Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Be afraid, be very afraid.

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The NIT is sure exciting to watch...

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Dude puts his pee in teacher's coffee pot

An eighth-grader faces expulsion after admitting he put urine in a teacher's coffee pot, officials said. The Wilson Middle School teacher noticed that the coffee had an unusual odor Friday and reported it to the principal, Muncie Community Schools officials said. A student who overheard classmates discussing it also reported the incident to officials.

Urine was found in the locker of the eighth-grade boy, who admitted to putting some in the coffee, authorities said. The eighth-grader has been suspended pending a recommendation for expulsion, said Assistant Superintendent Steve Edwards. Article here.

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Director from 'I Heart Huckabees' flips sh*t on actress

(jump to 1:09)
(my favorite scene from the real movie)

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'Holy crap, my uncle flipped his viper.'

Via: http://jalopnik.com, here's the story: My uncle has been bugging the hell out of me to help him find a red Viper. We end up finding him a nice 04 with only 3K miles on it. Perfect shape and not a scratch or mark on it! He brought it by Friday afternoon to show it off to me. 24 hours later I'm having dinner with my wife and my cell phone keeps ringing. Pissed off, I finally pull it out of my pocket and it's his boss/friend telling me that I needed to rush to the hospital and my uncle just flipped his new Viper. He's going to be fine, but his passenger / brother in law got ejected (for some reason he didn't put his seatbelt on and he's got broken bones all over including his pelvis. Also, there's tire marks all over his jacket as if the car ran over him after he got thrown out).

My uncle told me he just pulled out of his neighborhood and knew the car was cold so he wasn't getting on it at all. Plus, he lives right where it happened and knows there's a stop sign just up the road. So, speed really didn't have much to do with this. He says he just went into second, barely rolling along at about 30-40 mph and he hears a LOUD bang or pop! His first instinct was that he got rearended somehow, said that's what it felt like. The next thing he knows, the steering is gone and the car veers off the road, across a driveway and then BAM, he's upside down, stuck in the mud! Source.

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New movie preview, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End'

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Clever 'quit smoking' advertisement / campaign

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Hooters is now open in Isreal?

Hooters -- the restaurant chain known for its scantily clad servers and its spicy chicken wings -- is headed to Israel.

Atlanta-based Hooters of America said in a statement Tuesday that it has reached a franchise deal with Ilana and Ofer Ahiraz to open the first Hooters Restaurant this year in Israel, with more locations to follow.
There are more than 430 Hooters Restaurants in the United States and 23 other countries, including China, Australia, Switzerland and Brazil. The chain plans to expand during the next two years to Columbia, Dubai, Guam, New Zealand and India. The chain said international expansion is a key focus for the company. Article here.

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Interesting unofficial 'political campaign ad' mash-up

If you haven't seen this video already, it's making some pretty big waves in the political blogsphere... It's an Obama AD, but a mashup of the famous Apple 1984 Super Bowl AD. What's interesting to think about is with the advent of YouTube, now anyone can create their own political campaign commercials.

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Dude sits in first class with dead woman on airline flight

A passenger in first class woke up to a shock when he found himself sitting near a corpse on a British Airways flight, British newspapers reported on Monday.

Paul Trinder, 54, said cabin crew moved the body of the elderly woman from the economy section where she had died after take-off.

"The corpse was strapped into the seat but because of turbulence it kept slipping down on to the floor," Trinder, a businessman, was quoted as saying. "It was horrific. The body had to be wedged in place with lots of pillows."

The woman's daughter was also upgraded and spent the rest of the nine-hour flight from Delhi to London grieving next to her dead mother, the Sun reported.
British Airways has apologized for any distress suffered, according to the reports. Article here.

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