowboy whose home was a horse.

He was arrested three days after riding over the Outerbridge Crossing linking the city's Staten Island borough with New Jersey. Veterinarians who examined his two horses said they suffered from malnourishment, dehydration and open sores.

On Monday, Mishler stalled bridge traffic as motorists stopped to stare. He was issued court summonses for blocking traffic and trespassing.

More At: http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/cowboy-horse-snarled-traffic-ny-bridge-arrested-40250986
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Post by: geronl on July 01, 2016, 09:35:49 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: geronl on July 01, 2016, 09:36:34 PM
Maybe it was stolen by the criminal duo Sister and Moose....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on July 02, 2016, 11:37:47 AM
I heard about that theft; amazing.  How does one sell 20,000 pounds of cheese? Where does one put it?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on July 02, 2016, 01:52:40 PM
I heard about that theft; amazing.  How does one sell 20,000 pounds of cheese? Where does one put it?

At a Packers home game of course.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on July 24, 2016, 06:16:17 PM
Youths do some crazy things, I did. But nothing like this. I know it can get some cute remarks, "survival of the fittest" or whatever.

She was only going to start her freshmen year in high school; so really young. I remember one time seeing in the early morning rush hour, these young kids were getting in the way of traffic.

I don't think this story merits being posted as a real news story but it is curious all the same.

You get a few kids together and they might do something they'd never do alone.

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Girl, 15, dies 'playing chicken' with an oncoming train in Arizona in front of her daredevil friends

 Mariah Contreras, 15, who was about to be a freshman at Willcox High School, died after failing to get out of the way of a train in time after playing 'chicken' with a group of teens. Each child would take a turn attempting to get as close as possible to the train and then dash out of the way before it hit them, according to Rios. Contreras wasn't able to get out of the way and was struck by the outer part of the train, Tuscon Now reported. The other teens she was with were unharmed and are 'doing OK', according to Willcox Police Chief Jose Rios.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3705972/Girl-15-dies-playing-chicken-oncoming-train-Arizona-unable-locomotive-s-way-time.html

Anyone who has ever driven well-inebriated has done something risky.

I never drank anything beyond beer in college, then, afterwards and living alone, was the first time I drank hard liquor, and the first time I ever drove after hard liquor; I learned pretty quickly to only drink it at home or if I wasn't driving.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 24, 2016, 07:04:46 PM
Youths do some crazy things, I did. But nothing like this. I know it can get some cute remarks, "survival of the fittest" or whatever.

She was only going to start her freshmen year in high school; so really young. I remember one time seeing in the early morning rush hour, these young kids were getting in the way of traffic.

I don't think this story merits being posted as a real news story but it is curious all the same.

You get a few kids together and they might do something they'd never do alone.


What a dreadful story!  This will hit the town pretty hard because Willcox is tiny and in the middle of nowhere.  It's between Tucson and the New Mexico border just off I-10, and the largest industry is a mega-truck stop.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 24, 2016, 07:07:47 PM
What a dreadful story!  This will hit the town pretty hard because Willcox is tiny and in the middle of nowhere.  It's between Tucson and the New Mexico border just off I-10, and the largest industry is a mega-truck stop.
Bored kids come up with stupid kicks. It's sad, and a terrible waste.

Prayers up for the friends and family.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on July 28, 2016, 10:53:01 PM
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Girl dies after elephant throws stone in Morocco zoo

A seven-year-old girl has died after being hit by a stone thrown by an elephant from its enclosure at Rabat Zoo in Morocco.

The stone got past the elephant's fence and a ditch separating the animal and visitors, the zoo said in a statement.

The girl was taken to hospital and died within a few hours, the zoo added.

The zoo statement said the enclosure met international standards and said "this kind of accident is rare, unpredictable and unusual".

Continued: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36914884

Odd, that! And I'm sorry for the little girl.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on August 10, 2016, 05:17:27 PM
Parrot meows with 3 cats: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3732898/That-s-replicat-Talking-parrot-masters-perfect-meow-leaves-three-cats-utterly-baffled.html

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Shocking video shows a lion attacking a BABY on live TV while its handlers desperately try to prise its jaws open

    Two handlers featured on Mexican TV show alongside mother and baby
    They brought a lion cub into studio, which appeared to be calm at first
    Suddenly baby started to whine, prompting the predator to lunge at her
    Lion bit her leg as handlers tried to stop it attacking the screaming child

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/08/10/16/3713D0CE00000578-3733354-image-m-39_1470843001414.jpg)
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3733354/Shocking-video-shows-lion-attacking-BABY-live-TV-handlers-desperately-try-prise-jaws-open.html#ixzz4GxyOlf00
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Kind of funny in a way, the baby apparently was not hurt.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: geronl on August 10, 2016, 06:44:49 PM
Parrot meows with 3 cats: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3732898/That-s-replicat-Talking-parrot-masters-perfect-meow-leaves-three-cats-utterly-baffled.html

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Kind of funny in a way, the baby apparently was not hurt.

The kid will be plagued by dreams of teddy bears attacking her.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on August 27, 2016, 09:07:26 PM
Quote
Unusual Pink Dolphin Spotted in Louisiana River

(http://s.newsweek.com/sites/www.newsweek.com/files/styles/md/public/2015/09/08/pink-dolphin.jpg)

http://www.newsweek.com/unusual-pink-dolphin-spotted-louisiana-river-369882



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Elderberry on August 28, 2016, 09:59:05 PM
http://abc13.com/news/woman-spotted-chasing-cat-on-sam-houston-tollway/1485496/

Woman spotted chasing cat on Sam Houston Tollway

 Friday, August 26, 2016 07:58AM
HOUSTON (KTRK) --
A feline on the freeway caused quite a frenzy and tollroad officials say it's an example of what not to do if you see an animal in traffic.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) released video of the cat chase from Tuesday as a safety warning. It shows an unidentified woman out of her car and trying to trap the animal on the Sam Houston Tollway at Westview, seemingly unaware of the danger around her.

By the look of her hand gesture, drivers weren't happy.

A HCTRA Incident Response team and a deputy constable responded. With their help, the woman was able to rescue the cat safely.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on August 29, 2016, 10:34:38 PM
Truly sad but fits into being "ridiculous news"; lightning strike killed over 300 deer in Norway.

http://www.newsday.com/news/world/norway-lightning-strike-kills-more-than-300-deer-1.12237845

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/29/491818444/323-reindeer-killed-in-lightning-storm-in-norway

Many stories on this. Incredible. I guess it could happen to human. Pictures of it exist too.

The things we learn with the internet.

One bolt?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 29, 2016, 10:52:43 PM
Truly sad but fits into being "ridiculous news"; lightning strike killed over 300 deer in Norway.

http://www.newsday.com/news/world/norway-lightning-strike-kills-more-than-300-deer-1.12237845

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/08/29/491818444/323-reindeer-killed-in-lightning-storm-in-norway

Many stories on this. Incredible. I guess it could happen to human. Pictures of it exist too.

The things we learn with the internet.

One bolt?
Were JR, the harpies or the viking kitties seen in the area?

Sad, what a waste of meat...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: geronl on August 29, 2016, 11:28:07 PM
http://abc13.com/news/woman-spotted-chasing-cat-on-sam-houston-tollway/1485496/

Woman spotted chasing cat on Sam Houston Tollway


at least it wasn't a Pokemon
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Maj. Bill Martin on September 07, 2016, 07:30:14 PM
Here's a good one - the Syrian Department of Tourism is still putting out videos inviting tourists to visit their lovely beaches and visit all the historic sites!

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/05/492720985/syria-tourism-ministry-come-for-sunny-beaches-dont-mind-the-civil-war

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on September 08, 2016, 09:26:51 PM
Here's a good one - the Syrian Department of Tourism is still putting out videos inviting tourists to visit their lovely beaches and visit all the historic sites!



I'll mark it down as the last item on my bucket list.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on October 28, 2016, 11:52:07 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/real-life-angry-birds-town-tries-to-rein-in-rowdy-turkeys/ar-AAjtFEP?OCID=ansmsnnews11
(http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAjuC9B.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=857&y=629)

California town needs to rein in turkeys,  harassing people on the street.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on October 28, 2016, 11:57:48 PM
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/real-life-angry-birds-town-tries-to-rein-in-rowdy-turkeys/ar-AAjtFEP?OCID=ansmsnnews11
(http://img-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/tenant/amp/entityid/AAjuC9B.img?h=373&w=624&m=6&q=60&o=f&l=f&x=857&y=629)

California town needs to rein in turkeys,  harassing people on the street.

Swans. Swans are vicious creatures.

Just arm the citizens with hatchets.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on November 01, 2016, 04:03:54 PM
Woman badly burned after farting during surgery
http://nypost.com/2016/11/01/woman-badly-burned-after-farting-during-surgery/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on November 01, 2016, 06:59:26 PM
Woman badly burned after farting during surgery
http://nypost.com/2016/11/01/woman-badly-burned-after-farting-during-surgery/

 ...the fart ignited a laser...

That is one hot gas to ignite a laser.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on November 01, 2016, 07:20:59 PM
...the fart ignited a laser...

That is one hot gas to ignite a laser.
Nobody proofreads anything anymore do they. Either that or this needs to be a cautionary tale about chili.  :smokin:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on November 01, 2016, 09:18:43 PM
So, It was silent..... but deadly?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on November 01, 2016, 09:23:46 PM
So, It was silent..... but deadly?

I doubt it was silent.  I'm imagining a loud "Whooof."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on November 01, 2016, 09:32:31 PM
I doubt it was silent.  I'm imagining a loud "Whooof."

Backdraft!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: uglybiker on November 02, 2016, 12:41:15 AM
Goodness, gracious! Great Buns o' Fire!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on November 21, 2016, 04:56:26 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on November 21, 2016, 08:28:20 PM
Bloomington, Indiana's mayor gets the a-ha! about naughty holidays . . .

http://www.heraldtimesonline.com/news/local/mayor-cites-cultural-sensitivity-in-changing-names-of-two-city/article_82c50bb7-961c-5855-a527-221098977e1e.html

The mayor decides Columbus Day is "Fall Holiday" and Good Friday is "Spring Holiday."

What's next, gang?

Groundhog Day to National Weather Day---Why the hell should the groundhogs get their own day? Are we
biased against other rodents?

Arbor Day to Flora Day---Who gave trees supremacy? What did the shrubs, the grass, the flowers, and the
herbs ever do to p@ss anyone off?

The Fourth of July to National Fireworks Day---Isn't this discrimination against British Americans? (If British Americans really do get P.O.ed at
the Fourth of July, no wonder they needed American help to win World War II . . .)

Veterans Day---What? The rookies don't deserve respect?

Presidents' Day---Wasn't the presidency supposed to be a co-equal branch? C'mon, the Constitution didn't get around
to the presidency until Article 2. Where's Congress Day? Or Supreme Court Day?

They will never change birthday to conception day because too many people don't get the concept.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on November 22, 2016, 11:04:13 AM
They will never change birthday to conception day because too many people don't get the concept.
An idea that will sadly remain in its infancy.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on November 22, 2016, 02:54:44 PM
An idea that will sadly remain in its infancy.

If not suffering crib death.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on November 24, 2016, 08:16:31 AM
A story I can get behind,

Eating ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claims.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/23/ice-cream-breakfast-makes-smarter-japanese-scientist-claims/

Ping- every female on this site!!!!

Yay!!!!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on November 24, 2016, 09:19:49 AM
A story I can get behind,

Eating ice cream for breakfast makes you smarter, Japanese scientist claims.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/23/ice-cream-breakfast-makes-smarter-japanese-scientist-claims/

Ping- every female on this site!!!!

Yay!!!!

I'm a bit skeptical. How is eating ice cream for breakfast going to help a woman lighten up? It seems like a paradox.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on November 24, 2016, 09:23:01 AM
Happy wife, happy life?.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on November 25, 2016, 02:12:58 PM
It's a six year old article - but it's up there in terms of weird:

Here isn't the news: April 11, 1954... the most boring day of the 20th century (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1332945/Revealed-The-boring-day-EVER--April-11-1954.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on November 25, 2016, 05:44:34 PM
It's a six year old article - but it's up there in terms of weird:

Here isn't the news: April 11, 1954... the most boring day of the 20th century (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1332945/Revealed-The-boring-day-EVER--April-11-1954.html)

Ow! Thanks. That story put me to sleep so quick I banged my head on the kitchen table.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on November 25, 2016, 06:03:56 PM
Ow! Thanks. That story put me to sleep so quick I banged my head on the kitchen table.

Oh, I dunno.  I admire the tenaciousness required to put that story together.  To isolate a day where nobody of note was born, nor died and nothing of note happened anywhere...I admire the writer.  That was a tall accomplishment.

Works better than Xanax.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: doghouse on December 10, 2016, 04:53:51 PM
the false news of the left is working overtime right now.  The claim is that our security services have proven that the russians caused trump to win the election and they are now calling for an armed response against our government.

Lock and load and pick out your targets.  Maybe we can take care of many birds with the same stones.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 11, 2016, 09:12:51 AM
the false news of the left is working overtime right now.  The claim is that our security services have proven that the russians caused trump to win the election and they are now calling for an armed response against our government.

Lock and load and pick out your targets.  Maybe we can take care of many birds with the same stones.
How about some links to that stuff?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on December 11, 2016, 09:29:52 AM
How about some links to that stuff?

I didn't see anything about an armed response against our government, but WTH. Beats watching the NFL today.   :laugh:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiO68OPrOzQAhUNyGMKHV7ECwAQFggiMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Famericas%2Fdonald-trump-russia-helped-hackers-us-election-2016-a7466926.html&usg=AFQjCNGL8zREkER6epgLIdnzsdLpye1dPQ&sig2=65XutYbeF-su68BO-qRiSQ

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 11, 2016, 10:08:37 AM
I didn't see anything about an armed response against our government, but WTH. Beats watching the NFL today.   :laugh:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiO68OPrOzQAhUNyGMKHV7ECwAQFggiMAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Fnews%2Fworld%2Famericas%2Fdonald-trump-russia-helped-hackers-us-election-2016-a7466926.html&usg=AFQjCNGL8zREkER6epgLIdnzsdLpye1dPQ&sig2=65XutYbeF-su68BO-qRiSQ
Thanks, Fred!

Quote
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has determined that Russia did in fact try to help Donald Trump win the US presidency rather than work to simply interfere with the election, according to a secret report conducted by the agency.

If the report is secret, what is this doing out in a foreign news source?
When has the Russian Government not tried to influence American elections, at least since WWII?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on December 11, 2016, 10:13:44 AM
Thanks, Fred!

If the report is secret, what is this doing out in a foreign news source?
When has the Russian Government not tried to influence American elections, at least since WWII?

Where was the uproar back in 2004 when the Iranian Mullahs were buying the presidency for their man?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on December 11, 2016, 10:59:41 AM
Thanks, Fred!

If the report is secret, what is this doing out in a foreign news source?
When has the Russian Government not tried to influence American elections, at least since WWII?

Every since news of hillary's public private server became public  'we' found it easier to hand over our secrets to foreign news sources for publishing. I am really, really grateful, too. It has saved me from countless hours poring over hundreds of millions of e-mails.  :silly:

Leif Erikson's voyage to America was a secret communist plot to lay down some groundwork for Russian post WWII American presidential elections meddling. So the damn Russians have been at it for a thousand years. And people worried about Hitler's Thousand Year Reich. sheesh
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on December 15, 2016, 01:27:09 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on December 15, 2016, 01:32:21 PM
I can take a vacation for free.

It's called get in the bathtub, and pretend I'm at a tropical beach somewhere. Works every time.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 16, 2016, 04:18:14 AM
I can take a vacation for free.

It's called get in the bathtub, and pretend I'm at a tropical beach somewhere. Works every time.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFSiisBYZ3U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFSiisBYZ3U)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on December 18, 2016, 09:03:17 PM
Alleged Robber Brings Gun to Dildo Fight, Loses (http://www.newser.com/story/235582/alleged-robber-brings-gun-to-dildo-fight-loses.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on December 18, 2016, 09:44:32 PM
Alleged Robber Brings Gun to Dildo Fight, Loses (http://www.newser.com/story/235582/alleged-robber-brings-gun-to-dildo-fight-loses.html)

dickin' off at work
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 01, 2017, 01:44:59 AM
I was checking out New Year's Eve celebrations in Idaho (Mountain Time Zone, that's why) and found perhaps the most Idaho story ever:

A truck overfilled with potatoes crashed in the Teton Range and the mess will remain until spring (http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/Some-potato-truck-wreckage-will-remain-on-Teton-Pass-408975595.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 01, 2017, 03:59:50 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 04:01:26 PM
I'm siding with the dog.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 01, 2017, 04:11:17 PM
I'm siding with the dog.

I bit the people, the last time, that tried to put a Christmas sweater on me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mystery-ak on January 01, 2017, 04:16:27 PM
I need to see the sweater... :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 04:20:07 PM
I bit the people, the last time, that tried to put a Christmas sweater on me.

I'm just glad Bowser isn't very big because he ain't happy with me right now.

(http://i.imgur.com/3NLVOrG.png)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 01, 2017, 04:38:37 PM
Nothing says merry christmas like an ugly sweater on a pissed off pitbull.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 01, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
I'm just glad Bowser isn't very big because he ain't happy with me right now.

My wife got Winston an Adidas coat. He doesn't like to have it put on.

(http://i63.tinypic.com/5ognko.jpg)

He does like it when it comes off. And gets the rubdown.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/eu09lh.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 04:57:32 PM
Nothing says merry christmas like an ugly sweater on a pissed off pitbull.

Brings back memories doesn't it?

I'll be ready to recreate the family Christmas that I used to know for the younger generation.

(http://i.imgur.com/eJNvxvK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2Cql13u.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Noxvz8P.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2PCjCE8.jpg)

Sigh

Good times

Good times
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on January 01, 2017, 05:47:00 PM
I'm just glad Bowser isn't very big because he ain't happy with me right now.

(http://i.imgur.com/3NLVOrG.png)

What happened to sweet Bowser? And why is he in a cone of shame?

Giving him a cyber milk bone because I can't give him a real one
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 01, 2017, 06:04:39 PM
It's so cool and trendy to have a big ol' bada@@ pitbull - well, until it suddenly isn't. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 06:16:07 PM
What happened to sweet Bowser? And why is he in a cone of shame?

Giving him a cyber milk bone because I can't give him a real one

He's got belly fungus which makes him itch which means he licks at it and never lets it dry out. I'm using a boric acid solution to kill the fungus. The vet said to give it about 10 days and its been 4 with considerable improvement.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on January 01, 2017, 06:17:30 PM
He's got belly fungus which makes him itch which means he licks at it and never lets it dry out. I'm using a boric acid solution to kill the fungus. The vet said to give it about 10 days and its Ibeen 4 with considerable improvement.


Hurray!!! Give him a hug and kiss from me. I do like doggies.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 06:20:14 PM

Hurray!!! Give him a hug and kiss from me. I do like doggies.

I've been letting him sleep without the cone at night as long as he's not scratching or licking. I let him out to run around for a bit in the morning before I put the cone on him.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on January 01, 2017, 06:27:28 PM
I can take a vacation for free.

It's called get in the bathtub, and pretend I'm at a tropical beach somewhere. Works every time.

But what if you don't have a bathtub?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 01, 2017, 07:07:20 PM
@Mod1  I should have put this in ridiculous news;

If the mods want to, they can move it there. I know, people tend to not read that thread but it is a good thread, it doesn't seem to be used as much as it should.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 01, 2017, 07:08:21 PM
A sweater and they live in Florida.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 01, 2017, 09:08:07 PM
I'm siding with the dog.

@Cripplecreek

Same here.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on January 01, 2017, 09:16:43 PM
@Cripplecreek

Same here.

Its like Ramadan.

Its always fun till somebody tries to put boots on the camel.

(http://i.imgur.com/8UJplms.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 01, 2017, 09:28:44 PM
I was checking out New Year's Eve celebrations in Idaho (Mountain Time Zone, that's why) and found perhaps the most Idaho story ever:

A truck overfilled with potatoes crashed in the Teton Range and the mess will remain until spring (http://www.kmvt.com/content/news/Some-potato-truck-wreckage-will-remain-on-Teton-Pass-408975595.html)

I saw this story he other day. Up the road a bit from me. A terrible tragedy.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 01, 2017, 09:35:50 PM
Its like Ramadan.

Its always fun till somebody tries to put boots on the camel.

(http://i.imgur.com/8UJplms.gif)

Lol, morons

Keep messing with these beasts and I'm going to side with them every time. 

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Post by: TomSea on January 05, 2017, 10:42:52 PM
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Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 09:28:00 AM
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Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 09:33:28 AM
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Post by: Sanguine on January 07, 2017, 09:41:58 AM
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Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 04:23:40 PM
Well, I do did.

@Sanguine

*Sigh*

Cover Girl makes some very good ones....Clump Crusher (lime green tube) and Professional Thick Lash (fuchsia tube) are my staples.  They get very good reviews on beauty product boards. 

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 07, 2017, 04:25:13 PM
@Sanguine

*Sigh*

Cover Girl makes some very good ones....Clump Crusher (lime green tube) and Professional Thick Lash (fuchsia tube) are my staples.  They get very good reviews on beauty product boards.

Thanks, I'll look.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on January 07, 2017, 04:44:52 PM
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Post by: Wingnut on January 07, 2017, 04:46:59 PM
I thought it was against the law to test beauty product on dumb defenseless animals?  Were the hell is PETA
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 07, 2017, 05:30:06 PM
I thought it was against the law to test beauty product on dumb defenseless animals?  Were the hell is PETA

Good point.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 07, 2017, 06:44:02 PM
I thought it was against the law to test beauty product on dumb defenseless animals?  Were the hell is PETA

That there just slayed me, Wingding.  :bigsilly:  I can always count on you for a good laugh!

True story:

A few years ago, someone was trying to "organize" my neighborhood with a website designed to get us talking.  There was this little posting forum set up, and somebody decided it would be a good idea to have a protest of an animal testing laboratory a company wanted to build in the city to create jobs.  They were posting times and locations to assemble.  I piped up!  I said, "Hey, this sounds like a great family event!  Let's meet up before we assemble.  I know a great BBQ rib joint and we can make a party out of it!"

For the life of me I don't know why the whole forum just died. :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 07, 2017, 07:05:11 PM
That there just slayed me, Wingding.  :bigsilly:  I can always count on you for a good laugh!

True story:


For the life of me I don't know why the whole forum just died. :shrug:

Incredulous ain't it?

 :pondering:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 07, 2017, 07:18:12 PM
@TomSea

Remove an animal's teeth because some idiot didn't have enough sense to understand you don't play with dangerous wildlife?  Just no.

@CatherineofAragon

There is nothing wrong with him, he is living in a very poor country compared to the US, these people have to get along to make ends meet. I think he's admirable and brave.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 07, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
Incredulous ain't it?

 :pondering:

 :huh?:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 07, 2017, 07:26:40 PM
 
:huh?:


 :tongue2:

 :silly: :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 08:14:42 PM
Wow.  Those are troubling photographs..........    **nononono*


What do you want to be when you grow up, little boy??

A mascara model.


Yikes!

@musiclady

My mother used to say she didn't know what the world was coming to.  Well, it's here now.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 08:16:54 PM
@CatherineofAragon

There is nothing wrong with him, he is living in a very poor country compared to the US, these people have to get along to make ends meet. I think he's admirable and brave.

@TomSea, when it gets warmer here I could go outside and find me a poisonous snake and drape it around my neck.  That wouldn't make me admirable and brave---it would make me a moron.  I wouldn't expect the snake to pay for my stupidity.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 07, 2017, 08:27:23 PM
@musiclady

My mother used to say she didn't know what the world was coming to.  Well, it's here now.

Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world...Except for my Maybelline
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on January 07, 2017, 08:33:38 PM
@musiclady

My mother used to say she didn't know what the world was coming to.  Well, it's here now.

Wow.  My Mom used to say the same thing, and I haven't thought of that in years.

You're right.  The worst of the worst is happening.

It actually makes me thankful that my Mom is with the Lord now.  I don't think she could take the stuff happening here on earth......

@CatherineofAragon
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 07, 2017, 08:49:46 PM
Wow.  My Mom used to say the same thing, and I haven't thought of that in years.

You're right.  The worst of the worst is happening.

It actually makes me thankful that my Mom is with the Lord now.  I don't think she could take the stuff happening here on earth......

@CatherineofAragon

@musiclady

Our loved ones up there aren't missing a thing.  They wouldn't come back if they could.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on January 07, 2017, 09:00:11 PM
@musiclady

Our loved ones up there aren't missing a thing.  They wouldn't come back if they could.

No, they wouldn't.   My Mom died before Bill Clinton, and I remember being glad she wasn't here to see the degradation in the White House.

She would be absolutely horrified with what's going on now.

@CatherineofAragon
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on January 07, 2017, 09:44:16 PM

Naked woman steals police truck


NBC News
January 07, 2017 02:17 PM

(KPNX)  A naked woman was taken into custody by Arizona police Thursday after stealing a Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy's truck and leading officers on a high-speed chase.

It began when the deputy responded to a call of a naked woman at a Shell gas station in Gila Bend.

Once the deputy arrived at the scene, he approached the woman, who told him she was sexually assaulted.

As the deputy attempted to find something for the woman to wear, she jumped in the deputy's truck and started to drive off, according to investigators.

"The next thing I know, I hear the sheriff's truck -- he had a pickup truck -- squeal out of here," said a witness at the gas station.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2hXHha3 (http://bit.ly/2hXHha3)   SFW
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on January 07, 2017, 09:45:57 PM
   maybe it was 1 of Sheriff Joe's concubines getting out of dodge?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 08, 2017, 02:17:46 AM
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls
It's a mixed up muddled up shook up world...Except for my Maybelline
Reminds me of an Andrew Dice Clay nursery rhyme...
Little Boy Blue...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 08, 2017, 03:18:46 AM
@Wingnut  @Smokin Joe

Did ya hear what happened to Maybelline, Wingy?

Max Factor.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 08, 2017, 11:37:03 AM
No, they wouldn't.   My Mom died before Bill Clinton, and I remember being glad she wasn't here to see the degradation in the White House.

She would be absolutely horrified with what's going on now.

@CatherineofAragon


@musiclady

My father was a classic old-style working class Democrat voter.  He supported Dems all of his life---that is, until Clinton came along.  My dad said he was as crooked as a fish hook, and thus became a Republican.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 08, 2017, 11:38:11 AM
@Wingnut  @Smokin Joe

Did ya hear what happened to Maybelline, Wingy?

Max Factor.

@bigheadfred

Lmao
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 08, 2017, 11:41:46 AM
Naked woman steals police truck


NBC News
January 07, 2017 02:17 PM

(KPNX)  A naked woman was taken into custody by Arizona police Thursday after stealing a Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy's truck and leading officers on a high-speed chase.

It began when the deputy responded to a call of a naked woman at a Shell gas station in Gila Bend.

Once the deputy arrived at the scene, he approached the woman, who told him she was sexually assaulted.

As the deputy attempted to find something for the woman to wear, she jumped in the deputy's truck and started to drive off, according to investigators.

"The next thing I know, I hear the sheriff's truck -- he had a pickup truck -- squeal out of here," said a witness at the gas station.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2hXHha3 (http://bit.ly/2hXHha3)   SFW

@corbe

Lol

This reminds me of a story Dana Loesch read on air not long ago.  It was about some couple who wrecked their car after having sex.  The woman told the cops the force of the collision tore her panties off.  I'm going to try and find that audio clip....I remember I was having lunch at the time and I nearly choked to death laughing.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: andy58-in-nh on January 08, 2017, 12:01:03 PM
@Wingnut  @Smokin Joe
Did ya hear what happened to Maybelline, Wingy?
Max Factor.
Did they make up?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 08, 2017, 12:09:25 PM
@corbe

Lol

This reminds me of a story Dana Loesch read on air not long ago.  It was about some couple who wrecked their car after having sex.  The woman told the cops the force of the collision tore her panties off.  I'm going to try and find that audio clip....I remember I was having lunch at the time and I nearly choked to death laughing.

Obviously her makeup was at fault. Shoulda used Cover Girl.
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Post by: bigheadfred on January 08, 2017, 12:10:47 PM
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Post by: Wingnut on January 08, 2017, 12:19:51 PM
Did they make up?

Break up to make up, that's all we do
First you love me then you hate me..

Stylistics!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 08, 2017, 01:18:56 PM
Naked woman steals police truck


NBC News
January 07, 2017 02:17 PM

(KPNX)  A naked woman was taken into custody by Arizona police Thursday after stealing a Maricopa County Sheriff Deputy's truck and leading officers on a high-speed chase.

It began when the deputy responded to a call of a naked woman at a Shell gas station in Gila Bend.

Once the deputy arrived at the scene, he approached the woman, who told him she was sexually assaulted.

As the deputy attempted to find something for the woman to wear, she jumped in the deputy's truck and started to drive off, according to investigators.

"The next thing I know, I hear the sheriff's truck -- he had a pickup truck -- squeal out of here," said a witness at the gas station.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2hXHha3 (http://bit.ly/2hXHha3)   SFW

I've been to Gila Bend a few times, and this is the most exciting thing that has/will happen in decades in that town.  Almost got a job there with Ma Bell, but fortunately it fell through.   :shrug:
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Post by: Wingnut on January 08, 2017, 01:32:36 PM
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Post by: corbe on January 08, 2017, 01:56:09 PM
   She's a keeper.

(http://sharing.kgun9.com/shareknxv/photo/2017/01/07/KNXV%20Lisa%20Luna_1483816164009_52784990_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 08, 2017, 02:19:04 PM
   She's a keeper.

(http://sharing.kgun9.com/shareknxv/photo/2017/01/07/KNXV%20Lisa%20Luna_1483816164009_52784990_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)

Crazy eyes!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on January 08, 2017, 08:51:07 PM
Former SEE BS "News" man Dan Rather to teach journalism course called "Finding the Truth in the news"!!

I kid you not!

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/01/07/dan-rather-to-teach-journalism-course-called-finding-the-truth-in-the-news-n2268303
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 08, 2017, 08:57:42 PM
Former SEE BS "News" man Dan Rather to teach journalism course called "Finding the Truth in the news"!!

I kid you not!

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/01/07/dan-rather-to-teach-journalism-course-called-finding-the-truth-in-the-news-n2268303

Now, that's funny!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on January 08, 2017, 09:00:40 PM
Now, that's funny!

It does comport with the theme of this thread doesn't it!   888high58888
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 09, 2017, 01:12:26 PM
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Post by: corbe on January 14, 2017, 01:31:23 PM
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Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 14, 2017, 01:55:14 PM
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Post by: Sanguine on January 14, 2017, 02:06:28 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 14, 2017, 10:08:55 PM
Man thrown in jail over kitty litter after cops mistook it for meth
http://www.newstarget.com/2017-01-13-man-thrown-in-jail-over-kitty-litter-after-cops-had-mistaken-it-for-meth.html

Sounds like fake news, hoax news but it is sourced.

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Post by: TomSea on January 14, 2017, 11:05:30 PM
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Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 15, 2017, 12:39:50 AM
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Post by: EasyAce on January 15, 2017, 12:45:46 AM
@Wingnut  @Smokin Joe

Did ya hear what happened to Maybelline, Wingy?

Max Factor.

I thought she was driving a Coupe de Ville while I was motivatin' over the hill.

-Chuck Berry.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on January 15, 2017, 10:08:28 PM
(https://www.sonsoflibertytees.com/patriotblog/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/1fda7f77fe748d44adfef0282c122f0d-250x250.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 15, 2017, 10:11:32 PM
I thought she was driving a Coupe de Ville while I was motivatin' over the hill.

-Chuck Berry.

 22222frying pan
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 16, 2017, 11:04:43 AM
Oklahoma City Firefighters rescue cow trapped in a swimming pool:
(http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/56/41/64/12197157/3/920x920.jpg)
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Oklahoma-City-firefighters-rescue-cow-stuck-in-10860122.php
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 16, 2017, 11:52:53 AM
Man thrown in jail over kitty litter after cops mistook it for meth
http://www.newstarget.com/2017-01-13-man-thrown-in-jail-over-kitty-litter-after-cops-had-mistaken-it-for-meth.html

Sounds like fake news, hoax news but it is sourced.
That was hilarious. They got the guy on pot charges anyways, so I don't even have to feel bad about the mistake. Just good clean wholesome fun.  :silly:

BTW: Love the new ATSF Avatar.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 16, 2017, 12:41:59 PM
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Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 16, 2017, 01:03:42 PM
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Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 16, 2017, 01:07:26 PM
Must have been Hillary Clinton supporters in disguise.
Could be. Sounds like the Occupy movement. Black Grills Matter!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 16, 2017, 01:16:22 PM
Could be. Sounds like the Occupy movement. Black Grills Matter!

All things considered, the price of a Weber grill is peanuts compared to what the owner of the grill had to fork over for playoff tix.  Not sure I'd take it myself, even if my team won.  I'd never take a non-disposable grill to a tailgater, anyway.  It's silly.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 16, 2017, 01:25:50 PM
All things considered, the price of a Weber grill is peanuts compared to what the owner of the grill had to fork over for playoff tix.  Not sure I'd take it myself, even if my team won.  I'd never take a non-disposable grill to a tailgater, anyway.  It's silly.
Sorry, I'm to redneck to even be close to comprehending "disposable grill".  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 16, 2017, 01:32:23 PM
I thought from the headline they meant those teeth things:

(https://www.customgoldgrillz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CZ4STB_1-580x580.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 16, 2017, 01:36:01 PM
Sorry, I'm to redneck to even be close to comprehending "disposable grill".  :laugh:

I guess I'm really "out there."  I decline to classify a Weber as a "grill."  It's a "Briquet Bucket."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 16, 2017, 01:36:18 PM
I thought from the headline they meant those teeth things:

(https://www.customgoldgrillz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CZ4STB_1-580x580.jpg)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on January 16, 2017, 01:37:53 PM
I thought from the headline they meant those teeth things:

(https://www.customgoldgrillz.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/CZ4STB_1-580x580.jpg)

ROFLMAO!!!!!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 17, 2017, 07:05:30 AM
Sorry, I'm to redneck to even be close to comprehending "disposable grill".  :laugh:
That's when you pick up the grate and fill in the hole after you are done grilling, I reckon.

A couple of kids with a pickup could have backyard parties all summer just driving the lot and picking those up...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 19, 2017, 04:47:19 PM
Fun fact: Skittles contain gelatin, which is made from cow carcasses.

Keep that in mind when you read this story:

http://wbay.com/2017/01/18/skittle-spill-has-dodge-county-deputies-tasting-the-rainbow/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 19, 2017, 06:35:41 PM
Fun fact: Skittles contain gelatin, which is made from cow carcasses.

Keep that in mind when you read this story:

http://wbay.com/2017/01/18/skittle-spill-has-dodge-county-deputies-tasting-the-rainbow/

Reincarnation.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 19, 2017, 06:40:29 PM
Reincarnation.

I was thinking more along the lines of "Mad Cow Disease."  This is how it spreads.   **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 19, 2017, 06:43:48 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of "Mad Cow Disease."  This is how it spreads.   **nononono*
Shouldn't the cooking process to make the skittles kill it?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 19, 2017, 06:49:07 PM
Shouldn't the cooking process to make the skittles kill it?

No.  Burning doesn't kill it.  It's not a life form as you and I know it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 19, 2017, 07:03:14 PM
I was thinking more along the lines of "Mad Cow Disease."  This is how it spreads.   **nononono*

I thought that was from bone meal.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 19, 2017, 07:09:39 PM
I thought that was from bone meal.

What's the difference?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 19, 2017, 07:38:13 PM
Reincarnation.

Reincownation.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 19, 2017, 07:38:55 PM
No.  Burning doesn't kill it.  It's not a life form as you and I know it.

Yeah, those prions are weird little critters.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 19, 2017, 07:59:32 PM
What's the difference?

The way the are processed. I'm reading that the rules are stringent now so there may be no difference. But they were feeding contaminated bone meal to cows. The two studies I just scanned were done in the late 90's. And I read an article on recalled candy for fear it was contaminated with BSE-infected gelatin. The Germans said the gelatin was certified clean. The two studies said there wasn't enough evidence to prove the way gelatin was processed would disinfect it. They also said most processors won't take any spines, brains, or ocular parts.

Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 19, 2017, 08:01:25 PM
Yeah, those prions are weird little critters.

Sounds like they will do what it takes to bring you into their fold.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 19, 2017, 08:05:52 PM
The way the are processed. I'm reading that the rules are stringent now so there may be no difference. But they were feeding contaminated bone meal to cows. The two studies I just scanned were done in the late 90's. And I read an article on recalled candy for fear it was contaminated with BSE-infected gelatin. The Germans said the gelatin was certified clean. The two studies said there wasn't enough evidence to prove the way gelatin was processed would disinfect it. They also said most processors won't take any spines, brains, or ocular parts.

Hope that helps.

It doesn't.  I'm now convinced that if I eat Skittles my unit is going to turn black and fall off, right before my brain turns into cheese.

This is how quack rumors start.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 19, 2017, 08:28:34 PM
It doesn't.  I'm now convinced that if I eat Skittles my unit is going to turn black and fall off, right before my brain turns into cheese.

This is how quack rumors start.

I wouldn't be much worried about the eating of Skittles, but more worried about eating the cows that are eating Skittles. Which may be more cows than you know. Besides, gelatin is in so many products. Maybe you should be more worried about bad leg makeup...

Since we are on the subject, I wonder what is in trump's tan?  Just what is soaking into his brain?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 20, 2017, 08:48:39 AM
Sounds like they will do what it takes to bring you into their fold.
Yep. They're pretty twisted.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 20, 2017, 08:51:02 AM
I wouldn't be much worried about the eating of Skittles, but more worried about eating the cows that are eating Skittles. Which may be more cows than you know. Besides, gelatin is in so many products. Maybe you should be more worried about bad leg makeup...

Since we are on the subject, I wonder what is in trump's tan?  Just what is soaking into his brain?
When we were in chem lab, one of the (clumsier) students ended up wearing a little nitric acid. That'll turn you orange in light doses. If it's strong, that's a different story. Tannic Acid will do the same thing, without as much corrosion.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 20, 2017, 08:52:30 AM
Fun fact: Skittles contain gelatin, which is made from cow carcasses.

Keep that in mind when you read this story:

http://wbay.com/2017/01/18/skittle-spill-has-dodge-county-deputies-tasting-the-rainbow/
Well, I reckon they will consider all the different aspics of the problem.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 21, 2017, 09:44:35 PM
Great-grandma accidentally prays to Lord of the Rings figurine for years

A great-grandmother has been accidentally praying to a figure of Elrond, an elf from The Lord of the Rings, after mistaking it for a figurine of Saint Anthony, every day for years.

(http://howdyearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gabriela-brandc3a3o-390x250.jpg)

http://howdyearth.com/great-grandma-accidentally-prays-lord-rings-figurine-years/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on January 21, 2017, 10:07:22 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on January 22, 2017, 10:20:34 PM
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Post by: Mom MD on January 22, 2017, 10:54:45 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 22, 2017, 10:57:03 PM
Nancy apparently thinks promoting abortion is the Lord's work.  I wouldn't want to be standing next to her when she finally meets Him.  Those are His children she is destroying.

Almost made a comment about the Lord withering her where she stood for that bit of BS.

Then I remembered what she looks like.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on January 23, 2017, 11:47:53 AM
Great-grandma accidentally prays to Lord of the Rings figurine for years

A great-grandmother has been accidentally praying to a figure of Elrond, an elf from The Lord of the Rings, after mistaking it for a figurine of Saint Anthony, every day for years.

(http://howdyearth.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/gabriela-brandc3a3o-390x250.jpg)

http://howdyearth.com/great-grandma-accidentally-prays-lord-rings-figurine-years/
Elrond Patron Saint of Geeks and Fantasy Literature buffs.

I guess it's better than having a picture of Jesus that turned out to be Obi Wan.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 23, 2017, 11:51:23 AM
Elrond Patron Saint of Geeks and Fantasy Literature buffs.

I guess it's better than having a picture of Jesus that turned out to be Obi Wan.

Or a plastic statue of Jesus that turned into a Bhudda when the interior of the car got too hot....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on January 23, 2017, 08:08:19 PM
Or a plastic statue of Jesus that turned into a Bhudda when the interior of the car got too hot....

Don Imus as the Rev. Billy Sol Hargis, 1972 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyvUgodZWo8)

Don Imus as the Rev. Billy Sol Hargis, 1980 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uSJc-AkHu8)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 26, 2017, 11:30:37 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 28, 2017, 04:29:01 PM
Horse collapses and dies after big race in UK, file under "different" not really "ridiculous":

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Cotswold Chase: Many Clouds dies after beating Thistlecrack at Cheltenham

Many Clouds collapsed and died after narrowly beating Thistlecrack to win the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham's Festival Trials Day.

King George winner Thistlecrack caught Many Clouds close to the finish but the 2015 Grand National winner, ridden by Leighton Aspell, fought back to win.

Many Clouds collapsed after the winning post and was treated by veterinary staff before he was pronounced dead.

Trainer Oliver Sherwood said the 10-year-old was the "horse of a lifetime".

More: http://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/38782368
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 28, 2017, 06:23:15 PM
Horse collapses and dies after big race in UK, file under "different" not really "ridiculous":

@jmyrlefuller Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no.  I don't think this would fit on the Obit thread.  But I had to ping you for a heads up.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 28, 2017, 07:26:08 PM
@jmyrlefuller Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no.  I don't think this would fit on the Obit thread.  But I had to ping you for a heads up.


I wonder how Thistlecrack feels? Having to go through life in second place. Knowing he'll never have another opportunity of beating a dead horse.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 28, 2017, 07:42:19 PM
 11513
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on January 28, 2017, 08:08:37 PM


I wonder how Thistlecrack feels? Having to go through life in second place. Knowing he'll never have another opportunity of beating a dead horse.

OK. While the initial story is more sad than ridiculous ... it stays thanks to this horrible pun.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 28, 2017, 09:27:04 PM
@jmyrlefuller Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, no.  I don't think this would fit on the Obit thread.  But I had to ping you for a heads up.
Yeah, I'd say that one's a bit too obscure to American audiences to include on the obit thread. If it were an American horse (such as Barbaro a few years back) I'd include it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 30, 2017, 10:51:05 AM
(https://gdb.rferl.org/EE79FB19-95F3-402C-8179-DDE884FACC8B_w987_s_s.jpg) 8

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiating from his body. Without making any special preparations, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as nonmetal objects like remote controls, plastic items, and cell phones. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

http://www.rferl.org/a/top-shots-photos-of-the-week-4/28251658.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on January 30, 2017, 04:14:37 PM
(https://gdb.rferl.org/EE79FB19-95F3-402C-8179-DDE884FACC8B_w987_s_s.jpg) 8

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiating from his body. Without making any special preparations, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as nonmetal objects like remote controls, plastic items, and cell phones. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

http://www.rferl.org/a/top-shots-photos-of-the-week-4/28251658.html

hmmmmm, wonder how much he'd charge to help me re-organise my kitchen?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 30, 2017, 05:06:03 PM
Talk about being stuck on stupid.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on January 30, 2017, 05:08:15 PM
Talk about being stuck on stupid.

Or animal magnetism.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 30, 2017, 05:13:44 PM
Y'all are just jealous. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 30, 2017, 07:07:49 PM
Talk about being stuck on stupid.

I can do something like that. I can throw my shorts against the wall and they stick.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on January 30, 2017, 07:08:36 PM
Y'all are just jealous.

Or properly bathed.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Polly Ticks on January 31, 2017, 08:59:11 AM

Nermin Halilagic, 38, poses in Bihac, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Halilagic discovered earlier this year that he had the unusual ability to attach items to his body using what he says is a special energy radiating from his body. Without making any special preparations, he says he is able to hold on to spoons, forks, knives, and other kitchen appliances, as well as nonmetal objects like remote controls, plastic items, and cell phones. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Please.  Like that's anything special.  Show me a man who DOESN'T hold on to the remote control and then I'll be impressed.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 31, 2017, 11:46:37 AM
This is more like "off-beat" news but another sad incident where an animal (tiger) was shot in killed in a zoo because of a human trespasser. This happened in China; and they scared a few tigers off to begin with, with fireworks the articles say.  Sad nonetheless. The human died of his injuries as well. These trespassers must not have been aware of how the zoo was built or if they did, you'd get what you'd deserve going into a tiger's den.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/01/30/Tiger-mauls-man-in-front-of-crowd-at-Chinese-zoo/9031485758538/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 31, 2017, 12:01:16 PM
Please.  Like that's anything special.  Show me a man who DOESN'T hold on to the remote control and then I'll be impressed.

@Polly Ticks

Now you are just being mean!... 22222frying pan  Besides.  I have never known a women who knows the rules of etiquette when operating  your basic remote.

 :silly: :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 31, 2017, 12:05:58 PM
@Polly Ticks

Now you are just being mean!... 22222frying pan  Besides.  I have never known a women who knows the rules of etiquette when operating  your basic remote.

 :silly: :silly:

Yes, but we know how to push buttons too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 31, 2017, 12:10:17 PM
Yes, but we know how to push buttons too.

Oh yes.  You certainly are good at pushing buttons!
 :sword:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Polly Ticks on January 31, 2017, 12:18:17 PM
@Polly Ticks

Now you are just being mean!... 22222frying pan  Besides.  I have never known a women who knows the rules of etiquette when operating  your basic remote.

 :silly: :silly:

(https://media.giphy.com/media/aO7TEoT70mbrq/giphy.gif)

[Rex is Channel-surfing at a Slow Pace to find the Al's Toy Barn commercial]
Rex: I can't find it. It doesn't seem to be on any of these stations.
Hamm: Oh you're going too slow, let me do the job.
[Hamm starts Channel-surfing at a Breathtaking Speed]
Rex: It's too fast. How can you even tell what's on?
Hamm: I can tell.
[Hamm just skips right past the Al's Toy Barn commercial]
Rex: Go back, go back, you missed it!
Hamm: Too late, I'm in the 40's, gotta go around the horn!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on January 31, 2017, 12:42:46 PM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/aO7TEoT70mbrq/giphy.gif)

[Rex is Channel-surfing at a Slow Pace to find the Al's Toy Barn commercial]
Rex: I can't find it. It doesn't seem to be on any of these stations.
Hamm: Oh you're going too slow, let me do the job.
[Hamm starts Channel-surfing at a Breathtaking Speed]
Rex: It's too fast. How can you even tell what's on?
Hamm: I can tell.
[Hamm just skips right past the Al's Toy Barn commercial]
Rex: Go back, go back, you missed it!
Hamm: Too late, I'm in the 40's, gotta go around the horn!

 888high58888  Perfect!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 02, 2017, 12:39:07 PM
Quote
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/02/02/13/3CB9858900000578-4184048-Pets_are_welcome_here_but_children_must_be_leashed-a-45_1486041443406.jpg)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4184048/Restaurants-create-funny-signs-naughty-children.html

Funny restaurant signs.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 06, 2017, 01:45:07 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 06, 2017, 11:05:58 AM
Ridiculous news of yesterday.

(http://i.imgur.com/3KFmvED.png)

 :silly:

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on February 06, 2017, 12:24:58 PM
Ridiculous news of yesterday.

(http://i.imgur.com/3KFmvED.png)

 :silly:

She was going to sacrifice a virgin but couldn't find one
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on February 13, 2017, 07:59:00 PM
New Zealand warns of exploding whale carcassess after mass stranding
https://www.yahoo.com/news/zealand-warns-exploding-whale-carcassess-071341411.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 13, 2017, 08:31:03 PM
New Zealand warns of exploding whale carcassess after mass stranding
https://www.yahoo.com/news/zealand-warns-exploding-whale-carcassess-071341411.html
Well, there's talk of cutting holes in them so they don't blow up, but either way, I wouldn't want to be downwind.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on February 13, 2017, 08:36:03 PM
Well, there's talk of cutting holes in them so they don't blow up, but either way, I wouldn't want to be downwind.

Sometimes things don't go as planned!  But this is an option

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5sPgV61bw
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 13, 2017, 08:42:57 PM
Sometimes things don't go as planned!  But this is an option

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5sPgV61bw
That was an unmitigated splatterfest. (No wonder they try to push them back into the ocean.)  One half ton of dynamite just wasn't enough to achieve the level of particulate diffusion they wanted...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on February 14, 2017, 12:17:08 PM
Sometimes things don't go as planned!  But this is an option

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD5sPgV61bw
Nice
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 14, 2017, 06:22:38 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 14, 2017, 07:38:36 PM
Maybe they already had a boat...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on February 14, 2017, 07:44:21 PM
Maybe they already had a boat...

They already stole the boat and now they needed all the accessories.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 14, 2017, 07:46:53 PM
They already stole the boat and now they needed all the accessories.

So all they need to do is figure out who stole a POS boat...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 14, 2017, 08:01:15 PM
It was tweakers. They didn't steal anything. Just took it all apart. They'll put it back together later...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 14, 2017, 08:09:07 PM
It was tweakers. They didn't steal anything. Just took it all apart. They'll put it back together later...
Yeah. They'll make chairs out of the lights, lights out of the seats, and use the outboard for a room fan...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 15, 2017, 04:21:04 AM
Police make personal injury claim against robbery victim

A man who was held at knifepoint in his home and had his car stolen has said he has been re-victimised by three personal injury claims made by police officers.

Terence Duffin's car was written off during a police chase.

He said he has now received civil claims from three police officers, even though he was not in the car.

The police said this was a private matter between the individual officers and the insurance companies involved.

Mr Duffin had just arrived home when two armed men forced themselves into his house in Newcastle, County Down, at the end of August 2016.

"They pushed me into the kitchen and proceeded to pull out carving knives," he said.

"The house was ransacked, items were stolen and they took my car."
Loss of confidence

He said police traced the car in Clough, County Antrim, and followed it to Belfast.

"It was on the Dunbar Link that the men rammed the police car and it wasn't until the Seven Mile Straight in Antrim that they were actually apprehended by police who had set up a road block."

Mr Duffin said he felt traumatised by the theft but that things were made worse when he was notified of the claims by his insurance company.

"I just couldn't believe this was happening to me," he added.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesman said it does not hold any information in relation to police officers making compensation claims against the owners of stolen vehicles.

More: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-38975662

 **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 15, 2017, 07:29:06 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: don-o on February 16, 2017, 06:13:13 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 16, 2017, 06:33:12 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 16, 2017, 06:50:36 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on February 16, 2017, 06:57:57 PM
If I found Maxine floating in my pool, I'd punish my dog.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 17, 2017, 11:50:25 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on February 17, 2017, 11:57:52 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 17, 2017, 12:01:19 PM
Umm Dude, she's already gone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM6Z-eOWXZQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqzhW6a1trQ
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on February 17, 2017, 12:13:49 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on February 17, 2017, 06:34:54 PM
A Man's Pet Squirrel Stops a Would-Be Burglar in Idaho

A pet squirrel named Joey is being called a hero this week after attacking a would-be burglar who broke into an Idaho home.

It all started Tuesday when Meridian, Idaho resident Adam Pearl stepped into his house and realized something was wrong."I came in the front door and I saw snow prints out in the front driveway going to the back of the house, so I thought something was awry because no one usually goes through the yard," Pearl told KIVI-TV....
https://weather.com/science/nature/news/squirrel-attacks-idaho-burglar
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 17, 2017, 09:07:13 PM
Arsonist botches effort to blow up home on Valentine's Day, police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2017/02/gas_line_cut_in_attempt_to_blo.html

GAINES TWP, MI - An inside gas line was cut near a burning candle in an effort to blow up a Gaines Township home on Valentine's Day, police said.

Instead of exploding, however, the suspected arsonist set the candle too close to the line.

"What they wanted to do was fill up the room with gas and blow up the house," said Gaines Township police Chief Mark Schmitzer, adding that firefighters found the broken gas line "spewing out a flame like a blow torch."


Ah stupid people. Who would we laugh at without them.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 18, 2017, 12:15:45 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 18, 2017, 12:28:22 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 18, 2017, 12:32:50 PM
Behind the Name site says Xochhitl is Native American derived from Spanish.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 18, 2017, 12:39:41 PM
Behind the Name site says Xochhitl is Native American derived from Spanish.  :shrug:

Welllll, since Maykovich sounds Russian and Xochhitl sounds Aztec I figured the name originated in Siberia and made it's way to us over some sort of bridge.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 18, 2017, 12:42:31 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 18, 2017, 07:51:56 PM
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Toy tiger used to nurse orphaned cubs back to health   
Park rangers at a tiger reserve in India came up with a unique way to nurse three orphaned cubs.

The rangers at the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh have fitted a stuffed toy tiger with synthetic nipples and milk bottles for the cubs to feed from, CNN reported.
(http://www.ajc.com/rf/image_large/Pub/p8/CmgSharedContent/2017/02/18/Images/photos.medleyphoto.13251556.jpg)
http://www.ajc.com/news/world/toy-tiger-used-nurse-orphaned-cubs-back-health/qfZzvOpFjcFGfJZ3fZbNbL/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 18, 2017, 08:10:32 PM


I have a doll sorta like that.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 19, 2017, 08:00:39 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 19, 2017, 01:23:30 PM
It's hard to take a side on this one.  A Police Supervisor should be a little tougher than this, but on the other hand he was showing it around to his peers (presumably also working for the Supervisor), making her the butt of the jokes which had the effect of undermining her authority.  Are there pictures of the porn star in the story so we can judge?   :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on February 19, 2017, 03:29:32 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 19, 2017, 03:31:56 PM
 :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 20, 2017, 04:56:10 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 21, 2017, 11:51:25 AM
Tennessee:
If one reads up on this, the police officer has only been disciplined with a suspension, a few weeks.

Mind you, if talking this way to someone is not bad enough, he also gave her some sort of video of himself as well.
Quote
Cop's indecent requests caught on secret recordings
Phil Williams
SOUTH CARTHAGE, Tenn. - Secret recordings obtained by Nashville-based WTVF show a Middle Tennessee police officer making all sorts of indecent requests to a woman he was supposed to be protecting.

Those recordings landed South Carthage officer Frank Geisenhoffer in trouble back in December.

For the victim, they raise questions about why he's still on the job.

"How can you defend speaking to a woman like that?" WTVF asked the veteran officer.

"Ok, sir," he replied. "I don't have any statements."

The recordings, made by convenience store clerk Elizabeth Restrepo, are crude.

"I don't do big girls," Geisenhoffer says at one point. "Don't have to -- not with this d...k."

At another point, he tells Restrepo, "You do look good, baby. F...ing hot!" Later, he comments on the appearance of her nipples.

More: http://www.abc15.com/news/national/cops-indecent-requests-caught-on-secret-recordings

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 21, 2017, 11:56:57 AM
The punishment certainly fits the ridiculous category.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 21, 2017, 09:19:47 PM
The punishment certainly fits the ridiculous category.

I don't know. Suspension for two shifts. What were they suspending him by?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 21, 2017, 10:51:53 PM
The thing about the Tennessee case above, is it does seem possible, one could be led on. It sounds like the cop and no one else did wrong but it might be more complex.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 22, 2017, 02:42:04 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 22, 2017, 08:04:03 AM
Toxic Shock, anybody?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 22, 2017, 09:20:56 AM
Could go in the national news forum, will spare folks that. victim-less crime? 2 consenting whatever.

Mississippi:

Quote
DOG SEX RAP Woman, 43, arrested for having sex with a DOG after vile bestiality video was posted online
Footage showing the alleged disturbing sex session led cops to raid the home of Amy Graves
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2924410/woman-sex-with-dog-video-posted-online-arrested/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 22, 2017, 09:31:30 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on February 22, 2017, 10:34:39 AM
Must have been a Naussance Shark.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on February 23, 2017, 05:46:13 PM
Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

"For the millions of you that have been tuning in to take witness to this educational experience, a live giraffe birth, there are a handful of extremists and animal rights activists that may not agree with us, and that's okay, but have unfortunately reported our YouTube cam as sexually explicit or nude content, which has made for its removal," park officials said on Facebook Live....
http://www.fox5ny.com/news/237622553-story

 :huh?:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 23, 2017, 06:05:52 PM
Giraffe stream flagged on YouTube for 'nudity & sexual content', park says

"For the millions of you that have been tuning in to take witness to this educational experience, a live giraffe birth, there are a handful of extremists and animal rights activists that may not agree with us, and that's okay, but have unfortunately reported our YouTube cam as sexually explicit or nude content, which has made for its removal," park officials said on Facebook Live....
http://www.fox5ny.com/news/237622553-story

 :huh?:

Animal rights activists.  They griped the live-cam for something bogus they knew they could get it pulled down for.  The Lavender Mafia that runs Bookface does that too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 24, 2017, 01:40:02 PM
Spectacular General Lee stunt jump wows Autorama crowd

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/spectacular_general_lee_stunt.html

I'm a little surprised they got away with this primarily because of the flag on top of the car.

(http://i.imgur.com/zXasVo1.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPtcfv4dA7o



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 24, 2017, 02:32:05 PM
Spectacular General Lee stunt jump wows Autorama crowd

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/spectacular_general_lee_stunt.html

I'm a little surprised they got away with this primarily because of the flag on top of the car.

(http://i.imgur.com/zXasVo1.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TPtcfv4dA7o

I thought the guy who owns that car said he was going to paint over the flag on the top?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on February 24, 2017, 02:45:18 PM
I thought the guy who owns that car said he was going to paint over the flag on the top?
@Cyber Liberty I am glad he did not.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 24, 2017, 03:05:23 PM
@Cyber Liberty I am glad he did not.

I think there are many copies of the General Lee, so who knows?  The ones used in the TV series are probably showpieces, not for driving stunts.  The car in CC's video looked like it was damaged from the jump.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on February 24, 2017, 03:07:27 PM
The car in CC's video looked like it was damaged from the jump.

A little Zaino and that will buff right out!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on February 24, 2017, 03:17:47 PM
I think there are many copies of the General Lee, so who knows?  The ones used in the TV series are probably showpieces, not for driving stunts.  The car in CC's video looked like it was damaged from the jump.

It was wrecked. That whole car is probably one of many made in a shop to be wrecked. There is nothing original there.

Slow mo. She's done.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-DYBfKYk6E
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on February 24, 2017, 03:53:33 PM
These are snuggies, I had to look it up to make sure:
(http://www.tvtopten.com/images/snuggie_blanket.jpg)
Quote
Snuggie-clad goats found wandering Idaho neighborhood
By Daniel Uria   |   Feb. 24, 2017 at 2:34 PM
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/02/24/Snuggie-clad-goats-found-wandering-Idaho-neighborhood/4951487963332/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=2

Picture at link of the goats even. But it is a tweet, so one can go see for themselves.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on February 24, 2017, 04:58:16 PM
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Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 24, 2017, 05:08:01 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on February 25, 2017, 09:53:23 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nh987zH.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 25, 2017, 11:01:52 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Nh987zH.jpg)

There's a Cop Shop in New England somewhere that has one of the most followed Bookface pages in the country.  Some funny guy writes up some of their happenings.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 25, 2017, 10:09:09 PM
I have a doll sorta like that.
I was thinking that this story wasn't ridiculous.................and then I saw your comment :silly: :silly: :silly:
@bigheadfred
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 25, 2017, 10:12:59 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 25, 2017, 11:19:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on February 25, 2017, 11:28:48 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k

 888high58888  Exactly!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 26, 2017, 04:02:54 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k
That's a classic!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on February 26, 2017, 06:01:00 AM
Can I add one?.

It was 72 degrees here on Saturday. Today it's in the 30s and will be there all week.

Wacky weather.

It's not as good as you alls posts but...it's weird.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 26, 2017, 05:07:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a6YdNmK77k
I love The Ghost Breakers, one of Hope's best.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 02, 2017, 12:25:55 PM
Check out this dipstick...Having a choice of 34 genders isn't enough.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4274396/Man-spends-50-000-transform-genderless-ALIEN.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 02, 2017, 05:15:57 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 02, 2017, 06:48:35 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 02, 2017, 07:52:35 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 02, 2017, 09:01:52 PM
Alger (MI) man killed with ax for calling killer a 'pedophile,' police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/02/man_killed_alger_man_with_ax_f.html

The suspect.

(http://i.imgur.com/BYJtPyI.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 02, 2017, 09:09:27 PM
Alger (MI) man killed with ax for calling killer a 'pedophile,' police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/02/man_killed_alger_man_with_ax_f.html

The suspect.

(http://i.imgur.com/BYJtPyI.gif)

Looks clean.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 02, 2017, 09:49:09 PM
Alger (MI) man killed with ax for calling killer a 'pedophile,' police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/02/man_killed_alger_man_with_ax_f.html

The suspect.

(http://i.imgur.com/BYJtPyI.gif)

That is gruesome!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 02, 2017, 11:30:30 PM
Alger (MI) man killed with ax for calling killer a 'pedophile,' police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/02/man_killed_alger_man_with_ax_f.html

The suspect.

(http://i.imgur.com/BYJtPyI.gif)

Couple of neck bolts and a flat top and he's in business.  Is he afraid of fire?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 03, 2017, 06:46:04 AM
That is gruesome!

You should have seen him before the replacement head arrived.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 03, 2017, 07:02:12 AM
You should have seen him before the replacement head arrived.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cf/86/80/cf8680888bb9384c98fb9940e4628236.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 04, 2017, 09:32:27 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 04, 2017, 09:36:13 AM
Play stupid games. Be interesting to see a tox report.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 04, 2017, 09:40:55 AM
Probably isn't fake news but could be.

But folks know, college kids and others, do play those stupid games.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Oceander on March 04, 2017, 09:48:47 AM
Alger (MI) man killed with ax for calling killer a 'pedophile,' police say

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/02/man_killed_alger_man_with_ax_f.html

The suspect.

(http://i.imgur.com/BYJtPyI.gif)

Turns out he had in fact been convicted for raping a teenager.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 04, 2017, 10:03:55 AM
Probably isn't fake news but could be.

But folks know, college kids and others, do play those stupid games.

Alcohol doesn't work that fast.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Elderberry on March 04, 2017, 10:07:49 AM
http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/drug-suspects-raid-pepperidge-farm-delivery-truck-for-cookies-police-say?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark (http://www.abc15.com/news/crime/drug-suspects-raid-pepperidge-farm-delivery-truck-for-cookies-police-say?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark)

MESA, AZ - Two drug suspects were busted in Mesa with marijuana, methamphetamine and several stolen boxes of Pepperidge Farm cookies.

Police report that on February 24 a Pepperidge Farm delivery driver came out of his apartment near University Drive and Dobson Road to deliver the products. Attached to his truck is a trailer full of snacks, and the victim noticed that the back door to the trailer was broken.

About $400 worth of cookies was gone.

Police searched the area and found 33-year-old Daniel Kim and 29-year-old Felecia Guthrie in a nearby alleyway along with the drugs and snacks.

Kim, who police say tried to hide the snacks, told police that he was homeless and hungry.

Both Kim and Guthrie have been charged with drug possession and burglary.




(http://media2.abc15.com/photo/2017/03/02/PicMonkey%20Collage_1488480102316_56188615_ver1.0_640_480.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 04, 2017, 10:17:50 AM
Alcohol doesn't work that fast.

I won't put it to the test.

I didn't want to get into a "tell us your drunk stories" area but... I know when younger, we were drinking Mezcal,  the drink made from the same plants as tequila but has the worm in it. I stood up from sitting on the floor and just as soon, I sat down on the floor again, right away. Virtually my only experience like that. Alcohol sure can do a number of things if one doesn't watch it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 04, 2017, 10:29:16 AM
I won't put it to the test.

I didn't want to get into a "tell us your drunk stories" area but... I know when younger, we were drinking Mezcal,  the drink made from the same plants as tequila but has the worm in it. I stood up from sitting on the floor and just as soon, I sat down on the floor again, right away. Virtually my only experience like that. Alcohol sure can do a number of things if one doesn't watch it.

I'm betting the guy passed out immediately then died sometime within the next hour or so.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 04, 2017, 10:33:03 AM
Quote
WOW! An AMBUSH Of Tigers AMBUSH A Drone [VIDEO]

https://youtu.be/Nhe_cyrHNpI

http://rightalerts.com/wow-an-ambush-of-tigers-ambushes-a-drone-video/

I think this fits the ridiculous news category: the chubby tigers, the music, the setting, the inevitability.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 04, 2017, 10:35:57 AM
Alcohol doesn't work that fast.

It can.  Alcohol gets absorbed through the stomach lining in addition to the small intestine, especially if there are ulcers involved.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on March 04, 2017, 10:39:53 AM
I'm betting the guy passed out immediately then died sometime within the next hour or so.

Many years ago I watched something akin to this occur.  Some guy I did not know (I was in the Army at the time) apparently made a wager that he could down a 1/2 pint bottle of everclear in one go and did. Won the bet but spent weeks in the hospital afterward. I'm told it was touch and go for awhile whether or not he would survive.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 04, 2017, 10:52:42 AM
Many years ago I watched something akin to this occur.  Some guy I did not know (I was in the Army at the time) apparently made a wager that he could down a 1/2 pint bottle of everclear in one go and did. Won the bet but spent weeks in the hospital afterward. I'm told it was touch and go for awhile whether or not he would survive.

A good way to get dain bramaged.  The leftist idiot who shot US Representative Gabby Giffords in the face in Tucson was a product of an almost fatal dose of alcohol poisoning years earlier.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 04, 2017, 11:05:52 AM
Many years ago I watched something akin to this occur.  Some guy I did not know (I was in the Army at the time) apparently made a wager that he could down a 1/2 pint bottle of everclear in one go and did. Won the bet but spent weeks in the hospital afterward. I'm told it was touch and go for awhile whether or not he would survive.

I found several teenagers a few years ago getting drunk on the state land near me as one of them was proceeding to die in the ditch.

I was taking a late night ride on the backroads and saw some legs sticking out of the ditch. It was a kid about 17, unresponsive, barely breathing with a slow weak pulse, laying with his head downhill. His friends started staggering out of the woods to see what was going on and telling me he was OK.

I made them get him sitting semi upright so he wouldn't choke if he started to throw up and sure enough he immediately started to throw up while he was passed out so I made them lean him forward to make sure nothing remained in his mouth. I called the ambulance and the friends all fled.

The paramedic said it looked like basic alcohol poisoning to him and they hauled him off to the hospital.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on March 04, 2017, 11:31:55 AM
A good way to get dain bramaged.  The leftist idiot who shot US Representative Gabby Giffords in the face in Tucson was a product of an almost fatal dose of alcohol poisoning years earlier.

From my point of view anyone who would do something that stupid didn't have much of a brain to damage!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on March 04, 2017, 11:32:35 AM
I found several teenagers a few years ago getting drunk on the state land near me as one of them was proceeding to die in the ditch.

I was taking a late night ride on the backroads and saw some legs sticking out of the ditch. It was a kid about 17, unresponsive, barely breathing with a slow weak pulse, laying with his head downhill. His friends started staggering out of the woods to see what was going on and telling me he was OK.

I made them get him sitting semi upright so he wouldn't choke if he started to throw up and sure enough he immediately started to throw up while he was passed out so I made them lean him forward to make sure nothing remained in his mouth. I called the ambulance and the friends all fled.

The paramedic said it looked like basic alcohol poisoning to him and they hauled him off to the hospital.

 **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 04, 2017, 11:43:34 AM
From my point of view anyone who would do something that stupid didn't have much of a brain to damage!

His mother is an extreme leftist with a management position in Pima county gooberment.  If you knew Tucson, you'd say she's a perfect fit.  She pulled strings with their Socialist Sheriff to keep information about her son's mental issues secret so he could legally keep the gun he shot the Congresswoman in the face with.  They both later declared the shooting (which also killed a child and a Federal Judge) was the fault of AZ "lax" gun laws.

Meanwhile, Giffords continues to prove one can shoot a Dem in the head and they'll still walk and talk.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 04, 2017, 02:09:10 PM
Play stupid games. Be interesting to see a tox report.
Really. Most people would just puke most of it back up.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 04, 2017, 02:15:07 PM
It can.  Alcohol gets absorbed through the stomach lining in addition to the small intestine, especially if there are ulcers involved.
Some does, but according to Widmark's research it takes 45 minutes to go full post-absorbtive (to fully disseminate the alcohol throughout the system).
It is the lag between drinking and the effects 'hitting them'.
The higher the concentration of alcohol in the stomach fluid, the more the body will absorb in an attempt to distribute it equally throughout.
That's the reason someone can go in the bar, down a 4 or 5 shots, drive a short distance home and still be sober enough to get there. The alcohol will still be entering their system when they walk in the door.
If they get stopped, though, by the time they get tested, they've absorbed enough they get a DUI.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 04, 2017, 02:17:58 PM
A good way to get dain bramaged.  The leftist idiot who shot US Representative Gabby Giffords in the face in Tucson was a product of an almost fatal dose of alcohol poisoning years earlier.
He had other problems long before that, iirc.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 04, 2017, 02:35:02 PM

What I am saying is the kid probably had a high amount of alcohol/drugs in his system so it didn't take long for the huge amount consumed quickly to put him out. Chugging a fifth would have taken minutes and not seconds for a sober person to pass out.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 04, 2017, 02:58:18 PM
What I am saying is the kid probably had a high amount of alcohol/drugs in his system so it didn't take long for the huge amount consumed quickly to put him out. Chugging a fifth would have taken minutes and not seconds for a sober person to pass out.
That's my guess, too. Kid should have stayed with beer.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 04, 2017, 03:25:03 PM
He had other problems long before that, iirc.

Well, there was his mother.  Probably the largest detriment to his life.  The alcohol incident almost killed him.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 05, 2017, 07:51:08 PM
Alcohol doesn't work that fast.
Assuming he started with the Tequila. He probably needed some liquid courage to agree to a bet that stupid.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 08, 2017, 09:50:42 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 08, 2017, 09:55:27 AM
@EC It looks like he was either incredibly dumb, or looking for 'three hots and a cot'.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 08, 2017, 09:57:51 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 08, 2017, 10:16:57 AM
Well, there's this:
If he'd meant it, he'd have mailed it...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 10, 2017, 07:46:54 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 10, 2017, 08:42:38 PM
Exactly, EC.

The letter of the law can be stupid, asinine, cruel, devoid of judgment or common sense, or any number of other appropriate descriptions.

If as humans we can't recognize and follow the spirit of the law, when the intent of the law is shown to be (see above descriptions), then we are too stupid and inhuman to exist.
@aligncare

It goes for antiquated laws as well, doesn't it?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 10, 2017, 09:02:20 PM
Exactly, EC.

The letter of the law can be stupid, asinine, cruel, devoid of judgment or common sense, or any number of other appropriate descriptions.

If as humans we can't recognize and follow the spirit of the law, when the intent of the law is shown to be (see above descriptions), then we are too stupid and inhuman to exist.

Its why juries have the irreversible right to find guilty men innocent.

THOMAS JEFFERSON (1789): I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.

JOHN ADAMS (1771): It's not only ....(the juror's) right, but his duty, in that case, to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgement, and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.

ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1804): Jurors should acquit even against the judge's instruction...."if exercising their judgement with discretion and honesty they have a clear conviction that the charge of the court is wrong."

U.S. vs. DOUGHERTY (1972) [D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals]: The jury has...."unreviewable and irreversible power...to acquit in disregard of the instructions on the law given by the trial judge."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 10, 2017, 09:15:26 PM

If as humans we can't recognize and follow the spirit of the law, when the intent of the law is shown to be (see above descriptions), then we are too stupid and inhuman to exist.


I happen to agree with this.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 11, 2017, 12:22:37 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 11, 2017, 11:03:03 AM
I'd say that They weren't affray of nuthing.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 11, 2017, 01:15:25 PM
Stop shitting up my thread.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 11, 2017, 02:03:44 PM
Stop shitting up my thread.
We dindu nuffin', man.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 11, 2017, 02:07:30 PM
 :tongue2:

Asked for clean up. Whoever did it missed my post.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 11, 2017, 05:43:46 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 11, 2017, 05:51:09 PM
She's lucky they weren't on bath salts, they'd have eaten her instead of kissed her and punched her...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 11, 2017, 06:12:03 PM
Here is more on the Batz brothers, the story is so odd, I thought it could be fake but now, other mainstream sources report it. The mushrooms, undoubtedly, must have made them crazed.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/naked-brothers-punched-woman-passionately-making-article-1.2993819

I've seen the effects of mushrooms + alcohol before, and it's pretty impressive.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 11, 2017, 06:15:44 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Elderberry on March 11, 2017, 06:17:50 PM
I've seen the effects of mushrooms + alcohol before, and it's pretty impressive.
Traipse thru cow pastures much?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 11, 2017, 06:21:15 PM
Sounds like loco weed, the devil's weed, etc. Jimson weed.

I guess, a variety of mushrooms could do the same, after all, there are poisonous ones too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 11, 2017, 07:00:53 PM
Here is a fellow charged with a hate crime but if one reads his reasoning, he's absolutely nuts. Commit instead of punish? I'm not for leniency but this is crazy. Excerpted, there's more to the bizarre behavior at the link.
Definitely a psychopath. It sounds like he was on a self appointed mission from God and looking for a fight, Bernhard Goetz style.


Trivia note: The name of the restaurant is alAqsa. This is what the Muslims call the Jewish temple mount in Jerusalem.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 11, 2017, 08:27:39 PM
Traipse thru cow pastures much?
I have, but you don't want to step where those mushrooms grow... **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 11, 2017, 08:29:01 PM
Definitely a psychopath. It sounds like he was on a self appointed mission from God and looking for a fight, Bernhard Goetz style.


Trivia note: The name of the restaurant is alAqsa. This is what the Muslims call the Jewish temple mount in Jerusalem.
The problem with guys like that is that if someone did stumble across a slave labor thing or the like, the nutters make the police a little less inclined to do anything.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 11, 2017, 10:41:46 PM
Traipse thru cow pastures much?

 :silly:

No, as a medic. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 13, 2017, 11:54:51 PM
Quote
'Don't bag up dog poo in countryside', animal owners urged
    13 March 2017

Dog walkers are being urged not to bag up their pet's poo in the countryside - but to use a stick and flick it into the undergrowth instead.


Conservative MP Anne Main will advocate the method during a Westminster debate as a way of reducing the number of plastic bags blighting the countryside.

Mrs Main says better signage is needed at the entrance of parks and open spaces so dog owners know what to do.

She says poo-filled bags hanging from trees are a nationwide problem.

Continued: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-39254072

Under the circumstances,  that sounds like the correct thing to do. In the US, raccoons and all kinds of creatures leave their scat out there, droppings, whatever is the correct term.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 16, 2017, 05:34:46 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on March 16, 2017, 10:19:10 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 16, 2017, 10:30:43 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 16, 2017, 02:20:30 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 16, 2017, 02:37:25 PM
Quite. :nometalk:
You know, that is such an odd way to phrase something, you have to wonder if it was deliberate. I'm betting that there was some snickering by the author when he wrote that. It is too weird to be accidental.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 16, 2017, 02:39:24 PM
It's the Metro. They excel at more juvenile humor, and yes, the word choice is always deliberate. Still they are amazing good at ferreting out ridiculous news stories - could fill the thread from them alone.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 02:46:57 PM
It's the Metro. They excel at more juvenile humor, and yes, the word choice is always deliberate. Still they are amazing good at ferreting out ridiculous news stories - could fill the thread from them alone.

I tripped over a great article there about selling your knickers online...to "normal" blokes.  Just what do you guys call "normal" blokes?  (Scare quotes are in the story)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 16, 2017, 02:58:06 PM
A normal bloke would be one who isn't buying them to wear.  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 03:06:00 PM
A normal bloke would be one who isn't buying them to wear.  :tongue2:

Muy Bueno.  :beer:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 16, 2017, 04:44:48 PM
A normal bloke would be one who isn't buying them to wear.  :tongue2:

Say what?   :pondering:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 05:02:20 PM
Say what?   :pondering:

I have to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 16, 2017, 05:05:42 PM
I have to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew.

Fine, but please keep it to yourself....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 05:09:32 PM
Fine, but please keep it to yourself....
888high58888
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 16, 2017, 05:23:30 PM
Fine, but please keep it to yourself....

He might get his knickers in a knot?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 16, 2017, 05:28:55 PM
I have to rethink a lot of what I thought I knew.

I wish I wouldn't have know now what I never knew then.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 05:31:52 PM
I wish I wouldn't have know now what I never knew then.

I now know what I never knew before.  I can buy used knickers on the interwebz.  Thank God and Al Gore!  (Actually not quite true.  I read an article in Cracked about a gal who made her college money doing that.)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 16, 2017, 05:36:37 PM
Yeah - she did custom orders, if I recall right.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 05:37:33 PM
Yeah - she did custom orders, if I recall right.

Yup.  You read the same article.  That's where the big money was, too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 16, 2017, 05:37:52 PM
He might get his knickers in a knot?

I don't want to know, Wingy.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 16, 2017, 05:54:17 PM
It's not just the guys who are into this. Been selling my skivvies to chicks online for years. At least I think they are chicks? Prices very depending on the brand, material, and how the purchaser wants them enhanced.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on March 16, 2017, 05:57:28 PM
Yeah - she did custom orders, if I recall right.

Yup.  You read the same article.  That's where the big money was, too.

Didn't she have her boy friend test drive a few pair n special request.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 05:59:18 PM
It's not just the guys who are into this. Been selling my skivvies to chicks online for years. At least I think they are chicks? Prices very depending on the brand, material, and how the purchaser wants them enhanced.

:terror:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 16, 2017, 06:00:05 PM
Didn't she have her boy friend test drive a few pair n special request.

I can't recall.  I can't check right now either because Cracked makes my company firewall scream.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 16, 2017, 06:01:20 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 16, 2017, 06:02:43 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 16, 2017, 06:11:48 PM
If there is any place on Earth that a coconut cannon would come in handy it is in Antarctica. Coconuts are everywhere and you can use them to shoot at the penguins. It will keep them at bay and prevent them from attacking so often.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 16, 2017, 08:54:02 PM
If there is any place on Earth that a coconut cannon would come in handy it is in Antarctica. Coconuts are everywhere and you can use them to shoot at the penguins. It will keep them at bay and prevent them from attacking so often.
At least that lets the swallows off the hook....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 18, 2017, 07:39:14 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 18, 2017, 08:14:15 AM
No good deed...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 18, 2017, 08:28:22 AM
Quote
Burlington man accused of trying to poison wife with Visine
By Evan Bolin   Mar 16, 2017 10:56 PM CST

BURLINGTON (WKOW) -- A Burlington man is accused of using eye drops to poison his wife. 

Prosecutors say 45-year-old Darin Tiedt squirted Visine into his wife's soda, possibly for weeks, before she caught him doing it on Sunday.

Continued: http://www.wkow.com/story/34935863/2017/03/16/burlington-man-accused-of-trying-to-poison-wife

There is a record of using this as a poison in other cases, who knows how often this has occurred in cases we don't know of?

http://www.newsmax.com/TheWire/visine-poisoning-eye-drops-girlfriend/2013/03/11/id/494089/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/02/maryland-mom-accused-poisoning-young-sons-with-visine.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 18, 2017, 08:33:16 AM
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17 years in prison for Stevens Point man in samurai sword attack
http://www.waow.com/story/34942032/2017/03/17/17-years-in-prison-for-stevens-point-man-in-samurai-sword-attack
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 18, 2017, 09:01:27 AM
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Mosque burglar: police ask for tips, release photos, say no evidence of hate crime
(http://media.al.com/news_impact/photo/Mosque%20security.jpg)
The Gadsden Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a burglar suspected of stealing from mosques.

Three Alabama mosques have been burglarized in the past week in Anniston, Gadsden and Tuscaloosa, police said.

...

Tuscaloosa police said a suspect entered the building using the security key code.

...

More: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/mosque_burglar_police_ask_for.html


Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 19, 2017, 09:21:44 AM
Not so much ridiculous as it is interesting.

Stunning Great Lakes view shows we left our lights on last night

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/03/stunning_great_lakes_view_show.html#incart_river_home

(http://i.imgur.com/Dl1NQPo.png)

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 19, 2017, 09:29:04 AM
Not so much ridiculous as it is interesting.

Stunning Great Lakes view shows we left our lights on last night

Saturday night.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 19, 2017, 09:41:13 AM
Saturday night.

Thursday actually. Last night was solid clouds here in the south.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 19, 2017, 10:49:47 AM
Footballer accidentally thanks his wife and girlfriend in incredible man of the match speech

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/03/18/footballer-accidentally-thanks-wife-girlfriend-incredible-man/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 19, 2017, 10:50:28 AM
https://i.imgur.com/O2ZCWNY.gifv
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on March 19, 2017, 04:48:13 PM
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Post by: bigheadfred on March 19, 2017, 06:50:13 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 20, 2017, 04:23:10 AM
The cats don't look overly thrilled by it either.  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 20, 2017, 06:06:12 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on March 20, 2017, 06:26:57 AM
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Post by: Smokin Joe on March 20, 2017, 07:25:56 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on March 20, 2017, 07:57:16 AM
I'd be concerned about toxoplasmosis. Let the cat do its own licking. The dog does...
Exactly. You would be stirring up a cloud of dander, mites, snd other filth, right under your nose and mouth. It would be like brushing your cat and then snorting whatever comes off like cocaine. This is an insanely bad idea.
Still waiting for someone to make the obvious sex joke with this. Surprised it hasn't happened already.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 20, 2017, 08:39:46 AM
I do try not to let this thread get overloaded with "dumb criminals" type stuff, but the headline writers do make it difficult to resist sometimes:

Woman assaults mother with cheeseburger

Police are investigating after a woman assaulted her mother with a cheeseburger at an east-side McDonald's.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were called to the McDonald's at 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The two women got in a fight after the mom told her daughter she could no longer stay at her home, said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer. The mom drove her daughter to someone else's house, but on the way, the daughter changed her mind about where she wanted to go.

The 60-year-old mother told officers her daughter, 39, started yelling at her, so she stopped at the McDonald's drive-thru. The daughter was screaming and yelling as they drove, Hamer said.

After stopping in the parking lot so other passengers in the car could use the bathroom, the mother told police her daughter said she wished her mom would die, Hamer said.

"While her daughter was seated in the front passenger seat she took a bite out of her cheeseburger," Hamer said. "The victim stated her daughter yelled 'B---h I outta kill you' and hit her in the left side of her face with her hand and the cheeseburger."

The mom told police she had pain on the left side of her face, and officers saw that she had ketchup and mustard down the front of her shirt. Pickles, ketchup and mustard were splattered across the interior door of the car. The mom's face was red and swollen, Hamer said.

The daughter got into another driver's vehicle and fled the scene, Hamer said.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/19/woman-assaults-mother/99387004/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on March 20, 2017, 08:57:46 AM
I do try not to let this thread get overloaded with "dumb criminals" type stuff, but the headline writers do make it difficult to resist sometimes:

Woman assaults mother with cheeseburger

Police are investigating after a woman assaulted her mother with a cheeseburger at an east-side McDonald's.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were called to the McDonald's at 21st Street and Shadeland Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

The two women got in a fight after the mom told her daughter she could no longer stay at her home, said IMPD Officer Aaron Hamer. The mom drove her daughter to someone else's house, but on the way, the daughter changed her mind about where she wanted to go.

The 60-year-old mother told officers her daughter, 39, started yelling at her, so she stopped at the McDonald's drive-thru. The daughter was screaming and yelling as they drove, Hamer said.

After stopping in the parking lot so other passengers in the car could use the bathroom, the mother told police her daughter said she wished her mom would die, Hamer said.

"While her daughter was seated in the front passenger seat she took a bite out of her cheeseburger," Hamer said. "The victim stated her daughter yelled 'B---h I outta kill you' and hit her in the left side of her face with her hand and the cheeseburger."

The mom told police she had pain on the left side of her face, and officers saw that she had ketchup and mustard down the front of her shirt. Pickles, ketchup and mustard were splattered across the interior door of the car. The mom's face was red and swollen, Hamer said.

The daughter got into another driver's vehicle and fled the scene, Hamer said.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2017/03/19/woman-assaults-mother/99387004/


I Can Haz Cheezeburger! 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 20, 2017, 09:08:50 AM
Pickles, ketchup and mustard were splattered across the interior door of the car. The mom's face was red and swollen, Hamer said.

A testament to the rich variety of ingredients that can be found in a Mickey-Dee's Cheezeburger.  My only question is, "Where's the cheeze?"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 20, 2017, 09:13:20 AM
A question I ask every time I buy one.  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 20, 2017, 09:42:05 AM
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/b0/d1/fc/b0d1fc36ae5501dd05e4255de8fb0814.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hopalong Ginsberg on March 20, 2017, 11:38:23 AM
Not for me. @Hopalong Ginsberg would you use this on your kitties?

Can't - I don't have a licker license.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 20, 2017, 11:49:14 AM
Can't - I don't have a licker license.

You got a CCW for that pun?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 21, 2017, 11:25:09 AM
Cheerios gave away flower seeds to save the bees, but they could do harm

Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to aid ailing bee populations this month, the brand said, depleting its supply and smashing its goal of 100 million donated seeds.

But unwanted buzz abounds: The packets Cheerios sent out included seeds for plants deemed invasive in some states and outright banned in others. As Llifehacker noted, the seeds include those for forget-me-nots, banned as a noxious weed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as for the California poppy, listed as an "invasive exotic pest plant" in the southeast. Many of the seeds aren't native to any part of the United States, the site reported.

More: http://www.khou.com/news/nation-now/cheerios-gave-away-flower-seeds-to-save-the-bees-but-they-could-do-harm/424097897

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Saving the bees is a good thing - if the bees die, we die.
Giving away flower seeds - a good thing in and of itself, there's too little beauty in life anyway.
Spending 10 minutes making sure the seeds won't overpower the environments they are released in - waaaayyyy too much trouble.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 21, 2017, 11:48:31 AM
Cheerios gave away flower seeds to save the bees, but they could do harm

Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to aid ailing bee populations this month, the brand said, depleting its supply and smashing its goal of 100 million donated seeds.

But unwanted buzz abounds: The packets Cheerios sent out included seeds for plants deemed invasive in some states and outright banned in others. As Llifehacker noted, the seeds include those for forget-me-nots, banned as a noxious weed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as for the California poppy, listed as an "invasive exotic pest plant" in the southeast. Many of the seeds aren't native to any part of the United States, the site reported.

More: http://www.khou.com/news/nation-now/cheerios-gave-away-flower-seeds-to-save-the-bees-but-they-could-do-harm/424097897

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Saving the bees is a good thing - if the bees die, we die.
Giving away flower seeds - a good thing in and of itself, there's too little beauty in life anyway.
Spending 10 minutes making sure the seeds won't overpower the environments they are released in - waaaayyyy too much trouble.

I need to confirm this, but I the bees in the "big-bee-die-off-scare" are the imported European honey bees.  I believe our native bees are fine. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 21, 2017, 11:51:52 AM
I need to confirm this, but I the bees in the "big-bee-die-off-scare" are the imported European honey bees.  I believe our native bees are fine.
Yeah, but we need them to pollinate our imported European crops.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 21, 2017, 11:56:30 AM
Cheerios gave away flower seeds to save the bees, but they could do harm

Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to aid ailing bee populations this month, the brand said, depleting its supply and smashing its goal of 100 million donated seeds.

But unwanted buzz abounds: The packets Cheerios sent out included seeds for plants deemed invasive in some states and outright banned in others. As Llifehacker noted, the seeds include those for forget-me-nots, banned as a noxious weed in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as for the California poppy, listed as an "invasive exotic pest plant" in the southeast. Many of the seeds aren't native to any part of the United States, the site reported.

More: http://www.khou.com/news/nation-now/cheerios-gave-away-flower-seeds-to-save-the-bees-but-they-could-do-harm/424097897

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Saving the bees is a good thing - if the bees die, we die.
Giving away flower seeds - a good thing in and of itself, there's too little beauty in life anyway.
Spending 10 minutes making sure the seeds won't overpower the environments they are released in - waaaayyyy too much trouble.

I live in Phoenix.  A neighbor on the next street over planted his yard full of these and they were beautiful, but they're a major pest.  Now, almost every house on his street has yards full of them, and a few houses on my yard too.  Everybody's going through Roundup like it's going out of style.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 21, 2017, 08:12:28 PM
I need to confirm this, but I the bees in the "big-bee-die-off-scare" are the imported European honey bees.  I believe our native bees are fine.


I know someone who does bees for a living. There is a mite that carries a virus and when a hive gets infested/infected it can/does collapse.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 21, 2017, 08:19:38 PM

I know someone who does bees for a living. There is a mite that carries a virus and when a hive gets infested/infected it can/does collapse.

Exactly.  The commercial bees are susceptible.  Apparently, the natives are not.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 21, 2017, 09:23:55 PM

I know someone who does bees for a living. There is a mite that carries a virus and when a hive gets infested/infected it can/does collapse.

One issue that no one mentions is that at one time virtually every farm raised their own bees so there were a lot more of them around being cared for. Even when I was a kid in the 70s I knew of several local farms that had bee hives and sold honey. My grandmother's neighbor had bees when I was a kid and the farm behind the church also had hives.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 21, 2017, 10:26:38 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 21, 2017, 10:30:06 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 22, 2017, 09:35:43 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 22, 2017, 09:48:25 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/europe/uk-parliament-firearms-incident/index.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 23, 2017, 11:09:49 AM
Hideous sport, the poor bull, bloody.  2017 nowadays, when will it finally be a nonsport? 2050 and still doing these things?

There's a Columbo detective TV show episode, where Ricardo Montalban played a retired bullfighter legend. That was pretty good.

(http://a2.tvspielfilm.de/imedia/5163/2415163,twfuS4tPPG706OcVbNpW1pZ5p_Vno74ZQTb2VWkhGliGqX42JuFh34AhEvoXE_vtQSFs+b87AXiTQEXCn3AC3Q==.jpg)
You mess with the bull, you get the horn.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 23, 2017, 11:38:26 AM
You mess with the bull, you get the horn.

Just be glad bulls don't have propellers.

Authorities ID Vicksburg man killed by airplane propeller

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/03/authorities_id_vicksburg_man_k.html#incart_river_home_pop
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 23, 2017, 12:54:58 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 24, 2017, 10:48:54 AM
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PRI-MATES! Tourist lost in the Amazon rainforest for nine days says he was saved by MONKEYS who brought food and led him to shelter

The 25-year-old said the animals dropped pieces of fruit onto the ground from the branches above
By Caroline McGuire, Digital Travel Editor
24th March 2017, 1:47 pm
Updated: 24th March 2017, 2:05 pm

Continued: https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/3170647/tourist-lost-in-the-amazon-rainforest-for-nine-days-says-he-was-saved-by-monkeys-who-brought-food-and-led-him-to-shelter/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 24, 2017, 10:54:14 AM


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The 25-year-old said the animals dropped pieces of fruit onto the ground from the branches above

Only when they were clean out of butt apples.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 24, 2017, 11:54:25 AM
Only when they were clean out of butt apples.

Sounds like he was nutzoid enough not to know the difference. Or care.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 25, 2017, 11:36:28 AM
Tennessee bills teen to replace guardrail that killed her

The state of Tennessee erroneously has billed a dead teen nearly $3,000 to replace the guardrail that killed her in a car crash in November.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/24/billed-for-guardrail-death/99601304/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 25, 2017, 04:51:40 PM
I think I'll leave this one right here.  Brad's wife deserves nothing less.

http://www.boredpanda.com/brads-wife-fired-cracker-barrel/

#JusticeForBradsWife
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 25, 2017, 07:30:49 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 25, 2017, 08:05:01 PM
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Canadian Man's Surname on License Plate Deemed Offensive



March 24, 2017 08:02 PM

A Canadian provincial government has withdrawn a man's eponymous personalized vehicle license plate, saying Lorne Grabher's surname is offensive to women when viewed on his car bumper.

Grabher said Friday that he put his last name on the license plate decades ago as a gift for his late father's birthday, and says the province's refusal to renew the plate late last year is unfair.
...

http://kstp.com/national/canadian-license-plate-offensive-surname/4435574/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 25, 2017, 08:58:49 PM
@EC

Not being restricted to streets and sidewalks was a privilege of childhood but it appears to be another piece of fading nostalgia.

When I go to my old hometown I notice that all the worn pathways across grassy areas are long gone because kids aren't making or "maintaining" them anymore.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 25, 2017, 09:37:45 PM
@EC

Not being restricted to streets and sidewalks was a privilege of childhood but it appears to be another piece of fading nostalgia.

When I go to my old hometown I notice that all the worn pathways across grassy areas are long gone because kids aren't making or "maintaining" them anymore.
As long as you didn't break anything or make a mess, that's generally true. Where people had manicured yards, it was best to avoid cutting across them, even then.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on March 26, 2017, 08:15:06 AM
I think I'll leave this one right here.  Brad's wife deserves nothing less.

http://www.boredpanda.com/brads-wife-fired-cracker-barrel/

#JusticeForBradsWife
@Cyber Liberty As if we need more proof that social media can be evil and that the masses are asses. It is none of anyone business except Brad and his wife. Yet everyone is piling on with this mob mentality. It is the same mentality that has overweight girls committing suicide when the anonymous masses pile on her making lewd and rude comments on her Facebook page. It is the same mentality that has mob violence being acceptable in places like Ferguson. People say things over the internet that they would never have the courage to say to another persons face.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on March 26, 2017, 08:18:02 AM
As long as you didn't break anything or make a mess, that's generally true. Where people had manicured yards, it was best to avoid cutting across them, even then.
Years ago in my youth one of the corner lots had a hedge that went at a 45 degree diagonal. It didn't stop us, it just gave us an obstacle to hurdle. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 26, 2017, 12:36:33 PM
@Cyber Liberty As if we need more proof that social media can be evil and that the masses are asses. It is none of anyone business except Brad and his wife. Yet everyone is piling on with this mob mentality. It is the same mentality that has overweight girls committing suicide when the anonymous masses pile on her making lewd and rude comments on her Facebook page. It is the same mentality that has mob violence being acceptable in places like Ferguson. People say things over the internet that they would never have the courage to say to another persons face.

The kicker is there appears to be no Brad, nor Brad's wife.  Some comedian made it up.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Rivergirl on March 26, 2017, 12:41:44 PM
How about this for ridiculous..........

Judge Napolitano supposedly on DT's list for USSC...........
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 26, 2017, 12:52:39 PM
How about this for ridiculous..........

Judge Napolitano supposedly on DT's list for USSC...........

Too bad he didn't make it, so he could have a higher platform from which he can be "always wrong" like on TeeVee.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on March 26, 2017, 01:03:50 PM
How about this for ridiculous..........

Judge Napolitano supposedly on DT's list for USSC...........

So's Judge Judy. :tongue2:

On a more serious note, I try not to select national level politics or celebrity stories for Ridiculous News. Politicians are idiots 24/7 - this is more to celebrate the idiots and Darwin Award candidates who do dumbass things without a national stage.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 26, 2017, 02:01:43 PM
@EC @Rivergirl @Cyber Liberty

Put Judge Joseph Wapner on there. Sit him next to Bader-Ginsburg and no one would notice he is dead.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 26, 2017, 02:09:04 PM
@EC @Rivergirl @Cyber Liberty

Put Judge Joseph Wapner on there. Sit him next to Bader-Ginsburg and no one would notice he is dead.

No good.  Being dead would make him a reliable Dem vote on the Bench.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Rivergirl on March 26, 2017, 02:16:56 PM
On to more ridiculous-ness.   DT created a bill for Merkel  saying that she owes billions for NATO.
Wonder what he will be creating for the Chinese delegation when they arrive at his nightclub in maralargo.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on March 26, 2017, 02:27:45 PM
On to more ridiculous-ness.   DT created a bill for Merkel  saying that she owes billions for NATO.
Wonder what he will be creating for the Chinese delegation when they arrive at his nightclub in maralargo.

A fortune cookie.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Rivergirl on March 26, 2017, 02:52:24 PM
Can't you just see the entire Chinese delegation wandering around maralargo........planting little listening devices...........etc.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on March 27, 2017, 07:45:45 AM
The kicker is there appears to be no Brad, nor Brad's wife.  Some comedian made it up.
@Cyber Liberty So a perfectly good business gets raked over the coals as a joke. Someone needs a good @SS kicking.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 27, 2017, 08:51:53 AM
@Cyber Liberty So a perfectly good business gets raked over the coals as a joke. Someone needs a good @SS kicking.

I assume so, if CB can record a loss because of it, and the comedian has something to sue for. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 27, 2017, 07:58:46 PM
More reports of porn being left on cars popping up

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/03/police_investigate_a_dozen_cas.html#incart_river_home_pop

ISABELLA COUNTY, MI -- Police are now investigating more than a dozen cases of pornography and bizarre notes being left on shoppers' cars while they're in stores.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 27, 2017, 08:06:37 PM
More reports of porn being left on cars popping up

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/03/police_investigate_a_dozen_cas.html#incart_river_home_pop

ISABELLA COUNTY, MI -- Police are now investigating more than a dozen cases of pornography and bizarre notes being left on shoppers' cars while they're in stores.

Well, it's Isabella...Mt. Pleasant and such...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 27, 2017, 08:18:23 PM
Well, it's Isabella...Mt. Pleasant and such...

The definitely need to catch the guy.

He may be a harmless nut but he may also be a future skin wearer.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 28, 2017, 03:47:26 PM
Because maybe you need a laugh: This 3-year-old gets into everything, including an arcade toy machine

Damien Murphy's 3-year-old son, Jamie, is one of these curious, mischievous kids who gets into everything.


"Whenever I walk into a room and see something that could be trouble," said Murphy, of Nenagh, Ireland, in County Tipperary, "I instantly see Jamie in it. He's a real boundary pusher."


Once, for example, he and his dad were looking after an aunt's dog. Jamie "woke up early in the morning and cut a bunch of hair off it," Murphy, 35, told The Washington Post. Still, Murphy said, he didn't see it coming - it being Jamie's Great Toy Machine Caper - when he, Jamie and his brother Shane, 5, walked into Jump 'n' Gyms, a commercial play center that boasts a "multi-level play area" filled with kidly delights.


Among them was one of those big claw machines filled with cuddly stuffed teddy bears, doggies, giraffes and dragons, a contraption tantalizing to young and old alike but especially to 3-year-olds. Even though it says "Prize Every Time" in big yellow letters, 3-year-olds can't read and are smart enough anyway not to be taken in.


Indeed, as someone recently wrote, getting a prize can be tough "unless you're small enough to climb inside . . ."


Read more at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0317/barbash032617.php3#EeQiEdlYyBggersP.99
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 29, 2017, 06:28:02 PM
Oregon hiker could face charges for bringing 'malnourished' bear cub to wildlife center

Animal officials in Oregon are reminding the public to leave wildlife alone after a hiker who discovered a bear cub in distress brought the animal to a wildlife center himself.


On Monday evening, Salem resident Corey Hancock, who could face charges for his actions, was hiking the Santiam River Trail outside the city when he came across the 3-month-old cub about two miles down the trail, he told ABC News today.


Hancock, who said he has been hiking the trail for more than 20 years, described the bear as "motionless" when he found it.


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/oregon-hiker-could-face-charges-bringing-malnourished-bear-171004324--abc-news-topstories.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 29, 2017, 07:13:08 PM
Oregon hiker could face charges for bringing 'malnourished' bear cub to wildlife center

Animal officials in Oregon are reminding the public to leave wildlife alone after a hiker who discovered a bear cub in distress brought the animal to a wildlife center himself.


On Monday evening, Salem resident Corey Hancock, who could face charges for his actions, was hiking the Santiam River Trail outside the city when he came across the 3-month-old cub about two miles down the trail, he told ABC News today.


Hancock, who said he has been hiking the trail for more than 20 years, described the bear as "motionless" when he found it.


https://www.yahoo.com/gma/oregon-hiker-could-face-charges-bringing-malnourished-bear-171004324--abc-news-topstories.html

Lucky idiot.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 29, 2017, 08:00:02 PM
Lucky idiot.
Some days you get the bear... :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on March 29, 2017, 10:01:13 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 30, 2017, 12:32:51 AM
As you sow, so shall you reap...?

Maybe I can teach my lab to paint...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on March 30, 2017, 11:08:19 AM
As you sow, so shall you reap...?

Maybe I can teach my lab to paint...
Cast thy pig upon the paints and in many days he shall return unto thee a very rich pig.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 30, 2017, 09:49:46 PM
Man shot in back Wednesday almost shot again following day

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/03/man_shot_in_back_wednesday_alm.html#incart_2box_news_jackson


JACKSON, MI - A man shot in the back early Wednesday morning was almost shot again Thursday morning when a house he was at was hit by bullets several times.

At 4:35 a.m., March 30, police investigating shots being fired at a home in the 1000 block of Cypress Drive were surprised to find a man who had been shot a different Jackson house the previous day, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.

The man, 19, was inside the home with another man and woman, both 21, when several bullets flew through a back window and a front window of the home, Hitt said.

The bullets passed through the home, hitting no one, Hitt said.

Given the shared victim and the shooting's similarity to the 1 a.m. shooting , March 29, in the 1100 block of Blair Park Drive, police believe the two incidents are related, Hitt said.


Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 30, 2017, 10:01:33 PM
Isn't Jackson a little tiny burg, @Cripplecreek ?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 30, 2017, 10:04:03 PM
Isn't Jackson a little tiny burg, @Cripplecreek ?

Around 30,000 people with a thriving hood.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 30, 2017, 10:08:14 PM
Around 30,000 people with a thriving hood.

Oh, bigger than I thought then.  Definitely the hood part.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 30, 2017, 10:12:49 PM
Oh, bigger than I thought then.  Definitely the hood part.

I've lived most of my life in the outlying areas of the county and only go to town when I must.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 31, 2017, 12:57:05 AM
Oh, bigger than I thought then.  Definitely the hood part.

I lived a couple blocks from where one of the shootings was.  It was a dump then, too....

Town industry is a Max Security prison.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on March 31, 2017, 05:45:20 AM
I lived a couple blocks from where one of the shootings was.  It was a dump then, too....

Town industry is a Max Security prison.

(http://i.imgur.com/M8yb7TR.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on March 31, 2017, 02:53:46 PM
As you sow, so shall you reap...?

Maybe I can teach my lab to paint...
My Mastador paints things all the time, but he only works in shades of yellow :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 31, 2017, 08:08:22 PM
My Mastador paints things all the time, but he only works in shades of yellow :whistle:
Well, at least he's healthy...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 01, 2017, 04:11:50 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 01, 2017, 05:13:00 AM
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Prosecutors say he dug about 2 feet (0.61 meters)...
For the writer:
Was that really important to the story? Does the .01 meters matter? Sorry, sometimes that stuff just seems absurd.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 08:36:15 AM
Anybody seen the new Carl's Jr ad?

Sr is back in charge. Burgers not boobs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7H3DKMH1ms
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 03, 2017, 08:43:38 AM
Anybody seen the new Carl's Jr ad?

Sr is back in charge. Burgers not boobs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7H3DKMH1ms
Good ad! :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 03, 2017, 09:08:22 AM
Anybody seen the new Carl's Jr ad?

Sr is back in charge. Burgers not boobs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7H3DKMH1ms

That's great!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 03, 2017, 07:30:14 PM
Judge bans man from returning to his hometown

MARQUETTE - Eugene Rantanen always found trouble back home in Baraga, drinking, using drugs and hanging with "bad influences" in the Upper Peninsula village.

"I've got to remove myself from that area," he admitted.

A federal judge did just that for him.

Rantanen, 28, is banished from Baraga County for nearly nine years.

Rantanen, apparently having second thoughts, didn't want a complete ban. He appealed the judge's order but it was upheld by a federal appeals court.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/man_banished_from_hometown_too.html#incart_river_home_pop

A jurisdictional eviction is something you don't see every day. I've only seen it once before and that was to take effect after the guy served 40 years in prison.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 03, 2017, 11:25:49 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 04, 2017, 02:50:05 PM
HILARIOUS: Leftists Fall For Mock Petition Blasting Israel For Not Letting Palestinians Fish In The DEAD SEA

http://www.dailywire.com/news/15040/leftists-fall-mock-petition-blasting-israel-not-elliott-hamilton#

On March 29, a guy named Ian Brown in the United Kingdom started a Change.org petition titled, "Stop Israeli apartheid against Dead Sea fishermen - make Israel give them a fair deal." The petition says the following:



    Since Israel took control of the West Bank in 1967:

        It has not issued a single fishing permit to Palestinian fishermen for fishing in the Dead Sea.
        Irrigation projects have reduced the supply of fresh water entering the Dead Sea.
        It has allowed millions of Zionist tourists to bathe in the Dead Sea and to remove minerals from it, whilst not a single fish has been legally caught by local fishermen.

    Due to salinification, experts estimate that in 20 years' time there will be NO fish left in the Dead Sea. We need to act NOW.

    The Tories have made precisely no statement about this issue since being elected in 2010. They clearly do not care about Palestinian fishermen.

    This petition will be sent to Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Her Majesty's Opposition: as a self-described friend of Hamas and Hezbollah, we hope he can be relied upon to lead the fight against this Zionist aggression.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on April 04, 2017, 07:20:01 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 04, 2017, 11:32:02 PM
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Motorcyclist hit by flying object in Australia

4 April 2017 Last updated at 16:02 BST

This motorcyclist pulled out all the moves when he was hit by a flying object in a tunnel in Australia.

See Video: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-39493099

The object looked to be a matress and luckily, it turns out okay for the motorcyclist, sometimes one hears story of flying tires and all kinds of other things.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 05, 2017, 12:06:06 PM
OK everybody, get your shocked faces ready and hold onto something.













Barry Manilow comes out as gay at 73 and reveals his partner of 39 years

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/barry-manilow-comes-73-reveals-boyfriend-39-years/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on April 05, 2017, 12:16:08 PM
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Post by: EC on April 05, 2017, 07:44:38 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 05, 2017, 07:46:34 PM
This one is just for the headline:

Man sexually assaulted barmaid after trying to insert pool balls into his rectum

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/man-sexually-assaulted-barmaid-after-trying-to-insert-pool-balls-into-his-rectum/story-29644095-detail/story.html#MxuMlkz5tH3ejHt7.99
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 05, 2017, 07:49:51 PM
This one is just for the headline:

Man sexually assaulted barmaid after trying to insert pool balls into his rectum

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/man-sexually-assaulted-barmaid-after-trying-to-insert-pool-balls-into-his-rectum/story-29644095-detail/story.html#MxuMlkz5tH3ejHt7.99

Boy if I had a nickle......
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 05, 2017, 08:06:19 PM
This one is just for the headline:

Man sexually assaulted barmaid after trying to insert pool balls into his rectum

http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/man-sexually-assaulted-barmaid-after-trying-to-insert-pool-balls-into-his-rectum/story-29644095-detail/story.html#MxuMlkz5tH3ejHt7.99

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/d1/26/66/d12666536ec3043f25d24fc09e57ba7a.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 06, 2017, 07:47:40 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 07, 2017, 08:36:47 PM
Ohio man accused of chasing relative with hatchet

http://www.khou.com/news/weird/ohio-man-accused-of-chasing-relative-with-hatchet/429584065

Good lookin fella too.

(http://i.imgur.com/qOswu7K.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 07, 2017, 08:42:26 PM
Thank you. Been having a bugger of a time finding suitably ridiculous stories today.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 07, 2017, 10:13:56 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 07, 2017, 10:22:17 PM
It's a blandly cautionary tale. "What's it doing in Ridiculous News?" you ask.

Go to the article. Make sure you read the comments. Someone claiming to be the woman in the story makes an appearance and it gets amusing very fast.

:bigsilly: :bigsilly: :bigsilly: :bigsilly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 07, 2017, 11:18:36 PM
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Post by: EC on April 08, 2017, 05:35:31 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 08, 2017, 09:49:30 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4L6yVlu.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 08, 2017, 10:27:49 PM


 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 08, 2017, 10:36:57 PM
:silly:

Eyore got Christopher hooked on downers which was where his troubles began but things didn't really go south till a sizeable debt to Piglet for meth led to a drive by shooting in which Kanga was killed. Roo hooked up with Christopher for some payback on Piglet for the death of his mother. They caught Piglet coming out of a liquor store and opened fire. Piglet was killed and in the confusion Christopher shot Roo in the back of the head killing him instantly so he was convicted for 2 counts of homicide.

Shit got real in the hundred acre wood.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 08, 2017, 10:41:12 PM
Eyore got Christopher hooked on downers which was where his troubles began but things didn't really go south till a sizeable debt to Piglet for meth led to a drive by shooting in which Kanga was killed. Roo hooked up with Christopher for some payback on Piglet for the death of his mother. They caught Piglet coming out of a liquor store and opened fire. Piglet was killed and in the confusion Christopher shot Roo in the back of the head killing him instantly so he was convicted for 2 counts of homicide.

Shit got real in the hundred acre wood.

Sorry for the cliche...but...oh, the huge manatee :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 08, 2017, 10:43:40 PM
Sorry for the cliche...but...oh, the huge manatee :laugh:

Owl is doing time for child molesting

Oh and we can't say "Tigger" any more. The "T" word is their word'
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 09, 2017, 04:44:40 AM
Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix

 (CNN)Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.
The bat was sent to the CDC after it was found in a bag of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix.

"The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies," the Atlanta-based agency said.
The CDC said the risk of rabies transmission was extremely low but not zero, so the two people who ate salad mix were recommended for treatment as a precaution.
They are fine and show no signs of having rabies, the CDC said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/08/health/fresh-express-salad-bat-cdc/

Rates Ridiculous for the two who ate some of the salad anyway. Didn't they smell the rotting bat when they opened the bag?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 09, 2017, 11:06:41 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 09, 2017, 12:07:48 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 09, 2017, 05:13:14 PM
Police identify man killed in Benton Harbor shooting

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/04/police_identify_man_killed_in_4.html

BENTON HARBOR, MI -- Police identified a person shot and killed Friday as a man from Florida.

At 7:50 p.m. on April 7, officers were dispatched to 233 Michigan St. in the city of Benton Harbor, where they found John Conyers, 30, severely wounded by gunfire. The man was taken to Lakeland Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.


 :thud:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 10, 2017, 11:10:08 AM
Two lobsters, 17 vodka oyster shots and a swim before jet ski arrest in Australia

A 33-year-old man ate two lobsters, downed 17 vodka oyster shots and six Coronas at a restaurant on Australia's Gold Coast before dodging the bill and running into the surf, police allege.

He allegedly stole another six-pack of beer from the Surfers Paradise restaurant before police on jet skis arrested him on Sunday afternoon.

Staff from the Omeros Brothers Seafood Restaurant chased the man after he allegedly fled the restaurant and dived into the ocean at Main Beach.

Lifeguards towed police officers out into the water on the back of jet skis to talk to the man.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/91396924/two-lobsters-17-vodka-oyster-shots-and-a-swim-before-jet-ski-arrest-in-australia

Typical aussies. Have to up the bar for everything.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 10, 2017, 11:20:37 AM
Two lobsters, 17 vodka oyster shots and a swim before jet ski arrest in Australia

A 33-year-old man ate two lobsters, downed 17 vodka oyster shots and six Coronas at a restaurant on Australia's Gold Coast before dodging the bill and running into the surf, police allege.

He allegedly stole another six-pack of beer from the Surfers Paradise restaurant before police on jet skis arrested him on Sunday afternoon.

Staff from the Omeros Brothers Seafood Restaurant chased the man after he allegedly fled the restaurant and dived into the ocean at Main Beach.

Lifeguards towed police officers out into the water on the back of jet skis to talk to the man.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/91396924/two-lobsters-17-vodka-oyster-shots-and-a-swim-before-jet-ski-arrest-in-australia

Typical aussies. Have to up the bar for everything.

I can't believe he was able to run after that!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 10, 2017, 11:36:52 AM
Bat reportedly found in packaged Fresh Express salad mix

 (CNN)Two people were recommended for post-exposure rabies treatment after a consumer in Florida reported finding a dead bat in a packaged salad mix, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday.
The bat was sent to the CDC after it was found in a bag of Fresh Express Organic Marketside Spring Mix.

"The deteriorated condition of the bat did not allow for CDC to definitively rule out whether this bat had rabies," the Atlanta-based agency said.
The CDC said the risk of rabies transmission was extremely low but not zero, so the two people who ate salad mix were recommended for treatment as a precaution.
They are fine and show no signs of having rabies, the CDC said.

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/08/health/fresh-express-salad-bat-cdc/

Rates Ridiculous for the two who ate some of the salad anyway. Didn't they smell the rotting bat when they opened the bag?

Unless one reads closely, they don't note this was purchased at a Walmart.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39556826
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 10, 2017, 01:43:31 PM
Eyore got Christopher hooked on downers which was where his troubles began but things didn't really go south till a sizeable debt to Piglet for meth led to a drive by shooting in which Kanga was killed. Roo hooked up with Christopher for some payback on Piglet for the death of his mother. They caught Piglet coming out of a liquor store and opened fire. Piglet was killed and in the confusion Christopher shot Roo in the back of the head killing him instantly so he was convicted for 2 counts of homicide.

Shit got real in the hundred acre wood.
More like 100 acre hood.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 10, 2017, 08:06:44 PM
I can't believe he was able to run after that!

This one says more. 21 shots

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjUnPiFjZvTAhVE52MKHULGDVAQqUMIKzAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.brisbanetimes.com.au%2Fqueensland%2Fpolice-on-jet-skis-catch-man-who-dined-and-dashed-into-the-surf-20170409-gvhds9.html&usg=AFQjCNHW0xuShiGxnJcaXM5ElBUd-QfrQg&sig2=JE_YF0MQUzHE7V-ZxD4Jig
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 11, 2017, 11:22:17 PM
@EC

Did this thread lose some posts? I swear I posted the 7200 gallon spill of mountain dew here, does it not belong? Or someone else posted it? Or is it not ridiculous?

Quote
Mountain Dew spill at Pepsi facility raises concerns in Howell

HOWELL, Mich. (WXYZ) - A Mountain Dew disaster gave city and state officials an unexpected jolt when a 7,200 gallon tank of the concentrated caffeinated syrup erupted at the Pepsi-Cola Production and Distribution plant in Howell on March 10th.

The company directed the spill into a pre-treatment system which dumped into a storm basin on the property holding more than 50,000 gallons according to Carla Davidson at the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, speaking to 7 Action News over the phone from Lansing.

Two days later, the city of Howell got a wake up call.

Continued: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/oakland-county/mountain-dew-spill-at-pepsi-facility-raises-concerns-in-howell
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 11, 2017, 11:28:44 PM
Didn't remove any.

Fake edit: found it, you put it in the cheerful thread by mistake. Happens. I'll pull it from there now.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 12, 2017, 03:22:08 AM
Amid allegations of unpaid taxes, neo-Nazism, and sex offender, Denver furry convention canceled

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/amid-allegations-of-unpaid-taxes-neo-nazism-and-sex-offender-denver-furry-convention-canceled

I'm not providing an excerpt for this. Not so much for the subject matter, but it's so badly written and so complicated you need a GPS to navigate the story.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 12, 2017, 05:26:08 AM
Amid allegations of unpaid taxes, neo-Nazism, and sex offender, Denver furry convention canceled

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/amid-allegations-of-unpaid-taxes-neo-nazism-and-sex-offender-denver-furry-convention-canceled

I'm not providing an excerpt for this. Not so much for the subject matter, but it's so badly written and so complicated you need a GPS to navigate the story.

Just wow.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 12, 2017, 08:55:45 AM
Well, "Furries" do claim to be just like everybody else.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 12, 2017, 10:36:18 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 12, 2017, 11:14:00 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 12, 2017, 04:41:21 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 12, 2017, 04:46:55 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 12, 2017, 04:54:41 PM
Maybe they should give him a driver's license since he's already doing better than 80% of the drivers on the roads today.
Just don't give him a DS or a cell phone....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 11:17:59 AM
Man eats 255 Peeps for World Record


http://kluv.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/man-eats-255-peeps-in-5-minutes-to-break-the-world-record/ (http://kluv.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/man-eats-255-peeps-in-5-minutes-to-break-the-world-record/)


Why!?  Why would someone do this to his body?  According to the nutrition facts for Peeps, each one contains 7 carbs.  So he ingested 1785 carbs at one sitting, almost all of them pure refined sugar.  I would think he could have blown his pancreas out, or at least done some damage.


(https://misfit120.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/bunny-peeps.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 13, 2017, 12:32:00 PM
Man eats 255 Peeps for World Record


http://kluv.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/man-eats-255-peeps-in-5-minutes-to-break-the-world-record/ (http://kluv.cbslocal.com/2017/04/11/man-eats-255-peeps-in-5-minutes-to-break-the-world-record/)


Why!?  Why would someone do this to his body?  According to the nutrition facts for Peeps, each one contains 7 carbs.  So he ingested 1785 carbs at one sitting, almost all of them pure refined sugar.  I would think he could have blown his pancreas out, or at least done some damage.


(https://misfit120.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/bunny-peeps.jpg)
And here I was thinking. "Only 255, that's not so hard bet I could do 256." Not that I plan to try. I like having my pancreas.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 13, 2017, 12:35:09 PM
And here I was thinking. "Only 255, that's not so hard bet I could do 256." Not that I plan to try. I like having my pancreas.

Those things are just nasty anyway. The only thing worse are those marshmallow peanuts.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 01:31:04 PM
And here I was thinking. "Only 255, that's not so hard bet I could do 256." Not that I plan to try. I like having my pancreas.

Yes, DON'T, lol!

@Idaho_Cowboy
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 01:32:36 PM
Those things are just nasty anyway. The only thing worse are those marshmallow peanuts.

@Cripplecreek

That's the undeniable truth.  I tried to eat a circus peanut once, when I was a kid, and I gagged it right up.

I used to know a weird guy who loved Peeps, but only after they got stale and crusty. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 13, 2017, 01:54:29 PM
Glamour model with 'biggest boobs in Europe' shocks fans with 'crispy brown' look after extreme tanning injections

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/glamour-model-biggest-boobs-europe-10217073

Link only. People are eating.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 13, 2017, 02:27:29 PM
Glamour model with 'biggest boobs in Europe' shocks fans with 'crispy brown' look after extreme tanning injections

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/glamour-model-biggest-boobs-europe-10217073

Link only. People are eating.

@EC

YOU owe me a new keyboard!  :nono:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 13, 2017, 02:29:22 PM
I did warn you ...   :shrug:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 13, 2017, 02:36:08 PM
I did warn you ...   :shrug:

 :laugh:

Warning was very insufficient for that!!   22222frying pan
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 02:39:17 PM
Glamour model with 'biggest boobs in Europe' shocks fans with 'crispy brown' look after extreme tanning injections

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/glamour-model-biggest-boobs-europe-10217073

Link only. People are eating.

@EC

She needs to be committed.  "I want to push it to the limit"....with a 50-tube tanning bed at home.  You moron, the limit comes when skin cancer kills you.

Those balloon boobs look like she has a fat person sitting on her lap.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 13, 2017, 02:42:32 PM
@CatherineofAragon I'm surprised her boobs don't come to the boil every time she uses that tanning bed.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 13, 2017, 02:43:16 PM
@CatherineofAragon I'm surprised her boobs don't come to the boil every time she uses that tanning bed.

I'm surprised she doesn't topple over whenever she tries to stand.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Polly Ticks on April 13, 2017, 02:51:21 PM
I'm surprised she doesn't topple over whenever she tries to stand.

Give it a few more years and she'll be tripping over them when she walks.  There's not a bra in the world that's up to that challenge.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 13, 2017, 02:58:32 PM
You guys are being pretty generous with the pronouns.  That looks like a "he" to me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 03:18:39 PM
@CatherineofAragon I'm surprised her boobs don't come to the boil every time she uses that tanning bed.


@EC

Lolol
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 13, 2017, 03:30:49 PM
I did warn you ...   :shrug:

 :laugh:

Seems like she got a plan.
kind of over board with that tan.


Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 13, 2017, 04:09:10 PM
Looks like Al Jolson with a blonde wig and a couple of basketballs in a wifebeater tee.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 13, 2017, 04:44:30 PM
Looks like Krylon.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:18:34 PM
WHY...do I have this sudden craving for dry crusty peeps?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 13, 2017, 08:19:44 PM
WHY...do I have this sudden craving for dry crusty peeps?

All my friends are dry crusty peeps.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 13, 2017, 08:21:01 PM
All my friends are dry crusty peeps.

Lol!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 13, 2017, 08:23:51 PM
WHY...do I have this sudden craving for dry crusty peeps?


@bigheadfred

Lmao
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:24:51 PM
All my friends are dry crusty peeps.

I want to nibble on their tiny ears and nibble on their tiny feet.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 13, 2017, 08:28:25 PM
Lol!

Its a country western Easter song.

All mah friends are dry crusty peeps
They's the kinda comp'ny ah keeps

Boiled eggs n plastic easter grass
if ya eat the wrong one you'll be pullin it out'cher ass
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:32:20 PM
Implants are saline these days, right? She could put herself out twice if she ever caught afire in that oven.

I wonder if they have valve stems? no I take that back.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:33:40 PM
Looks like Krylon.

Is Krylon the new code word for butt ugly?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 13, 2017, 08:34:59 PM
Implants are saline these days, right? She could put herself out twice if she ever caught afire in that oven.

I wonder if they have valve stems? no I take that back.

Firm for handling, soft for traction? Speak now or forever hold your peace.

(http://i.imgur.com/YZc3Ofd.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 13, 2017, 08:37:54 PM
Is Krylon the new code word for butt ugly?

It is now.  Fred said it, the internet read it.  Congrats!   :beer:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:39:52 PM
Firm for handling, soft for traction? Speak now or forever hold your peace.

I want a do over. I think if she fell forward the back of her skull would get crushed.

If you deflated them she would look like she was wearing one of Hillary's pant suits.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:41:25 PM
It is now.  Fred said it, the internet read it.  Congrats!   :beer:

Yay bud, that gurl is Krylon.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 13, 2017, 08:45:52 PM
Is Krylon the new code word for butt ugly?

We used to classify women as medium and long range scuds.

A medium range scud looked pretty good till you got about 50 yards out and it was all "Holy crap! ABORT ABORT ABORT!"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 13, 2017, 08:51:54 PM
We used to classify women as medium and long range scuds.

A medium range scud looked pretty good till you got about 50 yards out and it was all "Holy crap! ABORT ABORT ABORT!"


:laugh:

Kinda why I made a beeline for monogamy and never looked back. To the side maybe a few (thousand) times. But not back.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on April 14, 2017, 10:51:08 AM
I want to nibble on their tiny ears and nibble on their tiny feet.

@bigheadfred

HA!  I have a coffee mug with this graphic:


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2J3cAR898nA/TkDINcXnX2I/AAAAAAAACNE/BjIwWZM2KPE/s1600/kliban.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 14, 2017, 10:56:10 AM
We used to classify women as medium and long range scuds.

A medium range scud looked pretty good till you got about 50 yards out and it was all "Holy crap! ABORT ABORT ABORT!"

Simple mind tricks the brain plays on us men.   There is more of them to see from a distance.  Before engaging one needs to wait till your eyes have better focus to judge the proportions of the distant target..
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 14, 2017, 12:39:42 PM
@bigheadfred

HA!  I have a coffee mug with this graphic:


(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2J3cAR898nA/TkDINcXnX2I/AAAAAAAACNE/BjIwWZM2KPE/s1600/kliban.jpg)

That's IT! I had the t-shirt...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on April 14, 2017, 01:39:56 PM
Give it a few more years and she'll be tripping over them when she walks.  There's not a bra in the world that's up to that challenge.
She's hoping for drone technology advances to be able to deal with the weight and then she'll use two of them as mini sky cranes.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on April 14, 2017, 01:48:52 PM
You guys are being pretty generous with the pronouns.  That looks like a "he" to me.

Looks the same way to me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 14, 2017, 03:52:55 PM
Looks the same way to me.

Maybe "Crispy" is a Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, or Jackie Curtis wannabe.? :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 14, 2017, 03:58:38 PM
Maybe "Crispy" is a Holly Woodlawn, Candy Darling, or Jackie Curtis wannabe.? :shrug:

I dunno, but that thing is scary.  Looks like it might pop a rod at any moment. :terror:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 14, 2017, 04:01:59 PM
I dunno, but that thing is scary.  Looks like it might pop a rod at any moment. :terror:


 :nometalk:
 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 14, 2017, 04:06:31 PM

 :nometalk:
 :silly:
:beer:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 14, 2017, 06:10:30 PM
University of Michigan student wins $25K scholarship from Pornhub, report says

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/04/report_university_of_michigan_11.html


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2bp4-pq7PE
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 14, 2017, 07:53:45 PM
University of Michigan student wins $25K scholarship from Pornhub, report says

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/04/report_university_of_michigan_11.html


Isn't Pornhub pretty much funded by the Philippines?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 14, 2017, 07:58:05 PM
Quote
Kim's special forces preparing to strike Donald Trump's missile bases

NORTH Korea's elite special forces have carried out meticulous exercises to prepare them for raiding missile bases.


http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/605600/North-Korea-Kim-Jong-un-special-forces-Donald-Trump-WW3-fears-exercises

They've got to just be making a joke here.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 14, 2017, 10:53:36 PM
She's hoping for drone technology advances to be able to deal with the weight and then she'll use two of them as mini sky cranes.
Cat 5 rotor wash, dude...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 15, 2017, 10:58:20 AM
Quote
Russian Repair Truck Shows Up to Repair Pothole, Falls Into It

It took more than a year for Irkutsk officials to send a repair crew to fix two massive potholes in the town of Bratsky. When a repair crew finally showed up this week, one of the trucks promptly fell into one of the potholes.

According to the local website Ircity.ru, the ditches are more than six-feet deep.

Continued: https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-repair-truck-shows-up-to-repair-pothole-falls-into-it-57737
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 15, 2017, 04:06:21 PM
And from a story worthy of Laurel and Hardy to one that is ridiculous, yet oddly sad.

Underwear thief who has been stealing for 10 years is arrested as police use a TRUCK to remove thousands of bras and pants from his house

Bizarre images show police using a truck to remove thousands of bras and pants from an underwear thief's house in China.

The man was arrested on the afternoon of April 12 Jiujiang, China's Jiangxi province, reports Huanqiu, an affiliation with the People's Daily Online.

According to reports, he had been collecting underwear for 10 years. 

The Xunyang District Public Security Bureau's deputy director Liu Yingbin told reporters that he visited the local community and was told that a large amount of women's underwear had been stolen.

The woman who had her underwear stolen later saw the items hanging from a balcony of a nearby property.

Police decided to investigate and arrived at the property to find a large amount of women's underwear and personal clothing.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-4408494/Underwear-thief-giant-collection-arrested.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 16, 2017, 04:53:46 AM
Sometimes the ridiculous aspect is from the universe, not the people involved.

Husband and wife discover they are twins after shock DNA test

A married couple were told they were biological twins after they visited an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive a child.

A Jackson, Mississippi, fertility doctor informed the unidentified pair that they were biological twins after he noticed the striking similarities in their DNA, it was revealed on Thursday.

The siblings had been tragically separated at a young age after their biological parents died and they were adopted into different families, both not knowing about the other.

The devastated couple was left at a loss with what to do, as marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4414272/Married-couple-told-biological-twins.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 16, 2017, 05:49:17 PM
Poor people. I guess that takes kissing your sister to the next level.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 16, 2017, 06:06:32 PM
Poor people. I guess that takes kissing your sister to the next level.

Maury Povich could have retired on this.  He and Connie could have gone in leisure.  (I see they've been married for a long time, so I'm happy for them).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 16, 2017, 06:38:33 PM
No Problem.  Don't procreate.   Adopt.   Or find a 3rd cousin to fill the turkey baster.

That being said....I saw this in the comments:

FAKE NEWS ALERT! The Mississippi Herald is a FAKE newspaper website; the main Mississippi newspaper is The Sun Herald. This story is fake.


How they fake the story:
http://www.inquisitr.com/4149042/how-mississippi-herald-fooled-32500-people-into-sharing-fake-married-couple-are-twins-news-on-facebook/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 16, 2017, 07:41:35 PM
Poor people. I guess that takes kissing your sister to the next level.

Right. You can kiss your sister. Just don't do it with your tongue.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 17, 2017, 10:49:06 AM
'Exorcists' Attempt To Cast Demons Out Of Alleged NSA Spy Building In Tribeca

While the Christian world focuses on Easter today, a different group of people with spirituality on their minds showed up in Tribeca yesterday afternoon with the aim of casting out some devils from a building that's been reported to be an NSA listening station.

As mentioned earlier this week, a group of demonstrators organized by editors of The Quiet American showed up in front of the AT&T building at 33 Thomas Street to call attention to the purported NSA activity going on at the building and to "exorcise the malevolent energy and information coursing through the AT&T monolith."

Our photographer on the scene, Sai Mokhtari, described the demonstration in which participants wore tin foil hats and held mirrors up to the building to create "a giant surveillance feedback loop" as "creative and colorful, and quite over the top and funny."

More, and lots of photos: http://gothamist.com/2017/04/16/photos_exorcists_attempt_to_cast_de.php
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 17, 2017, 10:56:26 AM
'Exorcists' Attempt To Cast Demons Out Of Alleged NSA Spy Building In Tribeca


More, and lots of photos: http://gothamist.com/2017/04/16/photos_exorcists_attempt_to_cast_de.php

Its confirmed:

http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,258861.msg1293568.html#msg1293568
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 17, 2017, 11:27:23 AM
Sometimes the ridiculous aspect is from the universe, not the people involved.

Husband and wife discover they are twins after shock DNA test

A married couple were told they were biological twins after they visited an IVF clinic because they were struggling to conceive a child.

A Jackson, Mississippi, fertility doctor informed the unidentified pair that they were biological twins after he noticed the striking similarities in their DNA, it was revealed on Thursday.

The siblings had been tragically separated at a young age after their biological parents died and they were adopted into different families, both not knowing about the other.

The devastated couple was left at a loss with what to do, as marriage between siblings is outlawed in the southern state.

More: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4414272/Married-couple-told-biological-twins.html
Obi Wan should have told them.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 17, 2017, 07:33:17 PM
A Bar In Kerala Just Made A 250m-Long Maze Wall To Beat Supreme Court's 500m Rule

Since April 1 a large number of the bars, pubs and liquor shops across India has gone out of business, thanks to a Supreme Court order that the outlets should be at least 500m away from state and national highways.

The verdict, like most of the states was a blow to the booze lovers in Kerala too. But what made the situation worse in state is there was already a ban in place, by which only three-star hotels and above are allowed to serve liquor.

Most of the bars were then converted into beer and wine parlors, which were also forced to shut down after the SC order.

But a bar in Ernakulam district decide to make a way around it, literally!

The Aishwarya Bar in North Paravoor, a Kochi suburb has built a 250m-long maze-like walkway to the entrance, theoretically making it more than 500m away from the highway.

"We have done nothing illegal. The plot behind the bar also belongs to the owner and we have constructed an extended way to reach the bar. Now it is 520 metres from the highway. We are set to approach the circle inspector of excise with the new route map to authorize the reopening of the bar," said Shiju P, bar manager.

Even the excise officials admitted the move by the management is acceptable. A Vijayan IPS, additional excise commissioner said.

http://www.indiatimes.com/news/india/a-bar-in-kerala-just-made-a-250m-long-maze-wall-to-beat-supreme-court-s-500m-rule-275175.html

 :beer: My hat off to the guv.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 18, 2017, 07:36:26 PM
Florida man calls his girlfriend fat. The end result is predictable.

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/florida-woman-smashes-windshield-after-boyfriend-calls-her-fat-deputies-say
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 18, 2017, 07:43:53 PM
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life..."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 19, 2017, 07:20:22 AM
Superior mirages over Chicago skyline now appearing

http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/04/superior_mirages_over_chicago.html#incart_river_home

I really post this one for the comments section which has been invaded by real flat earthers and hilarity ensues.

Supremer517
7 hours ago

Ifers.123.st has alot of really good information for anyone who can handle the fact that we've been lied to and duped for so long. Don't bother visiting if your too proud or self absorbed to understand that.


Supremer517
7 hours ago

Why does the horizon always appear flat? Why does the horizon always rise to eye level regardless of altitude gained by the observer? How is it that the earth is supposedly 25,000 miles in circumference and 70% water yet the horizon always appears flat and there is no measurable curve when standing on the shore of the great lakes or the oceans? How is it that "gravity" is so powerful that it's able to hold buildings and people and water and cars to the bottom of a ball, yet weak enough to allow birds and tiny insects to fly? Why has no one ever circum-navigated the "globe"north to south over the "poles"?


Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 19, 2017, 07:23:32 AM
Flat Earthers. Because even conspiracy theorists need someone to look down on.  :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 19, 2017, 07:26:05 AM
Flat Earthers. Because even conspiracy theorists need someone to look down on.  :tongue2:

You've been duped.

The earth has to be flat because birds can fly and buildings can't.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 19, 2017, 06:37:28 PM
Richard Simmons Speaks Directly to Fans for First Time in Three Years

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/richard-simmons-speaks-directly-to-fans-for-first-time-in-three-years/ar-BBA2WPd?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Since I know everyone has been waiting as anxiously as I have.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 19, 2017, 07:24:30 PM
You've been duped.

The earth has to be flat because birds can fly and buildings can't.
@EC

What about that house in Wizard of OZ?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 19, 2017, 07:27:52 PM
Richard Simmons Speaks Directly to Fans for First Time in Three Years

http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/richard-simmons-speaks-directly-to-fans-for-first-time-in-three-years/ar-BBA2WPd?OCID=ansmsnnews11

Since I know everyone has been waiting as anxiously as I have.

Twitterpated. Yes I am.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 19, 2017, 07:30:55 PM
Twitterpated. Yes I am.

You're coined another word, Fred.  "Twitterpated."  New to me, anyway.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 19, 2017, 08:12:56 PM
You're coined another word, Fred.  "Twitterpated."  New to me, anyway.

I think it is from Disney's 'Bambi'.

Thanks for thinking I craftitized it, though.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 19, 2017, 08:33:45 PM
I think it is from Disney's 'Bambi'.

Thanks for thinking I craftitized it, though.

Sorry Fred.  "You're?"   Look, I typsos a lot.  I hope you don't mind.  I'm addlepated.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 19, 2017, 08:41:22 PM
Sorry Fred.  "You're?"   Look, I typsos a lot.  I hope you don't mind.  I'm addlepated.  :shrug:

I didn't even notice. Now I have to deal with THAT.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 19, 2017, 08:47:44 PM
I didn't even notice. Now I have to deal with THAT.  :laugh:

The pain never ends, Fred my man.  We just bear it up.  Go figure.  Some old Greek mythology fits here somewhere.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 19, 2017, 10:27:34 PM
Naked woman cited for indecent exposure after motorcyle ride through town

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/04/naked_woman_cited_for_indecent.html#incart_2box_news_jackson

JACKSON, MI - Morning commuters on Jackson's west side are not lying when they say they saw a totally nude woman riding on the back of a motorcycle Wednesday.

At about 9:15 a.m., April 19, Jackson Central Dispatch issued a notice to police in the Jackson area to be on the lookout for a woman riding on the back of a motorcycle without any clothes on, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.


A sure sign of spring
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on April 20, 2017, 06:28:58 AM
Naked woman cited for indecent exposure after motorcyle ride through town

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/04/naked_woman_cited_for_indecent.html#incart_2box_news_jackson

JACKSON, MI - Morning commuters on Jackson's west side are not lying when they say they saw a totally nude woman riding on the back of a motorcycle Wednesday.

At about 9:15 a.m., April 19, Jackson Central Dispatch issued a notice to police in the Jackson area to be on the lookout for a woman riding on the back of a motorcycle without any clothes on, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.


A sure sign of spring
Following a blizzard in upstate NY, a former student of mine was arrested for driving a snowmobile down Main Street wearing nothing but a helmet. Yes a large amount of alcohol was involved and yes he was a redneck.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 20, 2017, 07:24:47 AM
Naked woman cited for indecent exposure after motorcyle ride through town

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/04/naked_woman_cited_for_indecent.html#incart_2box_news_jackson

JACKSON, MI - Morning commuters on Jackson's west side are not lying when they say they saw a totally nude woman riding on the back of a motorcycle Wednesday.

At about 9:15 a.m., April 19, Jackson Central Dispatch issued a notice to police in the Jackson area to be on the lookout for a woman riding on the back of a motorcycle without any clothes on, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.


A sure sign of spring

Who wouldn't be on the lookout?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: driftdiver on April 20, 2017, 07:46:23 AM
Following a blizzard in upstate NY, a former student of mine was arrested for driving a snowmobile down Main Street wearing nothing but a helmet. Yes a large amount of alcohol was involved and yes he was a redneck.

This was Jacksonville, chances are quite high this was a redneck too.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 20, 2017, 07:52:43 AM
Who wouldn't be on the lookout?

Me. The ones that get naked are NEVER the ones that should get naked.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 20, 2017, 08:20:46 AM
Me. The ones that get naked are NEVER the ones that should get naked.

Its never Lady Godiva, its always Lady Godawful.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 20, 2017, 08:23:31 AM
I'm gonna steal that. It's perfection.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 20, 2017, 08:44:02 AM
Me. The ones that get naked are NEVER the ones that should get naked.
Instead of 'perky' it's mudflaps....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 20, 2017, 09:02:51 AM
Instead of 'perky' it's mudflaps....


Usally when you take your hog out for a ride it means a Harley.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 20, 2017, 09:09:28 AM

Usally when you take your hog out for a ride it means a Harley.
"Nice Hog!" "That's a good looking bike, too!"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 20, 2017, 09:19:52 AM
"Nice Hog!" "That's a good looking bike, too!"

While there are no pictures of the naked rider in the article (probably a good thing) there is a picture of the bike (a great thing!).

I used to live in Jackson, and the West side was not the bad part of town (that was the south-east side).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 20, 2017, 09:22:29 AM
This was Jacksonville, chances are quite high this was a redneck too.

Hard to say with Jackson, MI.  Former industrial city (auto parts), the present town "company" is a max security Prison on the North side, surrounded by farmland.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 20, 2017, 09:24:29 AM
While there are no pictures of the naked rider in the article (probably a good thing) there is a picture of the bike (a great thing!).

I used to live in Jackson, and the West side was not the bad part of town (that was the south-east side).

I don't think there is a good side of town anymore. West and north are probably best though.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 20, 2017, 09:26:19 AM
Hard to say with Jackson, MI.  Former industrial city (auto parts), the present town "company" is a max security Prison on the North side, surrounded by farmland.

(http://i.imgur.com/M8yb7TR.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 20, 2017, 09:27:34 AM
I don't think there is a good side of town anymore. West and north are probably best though.

There wasn't a "good side" when I lived there in the 70's.  It's interesting North Cooper was actually one of the best areas.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 20, 2017, 09:28:12 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/M8yb7TR.jpg)

AKA, "Cooper Street."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 20, 2017, 10:04:53 AM
AKA, "Cooper Street."

The world's largest walled prison at one point.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 21, 2017, 09:27:43 AM
@EC @Cripplecreek @Cyber Liberty @Smokin Joe @Wingnut

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2922ln8.png)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 21, 2017, 09:28:59 AM
@EC @Cripplecreek @Cyber Liberty @Smokin Joe @Wingnut

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2922ln8.png)
Watchoo say, Willis? We're supposed to be the knuckledraggers, here.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 21, 2017, 09:31:30 AM
Watchoo say, Willis? We're supposed to be the knuckledraggers, here.

Proud member checking in here with Joe.! 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 21, 2017, 09:40:51 AM
Proud member checking in here with Joe.!
888high58888
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 21, 2017, 04:53:36 PM
Naked woman cited for indecent exposure after motorcyle ride through town

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/04/naked_woman_cited_for_indecent.html#incart_2box_news_jackson

JACKSON, MI - Morning commuters on Jackson's west side are not lying when they say they saw a totally nude woman riding on the back of a motorcycle Wednesday.

At about 9:15 a.m., April 19, Jackson Central Dispatch issued a notice to police in the Jackson area to be on the lookout for a woman riding on the back of a motorcycle without any clothes on, Interim Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.


A sure sign of spring
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWBpq2dCF0
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on April 23, 2017, 12:39:23 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJWBpq2dCF0

Don't forget---Lady Godiva put everything she had on a horse.---W.C. Fields.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on April 23, 2017, 02:30:48 PM
"Her long blonde hair....... lyin' on the barber's floor,
Doesn't need it long any more......... "   :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 23, 2017, 02:33:16 PM
"Her long blonde hair....... lyin' on the barber's floor,
Doesn't need it long any more......... "   :whistle:

Peter and Gordon?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on April 23, 2017, 03:37:07 PM
Peter and Gordon?

A 1966 Classic!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 25, 2017, 01:16:46 PM
Quote
Nordstrom sells jeans with fake mud on them for $425; Critics let loose
(http://sharing.wxyz.com/sharescnn/photo/2017/04/25/Nordstrom%20MAIN_1493121836448_58826745_ver1.0_640_480.png)

http://www.wxyz.com/news/national/nordstrom-sells-jeans-with-fake-mud-on-them-for-425
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 25, 2017, 02:49:35 PM
Pay to look like that? I GET paid to look like that.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 03:13:14 PM
Trust fund babies are usually idiots. They have never done any real work, never held a real job, and paid tutors do all their homework and assignments. Being rich doesn't make you intelligent, but it can easily turn you into an arrogant moron. Nordstrom has used this understanding of wealth to bilk rich morons out of millions of dollars.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 25, 2017, 03:19:03 PM
Trust fund babies are usually idiots. They have never done any real work, never held a real job, and paid tutors do all their homework and assignments. Being rich doesn't make you intelligent, but it can easily turn you into an arrogant moron. Nordstrom has used this understanding of wealth to bilk rich morons out of millions of dollars.

I'm with you.  I fully expect these stupid jeans to sell like hotcakes in the upscale malls.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 03:32:04 PM
I'm with you.  I fully expect these stupid jeans to sell like hotcakes in the upscale malls.

Maybe for a few weeks, until the idiots get kicked out of restaurants, bars, and shops, for looking like a filthy hobo. I could make my jeans look just like that in five minutes in my backyard. But, I have more common sense than that. When my jeans look that way, legitimately, I change and wash them. I would never even consider 'going out' looking like that. But, I'm not a rich moron, so...

This looks like something straight out of Zoolander. It's still hard to comprehend that these guys are serious.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on April 25, 2017, 03:56:36 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 04:15:58 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 25, 2017, 04:24:19 PM
Pay to look like that? I GET paid to look like that.  :laugh:
Everyone is going to know it isn't fake mud when it doesn't dry out and start falling on the floor. :laugh: Sheesh. If my jeans look like that I earned it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 06:46:04 PM
I'm with you.  I fully expect these stupid jeans to sell like hotcakes in the upscale malls.
I'd sell them real jeans with real mud, grease, oil, tar, even horse poop on them for half of that. I'd even offer a variety! Mix and match!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on April 25, 2017, 06:51:50 PM
I'd sell them real jeans with real mud, grease, oil, tar, even horse poop on them for half of that. I'd even offer a variety! Mix and match!

Odd story - when I first went to uni, I was doing the registrations thing, and looking for interesting clubs to join at the SU wearing an old pair of jeans that were more patches than original fabric. A guy walked up to me and asked if I'd sell them.  :shrug:

I did. Bought new ones and a couple pints with the cash.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on April 25, 2017, 06:55:01 PM
Everyone is going to know it isn't fake mud when it doesn't dry out and start falling on the floor. :laugh: Sheesh. If my jeans look like that I earned it.


Not if you're not familiar with real mud.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on April 25, 2017, 07:09:34 PM
Odd story - when I first went to uni, I was doing the registrations thing, and looking for interesting clubs to join at the SU wearing an old pair of jeans that were more patches than original fabric. A guy walked up to me and asked if I'd sell them.  :shrug:

I did. Bought new ones and a couple pints with the cash.

Well played!  :beer:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 25, 2017, 07:14:33 PM
Well played!  :beer:

It's also a pretty good way to thin out the snob groups.  VERY well played indeed, @EC!  888high58888

I did that pledging Frats back in the 70's, but nobody offered to buy my jeans... 8888crybaby
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 07:17:17 PM
Odd story - when I first went to uni, I was doing the registrations thing, and looking for interesting clubs to join at the SU wearing an old pair of jeans that were more patches than original fabric. A guy walked up to me and asked if I'd sell them.  :shrug:

I did. Bought new ones and a couple pints with the cash.
888high58888

 :beer:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 25, 2017, 07:37:22 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 07:57:36 PM
I like it. Buy one pair, get the second pair for twice the price.
Anyone stupid enough to buy fake dirty jeans wouldn't do the math. If you've got a rich fool in your shop, may as well get what you can get.

Nordstrom was selling these idiots rocks a couple of weeks ago.  Plain ordinary rocks, like you could find on the side of any road, for $85 - $100. It has no purpose, use, or function at all, and yet rich people bought them up. Check it out.
http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/made-solid-medium-leather-wrapped-stone/4497177
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 08:02:24 PM
Anyone stupid enough to buy fake dirty jeans wouldn't do the math. If you've got a rich fool in your shop, may as well get what you can get.


Nordstrom was selling these idiots rocks a couple of weeks ago.  Plain ordinary rocks, like you could find on the side of any road, for $85 - $100. It has purpose, use, or function at all, and yet rich people bought them up. Check it out.
http://m.shop.nordstrom.com/s/made-solid-medium-leather-wrapped-stone/4497177
The comments (reviews) are a hoot, too.

I wonder if we could sell them a traditional buffalo chip fire kit?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 25, 2017, 08:11:42 PM
The comments (reviews) are a hoot, too.

I wonder if we could sell them a traditional buffalo chip fire kit?

All in the marketing.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 08:15:30 PM
All in the marketing.
Bow drill (with waxed faux sinew --no animals harmed in the making of this kit), dried grass (for tinder), and 5 lbs of genuine dried buffalo dung...in a box with a printed beadwork motif... Should be good for a couple hundred bucks.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on April 25, 2017, 08:15:31 PM

I was a plumber, don't look like mud to me :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 08:26:26 PM
Nordstrom's next big product rollout is apparently going to be pre-stained underwear for men and women. You get a selection of different kinds of stains which you can select for a customized finish.

For the tee shirts, you can get pit-stains along with your choice of coffee, mustard, ice cream, and/or spaghetti sauce on the front. For the briefs/panties, you can get fake poop and/or urine stains along with menstrual leakage for the pretty ladies, and spermatum blasts for the discerning gentlemen.

All stains are guaranteed not to ever fade or wash out for the life of the product. I heard that you can preorder at the Nordstrom website for  $99 per set, one top and one bottom.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 25, 2017, 08:29:22 PM
Nordstrom's next big product rollout is apparently going to be pre-stained underwear for men and women. You get a selection of different kinds of stains which you can select for a customized finish.

For the tee shirts, you can get pit-stains along with your choice of coffee, mustard, ice cream, and/or spaghetti sauce on the front. For the briefs/panties, you can get fake poop and/or urine stains along with menstrual leakage for the pretty ladies, and spermatum blasts for the discerning gentlemen.

All stains are guaranteed not to ever fade or wash out for the life of the product. I heard that you can preorder at the Nordstrom website for  $99 per set, one top and one bottom.

Can my babe get an offer for menstrual blood jeans?  I heard it's all the rage.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 25, 2017, 08:36:19 PM
Bow drill (with waxed faux sinew --no animals harmed in the making of this kit), dried grass (for tinder), and 5 lbs of genuine dried buffalo dung...in a box with a printed beadwork motif... Should be good for a couple hundred bucks.

I want. Discount????   :laugh:

Actually, I should get in on this gig--with a twist

(http://i68.tinypic.com/ftlq4g.png)

Swing is free. Ceiling bracket is $300.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 25, 2017, 08:43:21 PM
Can my babe get an offer for menstrual blood jeans?  I heard it's all the rage.
That's not a joke. I could picture some older ladies buying them because they want to represent. Put them online. I bet you'll get a buyer.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 25, 2017, 08:52:15 PM
That's not a joke. I could picture some older ladies buying them because they want to represent. Put them online. I bet you'll get a buyer.

No Huevos.   :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 27, 2017, 04:34:12 PM
More than $1,000 worth of soil reported stolen from Grass Lake florist

http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index.ssf/2017/04/more_than_1000_worth_of_soil_r.html#incart_2box_news_jackson

The florist is now dirt poor.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 27, 2017, 04:43:28 PM
It's a common mistake. Her ex hired a P.I. and told him to stake out her business, and to bring back any dirt he could find.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 27, 2017, 04:57:25 PM
It's a common mistake. Her ex hired a P.I. and told him to stake out her business, and to bring back any dirt he could find.

Where's @Frank Cannon when you need him?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 27, 2017, 06:30:23 PM
Police warn of possibly drunk, 'very pushy' door-to-door meat salesmen

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/door-to-door_meat_salesmen_in.html#incart_river_home_pop

NORTHERN MICHIGAN - Michigan State Police are warning Northern Michigan residents of "scruffy" men going door-to-door trying to sell meat to residents.

MSP was contacted about two men in a small white pickup truck trying to sell meat out of the back of their pickup.

The men are described as "rough and scruffy." One has a dark complexion, is in his 50s and is heavy set. The other man is a white male with red-blond hair in his 30s with a medium build.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 27, 2017, 06:33:32 PM
Police warn of possibly drunk, 'very pushy' door-to-door meat salesmen

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/door-to-door_meat_salesmen_in.html#incart_river_home_pop

NORTHERN MICHIGAN - Michigan State Police are warning Northern Michigan residents of "scruffy" men going door-to-door trying to sell meat to residents.

MSP was contacted about two men in a small white pickup truck trying to sell meat out of the back of their pickup.

The men are described as "rough and scruffy." One has a dark complexion, is in his 50s and is heavy set. The other man is a white male with red-blond hair in his 30s with a medium build.


Don't leave us hanging what kind of meat and is it any good?  :pondering:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 27, 2017, 06:36:47 PM
Don't leave us hanging what kind of meat and is it any good?  :pondering:

What kind  "Mystery Meat."  Any good?  I'll let you know if I ever get off the crapper.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 27, 2017, 06:39:23 PM
What kind  "Mystery Meat."  Any good?  I'll let you know if I ever get off the crapper.
Come on. Didn't you see the other thread? You got 12 seconds....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 27, 2017, 06:39:47 PM
Don't leave us hanging what kind of meat and is it any good?  :pondering:

Soylent by products.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 27, 2017, 07:32:22 PM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/How_9bb7e6_2277276.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 27, 2017, 07:38:54 PM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/How_9bb7e6_2277276.jpg)
There are only two kinds of people in this world. There are those who believe that there are only two kinds of people in the world, and there are those who don't.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 27, 2017, 07:41:57 PM
There are only two kinds of people in this world. There are those who believe that there are only two kinds of people in the world, and there are those who don't.

Which one are you?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 27, 2017, 07:43:20 PM
A man tried to ride his snowmobile like a jetski over a body of water. Let's just say it didn't work out so well.

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/04/upstate_ny_man_ticketed_after_trying_to_skip_snowmobile_across_unfrozen_pond.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 27, 2017, 07:56:58 PM
A man tried to ride his snowmobile like a jetski over a body of water. Let's just say it didn't work out so well.

http://www.newyorkupstate.com/outdoors/2017/04/upstate_ny_man_ticketed_after_trying_to_skip_snowmobile_across_unfrozen_pond.html
Someone needs lessons or a better sled. :laugh:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrIqh23h4nI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrIqh23h4nI)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 27, 2017, 08:00:10 PM
(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/How_9bb7e6_2277276.jpg)

Pink Floyd fan, huh?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 27, 2017, 08:14:42 PM
Pink Floyd fan, huh?
(http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/85/b1/79/85b17917c1e20a8d123263eb9d4d9f12.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 27, 2017, 08:16:48 PM
Which one are you?
I voted, 'not sure'.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on April 27, 2017, 08:20:11 PM
If you don't eat your meat, you can't have any pudding.
How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat.
You. Yes you mi laddy. Come here!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 27, 2017, 08:40:28 PM
Pink Floyd fan, huh?

I like pork

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZM1WQKwpl0
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on April 27, 2017, 10:05:43 PM
Pink Floyd fan, huh?
Which one's pink?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 27, 2017, 10:13:38 PM
Which one's pink?

LOL...


Who knew!   
http://www.whichonespink.com/gigs.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 27, 2017, 10:33:16 PM
LOL...


Who knew!   
http://www.whichonespink.com/gigs.html

I came across an Emerson, Lake and Palmer tribute band on Bookface, "Noddy's Puncture."  Keyboard guy was really good, friends with Emerson.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 28, 2017, 12:00:53 AM
(http://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/85/b1/79/85b17917c1e20a8d123263eb9d4d9f12.jpg)
When my youngest granddaughter was much younger, she had Bieber fever. I asked her what do you like and the sigh thing he did was it. I said that isn't new. I pulled up Thriller on YouTube (the music video) and showed her, and then told her he wasn't the first...
Now, about half of her 'tunes' are from the '60s and '70s and she's been singing old Patsy Cline songs lately (she has the voice for it). I consider that success.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on April 28, 2017, 11:55:18 AM
Police warn of possibly drunk, 'very pushy' door-to-door meat salesmen

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/04/door-to-door_meat_salesmen_in.html#incart_river_home_pop

NORTHERN MICHIGAN - Michigan State Police are warning Northern Michigan residents of "scruffy" men going door-to-door trying to sell meat to residents.

MSP was contacted about two men in a small white pickup truck trying to sell meat out of the back of their pickup.

The men are described as "rough and scruffy." One has a dark complexion, is in his 50s and is heavy set. The other man is a white male with red-blond hair in his 30s with a medium build.

Could it be...........Fred Garvin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqEHtZHlsf0
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 28, 2017, 12:04:11 PM
It bothers me a little that I knew who Fred Garvin was before looking at the YouTube.   :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on April 28, 2017, 12:21:47 PM
Could it be...........Fred Garvin?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqEHtZHlsf0

Shake hands with beef.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHjpWo4edfw
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Idaho_Cowboy on April 28, 2017, 12:29:27 PM
Cremation of 'overly obese' corpse sets funeral home on fire
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cremation-apos-overly-obese-apos-124507710.html

A routine cremation at a Cincinnati funeral home took an unexpected turn when flames from an "overly obese" body spread, starting an unscheduled fire.

The "freak accident" took place at the Hillside Chapel Crematory in Ohio's third-largest city on Wednesday (26 April) night....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on April 28, 2017, 01:05:36 PM
Cremation of 'overly obese' corpse sets funeral home on fire
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cremation-apos-overly-obese-apos-124507710.html

A routine cremation at a Cincinnati funeral home took an unexpected turn when flames from an "overly obese" body spread, starting an unscheduled fire.

The "freak accident" took place at the Hillside Chapel Crematory in Ohio's third-largest city on Wednesday (26 April) night....

Oh, dear........... that's disturbing.

So many things I could say............................. but won't.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 28, 2017, 11:06:05 PM
Cremation of 'overly obese' corpse sets funeral home on fire
https://www.yahoo.com/news/cremation-apos-overly-obese-apos-124507710.html

A routine cremation at a Cincinnati funeral home took an unexpected turn when flames from an "overly obese" body spread, starting an unscheduled fire.

The "freak accident" took place at the Hillside Chapel Crematory in Ohio's third-largest city on Wednesday (26 April) night....

Those "grease fires" can get away from you if you are not careful.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 28, 2017, 11:24:14 PM
Those "grease fires" can get away from you if you are not careful.

You bastid!  Get OUT of my brain...  :laugh:

(I thought the exact same thing)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 29, 2017, 10:01:42 AM
You bastid!  Get OUT of my brain...  :laugh:

(I thought the exact same thing)

Once all that fat gets a burnin bout all you can do is stand back ...pop open a nice cold one  andbreak out weenies to roast Cuz that sucker is gonna be intense.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 29, 2017, 10:09:42 AM
Once all that fat gets a burnin bout all you can do is stand back ...pop open a nice cold one  andbreak out weenies to roast Cuz that sucker is gonna be intense.

I thought you were supposed to call the fire dept so they could run in there and spray a bunch of water on it!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 29, 2017, 10:11:09 AM
pie crusts
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 29, 2017, 10:29:03 AM
I thought you were supposed to call the fire dept so they could run in there and spray a bunch of water on it!

My bil set his carport on fire one thankgiving when he over filled the deep fat turkey fryer with oil and dropped the bird in it.  Once all that oil hit the flames it was all down hill.....and very entertaining.  He had spread  news paper out under the fryer to keep any grease splatters from staining the cement.  There is a reason they say oil and water don't mix.....once the water from the hose hit that paper and oil it looked like a scene out Tora Tora Tora...large fire barges floating on the water setting fire to everything in its path.   
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 29, 2017, 10:33:29 AM
My bil set his carport on fire one thankgiving when he over filled the deep fat turkey fryer with oil and dropped the bird in it.  Once all that oil hit the flames it was all down hill.....and very entertaining.  He had spread  news paper out under the fryer to keep any grease splatters from staining the cement.  There is a reason they say oil and water don't mix.....once the water from the hose hit that paper and oil it looked like a scene out Tora Tora Tora...large fire barges floating on the water setting fire to everything in its path.

ROFLMAO!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gn895y4wkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3F4c5o4J7M

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 29, 2017, 10:33:49 AM
My bil set his carport on fire one thankgiving when he over filled the deep fat turkey fryer with oil and dropped the bird in it.  Once all that oil hit the flames it was all down hill.....and very entertaining.  He had spread  news paper out under the fryer to keep any grease splatters from staining the cement.  There is a reason they say oil and water don't mix.....once the water from the hose hit that paper and oil it looked like a scene out Tora Tora Tora...large fire barges floating on the water setting fire to everything in its path.

@Wingnut @Bigun And that, dear friends, is why you never try to put out a grease fire with agua.

I've fried a few turkeys, and I love them.  Mrs. Liberty, not so much so we don't do it very often.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 29, 2017, 10:38:24 AM
@Wingnut @Bigun And that, dear friends, is why you never try to put out a grease fire with agua.

I've fried a few turkeys, and I love them.  Mrs. Liberty, not so much so we don't do it very often.

We fry one or two (depending on how many folks are coming) every thanksgiving but we try not to kill anyone or burn the place down in the process!

Once you've experienced a properly fried turkey the baked ones will never work for you again.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 29, 2017, 10:40:09 AM
@Wingnut @Bigun And that, dear friends, is why you never try to put out a grease fire with agua.

True Dat.   Even in the crematorium.  ,)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 29, 2017, 10:40:31 AM
ROFLMAO!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gn895y4wkc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3F4c5o4J7M

I noticed at the end when the guy was doing it "properly" by lowering the turkey slowly it still had the plastic pop-up timer thingy.  Unless you want your turkey to taste like vaporized plastic it's best to pull that out and trash it.

A lot of the danger is because of the gas burner, which I used one time.  It was difficult to control the temperature with that, so I bought a much safer electric model with a thermostat.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on April 29, 2017, 10:42:31 AM
We fry one or two (depending on how many folks are coming) every thanksgiving but we try not to kill anyone or burn the place down in the process!

Once you've experienced a properly fried turkey the baked ones will never work for you again.

The problem the Mrs. has with it is you don't get drippings for gravy and no stuffing.  I find the meat beyond wonderful.  If I want a fried bird, it has to be in addition to another whole turkey. :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mystery-ak on April 29, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
Although it says indoor I use it in the garage....I prefer oven baked so I do one turkey in the fryer and one in the oven with stuffing...

http://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.K44633.html?sc=PSCH
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 29, 2017, 10:51:29 AM
Although it says indoor I use it in the garage....I prefer oven baked so I do one turkey in the fryer and one in the oven with stuffing...

http://www.qvc.com/qvc.product.K44633.html?sc=PSCH

Nice. But pricey.  One would have to do more than a few birds a year to make it pay off.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on April 29, 2017, 10:57:45 AM
Frying a bird outside doesn't fill the house with delicious baking turkey scents.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on April 29, 2017, 11:10:17 AM
I noticed at the end when the guy was doing it "properly" by lowering the turkey slowly it still had the plastic pop-up timer thingy.  Unless you want your turkey to taste like vaporized plastic it's best to pull that out and trash it.

A lot of the danger is because of the gas burner, which I used one time.  It was difficult to control the temperature with that, so I bought a much safer electric model with a thermostat.

We use the same burners we use with the fish fryers with no problems at all!  The key is making sure the bird is THROUGLY thawed out and at room temperature before you slowly lower it into the peanut oil.  And you have to have one of those new fangledy thermometer thingys!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 02, 2017, 09:12:10 PM
This is sort of sad, so I'm not completely convinced it belongs here.

Quote
Lightning strike kills 32 cows near Cabool

As he does every morning, Texas County dairy farmer Jared Blackwelder started milking his cows around 4 a.m. Saturday. He finished up just before daylight and headed back to the barn. He was about to lock the gate when lightning struck hard and close.

"It was so bright I couldn't hardly see," he said. "It just brought fire down the fences."

Later in the day when it was time to milk again, Blackwelder returned to the field and found 32 of his certified organic cows dead....

http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2017/05/01/lightning-strike-kills-32-cows-near-cabool/101161336/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 02, 2017, 10:17:12 PM
This is sort of sad, so I'm not completely convinced it belongs here.

Well those certified organic cows are certified pre cooked steak now.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 02, 2017, 11:52:30 PM
This is sort of sad, so I'm not completely convinced it belongs here.

Ridiculous doesn't always have to be funny. It fits.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 03, 2017, 06:59:26 AM
If you are a vegetarian this is one big missed steak.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 03, 2017, 07:31:07 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: rangerrebew on May 03, 2017, 08:09:27 AM
If a democrat controlled loony bin like Oregon believes you can change your gender anytime you feel like it, why can't a person change his species when he/she/xer/it wants?  All he has to do in Oregon is claim he was a chicken for a day. :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: driftdiver on May 03, 2017, 08:42:06 AM
(http://static.yourtango.com/cdn/farfuture/r91UjoG5zg2AOkgb8qzORy4pRKX91y5D2eCs2DAtE8A/mtime:1484395183/sites/default/files/styles/header_slider/public/image_blog/sexy-chicken.jpg?itok=DaJaH4AU)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hondo69 on May 03, 2017, 09:19:07 AM
I needed a good chuckle this morning, thanks.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 03, 2017, 09:32:48 AM
I know there's a "choking" joke in here somewhere.
:nometalk:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 03, 2017, 07:48:26 PM
:nometalk:
@mountaineer

I ain't skeered Wingy. The age-old question.

Which came first?????

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 03, 2017, 07:52:33 PM
@mountaineer

I ain't skeered Wingy. The age-old question.

Which came first?????
:nometalk:  Wingy don't lay that.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 07, 2017, 09:45:22 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 07, 2017, 01:04:54 PM
No earphones in Hennef?
(https://n1.sdlcdn.com/imgs/a/i/p/Philips-In-Ear-Headphones-SHE1360-1074667-1-2a516.jpg)
Knock yourself out, Franz.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 08, 2017, 06:31:39 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 08, 2017, 08:11:14 PM
I'm not saying it is fake...but it is fake.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 08, 2017, 08:36:16 PM
I'm not saying it is fake...but it is fake.

I don't know about that, but it seems like another normal day in Tempe.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 09, 2017, 07:14:41 AM
I don't know about that, but it seems like another normal day in Tempe.

Everyone in Tempe is batty. Nice.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 09, 2017, 03:51:24 PM
Cow sex suspect hunted by police helicopter

Police scrambled a helicopter in a bid to track down a man suspected of committing a sex act on a cow.

The suspect was reportedly seen interfering with the farm animal near Denham Way, in Maple Cross, Hertfordshire, on Saturday morning.

Despite the aerial search, officers were unable to locate him after they were called at 07:18 BST, the St Albans and Harpenden Review reported.

Hertfordshire Police said the cow was unhurt.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-39859134

Slow day for the rozzers, I guess.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 09, 2017, 04:31:50 PM
Mr. Dick Chit Nyi Nyi Chitty, 34, of McLean, VA was arrested and charged with Bank robbery today.

McLean Wells Fargo Bank Robber Charged

https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/wells-fargo-bank-robber-arrested-mclean

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 09, 2017, 04:44:39 PM
Mr. Dick Chit Nyi Nyi Chitty, 34, of McLean, VA was arrested and charged with Bank robbery today.

McLean Wells Fargo Bank Robber Charged

https://patch.com/virginia/mclean/wells-fargo-bank-robber-arrested-mclean

You're been up all night binge watching Monty Python's Flying Circus again, haven't you?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 09, 2017, 04:58:23 PM
You're been up all night binge watching Monty Python's Flying Circus again, haven't you?

Sometime...you just can't make this Chit up my fellow Knight.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on May 10, 2017, 03:50:14 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 10, 2017, 04:04:33 PM
"she wasn't complying"?    She should have been pliable  with all the alcohol in her!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 10, 2017, 06:40:13 PM
Man with vehicle fetish sentenced to treatment and probation

SAGINAW, MI -- The 26-year-old man with a self-professed fetish for rough-running cars will avoid prison time and instead receive mental health and sex offender treatment, along with five years probation.

Jordan Haskins was sentenced Monday, May 8, on eight felonies in two separate auto incidents -- one late last year and one early in 2017.

Haskins is a habitual offender with a criminal history of multiple incidents involving a fetish he refers to as "cranking." The act entails removing a vehicle's spark plug wires to make the vehicle run roughly to help reach sexual self-gratification.


http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/05/man_with_cranking_fetish_gets.html#incart_most-read_news_article

There is some kind of joke here about cold cranking amps but damned if I'm going to try and find it.

BTW the guy is a former GOP candidate for the michigan house.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrUt7B1P6XU
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 10, 2017, 07:00:19 PM
When a man loves a Chevy,
Can't keep his mind on nothin' else,
He'd change the world for the good thing he's found.
If she is bad, he can't see it,
She can do no wrong,
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 14, 2017, 08:35:55 PM
Man seeking free pizza rescued from snowy Arizona mountain
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/man-seeking-free-pizza-rescued-from-snowy-arizona-mountain/ar-BBB2gNR
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 15, 2017, 07:04:38 AM
Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus; Gets Eaten Alive By Crocodiles Instead

A pastor who tried to walk on water like Jesus died recently after being eaten by crocodiles.
Featured Image VIA

Jonathan Mthethwa from the Saint of the Last Days Church, attempted to prove to his congregation that he could reenact the famous Biblical moment. Unfortunately, he decided to try his luck in a river known simply as Crocodile River. What did he think was going to happen?

According to local newspaper The Herald Zimbabwe, Mthethwa walked into the water where he was fully submerged. He then attempted to ascend above the water to start walking, but his attempt was cut short when three crocodiles appeared out of nowhere to start munching on him.


http://www.sickchirpse.com/pastor-walk-on-water-jesus-eaten-crocodiles-instead/

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 15, 2017, 07:10:01 AM
He then attempted to ascend above the water to start walking, but his attempt was cut short when three crocodiles appeared out of nowhere to start munching on him.
For my next trick, I'll be swallowed like Jonah by a great fish. Er, crocodile.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 15, 2017, 07:19:42 AM
Pastor Tries To Walk On Water Like Jesus; Gets Eaten Alive By Crocodiles Instead

A pastor who tried to walk on water like Jesus died recently after being eaten by crocodiles.
Featured Image VIA

Jonathan Mthethwa from the Saint of the Last Days Church, attempted to prove to his congregation that he could reenact the famous Biblical moment. Unfortunately, he decided to try his luck in a river known simply as Crocodile River. What did he think was going to happen?

According to local newspaper The Herald Zimbabwe, Mthethwa walked into the water where he was fully submerged. He then attempted to ascend above the water to start walking, but his attempt was cut short when three crocodiles appeared out of nowhere to start munching on him.


http://www.sickchirpse.com/pastor-walk-on-water-jesus-eaten-crocodiles-instead/
If your knees are wet, you're doing it wrong...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 15, 2017, 01:33:56 PM
The Last Days Church.  Aptly named.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 15, 2017, 02:51:44 PM
Barron Trump 'took his entire fifth-grade class from his New York City school on a field trip to the White House where 80 students met the president and first lady
Daily Mail/UK, May 15, 2017

Barron Trump probably scored even more cool points with his friends after reportedly taking his entire fifth-grade class to tour the White House and meet his father during a secret trip.

The 11-year-old student at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School went to Washington, D.C. last Wednesday on a bus with roughly 80 classmates accompanied by their teachers and Secret Service agents, the New York Post reported.

'All the kids got dressed up: The girls were in dresses and the boys wore khaki pants and button-downs. It was so cute,' a source told the Post.

'They had a buffet lunch and a tour of the White House and met the president and the first lady, Melania Trump.

'President Trump gave them all a rousing speech about living up to your potential and being the best you could be for your country.

'Barron was really sweet. He was so excited to show his classmates around the White House.'

The large group of students also toured the nation's capital and stayed overnight at a hotel before traveling back to New York City on Thursday.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4507954/Barron-Trump-took-class-trip-White-House.html#ixzz4hAuKZw1N
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Right_in_Virginia on May 15, 2017, 02:52:07 PM
I especially like how all the kids got dressed up.   ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 15, 2017, 03:46:45 PM
I especially like how all the kids got dressed up.   ^-^
Unless things have really changed, upscale prep school kids wear ties and suit coats as a matter of course. Less would be underdressed for school.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 15, 2017, 11:57:42 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 17, 2017, 09:49:09 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 17, 2017, 10:22:29 AM
As a short break from the wankers in Congress ....

Police: Man says he stole security system to conceal masturbation



I use mine to make sure nobody can sneak up on me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 17, 2017, 10:40:15 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 17, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
And now I feel bad. I do try to keep the obviously mentally ill out of Ridiculous News.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 17, 2017, 10:44:57 AM
My guess, from a quick perusal of his Facebook page, is that he's poorly educated, stupid, lazy and probably doing drugs. In other words, like all too many of my West Virginia neighbors.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 17, 2017, 10:46:57 AM
My guess, from a quick perusal of his Facebook page, is that he's poorly educated, stupid, lazy and probably doing drugs. In other words, like all too many of my West Virginia neighbors.

Sounds like he's homeless by choice (Unless someone is willing to give him a free place to live)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 18, 2017, 02:54:16 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on May 18, 2017, 03:24:54 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 18, 2017, 07:23:48 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 19, 2017, 04:30:12 AM
Mannequin in Vegas hotel room caused shock and injury, SoCal man's lawsuit says

LAS VEGAS --
A tourist from Southern California is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries.

Kent Jacobs Boutwell filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark County District Court, seeking at least $10,000 in damages.

"I've got some experience handling hotel casino cases," said Boutwell's lawyer, Richard Johnson. "This was certainly a new set of facts."

Caesars Entertainment declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing pending litigation.

On the use of mannequins in their nearly 2,500 hotel rooms, a spokeswoman said Planet Hollywood has traditionally been decorated with memorabilia, which is now being removed as part of a renovation that will wrap up this year.

More: http://abc7.com/news/mannequin-in-vegas-hotel-room-leads-to-shock-injury-lawsuit/2009729/

Didn't know Planet Hollywood has mannequins. Ergo, too stupid to breath without instruction, yet not too stupid to go to court.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 19, 2017, 08:59:58 AM
The old Manfred "Manny" Quinn scam.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 20, 2017, 01:56:33 PM
Some of these - you just scratch your head.

Woman who dressed as dinosaur to spook horses turns self in

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A woman who police say wore a dinosaur costume and spooked carriage horses in South Carolina has turned herself in.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement that 26-year-old Nicole Wells is charged with disorderly conduct and wearing a mask or disguise.

Francis says Wells was dressed in an orange Tyrannosaurus rex costume and walked toward the horses pulling the carriage. She started growling Thursday even though the driver shouted several times for her to leave.

When the horses became spooked, the driver was thrown from the carriage, which ran over his leg. The horses and the passengers in the carriage were not injured.

Palmetto Carriage Works owner Tom Doyle suggested the event was a stunt by protesting animal rights activists. The police statement did not give a motive.

Wells didn't have a phone listing and it wasn't known if she had a lawyer.

https://www.local10.com/news/national/the-latest-police-woman-who-spooked-horses-turns-self-in
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 20, 2017, 02:36:57 PM
Some of these - you just scratch your head.

Woman who dressed as dinosaur to spook horses turns self in

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A woman who police say wore a dinosaur costume and spooked carriage horses in South Carolina has turned herself in.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said in a statement that 26-year-old Nicole Wells is charged with disorderly conduct and wearing a mask or disguise.

Francis says Wells was dressed in an orange Tyrannosaurus rex costume and walked toward the horses pulling the carriage. She started growling Thursday even though the driver shouted several times for her to leave.

When the horses became spooked, the driver was thrown from the carriage, which ran over his leg. The horses and the passengers in the carriage were not injured.

Palmetto Carriage Works owner Tom Doyle suggested the event was a stunt by protesting animal rights activists. The police statement did not give a motive.

Wells didn't have a phone listing and it wasn't known if she had a lawyer.

https://www.local10.com/news/national/the-latest-police-woman-who-spooked-horses-turns-self-in
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Not sure why she stepped forward, (glad she did, maybe there is some character involved and not just some protest) but hopefully it was just a moment of stupidity and a life lesson, and not some idiot protest.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 21, 2017, 07:28:53 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 21, 2017, 07:33:36 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 21, 2017, 07:34:32 PM
Could be worse.  A demolition order.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on May 22, 2017, 06:31:14 AM
Could be worse.  A demolition order.
@Wingnut Sounds like the beginning of a plot of a Douglas Adams Trilogy
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on May 22, 2017, 06:08:09 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 22, 2017, 07:26:17 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 22, 2017, 07:46:58 PM
That curdles my blood.
They had to check it out if it was on the lot or the right of whey.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 22, 2017, 08:09:13 PM
They had to check it out if it was on the lot or the right of whey.

Look out for Andrew Dice Clay...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 22, 2017, 08:25:48 PM
Look out for Andrew Dice Clay...
I actually thought his stuff was funny before he got reeducated. Maybe my sense of humor changed...nah. I noticed that happened to Linda Ellerbee, too, back when. When they let her back on the air she had one of those butch buzzcuts and only was let out to do kids shows.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 22, 2017, 08:50:24 PM
I actually thought his stuff was funny before he got reeducated. Maybe my sense of humor changed...nah. I noticed that happened to Linda Ellerbee, too, back when. When they let her back on the air she had one of those butch buzzcuts and only was let out to do kids shows.

You notice it was a patron of the bank that was interested. You sure can't get that kind of interest from a bank.

And yeah, Linda went Stepford.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 24, 2017, 12:20:51 AM
Bay City laundromat's fresh concrete vandalized with 'giant penis' etching

BAY CITY, MI -- Police are looking for a pair of young scofflaws who defaced the parking lot of a Bay City laundromat by etching a phallus into some freshly laid concrete.

Malarie Cisnero, location manager at Totally Clean Coin Laundry at 1005 N. Henry St., said the business had poured cement in its lot Monday morning, May 22.

"I came to work this morning and one of the maintenance guys called me outside to view what was written in the brand new concrete," Cisnero said on Tuesday.

Inscribed in the lot was "Savage Squad" and a "giant penis," Cisnero said.


http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/05/bay_city_laundromats_fresh_con.html#incart_river_home_pop

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on May 24, 2017, 01:47:49 AM
I noticed that happened to Linda Ellerbee, too, back when. When they let her back on the air she had one of those butch buzzcuts and only was let out to do kids shows.

You mean after she had breasts cancer treatment?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 24, 2017, 02:47:14 AM
You mean after she had breasts cancer treatment?
I don't know why the show went off the air. Letterman was no replacement, that's for sure, at least not imho. I didn't know she had had breast cancer, but when she came back, she did not seem to be the same person and was significantly more politically correct.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 24, 2017, 08:03:25 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 24, 2017, 12:42:33 PM
Courthouse X-ray scanner finds live monkey in purse

BAY CITY, MI -- It's not unusual for security personnel at the Bay County Court Facility to see visitors attempt to bring odd or prohibited items past them.

Recently, though, something particularly exotic -- even tropical -- nearly made it into the courthouse: a squirrel monkey stowed away in a patron's purse.

Former Bay City resident Linda Stevenson on Thursday, May 18, visited the facility at 1230 Washington Ave. and put her purse on the X-ray machine at the building's security station.

"I pushed the button for it to go through when it started making noises," said Bay County Sheriff's Court Security Deputy Pat McIver. "I was like, 'What was that?' She goes, 'Oh, that's my monkey.'"

The X-ray captured an image of the diminutive simian's skeleton within Stevenson's purse.

"I said, 'I need to see your monkey,'"

More: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/05/monkey_trial_courthouse_x-ray.html

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 24, 2017, 12:47:34 PM
"I need to see your monkey,'"

 :silly: :silly: :silly:

(Please, don't spank it!)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on May 24, 2017, 01:28:57 PM
"I need to see your monkey,'"

 :silly: :silly: :silly:

(Please, don't spank it!)

Bay City seems to be a fun place lately.

Giant Penises and Tiny Monkeys.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 25, 2017, 12:24:01 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 25, 2017, 12:27:13 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 25, 2017, 01:45:33 PM
Nude dancers push back against class-action settlement


Though it's billed as a $6.5-million settlement, the proposal would provide only $920,000 in cash payments to settle claims from more than 28,000 dancers who worked at 64 different clubs in 18 states, including 11 in Michigan, Boston attorney Harold Lichten argued in a May 12 court filing.

More: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/05/25/opposition-growing-class-action-settlement/340369001/
Wow. Thirty two bucks and change each? That's not even an hour's tips on a slow night. But the whores of the court are going to get paid...(the lawyers).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on May 25, 2017, 07:40:48 PM
Wow. Thirty two bucks and change each? That's not even an hour's tips on a slow night. But the whores of the court are going to get paid...(the lawyers).
@EC

Why don't these girls form a union?

I'd look for the union label.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 25, 2017, 07:50:30 PM
@bigheadfred

I took a look - because you made me curious. There is a strippers union (it's part of the SEIU) but most strippers can't join, since they are treated as independant contractors by the venues.

http://www.bayswan.org/EDAunionLL.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 25, 2017, 08:05:42 PM
@bigheadfred

I took a look - because you made me curious. There is a strippers union (it's part of the SEIU) but most strippers can't join, since they are treated as independant contractors by the venues.

http://www.bayswan.org/EDAunionLL.html
Well, there you go. Set up a Independent Stripper's Association and charge nominal dues (put it behind a paywall). Let complaints be lodged against venues for working conditions, nonpayment, etc and let the ladies sort out where they will or won't work. They could even discuss rates and other topics in a forum. At least they would have a reference they built and share to allow them to better choose where to work, and possibly even to exchange information to get work in better venues.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on May 27, 2017, 11:31:28 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 28, 2017, 12:29:30 AM
Well, there you go. Set up a Independent Stripper's Association and charge nominal dues (put it behind a paywall). Let complaints be lodged against venues for working conditions, nonpayment, etc and let the ladies sort out where they will or won't work. They could even discuss rates and other topics in a forum. At least they would have a reference they built and share to allow them to better choose where to work, and possibly even to exchange information to get work in better venues.

Could they call it The Gilded Guild?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 28, 2017, 01:22:47 AM
Could they call it The Gilded Guild?
They could call it anything they want...it would be theirs, after all.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on May 31, 2017, 01:25:33 PM

Police: Thieves using blowtorch to steal from Everett ATM accidentally set cash on fire
POSTED 11:26 AM, MAY 30, 2017, BY Q13 NEWS STAFF, UPDATED AT 09:52AM, MAY 31, 2017

EVERETT, Wash. -- Police in Everett say would-be ATM thieves thwarted their own burglary attempt by setting the cash on fire.

[...]

Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department said the suspects used a blowtorch to try and access the ATM's cash box. In the process of doing so, they accidentally set the money on fire.

John Dickson, Chief Operations Officers of Coastal Community Bank, said the suspects were not able to get away with any money. [...]

More: http://q13fox.com/2017/05/30/police-thieves-using-blowtorch-to-steal-from-everett-atm-accidentally-set-cash-on-fire/

(https://tribkcpq.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/atm-theft-fire.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&w=450)
Photo credit: Everett Police Department
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 31, 2017, 01:29:18 PM
Police: Thieves using blowtorch to steal from Everett ATM accidentally set cash on fire
POSTED 11:26 AM, MAY 30, 2017, BY Q13 NEWS STAFF, UPDATED AT 09:52AM, MAY 31, 2017

EVERETT, Wash. -- Police in Everett say would-be ATM thieves thwarted their own burglary attempt by setting the cash on fire.

[...]

Aaron Snell with the Everett Police Department said the suspects used a blowtorch to try and access the ATM's cash box. In the process of doing so, they accidentally set the money on fire.

John Dickson, Chief Operations Officers of Coastal Community Bank, said the suspects were not able to get away with any money. [...]

More: http://q13fox.com/2017/05/30/police-thieves-using-blowtorch-to-steal-from-everett-atm-accidentally-set-cash-on-fire/

(https://tribkcpq.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/atm-theft-fire.jpg?quality=85&strip=all&w=450)
Photo credit: Everett Police Department

That is such an unexpected reaction - paper money and blow torch - that I can see how they didn't foresee it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on June 03, 2017, 12:21:32 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 03, 2017, 12:32:28 PM
Police arrested a mail carrier accused of feeding a meatball full of nails to a dog



And now I appreciate inconvenience of going to the post office that much more.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on June 03, 2017, 10:26:47 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 03, 2017, 11:42:20 PM
Well I think I have a suggestion for her next meal.
People like her just confirm my dog's reaction to Mail Carriers.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 04, 2017, 03:28:06 PM
Man mowing lawn near tornado "was keeping an eye on it"
(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/810*455/mowing+tornado+LF.jpg)

This Canuck has a very large pair! 

http://www.kwqc.com/content/news/Man-mowing-lawn-near-tornado-says-he-was-keeping-an-eye-on-it-426305481.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Oceander on June 04, 2017, 03:29:24 PM
Yes he does. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 04, 2017, 04:50:57 PM
Yes he does.

And absolutely NO functioning brain cells.......... 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 04, 2017, 05:32:24 PM
And absolutely NO functioning brain cells..........

He may be safe from the twister, but he's open for a good lightning strike pushing that nice metal lawnmower around that great big flat area.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 04, 2017, 05:45:47 PM
He may be safe from the twister, but he's open for a good lightning strike pushing that nice metal lawnmower around that great big flat area.

People seem to be increasingly foolish about lightning. I see people out on the lake here all the time with thunder rumbling and lightning flashing on the horizon.

When I know weather is heading in my direction I keep an eye on the sky and even dark clouds can send me edging toward where I launched the boat. Distant thunder sends me on a bee line for the launch and close thunder sends me to hug the shoreline and toward the launch.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 04, 2017, 07:26:23 PM
People seem to be increasingly foolish about lightning. I see people out on the lake here all the time with thunder rumbling and lightning flashing on the horizon.

When I know weather is heading in my direction I keep an eye on the sky and even dark clouds can send me edging toward where I launched the boat. Distant thunder sends me on a bee line for the launch and close thunder sends me to hug the shoreline and toward the launch.

My brother and I were on a boat on Duck Lake once (North of Albion) and a storm surprised us.  We noticeed our hair was standing on end, and had an "Oh Shit" moment.  We got low in the boat and beat it to the launch ASAP and got the snot outta there.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 05, 2017, 02:29:54 PM
I do usually try to steer clear of the  "dumb criminals" stories. This one was too perfect to pass up.

Man flashing money on Facebook Live arrested on drug charges

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man joyfully flashing money live on the internet got a sudden surprise when police officers barged in and arrested him for allegedly selling drugs.

A man identified by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office as 22-year-old Breon Hollings went on Facebook Live to show friends a handful of money, saying, "It don't stop, man, it don't stop."

He then retrieves more money from another room and starts shuffling it when he hears Jacksonville officers warning over a loudspeaker they are about to raid the house. A stunned Hollings runs out of the room. Seconds later, officers barge in. Hollings was arrested off camera.

More: http://www.pennlive.com/nation-world/2017/06/man_flashing_money_on_facebook.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 05, 2017, 02:45:57 PM
Rollin down the street, smokin indo, sippin on gin and juice

He was laid back with his mind on his money and his money on his mind
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 06, 2017, 06:47:16 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 06, 2017, 06:51:28 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 06, 2017, 07:20:08 PM
Wow.  You just can't make these things up! 

Oh...Those stills vs the mug shot are very telling!   ouch.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 06, 2017, 07:33:44 PM
Her mama must be so proud... **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Old Warrior in Exile on June 06, 2017, 07:39:55 PM
Oh...Those stills vs the mug shot are very telling!   ouch.

Yep.

She sho' is ugly.

Certainly not worth a postcoital punch in the mouth.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 06, 2017, 08:20:14 PM
Yep.

She sho' is ugly.

Certainly not worth a postcoital punch in the mouth.
Late model, but high mileage...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 06, 2017, 08:37:51 PM
Late model, but high mileage...

Corp Lease return.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 06, 2017, 09:05:47 PM
With a headline like this, it had to be included.

Post-Coital Battery Bust For Porn Star

JUNE 5--A porn actress is facing a domestic battery charge after allegedly socking her boyfriend in the face during a post-coital quarrel, police report.


(http://www.thehotcrazymatrix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/6162239.jpg)

Danger Zone 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Old Warrior in Exile on June 06, 2017, 11:28:36 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Old Warrior in Exile on June 06, 2017, 11:31:28 PM
You see, this is just a glimpse of how absurd this nonsense is going to get, folks.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 07, 2017, 07:31:46 AM
Not to worry, BabylonBee is like the Onion. #fakenews   ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 07, 2017, 07:57:16 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 07, 2017, 08:49:56 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 07, 2017, 08:51:56 AM
It belongs. There are many ways in which things (or people) are ridiculous.  ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 07, 2017, 08:54:00 AM
It belongs. There are many ways in which things (or people) are ridiculous.  ^-^
If you backtrack the extrapolations found in satire, you often find these have a root somewhere in a real story that might not be quite so ridiculous, but is certainly pointing in that direction.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 08:55:48 AM
I thought everyone would figure it was satire when i posted it.  But in this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world where girls will be boys, and boys will be girls, and white will be black it's hard to tell anymore.  My bad.  :(
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 07, 2017, 09:55:23 AM
I thought everyone would figure it was satire when i posted it.  But in this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world where girls will be boys, and boys will be girls, and white will be black it's hard to tell anymore.  My bad.  :(
LOL(A)!  :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 09:56:39 AM
LOL(A)!  :silly:

 888high58888
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on June 07, 2017, 09:57:38 AM
I thought everyone would figure it was satire when i posted it.  But in this mixed up, muddled up, shook up world where girls will be boys, and boys will be girls, and white will be black it's hard to tell anymore.  My bad.  :(

No bad!  I knew what it was the instant I read it and thought the author had a pretty good handle on things!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 07, 2017, 11:38:04 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 07, 2017, 11:41:30 AM
Peacock takes out $500 in wine after crashing liquor store

I would be searching for wine marinated peacock recipes...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 03:27:06 PM
If they would have left him alone the gay dude would have left the store without all the drama.   But nooooo. they had to ruffle his plumage
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 07, 2017, 03:35:30 PM
If they would have left him alone the gay dude would have left the store without all the drama.   But nooooo. they had to ruffle his plumage

"Female peacock".  Which I guess to be accurate should have been "a peahen".
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 03:41:07 PM
"Female peacock".  Which I guess to be accurate should have been "a peahen".

I thought the boy cocks had the brightly colored feathers and strutted around tring to lure the plain and drab females to the bed  er nest
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 07, 2017, 04:49:30 PM
I thought the boy cocks had the brightly colored feathers and strutted around tring to lure the plain and drab females to the bed  er nest

I suppose drab females can strut. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 04:53:33 PM
 :nometalk:  I'm gonna just back away slowly from that one Sang.... 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 07, 2017, 04:54:11 PM
:nometalk:  I'm gonna just back away slowly from that one Sang....

Probably a wise move.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 07, 2017, 04:59:45 PM
Probably a wise move.


:0001:

I ain't no democrat so I know when to hold em and when to fold em!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 07, 2017, 06:03:17 PM
"Female peacock".  Which I guess to be accurate should have been "a peahen".
Yep, and referred to as a 'her' instead of a 'he', at least in lieu of any evidence of gender confusion. The males have the blue/green and the ornate tail feathers, the hens are a dappled brown, and have far less ostentatious plumage. The hens are fairly large at maturity (Think the size of Guinea fowl), and have very long toes, but lack the spurs the males have.  They're a big enough bird to be a pain in a place like a liquor store or a china shop...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 08, 2017, 07:16:16 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 08, 2017, 07:30:58 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 08, 2017, 07:39:32 PM
That's unlikely.  I had a friend that did balloons for a living (she owned a shop) and she told me helium balloons never last.  The helium (He2) molecules are tiny, and go right through the latex balloon.


Either it has been sprayed with some kind of acrylic coating to maintain its shape, or someone is surreptitiously refilling it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 08, 2017, 07:41:13 PM

Either it has been sprayed with some kind of acrylic coating to maintain its shape, or someone is surreptitiously refilling it.

I suspect the latter.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 08, 2017, 07:49:28 PM
I suspect the latter.


We don't actually get to see the aged balloon. The picture, I assume, was taken when he was 18. Therefore, the entire story is word of mouth. God only knows why someone would make this up.


If they kept it in a hermetically sealed chamber of some kind, that has adjustable barometric pressure, then possible, maybe, conceivably, perchance, it could have lasted this long. But I doubt it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 08, 2017, 08:07:40 PM
That's supposedly the balloon bought at his birth in the picture.

I don't believe this for a second - heavy steel tanks of helium will empty themselves after a few years.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 08, 2017, 08:14:31 PM
That's supposedly the balloon bought at his birth in the picture.


Oh! Well in that case there is no way. I am fairly sure the ink wouldn't last that long unless it is in a very dark cold place. It should fade over time. That balloon looks brand new. This is nonsense.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 08, 2017, 08:14:32 PM
@EC @Cyber Liberty

(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a0e2b68e-fd7e-4cb4-9fc4-a9468ae821b6_1.a7b838f42e6bf858d9ef1cb07895ecde.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 08, 2017, 08:25:39 PM
@EC @Cyber Liberty

(https://i5.walmartimages.com/asr/a0e2b68e-fd7e-4cb4-9fc4-a9468ae821b6_1.a7b838f42e6bf858d9ef1cb07895ecde.jpeg?odnHeight=450&odnWidth=450&odnBg=FFFFFF)

Fah-RAY-ed!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on June 08, 2017, 09:55:54 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 08, 2017, 10:10:50 PM
My aunt and uncle used to buy my cousin a new gold fish every time the old one died, took him years to figure out it was a different fish.... I'm just sayin......

Knew a guy who would buy a new road bike every year.  But it had to be black so when his wife was in the garage she wouldn't notice the difference.
Just say'n...  he's divorced now seems that wasn't the only cheating he was doing.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 08, 2017, 11:12:30 PM
That's unlikely.  I had a friend that did balloons for a living (she owned a shop) and she told me helium balloons never last.  The helium (He2) molecules are tiny, and go right through the latex balloon.
This is one of those little Mylar ones. It would have to be unusually well sealed, for starters.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 09, 2017, 06:00:29 PM
EPD: Suspect allegedly shot man with shotgun shell filled with cereal

EUREKA, Calif. - Timothy Glass Jr., 29, Eureka, was arrested in Eureka for resisting arrest and probation violation after allegedly shooting a man with flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell filled with cereal, according to the Eureka Police Department.

More: http://www.krcrtv.com/north-coast-news/epd-suspect-allegedly-shot-man-with-a-shotgun-shell-filled-with-cereal/532087089

The victim declined to press charges. Don't know which is more ridiculous - shooting someone with cereal, or being shot by cereal.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 09, 2017, 06:04:51 PM
Must have ran out of rock salt.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 09, 2017, 06:13:28 PM
Comon @EC. There are cereal killers everywhere.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 09, 2017, 06:27:26 PM
Comon @EC. There are cereal killers everywhere.

Not of this Fiber.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 09, 2017, 07:04:54 PM
Not of this Fiber.

Oh yaw it says he got shot in the hand with Rice Krispies so this is just a puff piece.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 09, 2017, 07:07:49 PM
It were only his hand. Could have been shot in the Lucky Charms.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 09, 2017, 07:42:22 PM
It were only his hand. Could have been shot in the Lucky Charms.  :whistle:

You have to be a sharp shooter to hit Grape Nuts. They are tiny.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/ohk0i0.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 09, 2017, 07:46:32 PM
EPD: Suspect allegedly shot man with shotgun shell filled with cereal

EUREKA, Calif. - Timothy Glass Jr., 29, Eureka, was arrested in Eureka for resisting arrest and probation violation after allegedly shooting a man with flare gun loaded with a shotgun shell filled with cereal, according to the Eureka Police Department.

More: http://www.krcrtv.com/north-coast-news/epd-suspect-allegedly-shot-man-with-a-shotgun-shell-filled-with-cereal/532087089

The victim declined to press charges. Don't know which is more ridiculous - shooting someone with cereal, or being shot by cereal.
A cereal killer!  **nononono* That isn't it. Really? Rice Krispies?  *****rollingeyes*****
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 09, 2017, 08:03:15 PM
A cereal killer!  **nononono* That isn't it. Really? Rice Krispies?  *****rollingeyes*****

Big Pop. Not much crack and snapple
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 09, 2017, 08:07:13 PM
Big Pop. Not much crack and snapple
Probably smoked the crack and drank the snapple...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 09, 2017, 08:13:31 PM
Probably smoked the crack and drank the snapple...

Just spied his mug..   I'd say that is a distinct possibility!   

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 10, 2017, 02:02:46 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: rodamala on June 10, 2017, 02:27:50 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 10, 2017, 10:01:56 AM
Grow an anus brewery?   You got to be shitting me.   
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 10, 2017, 10:25:51 AM
I have found that these Go Anus brewery beers to be a bit nutty.

A nice nutty New York value for ya. If they were in the midwest these Go Anus brewery beers would be a bit corny.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on June 10, 2017, 11:59:17 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 10, 2017, 12:00:33 PM
Is it just me or does  it seem that "The love that dare not speak it's name" now a days won't sit down and shut the hell up.

Too busy talking out its ass.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 10, 2017, 03:24:04 PM
Is it just me or does  it seem that "The love that dare not speak it's name" now a days won't sit down and shut the hell up.
It's a little short of skywriting, yet, but I miss the days when it was quietly in the closet.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 11, 2017, 03:24:24 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 11, 2017, 04:12:04 PM
Is it just me or does  it seem that "The love that dare not speak it's name" now a days won't sit down and shut the hell up.


Just remember that the very worst thing you can ever say to a gay person, the very worst insult you could ever inflict, is to simply say the following three words, "I don't care." This cuts them to their soul. Since they define their entire being by homosexuality, they believe (falsely) that everyone else is consumed with it too.


As if I give one single damn about who you sleep with. I've got my own life and problems to deal with, I do not have time to deal with yours. Do what you do and be happy with it. "I don't care!"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 11, 2017, 04:21:39 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 11, 2017, 05:21:42 PM
Idiot.  I rode a mini-bike since I was 13 and knew to stay off the friggin roads.
Yeah, but it is easier to cut through the grass on a mini bike. :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 11, 2017, 05:24:26 PM
Yeah, but it is easier to cut through the grass on a mini bike. :shrug:

There wouldn't be a lot of point to having a mini-bike, or a motorized skateboard for that matter, in a city.  There's nowhere to ride.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 11, 2017, 05:46:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIatiHFo8HA
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 11, 2017, 11:13:29 PM
There wouldn't be a lot of point to having a mini-bike, or a motorized skateboard for that matter, in a city.  There's nowhere to ride.
Skate boards are city fare. They don't do so well on a dirt road or gravel. (Between that fact and the mushy brine pocketed nature of ice in a tidewater estuary, I never learned to skate).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on June 12, 2017, 08:04:08 AM

Just remember that the very worst thing you can ever say to a gay person, the very worst insult you could ever inflict, is to simply say the following three words, "I don't care." This cuts them to their soul. Since they define their entire being by homosexuality, they believe (falsely) that everyone else is consumed with it too.


As if I give one single damn about who you sleep with. I've got my own life and problems to deal with, I do not have time to deal with yours. Do what you do and be happy with it. "I don't care!"
@240B my attitude has always been marry whomever you like, worship however you wish, as long as you are not torturing children or small fur bearing, or trying to convert me, I don't care.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 12, 2017, 08:43:29 AM
Spare the duct tape...spoil the job.



Coast Guard rescues Alaska man in homemade, duct-taped boat
(http://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/i/9261497196416/2017/1/14971967701526/Coast-Guard-rescues-Alaska-man-in-homemade-duct-taped-boat.jpg)

June 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard in Juneau, Alaska, said crew members rescued a man whose homemade, duct-taped water craft was taking on water.

Coast Guard Station Juneau said the 32-year-old man was attempting to get to Point Bishop by rowing in the Gastineau Channel in his inflatable boat Wednesday. The crew saw his craft was taking on water and transported the man and his dog to Douglas Harbor.

"I noticed the craft in the channel and I could tell the man was not wearing a life jacket and the craft was not safe," Lt. Joseph Schlosser said. "I contacted the sector command center and the Station's smallboat crew responded quickly and helped the man to safety."

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/11/Coast-Guard-rescues-Alaska-man-in-homemade-duct-taped-boat/9261497196416/?spt=slh&or=1



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 12, 2017, 08:50:44 AM
@240B my attitude has always been marry whomever you like, worship however you wish, as long as you are not torturing children or small fur bearing, or trying to convert me, I don't care.


@verga
Same with me. I think the entire 'gay' issue is overblown in the extreme. The homosexuals are making an issue of it not because they want to be 'equal'; what they want is to be 'special'. And I don't agree with that at all.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Restored on June 12, 2017, 08:58:36 AM
@240B my attitude has always been marry whomever you like, worship however you wish, as long as you are not torturing children or small fur bearing, or trying to convert me, I don't care.

That's just it. They are demanding that you convert over to their side. And it is NOT a request. It's an order.
Bake that cake or suffer the consequences.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 12, 2017, 10:11:08 AM
(https://sfcmac.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/rainbow_swastika.jpg?w=570)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 14, 2017, 09:05:55 AM
Kansas man who robbed bank to escape wife gets home-confinement sentence

A Kansas man who robbed a bank last September and told police that he was hoping to get caught so he would get prison time to escape his wife, was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement after pleading guilty, The Kansas City Star reported.

Lawrence John Ripple took the guilty plea in January. He told the judge on Tuesday that he had heart surgery that left him depressed when he committed the bank robbery, the paper reported.

More: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/06/14/kansas-man-who-robbed-bank-to-escape-wife-gets-home-confinement-sentence.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 14, 2017, 09:19:19 AM
Sounds like it was the correct sentence based on extenuating circumstances.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article155936879.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 15, 2017, 07:58:51 AM
The Future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

(http://i.imgur.com/UC1gPYa.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 15, 2017, 08:08:48 AM
The Future's so bright I gotta wear shades.
That wild raccoon must have scared the bejeezus out of him.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 15, 2017, 08:54:10 AM
That wild raccoon must have scared the bejeezus out of him.

He should have explained that the raccoon has better vision in the dark and he was going my way....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 15, 2017, 08:57:34 AM
The Future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

(http://i.imgur.com/UC1gPYa.jpg)

I Am Groot.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 15, 2017, 09:02:26 AM
I Am Groot.

 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 15, 2017, 09:11:12 AM
The Future's so bright I gotta wear shades.

(http://i.imgur.com/UC1gPYa.jpg)

The explanation is almost funnier than the photo:  http://whnt.com/2017/06/14/local-officer-explains-how-barry-larry-terry-and-his-raccoon-became-a-social-media-sensation/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 15, 2017, 09:12:18 AM
Barry Larry Terry ... and my other brother Darryl. Er, Derry.  :pondering:

Great prank, though.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 15, 2017, 11:47:58 AM
That wild raccoon must have scared the bejeezus out of him.
His ears look upside down.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 15, 2017, 03:10:19 PM
That wild raccoon must have scared the bejeezus out of him.

I'd be scared too if I had a wild raccoon sitting on top of my head.....


(Where's Cong. Traficant when you need him??  :dx1:)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 15, 2017, 04:33:30 PM
Traficant carried his pet ferret with him - on his head - everywhere he went. Except jail.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 15, 2017, 04:41:39 PM
Traficant carried his pet ferret with him - on his head - everywhere he went. Except jail.

Barry Larry Terry would have been a great cellmate for Traficant.

He could have shared the raccoon on his head with Jim, who lost the ferret on his.  :dx1:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 17, 2017, 02:52:03 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 17, 2017, 09:58:45 AM
Dumb criminal one today:

How bloody high do you have to be to ask the cops to do meth quality control?

Strangely enough, there was a guy here (Thursday) who was harassing people, peering in windows, acting weird, etc., downtown by the police station. The police, when they got there, said the guy told them he had gotten some bad meth and was looking for the good stuff. Asked them if they knew where the good stuff was. Wanted them to help in the search.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on June 17, 2017, 05:16:30 PM
'I'm going to hit you in the head,' woman named Miracle Crimes tells Springfield cop before allegedly kicking him in groin
Updated on June 17, 2017 at 8:09 AM Posted on June 17, 2017 at 8:01 AM
BY JACK FLYNN jflynn@repub.com

SPRINGFIELD - It started with a tray of doughnuts.

On May 30, Miracle Crimes allegedy hurled the tray at the assistant manager of the Pride Gas Station on Berkshire Avenue after being told to leave the store, according to the arrest report.

When police arrived, she resisted arrest and threatened to kill the officers before being Tasered and transported to police headquarters. Once there, she kicked an officer in the groin and renewed her threats, the report said.

"I'm going to kill you so call your kids and tell them goodbye," she said, according to the report.

...

Excerpt. Read more at http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/call_your_kids_and_tell_them_g.html

I think this is she, from a previous booking... the name "Miracle Crimes" can't be that common:

(http://linapps.s3.amazonaws.com/linapps/photomojo/wwlp.com/photos/2014/07/g13184-july-mug-shots-2014/249282-miracle-crimes-2dff7.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 17, 2017, 05:18:54 PM
Her parents must be so disappointed. They had dreams for her. No common crimes for her, but miraculous ones.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 17, 2017, 05:22:59 PM
Indeed, Crimes was pregnant at the time of her arrest...

Betcha they could add rape to the charge sheet.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 17, 2017, 05:34:07 PM
Strangely enough, there was a guy here (Thursday) who was harassing people, peering in windows, acting weird, etc., downtown by the police station. The police, when they got there, said the guy told them he had gotten some bad meth and was looking for the good stuff. Asked them if they knew where the good stuff was. Wanted them to help in the search.


I was in jail with a guy like that. He was sweating bullets. He go busted for buying crack cocaine. He was sweating it. Turns out they let him go.


He didn't have any cocaine on him at all. He was snorting powdered sugar. The Cops couldn't bust for a sugar rush. They had to let him go.


He spent like $100 on it. I've never seen anyone so happy that he was ripped off.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 17, 2017, 09:48:15 PM

I was in jail with a guy like that. He was sweating bullets. He go busted for buying crack cocaine. He was sweating it. Turns out they let him go.


He didn't have any cocaine on him at all. He was snorting powdered sugar. The Cops couldn't bust for a sugar rush. They had to let him go.


He spent like $100 on it. I've never seen anyone so happy that he was ripped off.
A friend was so whiskey drink one night he ran off down the road. Very worried about him, his wife called the police station (small town) and asked if they'd seen him. "Yep, we have him in custody". "Oh! Thank God!" she replied. Then she realized what she'd said...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: berdie on June 18, 2017, 08:20:40 PM
This is probably one of my favorite threads on this board.

Barry Terry Larry and his raccoon still have me laughing. :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 18, 2017, 09:14:41 PM
This is probably one of my favorite threads on this board.

Barry Terry Larry and his raccoon still have me laughing. :laugh:

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 18, 2017, 09:15:55 PM
Man facing charges after taking lion for pickup truck ride

June 15 (UPI) -- Authorities in Pakistan said a man is facing charges after a viral video showed him driving around Karachi with a lion in the bed of his pickup truck.

The video, recorded in the Karimabad area this week, shows the black pickup cruising down a street with the lion casually lounging in the back, unrestrained by anything except a leash held by a man inside the vehicle.

The video was reported to police, who identified the lion's owner as Saqlain Jawaid, a Karachi pet dealer.

......


Authorities said Jawaid is expected to face charges including negligence and spreading fear and panic.

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/15/Man-facing-charges-after-taking-lion-for-pickup-truck-ride/3751497548482/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 19, 2017, 09:27:53 AM
Man who robbed store across street from own home heading to prison

JACKSON, MI - A man who was quickly located and arrested by police after he allegedly robbed a party store at gunpoint and then ran down the street to his home to count his stolen cash is heading to prison.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson sentenced John Burgett to two-and-a-half to 10 years in prison for one felony count of armed robbery Thursday, June 15.

The charge stems from the incident that occurred the morning of Nov. 16, 2015, when Burgett, 25, allegedly pulled a handgun on a store clerk at Corner's Party Store, 501 W. Ganson St., demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

While being held at gunpoint, the store clerk recognized Burgett, who was undisguised, from multiple visits to the store including two earlier that day, police said.

The clerk and witnesses directed police to Burgett's home, a nearby house that could be seen from the store, where he was found inside counting the money he had just stolen.


Police recovered stolen cash as well as an airsoft pistol that Burgett brandished "as if it were real" during the robbery and arrested Burgett without incident, police said.


(http://i.imgur.com/EeOcjQ8.jpg)



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 19, 2017, 09:30:08 AM
Man who robbed store across street from own home heading to prison

JACKSON, MI - A man who was quickly located and arrested by police after he allegedly robbed a party store at gunpoint and then ran down the street to his home to count his stolen cash is heading to prison.

Jackson County Circuit Judge Thomas Wilson sentenced John Burgett to two-and-a-half to 10 years in prison for one felony count of armed robbery Thursday, June 15.

The charge stems from the incident that occurred the morning of Nov. 16, 2015, when Burgett, 25, allegedly pulled a handgun on a store clerk at Corner's Party Store, 501 W. Ganson St., demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

While being held at gunpoint, the store clerk recognized Burgett, who was undisguised, from multiple visits to the store including two earlier that day, police said.

The clerk and witnesses directed police to Burgett's home, a nearby house that could be seen from the store, where he was found inside counting the money he had just stolen.


Police recovered stolen cash as well as an airsoft pistol that Burgett brandished "as if it were real" during the robbery and arrested Burgett without incident, police said.


(http://i.imgur.com/EeOcjQ8.jpg)
Wow.. I'd say that wins the dumbass du jour award, but it's early yet.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 19, 2017, 09:34:09 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 19, 2017, 09:39:56 AM
Just goes to show fighting with drunken pigs...drunks fighting sober pigs...Well, either way it's a bad deal. **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 19, 2017, 09:47:57 AM
Just goes to show fighting with drunken pigs...drunks fighting sober pigs...Well, either way it's a bad deal. **nononono*

Maybe there's something to the Alex Jones pigman army theory.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 19, 2017, 09:56:21 AM
Wow.. I'd say that wins the dumbass du jour award, but it's early yet.


I want to play! Vote for Pedro!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDj8kkVwisY
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 19, 2017, 12:59:01 PM
Pigs can be vicious.  Well, obviously.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 19, 2017, 08:37:44 PM
Pigs can be vicious.  Well, obviously.

The smell of blood drives them to extremes.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 20, 2017, 04:34:33 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 20, 2017, 09:01:57 AM
I'd like to know where they get replacement toes.  Well, maybe I don't.....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 20, 2017, 09:14:52 AM
Tastes like Toe-fu.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 20, 2017, 09:20:33 AM
The Downtown Hotel is a Toe Bar?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on June 20, 2017, 12:25:52 PM
I'd like to know where they get replacement toes.  Well, maybe I don't.....
The wife used to have to get on the phone at work and order body parts for the boss, but he was a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon not a bartender. An amazingly lucrative business the buying and selling of body parts.............from the dead that is! :tongue2:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 20, 2017, 12:31:19 PM
Can Dick Morris account for his whereabouts?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 20, 2017, 12:32:02 PM
I'd like to know where they get replacement toes.  Well, maybe I don't.....

A toe truck of course.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 20, 2017, 01:10:16 PM
A toe truck of course.

Groan....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 20, 2017, 01:23:33 PM
A toe truck of course.
:thud:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 20, 2017, 02:17:17 PM
:thud:

But only if you can foot the bill.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 20, 2017, 02:23:34 PM
But only if you can foot the bill.

Enough with the corn!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: rodamala on June 20, 2017, 02:35:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq4J9XzuLRs
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 20, 2017, 05:12:55 PM
The wife used to have to get on the phone at work and order body parts for the boss, but he was a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon not a bartender. An amazingly lucrative business the buying and selling of body parts.............from the dead that is! :tongue2:

I don't think I could handle a live toe. Much less a drunk one.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 20, 2017, 05:14:01 PM
Enough with the corn!

I know, right?

The last thing people want is a corn on their toe.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 20, 2017, 05:33:39 PM
I know, right?

The last thing people want is a corn on their toe.

My very point.   888high58888
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 21, 2017, 12:16:54 AM
I don't think I could handle a live toe. Much less a drunk one.

Try the Mojitoe
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 21, 2017, 01:33:48 PM
Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

WACO, Texas (AP) - A Texas woman who police said packed a loaded pistol in her vagina has been sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to drug possession.

Ashley Cecilia Castaneda has been sentenced to 10 years on deferred probation for methamphetamine possession. The 33-year-old Waco woman also was fined $2,500.

Waco police say that when Castaneda was arrested in 2015, she told officers on her way to McLennan County Jail that she was packing a loaded handgun in her birth canal. Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said a jail matron performed a cavity search and found the gun, right where Castaneda said she had hid it.

Castaneda's attorney, Seth Sutton, denied the story as impossible, but Swanton said the police department stood by it.

http://www.news9.com/story/35710497/woman-who-hid-gun-in-her-vagina-gets-probation-in-drug-case

There is no joke I could make that would be in good taste. Or even tolerable taste.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 21, 2017, 01:37:01 PM
Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

Can we talk about the toe some more?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 21, 2017, 01:42:52 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to "you don't want to go there".
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 21, 2017, 02:39:20 PM
Woman who hid gun in her vagina gets probation in drug case

S&W 629?  Ruger Super RedhHawk?

The important info has been left out of the story.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 21, 2017, 02:45:13 PM
 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 21, 2017, 03:19:31 PM
S&W 629?  Ruger Super RedhHawk?

The important info has been left out of the story.
Boys Anti tank rifle?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 21, 2017, 03:26:07 PM
Boys Anti tank rifle?

30 mm Gau?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 21, 2017, 04:04:55 PM
30 mm Gau?
The Boys (Boyes, as I recall the spelling from my youth) was a .55 caliber rifle built to take on light armour. It was pretty much obsolete by 1942 as an anti-tank weapon.  I remember seeing ads for them with 100 or so rounds of ammo fairly cheap before the '68 GCA.

(http://pics.gunbroker.com/GB/656017000/656017081/pix349952310.jpg)

Some have been redone to shoot .50 BMG.

If you can carry it, it should be covered. The 30mm GAU is a tad large to pack around.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on June 21, 2017, 04:09:04 PM
The Boys (Boyes, as I recall the spelling from my youth) . . .

It was "Boys"...named after the designer, Captain H.C. Boys.  I recall researching these when I was a wargamer in high school.  They were incredibly ineffective weapons for WWII tanks, except for lucky shots on the early tanks, practically doing more damage to the shooter than the target!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on June 21, 2017, 04:11:25 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to "you don't want to go there".
Just another reason I'm not a jail matron. Ewwww.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 21, 2017, 04:15:11 PM
Just another reason I'm not a jail matron. Ewwww.

Well, that and a whole lot of other reasons!   :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: berdie on June 21, 2017, 08:25:03 PM
Well, that and a whole lot of other reasons!   :silly:

First I wonder about the logistics and how that could even happen. Then I wonder if the gun was loaded. :thud:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 21, 2017, 08:31:53 PM
First I wonder about the logistics and how that could even happen. Then I wonder if the gun was loaded. :thud:

No worries unless she was pregnant. She might be able to hold it and aim it. But someone else would have to pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on June 21, 2017, 08:32:24 PM
First I wonder about the logistics and how that could even happen. Then I wonder if the gun was loaded. :thud:

That was actually the first thing I thought of when I read this.

Loaded?  And what if it fired?

NOT a good plan, lady.......     **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on June 22, 2017, 07:12:36 AM
Strangely enough, there was a guy here (Thursday) who was harassing people, peering in windows, acting weird, etc., downtown by the police station. The police, when they got there, said the guy told them he had gotten some bad meth and was looking for the good stuff. Asked them if they knew where the good stuff was. Wanted them to help in the search.
@bigheadfred When I read this the first time, I thought it said he was peeing in the windows. Whole different mental image.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 22, 2017, 10:53:43 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 22, 2017, 11:02:58 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 22, 2017, 11:11:27 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Old Warrior in Exile on June 22, 2017, 05:37:37 PM
Quote
A FRENCH fitness and lifestyle blogger has been killed in a freak accident, after a whipped cream dispenser exploded and fatally struck her in the chest.

I have lived long enough to realize that there is no such thing as a coincidence and there are no freak accidents.

We all have it coming, I reckon.

Act accordingly.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 22, 2017, 06:14:32 PM
I have lived long enough to realize that there is no such thing as a coincidence and there are no freak accidents.

We all have it coming, I reckon.

Act accordingly.

I'm betting she was huffing the Nitrous in the whipped cream.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 24, 2017, 07:08:31 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on June 24, 2017, 07:21:35 AM
There's a very not nice place for people who take advantage of veterans and people with cancer.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 24, 2017, 12:32:44 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 24, 2017, 01:30:35 PM
I am pleased in toto.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 24, 2017, 05:54:40 PM
Well, the joint is back to normal, now that mischief is no longer afoot.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Mod1 on June 25, 2017, 07:20:11 AM
Merging into Ridiculous News
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on June 25, 2017, 03:48:14 PM
I'm betting she was huffing the Nitrous in the whipped cream.
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jY7DmJIGbEM/VxglJPi_mWI/AAAAAAAAIrk/dO4882UJxrQ-raBqlSo-YXP2ZFEJYmkFACLcB/s1600/Creem%252C%2BNo.%2B2.jpg)

Image resized - Mod2
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 25, 2017, 08:57:11 PM
Nigeria: Court Remands American Over Alleged U.S.$565,000 Fraud

An American national, Marco Antonio Ramirez, was yesterday remanded in prison by an Ikeja High Court for allegedly defrauding three Nigerians of $565,000.The defendant who acted as the Managing Director of three firms, USA Now Plc, Eagleford Instalodge Group and USA Now Energy Capital, pleaded not guilty to a 16-count charge of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

According to the EFCC prosecutor, V.O Aigboje, Ramirez committed the offences between February and August 2013. He was accused of allegedly collecting $10,000 from one Olukayode Sodimu under the pretext of facilitating an American Green Card with the U.S. Immigration Services.

More: http://allafrica.com/stories/201706230458.html

 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 25, 2017, 09:01:26 PM
Baffling deli sign asks customers not to talk about math

June 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania math professor shared a photo of an unusual sign at her local deli: "Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line."

Anna Haensch, professor of mathematics at Duquesne University, tweeted a photo she snapped while waiting near checkout at an unidentified deli in Pittsburgh.

"Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line," the sign reads.

"At the local deli. What could have happened to make them put up that sign??" Haensch tweeted.

More: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/16/Baffling-deli-sign-asks-customers-not-to-talk-about-math/5931497626979/

Your theories, please.

I'm going for: Someone attempted to explain to a blonde that 50% off is the same as buy one get one free.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 25, 2017, 09:35:37 PM
Baffling deli sign asks customers not to talk about math

June 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania math professor shared a photo of an unusual sign at her local deli: "Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line."

Anna Haensch, professor of mathematics at Duquesne University, tweeted a photo she snapped while waiting near checkout at an unidentified deli in Pittsburgh.

"Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line," the sign reads.

"At the local deli. What could have happened to make them put up that sign??" Haensch tweeted.

More: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/16/Baffling-deli-sign-asks-customers-not-to-talk-about-math/5931497626979/ (http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/16/Baffling-deli-sign-asks-customers-not-to-talk-about-math/5931497626979/)

Your theories, please.

I'm going for: Someone attempted to explain to a blonde that 50% off is the same as buy one get one free.


That one is fairly common around where I am. Lots of Deli's have them and it's understandable. I think they buy those signs online.


The sign the confuses me is on the door of a few establishments. It says,

Entry is not allowed if you are in possession of a chicken, in hand, in pocket, in a bag, or in a package of any kind.


There must be something behind it?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 25, 2017, 09:40:14 PM
Your theories, please.

Probably screws up the cashier.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drq63VbdpXU

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 25, 2017, 09:56:57 PM
I didn't order pie.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on June 25, 2017, 09:59:18 PM
I didn't order pie.

I want pie.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 25, 2017, 10:34:35 PM
I had pie tonight.  Pumpkin.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 25, 2017, 10:44:50 PM
I had pie tonight.  Pumpkin.

My wife made a Mounds cake.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 26, 2017, 03:14:30 AM
Quote
"But Uncle Jed, everybody know pie aren't square, pie are round!"

Jethro Bodine
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on June 26, 2017, 03:15:49 AM
My wife made a Mounds cake.

That sounds yummy.

Never heard of one, what is it? 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 26, 2017, 07:32:46 AM
That sounds yummy.

Never heard of one, what is it?

The wife bakes a devil's food cake in a 9"x13' pan. While it is still warm she pours a coconut chocolate syrup over it so the syrup soaks down through the cake. It is really rich.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Night Hides Not on June 26, 2017, 11:40:55 AM
Baffling deli sign asks customers not to talk about math

June 16 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania math professor shared a photo of an unusual sign at her local deli: "Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line."

Anna Haensch, professor of mathematics at Duquesne University, tweeted a photo she snapped while waiting near checkout at an unidentified deli in Pittsburgh.

"Please refrain from discussing mathematics while waiting in line," the sign reads.

"At the local deli. What could have happened to make them put up that sign??" Haensch tweeted.

More: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/16/Baffling-deli-sign-asks-customers-not-to-talk-about-math/5931497626979/

Your theories, please.

I'm going for: Someone attempted to explain to a blonde that 50% off is the same as buy one get one free.

The poor professor would not enjoy traveling along Route 66, what with all of the "unorthodox" messages that are found in gift shops.  My favorite? My niece bought a sign that said, "When I grow up, I want to be just like Barbie...the bi--- has everything!"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 26, 2017, 11:51:00 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 27, 2017, 03:11:45 PM
160-foot wind turbine blade snaps, dangles from rotor

(http://i.imgur.com/kmnyNtS.jpg)

http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/06/wind_turbine_160-foot_blade_sn.html#incart_river_home_pop
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 27, 2017, 04:51:54 PM
"This is Sparta!"
 
"Sod off, lad. This is how we roll in England."

Guy gets hit by bus and immediately heads to the pub

Video via the New York Post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9xl6NQzcQU&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on June 27, 2017, 06:39:53 PM
"This is Sparta!"
 
"Sod off, lad. This is how we roll in England."

Guy gets hit by bus and immediately heads to the pub

Video via the New York Post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9xl6NQzcQU&feature=youtu.be

And immediately heads for the next pub. Where he was headed after he left the last pub.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 27, 2017, 06:42:46 PM
And immediately heads for the next pub. Where he was headed after he left the last pub.

They're pretty serious about their warm beer on that side of the pond.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 27, 2017, 07:05:40 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on June 27, 2017, 08:20:00 PM
And immediately heads for the next pub. Where he was headed after he left the last pub.

Whether I had just come from a pub or not, if that ever happens to me and I'm able to get up and walk away that handy pub will be my destination for sure! 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 28, 2017, 04:35:34 PM
Michigan daredevil killed in Niagara Falls plunge may have brought 7-foot snake along



NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - A Michigan man who found himself in the spotlight for surviving a plunge over Niagara Falls in 2003 was found dead after he went over again.

According to the Associated Press, the body of 53-year-old Kirk R. Jones of Canton was pulled out of the water June 2 in Youngstown, where the Niagara River feeds into Lake Ontario.

Niagara State Park Police say Jones was attempting to complete a stunt with a large inflatable ball, but its purpose was a mystery.

However, investigators now think they have an answer as to why the ball took the fateful 180-foot plunge with the daredevil.

The AP reports that Jones may have brought a boa constrictor along for the ride. That's based on a website discovered by New York State Park Police following Jones' death in which there are photos of him and the 7-foot snake named Misty previewing his plans and selling T-shirts and photos.

"Believe in the Impossible Kirk Jones + Misty Conquer Niagara Falls NY 2017," read the site, which has since been taken down.

Investigators believe Jones died April 19, the same day tourists spotted an 8-foot plastic ball spinning in the Niagara River.

The snake hasn't been found, though an empty snake cage was found in Jones' parked van, AP reported.

Jones became the first person known to survive the plunge over Niagara Falls without a safety device in October 2003. That's when he climbed over a rail and into the water in an apparent suicide attempt.

The feat brought fleeting fame for the then-unemployed salesman. He had been out of the public eye in recent years.


http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/michigan_daredevil_killed_in_n.html#incart_river_home
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 28, 2017, 04:45:38 PM
If at first you don't succeed......
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on June 28, 2017, 05:27:12 PM
Jamestown resident ticketed for keeping fawn on second floor of house

http://wivb.com/2017/06/28/jamestown-resident-ticketed-for-keeping-fawn-on-second-floor-of-house/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on June 29, 2017, 07:15:53 AM
Michigan has cheapest cases of beer in America, study says



Michigan has the cheapest beer prices in America, according to one study.

Released by the team at Simple Thrifty Living earlier this week, the study measures the average cost of a 24-pack of beer in each of the 50 states. At $14.62, Michigan has the lowest average cost in the nation.

California ($14.87), Illinois ($15), North Carolina ($15.23) and Connecticut ($15.96) followed Michigan.

Pennsylvania has the most expensive beer, according to the study, at $21.98 per 24-pack. It's followed by Tennessee ($21.97) and Texas ($21.66).

Michigan's thriving craft beer is largely ignored for the purposes of the study which is based on national retailers. The study primarily uses prices from Walmart and Total Wine and focuses on America's two most-popular brands - Bud Light and Miller Lite.

Simple Thrifty Living analysts compared prices at up to 10 stores in each state in both rural and urban locations. They noted the price of the products from the specific store, then averaged them together and rounded to the nearest cent.


http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/06/michigan_has_cheapest_cases_of.html#incart_river_home
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on June 29, 2017, 07:35:48 AM
Bud light and Miller light?  I thought they were talking about beer.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 29, 2017, 08:50:47 AM
Bud light and Miller light?  I thought they were talking about beer.

I was surprised to read they weren't talking about PBR.   ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 29, 2017, 08:59:29 AM
Bud light and Miller light?  I thought they were talking about beer.

Compared to Natty Lite those two are IPA's for the bubba crowd.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on June 29, 2017, 01:38:08 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 29, 2017, 01:45:27 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on June 29, 2017, 01:55:11 PM
Fire up the pump when the tide goes out, but look for where the water is coming out when the water is low. I'm curious why she went down. Auxiliary engine shaft seals/packing (assuming it is an inboard), intake valves for coolant and associated plumbing are always the first places to look. (Close the sea cocks.)

I was on the scene some years ago when the shipyard launched a many million dollar, state of the art work boat into the river at Morgan City.  Damned thing slid into the river perfectly and went straight to the bottom!  Turns out that it was launched with every single sea cock wide open.

OOPS!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 29, 2017, 02:12:26 PM
Grandad spends 5 years and thousands of pounds renovating yacht - and it sinks 5 minutes after launch

(https://www.bedbathhome.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/FlexSeal2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 29, 2017, 02:29:45 PM
Grandad spends 5 years and thousands of pounds renovating yacht - and it sinks 5 minutes after launch



More: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/grandad-spends-5-years-thousands-10710195

" Bless this ship, and all who sail on her. I christen thee The Flying WASP.."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 29, 2017, 02:35:09 PM
I was on the scene some years ago when the shipyard launched a many million dollar, state of the art work boat into the river at Morgan City.  Damned thing slid into the river perfectly and went straight to the bottom!  Turns out that it was launched with every single sea cock wide open.

OOPS!
Yep. Sh*t happens. Who was the actor who was going to rescue folks after katrina, launched the boat, and left the drain plug out?

When I was on the seawall crew (long long ago and far away) we had a pile driver on a wooden barge. We'd drive a set of pilings, set up the pumps and tow it to the railway for a re-caulking. Pier jobs were scheduled around when the railway was available, it was that serious. We kept a hatchet in the tow skiff to cut the line if the pump quit and she started to go down...We never lost her, though.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on June 29, 2017, 02:37:46 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 29, 2017, 02:41:15 PM
That British understatement...I love it!  Are we sure Mr. Ogilvy isn't English?

I'm sure he is.  The story's in the Mirror.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 29, 2017, 02:44:23 PM
That British understatement...I love it!  Are we sure Mr. Ogilvy isn't English?

I think being long-term Scottish was demonstrated by the unwillingness to pay for caulk.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 29, 2017, 02:45:40 PM
I'm sure he is.  The story's in the Mirror.

Forres, Moray is in Scotland.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Forres,+UK/@57.8059544,-4.6395742,8.12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48857425595848a7:0x18134fe5bfad3038!8m2!3d57.609791!4d-3.61998
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on June 29, 2017, 02:51:54 PM
Forres, Moray is in Scotland.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Forres,+UK/@57.8059544,-4.6395742,8.12z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48857425595848a7:0x18134fe5bfad3038!8m2!3d57.609791!4d-3.61998

Right you are.  And it was North Sea.  May @EC strike me dead for that.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on June 29, 2017, 03:28:03 PM
Right you are.  And it was North Sea.  May @EC strike me dead for that.

We should be forgiven since their countries are half the size of our decent states...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 30, 2017, 09:50:22 PM
Jenks went off half cocked.
 
Florida man sits on gun, shoots self in penis, police say
NEWS
Florida man sits on gun, shoots self in penis, police say
38-year-old says gun was in driver's seat of car when he sat on it

By News4Jax.com Staff
Posted: 4:24 PM, June 30, 2017
Updated: 4:31 PM, June 30, 2017
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A Jacksonville man accidentally shot himself in the penis early Friday morning when he sat on a gun in the driver's seat of his car, police said.

Cedrick Jelks, 38, was taken to Memorial Hospital by 25-year-old Shanekia Roberts, who told police that Jelks was sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and came into their home on Freedom Crossing Trail in a panic and ran straight to the bathroom.

She said she followed him and saw that he had a gunshot wound to his penis, so she took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery.

She said Jelks told her he sat on the gun, which accidentally went off.

Police were called to the hospital just before 3 a.m. because of the gunshot wound.

Investigators found that Jelks was convicted of cocaine possession in 2004.

It's possible he will be facing charges for possessing a firearm, because he is a convicted felon.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida-man-sits-on-gun-shoots-self-in-penis-police-say
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 30, 2017, 11:14:46 PM
Ouch. Now, which way did he go?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on July 01, 2017, 10:40:52 AM
Will just put these in this section:

Alaska: Bear walks into liquor store, video
http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-40465703/bear-walks-into-a-liquor-shop
http://www.ajc.com/news/national/joke-bear-wanders-into-alaska-liquor-store/y03BQdCUnaicj3zJvRcHpK/

Alaska: Bear crashes through boy's bedroom window:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/bear-crashes-window-alaskas-boys-bedroom-48383182

Virginia: "Mr. Bear" continues to make himself at home in the neighborhood
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/columnist/life-23456/mr-bear-continues-to-make-himself-at-home-in-the/article_4807bfa2-62b3-5ff9-946f-e2d0dd7891ca.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on July 01, 2017, 11:12:17 AM
Tom Tom Tomtom (drumroll)

Thank you for keeping my bearings straight.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on July 03, 2017, 11:01:00 AM
I lost where the "cute thread" is, this belongs in there more but it can go here. 

Oh, I get it, there is a glass window separating them. Well, that changes things a bit. Still, good enough of a story.
Quote

A captive audience: The adorable moment a woman sits with a gorilla at Louisville Zoo and shows him videos of baby apes

    Lindsey Costello was enjoying her day at the Louisville Zoo in Kentucky when she spotted a woman showing a gorilla baby animal videos
    The woman saw how excited she was to see the ape and let Costello sit with the gorilla and show more videos
    In a post on Instagram, Costello said: 'My new friend and I enjoy watching videos of baby gorillas'
    The Navy Behavioral Health Technician added the gorilla was extremely communicative while watching the videos
    Costello enjoyed her time at the zoo, even posting a photo of her riding a camel later on her Instagram
    'Best way to spend my last day home. My heart is so happy. (sic) #blessed' 

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 21:06 EDT, 2 July 2017 | Updated: 08:52 EDT, 3 July 2017

A girl visiting a Kentucky zoo shared an adorable moment with a captivated gorilla by showing him videos of baby gorilla's on YouTube.

Lindsey Costello was checking out the animal's enclosure at the Louisville Zoo in Louisville, Kentucky, when she noticed a woman showing the beast videos of baby gorilla and switched places with her to show the ape more.

In a post on Instagram, Costello said: 'My new friend and I enjoy watching videos of baby gorillas.'

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/07/03/01/41FA768A00000578-0-image-m-2_1499043399541.jpg)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4660032/Woman-sits-gorilla-shows-videos-baby-apes.html#ixzz4lmTx6Ydj
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook



Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 03, 2017, 12:36:57 PM
In a post on Instagram, Costello said: 'My new friend and I enjoy watching  gorilla porn videos.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on July 03, 2017, 12:39:32 PM
In a post on Instagram, Costello said: 'My new friend and I enjoy watching  gorilla porn videos.

Orangutan is the New Black
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 03, 2017, 12:47:44 PM
In a post on Instagram, Costello said: 'My new friend and I enjoy watching  gorilla porn videos.
Same old soundtrack. Lousy music and "ungh ungh ungh...."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 03, 2017, 01:04:00 PM
Same old soundtrack. Lousy music and "ungh ungh ungh...."

Plot was just another knuckle dragger.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on July 03, 2017, 06:49:48 PM


History Channel Reveals the Secret Alien Nazi Story Behind Washington At Gettysburgh

Posted at 6:35 pm on July 3, 2017 by streiff

<..snip..>

(http://www.redstate.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/history-channel-washington.jpg)

On the one hand if is baffling how George Washington was associated with Gettysburg. Other than this being a military image and we all know that one war is pretty much like another it has nothing to do with Gettysburg. But, on the other hand, it is certainly no more egregious than a lot of the programming that channel runs.

http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/07/03/history-channel-gettysburg/ (http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2017/07/03/history-channel-gettysburg/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 04, 2017, 10:39:34 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 04, 2017, 11:17:24 PM
@Cripplecreek  Those are fun, thanks!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: rodamala on July 05, 2017, 11:43:40 PM
" Bless this ship, and all who sail on her. I christen thee The Flying WASP.."

OKAY, DROP ANCHOR!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 06, 2017, 03:21:02 PM
Behind the scenes with Ann Arbor's deer sterilization crew on a Friday night

http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2017/07/ann_arbor_approves_481k_to_con.html

ANN ARBOR, MI - After years of heated debate, public outcry, protests and lawsuits over Ann Arbor's deer management program, the City Council quietly voted this week to continue it.

The council voted unanimously and without discussion Monday night, July 3, to approve a two-year contract with White Buffalo Inc. for continuation of surgical sterilization and sharpshooting services at a cost of up to $170,000 per year, or $340,000 over two years.

No members of the public showed up to speak for or against the proposal.

White Buffalo is the same contractor that was hired to carry out the city's second-annual deer cull and first-ever sterilization program this past winter. The Connecticut-based nonprofit wildlife control company now will continue its work in Ann Arbor for another two years.


(http://i.imgur.com/eBvBR7C.jpg)

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 06, 2017, 03:29:04 PM
Deer Steers?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 06, 2017, 03:30:12 PM
Deer Steers?

Ann Arbor. The place is overrun with steers.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 06, 2017, 03:44:00 PM
Ann Arbor. The place is overrun with steers.

and bleep.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyFSdj1J5Vw&ab_channel=ghost7388
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on July 07, 2017, 07:46:10 PM
I heard that when Chris Christie took his family to the state beach he closed during the New Jersey
budget standoff over the holiday weekend, he was helicoptered to the area---I bet they called the
flight Operation Dumbo Drop.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 07, 2017, 08:06:26 PM
I heard that when Chris Christie took his family to the state beach he closed during the New Jersey
budget standoff over the holiday weekend, he was helicoptered to the area---I bet they called the
flight Operation Dumbo Drop.
Not to his face--they'd be walking a beat in Camden.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on July 07, 2017, 08:51:36 PM
Not to his face--they'd be walking a beat in Camden.
I didn't say they'd say it to his face. ;)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 08, 2017, 02:39:10 PM
Airport near Mackinac Island reminds travelers to 'remove fudge from bags'

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/07/airport_notice_near_mackinac_i.html

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI - This has to be one of those "only in Michigan" moments.

It comes courtesy of Brighton author Charlene Kull, who captured this photo of a sign at Chippewa County International Airport near Sault Ste. Marie just before 7 p.m. on July 5.

As you can see, mixed among warning signs about removing items from your pockets and unpacking your leftover fireworks is a notice for passengers to remove fudge from their bags.


(http://i.imgur.com/jeXY5sX.png)

And after all that time I spent lovingly packing it too.  8888crybaby

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 08, 2017, 02:59:26 PM
Been there, had the fudge.....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on July 08, 2017, 04:01:43 PM
And after all that time I spent lovingly packing it too.  8888crybaby


If you're going to pack fudge, you have to be ready to pull it out when you are told to.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on July 08, 2017, 04:07:12 PM

If you're going to pack fudge, you have to be ready to pull it out when you are told to.

Anything to please the Crown.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 08, 2017, 04:07:34 PM
Childish bathroom humor.  Why I am just appalled at the both of you.


If you're going to pack fudge, you have to be ready to pull it out when you are told to.
Been there, had the fudge.....


Not a single ping to this thread was forwarded to me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 08, 2017, 08:22:34 PM
Childish bathroom humor.  Why I am just appalled at the both of you.


Not a single ping to this thread was forwarded to me.

When in doubt I whip it out

I got me some Mackinaw fudge.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 08, 2017, 08:28:39 PM
Please unpack fudge.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z4QxFwu.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on July 08, 2017, 09:20:45 PM
When in doubt I whip it out

I got me some Mackinaw fudge.

Where's mine? If it is free for all.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on July 10, 2017, 10:43:05 PM
Genetically modified pink pineapples a hit on Instagram
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |     July 10, 2017 at 12:01 PM



(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_4LOHkDemotlSK2Xja-XOt94UVAzEKb9DG9ck4FZl2SLc66WS)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTp40qHFFoqHV82esO2brXv-v6bBV8vrDS3vmDW4v6D-7iElooH)



July 10 (UPI) -- Pineapples genetically modified to have a pink hue are arriving in stores and are already a hit on social media.


The season that brought social media sensations including the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino can now claim pink pineapples, which have been in development by companies including Del Monte and Dole since 2005.


(full article)
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/07/10/Genetically-modified-pink-pineapples-a-hit-on-Instagram/1341499700674/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=7
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 11, 2017, 08:07:53 AM
Genetically modified pink pineapples a hit on Instagram
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |     July 10, 2017 at 12:01 PM



(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_4LOHkDemotlSK2Xja-XOt94UVAzEKb9DG9ck4FZl2SLc66WS)
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTp40qHFFoqHV82esO2brXv-v6bBV8vrDS3vmDW4v6D-7iElooH)



July 10 (UPI) -- Pineapples genetically modified to have a pink hue are arriving in stores and are already a hit on social media.


The season that brought social media sensations including the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino can now claim pink pineapples, which have been in development by companies including Del Monte and Dole since 2005.


Very Apropos that this wonderful pinkness was preceded by people fudge packing.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on July 13, 2017, 12:40:58 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 16, 2017, 10:53:04 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on July 17, 2017, 07:16:03 AM
It's what happens when you have that Sarin cocktail in the airport bar before boarding.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on July 17, 2017, 11:17:19 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 28, 2017, 09:37:30 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: bigheadfred on July 28, 2017, 09:51:46 PM
If you are going to have a night mare might as well enjoin it. Pics or it never happened.  @Wingnut
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 29, 2017, 08:43:24 AM
If you are going to have a night mare might as well enjoin it. Pics or it never happened.  @Wingnut

 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 30, 2017, 06:52:45 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on July 30, 2017, 07:00:09 PM
Before the years of meth?


(http://i47.tinypic.com/2sa1amt.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on July 30, 2017, 09:39:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ipB6mEo.jpg)


!!!!!

I wouldn't touch that with yours, never mind mine.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on July 30, 2017, 10:08:30 PM
(http://www.theamericanmirror.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Nancy-Pelosi2.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on July 30, 2017, 10:09:00 PM

!!!!!

I wouldn't touch that with yours, never mind mine.

Laz would hit it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on July 30, 2017, 11:46:40 PM

!!!!!

I wouldn't touch that with yours, never mind mine.

She's actually relatively "attractive" compared to some of them I encounter every week at work. Working in a medical facility we face a constant onslaught of junkies who are sure there are drugs in the building.

We're not supposed to interact with them if we can avoid it because they're potentially dangerous. Its part of why I have to walk Doctors, Nurses, Techs etc to their cars.

(http://i.imgur.com/vImFuRu.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on July 31, 2017, 12:37:29 AM
She's actually relatively "attractive" compared to some of them I encounter every week at work. Working in a medical facility we face a constant onslaught of junkies who are sure there are drugs in the building.

We're not supposed to interact with them if we can avoid it because they're potentially dangerous. Its part of why I have to walk Doctors, Nurses, Techs etc to their cars.

(http://i.imgur.com/vImFuRu.jpg)
The Japanese might just have the answer for dealing with those folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JXhSYfLNE
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on August 01, 2017, 06:03:59 PM
The Japanese might just have the answer for dealing with those folks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1JXhSYfLNE

A good science fiction story, Tangle Hold, by F.L. Wallace, had the police using "non-lethal" guns that fired a polymer net that constricted with struggling. 

(http://www.loyalbooks.com/image/detail/Tangle-Hold-by-F-L-Wallace.jpg) (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32161)

I don't think I'm spoiling too much to say that when not being observed, the police would fire into the mouth and involuntary peristaltic action tightened the threads... so much for "non-lethal".

Click the cover image or here (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32161) for Project Gutenberg link.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on August 03, 2017, 10:45:12 PM
Quote
Naked 'Sasquatch' who attacked hunter in Oregon woods has conviction overturned
Updated on August 3, 2017 at 9:21 AM Posted on August 2, 2017 at 6:10 PM

By Everton Bailey Jr.

ebailey@oregonian.com

The Oregonian/OregonLive

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday overturned the conviction of a man who attacked a hunter while naked in rural Washington County and told authorities he was "a Sasquatch ... from a family of Sasquatches."

Linus Norgren, who has bipolar disorder, was having a mental break in October 2013 and so couldn't have understood his Miranda rights despite telling a Washington County deputy he did, according to the court ruling. Norgren also made incriminating statements to the deputy in addition to identifying himself as "a Sasquatch," according to the court ruling.

But the appeals court said a Washington County Circuit judge was wrong to rule against a defense's motion to suppress Norgren's statements.

Continued: http://www.oregonlive.com/washingtoncounty/index.ssf/2017/08/naked_sasquatch_who_attacked_h.html#incart_river_index

It appears the poor young man indeed suffers from mental illness. Still, a very strange story.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 03, 2017, 10:57:42 PM
He is a sensitive squach

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X0Hi4eml0Q&ab_channel=rek231wa
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on August 10, 2017, 02:17:49 PM
Evidently, Walmart has apologized for the following display that's been making the rounds (no pun intended)...


(https://i.redd.it/g3b0dkd1iqez.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: berdie on August 12, 2017, 01:59:25 AM
Evidently, Walmart has apologized for the following display that's been making the rounds (no pun intended)...


(https://i.redd.it/g3b0dkd1iqez.jpg)

Maybe it's not the best idea to give your advertisements to the part time kids working at Wally World????
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on August 12, 2017, 09:27:43 AM
Evidently, Walmart has apologized for the following display that's been making the rounds (no pun intended)...
I love it.  :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on August 12, 2017, 11:00:47 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dplpWIpofHI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTZ7iX4vTQ

Songs about school shootings (http://listafterlist.com/songs-about-school-shootings/)
I never realized there were so many.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on August 12, 2017, 03:34:33 PM
I read in today's paper the Walmart gun photo is fake.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on August 12, 2017, 03:40:18 PM
I read in today's paper the Walmart gun photo is fake.
Maybe, but I have also seen customers move displays around and do some ridiculous things with the complete disregard of management and employees. Of course this particular thing could never happen in a Walmart in my state, Wally's gave up trying to jump through California's hoops many years ago.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on August 15, 2017, 08:29:59 AM
Nudist shot in the buttock on Corsican beach
The Local
news.france@thelocal.com   
14 August 2017
15:02 CEST+02:00
Quote
A business owner in Corsica has been accused of shooting a woman with a pellet gun as he chased a group of nudists off a beach.

The woman, an Italian in her thirties, was with a group of friends, all of whom were nude during their visit to the beach in southern Corsica.

According to local media reports, the owner of a local beach bar had told the group to "get dressed or leave". He then got his rifle and allegedly fired several shots at the group, hitting the woman and leaving her slightly injured on her left buttock.  ...

The remote beach of Carataggio is not officially a nudist beach, but according to local media reports and comments left on travel review site TripAdvisor, it is located close to a naturist beach and nudity is common.  ...
Full story (https://www.thelocal.fr/20170814/italian-nudist-shot-in-the-buttock-on-a-beach-in-corsica)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 15, 2017, 08:35:58 AM
 They said it was a million Lira wound, but the Italian Government must keep that money 'cause I don't think she'll a nickel of that million.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EC on August 15, 2017, 12:55:13 PM
They said it was a million Lira wound, but the Italian Government must keep that money 'cause I don't think she'll a nickel of that million.

So .... 300 quid? Seems a fair settlement.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on August 15, 2017, 02:19:58 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on August 15, 2017, 03:48:50 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 15, 2017, 04:10:50 PM
They were crappy dancers.

and the story is fake.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 15, 2017, 04:27:46 PM
They were crappy dancers.

and the story is fake.
There are sickos out there who would have paid extra to sit up front... :terror:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on August 15, 2017, 08:23:26 PM
There are sickos out there who would have paid extra to sit up front... :terror:
Up front? Hell they would have paid a premium for a lap dance!
I will never understand the japanese

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UDcfOkOeTw

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 15, 2017, 09:12:17 PM
Up front? Hell they would have paid a premium for a lap dance!
I will never understand the japanese

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UDcfOkOeTw

Sigh...must be a fad. This, too, will pass.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on August 17, 2017, 02:14:50 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 17, 2017, 03:20:30 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on August 17, 2017, 04:47:51 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 17, 2017, 05:01:47 PM
I don't usually watch these things, but this one was a bit different, especially when the guy bailed and started running up the steps, walking, walking really slow, those cranes are really high! You could see the guy wasn't right in the head, waving his arms and hands around. Glad I had better things to do than keep watching. Not surprised he jumped, he was erratic from the get go.

Where the hell is Dirty Harry when you need him.   This all could have been prevented.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on August 17, 2017, 08:11:46 PM
Where the hell is Dirty Harry when you need him.   This all could have been prevented.
Well I bet there will be a lot of second guessing and blaming the police for letting him spend so much time circling around the cranes before they move in.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 17, 2017, 09:01:13 PM
Well I bet there will be a lot of second guessing and blaming the police for letting him spend so much time circling around the cranes before they move in.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nglh-BExEus
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 21, 2017, 04:00:44 AM
A different spin on bearing arms....

https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/08/chinese-man-two-human-arms/#ieW11iFF4pUC7ZrL.97 (https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/08/chinese-man-two-human-arms/#ieW11iFF4pUC7ZrL.97)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on August 23, 2017, 07:12:07 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on August 23, 2017, 02:13:06 PM
The ridiculous part of this story?

(http://wvmetronews.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Ray-Hensley-e1503454488452-215x265.jpeg)
Yeah, he's white.
Apparently, he's been writing "Black Lives Matter" all over the place. (http://www.wvgazettemail.com/news-cops-and-courts/20170822/charleston-man-arrested-for-black-lives-matter-graffiti-) Just standing up for his peeps.
Don't judge him by his "outside", he self identifies as a Watusi.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on August 23, 2017, 02:43:25 PM
Don't judge him by his "outside", he self identifies as a Watusi.

And I'm OK with that, as long as he doesn't have Diarrhea.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on August 23, 2017, 03:00:21 PM
Don't judge him by his "outside", he self identifies as a Watusi.

(http://68.media.tumblr.com/f880cfb3b3c5297103978a014e77ecff/tumblr_mk4lmtQXWC1rpmqb8o1_400.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on August 23, 2017, 04:15:49 PM
I'd like to get one of those t-shirts, please.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on September 02, 2017, 06:34:56 PM
Melania Trump wears stilettos again on way to Texas

 By Josh Delk - 09/02/17 03:12 PM EDT


First lady Melania Trump wore stilettos for her departure Saturday to Texas to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey, after facing criticism for wearing similar shoes on a trip earlier this week.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348992-melania-wears-stilettos-again-on-way-to-texas (http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348992-melania-wears-stilettos-again-on-way-to-texas)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 02, 2017, 06:41:45 PM
Melania Trump wears stilettos again on way to Texas

 By Josh Delk - 09/02/17 03:12 PM EDT


First lady Melania Trump wore stilettos for her departure Saturday to Texas to meet with victims of Hurricane Harvey, after facing criticism for wearing similar shoes on a trip earlier this week.

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348992-melania-wears-stilettos-again-on-way-to-texas (http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348992-melania-wears-stilettos-again-on-way-to-texas)

They're just pissed she looks so damned good in them.  That gal from Vogue who bitched about it looked like a bag lady made up to look like Raggedy Ann.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: berdie on September 02, 2017, 07:05:12 PM
They're just pissed she looks so damned good in them.  That gal from Vogue who bitched about it looked like a bag lady made up to look like Raggedy Ann.

I can't find the thumbs up emogi...but thumbs up. It wouldn't have mattered what she wore...they would have found fault.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on September 05, 2017, 11:19:08 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on September 11, 2017, 11:49:05 AM
Chaos erupts as tick on display goes missing during press conference
September 6, 2017 (Mainichi Japan)
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170906/p2a/00m/0na/003000c

MIYAZAKI -- An ixodid tick that was on display here during a press conference at the Miyazaki Prefectural Government office on Sept. 4 has gone missing, causing chaos, the Mainichi Shimbun has learned.

The tick was presented to the media as part of the prefectural government's drive to warn people about "severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS)," which is transmitted by ixodid ticks.

It had been brought to the conference venue by a prefectural government employee, and placed on a sheet of white paper together with another ixodid tick that had died after sucking some blood. The live tick suddenly went missing following a photo session.

The tick's sudden disappearance caused commotion in the room, with journalists and prefectural employees frantically searching for it, but to no avail. As a countermeasure, the prefectural government released two types of insecticide across the press room.

[...]

At a press conference the following day, Miyazaki Gov. Shuji Kono apologized, saying, "We should have taken better safety precautions."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on September 11, 2017, 12:02:59 PM
Artist's rendering of the missing tick....

(http://classicmarvelforever.com/cms/assets/images/profiles/comic_book/The%20Tick.png)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cripplecreek on September 11, 2017, 12:03:54 PM
Chaos erupts as tick on display goes missing during press conference

If someone comes into the medical facility where I work is found to have bedbugs, examining rooms are quarantined and the area where they sat in the reception area is roped off for several feet around. The funny thing is that the exterminator uses rubbing alcohol to kill them. The hospital wants those areas quarantined for 24 hours but the exterminator says 2 hours is more than enough.

They just shrug their shoulders over cockroaches.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on September 11, 2017, 12:09:05 PM
They just shrug their shoulders over cockroaches.

Surprising, considering some people are allergic to them.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on September 20, 2017, 02:01:03 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 20, 2017, 02:07:11 PM
There is something in the air in the Front Range...

Lest we forget:

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markmeckler/2017/06/now-can-legally-defecate-urinate-denver-sidewalks-thanks-liberals/ (http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markmeckler/2017/06/now-can-legally-defecate-urinate-denver-sidewalks-thanks-liberals/)

https://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/12/denver-okays-public-pooping/?utm_source=hadaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl (https://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/12/denver-okays-public-pooping/?utm_source=hadaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on September 21, 2017, 12:53:44 PM
Greeneville, TN: Residents mistake Halloween decorations for an actual crime scene
http://wate.com/2017/09/20/greene-county-residents-mistake-halloween-decorations-for-crime-scene/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on September 23, 2017, 08:17:52 AM
Hurricane victims call sex hotline after FEMA mistakenly tweets wrong number
POSTED 7:17 PM, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017, BY TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE
http://wgntv.com/2017/09/22/hurricane-victims-call-sex-hotline-after-fema-mistakenly-tweets-wrong-number/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on September 23, 2017, 10:32:57 AM
Hurricane victims call sex hotline after FEMA mistakenly tweets wrong number
So that's what FEMA employees have been doing!  :pondering:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on September 23, 2017, 11:16:34 AM
So that's what FEMA employees have been doing!  :pondering:

 :silly: :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 23, 2017, 01:25:43 PM
That happened to me on a wellsite. I called an instrumentation company's tech support line and dialed "800" instead of "866"...and got a sex hotline. I just told the lady that was not the sort of technical support I was looking for...and got the number right the second try.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 04, 2017, 03:52:45 PM
Woman gets $400K package of oxycodone; wanted yoga mat
Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 1:29 pm EDT    Tuesday, October 3rd 2017, 1:44 pm EDT
http://www.waff.com/story/36511109/woman-gets-400k-package-of-oxycodone-wanted-yoga-mat

ROCK HILL, SC (WSOC/CNN) - A woman walked out to meet her mail carrier, thinking a yoga mat she ordered had arrived. Instead, she was handed a heavy box filled with $400,000 worth of illegal oxycodone.

[...]

"Most of this is counterfeit, and it comes from other countries. And it's being shipped in," York County drug agent Marvin Brown said.

It's likely the package was supposed to be sent to the woman's old apartment that's now vacant, and someone was supposed to watch the place and pick it up, he said. Instead, it was forwarded to the woman's new address, he said.

[...]

Excerpt.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on October 04, 2017, 05:41:17 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 04, 2017, 05:45:19 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: DCPatriot on October 04, 2017, 05:53:34 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 04, 2017, 06:00:32 PM
I agree with the 'ridiculous' decision to fine them.

"ounces of Love"....tomorrow will see, "cup of tenderness", "commitment to perfection", and "angel's wings"

Ingredient labels are not supposed to be a marketing 'field'.   It's supposed to be a serious notice on the packaging.
Maybe they were one of those outfits adding the 'special sauce' in the back...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on October 04, 2017, 06:02:00 PM
I agree with the 'ridiculous' decision to fine them.

"ounces of Love"....tomorrow will see, "cup of tenderness", "commitment to perfection", and "angel's wings"

Ingredient labels are not supposed to be a marketing 'field'.   It's supposed to be a serious notice on the packaging.

I'm with you on this.  I saw this story on Fox Business Channel this morning, and my wife said she thought FDA was being humorless.  I said, "So am I when it comes to ingredient labels.  It's difficult enough sifting through all the unpronounceable chemicals looking for the ones that will kill me without having to deal with the cutsie additions."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on October 04, 2017, 06:14:31 PM
I agree with the 'ridiculous' decision to fine them.

"ounces of Love"....tomorrow will see, "cup of tenderness", "commitment to perfection", and "angel's wings"

Ingredient labels are not supposed to be a marketing 'field'.   It's supposed to be a serious notice on the packaging.

Good thing there is no actual winery selling wine using this song for an ad.

Strawberries cherries and an angel's kiss in spring
My summer wine is really made from all these things
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on October 05, 2017, 09:05:18 AM
I agree with the 'ridiculous' decision to fine them.

"ounces of Love"....tomorrow will see, "cup of tenderness", "commitment to perfection", and "angel's wings"

Ingredient labels are not supposed to be a marketing 'field'.   It's supposed to be a serious notice on the packaging.

I am with you.  "Made with Love" is fine on the packaging.  Ingredients labels are not the place for marketing schemes.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 11, 2017, 04:47:30 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on October 11, 2017, 05:19:16 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on October 11, 2017, 08:31:56 PM
Quote
Johnson told them he was in need of money and searched on Google "how to rob a bank."
Should have googled "how to rob a bank but i'm really just kidding."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 11, 2017, 10:03:52 PM
Should have googled "how to rob a bank but i'm really just kidding."
"Unsolved bank robberies" might be the best search term... :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on October 13, 2017, 08:13:29 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on October 15, 2017, 01:34:25 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on October 15, 2017, 02:40:12 PM
------

Who wants to be a fajita millionaire?

He must have been very hungry. Or very high.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on October 15, 2017, 02:46:54 PM
He must have been very hungry. Or very high.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5rlbOqQq7w
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on October 15, 2017, 03:05:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5rlbOqQq7w

No Jack In THe Boxes near me. We do have a sonic which is a big deal besides McDonalds and BK.

And White Castle!!! (Harold and Kumar were there)
@Cyber Liberty
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 16, 2017, 06:38:47 PM
------

Who wants to be a fajita millionaire?

My brother dated a descendant of the inventor of the "fajita".  "Fajita" is actually a cut of beef, not the strips.  But it has become corrupted, so "fajita strips" are now called "fajitas" and the word is used for chicken, etc.  The latter infuriated the family, who insisted that "fajita strips" were beef, and the others were just "chicken strips", etc.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on October 18, 2017, 06:53:00 AM
Heel Striker: Woman Sets Marathon Record in 3-Inch Stilettos
As if 26.2 miles wasn't hard enough, one woman took her race to the next level.
By McGee Nall Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 pm

While training for a marathon, some runners might test their endurance by wearing heavy backpacks, tackling steep inclines, or running in intense heat. Irene Sewell's tactic of choice? Wearing high heels for 26.2 miles at Sunday's 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 27-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia native first got the idea when she heard about a London woman who attempted a Guinness World Record by running a marathon in heels a few years ago. Unfortunately, that woman was disqualified when she took off her shoes less than halfway through the course and finished the race barefoot. ...  Rest of story at Runners World (https://www.runnersworld.com/unconventional-world-records/heel-striker-woman-sets-marathon-record-in-3-inch-stilettos)

(https://www.runnersworld.com/sites/runnersworld.com/files/styles/article_main_image_2200px/public/22553591_10154949181089080_1865647249_o.jpg?itok=gXa2DV_f)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on October 18, 2017, 07:27:24 AM
Heel Striker: Woman Sets Marathon Record in 3-Inch Stilettos
As if 26.2 miles wasn't hard enough, one woman took her race to the next level.
By McGee Nall Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 pm

While training for a marathon, some runners might test their endurance by wearing heavy backpacks, tackling steep inclines, or running in intense heat. Irene Sewell's tactic of choice? Wearing high heels for 26.2 miles at Sunday's 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 27-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia native first got the idea when she heard about a London woman who attempted a Guinness World Record by running a marathon in heels a few years ago. Unfortunately, that woman was disqualified when she took off her shoes less than halfway through the course and finished the race barefoot. ...  Rest of story at Runners World (https://www.runnersworld.com/unconventional-world-records/heel-striker-woman-sets-marathon-record-in-3-inch-stilettos)

(https://www.runnersworld.com/sites/runnersworld.com/files/styles/article_main_image_2200px/public/22553591_10154949181089080_1865647249_o.jpg?itok=gXa2DV_f)

Why?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Gefn on October 18, 2017, 07:41:09 AM
Heel Striker: Woman Sets Marathon Record in 3-Inch Stilettos
As if 26.2 miles wasn't hard enough, one woman took her race to the next level.
By McGee Nall Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 1:30 pm

While training for a marathon, some runners might test their endurance by wearing heavy backpacks, tackling steep inclines, or running in intense heat. Irene Sewell's tactic of choice? Wearing high heels for 26.2 miles at Sunday's 7 Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The 27-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia native first got the idea when she heard about a London woman who attempted a Guinness World Record by running a marathon in heels a few years ago. Unfortunately, that woman was disqualified when she took off her shoes less than halfway through the course and finished the race barefoot. ...  Rest of story at Runners World (https://www.runnersworld.com/unconventional-world-records/heel-striker-woman-sets-marathon-record-in-3-inch-stilettos)

(https://www.runnersworld.com/sites/runnersworld.com/files/styles/article_main_image_2200px/public/22553591_10154949181089080_1865647249_o.jpg?itok=gXa2DV_f)

She's a better person than I. I wouldn't be able to do it. Not in those shoes
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on October 18, 2017, 09:17:40 AM
She's a better person than I. I wouldn't be able to do it. Not in those shoes

@Freya

She's not better than you---just dumber.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 19, 2017, 12:34:53 PM
@Freya

She's not better than you---just dumber.

I went to high school with a girl who couldn't walk or run unless she was wearing high heels, her legs had gotten so used to them.  She was allowed to wear heels in gym class.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 19, 2017, 12:37:10 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on October 19, 2017, 05:45:40 PM
I went to high school with a girl who couldn't walk or run unless she was wearing high heels, her legs had gotten so used to them.  She was allowed to wear heels in gym class.

Ooooo.................. did she have to pay for the damage to the gym floor??

@Suppressed
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on October 20, 2017, 01:01:02 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on October 20, 2017, 02:30:31 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on October 20, 2017, 02:40:04 PM
Spam is very popular in HI.  Go into any grocery store, and there is at least 10 feet of shelf space (4 shelves high) of Spam products.  I do not know why.

I pointed that out on another thread and got scoffed at!  Well, it was more like a deafening silence.  Either way, who can understand the dietary desires of Hawaiians?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on October 20, 2017, 02:56:38 PM
I pointed that out on another thread and got scoffed at!  Well, it was more like a deafening silence.  Either way, who can understand the dietary desires of Hawaiians?

I don't think it's the Haoles.  We should ask an expert on Hawaiian life.  @Emjay?  What's with the Spam out there?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on October 20, 2017, 02:59:02 PM
I don't think it's the Haoles.  We should ask an expert on Hawaiian life.  @Emjay?  What's with the Spam out there?

I think it goes back to WWII and the war effort in the South Pacific but not sure.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on October 20, 2017, 03:02:52 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Emjay on October 20, 2017, 03:16:26 PM
I don't think it's the Haoles.  We should ask an expert on Hawaiian life.  @Emjay?  What's with the Spam out there?

One thing you need to understand is that there is no majority ethic population in Hawaii... orientals and whites are the most with a lot of other groups mixed in.  I don't even see race anymore.

I go to a large fabulous Safeway in Maui.  Spam occupies about the same amount of shelf space as it does anywhere.

But cost of living is so high here that maybe people resort to Spam as a less costly way to get protein.

And, well, you can't beat a fried spam sandwich.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on October 20, 2017, 03:48:35 PM
One thing you need to understand is that there is no majority ethic population in Hawaii... orientals and whites are the most with a lot of other groups mixed in.  I don't even see race anymore.

I go to a large fabulous Safeway in Maui.  Spam occupies about the same amount of shelf space as it does anywhere.

But cost of living is so high here that maybe people resort to Spam as a less costly way to get protein.

And, well, you can't beat a fried spam sandwich.

Well, when you have to import beef from the US mainland and all you have are chickens, it's no wonder people eat Spam.  ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on October 20, 2017, 03:53:58 PM
Well, when you have to import beef from the US mainland and all you have are chickens, it's no wonder people eat Spam.  ^-^

Thre are some very large cattle operations in Hawaii. I serioulsy doubt that they have to import a lot of beef.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on October 20, 2017, 04:12:17 PM
Thre are some very large cattle operations in Hawaii. I serioulsy doubt that they have to import a lot of beef.

When we were there last year, the reason given for the exorbitant price of milk was the lack of cows.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Bigun on October 20, 2017, 09:04:05 PM
When we were there last year, the reason given for the exorbitant price of milk was the lack of cows.

Have no idea about dairy operations but I do know they raise a lot of beef cattle.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Ranch
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on October 21, 2017, 09:05:42 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on October 21, 2017, 09:12:56 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 21, 2017, 01:54:45 PM
That looks like the info we were given last year........ and the reason food is off-the-charts expensive.  Like $8.00 for a gallon of milk??  (It's less than $2 here).
Sounds like a great place to start a dairy.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on October 21, 2017, 05:26:40 PM
Sounds like a great place to start a dairy.

Not with the cost of feed and land in Hawaii.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on October 23, 2017, 01:41:23 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/921562746214387712/p2awrz4h?format=jpg&name=600x314)
                                 
                                 Thong Jeans an idea whose time has come?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on November 01, 2017, 04:37:47 PM
(https://media.tmz.com/2017/11/01/1101-oj-simpson-costume-photos-launch-3.jpg)
  11/1/2017 7:37 AM PDT

O.J. Simpson Dresses Up for Halloween, Greets Trick-Or-Treaters


Yes, O.J. actually greeted trick-or-treaters at the Las Vegas home where he's been living since getting out of prison -- and he even dressed up for the occasion. Sorta. Simpson grabbed one of his old Buffalo Bills jerseys -- maybe one he's planning to hawk online.

<..snip..>

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/01/oj-simpson-halloween-costume-trick-or-treaters/ (http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/01/oj-simpson-halloween-costume-trick-or-treaters/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on November 01, 2017, 09:19:03 PM
(https://media.tmz.com/2017/11/01/1101-oj-simpson-costume-photos-launch-3.jpg)
  11/1/2017 7:37 AM PDT

O.J. Simpson Dresses Up for Halloween, Greets Trick-Or-Treaters


Yes, O.J. actually greeted trick-or-treaters at the Las Vegas home where he's been living since getting out of prison -- and he even dressed up for the occasion. Sorta. Simpson grabbed one of his old Buffalo Bills jerseys -- maybe one he's planning to hawk online.

<..snip..>

http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/01/oj-simpson-halloween-costume-trick-or-treaters/ (http://www.tmz.com/2017/11/01/oj-simpson-halloween-costume-trick-or-treaters/)
Years ago When I was a kid, they would have open practices at one of the colleges. My father took me to see it. After the practice all us kids were lined up for autographs. Simpson was one of the few that stuck around and made sure that every kid that wanted an autograph got one. Flash forward and I still remembered this and ha da difficult time believing that one of my childhood heros had committed a horrific crime.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on November 03, 2017, 02:21:09 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on November 03, 2017, 02:34:16 PM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on November 04, 2017, 09:15:10 AM
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on November 04, 2017, 09:59:30 AM
We only can hope this suggests the unlikelihood of a Terrion Pouncy, Jr.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 04, 2017, 04:54:45 PM
He must have been angry.... I mean he went off half cocked...... To soon?
:silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly: :silly:

For some people it's never too soon to go off half cocked.  :whistle:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on November 04, 2017, 09:05:14 PM
Donald Trump Found In A Dogs Ear
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https://i.redd.it/vlklhf9ga0wz.jpg
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Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on November 05, 2017, 08:54:25 AM
Quote
Man killed paramour after she refused marriage proposal, cops say
 Posted Nov 3
By Sarah Cassi
Full story at Lehigh Valley Live (http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/lehigh-county/index.ssf/2017/11/cops_man_claims_he_killed_para.html)



A man accused of killing a Lehigh County woman claims he did so after she refused his marriage proposal.

Christopher Tucker reportedly told police after he asked Tara Marie Serino to marry him, she refused and said she was seeing other men.

The 34-year-old Tucker said Serino made a comment that he should just kill her and he did, according to police.  ...
Nothing demonstrates the depth of one's love like beating the beloved with a hatchet and snapping her neck.  **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on November 06, 2017, 10:10:57 AM
Nothing demonstrates the depth of one's love like beating the beloved with a hatchet and snapping her neck.  **nononono*

Alleged Perp, Christopher Ryan Tucker (34): (https://media.wfmz.com/mara-wfmz-media-us-east-1/photo/2017/11/03/11-2-17%20Christopher%20Ryan%20Tucker_1509719438903_9206451_ver1.0_640_360.jpg)

Vic, Tara Marie Serino (19): (http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/cobrands/mcall/photos/photo_011238_5290746_1_photo1_cropped_20171105.jpgx?w=130&h=180&option=1&v=0x000000005193e9fe)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on November 13, 2017, 08:23:33 PM
Detroit, Michigan. The police department's 11th precinct decided to go undercover as a drug dealer in a sting on buyers. Meanwhile, the 12th precinct decided to go undercover as a drug buyer in a sting on dealers.

The end result: the cops ended up calling a sting on each other.

http://tribunist.com/news/detroit-police-officers-battle-each-other-in-undercover-operation-gone-wrong/?utm_source=GSL
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on November 22, 2017, 01:59:42 AM
Ex-Alabama cop had to watch Roy Moore in case he harassed cheerleaders at ball games in the 80s
BY Elizabeth Elizalde  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:26 PM

 
A retired Alabama police officer said she was told to keep an eye on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he was known to harass teenage cheerleaders at local school ball games in the 1980s.

Ex-Gadsden cop Faye Gray told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that rumors of Moore liking young girls were heard on a daily basis and she was even informed that he had been suspended from Gadsden Mall because he would often target young female employees.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ex-ala-prevent-roy-moore-harassing-cheerleaders-article-1.3648980 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ex-ala-prevent-roy-moore-harassing-cheerleaders-article-1.3648980)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 22, 2017, 02:10:42 AM
Ex-Alabama cop had to watch Roy Moore in case he harassed cheerleaders at ball games in the 80s
BY Elizabeth Elizalde  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 3:26 PM

 
A retired Alabama police officer said she was told to keep an eye on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore because he was known to harass teenage cheerleaders at local school ball games in the 1980s.

Ex-Gadsden cop Faye Gray told MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell that rumors of Moore liking young girls were heard on a daily basis and she was even informed that he had been suspended from Gadsden Mall because he would often target young female employees.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ex-ala-prevent-roy-moore-harassing-cheerleaders-article-1.3648980 (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ex-ala-prevent-roy-moore-harassing-cheerleaders-article-1.3648980)
Sure heard a lot of rumors, but never had anything to act on...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on November 30, 2017, 11:29:33 AM
Woman left homeless after thieves steal her HOUSE
The mobile home was stolen by criminals who would have needed specialist equipment, say police
by Neil Shaw  12:35, 29 NOV 2017    UPDATED15:57, 30 NOV 2017
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/woman-left-homeless-after-thieves-849927 (http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/woman-left-homeless-after-thieves-849927)

Thieves have stolen a mobile home by loading it on to a low-loader and driving off, leaving a woman homeless.

Police are now urgently seeking information following the theft of the motor home in Willand, near Cullompton.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on November 30, 2017, 11:34:51 AM
Woman left homeless after thieves steal her HOUSE
The mobile home was stolen by criminals who would have needed specialist equipment, say police
by Neil Shaw  12:35, 29 NOV 2017    UPDATED15:57, 30 NOV 2017
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/woman-left-homeless-after-thieves-849927 (http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/local-news/woman-left-homeless-after-thieves-849927)

Thieves have stolen a mobile home by loading it on to a low-loader and driving off, leaving a woman homeless.

Police are now urgently seeking information following the theft of the motor home in Willand, near Cullompton.

Taking the tires off no longer enough, not even removing the hitch.  Did these folks bring out a large crane as well to set on the lowboy?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 30, 2017, 11:38:49 AM
Taking the tires off no longer enough, not even removing the hitch.  Did these folks bring out a large crane as well to set on the lowboy?
Jacks and timbers will get the thing high enough to back a lowboy under it. Pretty cheeky, tough.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on November 30, 2017, 11:43:21 AM
Jacks and timbers will get the thing high enough to back a lowboy under it. Pretty cheeky, tough.

True, as long as it was passable underneath.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on November 30, 2017, 11:58:28 AM
How sad for her!

(https://i2-prod.plymouthherald.co.uk/incoming/article849918.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Stolen-park-home.jpg)

Doesn't look like it would have been easy to do.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on December 04, 2017, 01:41:41 PM
Irish villagers complain Viagra plant fumes have men and dogs walking around with ‘hard-ons’
December 4, 2017,  By  Aidan Lonergan

(http://irishpost.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ringaskiddy-viagra-n.jpg)
The rural village of Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, has been the site of a Viagra plant for 20 years (Picture: iStock)

RESIDENTS of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.

Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer have produced the erectile dysfunction drug in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for the last two decades.

Villagers claim that Ringaskiddy’s proximity to the plant and its “love fumes” has been giving local men – and even their canine friends – enormous sexual powers.

Barmaid Debbie O’Grady told the Sunday Times: “One whiff and you’re stiff. We’ve been getting the love fumes for years now for free"

[...]

Excerpt.  Read more at http://irishpost.co.uk/irish-villagers-complain-viagra-plant-fumes-men-dogs-walking-around-hard-ons/. (http://irishpost.co.uk/irish-villagers-complain-viagra-plant-fumes-men-dogs-walking-around-hard-ons/.)  Original Times article here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/irelands-viagra-village-of-ringaskiddy-laughs-off-stiff-british-competition-c3nc27wlp (https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/irelands-viagra-village-of-ringaskiddy-laughs-off-stiff-british-competition-c3nc27wlp)



Related story:
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Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on December 04, 2017, 04:16:09 PM
Irish villagers complain Viagra plant fumes have men and dogs walking around with ‘hard-ons’
December 4, 2017,  By  Aidan Lonergan

(http://irishpost.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ringaskiddy-viagra-n.jpg)
The rural village of Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, has been the site of a Viagra plant for 20 years (Picture: iStock)

RESIDENTS of a tiny Irish village where Viagra is manufactured have complained that fumes from a nearby factory have been giving them a hard time.

Pharmaceutical firm Pfizer have produced the erectile dysfunction drug in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork for the last two decades.

Villagers claim that Ringaskiddy’s proximity to the plant and its “love fumes” has been giving local men – and even their canine friends – enormous sexual powers.

Barmaid Debbie O’Grady told the Sunday Times: “One whiff and you’re stiff. We’ve been getting the love fumes for years now for free"

Sounds like an marketing-minded hotel owner could use this story to increases the tourist trade.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 05, 2017, 12:52:18 AM
Sounds like an marketing-minded hotel owner could use this story to increases the tourist trade.
At least open a Bed and skip Breakfast....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Frank Cannon on December 05, 2017, 01:02:59 AM
(http://irishpost.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ringaskiddy-viagra-n.jpg)

What a terrible place to live. You have a nice house and yard surrounded by tenement looking slums.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on December 05, 2017, 01:07:22 AM
I'll bet the women aren't complaining.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on December 05, 2017, 08:00:28 AM
(http://irishpost.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ringaskiddy-viagra-n.jpg)

What a terrible place to live. You have a nice house and yard surrounded by tenement looking slums.

With the tenants around you humping like rabbits....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 05, 2017, 08:17:18 AM
With the tenants around you humping like rabbits....
Makes you wonder what effect it has on the rabbits....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on December 05, 2017, 05:39:56 PM
With the tenants around you humping like rabbits....


How is that any different than any tenement in America? You just described all of them.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on December 05, 2017, 06:30:27 PM

How is that any different than any tenement in America? You just described all of them.

True, but this is Ireland, and the picture shows a couple of palatial estates surrounded by rabbit-rutting tenements.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on December 05, 2017, 06:54:23 PM
True, but this is Ireland, and the picture shows a couple of palatial estates surrounded by rabbit-rutting tenements.
@Cyber Liberty

In Ireland, the palatial estates are where the Noblemen live, and the tenements are for their surfs. It is made that way intentionally. They want their maids, butlers, horsemen, general laborers, glass blowers, archers, blacksmiths, etc. To be close at hand. Also, if there were ever an invasion from another Estate, they would have to get through the serfs before they could make it to the Keep.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on December 05, 2017, 07:12:46 PM
@Cyber Liberty

In Ireland, the palatial estates are where the Noblemen live, and the tenements are for their surfs. It is made that way intentionally. They want their maids, butlers, horsemen, general laborers, glass blowers, archers, blacksmiths, etc. To be close at hand. Also, if there were ever an invasion from another Estate, they would have to get through the serfs before they could make it to the Keep.

And there's the occasional Maiden that needs "help."  Gotta love the Feudal system.  Can't really do that here because the serfs are not good picking.  Crack whores.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on December 05, 2017, 08:09:33 PM
With the tenants around you humping like rabbits....

I've lived in apartments in my life and some were not so nice. Every night from about 10pm to 11pm the rabbits would start up. Thumping on my ceiling was metronome. And you never knew how long or how loud it would be. Not only was it annoying, it was also kind of embarrassing. And sometimes other neighbors would join in, and it would be coming through in stereo.

That's why your quote was so familiar to me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on December 05, 2017, 08:19:31 PM
I've lived in apartments in my life and some were not so nice. Every night from about 10pm to 11pm the rabbits would start up. Thumping on my ceiling was metronome. And you never knew how long or how loud it would be. Not only was it annoying, it was also kind of embarrassing. And sometimes other neighbors would join in, and it would be coming through in stereo.

That's why your quote was so familiar to me.

BTDT.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on December 05, 2017, 09:56:32 PM
Not a single comment on the musical piece I provided. I'm disappointed.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on December 10, 2017, 04:52:35 PM
Woman burns down Cincinnati, Ohio, home trying to kill bedbugs
December 9, 2017, 5:32 PM
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cincinnati-ohio-woman-burns-down-home-trying-to-kill-bedbugs/ (https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cincinnati-ohio-woman-burns-down-home-trying-to-kill-bedbugs/)

CINCINNATI -- Authorities said that three people were injured and 10 people were left homeless after a woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol at a multi-family home in Cincinnati.

WXIX-TV (http://www.fox19.com/story/37030597/woman-trying-to-kill-bed-bugs-accidentally-sets-multi-family-home-ablaze) reports it's the second time in two weeks that a fire sparked by attempts to kill bed bugs has caused extensive damage in Cincinnati.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on December 10, 2017, 05:46:44 PM
Quote
woman accidentally started a fire while trying to kill bed bugs with rubbing alcohol
Was that before or after she lit a match to see whether there was any gas in her car's tank?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on December 10, 2017, 07:04:20 PM
Was that before or after she lit a match to see whether there was any gas in her car's tank?

Musta been before.  ^-^
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Slip18 on December 11, 2017, 12:47:06 PM
Not a single comment on the musical piece I provided. I'm disappointed.

Suppressed, I listened to your piece of "music."  Cute graphics.  Music?  Hmmmmmm.

Sing along with me! "Silent night, holy night.  All is bright..."

Perhaps I should not be in here.

Okay, you can do this to me.  I deserve it! 22222frying pan
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on December 12, 2017, 11:39:19 AM
Numerous photos, I picked the one I like best.

Quote
They drove us to it! Bad parkers FINALLY get their comeuppance as passers-by hit back with graffiti, Saran wrap and quick-witted notes

    Victims have hit back with everything from graffiti to clingfilm - as well as the classic passive aggressive note
    Others returned to their vehicles to find them surrounded by shopping trolleys or carefully coated in foil
    In one particularly egregious example of poor parking, a silver car can be seen perched in the middle of a helicopter landing pad - with the aircraft left hovering overhead in wait

By Scott Campbell For Mailonline

(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2017/12/12/08/4735FF1F00000578-5168437-Of_2_000_adults_questioned_for_the_study_38_per_cent_said_they_h-a-4_1513067976592.jpg)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5168437/Bad-parkers-finally-comeuppance-hilarious-photos.html#ixzz5147hvA3f (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5168437/Bad-parkers-finally-comeuppance-hilarious-photos.html#ixzz5147hvA3f)
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Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on December 16, 2017, 12:25:53 PM
Okay, an old story, but I just saw it posted to reddit today.

18 year-old is Elected Miss Prostitute 2013 in Belo Horizonte
10/01/2013
FROM SÃO PAULO

In its second edition, the Miss Prostitute contest took place last Saturday (28) in the city of Belo Horizonte (MG). At the same time that, the city was electing Miss Brazil.

Marcelina Gomes Teixeira, 18, has worked for 6 month in the profession, won the title and the awards this year: R$ 1,200 in cash, plus R$ 350 inshopping certificates and gifts from a store downtown. She beat nine other candidates.

"I do not advertise in the newspaper. I have my contacts," says the Miss, and reveals a bit more about herself: she lives with her grandmother, does not like music or watch movies or browse on the internet often - "I do not care much for these things", she said in an interview with UOL.

[...]

http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2013/10/1349995-18-year-old-is-elected-miss-prostitute-2013-in-belo-horizonte.shtml (http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2013/10/1349995-18-year-old-is-elected-miss-prostitute-2013-in-belo-horizonte.shtml)

(https://i.redd.it/86fj3r8y37401.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on December 18, 2017, 11:11:55 AM
'Safer' 20mph zones led to rise in number of road deaths but too costly to reverse, council admits
Hayley Dixon • 17 DECEMBER 2017 • 5:57PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/17/20mph-limit-dangerous-costly-reverse-council-admits/ (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/17/20mph-limit-dangerous-costly-reverse-council-admits/)

Reducing the speed limit to 20mph has caused a rise in death and serious injuries, a council has admitted, but is refusing to reverse the scheme because it will cost too much.

Bath and North East Somerset Council spent £871,000 bringing in the 13 new speed zones just 12 months ago.

But one year on, a report has found that the rate of people killed or seriously injured has gone up in seven out of the 13 new 20mph zones.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on December 29, 2017, 08:46:47 PM
Man Spends Free Time Posing As Cop To Pull People Over And Cuff Them

https://thelibertarianrepublic.com/man-spends-free-time-posing-as-cop-to-pull-people-over-and-cuff-them/

Officials caught an Arizona man impersonating a police officer last week when he began stopping and searching people at random, even handcuffing one of them.

The Tucson Police Department posted a video of one of the incidents on Facebook Wednesday and said they responded to a “suspicious activity call” Dec. 19, when the impostor pulled over three different people while pretending to be law enforcement.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on December 29, 2017, 08:49:20 PM
WATCH: Horse Bettor Loses Out on $571,000 When a Jockey Falls Off Right Before the Wire

https://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-a-horse-bettor-lose-out-on-571000-when-a-jockey-falls-off-his-horse-right-before-the-wire/ (https://www.mediaite.com/online/watch-a-horse-bettor-lose-out-on-571000-when-a-jockey-falls-off-his-horse-right-before-the-wire/)

We’ve chronicled some absolutely horrific gambling losses since launching sports coverage here at Mediaite in July 2016. But this one might be the most brutal yet.

On Thursday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, FL, an unlucky horse racing gambler lost out on a massive, six-figure payout when a jockey fell off his horse just yards before he almost certainly would’ve crossed the wire first.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQchuZcBOcU&feature=youtu.be#)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on January 02, 2018, 04:20:19 PM
Man In Critical Condition After His Champagne Bottle Exploded In His Crotch.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/02/man-in-critical-condition-after-his-champagne-bottle-exploded-in-his-crotch/ (http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/02/man-in-critical-condition-after-his-champagne-bottle-exploded-in-his-crotch/)

A Danish man is in critical condition after a champagne bottle he held between his legs exploded in his crotch on New Year’s Eve, according to a report Tuesday.

A Danish man was put in an induced coma after a champagne bottle exploded. A shard of glass cut through an artery in his leg, causing significant blood loss, reported the Daily Mail. The man is currently in one of Denmark’s largest hospitals called the Copenhagen Rigshospitalet and remains in critical condition, according to regional police officer Brian Munch, reported The Local Denmark.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 05, 2018, 02:41:09 PM
Bihar Engineer Forced To Marry At Gunpoint, Kept Crying, Ordeal On Video
Ever since the incident, Vinod's family has been getting threat calls asking him to accept the girl forcing them to seek police protection
All India | Reported by Manish Kumar | Updated: January 05, 2018 16:37 IST

PATNA:  A 29-year-old engineer was reportedly kidnapped and forced to marry a woman at gunpoint in Bihar. The video clips from the wedding show Vinod Kumar, a junior manager at Bokaro Steel Plant, dressed as a groom, being thrashed and forced to perform wedding rituals in Patna's Pandarak area. As he begs to be released and continues to cry for help, a group of women, allegedly from the woman's family, try to convince him to cooperate.

When he refuses to apply vermillion to the bride, her relatives are heard saying, "We are only performing your wedding, not hanging you."

Local media quoted the engineer as saying one of the bride's relatives had pointed a pistol at him after they met at a mutual friend's wedding and ordered him to marry her. His allegations are being investigated by the police.

[...]

(https://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2018-01/abducted-groom-in-bihar_650x400_71515147414.jpg)

Quote
The official figures, as reported by news agency AFP, show police received nearly 3,000 complaints of groom kidnapping in 2016. None of the marriages were annulled.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 05, 2018, 03:06:03 PM
Bihar Engineer Forced To Marry At Gunpoint, Kept Crying, Ordeal On Video
Ever since the incident, Vinod's family has been getting threat calls asking him to accept the girl forcing them to seek police protection
All India | Reported by Manish Kumar | Updated: January 05, 2018 16:37 IST

PATNA:  A 29-year-old engineer was reportedly kidnapped and forced to marry a woman at gunpoint in Bihar. The video clips from the wedding show Vinod Kumar, a junior manager at Bokaro Steel Plant, dressed as a groom, being thrashed and forced to perform wedding rituals in Patna's Pandarak area. As he begs to be released and continues to cry for help, a group of women, allegedly from the woman's family, try to convince him to cooperate.

When he refuses to apply vermillion to the bride, her relatives are heard saying, "We are only performing your wedding, not hanging you."

Local media quoted the engineer as saying one of the bride's relatives had pointed a pistol at him after they met at a mutual friend's wedding and ordered him to marry her. His allegations are being investigated by the police.

[...]

(https://i.ndtvimg.com/i/2018-01/abducted-groom-in-bihar_650x400_71515147414.jpg)

Linky:  https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-engineer-forced-to-marry-at-gunpoint-kept-crying-during-rituals-1796252 (https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-engineer-forced-to-marry-at-gunpoint-kept-crying-during-rituals-1796252)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Restored on January 05, 2018, 04:05:39 PM
A friend was being forced into a marriage. The bride-to-be was pregnant and he was the father du jour. He got out of it by convincing the family that he had $122,000 in debt from a failed business. If they got married, it meant that she had $122,000 in debt. The bride's father quickly deduced that another man was actually the father and the new father stood to inherit a large amount of family land. Unbeknownst to the FIL to be, the land had liens against it.   
After the marriage, my friend discharged the debt in bankruptcy and opened a car repair business. The FIL, who now had a deadbeat penniless SIL, would get his car fixed there so he could tell my friend "That child looks just like you" which was an obvious lie.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on January 05, 2018, 04:10:17 PM
Bihar Engineer Forced To Marry At Gunpoint, Kept Crying, Ordeal On Video
There is much about India I find curious. This qualifies, of course. Bollywood, also.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 18, 2018, 01:39:18 PM
Fan arrested after punching police horse at Eagles-Falcons game
Tom Schad, USA TODAY Published 1:22 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2018
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2018/01/16/fan-arrested-punching-police-horse-eagles-lincoln-financial-field-philadelphia/1036481001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2018/01/16/fan-arrested-punching-police-horse-eagles-lincoln-financial-field-philadelphia/1036481001/)

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/20f50b7087bde3e564d07f9bd26cc6489bec99f2/c=25-0-775-1000&r=537&c=0-0-534-712/local/-/media/2018/01/16/USATODAY/USATODAY/636517049618790860-Taylor-Hendricks.jpg)

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for punching a police horse and its rider at Lincoln Financial Field over the weekend.

Taylor Hendricks, a 22-year-old from Whitehall, Penn., was ejected from Saturday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons because he was intoxicated and did not have a ticket, according to Philadelphia police. Following his ejection, police said, he approached a mounted officer and "began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulder area."

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 18, 2018, 02:05:26 PM
Fan arrested after punching police horse at Eagles-Falcons game
Tom Schad, USA TODAY Published 1:22 p.m. ET Jan. 16, 2018
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2018/01/16/fan-arrested-punching-police-horse-eagles-lincoln-financial-field-philadelphia/1036481001/ (https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/eagles/2018/01/16/fan-arrested-punching-police-horse-eagles-lincoln-financial-field-philadelphia/1036481001/)

(https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/20f50b7087bde3e564d07f9bd26cc6489bec99f2/c=25-0-775-1000&r=537&c=0-0-534-712/local/-/media/2018/01/16/USATODAY/USATODAY/636517049618790860-Taylor-Hendricks.jpg)

A Pennsylvania man was arrested for punching a police horse and its rider at Lincoln Financial Field over the weekend.

Taylor Hendricks, a 22-year-old from Whitehall, Penn., was ejected from Saturday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons because he was intoxicated and did not have a ticket, according to Philadelphia police. Following his ejection, police said, he approached a mounted officer and "began punching the horse in the face, neck and shoulder area."

[...]

Thought he is Mongo.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 18, 2018, 02:12:10 PM
Thought he is Mongo.

Is Mongo another word for "really, really stupid"?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on January 18, 2018, 02:49:43 PM
Is Mongo another word for "really, really stupid"?

(https://cdn3.whatculture.com/images/2014/03/mongo.jpg)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8cDfnQD0ws#)


Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 18, 2018, 05:47:53 PM
Is Mongo another word for "really, really stupid"?
Nah, Mongo was a genius compared to that idiot. The officer showed great restraint in not letting the horse tap dance on the suspect.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on January 19, 2018, 11:39:43 AM
Thought he is Mongo.
@Cyber Liberty First thing I thought of GMTA
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 19, 2018, 01:09:05 PM
In Scotland, pretty sick:

Quote
Shock as woman, 39, pleads guilty to filming self in sex acts with pet dog, whipped cream

Fox News

  A woman in Scotland who shot cellphone video of herself in a sex act involving her pet dog and whipped cream has pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing pornography.

Cops in the West Lothian region of Scotland found the video – along with a cache of sickening child pornography photos – back in March, when they raided the home of Suzy Cairns, following a tip to the Cyber Crime Unit of Scotland’s national police force.

Read more at: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/11/shock-as-woman-39-pleads-guilty-to-filming-self-in-sex-acts-with-pet-dog-whipped-cream.html (http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/01/11/shock-as-woman-39-pleads-guilty-to-filming-self-in-sex-acts-with-pet-dog-whipped-cream.html)

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on January 20, 2018, 10:49:21 PM
Virginia Man Uses Flamethrower to Clear Snow from Driveway

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/ (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/)

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/01/flamethrower-melting-snow-Image-courtesy-of-WSET-640x480.jpg)

A man from Amherst, Virginia used a flamethrower to melt away snow from his driveway, WRIC reports.

Instead of using the traditional tool, a shovel, Nathanael Caplinger wanted to explore a quicker way of dispelling the snow.

After reading an ad in a local magazine about a blowtorch purported to do a brilliant job of clearing snow, he decided to try it out.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 21, 2018, 02:32:36 PM
Maud City Officials Try To Break Off Ice From Water Tower With A Shotgun
Posted: Jan 09, 2017 3:39PM CST
Aaron Brilbeck, News 9
http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=34218947&catId=112032 (http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=34218947&catId=112032)

The small City of Maud faced a serious problem over the weekend.

Ice build up on a leaking water tower raised concerns that the tower could topple.

So, the City came up with a 12-gauge solution. They opened fire on the ice Friday night with a shotgun.

"We took a few shots and tried to knock the ice off. Didn't work very well," Maud City Clerk Don Zeller said.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: InHeavenThereIsNoBeer on January 21, 2018, 02:50:31 PM
Virginia Man Uses Flamethrower to Clear Snow from Driveway

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/ (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/)

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/01/flamethrower-melting-snow-Image-courtesy-of-WSET-640x480.jpg)

Looks like he missed a spot under the car.

A man from Amherst, Virginia used a flamethrower to melt away snow from his driveway, WRIC reports.

Instead of using the traditional tool, a shovel, Nathanael Caplinger wanted to explore a quicker way of dispelling the snow.

After reading an ad in a local magazine about a blowtorch purported to do a brilliant job of clearing snow, he decided to try it out.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on January 22, 2018, 09:57:01 PM
@CatherineofAragon

Amherst ping!


Virginia Man Uses Flamethrower to Clear Snow from Driveway

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/ (http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/20/virginia-man-uses-flamethrower-to-clear-snow-from-driveway/)

(http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/01/flamethrower-melting-snow-Image-courtesy-of-WSET-640x480.jpg)

A man from Amherst, Virginia used a flamethrower to melt away snow from his driveway, WRIC reports.

Instead of using the traditional tool, a shovel, Nathanael Caplinger wanted to explore a quicker way of dispelling the snow.

After reading an ad in a local magazine about a blowtorch purported to do a brilliant job of clearing snow, he decided to try it out.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 23, 2018, 12:12:04 PM
Camels disqualified from Saudi beauty contest over Botox
A dozen beasts have been thrown out because their handlers used Botox to make them more handsome
Reuters Mon 22 Jan 2018 06:31 PM
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/388145-camels-disqualified-from-saudi-beauty-contest-over-botox (http://www.arabianbusiness.com/culture-society/388145-camels-disqualified-from-saudi-beauty-contest-over-botox)

The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the beasts representing their own tribe loped down the track.

A dozen beasts have been disqualified from this year's Saudi "camel beauty contest" because their handlers used Botox to make them more handsome.

"The camel," explained the chief judge of the show, Fawzan al-Madi, "is a symbol of Saudi Arabia. We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime."

Much is changing in Saudi Arabia: the country is getting its first movie theatres. Soon women will be permitted to drive. The authorities eventually hope to diversify the economy away from the oil that has been its lifeblood for decades.

But as they seek to transform the conservative kingdom, the Saudi authorities are trying to smooth the path for reform by emphasising traditional aspects of their culture. And for the Bedouin of Arabia, nothing is more essential than the camel, used for centuries for food, transport, as a war machine and companion.

So, the authorities have ramped up the country's annual month-long camel festival [...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Silver Pines on January 23, 2018, 12:15:07 PM
@CatherineofAragon

Amherst ping!


LOL, we saw this on the local news a few days ago.  Hey--it works!   :laugh:

Thanks for the ping, @Hoodat.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on January 23, 2018, 12:48:13 PM
Quote
http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/New-Hampshire-man-arrested-for-biting-police-dog-539590

New Hampshire man arrested for biting police dog

By REUTERS
January 23, 2018 19:03
Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit: JPOST STAFF)

A New Hampshire man was arrested for biting a police dog while officers were investigating reports of a shooting in the town of Boscawen, police officials said on Tuesday.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on January 23, 2018, 01:51:04 PM
I used to be amazed at the thought of a camel beauty contest.

But I spent the last 5 days helping my daughter compete with her heifer at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

Folks were having professional groomers spend over 3 hours doing clipping of their long hair breeds.  After wash and blow dry, we spent 2.5 hours clipping our short hair Santa Gertudis.

Beauty Contest may just be translation...

Or the stock show may really be a beauty contest...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 28, 2018, 03:02:13 AM
Woman pretends to be sex doll after being caught with cheating boyfriend

http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/26/woman-pretends-to-be-sex-doll-after-being-caught-with-cheating-boyfriend-7263513/?ito=cbshare (http://metro.co.uk/2018/01/26/woman-pretends-to-be-sex-doll-after-being-caught-with-cheating-boyfriend-7263513/?ito=cbshare)

[Warning...language in video.]

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on January 29, 2018, 07:25:58 AM
Tourists take a holiday in Cambodia. The end result is... well... predictable.

Ten tourists face a year in Cambodian prison for dancing "pornographically" (fully clothed in a private rented house).

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cambodia-pornogaphic-dancing-arrests-1.4506038 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/cambodia-pornogaphic-dancing-arrests-1.4506038)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 29, 2018, 01:21:20 PM
Sex toys, light bulbs among anonymous Amazon packages sent to Canadian universities
At least 7 university student unions have received unsolicited items from Amazon
By Sophia Harris, CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2018 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 28, 2018 10:45 AM ET
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sex-toys-amazon-anonymous-packages-1.4506318 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sex-toys-amazon-anonymous-packages-1.4506318)

Several Canadian university student unions are stumped as they continue to receive anonymous packages containing random goods — everything from sex toys to light bulbs to record players to computer cables.

The items come in Amazon packaging, but there's no indication who's ordering the goods from the online retail giant.

[...]

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4506391.1517001897!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/susanne.jpg)
Ryerson's Students Union president, Susanne Nyaga, holds anonymously purchased items her office has received from Amazon. (CBC)

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4506421.1517003937!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/shawn-wiskar-student-union-regina-university.jpg)
Shawn Wiskar, University of Regina Students’ Union vice-president of student affairs, shows one of many anonymous items his office has received — a digital kitchen scale. (Shawn Wiskar)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 29, 2018, 01:22:37 PM
Creepy thing is, I've purchased some of those exact items myself...that kitchen scale, that first-aid kit, etc.  Not the sex toy, though.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on January 29, 2018, 05:48:41 PM
Creepy thing is, I've purchased some of those exact items myself...that kitchen scale, that first-aid kit, etc.  Not the sex toy, though.
@Suppressed That's your story nd your sticking to it?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 29, 2018, 05:51:26 PM
@Suppressed That's your story nd your sticking to it?

Well, he does call himself "Suppressed".    :smokin:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on January 29, 2018, 05:59:48 PM
Well, he does call himself "Suppressed".    :smokin:

"Suppressed", not "Repressed"!

Still, that device looked scary, with that sharp point!  Whew!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on January 29, 2018, 06:01:42 PM
"Suppressed", not "Repressed"!

Still, that device looked scary, with that sharp point!  Whew!

Wow, after looking at the photo, I'm feeling pretty repressed!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Slip18 on February 03, 2018, 03:15:12 PM
I guess this goes on this thread.

Talked to my sis yesterday in Orange County, CA.  Remember the no plastic bag thing they had going in CA.?  Well, now you can purchase those very same plastic bags at your local grocery store for ten cents each.

I guess plastic bags aren't so awful there, just expensive.

 **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on February 03, 2018, 08:25:59 PM
I guess this goes on this thread.

Talked to my sis yesterday in Orange County, CA.  Remember the no plastic bag thing they had going in CA.?  Well, now you can purchase those very same plastic bags at your local grocery store for ten cents each.

I guess plastic bags aren't so awful there, just expensive.

 **nononono*

Same thing in Austin, Texas.   **nononono*
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 03, 2018, 10:18:02 PM
Same thing in Austin, Texas.   **nononono*
Gee whiz, they still use them here. I use them to line small trash cans and carry a couple when I walk the dog...  It isn't as if they never get used for other things after you get the groceries home, but a dime a time, and I'd be hauling everything in totes (except meat).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 04, 2018, 10:33:33 PM
I guess this goes on this thread.

Talked to my sis yesterday in Orange County, CA.  Remember the no plastic bag thing they had going in CA.?  Well, now you can purchase those very same plastic bags at your local grocery store for ten cents each.

I guess plastic bags aren't so awful there, just expensive.

 **nononono*
When the new law took affect in California they pulled all the plastic bags that were in the stores until they got the supply of new heavier Gaia worshiper approved bags in, those are the ones they charge a dime for, they are much thicker than the old throw away bags and are meant to be reused several times. hardware stores still supply the old thinner bags for free and of course you can **ahem** acquire a few extra bags from the fruit and vegetable department for your securing your pets 'gifts'.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on February 05, 2018, 09:48:28 AM
I guess plastic bags aren't so awful there, just expensive.

The reason stores switched from paper to plastic in the first place was because of cost.  Paper is a very energy intensive product.  Plastic uses much less energy to produce, does not require water, and takes up less space for shipping.  Paper bags require seven times the landfill space than plastic.  And 84 plastic bags can be recycled at the cost of recycling one paper bag.

So no, plastic isn't more expensive.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 05, 2018, 10:00:40 AM
We do most of our grocery shopping at Kroger, which has a bin outside each store for depositing old plastic bags (even non-Kroger ones) for recycling. Sounds like commonsense to me.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: musiclady on February 05, 2018, 10:02:23 AM
I have several canvas bags from Kroger, but even when I put them in the car, I can't remember to take them in.    :shrug:

That's a great solution if people remember to use them. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 05, 2018, 10:03:07 AM
The reason stores switched from paper to plastic in the first place was because of cost.  Paper is a very energy intensive product.  Plastic uses much less energy to produce, does not require water, and takes up less space for shipping.  Paper bags require seven times the landfill space than plastic.  And 84 plastic bags can be recycled at the cost of recycling one paper bag.

So no, plastic isn't more expensive.
IIRC, a big part of the concept sales was that using plastic would "save a tree". (70s 'n all that).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 05, 2018, 10:03:54 AM
The reason stores switched from paper to plastic in the first place was because of cost.  Paper is a very energy intensive product.  Plastic uses much less energy to produce, does not require water, and takes up less space for shipping.  Paper bags require seven times the landfill space than plastic.  And 84 plastic bags can be recycled at the cost of recycling one paper bag.

So no, plastic isn't more expensive.

It is when you throw government's lust for punishing what they don't like.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 05, 2018, 10:05:32 AM
I have several canvas bags from Kroger, but even when I put them in the car, I can't remember to take them in.    :shrug:

That's a great solution if people remember to use them.
Those can be handy, but you don't want the meat juices leaking into them. Some things just travel better in plastic.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 05, 2018, 10:05:59 AM
We do most of our grocery shopping at Kroger, which has a bin outside each store for depositing old plastic bags (even non-Kroger ones) for recycling. Sounds like commonsense to me.

Out here in Phoenix Fry's (Kroger) was paying a nickel bounty for every bag you turned in at the register.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 05, 2018, 10:07:11 AM

Transgender College Student Files Complaint Against Professor for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
February 5, 2018 9:53 am

Quote
A transgender man has filed a complaint against an 88-year-old New York University psychology professor for not using the preferred pronouns when referring to transgender students.

August Enzer, a junior at NYU, wants Professor Edgar Coons, who has taught at the college since 1965, to be disciplined and for the resolution to be made public, the New York Post reported Saturday.  ...More at Free Beacon (http://freebeacon.com/culture/transgender-college-student-files-complaint-professor-pronouns/)
I suspect an 88-year-old psychologist remembers when a woman who truly believed she was a man would have been considered nuts.

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 05, 2018, 10:07:36 AM
Those can be handy, but you don't want the meat juices leaking into them. Some things just travel better in plastic.

Also, they're large.  They over-pack them so they're too heavy for Mrs. Liberty to lift.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 05, 2018, 10:08:38 AM
Transgender College Student Files Complaint Against Professor for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
February 5, 2018 9:53 am
I suspect an 88-year-old psychologist remembers when a woman who truly believed she was a man would have been considered nuts.

Last I heard, "Gender Dysphoria" is still listed as an illness.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on February 05, 2018, 10:17:50 AM
"Preachers argue for private jets because demons travel on normal ones"

For fairness and balance on this story be sure to read:

"New Obama vacation costs uncovered; They now exceed $70 million"
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,189004.0/topicseen.html (http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,189004.0/topicseen.html)

Also bear in mind that Copeland, Creflo Dollar, and Jesse Duplantis get their money from the voluntary donations of their supporters, who may be fools, but it's their money. When it comes to Obama he gets his money through coercing the taxpayers, including you.

@Paladin

Isn't there a passage in the Bible about shearing the sheep? That would apply to both the followers of the preachers that preach God,and the preachers that preach Marx.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 05, 2018, 10:22:32 AM
Transgender College Student Files Complaint Against Professor for Not Using Preferred Pronouns
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
February 5, 2018 9:53 am
I suspect an 88-year-old psychologist remembers when a woman who truly believed she was a man would have been considered nuts.
I'm a mite old school, and there is something I am having trouble figuring out.

Is a "transgender man" a guy who thinks he is a she or a she who thinks she is a he?

I mean, now that we aren't allowed to summarily dismiss such delusions as being "nuts" (or "sick") and are expected to cater to every split-hair designation these folks can come up with (which lets them have a go-zillion different "organizations" line up at the microphone), ordinary (normal) folks are left at a disadvantage in all this stuff (except for the fact that we aren't suffering from that particular delusion and the misery it likely brings).
I just find it difficult to pander to them when I don't even get what their descriptions mean, and I'd like to avoid the ugliness that comes with triggering someone's psychotic break.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on February 05, 2018, 10:23:02 AM
Last I heard, "Gender Dysphoria" is still listed as an illness.

I believe it is.  However, the left won't let a little thing like that get in the way of their "narrative".
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on February 05, 2018, 11:15:02 AM
I have several canvas bags from Kroger, but even when I put them in the car, I can't remember to take them in.    :shrug:

That's a great solution if people remember to use them.

How often do you wash yours?

What's in your shopping bag? Bacteria
http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sns-green-bacteria-in-shopping-bags-story.html (http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sns-green-bacteria-in-shopping-bags-story.html)

...The researchers tested 84 of the bags for bacteria. They found whopping amounts in all but one bag, and coliform bacteria (suggesting raw-meat or uncooked-food contamination) in half. And yes, the much-feared E. coli was among them -- in 12% of the bags.

Here's the full report, (yes it's a long title)Assessment of the Potential for Cross Contamination of Food Products by Reusable Shopping Bags...

https://medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/sites/medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/files/docs/LIVE-IT-Sinclair-Article-Cross-Contamination-Reusable-Shopping-Bags.pdf (https://medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/sites/medical-center.lomalindahealth.org/files/docs/LIVE-IT-Sinclair-Article-Cross-Contamination-Reusable-Shopping-Bags.pdf)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 05, 2018, 11:22:23 AM
I have a couple of those canvas shopping bags, but never put meats or produce in them. Yecchh.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 05, 2018, 11:42:20 AM
IIRC, a big part of the concept sales was that using plastic would "save a tree". (70s 'n all that).
It's nice propaganda but for a very long time paper companies have been growing and harvesting trees specifically for paper production, I remember being impressed by the operations when we went to see Mount St. Helens.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 05, 2018, 11:48:40 AM
It's nice propaganda but for a very long time paper companies have been growing and harvesting trees specifically for paper production, I remember being impressed by the operations when we went to see Mount St. Helens.
Yep, it was propaganda. That's all it was then, and all it is now. If I ever use the line "Save a tree...", I follow up with "...use it for firewood".
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 05, 2018, 11:57:48 AM
If I ever use the line "Save a tree...", I follow up with "...use it for firewood".
Or build a house.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 05, 2018, 01:10:28 PM
Yep, it was propaganda. That's all it was then, and all it is now. If I ever use the line "Save a tree...", I follow up with "...use it for firewood".

My comeback is, "...or choke a fish?  Tough call."
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on February 05, 2018, 01:27:46 PM
Trees are a crop.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on February 05, 2018, 02:01:55 PM
This is where all this transgender mental illness is heading. And it makes perfect sense. If a woman can wake up one day and say, 'Today, I am a man.' Then of course, why can't she wake up and say, 'Today, I am a cat.'? or a dog, or a horse, or a cow,....If we are going all-in on insanity as legitimate fact, then why should there be any limits? There is no limit to crazy. Once you start living in crazy-town, and truly believe that it is real and normal, well then, anything goes and reality has no meaning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sObPHx2QMY0
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: jmyrlefuller on February 11, 2018, 08:23:52 PM
Romanian study claims snow is unsafe to eat if it's been on the ground more than a day, because bacteria and stuff... (https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1323406&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on February 11, 2018, 08:35:21 PM
Watch out where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpNn1nht0_8#)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on February 12, 2018, 09:01:12 AM
Romanian study claims snow is unsafe to eat if it's been on the ground more than a day, because bacteria and stuff... (https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1323406&binId=1.1147261&playlistPageNum=1)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIppgE45wM#)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on February 12, 2018, 05:10:11 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLIppgE45wM#)
(https://i.imgflip.com/24fzje.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 14, 2018, 10:40:29 AM
Skier Missing In New York Found A Week Later 2,900 Miles Away In California, Confused And Still Wearing Helmet, Goggles
by Joseph Curl
February 14, 2018
Quote
Constantinos Filippidis, 49, went on a ski trip with his buddies from Toronto, crossing into the U.S. to ski at Whiteface Mountain in upstate New York.

On Wednesday of last week, Filippidis -- known as "Danny" -- told his pals he was going to squeeze in one more run, and headed out to the slopes alone. Then he vanished.

Authorities conducted a massive search of the mountain for Danny. Hundreds of volunteers spent some 7,000 hours combined combing every inch of the ski resort.   ...

On Tuesday, six days later, he was found -- 2,900 miles away in Sacramento, California. He was in confused state -- still wearing his ski helmet and goggles, officials said.

No one knows how he got there. He had left behind his car and his passport, so authorities say he likely didn't fly.  ...
More at Daily Wire (https://www.dailywire.com/news/27125/skier-missing-new-york-found-2800-miles-away-joseph-curl).

Also reported in the U.K. Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5390295/Skier-missing-New-York-state-turns-California.html).
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/14/4935B42700000578-5390295-image-a-1_1518619250699.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 14, 2018, 03:48:42 PM
Skier Missing In New York Found A Week Later 2,900 Miles Away In California, Confused And Still Wearing Helmet, Goggles
by Joseph Curl
February 14, 2018More at Daily Wire (https://www.dailywire.com/news/27125/skier-missing-new-york-found-2800-miles-away-joseph-curl).

Also reported in the U.K. Daily Mail (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5390295/Skier-missing-New-York-state-turns-California.html).
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2018/02/14/14/4935B42700000578-5390295-image-a-1_1518619250699.jpg)
(http://i44.tinypic.com/sg9g.jpg)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on February 14, 2018, 04:21:13 PM
Cocaine is a helluva drug.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on February 14, 2018, 11:58:56 PM
Cocaine is a helluva drug.

@Hoodat

Think maybe he ran all the way to Ca?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on February 15, 2018, 02:48:27 AM
Sex toys, light bulbs among anonymous Amazon packages sent to Canadian universities
At least 7 university student unions have received unsolicited items from Amazon
By Sophia Harris, CBC News Posted: Jan 27, 2018 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Jan 28, 2018 10:45 AM ET
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sex-toys-amazon-anonymous-packages-1.4506318 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/sex-toys-amazon-anonymous-packages-1.4506318)

Several Canadian university student unions are stumped as they continue to receive anonymous packages containing random goods — everything from sex toys to light bulbs to record players to computer cables.

The items come in Amazon packaging, but there's no indication who's ordering the goods from the online retail giant.

[...]

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4506391.1517001897!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/susanne.jpg)
Ryerson's Students Union president, Susanne Nyaga, holds anonymously purchased items her office has received from Amazon. (CBC)

(https://i.cbc.ca/1.4506421.1517003937!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/shawn-wiskar-student-union-regina-university.jpg)
Shawn Wiskar, University of Regina Students’ Union vice-president of student affairs, shows one of many anonymous items his office has received — a digital kitchen scale. (Shawn Wiskar)

Another case of someone getting mailed lots of Amazon packages anonymously:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/someone-is-sending-amazon-sex-toys-to-strangers-amazon-has-no-idea-how-to-stop-it (https://www.thedailybeast.com/someone-is-sending-amazon-sex-toys-to-strangers-amazon-has-no-idea-how-to-stop-it)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on February 15, 2018, 04:24:40 PM
Skier lost in New York doesn’t know how he got to California
AP, updated on February 14, 2018
https://www.boston.com/sports/skiing/2018/02/14/missing-skier-new-york-california (https://www.boston.com/sports/skiing/2018/02/14/missing-skier-new-york-california)

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes.

Toronto firefighter Constantinos ‘‘Danny’’ Filippidis told investigators he doesn’t know what happened after he was reported missing Wednesday, Feb. 7, from Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues. The search ended Tuesday when Filippidis turned up in Sacramento, California, some 2,500 miles west of the Adirondacks.

[...]

Filippidis told deputies he remembered little, but thought he’d suffered a head injury, rode in a ‘‘big rig-style truck’’ and slept ‘‘a lot,’’ Sgt. Shaun Hampton of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department told the Post-Standard of Syracuse.

Filippidis said he bought an iPhone to call his wife and told deputies that a truck dropped him off in downtown Sacramento, where he got a haircut, Hampton said.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 19, 2018, 09:06:15 AM
Farty passenger forces flight to make emergency landing
By Fox News
February 18, 2018 | 5:53pm

A pilot made an emergency landing after a fight broke out over a passenger who allegedly refused to stop passing gas.

Two Dutchmen sitting next to the flatulent passenger reportedly asked the man to stop, but he refused and continued to break wind aboard the Transavia Airlines flight from Dubai to Amsterdam Schiphol.

The budget airline crew allegedly did not help the passengers after their complaints, Metro reports, leading to a fight between the men. Despite a warning from the pilot, the altercation continued and forced the airplane to be diverted to Vienna Airport, where it made an emergency landing.

Police boarded the plane once it landed and removed two women and two men whom the pilot reported as “passengers on the rampage,” Metro reports.  ...   More at NY Post (https://nypost.com/2018/02/18/farty-passenger-forces-flight-to-make-emergency-landing/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on February 21, 2018, 05:06:26 PM
Barge sinks after nude sighting in Texas
Partygoers crowded one side of vessel to catch glimpse of bathers
KXAN-TV
updated 5/3/2004 12:49:42 PM ET
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4890829/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/barge-sinks-after-nude-sighting-texas/ (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4890829/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/barge-sinks-after-nude-sighting-texas/)

AUSTIN, Texas — Partygoers apparently hoping to catch a glimpse of nude sunbathers crowded on one side of a floating barge, prompting the ship to capsize and dump all 60 people into Lake Travis.

Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after the rented double-decker barge sank near Hippie Hollow, a lakeside park and the only public nude beach in Texas.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on February 21, 2018, 06:50:06 PM


AUSTIN, Texas — Partygoers apparently hoping to catch a glimpse of nude sunbathers crowded on one side of a floating barge, prompting the ship to capsize and dump all 60 people into Lake Travis.

Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after the rented double-decker barge sank near Hippie Hollow, a lakeside park and the only public nude beach in Texas.

[...]

@Suppressed

"Hippie Hollow"???? What a GREAT name!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on February 21, 2018, 07:32:01 PM
What men will do to see boobs is absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 21, 2018, 08:21:59 PM
What men will do to see boobs is absolutely incredible.
Really. How sheltered were these boaters, anyway?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: berdie on February 21, 2018, 09:08:29 PM
Barge sinks after nude sighting in Texas
Partygoers crowded one side of vessel to catch glimpse of bathers
KXAN-TV
updated 5/3/2004 12:49:42 PM ET
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4890829/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/barge-sinks-after-nude-sighting-texas/ (http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4890829/ns/us_news-weird_news/t/barge-sinks-after-nude-sighting-texas/)

AUSTIN, Texas — Partygoers apparently hoping to catch a glimpse of nude sunbathers crowded on one side of a floating barge, prompting the ship to capsize and dump all 60 people into Lake Travis.

Two people were hospitalized with minor injuries Sunday after the rented double-decker barge sank near Hippie Hollow, a lakeside park and the only public nude beach in Texas.


The tltle  cracked me up...it's just so...Austinish.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on February 21, 2018, 09:17:27 PM
What men will do to see boobs is absolutely incredible.

@240B

Well,that depends of if they are boobs you have seen often,or boobs you have never seen before.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on February 21, 2018, 09:26:28 PM
If it's a place called "Hippie Hallow," I think I'd pass.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on February 21, 2018, 09:30:13 PM
As the redhead feminist beauty yelled at me, Yes! Damn it! I have boobs and a vigina! Get over it!

She was wearing shorts and her legs had red hair. It mesmerized me. I guess I got lost in thought and didn't pay attention to how long I was staring at her legs.

I don't think naked people on a beach would make me tip a boat. It might be interesting. But come on.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 21, 2018, 11:24:24 PM
@240B

Well,that depends of if they are boobs you have seen often,or boobs you have never seen before.
Or to put more concisely, just how bodacious the Ta-tas are!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Slip18 on February 27, 2018, 08:16:41 AM
Or to put more concisely, just how bodacious the Ta-tas are!

My dad was taking six of us to Mass one fine Sunday.  About a block before we got to church, a woman was mowing her lawn attired in shorts and a bikini top.  She bent over to pick up some grass clippings about 100 feet before we reached her home.  As she bent over, her string bikini top busted off exposing all of her upper body.  My dad ran into the curb.

We did arrive at Mass on time.  Poor dad was red faced.

 :silly:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 27, 2018, 08:31:57 AM

Police chase naked man riding quad bike the wrong way along motorway
It's a bum rap, copper

A MAN in America has redefined the term ‘naked bike’ after attempting to evade police on a quad bike (ATV) while in a state of undress.

The chase, which took place yesterday (February 25) near Kansas City, Missouri lasted for an hour and involved a section of Interstate, where the ATV-rider drove into oncoming traffic.

The pursuit ended near former Sam’s Town Casino, according to local news reports.   ...


Video at link (https://www.driving.co.uk/video/police-chase-naked-man-riding-quad-bike-wrong-way-along-motorway/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on February 27, 2018, 08:34:11 AM
Man's explanation for naked ATV chase in KC is detailed in charges: 'No stopping him'
By Glenn E. Rice And Ian Cummings
February 26, 2018 03:41 PM
Updated February 26, 2018 05:59 PM

A man who led authorities on a high-speed pursuit Sunday afternoon along a stretch of Interstate 435 in the Northland while he was naked on an ATV has been charged with burglary and tampering, according to Clay County prosecutors.

Johnathon A. Menth, 27, of Excelsior Springs also faces charges of property damage and sexual misconduct in connection with the incident, part of which was captured on video that has been viewed more than 2.3 million times on Facebook.

But some elements of the incident, including the reason why Menth had no clothes on, remain a mystery. A statement taken by a Kansas City police detective records Menth's explanation that he was high on drugs, "freaked out" when surrounded by police and was in "flight mode."   ...

Read more at Kansas City Star (http://www.kansascity.com/news/article202186339.html#storylink=cpy)
(http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/2s1fza/picture202230844/alternates/FREE_768/ATV%20keyframe%203.JPG)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Slip18 on February 27, 2018, 09:27:49 AM
@mountaineer

"Flight mode"???

Kansas City?  Little chilly there now.  No earthquakes that I can find.

Hmmmmm.

 *****rollingeyes*****
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on February 27, 2018, 09:55:30 AM

Man Force-Fed Goat Cocaine And Booze, Cops Say
Jailed for animal cruelty, perp faces boot from U.S.

FEBRURY 16--A horse trainer is locked up on a felony animal cruelty charge after Georgia cops obtained video showing him force-feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey.

Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman, 28, at the farm in the city of Grayson where he lives and works.

Pictured at right, Palomares-Guzman is being held in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond. However, he is also subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, apparently due to his status as an alien.

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/goat-abuse-case-013907
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on February 27, 2018, 11:29:56 AM
Man's explanation for naked ATV chase in KC is detailed in charges: 'No stopping him'
By Glenn E. Rice And Ian Cummings
February 26, 2018 03:41 PM
Updated February 26, 2018 05:59 PM

A man who led authorities on a high-speed pursuit Sunday afternoon along a stretch of Interstate 435 in the Northland while he was naked on an ATV has been charged with burglary and tampering, according to Clay County prosecutors.

Johnathon A. Menth, 27, of Excelsior Springs also faces charges of property damage and sexual misconduct in connection with the incident, part of which was captured on video that has been viewed more than 2.3 million times on Facebook.

But some elements of the incident, including the reason why Menth had no clothes on, remain a mystery. A statement taken by a Kansas City police detective records Menth's explanation that he was high on drugs, "freaked out" when surrounded by police and was in "flight mode."   ...

Read more at Kansas City Star (http://www.kansascity.com/news/article202186339.html#storylink=cpy)
(http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/2s1fza/picture202230844/alternates/FREE_768/ATV%20keyframe%203.JPG)
About 20 years ago I had a student that was Liquored up while under the legal drinking age. He got on a snowmobile buck naked (except for a helmet) and rode down Main street after one of our blizzards. Damn near ended up in the canal, before they caught him. When asked why he stated that it just seemed like a good idea at the time.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on February 27, 2018, 01:41:46 PM
Man Force-Fed Goat Cocaine And Booze, Cops Say
Jailed for animal cruelty, perp faces boot from U.S.

FEBRURY 16--A horse trainer is locked up on a felony animal cruelty charge after Georgia cops obtained video showing him force-feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey.

Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman, 28, at the farm in the city of Grayson where he lives and works.

Pictured at right, Palomares-Guzman is being held in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond. However, he is also subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, apparently due to his status as an alien.

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/goat-abuse-case-013907

@240B
Maybe that was how he seduced goats back home,and the poor,innocent immigrant just didn't know the rules are different here?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on February 27, 2018, 01:42:44 PM
Man Force-Fed Goat Cocaine And Booze, Cops Say
Jailed for animal cruelty, perp faces boot from U.S.

FEBRURY 16--A horse trainer is locked up on a felony animal cruelty charge after Georgia cops obtained video showing him force-feeding a goat cocaine and whiskey.

Deputies with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office yesterday arrested Sergio Palomares-Guzman, 28, at the farm in the city of Grayson where he lives and works.

Pictured at right, Palomares-Guzman is being held in the county jail in lieu of $11,200 bond. However, he is also subject to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer, apparently due to his status as an alien.

http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/animals/goat-abuse-case-013907
Hey, he always does that to get his women to loosen up, one look at him and you understand why.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 08, 2018, 09:59:32 AM
Australian Teen Left Disabled For Life After Swallowing Slug As Dare
 International Business Times
Shreesha Ghosh
6 hrs ago

The mother of a former Australian rugby player, who was paralyzed after swallowing a slug on a challenge at a birthday party, is fighting the administration after they essentially cut his advantages for medicinal care, reports said Wednesday.

Sam Ballard, 19 years old at the time, ate a garden slug at a 2010 birthday party that everybody at first thought was safe and harmless, however later caused the high schooler to become paralyzed and unable to convey or care for himself.

The slug, which Ballard swallowed, was carrying an uncommon disease called "Angiostrongyliasis," otherwise called rodent lungworm. Slugs usually secure the parasite when they ingest defecation from contaminated rats, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   ...

Reports recently said that Ballard’s insurance benefits package from Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme was recently cut down from 492,000 Australian dollars ($383,700) to about AU$135,000 ($105,000).  ...

After the administration cut down on Ballard’s benefits, the officials did not call or disclose to the teen’s mother that the financing was cut but allegedly sent her an instant message suggesting her to look into her child’s record for his most recent subsidizing result, which ultimately revealed the reduction.   ... IBT via MSN (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australian-teen-left-disabled-for-life-after-swallowing-slug-as-dare/ar-BBK0oxh?li=BBnb4R7)

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 08, 2018, 10:23:29 AM
Quote
Hartford Police Say Man Drove Stolen Car to Court To Face Stolen Car Charge

A Hartford man due in court to answer a charge of stealing a car apparently stole a car to get to court, police said.

Jonathan Rivera, 25, was at Superior Court in Hartford on Wednesday to answer a charge of first-degree larceny and tampering with a motor vehicle involving the theft of a car in Hartford on Feb. 17.

As he waited to appear before a judge, Hartford Parking Authority agents scanning license plates for parking violators got a hit on a white 2014 Subaru Legacy parked near the courthouse. The license plates had been reported stolen and the car itself had been stolen from Newington because a key fob was left in it, police said....

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-stolen-car-to-court-0308-story.html (http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-br-hartford-stolen-car-to-court-0308-story.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 08, 2018, 01:07:45 PM
Like the DUI defendants who show up for court drunk, I suppose.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on March 08, 2018, 02:04:44 PM


@Sanguine

Some people just ain't happy unless they are feeling sorry for themselves.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 08, 2018, 02:48:05 PM
@Sanguine

Some people just ain't happy unless they are feeling sorry for themselves.

True statement,  Pete.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 14, 2018, 09:51:30 AM
Man hurt while using garden hose to rappel from Huntington parking garage

By WTAP, WSAZ |
Posted: Mon 4:02 PM, Mar 12, 2018

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was hurt after police say he tried to rappel with a garden hose from the third floor of a parking garage in downtown Huntington.

Christopher Sowards fell onto the alley near the parking garage at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street – just across from the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. It happened Sunday night.

Interim Huntington Police Department Chief Hank Dial says Sowards also is a suspect, saying he broke into two vehicles in the parking garage.  ...   Rest of story (http://www.thenewscenter.tv/content/news/Man-hurt-while-using-garden-hose-to-rappel-from-Huntington-parking-garage-476586063.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on March 22, 2018, 07:22:23 PM
Oklahoma mother will go to jail for marrying her daughter
15 March 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43418891 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43418891)

(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/5827/production/_91076522_incest_accused.gif)
The mother and daughter married in 2016

An Oklahoma mother who married her daughter after the pair "hit it off" has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Patricia Ann Spann, 45, pleaded guilty to the felony offence of incest and admitted wedding her biological daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26.

The mother lost custody of her children and reunited with her daughter in 2014.

The two married in March 2016 after same-sex marriage became legal in the state.

Investigators later discovered Patricia Ann Spann had previously wed her son.

[...]
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 22, 2018, 07:34:25 PM
Oklahoma mother will go to jail for marrying her daughter
15 March 2018
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43418891 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43418891)

(https://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/660/cpsprodpb/5827/production/_91076522_incest_accused.gif)
The mother and daughter married in 2016

An Oklahoma mother who married her daughter after the pair "hit it off" has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Patricia Ann Spann, 45, pleaded guilty to the felony offence of incest and admitted wedding her biological daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26.

The mother lost custody of her children and reunited with her daughter in 2014.

The two married in March 2016 after same-sex marriage became legal in the state.

Investigators later discovered Patricia Ann Spann had previously wed her son.

[...]

She was trying to keep the dating pool small.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on March 22, 2018, 08:34:17 PM
She was trying to keep the dating pool small.

@Cyber Liberty

A family that sleeps together,stays together.

Maybe she things she is a part of a Royal Family?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 22, 2018, 08:47:56 PM
@Cyber Liberty

A family that sleeps together,stays together.

Maybe she things she is a part of a Royal Family?

Hey, she thought it was legit.  Her name wasn't on the Birth Certificate!  (How in the heck can a Mother's name not be on it?  Fathers, yeah quite often in some neighborhoods, but the Mother??)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: EasyAce on March 22, 2018, 09:18:31 PM
Little Annie Fanny steps in it again . . .

Quote
Ann Coulter attacks immigrants as ugly rapists, prompts walkout in Boulder (https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/d374c528-5c60-36c0-9a37-ee2ed2a71b4a/ss_ann-coulter-attacks.html)

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter spent most of the first 15 minutes of her appearance Wednesday at the University of Colorado deriding immigrants as ugly rapists who depress wages and “block vote” for Democrats.

“I’m totally a ‘looksist,’ ” Coulter said, and claimed she could determine who should be allowed in the United States solely by physical appearance. “I told Donald Trump when he was running that he could completely get rid of (Immigration and Naturalization Services) and I’d do it all before breakfast on Tinder,” she said . . .
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on March 22, 2018, 09:29:43 PM
Little Annie Fanny steps in it again . . .

 **nononono*   22222frying pan
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 25, 2018, 06:52:33 PM
Driver's Car Seized After Showing Homer Simpson's License During Stop
by HollyMatkin
16 mins

Milton Keynes, England – A Thames Valley police constable was presented with cartoon character Homer Simpson’s driver’s license during a traffic stop earlier this month, the department said.

When the police constable pulled over an unnamed male driver for a traffic infraction, she went about her regular routine of asking the man for his driver’s license, FOX News reported.

She was presented with a fake license, which bore an animated photo of the yellow Simpson patriarch as he made his famous “D’oh!” face, with his hand raised to his head. ...

(https://imageproxy.themaven.net/https%3A%2F%2Fs3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com%2Fmaven-user-photos%2Fbluelivesmatter%2Finternal%2FIFAB6Pm_7Ue7PnzqTRRuTA%2FT0sTkjd9CEazMqcYqBzwlg?w=662&q=75&h=346.44666666666666&auto=format&fit=crop)

Rest of story (https://www.themaven.net/bluelivesmatter/news/driver-s-car-seized-after-showing-homer-simpson-s-license-during-stop-HIwGqkstxUyipwg22LZVqg?full=1)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on March 25, 2018, 07:05:47 PM
Looks legit.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 28, 2018, 08:34:05 AM
Manager of Washington County opioid treatment facility indicted on drug charges
Gideon Bradshaw
 Mar 27, 2018 Updated 10 hrs ago
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The manager of a Washington County-based drug treatment clinic faces federal drug and fraud charges.

Christopher Handa, 47, of Pittsburgh, was charged by a four-count indictment a federal grand jury returned March 21. Federal prosecutors allege he and others conspired to create and submit unlawful prescriptions for buprenorphine – a narcotic painkiller used in the treatment of opioid addiction that’s commonly distributed under the brand names Subutex and Suboxone – and then unlawfully dispensed those controlled substances to others. ...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers Handa helped a physician – identified only as “M.B.” – who was a contractor at Redirections’ Washington location illegally provide a patient with Suboxone for no legitimate medical purpose on two occasions in August.  ...
More at the Washington, Pa., Observer-Reporter (https://observer-reporter.com/news/localnews/manager-of-washington-county-opioid-treatment-facility-indicted-on-drug/article_3272135a-31e1-11e8-84a7-4baa66c06d7a.html).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on March 28, 2018, 03:46:37 PM
WATCH: Self-taught rocket maker shoots himself 1,875 feet to prove Earth is flat
Posted on March 28, 2018

A self-taught rocket scientist who believes the Earth is flat and wants to run for California governor shot himself up about 1,875 feet in the air in his homemade rocket on Saturday.

“Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, promised last year to propel himself up in the air and snap a photo proving that astronauts conspired to fabricate the shape of the planet. The stunt was supposed to be the first phase of the flat-Earth space program and received backing from flat-Earth groups.  ... Video and more at True Pundit (https://truepundit.com/watch-self-taught-rocket-maker-shoots-himself-1875-feet-to-prove-earth-is-flat/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Polly Ticks on March 30, 2018, 06:12:04 AM
WATCH: Self-taught rocket maker shoots himself 1,875 feet to prove Earth is flat
Posted on March 28, 2018

A self-taught rocket scientist who believes the Earth is flat and wants to run for California governor shot himself up about 1,875 feet in the air in his homemade rocket on Saturday.

“Mad” Mike Hughes, a 61-year-old limo driver, promised last year to propel himself up in the air and snap a photo proving that astronauts conspired to fabricate the shape of the planet. The stunt was supposed to be the first phase of the flat-Earth space program and received backing from flat-Earth groups.  ... Video and more at True Pundit (https://truepundit.com/watch-self-taught-rocket-maker-shoots-himself-1875-feet-to-prove-earth-is-flat/)

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“Am I glad I did it? Yeah. I guess. I’ll feel it in the morning. I won’t be able to get out of bed. At least I can go home and have dinner and see my cats tonight,” Hughes said after the stunt.

Uh huh.  So where are the pictures, Mike??
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: corbe on April 07, 2018, 06:54:02 PM
Florida woman blames cocaine in purse on 'windy day,' police say

By: WFLA
Updated: Apr 07, 2018 05:01 PM EDT

         
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FORT PIERCE, FL (WFLA) -- A Florida woman who was busted with cocaine last month told officers the wind must have blown it into her purse, WPLG reports.

Kennecia Posey, 26, was one of two passengers in a car that was stopped by Fort Pierce police after it was seen swerving in the roadway on March 21.

When officers approached the vehicle, they detected the smell of marijuana coming from inside the car. Officers later found cocaine and marijuana inside Posey's purse.

According to police, Posey admitted the marijuana was hers, but denied having any cocaine.

“I don’t know anything about any cocaine. It’s a windy day, it must have flown through the window and into my purse,” Posey said, according to police.

She was arrested and booked into the county jail.


http://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/florida-woman-blames-cocaine-in-purse-on-windy-day-police-say/1106380969 (http://www.nbc4i.com/news/u-s-world/florida-woman-blames-cocaine-in-purse-on-windy-day-police-say/1106380969)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 07, 2018, 07:09:30 PM
It could happen.

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Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on April 07, 2018, 11:47:05 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/10/13/1413212678905_wps_14_True_Romance_jpg_Cocaine_.jpg)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rly_ZOAq6v4#)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on April 10, 2018, 10:33:24 AM
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Man lights Molotov cocktail at Little League game after dispute over pit bull, cops say
By Don Sweeney dsweeney@sacbee.com

Little League coaches in Salinas, Calif., boarded up a fence two weeks ago to stop a neighbor’s dog from coming onto the playing field.

On Monday afternoon, the dog’s owner, Michael Dean Jones, 54, showed up at a baseball game with a Molotov cocktail and threatened to burn the place down, Salinas police told KSBW. Parents tackled Jones after he ignited a fluid inside a small plastic container.

“He definitely came there to cause harm,” said Justin Kleinfeldt, Little League vice president. About 100 people were at the ballpark, he told KSBW, including Little League players as young as 6 years old. “A lot of them saw it. It was pretty scary and traumatizing.”

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article207121184.html (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article207121184.html)

There almost has to be more to the story, but what?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on April 17, 2018, 09:16:53 AM
Renegade driver lost police during chase, but got caught when he called to report his car was stolen
http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/04/16/renegade-driver-lost-police-during-chase-but-got-caught-when-called-to-report-his-car-was-stolen.html (http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/04/16/renegade-driver-lost-police-during-chase-but-got-caught-when-called-to-report-his-car-was-stolen.html)

A reckless driver with a need for speed led cops on a death-defying cat and mouse chase - before ringing them hours later to say his car had been "stolen."

A four-minute-long heart-pounding video showed Warren Gray driving through red lights in a busy city center while being tailed by police cars....

...Nine minutes later Gray jumped out of his vehicle and sought refuge in a nearby field where officers couldn't find him.

Gray then decided to report his car as stolen five hours later.

Officers then attended his address and arrested him as they identified him as the driver of the vehicle....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on April 17, 2018, 04:48:29 PM
 South Yorkshire, UK.  Figures.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 03, 2018, 09:16:24 PM
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New Jersey 'mystery pooper' was schools chief, say police

Police hunting a suspect who relieved himself on school grounds "on a daily basis" in the US state of New Jersey have arrested a top education official.

Kenilworth school superintendent Thomas Tramaglini, 42, was detained after investigators set up a sting operation to snare the "mystery pooper".

Police were called after students complained of frequent excrement near their school running track and field.

Mr Tramaglini is charged with lewdness, littering and defecating in public.

Read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43998174 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43998174)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 03, 2018, 09:20:35 PM
These threads in this area are really suppose to be about politics, government mainly, not stories like this that are not directly on those topics. If one wishes to move it to any other forum, that is fine. Bizarre story. Maybe it belongs in general.

Moved to Ridiculous News:

@AbaraXas
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: ABX on May 03, 2018, 09:21:33 PM
This has South Park written all over it.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 03, 2018, 09:24:14 PM
Vomit warning.
 :3:
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Jurors sick of hearing about prison guard’s huge, stinky penis
By Priscilla DeGregory and Ruth Brown
May 2, 2018 | 7:56pm
New York Post (https://nypost.com/2018/05/02/jurors-sick-of-hearing-about-prison-guards-huge-stinky-penis/)

Jurors in a Brooklyn corrections officer’s sex-assault trial appear to be sick of hearing about his huge, stinky penis.

The jurors were visibly glum and, in some cases, exasperated Wednesday as prosecutors continued a second day of grilling accusers on the shape and odor of Lt. Eugenio Perez’s phallus — which the feds say is so distinctive, it helped them confirm the women’s stories. ...
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 03, 2018, 09:33:09 PM
 *bouche* :terror:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: GtHawk on May 04, 2018, 12:49:32 AM
  (http://i67.tinypic.com/3467qtx.gif) (http://i66.tinypic.com/14m6tm1.gif)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Polly Ticks on May 04, 2018, 09:58:07 AM
Wow.  I thought my jury duty was pretty bad ...
I guess it could have been worse.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 04, 2018, 10:01:54 AM
Wow.  I thought my jury duty was pretty bad ...
I guess it could have been worse.
Waaayyyyyy worse!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: verga on May 05, 2018, 06:47:25 AM
Wow.  I thought my jury duty was pretty bad ...
I guess it could have been worse.
I got called for Jury duty about 20 years ago. I was in the last group called for Voir Dire and had been listening to all the questions. The Defense attorney finally got to me and asked if there was any reason I should be eliminated. I told him: I have a masters degree in education was pursuing one in Theology and I was a lifetime member of the NRA. Both sides fell over themselves to reject me. Have not been called since. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Free Vulcan on May 06, 2018, 01:36:25 AM
Woman fined after urine sample damages 7-Eleven microwave, police say

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/06/woman-fined-after-urine-sample-damages-7-eleven-microwave-police-say.html (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/06/woman-fined-after-urine-sample-damages-7-eleven-microwave-police-say.html)

A Denver woman was cited Thursday for allegedly causing damage to a 7-Eleven store's microwave oven when she tried to heat a urine sample, authorities said.

A store clerk reported seeing the suspect, identified as Angelique Sanchez, 26, place something in the Aurora, Colo., store’s microwave before hearing a “loud bang” seconds later, Denver’s KUSA-TV reported, citing an Aurora Police Department report.

The clerk reportedly told Sanchez to clean up the mess or she would alert police. Sanchez then “wiped out the microwave onto the floor” with napkins and left, Pueblo’s KOAA-TV reported, also citing the police report...

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 06, 2018, 09:48:56 AM
Woman fined after urine sample damages 7-Eleven microwave, police say

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/06/woman-fined-after-urine-sample-damages-7-eleven-microwave-police-say.html (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/06/woman-fined-after-urine-sample-damages-7-eleven-microwave-police-say.html)

A Denver woman was cited Thursday for allegedly causing damage to a 7-Eleven store's microwave oven when she tried to heat a urine sample, authorities said.

A store clerk reported seeing the suspect, identified as Angelique Sanchez, 26, place something in the Aurora, Colo., store’s microwave before hearing a “loud bang” seconds later, Denver’s KUSA-TV reported, citing an Aurora Police Department report.

The clerk reportedly told Sanchez to clean up the mess or she would alert police. Sanchez then “wiped out the microwave onto the floor” with napkins and left, Pueblo’s KOAA-TV reported, also citing the police report...

If that is the best plan she can come up with to pass a piss test,she is on her way back to jail.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 06, 2018, 10:41:37 AM
If that is the best plan she can come up with to pass a piss test,she is on her way back to jail.
I guess she thought she could boil all the drugs out of it.  :thud:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 06, 2018, 10:46:38 AM
Flaming Kites From Gaza Thwarted by Winds
By Iyad Abuheweila and Isabel Kershner
May 4, 2018

BUREIJ, Gaza Strip — Gaza’s flaming-kite squadrons had worked for days to prepare for Friday’s protest along the border with Israel, building hundreds of flimsy-framed sails with tails meant to carry crude incendiary devices, like rags soaked in gasoline.

Their battle plan was to fly them in swarms into Israel with the aim of igniting the dry fields of the rural communities on the other side of the border fence. They were counting on help from a heavy heat wave to fan the fires.

But the plan largely failed because of another quirk of nature: The wind was blowing the other way.

Instead, the protesters claimed another David vs. Goliath kind of aerial victory, saying they had downed two Israeli military surveillance drones with stones hurled from slingshots. ...  New York Times (https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/04/world/middleeast/gaza-israel-flaming-kites-protest.html#click=https://t.co/TQi737SnAk)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 06, 2018, 11:16:39 AM
I guess she thought she could boil all the drugs out of it.  :thud:

Maybe the sample belonged to someone other than her and she had to bring it up to body temperature to turn it in?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 06, 2018, 11:23:11 AM
Maybe the sample belonged to someone other than her and she had to bring it up to body temperature to turn it in?
That, too! Maybe the "clean" friend has a supply of urine in the freezer for all her druggie friends. $25 a pop, you have to warm it up.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 06, 2018, 11:38:49 AM
That, too! Maybe the "clean" friend has a supply of urine in the freezer for all her druggie friends. $25 a pop, you have to warm it up.  :laugh:

A budding entrepreneur!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 06, 2018, 11:50:16 AM
Maybe the sample belonged to someone other than her and she had to bring it up to body temperature to turn it in?

I'm sure of that, actually.  She likely miscalculated the time required to heat it up.  Convenience store microwave ovens are much more powerful than kitchen models.  That sample was for a drug screen.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 06, 2018, 02:28:09 PM
I guess she thought she could boil all the drugs out of it.  :thud:

@mountaineer

LOL! You may be right! I hadn't even thought of that.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 06, 2018, 02:32:09 PM
Maybe the sample belonged to someone other than her and she had to bring it up to body temperature to turn it in?

@Sanguine

Yup. I do not know this for a fact,but I have been told that some people on parole have been known to buy urine to help them pass the drug tests so they can remain on parole.

I'm thinking these people must not want to stay out of prison all that much. The simplest thing to do would to just not do any drugs until you are off probation. If you can't do that,you are so simple-minded you might be better off in prison,where you have people to tell you when to eat,sleep,and wake up.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Hoodat on May 06, 2018, 04:49:11 PM
If that is the best plan she can come up with to pass a piss test,she is on her way back to jail.

Here's how you pass a piss test:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmLhlCfSE30#)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 06, 2018, 06:47:00 PM
Here's how you pass a piss test:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmLhlCfSE30#)

@Hoodat

Ahhh,Frank Gallager! There ain't NOTHING he won't do to try to beat a system,ANY system. "Shameless" is not only the most accurately named series to ever air on television,but maybe also the funniest. I never miss a episode.

Remember when the kids discovered that Frank had been lying to them about them needing to collect rent money for him to send to their aunt in Wyoming,and that he had just buried her out in the back yard after she OD'd one night at a party?

He  had not only been collecting non-existent rent money from his own children and keeping it for himself to buy drugs and drink,but had been cashing her SS checks for years.  IIRC,the truth came out when they got a letter from the city saying they were going to dig up the back yard to replace the water lines. She was buried right next to the water line.

I also loved the story line where his mother was got an early release from prison because she was dying from cancer,and came home to live with Frank and her grandchildren. She may have been the only person in the world that scared him to death.  She even helped his 10 year old son start up a meth lab in the basement,"Because the boy is ten,and needs to learn a trade." How's THAT for a "Hallmark Moment"?

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 07, 2018, 08:55:03 AM
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Couple gets ‘creepy’ note from neighbors sick of seeing them naked
By Dorothea Jacobs, The Sun
May 6, 2018 | 8:21pm

A young couple was shocked to receive an angry letter from their neighbors which claimed to be sick of seeing them naked.

Karin and Jay Stone from Lemington, a town in northeast England, were baffled by the nasty note which comments on the size of their body parts – supposedly seen by the writer through their windows.  ...

The anonymous note reads: “Would you please close your blinds when getting dressed or undressing.  We are sick of seeing big bum big boobs and little willy [sic] and we will report you both for indecent exposure.

“Your neighbors.”  ...
More at the NY Post (https://nypost.com/2018/05/06/couple-gets-creepy-note-from-neighbors-sick-of-seeing-them-naked/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 07, 2018, 06:08:18 PM
I guess she thought she could boil all the drugs out of it.  :thud:
They buy (yes, buy) clean urine samples in case they get a random test or pre-employment test. Problem is, any more the temperature gets checked, and 'cold' samples are rejected, requiring an on the spot re-test. So they will try most anything to get the sample up to temp because otherwise they'll fail the drug test.

A driller who had become somewhat erratic tried the same stunt on an oil rig I worked on and when the cold sample was rejected, failed his actual test (losing a $100K+ job in the process).  :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 07, 2018, 06:39:52 PM
They buy (yes, buy) clean urine samples in case they get a random test or pre-employment test. Problem is, any more the temperature gets checked, and 'cold' samples are rejected, requiring an on the spot re-test. So they will try most anything to get the sample up to temp because otherwise they'll fail the drug test.

A driller who had become somewhat erratic tried the same stunt on an oil rig I worked on and when the cold sample was rejected, failed his actual test (losing a $100K+ job in the process).  :shrug:

Measuring the temperature of the urine has been part of the corporate drug testing protocol for at least two decades.  I assumed from the top, when I first read this story, warming up the specimen is what the subject was trying to do.

Additionally, there is a cottage industry that sprang up when corporate drug testing became widespread:  Legitimate sales of "clean" urine to the labs doing the testing, for instrument calibration.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 07, 2018, 06:43:02 PM
Measuring the temperature of the urine has been part of the corporate drug testing protocol for at least two decades.  I assumed from the top, when I first read this story, warming up the specimen is what the subject was trying to do.

Additionally, there is a cottage industry that sprang up when corporate drug testing became widespread:  Legitimate sales of "clean" urine to the labs doing the testing, for instrument calibration.
That would beat donating blood..... :shrug:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 07, 2018, 07:03:15 PM
That would beat donating blood..... :shrug:

Makes me glad I don't work for a lab that does these "bodily fluid" testing (or the calibration labs).
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 07, 2018, 07:32:35 PM
Makes me glad I don't work for a lab that does these "bodily fluid" testing (or the calibration labs).
Me, too, but it seems they always have job openings....
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 10, 2018, 08:58:25 AM
Another vomit alert.
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Tennessee man accused of sex act with horse twice in one week
By Circa


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 30-year-old Tennessee man has been jailed on two counts of sex act with an animal in Madison County.

According to the arrest warrants for Michael Jemison, he was captured after owners of the horse reviewed surveillance video to watch the recently pregnant horse give birth.

While reviewing the footage captured on April 29, the owner observed Jemison enter the barn and engage in multiple forms of intercourse with the horse.

The owner called a veterinarian who took swabs and submitted the DNA evidence to police along with the video. ...
https://www.circa.com/story/2018/05/09/whoa/tennessee-man-accused-of-sex-act-with-horse-twice-in-one-week (https://www.circa.com/story/2018/05/09/whoa/tennessee-man-accused-of-sex-act-with-horse-twice-in-one-week)

I had to show the URL. Whoa!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on May 10, 2018, 09:29:45 PM

‘Lunacy of the left’: ‘Sex expert’ urges parents to ask newborns for consent for diaper changes [Video]

The American Mirror
MAY 10, 2018
BY VICTOR SKINNER

Self-professed “sexuality educator, speaker and author” Deanne Carson is on the front lines of combating the so-called “rape culture,” working to replace it with a “culture of consent” beginning at birth.

Carson appeared with florescent pink hair on ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in Melbourne, Australia this week to discuss consent laws and advocate for parents to broach the subject with their children well before they’re able to understand the concept.

(more)
http://www.theamericanmirror.com/lunacy-of-the-left-sex-expert-urges-parents-to-ask-newborns-for-consent-for-diaper-changes/
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 10, 2018, 09:46:33 PM
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“’I’m going to change your nappy now, is that okay?’ Of course the baby is not going to respond ‘yes mum, that’s awesome. I’d love to have my nappy changed,’” she said.

“But if you leave space, and wait for body language and wait to make eye contact, then you’re letting that child know that their response matters,” Carson said.
I have the distinct impression this stupid woman has never ever been in the presence of an infant.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 10, 2018, 09:48:07 PM
Another vomit alert.https://www.circa.com/story/2018/05/09/whoa/tennessee-man-accused-of-sex-act-with-horse-twice-in-one-week (https://www.circa.com/story/2018/05/09/whoa/tennessee-man-accused-of-sex-act-with-horse-twice-in-one-week)

I had to show the URL. Whoa!  :laugh:

@mountaineer

I am predicting this is not a man who is going to do well in prison.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on May 10, 2018, 09:51:50 PM
I have the distinct impression this stupid woman has never ever been in the presence of an infant.

She most certainly has never been a mother, and therefore doesn't have a single clue what she is talking about. Wake up at 3a.m. to a screaming child groggy and half-asleep and I'm going to ask permission to change a diaper? Maybe I should have to ask my dog for permission to give it a bath?

It says, Lunacy on the Left for a reason.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 11, 2018, 11:16:34 PM

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Bear breaks into SUV in Morris County, eats 24 cupcakes
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP -

A Morris County family says that a bear broke into their SUV overnight and ate two dozen cupcakes that were inside.

Christine Allen owns the popular vegan shop Mo’Pweeze Baker in Denville. The Rockaway Township resident says that the bear broke into her SUV early Thursday morning and ate the treats that were inside.

“Every time we heard a little sound or noise we were just on edge thinking that it's going to come back,” Allen says.

Read more at: http://newjersey.news12.com/story/38172752/bear-breaks-into-suv-in-morris-county-eats-24-cupcakes (http://newjersey.news12.com/story/38172752/bear-breaks-into-suv-in-morris-county-eats-24-cupcakes)

If one goes on to read the rest of the story, yes, the bear broke windows to enter the vehicle. Must have smelled the cupcakes.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 12, 2018, 09:02:05 AM
The bear ate two dozen vegan cupcakes? Was he later found saying, "Yecchh, what the heck was that?!?"
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 12, 2018, 09:10:25 AM
If one goes on to read the rest of the story, yes, the bear broke windows to enter the vehicle. Must have smelled the cupcakes.

"Allen says that she hopes that this doesn’t happen. She just wants the bear to leave her family alone."

Maybe she can ask it nicely,and swat it on the nose with a newspaper while saying "Bad Bear,Bad!" to teach it a lesson?
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 12, 2018, 09:34:49 AM
The bear ate two dozen vegan cupcakes? Was he later found saying, "Yecchh, what the heck was that?!?"

I wondered about the concept of "leftover cupcakes".  Now I understand. 
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 12, 2018, 09:58:02 AM
I wondered about the concept of "leftover cupcakes".  Now I understand.

@Sanguine

That's the dirty little secret of why vegans are so thin. Even THEY don't want to eat that swill.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 13, 2018, 11:28:54 PM
Get a load of this, this could easily go into National News, the main forum but I will be respectful enough to post it here, because it is RIDICULOUS!

Quote
Bounce house flies onto California highway with child inside
Nicole Darrah

A bounce house — with a 9-year-old child inside — suddenly got swept onto a nearby highway in Southern California and slammed into a vehicle amid strong winds Saturday afternoon.

Fortunately, the child survived with minor injuries.

Deputies responded to the incident on Highway 395 in Adelanto just after 3 p.m., the Victor Valley branch of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said in a news release.

Read more at: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bounce-house-flies-onto-california-highway-with-child-inside/ar-AAxdqry (https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/bounce-house-flies-onto-california-highway-with-child-inside/ar-AAxdqry)

I just saw a house in the neighborhood, I guess, they were having a birthday for a child and they had one of these air houses, "bounce houses", I never knew that term.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on May 14, 2018, 09:33:32 AM
Get a load of this, this could easily go into National News, the main forum but I will be respectful enough to post it here, because it is RIDICULOUS!

I just saw a house in the neighborhood, I guess, they were having a birthday for a child and they had one of these air houses, "bounce houses", I never knew that term.
Those things are really popular at little carnivals and festivals out this way, but in North Dakota, they're tied down better than most overseas deck cargo even before they're inflated. .
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on May 14, 2018, 03:15:57 PM
American Airlines Announces New Support Animal Policy: Goats Not Allowed, Trained Mini Horses Are
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/05/14/no-goats-allowed-on-american-airlines/ (http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/05/14/no-goats-allowed-on-american-airlines/)

Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals.

https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/special-assistance/service-animals.jsp (https://www.aa.com/i18n/travel-info/special-assistance/service-animals.jsp)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: mountaineer on May 16, 2018, 08:19:05 AM
Geese flip the script, chase off alligator on Florida golf course
Richard Tribou
Orlando Sentinel


A flock of geese were cocks of the walk chasing off an alligator on a Florida golf course.

Video of the encounter was captured by Ryan Witkowski of Jupiter while attending a charity golf event at PGA National golf course in Palm Beach Gardens earlier this month.

Witkowski posted the video to his Facebook page and you can see eight determined geese running off the smallish gator while onlooking golfers gawk from the safety of their golf carts.  ...  link to story, with video (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/audience/richard-tribou/os-florida-geese-vs-alligator-20180514-story.html)
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/videos/99208698-132.html (http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/videos/99208698-132.html)

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Suppressed on May 16, 2018, 05:49:33 PM
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/mother-renames-son-after-tattooist-makes-spelling-error/news-story/16c8ce213f7ea3b40dbce6a64ff7d7f3 (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/mother-renames-son-after-tattooist-makes-spelling-error/news-story/16c8ce213f7ea3b40dbce6a64ff7d7f3)

Mother renames son after tattooist makes spelling error
MAY 17, 20186:45am
Unfortunately one Swedish mother fell victim to an embarrassing typo after her tattooist misspelled her son Kevin’s name as Kelvin.

But rather than let it get her down — and face an expensive, painful removal process — 30-year-old Johanna Giselhäll Sandström had an ingenious solution: She had her son’s name legally changed.

[...]

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ff76e1cb248abb947e49357317784da1)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: thackney on May 17, 2018, 07:48:40 AM
...Unfortunately one Swedish mother fell victim to an embarrassing typo after her tattooist misspelled her son Kevin’s name as Kelvin.

But rather than let it get her down — and face an expensive, painful removal process — 30-year-old Johanna Giselhäll Sandström had an ingenious solution: She had her son’s name legally changed.

And now, for the rest of his life, people will misspell her son's name.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 18, 2018, 01:17:30 PM
I wondered about the concept of "leftover cupcakes".  Now I understand.

 000hehehehe
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on May 18, 2018, 08:33:25 PM
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/mother-renames-son-after-tattooist-makes-spelling-error/news-story/16c8ce213f7ea3b40dbce6a64ff7d7f3 (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/mother-renames-son-after-tattooist-makes-spelling-error/news-story/16c8ce213f7ea3b40dbce6a64ff7d7f3)

Mother renames son after tattooist makes spelling error
MAY 17, 20186:45am
Unfortunately one Swedish mother fell victim to an embarrassing typo after her tattooist misspelled her son Kevin’s name as Kelvin.

But rather than let it get her down — and face an expensive, painful removal process — 30-year-old Johanna Giselhäll Sandström had an ingenious solution: She had her son’s name legally changed.

[...]

(http://cdn.newsapi.com.au/image/v1/ff76e1cb248abb947e49357317784da1)

@Suppressed

Now that I look at it again,it looks like it says "Nova and Kelvin". Aren't both energy/heat measurements? My GAWD! Somebody might see that dingbat and think she is a Physicist!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Sanguine on May 20, 2018, 04:46:37 PM
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Man to North Ridgeville police: Help me … I’m being followed by a pig

Posted 2:05 pm, May 19, 2018, by Lindsay Buckingham

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — Imagine a police officer receiving this call: “Help me. I’m being followed by a pig.”

We’re not sure of the exact wording, but that’s pretty much what happened in North Ridgeville early Saturday morning.

Police say a man called the station just before 5:30 a.m., saying he was being stalked by a pig on Center Ridge Road.

They thought he was drunk, but when officers responded...

http://fox8.com/2018/05/19/man-to-north-ridgeville-police-help-me-im-being-followed-by-a-pig/ (http://fox8.com/2018/05/19/man-to-north-ridgeville-police-help-me-im-being-followed-by-a-pig/)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 20, 2018, 04:57:57 PM
I wonder if the pig likes donuts?

Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: TomSea on May 22, 2018, 10:43:46 PM
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Florida man climbs playground equipment, allegedly yells to children about how babies are born
(http://a57.foxnews.com/images.foxnews.com/content/fox-news/us/2018/05/22/florida-man-climbs-playground-equipment-allegedly-yells-to-children-about-how-babies-are-born/_jcr_content/par/featured_image/media-0.img.jpg/931/524/1526971714598.jpg?ve=1&tl=1)
Otis Dawayne Ryan, 30, was arrested after he allegedly yelled a "vulgar" term to describe where babies come from to children on a playground.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/22/florida-man-climbs-playground-equipment-allegedly-yells-to-children-about-how-babies-are-born.html?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obnetwork (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/05/22/florida-man-climbs-playground-equipment-allegedly-yells-to-children-about-how-babies-are-born.html?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obnetwork)

Barring more serious circumstances, such as say a criminal record, this is the kind of stuff, people would get committed for.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Cyber Liberty on May 22, 2018, 10:48:51 PM
Barring more serious circumstances, such as say a criminal record, this is the kind of stuff, people would get committed for.

The facial tats would be sufficient for that.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on May 23, 2018, 08:38:09 AM
Either that or the circus was in town.
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: 240B on June 02, 2018, 10:00:15 AM

Lawyer in hazmat suit held man hostage, pulled out bolt cutters to slice his genitals, Ala. cops say
BY JARED GILMOUR
April 26, 2018 02:59 PM
Updated April 26, 2018 04:14 PM

An Alabama lawyer is headed to prison after orchestrating a kidnapping that nearly cost his hostage a finger — and his genitals.

The lawyer's motive? It was all over $60 the victim was supposed to pay the lawyer in exchange for some tires, prosecutors said.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced James William Woolley, 52, to 20 years in prison on the robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder charges that a jury convicted Woolley of last month, the Birmingham News reports.

Woolley’s kidnapping plot was set into motion on Jan. 25, 2016, with some help from an accomplice. Kimberly Murphy, 33, lured the victim to her Birmingham home by promising she would return a piercing kit the victim had left there, according to prosecutors.

http://www.theolympian.com/news/nation-world/national/article209917689.html
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 03, 2018, 04:18:45 PM
Lawyer in hazmat suit held man hostage, pulled out bolt cutters to slice his genitals, Ala. cops say
BY JARED GILMOUR
April 26, 2018 02:59 PM
Updated April 26, 2018 04:14 PM

An Alabama lawyer is headed to prison after orchestrating a kidnapping that nearly cost his hostage a finger — and his genitals.

The lawyer's motive? It was all over $60 the victim was supposed to pay the lawyer in exchange for some tires, prosecutors said.

On Thursday, a judge sentenced James William Woolley, 52, to 20 years in prison on the robbery, kidnapping and attempted murder charges that a jury convicted Woolley of last month, the Birmingham News reports.

Woolley’s kidnapping plot was set into motion on Jan. 25, 2016, with some help from an accomplice. Kimberly Murphy, 33, lured the victim to her Birmingham home by promising she would return a piercing kit the victim had left there, according to prosecutors.

http://www.theolympian.com/news/nation-world/national/article209917689.html
Well, he's re-tired now!
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Applewood on June 05, 2018, 01:04:42 PM
Woman's obituary takes a dark turn: 'World is a better place without her'

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An 80-year-old woman’s seemingly straightforward obituary took a dark turn that no one could have predicted.

The obituary for Kathleen Dehmlow (Schunk) first appeared in the Redwood Gazette this week. It stated she was born on March 19, 1938, and resided in Springfield, Minn. She married Dennis Dehmlow in 1957 and had two children with him -- Gina and Jay.



“In 1962 she became pregnant by her husband’s brother Lyle Dehmlow and moved to California. She abandoned her children, Gina and Jay who were raised by her parents in Clements, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schunk,” the obituary reads.



“She passed away on May 31, 2018, in Springfield and will now face judgment. She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her,” the obituary concluded.
 

www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/05/womans-obituary-takes-dark-turn-world-is-better-place-without-her.html (http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/05/womans-obituary-takes-dark-turn-world-is-better-place-without-her.html)
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: Wingnut on June 05, 2018, 01:15:13 PM
I believe that is called an "Obitchuary
Title: Re: Ridiculous News of the Day
Post by: sneakypete on June 05, 2018, 06:05:53 PM