Wednesday, April 05, 2006

These kids are in heaven...

The time and date = 1,2,3,4,5,6

Well, you should be ashamed of yourself. You missed it. You probably slept right through a historic event.

At two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 AM yesterday, the time and date was 01:02:03 04/05/06.

Also this moment isn’t singular at all: It will happen every 100 years, as long as you represent the year with two digits (2106, 2206, 3006, 4406).

A lot of people were writing, discussing this phenomenon… maybe I’m missing something but is this really that big of a deal? Whatever. People get excited about anything noadays.

I don’t even know how to caption this

Overheard on the streets of New York:

Guy #1: Oh, that really sucks. So she wouldn't even blow you? After all that?
Guy #2: Nope.
Guy #1: Did she at least finish putting up those shelves in your closet?
-51st & 2nd

Girl #1: Randy won't stop coming on my face.
Girl #2: ...are you going to finish your bagel?
-Waverly & University

Teen boy: Somewhere out there...someone is getting laid.
-On top of the Empire State Building
[via OHINY]

Amazon predicts wrong NCAA winner

College basketball fans may have been surprised to turn on their computers Monday morning and find an e-mail from Inc. proclaiming, "UCLA Wins."

The online retailer mistakenly sent the e-mail to customers ahead of the NCAA championship game Monday night between the Florida Gators and the UCLA Bruins.

The body of the e-mail included the message "Congratulations (placeholder for winning team)," and went on to offer customers the chance to purchase an NCAA cap and other goods.

"I don't know if we had some Bruins who were wishful thinking," spokeswoman Patty Smith said, adding, "Clearly, it was a mistake."

Florida won the championship game.

Sweet move Amazon. Great PR. Article here.

Knee to the face? I bet this felt awesome.

Girl wins Spelling Bee in 41 rounds

After 41 rounds and 4 1/2 hours, Anna Rose Wright won the Treasure State Spelling Bee Saturday. "I have never seen a bee go this long," said round judge Lynn Schwanke of Missoula, a previous state bee director for more than 20 years. "It was really remarkable."

Anna Rose, 13, and Tim Best, 12, of Joliet battled head-to-head for 25 rounds after the remaining 63 contestants fell out of the competition.

Anna Rose, a home-schooler competing in her fourth bee, won an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in late May, a $100 savings bond and a dictionary.

She correctly spelled "mumpsimus," a person who persists in a mistaken expression or belief and then clinched the victory by spelling "galenical," a medicinal preparation made mostly of herbs or vegetable matter.

Anna Rose said she had been studying spelling words since last summer, a couple hours most days, using word lists used at the national spelling bee, an online dictionary and tapes that include word pronunciations.

They gave her a freakin’ dictionary? I’m pretty sure she has one already. Who's the Mickey Mouse ass-clown who gave her that dumb prize. At least give her a free-pass to Disney World or something. Article here.

Cheerleader throws up the 'shocker' nice!

Gas-pump nozzles stolen from gas station?

A gas station in Detroit had to turn away angry motorists in need of fuel Tuesday morning.

Someone stole all eight nozzles overnight from the pumps at the Citgo station.

"We don't know what they would do with them," employee Sani Alsad told the Detroit Free Press. Alsad said he hoped to have the nozzles replaced later Tuesday. Detroit police were investigating.

What the hell? What could you do with gas pump nozzles? How do you steal them? I’m assuming the gas hoses have a protection from the gas just spraying everywhere… article here.

Everyone loves cool-ass balloon art:

Mom jailed for handcuffing her kid to bed

Kelly Johnston punched her teenage daughter in the face and head before handcuffing her to a bed for stealing from her marijuana stash, a new level of cruelty for this 36-year-old Green Bay woman.

"You have treated your child worse than most people treat a disobedient dog," Kelley said. "Worse yet would be a mother who would do this to hide her own criminal activity."

Johnston was arrested in March 2005 after her then 15-year-old daughter called police and said she had been beaten and chained to a bed for 17 hours without food or water. Prosecutors charged Johnston with child abuse, false imprisonment and marijuana possession, but later dropped the child abuse charge as part of a plea bargain.

A judge has sentenced Johnston to 13 months at the Brown County Jail but spared her a prison term. She has also been ordered to write two 1,000-word essay-style letters to her daughter: "Ten Things I Love About You" and "Ten or More Favorite Memories About You and Why They are My Favorite."

Kelley said he hopes the reflection used to pen the essays will help start a healing process.

An interesting type of punishment wouldn’t you say? Maybe we should require criminals to write self reflection papers more often. Article here.