Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Someone just please own up, ok?

Teacher arrested has superhuman strength

A high school physical education teacher was fired after police arrested him over the weekend for allegedly creating a scene outside of a downtown bar and fighting several officers who tried to arrest him.

Police first saw David McCann, 30, standing in front of a bar Saturday at 2 a.m., shirt unbuttoned and yelling he was "Luke Skywalker" at passers-by, according to the incident report. An officer asked him to leave after McCann allegedly got into a verbal confrontation with two women.

McCann then allegedly charged the officer, who sprayed him in the face with an irritant. Two officers tried unsuccessfully to handcuff him as McCann wildly swung his fists, the report says.

The incident further escalated, with McCann continuing to allegedly attack officers after he was repeatedly kicked and struck with a baton. Officers also used a stun gun to attempt to subdue him.

"He continued to attack with super human strength and made no attempt to escape," according to the report. McCann was finally brought under control when two responding officers struck him three times with a Taser and another hit him four more times with a baton, according to the report.

He was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence and disorderly conduct. Three officers received bruises and other minor injuries, the incident report said. Article here.

Who's your daddy?

Overheard on the streets of New York:

Girl #1: Okay, I got it! We should all do coke for Melissa's birthday! Long pause.
Girl #2: Uhhhh, no.
Girl #1: I meant that as a joke...ehhh, I think. I mean who would actually suggest that? [under her breath] Awww, damn.

White guy #1: Ready, I'magonna freestyle.
White guy #2: Bullshit, dawg.
White guy #1: Oooh girl dat ass is big and round and I like to hit it on the ground --
Passing black male: Give it up, cracker.
White guy #2: You gotta listen to me. Like the time with the syphilis, man, shit.
-51st & 9th

Punk girl #1: You know what I smell whenever I pass by this store?
Punk girl #2: Heh, what?
Punk girl #1: Anorexia.
-In front of Abercrombie, 5th Ave

Girl #1: So I got that, like, Wal-stat stuff. Whatever the generic brand of Monistat is.
Girl #2: Dude, don't skimp when it comes to your vagina. That's an area where you really want quality.
Girl #1: Says the girl who slept with John!
-1020 Bar, 110th & Amsterdam
(via OHINY)


No sleep drug = awake for 36 hours?

A drug being developed by Cortex Pharmaceuticals of Irvine, California. It’s the first of what looks to be detaching people from the daily routine of eight hours each for work, rest and play.

Tests conducted on rhesus monkeys last year suggest that CX717 can wire users to remain awake for 36 hours without the jitters, euphoria and eventual crash that come after mega-doses of caffeine or amphetamines. Further down the line are even more radical compounds—stimulants that can wipe out sleep for several days at a stretch, and pills that deliver a whole night’s shut-eye in two hours.
Prompted by some energetic marketing on the part of drugmakers, scientific journals are already ablaze with excited talk of “conquering sleep”, asking whether humans will become the first species to dominate both day-time and night-time. The commotion, however, raises the more pertinent question: how much sleep do we actually need? Read the full article here.

Yeah, this dude had a great time last night

Top Ten high/low-radiation cell phones:

Manufacturer and Model (SAR level)
1. Motorola Slvr L6 (1.58)
2a. Motorola V120c (1.55)
2b. Motorola V265 (1.55)
4. Motorola V70 (1.54)
5a. Motorola C290 (1.53)
5b. Motorola P8767 (1.53)
5c. Motorola ST7868 (1.53)
5d. Motorola ST7868W (1.53)
9a. Motorola A845 (1.51)
9c. Palm Treo 650 GSM (1.51)
9b. Panasonic Allure (1.51)

Top Ten Lowest Radiation
1. Audiovox PPC66001 (0.12)
2. Motorola MPx200 (0.2)
3. Motorola Timeport L7089 (0.22)
4. Qualcomm pdQ-1900 (0.2634)
5. T-Mobile Sidekick (0.276)
6a. Samsung SGH-S100 (0.296)
6b. Samsung SGH-S105 (0.296)
8. Sony Ericsson Z600 (0.31)
9. Mitsubishi G360 (0.32)
10. Siemens S40 (0.33)

(source here)

Can you please stop trying to eat me?

Rope strung over road, stops motorcycle

Three Los Gatos, California residents were victim to a booby-trapped road where a motorcyclist was seriously injured, neighbors said Friday, while an attorney for one of the accused said a rope was strung across the road to slow down speeding bikers.

"Apparently the rope was supposed to slow people down," defense attorney Dennis Lempert said after a brief hearing in Santa Clara County Superior Court for two of the three defendants.

Whatever was strung across the roadway on May 6 caught Robert Barnes across the upper lip, hurling him 30 feet from his motorcycle and leaving him with 500 stitches, missing teeth and titanium plates in his head, Barnes and police said.

Barnes, 46, believes, because of the extent of his injuries, that a length of metal rebar or something similar was secured across Loma Chiquita Road in unincorporated Santa Clara County. He slipped into a coma for five days after surgery, but appeared in court Friday walking with a cane, surrounded by about 10 supporters.

Anderson, 48, his girlfriend, Donna Olsen, 46, and neighbor Donald Bryant, 62, were charged this week with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon for the attack on their neighbor Barnes and another biker in his group who was slightly injured. The three face up to eight years in prison if convicted.

Read the full article here.

It’s moving day!


Second-grader swims from Alcatraz?

A 7-year-old boy has become one of the youngest- if not the youngest person to swim from Alcatraz Island to San Francisco's Aquatic Park.
Braxton Bilbrey is a second-grader from Arizona who has completed several short-scale youth triathlons. Bilbrey was accompanied on the estimated 1.4 mile swim by his coach, two other swimmers and a Coast Guard boat.

As he reached shore, Braxton was besieged by reporters. He told them he considered his accomplishment "pretty cool." Asked what the hardest part was, he replied: "The swimming."

Asked if the strong current was a problem, he said: "Not really." And asked about being a "brave little boy," Braxton responded: "I think I am." The 7-year-old says he got the idea to swim from Alcatraz when he saw a magazine story about a 9-year-old boy who made the swim.

Braxton has been training two hours a day, four times a week. He also made training swims in several Arizona lakes and made a trip to the San Francisco Bay last month.

Damn! This kid's bad-ass! Article here.

Kiefer Sutherland vs. Christmas Tree

Bank robber tosses $20s to security guard

A man who robbed a Jersey City bank on Saturday and evaded capture by throwing some of the stolen cash over his shoulder as he fled from a security guard.

Faced with the prospect of watching his employers' $20 bills blow away in the wind, the guard stopped up to pick up the loot while the robber got away with the rest, reports said.

The robber walked into the North Fork Bank, 201 Newark Ave., shortly after 2:30 p.m., reports said. He handed a teller a note demanding $10,000 and a bag to put it in. He never showed a weapon nor claimed to have one, police said.

The teller filled the bag with $5,642, mostly in $20 bills. As he walked away, the teller pushed the hold-up alarm and shouted "We've been robbed!"

The security guard managed to grab the thief by the arm, but the robber wriggled free and then threw the cash behind him as he fled north on Coles Street. The robber got away with $4,217 - not including the $1,425 he dropped to slow down the guard's pursuit, reports said. Article here.