Tuesday, September 26, 2006

...once it hits your lips, it's so good!

Random "Old School" movie mistake: When Mitch, Frank, and Beanie decide that they are going to have a party they say the party is on a Friday night. When they show the outside of Mitch's house you see the sign for the party and it says the party is on Thursday at 9:00. Then when Frank talks to the guys with the beer bong he says that tomorrow he has nice Saturday planned. If the sign is right then he would have a pretty nice Friday.

Groom, brother, & father arrested at wedding

On the day of his wedding, a New Jersey groom, his brother and his father wound up in jail after an argument turned into a fight. It all started because the father wanted some wine and his sons would not let him have any because they thought he had too much to drink.

"My two sons beat me up," the groom's father. Police arrested the groom, James Pattin, 24, his brother, Richard Pattin, 19, and their father and charged them with domestic assault and battery.
The incident began after a third son of Raymond Pattin hid a wine bottle from him because family members believed the father had too much to drink, the police report said. Enraged about the plot, the father confronted his 16-year-old son. When the teen admitted to taking the wine, Pattin pushed and hit him, the other two brothers told police. The elder Pattin brothers came to the aid of the teen and took the father outside, where the argument escalated into a fight, the police report said. Read the full article here.

Marmosets are crazy small monkey dudes

A rare newborn albino Pygmy Marmoset monkey perches on a zookeeper's thumb at Froso Zoo in Ostersund, Sweden. The Pygmy Marmoset, which lives in the upper Amazon basin in South America, is the world's smallest monkey and reaches 35 cm ( 13.7 inches) in length and weighs up to 3.5 ounces at maturity.

Dude you got javelin stuck in your foot

Track and field line judge Lia Mara Lourenco is helped after a javelin hit her in her foot during 'Brazil Trophy,' a national track and field competition, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
All I have to say about this picture is... oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, that had to hurt! via

Dude makes bag out of floppy disks? Dork?

Wow, this guy is either a complete dork or one of those I'm such a nerd I'm cool guys. I can't really decide how I feel about this thing. When I first saw this stupidity I thought it was pretty awesome. Now I'm looking at it and thinking this guy looks like a complete asshole. Click here to find out how to make one. via

High school football kid, thumbtacks in gloves?

A 15-year-old sophomore football player was arrested for putting thumbtacks in one of his gloves and pricked players from the other team as he shook hands with them after the game.

Layton police said they knew of at least three Davis players who were pricked. The Layton player said he was upset with the Davis team for allegedly putting some sort of chemical on Layton High School's football field, said Layton Police Sgt. James Petrie.

Detectives, however, could not find any damage to the field, he said. There were no incidents during the junior varsity football game. After the game, as the Layton player shook hands with the other team, the opposing players got what was described as pinhole wounds in their hands, Petrie said.

The Davis players took note of the jersey number of the 15-year-old and told their coach. The coaches from the two teams then talked and apparently thought they had taken care of the problem internally, Petrie said. One of the fathers of a Davis player, however, called police. Detectives later interviewed the Layton player.

In addition to the criminal charge, the sophomore was kicked off the football team, an assistant principal at Layton High School said. Article here.

Photoworthy

73 surfers try to surf on one wave, for record

Dozens of South Africa wave riders lined up to break a world record by riding a single wave. Organizers of an event on Sunday that saw 73 surfers -- ages 7 to 67 -- ride the same wave for five seconds say they broke a Guinness Book of Records best of 44 people in Ireland.

More than 1,000 onlookers watched from the beach near Cape Town and videographers documented the stunt, but the results have yet to be officially verified.
The event was a fundraiser for the Shark Spotters, a safety program under which people with binoculars, flags and sirens at two popular beaches near Cape Town warn swimmers of lurking sharks, which are common in the area.

A South African lifeguard last month had his foot bitten off and later amputated in hospital when a shark attacked him during a training exercise off a beach near Cape Town.

Great white sharks are a protected species in South Africa, but they are blamed for many of the country's fatal attacks. The balance of how to keep swimmers safe and protect sharks is a subject of debate. Article here.

If I was this kid, I’d be freaked out of my mind

Dude gets gun pulled on him for TMX Elmo doll

A man called 9-1-1 after, he said, another man threatened his life over an Elmo doll.

Tampa police received the call around 8:00 AM Friday, just as customers were flocking to Target to scoop up the popular TMX Elmo, who slaps its knee, falls over and rolls around laughing when it's tickled.

According to 9-1-1 tapes, Andrew Bell said a man dressed in all black threatened him because he took one of the last dolls. Bell said a few dolls were still on the shelves and several people were running into the story to grab them.
When the man dressed in black didn't get one, Bell said, the man said he would kill him if he ever showed up at the store again. Bell said the man also had a loaded pistol.

No one has been charged in the incident. The dolls, which cost about $35, were unveiled Tuesday. A Fisher-Price spokeswoman said the doll has received unprecedented media coverage consumers had been snatching them up. She said there is no need for panic because more dolls are on the way. Article here.

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Crickets, new finger food for beer drinkers?

Would you like your crickets deep fried and crispy? Peppered and presented in a neat circle on a bed of green leaves? Breeders of crickets say the insects have become "finger food for beer drinkers" in an age of increasing prosperity in Vietnam compared with the recent past when they might have been food for the hungry or for wartime soldiers surviving in the jungle.

Businessman Le Thanh Tung raises hundreds of thousands of the flying insects in barrels and sells them to restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, the Southeast Asian country's largest urban area, or to other breeders in neighboring provinces.

"The taste is very particular, very special and it smells good and tastes delicious but it is very difficult to compare cricket to other meat," said Tung, 28, suggesting that crickets are an acquired taste.

At his small farm and restaurant, a plastic-covered menu with photographs of cricket dishes offers "young crickets deep fried," "cricket salad," "breaded cricket," "cricket noodle" and "peppered cricket." Tung gives his guests six dishes of crickets of various sizes, shapes and colors nestled on long yellow noodles, or battered, or stood on their legs atop a dark-green salad.

Uhhhhh… call me crazy, but someone would have to pay me money be for I would voluntarily eat crickets as a snack. I think I’ll just stick to munching on pretzels and peanuts for my beer snacks. Read the full article here.