Friday, July 07, 2006


Man kills people in subway w/power saw?

A man grabbed two cordless power saws off a subway station workbench and went on a rampage Thursday, swinging the saws at riders and slicing open a man's chest before running away, police said.

The 64-year-old victim, whose name was not released, was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Police were searching for the suspect, described by witnesses as a thin man in his 30s, who had earrings in both ears and was possibly carrying a teddy bear (WTF?).

The attack occurred before dawn at a subway station a few blocks south of Columbia University.

Wielding a saw in each hand, the man took a swipe at one rider on a platform and missed, police said. Moments later, he cut into the man's chest at a turnstile before bolting out of the station, still carrying the power tools, which were later found in a trash can.

Police were reviewing security camera videotape. Article here.

Look at this picture... weird huh?

Dude flys plane drunk, & drives car drunk

A man was arrested twice in one day on alcohol-related charges, for illegally operating an airplane that veered off a runway and later for driving his pickup while drunk.

Roger Backen, 60, of Crosby, also faces a charge of fleeing an officer, Divide County Sheriff Lauren Throntveit said.

Backen is a U.S. Customs, Immigration and Border Protection agent who works at the Fortuna border crossing, Throntveit said. An agent at the crossing referred questions to Mary Delaquis, director of the Pembina border crossing station, who was out of state and unavailable for comment Thursday.

Backen's single-engine private plane veered off the Crosby airport runway and into a seeded field on Sunday afternoon, Throntveit said.

"He said his throttle got stuck when he was operating it, and he lost control," Throntveit said. "It never got off the ground."

Throntveit said Backen had been drinking, and was charged with operating a plane within eight hours of (alcohol) consumption, a Class A misdemeanor.

"He was arrested for that and then released on a $1,000 promise to appear," Throntveit said. "He was released at 3 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., he went to pick up his pickup at the airport. He tried to elude me."

Backen was then arrested for drunken driving and fleeing an officer, both misdemeanors. He was taken into custody at the Williams County jail and released on a $2,500 bond, the sheriff said. Article here.

Off-roading in style

"Flying Manta Ray"... I want one of these!

Jamie Foxx wants 100 lap dances?

Reports are saying that Jamie Foxx wants to celebrate his 100th birthday with 100 lap dances. Foxx wants to have nothing but naked woman and booze for his 100th birthday.

He said: "For my 100th birthday I want 100 dances. Five 20-year-old strippers, that equals 100. Sweet."

"Fuck the shit!" (this song is addicting)

11-year-old is a painting, poetry genius

Akiane ramarik (born July 9, 1994 in Mount Morris, Illinois) is an American child prodigy in the fields of art and poetry.

Akiane is known internationally for her realism styled art, religious paintings, poetry, and philosophy. Mostly self-taught, she began drawing at 4, painting at 6, and writing poetry at 7. She is a devout Christian and her works have become a beacon of faith and spirituality for other Christians.

Akiane's art usually depicts wildlife, landscape, and people; sometimes with a religious motif.

Many regard her poetry as highly artistic and philosophical for her age. She speaks Lithuanian, Russian, English and Sign Language. She is homeschooled.

Akiane has appeared on shows such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, and the Lou Dobbs Show. She was mentioned in a 2004 edition of TIME magazine. Her art is showcased in religious and non-religious museums throughout the United States. Click here to see her work.

Paris Hilton wants to have kids? WTF?

MSNBC is reporting that Paris Hilton wants to have children very soon. Hilton claims she’d be a “great mother," but doesn’t want to wait long because she doesn’t want to be an “old mom."

Paris said: “I know in my heart of hearts I would be a great mother. I have a lot of beautiful animals that I look after and I feel that I would have a lot to give to my children... And I don’t want to be an old mom, hopefully it’ll happen soon, within the next five years. One-night stands are not for me. I think it’s gross when you just give it up. Guys want you more if you don’t just hand it to them on a platter. If they want you, then they will wait. You have to make them work for it.”

Dude, there's a hole in the highway

SIDNEY, New York - Emergency personnel, top right, stand on Interstate 88 where flooding from Carrs Creek cut through a section of the highway in Sidney, N.Y. Two truckers one headed east, the other west, separately drove their trucks into the chasm and were killed. The drenching rains that flooded homes, closed roads and cut power forced the evacuation of thousands of people across upstate New York. (06/30/06 AP photo)

11 "Don't-Tell-the-Wife" Secrets

Secret #1: Yes, we fall in lust 10 times a day- but it doesn't mean we want to leave you

Secret #2: We actually do play golf to get away from you

Secret #3: We're unnerved by the notion of commitment, even after we've made one to you

Secret #4: Earning money makes us feel important

Secret #5: Though we often protest, we actually enjoy fixing things around the house

Secret #6: We like it when you mother us, but we're terrified that you'll become your mother

Secret #7: Every year we love you more

Secret #8: We don't really understand what you're talking about

Secret #9: We are terrified when you drive

Secret #10: We'll always wish we were 25 again

Secret #11: Give us an inch and we'll give you a lifetime

(Click here to read the full article from MSN Lifestyle)

Da-dun-na-na... Captain Nintendo!

Weight loss plan: I'll mow your lawn for free

Darrell Nelson of Coon Rapids, Minnesota is a man with a lawnmower and a dream. He wants to lose 30 to 50 pounds, but he has had trouble in the past adhering to an exercise program. However, if he makes a commitment to another person, he tends to stick to it, he said.

A possible solution to Nelson's weight problem came to him while mowing his lawn this summer.

"I get done and I'm sweating like a pig, and I go: God, I should be able to do a couple lawns a week and I could probably lose a few more pounds," said Nelson, a former power lifter who's about 5 feet 9 and 258 pounds.

His solution was to offer lawn-mowing services for free on the website Craig's List. If he were to eat better and mow a lawn per day for almost every day of the week, he figured, he would be able to keep an exercise program going.

"This is no joke or gimmick," he wrote. "I need to lose weight. I have struggled on sticking to exercise programs, including just walking, for quite a while now. ... I need to find four other lawns to mow in the Coon Rapids area."

Nelson was contacted by the Star Tribune North weekly section on Wednesday. Since then, he said, he has fielded calls from WCCO-TV, his family, strangers, a hardware store that potentially wants to use him in an ad- even some women asking him out.

"It's unbelievable. My life has been turned upside down, man, unbelievable," he said. "I was planning on doing five lawns: Mine plus four others. Now, I'm doing six lawns: Mine plus five others. ... The response I've had was amazing. ... I had a phone call from a guy in Iowa just this morning. ... And I've been asked out by three women. It's nuts. ... I was just trying to do some yards and lose some weight, and it just -- voila -- away it went." Article here.