Monday, March 19, 2007

Please, make yourself at home.

(notice how he even has a bottled water next to him, WTF!?)


Eighth-grader finds dead mouse in bag of BBQ chips

A Middle School student discovered a dead mouse in a bag of barbecue-flavored potato chips Wednesday, prompting the school district to halt all chip sales and Frito-Lay to investigate.

School officials do not suspect a prank, said District 38 spokeswoman Donna Wood. “He was pale and lost his appetite,” Wood said about the boy, an eighth-grader.

He told an assistant principal that he opened the bag and noticed a tail. He found the mouse before eating any chips. He bought the chips in the lunch line, and the assistant principal was standing nearby on lunch duty when the incident happened.

Lewis-Palmer has pulled all chips from its vending machines and shelves until it learns what happened, Wood said. The district sent e-mails to school administrators and parents about the mouse. Frito-Lay, based in Plano, Texas, was contacted by Lewis-Palmer and is looking into the incident, said spokeswoman Aurora Gonzalez. Article here.


Hmm... something is wrong with this picture.


Dude attaches knife to car, drifts in car, cuts cucumber


Dude urinates in 'vomit bag' during middle of flight

SkyWest Airlines apologized to a passenger who said he wasn't allowed to use the restroom during a one-hour flight and ended up urinating in an air-sickness bag.

James Whipple said he had two "really big beers" at the Boise, Idaho airport. While on a flight to Salt Lake City, he drank a soft drink. He then wanted to use the cabin restroom. The captain had declared it off-limits during the short flight because a light wasn't working. Whipple said he had used the cabin restroom before the plane departed but had to go again and finally reached for the air-sickness bag.

No other passengers noticed Whipple using the bag, but a flight attendant asked him about it and told the captain, who called airport police. "It was like I had no choice," Whipple told The Salt Lake Tribune, which posted the story on its Web site Friday. "I started to urinate on myself. So, thinking the way I thought, I grabbed one of those vomit bags."

"I didn't think I did anything wrong. I could have relieved myself all over my pants. It was almost like that was what she preferred me to do," he said. The airline sent him a letter of apology and a flight voucher, SkyWest spokeswoman Sabrena Suite-Mangum said Friday. Article here.


…because chugging 1 beer is not enough


Goalie scores goal from 100 yards away


18-year-old has affair with teacher, shot dead by husband

A teenager who had sex with his married 30-year-old teacher was fatally shot outside the woman's home, and authorities have charged the woman's husband.

McLean's wife, Erin, had completed half of a one-year teaching internship at West High School, where she met 18-year-old Sean Powell last fall. Powell's mother, who gave him up for adoption a dozen years ago but re-established contact in 2005, said her son acknowledged having an affair with a teacher.

"He wouldn't let me answer my cell phone," Debra Flynn recalled. "I said, 'Why?' He said, 'Well, Mom, I'm going out with this girl.' I said, 'So what?' He said, 'She is a counselor at school.' I said, 'Oh, my God, Sean.' "

Flynn, whose son sometimes stayed at her home in Nashville, said she later found text messages on her phone. "Come home. Baby, I love you. You are beautiful," they said. She believes Erin McLean preyed on her son. Article here.


Judgement day is here...


Dude pulled on ironing board = accident


Girl who hiccuped for five weeks, they're back again!

After a break of just a couple of weeks, a 15-year-old Florida girl who hiccuped her way through part of January and all of February is doing it again.

Jennifer Mee began hiccuping again Thursday morning after a nose bleed. It was only her second day back at school since her first bout of hiccups stopped Feb. 28.

During the earlier bout, Mee hiccuped close to 50 times each waking minute for more than five weeks. Her mother said she's at her wit's end.

During her first bout of hiccups, Mee saw an infectious disease specialist, a neurologist, a chiropractor, a hypnotist and an acupuncturist. She tried everything from all the old remedies to a patented device that's supposed to stop hiccups. Article here.


You know you're having a bad day when...


4 minute unedited fight sequence = pretty cool

The director calls this "the most dangerous long take scene ever." A 4 minute stedicam shot featuring a variety of martial arts. The crew spent over 1 month preparing and choreographing before they were able to get a perfect shot. When it came time to shoot, they could only do 2 takes per day because of the set repairing and prop replacement that needed to be done. It took 5 takes to get it right.


3 Jeopardy contestants declared winners, 3-way tie.

The answer is: Something that's never happened before on "Jeopardy!" The question is: What is a three-way tie, Alex? The three contestants on the venerable game show all finished with $16,000 each in the episode that aired Friday.
All three correctly responded in the category, "Women of the 1930s." They identified Bonnie Parker of the famed Bonnie and Clyde crime duo as a woman who, as a waitress, once served one of the men who shot her.

Host Alex Trebek remarked that in 23 years, he's "never seen anything like this before." The three contestants, Jamey Kirby, Anders Martinson and Scott Weiss, were all declared champions and taped a rematch that will air Monday. Article here.