Monday, December 11, 2006

Talent? I'm sure mom and dad are proud, ;)

Let's just say this cop is having a bad day...

(note: the sound starts at about 27 seconds into the video)

Woman kills boyfriend then serves him for dinner?

A court in the Russian has passed an 11-year sentence to a woman who killed her boyfriend with an axe and then cooked him in a variety of dishes which she fed to her guests at a New Year party.

The Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reports that the incident took place in the small town of Sterlitamak. The 44-year old woman suspected her boyfriend, who was younger than her, of unfaithfulness and in a heated row grabbed an axe and hacked him to death.

Then, the woman flayed and dismembered the body. She threw away the head and used the rest to cook a New Year dinner. She minced some meat and used in meatballs and dumplings and also made jellied meat with hands and feet — she later bartered that dish for liquor with neighbors.

When the guests arrived, the woman treated them to everything she cooked — meatballs, dumplings, soup and liver sausage. The people did not know they were eating human flesh, only one guest noticed that the meat was unusually sweet, but he was told that this was because it was very fresh.

When the party was coming to an end, one of the guests looked into the fridge and found a severed human hand there. He called the police and the murderer confessed during the first questioning. Article here.

Some rather 'creepy' things reported here...

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Dude gets DUI as float driver in a parade? WTF?

A man driving a float in a Christmas parade has been charged with drunk driving after he passed another float then sped down Main Street, police say.

When officers caught up to 42-year-old David Allen Rodgers, he had an open container of alcohol in the truck he used to haul the children and adults on the float for the Steppin' Out Dance Studio, Anderson Police spokeswoman Linda Dudley said.

Witnesses said Rodgers was driving in line in Sunday's parade when he pulled out to pass a tractor in the float. Rodgers sped down Main Street and ran a red light, while a witness on the float called 911 on a cell phone, police said.

Officers started chasing Rodgers, who didn't stop for three miles. Once he pulled over, he tried to attack an officer, Dudley said.

Rodgers, whose child was on the float, faces more than three dozen charges, including DUI, 18 counts of kidnapping and assaulting an officer, authorities said. Article here.

Dude, there's free Doritos on the beach?

A cargo container that apparently fell from a ship washed up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina today and spilled thousands of bags of Doritos brand tortilla chips on the beach. Scavengers collected the chips, which were apparently still fresh due to their airtight packaging. It was unknown which ship had lost the cargo or to what port it was bound.

Photoworthy (Discovery Space Launch)

Dude gets stuck in chimney? It's not Santa...

A man who was locked out of his house in this Denver suburb tried to get in by sliding down the chimney early Friday, but he got stuck and had to be rescued, authorities said.

The man, whose name wasn't released, fell about 12 feet down the shaft. Authorities said he was hurt but did not elaborate on the nature and extent of his injuries.

He convinced authorities it was his home, and there was no evidence he was breaking in, city spokeswoman Jennifer Galli said. Police were present but made no arrests. Firefighters rescued the man by lowering a ladder into the chimney and lifting him to safety, Galli said.

Emergency workers were summoned at about 3:20 a.m., but it wasn't clear who called them. Article here.

Dude can 'stack dice' ? This takes talent...

You're right kid, Santa Clause is one scary dude

29-year-old teacher has relationship with 17-year-old

High school teacher Carrie McCandless carried on a romance with a 17-year-old student, which included the exchange of 76 text messages in a single day, according to her arrest affidavit.

The teacher also supplied the students she was chaperoning on a late-October field trip with alcohol and "did everything except have sex" with the male student during the outing, the affidavit said.

McCandless' behavior during that weekend ultimately led to felony charges against her of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust and contributing to the delinquency of a minor by providing at least one student with alcohol.
The 29-year-old was fired from the Brighton Charter High School where her husband, Chris McCandless, is principal.

The boy has told police that he started calling and text messaging McCandless in early October, when they started planning the trip and were "very excited."
In one exchange, the boy wrote that he was cold, and she responded, "Just pretend you're here sweating with me."

On the afternoon before the school trip to Estes Park, McCandless and the boy "made out" in a car outside a Sam's Club for about 45 minutes, he told police. Article here.

Discovering a 'hidden' talent for the first time…

Damn, this is one huge poster of Madonna

HAMBURG, Germany -- A worker hangs in front of a huge poster with the image of the singer Madonna in Hamburg, northern Germany. The 4,085 square foot poster was the largest Madonna poster in the world, according to the fashion company H&M. Europe's largest fashion retailer has once again sealed a deal to create a fashion line with Madonna, the company said.

Movie Review, Mel Gibson's: Apocalypto

Judging from the reviews, some members of the audience for Mel Gibson's Apocalypto, which touches on the downfall of the Maya civilization, may find themselves watching the movie the way they watch a horror flick -- between the middle and ring fingers of their right hand. "Viewers who share this director's apparently limitless appetite for gore will not be disappointed, since not much else in the way of bodily torment has been left to the imagination," writes A.O. Scott in the New York Times.
Nevertheless, he concludes that the movie is "all in all, a pretty good show." Similarly Lou Lumenick in the New York Post describes Apocalypto as "well-made but gratuitously violent." Steve Murray in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that it's really quite a shame that so much violence is packed into the film. "There's no denying Gibson's talent behind the camera. He knows what he's doing, and does it with tremendous skill and conviction," he writes. "But the highly accomplished filmmaking makes you wish all the more that he would focus his talent on a film that didn't combine such simplistic storytelling with such elaborate orchestrations of bodily mutilation." Source.