Saturday, October 25, 2008
TSA security at Washington’s Pasco Airport made Lona Dunlap give up her crutches, take off her ankle brace, and stand on each foot in order to prove she wasn’t smuggling weapons or explosives onto an airplane. Now her sprained ankle is a fractured ankle (in two places). The TSA website claims that you don’t have to take off your braces or prosthetics to be searched, but apparently Pasco didn’t get the memo. On the TSA website it says, "security officers will not ask nor require you to remove your prosthetic device, cast, or support brace."
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I'm hanging out at the wrong bars. It seems another Illinois bartender has been charged with bartending bare naked. Alton police charged Jamie E. Day, 24, with lewd entertainment following her arrest at 2:40 p.m. Friday at the Pub Room.
Someone called police to complain about the woman, who "was observed totally nude while tending bar". The Pub Room has been the subject of several complaints of nudity in recent months and years.
On Dec. 23, 2005, two scantily clad women employees and a female customer were charged with public indecency after allegedly showing their breasts.
Thank God the police are not only keeping our streets safe but also the bars and pubs. See the video below for much more about what bartender Jamie Day was up to, if you dare.
Five athletes from the women's biathlon team posed for the calendar, entitled Bold Beautiful Biathlon, which is being sold online for $25 Canadian including shipping. They’re hoping to sell all 5,000 copies and raise $80,000.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I bet you think the fans in your city were tough.
Supporters of the Stockholm-based AIK hockey team scored an unusual hat trick of heckling on Tuesday night featuring dildos, profane banners, and a giant inflatable penis.
The taunts were directed at Jan Huokko, a stocky defenceman with the Leksand hockey club in Sweden’s second-tier professional hockey league, and a former player with AIK.
But back in June, Huokko’s reputation for “scoring” took on a different twist when a sexually-charged video clip featuring the 34-year-old blueliner and his girlfriend ended up on the internet.
Wonder what Don Cherry would have to say about this?
he Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.
According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.
The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.
Having trouble with your rebellious teenage kid? Maybe discipline and punishments don’t work, but according to this one mom, cigarettes work wonders:
Teenager Sam Holt’s behaviour would leave most parents in despair - drinking, smoking, taking drugs and having sex. But the 13-year-old’s mother thinks it is ’sweet’ rather than shocking.
Tracy Holt even rewards her daughter with cigarettes on the rare occasions when she does behave.
Miss Holt, 43, knows Sam drinks but is just relieved that it’s not more than a couple of cans of lager a night. And she decided not to get angry about her daughter losing her virginity at 12, instead insisting that Sam uses contraception.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
UPDATE: Miss Louisiana Teen USA, is about a pound lighter, because she just lost her crown. She only had 10 days left on her reign. But pageant officials didn't have the patience to wait. Miss Nevada you have some good company.
That seems so long ago now. Stephen Harper has adopted the former Liberal model and resisted his own right wing tendencies. There is no talk of tightening up abortion laws, same sex marriage laws, or introducing private health care delivery or even dumping the gun registry. The Conservatives have settled into the political centre and are quite comfy.
Meanwhile the Liberals either my design or accident selected Stephane Dion as their leader. Dion is an intellectual with an interest in unity and the environment - 2 issues that immediately alienates the West and Quebec. He introduces a complex carbon tax proposal as the central theme of his election platform that the public doesn't understand. The carbon tax includes a socioeconomic provision to redistribute wealth that is lost on everyone but the most serious policy wonks.
Let's see if next spring the Liberals can dig themselves out of this hole and re-brand themselves. It's a big job.
According to the opinion of an unnamed owner (these silly stories always come from unnamed sources), if Jim Balsillie were to bail out the Nashville Predator franchise, the NHL would be so grateful that they would give Mr. Blackberry his own little franchise in Toronto to play with. That will happen about the same time peace breaks out in the Middle East, all four Beatles reunite Elizabeth May becomes Prime Minister of Canada.
For one thing, the NHL already has an expansion franchise in Toronto – have you seen the Maple Leaf lineup lately? But seriously, the NHL has thwarted every move by Jim Balsillie to acquire a franchise so he would be the absolute last person they would approach to help the league. Despite what fans on the call in shows might believe, the Toronto Maple Leafs are not interested in any local NHL competition. Sure the Leafs would still sell out, but a second team would cut in on their share of TV revenue and licensing fees in southern Ontario. But forget about the Leafs, they would survive. But another team in southern Ontario would kill the Sabres. Why bother lining up at the border for an hour to see the Sabres when you can just head over to Toronto/Hamilton/Waterloo to see NHL hockey.
Hey maybe John, Paul, George and Ringo can launch that reunion tour at the opening game of the Ontario Predators!
Monday, October 20, 2008
She took a teenager's ball and wouldn't give it back. Now 88-year-old Edna Jester from Blue Ash is facing charges.
"I said go ahead and arrest me. Handcuff me if you'd like, because I said I'm not guilty of anything," said Jester. Thursday, Blue Ash Police arrested Jester for petty theft after taking her teenage neighbor's football that was in her yard.Kelly Tanis has five children and says Jester has taken balls from her children before. So she called the police.
Blue Ash Police say they didn't want to arrest Jester. Instead, they just wanted her to give the ball back.
Jester says that wasn't going to happen.Jester was offered a chance by police to sign a ticket promising to appear in court, but she refused. Right or wrong, she is due in court Nov. 12.
For those of you who don't know, this is the flagship store of the now defunct Sam the Record Man, which has been an iconic Toronto landmark since 1961.
The company declared bankruptcy in 2001, closing most of its locations across Canada. The flagship store remained open until last summer, when the lights went out for good.
The building is slated to become the student centre of the neighbouring Ryerson University, and they were allowed to acquire the building on the condition that they refurbish and reinstall the sign once construction is completed.
The sign, in its original context, was lit up one last time as part of Nuit Blanche 2008.
The front is now being dismantled for the time being.
...and I couldn't be happier. You have to be thrilled that the perennial doormats, the Tampa Bay Rays, have made it it to the World Series. And what makes this win special is that they beat the current World Champions, the Boston Red Sox. Boston is your classic arrogant, big moneyed team and I love to cheer for the underdog.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Police say a Michigan man has been arrested after "receiving sexual favors from a vacuum" at a car wash. Hey I know this type of thing goes on all the time behind closed doors. But you cross the line when you use a public vacuum. Stick to your own personal Hoover.
Last Thursday, at around 6:45 in the morning, the police received a call about some suspicious nasty shit going down at a car wash in Thomas Township, Michigan. An officer approached on foot and caught the man in the act.The suspect, whose name wasn't immediately released, is being held in the Saginaw County Jail.