Monday, November 06, 2006

This baby's laugh will make you laugh

Promiscuous woman have healthier babies?

Promiscuous females are more likely to give birth to healthier babies than their monogamous sisters, Australian researchers into free love among the country's furry fauna have said.

Scientists at the Australian National University said they had proven for the first time that frequent sex with multiple partners increased the survival rate of offspring in an animal species.

The team's reproductive revelation comes after two years spent probing the sex life of the brown antechinus, a small mouse-sized carnivorous marsupial found in forests in southeastern Australia, which is related to the Tasmanian Devil.

Team leader Diana Fisher said there were many theories for why some female animals had multiple sex partners-- "whether it's trading sex for food and protection, dealing with infertile males or avoiding the negative effects of inbreeding in species that can't recognise their relatives". Article here.

Don't yell, he's really sorry for what he did.

Dude shoots his neighbor with bow & arrow?

Jury selection was to begin Monday for the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a neighborhood visitor through the chest with a razor-tipped deer hunting arrow.

Thomas Sirico, 35, fired the 3-foot arrow at Juan Carlos Munoz, a 27-year-old father of three boys, during a brief argument in January, Suffolk County prosecutors said. Before aiming his powerful $1,200 compound bow, Sirico yelled at Munoz from across the street, "Do you want trouble?" witnesses told police.

Munoz, who was visiting friends in Sirico's Mastic neighborhood, pulled out the aluminum arrow, which was sticking through his back, before stumbling around and collapsing into the street, witnesses said. He died at a hospital; an autopsy showed the arrow struck near his heart, cutting off blood flow.

Sirico ran off but was captured later by state police in Westhampton Beach, about 15 miles away, prosecutors said. Sirico has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder and has been held without bail. His attorney, Eric Naiburg, said there were "serious questions about whether or not this was intentional." Article here.

Notice the custom illustration for this sign?

Woman crashes into pond while on cell phone

A woman was arguing with her boyfriend on her cell phone while driving her car and ended up in a pond.

Noel Methot, 24, was driving about 50 down Palmer, allegedly arguing with her boyfriend on her cell phone. That was all distraction enough for her not to notice the road ended, the sign for Lake Haven or the actual lake.

"I was just shocked, because she almost hit my dog," said Rebecca Rementer.
Rementer and other witnesses said it was a miracle no one was run over, pet or otherwise, in Lake Haven Park, where dog walkers were everywhere.

The car was airborne for 20 or 30 feet as it plunged down an embankment.

After the mishap, Methot got out of her car and tried to run, afraid she was in a lot of trouble. "She was scared and shaking, and she was trying to leave because she thought they were going to take her baby away," said eyewitness Sue Lippins, who also pointed out the woman's child was not with her.

Methot is in some trouble, but police said her injuries will be the worst of it, and those only constituted bumps and bruise, enough to be transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center.

Police have not decided what to ticket Methot for, but probably inattentive driving and possibly speeding. For those who witnessed it, the cell phone seemed to anger them most.
Article here.

This dude can do a trick with his eyeball...

New Movie Review: "Borat"

No critic would call the humor in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan inoffensive. In fact, most suggest that there's something in the film that will offend just about everyone. Especially those innocents who were set up by Sacha Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, to appear in the film.

"They wind up confused and stammering, often unmasked as boorish, bigoted or, at the very least, not so bright," writes Bob Townsend in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.However, he adds, "Be warned: Viewers of Borat are made to feel almost as uncomfortable. ... He makes us squirm until we laugh and laugh until we squirm, holding up a mirror to our darkest fears and prejudices."

Lou Lumenick of the New York Post is certainly not averse to squirming. "I can't wait to see Borat, which has twice as many laughs as all of this year's other movie comedies combined, for a fourth time," he writes. That's his opening line. His closing one: "This is the finest and most thoughtful comedy released so far this century."
Clearly, the powers-that-be in Kazakhstan are not going to be happy with the reviews of this movie. "That the government of Kazakhstan has taken umbrage over Borat is just the icing on the cupcake of a pretty good joke. What makes the film lift off into the ether, though, is Baron Cohen's skills as a master ironist and physical comedian," comments Ty Burr in the Boston Globe.

In his review in the Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern wonders whether all the pre-release publicity the film has received will result in it becoming a monster hit. "Probably so, though who knows?" he writes. "We've become a society that dotes on outrageousness, but also processes it into media Velveeta." And Manohla Dargis in the New York Times suggests that Cohen's outrageousness is the real stuff: "The brilliance of Borat is that its comedy is as pitiless as its social satire, and as brainy," she writes. Source.

Chuck Norris deployed in Iraq, it is estimated that the war will be over in 24 hours :)

Dude tries to get revenge on girlfriend with porn?

A man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending child pornography over the Internet in an apparent attempt to get revenge on a girlfriend who jilted him.

Antonio Perez III, of Harker Heights, pleaded guilty to one charge of transporting child pornography.

Perez, 21, was arrested after officers acting on a tip received by Los Angeles police searched his home and found computer equipment with images of a 2-year-old child being sexually assaulted by his mother.

Perez could face between five and 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and as much as five years probation when Smith sentences him Dec. 20.

According to court testimony Thursday, a California woman who used to live with Perez in Texas sent him an online video earlier this year showing her performing sex acts on her son.

Perez, angry with the woman, forwarded the video to a 15-year-old female relative of the woman, federal prosecutors testified. That relative contacted California authorities.

When authorities searched his home, Perez told them he sent the video to get the woman in trouble because he was mad she moved out, prosecutors said.
Perez also told investigators the woman engaged in sex acts with the child when she was living with him. It was unclear Thursday whether the unnamed woman faced charges in the case. Article here.

Why grandma shouldn't sky dive:

Gym calls police on 'grunting' weightlifter

You could forgive a guy for grunting while lifting 500 pounds -- unless you're the owners of a place called Planet Fitness. It turns out that grunting isn't allowed in their universe.

Corrections officer Albert Argibay learned that the hard way this week. He was hoisting 500 pounds on a machine at the Wappingers Falls, N.Y., gym when the manager said he grunted -- in violation of the Planet Fitness rules.

Argibay said whether or not he grunted is "open to interpretation." What's crystal clear is that police were called to escort him out after the manager came over and there was an argument.

The gym said they don't allow grunting because it conflicts with the non-intimidating atmosphere they strive for. Article here.