300 Pounds Of Weed Found In Abandoned Truck

June 17, 2011 by  
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“Authorities investigating an 18-wheeler abandoned on the side of a Texas road with the engine running discovered about 300 pounds of marijuana inside.”


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Only Armageddon would cause a person to abandon an 18-wheeler full of weed. The deputies shouldn’t be surprised if they find Bigfoot in the vicinity.

And I wouldn’t be surprised if the Sheriff’s dept office is blasting Bob Marley and smoke is wafting out of the windows.

Why do the evil always end up with the good stuff?

Low-Class Criminal Steals Oxtails

June 16, 2011 by  
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“Police in Florida said they arrested a woman accused of trying to smuggle six racks of ribs and two packs of oxtails out of a grocery store in her purse.

Fort Pierce police said a Save-A-Lot manager told them Marie Chester, 40, took the items from the meat department and moved to another aisle before transferring the goods from her cart to her purse, TCPalm.com reported Wednesday.


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Marie Chester took the name of the store a bit too literally, it’s not legal to save a lot of money by shoplifting.

The woman must have had a huge purse to cram six racks of ribs and two packs of oxtails inside it.

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know that Marie Chester isn’t a society lady, only a low-class individual would steal freakin’ oxtails.

Couple Celebrates Their 70-Year Wedding Anniversary

June 15, 2011 by  
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“An Ohio couple celebrating their 70-year wedding anniversary said the secret to their long marriage is simple — ‘love each other.’

Powell and Evelyn Lusk of Hartville, who married June 14, 1941, when he was 19 and she was 13, said they survived losing two children and a grandchild with the strength of their bond, WJW-TV, Cleveland, reported Wednesday.”


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Evelyn was only a child when she got married, and now in her second childhood she’s celebrating her 70-year wedding anniversary.

Powell was a perv for marrying a 13-year-old girl, but I guess it’s all water under the bridge now.

Congrats to the elderly couple!

Giant Ice Bar To Open In New Zealand

June 14, 2011 by  
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“Officials with an upcoming Below Zero bar in New Zealand said the establishment is planned to be the largest ice bar in that region of the world.

Blair Pattinson, general manager of the bar in Queenstown on Searle Lane, said the bar will be primarily made from 36 tons of ice imported from Las Vegas and will be the largest ice bar in New Zealand and Australia, the Otago Daily Times reported Tuesday.”


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My head is spinning, I can’t believe the Below Zero bar in New Zealand imported 36 tons of ice from the Las Vegas instead of Alaska.

An ice bar may not be such a good idea, the patrons may be too cold to drink a chilled bear. They might go across the street to a Starbucks, and have a nice hot cup of coffee.

But then again, once a bar fly has had a couple of drinks he’s impervious to extremes in temperature.

Swarm of Bees Terrorizes New York City

June 14, 2011 by  
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“New York police said they had to divert traffic from a Chinatown street when approximately 15,000 bees swarmed the area.

Police said they closed Mott Street between Bayard and Pell Monday and the road was reopened at about 5 p.m. after a police department beekeeper captured the insects, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.

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The New York City police department has an official beekeeper, you’d think that with all the crime in the Big Apple that New York’s Finest wouldn’t have time to capture bees.

I’m allergic to bee stings, I’d rather try to capture, a mugger than a swarm of bees.

When I think of a swarm of bees I imagine them wreaking havoc in the boonies, it’s amazing to see them causing mischief in New York.

Is ‘The Soft Parade’ The Doors Worse Album?

June 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Music, Top Story

The Soft Parade was released in June of 1969. I picked it up on itunes yesterday. I never owned it back in the day. I`m rebuilding my Doors collection from the ground up, and only need the first one (with Light My Fire) and Waiting For the Sun to complete my collection. I will link for you an original review of The Soft Parade, that appeared in The Rolling Stone, written by Alec Dubro and having a publication date of 8/23/1969.

Soft Parade is The Doors Black Sheep record, and gets the most scathing reviews from the critics, if not the fans. I wonder if we`re still in the same place, in terms of assessing it`s significance (or lack of it) in either The Doors career or even the very history of Rock `N` Roll? One thing I`ll have to note, The Doors invested a lot of time and effort in the record. They spent 11 months recording it (from July 1968-May 1969) at Electra Sound Recorders in Los Angeles, CA.

Brass and strings was a no no in rock at that time. But it was okay for Blood, Sweat and Tears and Chicago Transit Authority (I may be setting a little discussion here about whether brass and strings has a place in rock.) SP sounds good to me today. I love Touch Me, penned by Robby Krieger, the guitar player. I`m not having issues with Soft Parade, for now. Shaman`s Blues, interesting. Runnin` Blue, very inventive! Let`s give it a fresh look, what say you?

Dude Blames Violence On Wolf Scratch

June 10, 2011 by  
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“Authorities in Ohio said a man arrested after behaving violently and growling at sheriff’s deputies blamed his actions on a scratch from a wolf.

Lorain County sheriff’s deputies said Thomas Stroup, 20, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday after they received a call of a very violent male attacking people at the Timber Ridge Campground in Amherst, The Chronicle-Telegram, Elyria, Ohio.


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That’s certainly a novel excuse for violent behavior, but the cops didn’t buy it. Stroup has watched too many werewolf movies, he desperately needs to get in touch with reality. This young punk isn’t a werewolf, he’s a jackass.

The real reason for Stroup’s violent behavior is an all too common one: He was inebriated.

This sorry excuse for a human being should be locked up so he can’t drink alcohol or watch werewolf movies.

Ohio Road Sign Points “NORHT”

June 9, 2011 by  
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“The Ohio Department of Transportation said a road marker alongside Interstate 71 will be replaced due to a misspelling of the word ‘north.’

Department spokeswoman Amanda Lee said the Strongsville sign, which advises motorists headed for Cleveland to take I-71 NORHT, will be taken care of as quickly as possible, The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported Wednesday.


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The Ohio Department of Transportation should leave the sign up, it may convince drivers who’ve had a couple of drinks that they are drunk and need to go straight home.

Maybe Palin is moonlighting as a road worker.

I have a feeling the road sign will be stolen as a souvenir, before transportation workers have a chance to take it down.



Fountain Shut Off To To People Pooping

June 8, 2011 by  
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“Officials in a Connecticut city said they shut off the water to a recently installed $11 million fountain after people defecated and urinated in the fountain.

New London officials said the water was shut off to the whale tail fountain after police and firefighters received numerous reports of people urinating, defecating and bathing in the fountain, The Day, New London, reported Wednesday.

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It only takes one fly to ruin the ointment, and it only takes a couple of yahoos defecating in a fountain to shut it down.


Maybe these clowns are art critics rendering their judgment of this work of art. This isn’t just a functional fountain, its a work of art and it attracts a lot of art lovers.

The culprits should be publicly flogged if they are caught, that’s a performance art that I would really appreciate.

Pooch Rescued From Roof Of House

June 7, 2011 by  
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“Firefighters in New York state said they rescued a dog that spent at least two hours trapped on the roof of a home.”

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I’ve  heard of firefighters rescuing cats who are too scared to climb down from a tall tree, but this is ridiculous.

I would be ashamed to own a pooch was was shaking in fear, trapped on the roof of my home. I don’t want a canine who acts like a pussy … cat.

All’s well that ends well, the pooch is doing fine and I don’t think he will ever again get on top of the roof.

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