Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Which one is not like the other? Can you see it?

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It's an exact science, really.

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NYC bride sues florist, saying $27K wedding flowers were wrong color

The wedding was lovely, except for the flowers: They were the wrong color. So says the bride, Elana Glatt, who was so upset that she sued the florist and alleged breach of contract.

She says Posy Floral Design in Manhattan substituted pastel pink and green hydrangeas for the dark rust and green ones she had specified for 22 centerpieces.

Not only that, she alleges that the hydrangeas were wilted and brown, and arranged in dusty vases without enough water. The flowers cost $27,435.14. The lawsuit asks for more than $400,000 in restitution and damages. » Full article here

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Wow, 'Einstein the Bird' is pretty talented!

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Volunteer firefighter accused of paying friends to set fires

Officials grew suspicious of Donald C. Magner, 18, because of his "quick response" to the fire scenes. "He had paid less than $100 to have these three fires set," says a sheriff's captain. » Article here

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Achmed The Dead Terrorist (it’s comedy, and nothing more than that)

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Dude texting while driving hits freight train

When Robert Gillespie looked up from his text message, he saw a freight train. Eugene police say Gillespie's car crashed into the side of the Union Pacific freight train about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

When officers arrived, they found him alert and talking, but trapped in the car. They learned about the cell phone and text message as they worked to rescue him. Gillespie, who had turned 38 the day before, was charged with drunken driving and careless driving, police spokeswoman Kerry Delf said. His injuries were described as not life threatening, and no members of the train crew were hurt. » Article here

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Someone help him, he's stuck.

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Dude in for DUI caught drinking on courthouse lawn.

A man who was out on bail following a drunken driving arrest is back behind bars after he was caught drinking a 12-pack of beer on the Douglas County Courthouse lawn. Martin Ruiz asked the judge to release him on his own recognizance, promising not to drink another beer or drive.

But Judge Michael Gibbons set his bail at $100,000 on Monday, saying he was surprised Ruiz was released on recognizance the first time. » Article here

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Dude plays 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on guitar.

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Not your normal men's bathroom.

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Father of 67 kids wants to marry his 9th wife

With eight wives and 67 children, Shahadeh Abu Arrar has given new meaning to the term "family man." Abu Arrar, 58, is a member of Israel's impoverished Bedouin Arab community. But even in a traditional society where men commonly have several wives and many children, Abu Arrar is exceptional.

"I'm thinking about a new wife, No. 9," he told the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot in a recent interview. "There are many women who wish to marry me and there is no lack of women. I never had a problem with such things." » Full article here

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