Tuesday, January 10, 2006

3 funny pictures that will make you chuckle

Quirky prenup leads to husband's secret divorce

Sally Erickson and Renzie Davidson thought they had the secret to marital bliss. But the eccentric list of demands outlined in their prenuptial agreement, including mandatory backrubs and a $5 nagging fee, still couldn't save their marriage.

Now Erickson is suing Davidson for fraud, alleging he divorced her in secret more than two years ago, according to Seminole County court records.

Before exchanging vows in 2001, the couple agreed to a quirky prenuptial agreement. Erickson promised to cook breakfast at least four times a week, and, in return, "Renzie will not wake Sally up on her 'off days,'" according to the document.

The agreement also required Davidson to rub Erickson's back three times a week for five minutes. If Erickson used a certain expletive, she would be sentenced to one hour of yard work. And Davidson was to pay $5 each time he complained, nagged or made "a fuss about Sally's expenditures."

Despite their carefully laid plans, Davidson, 62, decided to call it quits 3 1/2 months into the marriage. Erickson, 61, acknowledged she was served notice of the divorce suit, but she said in court pleadings that Davidson later told her he had dropped the suit.

Erickson said Davidson secretly went to court and got a default judgment against her. Documents show Davidson was granted an uncontested divorce in February 2003 without Erickson ever appearing in court. She claims she didn't know about the divorce until recently.

First of all… wouldn’t you say this marriage was ‘doomed’ from the start with all the ‘rules and stipulations.’ Also, how the heck can you divorce someone without her knowing? WTF? Article here.

Someday I will have a room like this in my house

Some high-def pics of F-117 Nighthawk Stealth

The F-117 has a whole range of tricks to make it stealthy, starting with the dark, low contrast paint scheme which makes it so difficult to see at night (or photograph during the day), it's covered in radar-absorbent materials and its very shape is intended to deflect radar away from the radar station. Its two jet engines are quiet and produce very little smoke, and the outlets from the engines, visible at the rear of the aircraft, mix cool air with the hot exhaust to reduce the type of heat signature that a heat-seeking missile could lock on to. The unusual "butterfly" tail is designed to shield the exhausts so missiles can't see them. Click here to see more pictures.

This is how movie theaters make their money...

“Did you know at movie theaters: popcorn yields more than 90 cents of profit on every dollar of popcorn sold? It also serves to make customers thirsty for sodas, another high-margin product.”

“…one theater chain executive went so far as to describe the cup holder mounted on each seat, which allows customers to park their soda while returning to the concession stand for more popcorn, as "the most important technological innovation since sound." He also credited the extra salt added into the buttery topping on popcorn as the "secret" to extending the popcorn-soda-popcorn cycle throughout the movie.”

Click here to read more about how movie theaters make their money.

I bet he likes to play tee-ball a lot... in his car?

Arnold Schwarzenegger is not the Terminator

A fat-lipped Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vowed Monday to keep riding motorcycles - despite a weekend accident that left the former Hollywood action hero with minor injuries.

The governor received 15 stitches in his lip after he and his 12-year-old son Patrick were involved in the accident Sunday near their Los Angeles home.

The left side of the governor's upper lip was swelled and puffy but didn't affect his speech or appear to cause much pain.

Schwarzenegger said doctors had advised him to avoid attending events and speaking for at least three days.

The governor was riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle with his son in a sidecar when another driver backed into the street, Thompson said. Schwarzenegger collided with the car at low speed.

He and his son were treated for minor cuts and bruises at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica and released. Both were wearing helmets. The other driver was uninjured. No citations were issued in the accident.

The real truth is, I myself, actually got into a fist fight with the governor at a bar this weekend… (yeah right). But it looks like Mr. Schwarzenegger isn’t as tough as everyone might expect him to be. Ha! Take that Mr. Governor! I’m kidding. I hope he gets well… article here.

The goal of a bitch t-shirt:

I totally should of invented this: Thumbthing

Whoa, check this out! Simply put the Thumbthing onto your thumb and place into the spine of the book. The two wings will hold the pages open more easily, making reading more comfortable.
It allows you to read with one hand only.

How awesome is this!?! I hate when you have to bend books and have to keep shifting your grip just to hold open a book. This thing solves that problem!

This is also a totally ‘why didn’t I think of that’ invention. This thingy runs for $4.

Did you know that 6-6-06 is coming? Weird?

In less than five months, the date will be 6-6-06. There is even a movie already made about it.

This isn't your typical action-packed Hollywood movie either... the plot? A Christian high-school student stumbles across a 'cover-up' that Jesus Christ never existed. Sound interesting to you? Watch the trailer here.

This picture isn't from a Sci-Fi movie... no really

Cy, short for Cyclopes, is a kitten born with only one eye and no nose, is shown in this photo provided by its owner in Redmond, Oregon. The kitten, a ragdoll breed, which died after living for one day, was one of two in the litter. Its sibling was born normal and healthy.

No sex can be better for you than you think...

Younger teen couples who do not have sex are more likely to report higher levels of satisfaction in their relationships, according to a new study.

Teen couples between 14 and 17 who stopped short of intercourse also reported higher levels of commitment in their relationships.

But for couples 17 to 21, those who are having intercourse reported higher levels of commitment.

Research has indicated that younger teens may have sex for "status," that it "may represent power." Some younger teens use sex to treat depression. In older teen couples, sex may more likely be an expression of intimacy.

Wife takes husbands words literally

Burglars take $120k staircase banister & door?

Someone entered a house that was being remodeled and made off with an unusual item, police said -- a two-story, wrought-iron, 1920s staircase banister worth $120,000.

The home sits on a 40-acre parcel, and the intruders entered through a missing door, no one was home at the time.

The staircase consisted of 40 wooden steps climbing two floors, and its banister rail -- lined with dark hardwood -- was securely bolted to the floor.

Every other wrought-iron steel upright was topped with a sculpted horse head of bronze.

"The banister had been ripped out of the floor at its base. I don't know if someone thought it was gold, because otherwise, you don't come into a house and say, 'Hey! A staircase!' "

The thieves also took multicolored tile valued at $6,000 at the base of the stairs. The tile was to be used to create a different design on each step. Also stolen were speakers, alder wood doors, power tools, sinks, a large burl wood table and numerous pieces of rare, hand-carved wood. It's all worth more than $150,000.

Detective Jeffrey McCoy called the burglary unusual.

"We have the usual burglaries where they're taking tools or computers, but construction stuff," he said. "Something like this required several people."

People seem to be willing to steal anything these days… weird. Article here.