1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim
during a hold-up in Long Beach , California, would-be robber James Eliot
did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel
and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.....
And now, the honorable mentions:
2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a
finger in a meat-cutting machine and, after a little shopping around,
submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company expecting
negligence sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried
the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.
3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
during a blizzard in Chicago
returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space.
Understandably, he shot her.
4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver
found that the 20 mental
patients he was supposed to be transporting from
Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence,
the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there
a free ride.
He then delivered the passengers to the mental ospital, telling the
staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre
fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.
5. An American teenager was in the hospital
recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train.
When asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was
simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train
before he was hit.
6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a
$20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the
cash drawer, he man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the
register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from
the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total
amount of cash he got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at
you and gives you money, is a crime committed?)
7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty
badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinderblock through a liquor
store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinderblock and
heaved it over his head at the window. The cinderblock bounced back and
hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor
was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was aught on videotape.
8. As a female shopper exited a New York
convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911
immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description
of the snatcher.
Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher.
They put him in the car and drove back to the store.
The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a
positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the
lady I stole the purse from."
9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan, at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and
demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because
he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When
the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for
breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.
***A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER***
10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on
a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived
at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near
spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying
to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's
sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press
charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
Wednesday, October 29
Tuesday, October 28
Oct. 23, 2008--The state of Alabama has issued a warning to its state workers: Get fit or pay up.
In August, the Alabama State Employees' Insurance Board approved a plan that will charge workers an additional $25 to cover their insurance premiums, if they don't take advantage of free health screenings available to all state employees. The program, to begin in January, will require state workers to receive medical screenings for body mass index and health problems such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obesity.
Sunday, October 26
PLANO, Texas, Oct 22, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Don't cry, Guns N' Roses fans. The agonizing wait for the 17 years-in-the-making masterpiece Chinese Democracy will finally be over (fingers crossed) on Nov. 23, 2008. Sure, there have been more rumored release dates than the 23 flavors of Dr Pepper, but if Chinese Democracy hits stores as announced today, it's going to be so easy, easy for every American to get a free Dr Pepper as promised.
"We never thought this day would come," said Tony Jacobs, vice president of marketing for Dr Pepper. "But now that it's here all we can say is: The Dr Pepper's on us."
Dr Pepper is ready to give out free soda coupons to every American when the album releases on Nov. 23, 2008. If you're out to get a free Dr Pepper just follow these simple steps:
HOW TO GET YOUR FREE DR PEPPER
1. On the Nov. 23, 2008 release date, go to www.drpepper.com
2. Register your information to receive a coupon for one free 20-oz. Dr Pepper.
3. When your coupon arrives, redeem it wherever Dr Pepper is sold.
4. Drink your Dr Pepper slowly to experience all 23 flavors. Dr's orders.
Coupons will be available for 24 hours, starting at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time on Nov. 23, 2008. Allow 4-6 weeks for coupon to arrive. Coupons will expire on Feb. 28, 2009. Limit one coupon per person. Full terms and conditions available at www.drpepper.com .
Tuesday, October 21
Plus everyone gets a free Dr. Pepper too! Win-win there!
According to the BEST BUY (who has complete dibs on it ala Walmart and AC/DC) website, the official tracklist for Chinese Democracy is:
1. Chinese Democracy
2. Scraped (Lies They Tell)
3. Shackler's Revenge
4. Street of Dreams (The Blues)
5. If the World
7. This I Love
8. There Was a Time
9. Riad N' the Bedovins
12.Catcher (in the Rye)
From what I hear, "Scraped' is to be the 1st single.
Friday, October 17
Thursday, October 9
Interestingly enough there is a completely indoor marathon in Minnesota but space is limited and you have to put yourself in a lottery before June. So that looks like one for 2010.
June 20th, 2009 - Anchorage, Alaska
September 20th, 2008 (3:39:05) - Park City, Utah
June 14th, 2008 (3:50:22) - Williamson, WV
February 17th, 2008 (3:54:54) - Jacksonville, FL
November 3rd, 2007 (3:55:40) - Richmond, VA