Monday, September 17, 2007

Judges punishment = forced to listen to Barry Manilow

A Colorado judge has sentenced people busted for noise pollution to one hour of listening to unpopular or unusual music. Mostly young adult offenders were kept in a room and made to listen to Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You, Karen Carpenter and Barry Manilow with the volume up loud.

Most offenders, who were not allowed to eat, drink, read or sleep, found the punishment funny at first. But then the boredom set in. "At about 20 minutes into it, I was trying not to fall a sleep," offender Luis Cano said.

Judge Paul Sacco, who carries out the punishment about four times per year, said the sentenced fit the crime. "When you have a person playing rap at extreme volumes all over the city, and they have to sit down and listen for an hour to Barry Manilow, its horrible punishment," he said.

Judge Sacco said his love for music and helping youth inspired the unusual sentence. "It's a punishment but it doesn't hurt as bad as jail or (paying) a lot of money," he said. » Article here

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Happy time (does not equal) Calculus.

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A message for Barry Bonds.

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Woman sues repairman after drinking battery acid

Patricia Gabrysiak needed a new sump pump, but she wound up taking a trip to the hospital. In January, an installer left the pump and some supplies in the basement of her home in southwest suburban Frankfort. He also left three liquid-filled containers: a gallon water jug, a liter water container and a bottle with a ginger ale label, according to a lawsuit filed in Will County Circuit Court.

Gabrysiak took a drink from one of the containers, discovering too late that it was filled with battery acid, according to the lawsuit. She was taken by ambulance to a hospital with severe burns, a family member said in a brief phone interview. Gabrysiak said she had been advised by her attorney not to comment. Her attorney did not return calls. She is suing the repairman. » Full article here

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Free ride? WTF?

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A.K.A. the Freshman dorms.

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Geew. More than 100 snakes found in beach warehouse on fire.

Firefighters responding to a beach warehouse found more than a blaze. There were more than 100 snakes in the building.

Some of the boa constrictors found early Sunday morning were eight feet long. Pythons were between 12 and 17 feet long. One weighed as much as 200 pounds.

No people were injured in the fire, but several small snakes were killed. The owner of the snakes said he sells the animals to retailers. It's believed wires sparked causing the fire. » Article here

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Seriously, someone should help him with the hose.

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Actor nearly chokes to death on camera (after pretending to choke)

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Citizens are attacking & killing cops in South Florida

Lt. Greg Lees was supervising his Broward County Sheriff’s SWAT squad as they practiced hostage-rescue drills in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., on Thursday morning when the call came in. “Had he heard the news?” asked a tactical officer from nearby Palm Beach County. Four Miami-Dade County police officers had been shot and one was likely dead. An AK-47-wielding gunman had unleashed a fusillade of bullets on officers after they stopped his car, striking and killing 37-year-old Miami-Dade officer Jose Somohano. Then, less than 15 minutes later, a second call came in, this time from Lees’s command post. “They were requesting assistance,” Lees recalled in an interview with NEWSWEEK. He was filled with “dread, the bad feeling, the knot in your stomach, the ‘Oh Christ, not again’ thing’.”

Cops in South Florida may be feeling besieged. Just last month, a Broward County sheriff’s deputy was shot and critically injured by a man he pulled over in a traffic stop. Then, days later, another Broward deputy was murdered late at night in a Walgreen’s parking lot by someone who fled in a vehicle and remains on the loose. And now this. “We’ve just been really beat up down here,” said Lees. » Article here

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Hmm, that doesn't look like daddy.

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Madonna & Britney Spears targeted by Palestinian terrorists, threatened to cut their heads off unless they convert to Islam

Madonna and Britney Spears have been targeted as the spreaders of "Satanic culture." The aggressive comments were launched by spokesman and senior leader of Palestinian terror group the Popular Resistance Committees, a group based in the Gaza Strip and responsible for the increase in shootings and bombings in the region.

Muhammad Abdel-Al is quoted in new book Schmoozing With Terrorists: From Hollywood To the Holy Land Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans--To A Jew! attacks the two pop stars, labelling them "prostitutes."

Abdel-Al rants, "If I meet these whores I will have the honor--I repeat, I will have the honor--to be the first one to cut the heads off Madonna and Britney Spears if they will keep spreading their Satanic culture against Islam."

He continued, "If these two prostitutes keep doing what they are doing, we of course will punish them." The comments have been made just as Madonna and husband Guy Ritchie prepare to celebrate the Jewish New Year with 2,000 Kabbalah followers in Israel. » Article here

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Teen drops the 'f-bomb' on Jeopardy.

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'Iron Penis' show (WTF?, this is safe for work)

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Dude wakes up in the middle of "his own" autopsy

A man who had been declared dead woke up in the morgue in excruciating pain after medical examiners began their autopsy. Carlos Camejo, 33, was declared dead after a highway accident and taken to the morgue, where examiners began an autopsy only to realize something was amiss when he started bleeding. They quickly sought to stitch up the incision on his face.

"I woke up because the pain was unbearable," Camejo said, according to a report on Friday in leading local newspaper El Universal. His grieving wife turned up at the morgue to identify her husband's body only to find him moved into a corridor -- and alive.

Reuters could not immediately reach hospital officials to confirm the events. But Camejo showed the newspaper his facial scar and a document ordering the autopsy. » Article here

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Asshole? ;)

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