Saturday, April 18, 2009

Teacher Resigns Over Gay Club Field Trip

So you're a teacher who takes four high school cheerleaders on a field trip to a gay male strip club that serves them alcohol, and suddenly you're fired? It just doesn't seem fair.

Lori Epperson, who taught at Edgewood High School in Trenton, said that while she did take the young women to Club Masque in Dayton, she had received permission from all their parents. One of the students is her daughter.

The women drank at the club and became intoxicated. Epperson said that was the result of their encounter with an acquaintance at the club who bought them shots of liquor and cosmopolitans.

All the cheerleaders are seniors at the high school and were all 17 or 18 years old. The club’s website says that patrons must be 18 to enter, and 21 to drink.

Being a cheerleading coach at a high school must be a tough hob. There must be a lot of rules. For instance, if you are hot and pose nude in Playboy, you will get fired. That happened to Carlie Christine who used to the the cheerleading coach at Casa Robles High School.

Indian politicians demand protection from flying shoes

Maoist rebels have attacked polling stations and destroyed voting machines, Islamist militants have called for an electoral boycott, but politicians on India's campaign trail are more concerned by another threat during India's month-long general election.

Candidates have requested metal nets and extra security to protect them from shoe-hurling protesters, after footwear has emerged as the weapon of choice for disgruntled voters.

Yesterday, Lal Krishna Advani, the Bharatiya Janata party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, became the latest target for bombardment. The missile – a wooden slipper of the type usually worn by Hindu priests and religious leaders – was thrown by an angry party worker at a meeting in the central state of Madhya Pradesh. It missed by some way but the incident was the third shoe-throwing incident in 10 days and has prompted the authorities to step up protection further.

Authorities in Gujarat built a special safety net to keep shoes out as Narenda Modi, chief minister of the BJP-ruled state, began his speech at a rally this week.

Man sues police for making him walk home in polar bear pyjamas

A Cincinnati-area man is suing two suburban police departments, saying he was falsely arrested and then humiliated when he had to walk through his neighbourhood in pyjamas with polar bears on them.

In a suit filed on Wednesday in Hamilton County, 62-year-old James Williams says he was getting a document from his pickup truck in his driveway when he was arrested and forced to the ground.

The former firefighter says he was an innocent bystander in the investigation of a man who had crashed his car nearby. The lawsuit says Williams was taken to a gas station where a man had stolen gasoline and that he was held in a police cruiser for about 20 minutes.

Williams says he had to walk home in his pyjamas when he was released. He's asking at least $125,000 from the departments and officers involved.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Fashion Disaster - Lady Gaga Special Edition

I'm sorry but she looks like such a skank!

I hate protesters with bad spelling

Mom spends $15,000 on surgery to look like daughter

A 50-year-old British woman has spent thousands on plastic surgery - to become the spitting image of her daughter.

The former size 14 redhead has overhauled herself with diet, surgery and blonde hair extensions to bridge the 22-year age gap.

Pictures of Janet Cunliffe and daughter Jane, published in Britain's Daily Mail, show they are now virtually identical - though Jane is taller.

And Janet has told the paper she is now the centre of attention after years feeling "like an old bag".

"It might sound barmy that I had cosmetic surgery to look like my daughter, but she's gorgeous," she said.

"Now instead of mum and daughter we look more like twins."

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brother stabbed over a can of pork and beens

Two brothers who had been drinking all day got into an argument when they got ready to fix supper and one stabbed the other over a can of pork and beans, Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies said.

Deputies said Willie Casst, 54, and his brother, Agusta Wells, 63, both of Gilliam, had been drinking all day Tuesday. They were getting ready to eat when they started arguing about the beans, deputies said.

Wells swung at his brother but missed; Casst got a kitchen knife and stabbed Wells in the left arm and shoulder blade, deputies said.

Fashion Disaster

Mischa Barton again wearing some ugly shoes.

I'll miss John Madden

11 million hits on YouTube and counting

Susan Boyle from Britain's Got Talent - 47-year-old Susan has basically become an overnight sensation after she surprised everyone when she opened her mouth and out came an incredible voice singing I Dream a Dream from Les Miserable. Everyone expected her to be another joke contestant which only provided for a bigger impact. Susan doesn't even seem to know that she has a gift.

Susan said she hasn't sung in two years, because she was too heartbroken after her mother passed away. Susan has never been on a date or kissed another person. She lives by herself with her best friend, a cat named Pebbles. That's why they call it reality TV.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Woman taped puppy to refrigerator

Meet Abby Toll. The University of Colorado student, 20, is facing a felony animal abuse rap after she allegedly taped her boyfriend's puppy to the side of a refrigerator in a bid to teach the rambunctious animal a "lesson." According to police, Toll used clear packing tape early this morning to adhere the eight-month-old dog (a Shiba Inu named Rex) to the appliance in the kitchen of her boyfriend's apartment.

Toll allegedly was angry at Bryan Beck, 21, for failing to get rid of the puppy, which, Toll told cops, bit her a few days ago. According to the below Boulder Police Department reports, when cops responded at 5 AM to a "report of a male and female yelling" at Beck's apartment, they discovered that "Rex's body was completely encased in packing tape." When Officer Kara Jurczenia asked what was on the side of the fridge, Toll replied, "The dog." Toll added, "I know this looks really bad, but the dog bites. He is aggressive." Jurczenia asked how long the puppy had been taped upside down to the side of the refrigerator. "Not long," Toll replied. "Like 20-30 minutes. It was just until he calmed down."

The reports note that when Beck saw his dog stuck to the refrigerator, he told Toll, "Take him down," adding, "You are so sick!" Toll replied, "No, you are sick for not caring enough about me to get rid of the dog." The animal, whose paws had been bound with elastic hair ties, was clearly in pain and "yelped and screamed loudly" as cops worked to free him. "Rex just lay motionless, but breathing, on his kennel after he was removed from the tape." The puppy was handed over to the Boulder Valley Humane Society. Toll, seen in the above mug shot, was turned over to county jailers. Beck, who was arrested in connection with his scuffle with Toll, was not charged with animal abuse. Though he did reportedly tell police, "We were going to get rid of him anyway. We usually don't do this."


It might be unhealthy

The Thunderdome

Three stacks of bacon, sausage, elk meat, onions and cheese between tortillas all topped with sour cream, two fried eggs and scallions.

Top All-Time Toronto Maple Leafs by Jersey Numbers

#56 - Andre Deveaux

#59 - Jaime Sifers
(Bob Wren)

#67 - Robert Svehla

Pass me my barf bag I just ate at Domino's

Michael and Kristy from Conover, North Carolina the stars of this viral video got famous, fired and arrested all at one time.

UPDATE: Here is the response from Domino's. Listening to the president you would think they were selling health food.

The Gospel according to Brian

Brian Burke the communications savant running the Toronto Maple Leafs knows how to take advantage of a dead day in the NHL schedule. He is a sports columnist’s best friend. His frank discussion with the media regarding his pursuit of John Tavares gained him headlines across the continent. But for me it was his comments regarding the future of the Leafs that caught my attention.

"A player's here long enough, he starts thinking, `I'm special, because there's 20 people who want to talk to me.' No. They're there to talk to whoever comes off the ice with a Maple Leafs uniform on. And I think players confuse their role on a team that's struggling with being a good hockey player. `Oh, I'm on the second power-play unit. I must be a good hockey player.' No. We don't have a very good team, and so you get that ice time."

"All we've done here is put in accountability, and try to say, `That's not good enough. This isn't good enough. This group has to aspire to higher levels of achievement or we need different athletes,'" said Burke. "That's how pro sports are supposed to work. That's why these guys make the big bucks. And yes, there's been a culture of entitlement here, and we're trying to change that, and we will change it."

He is bang on once again. Playing in Toronto provides players with a distorted perspective of their ability and importance to the team. Who is to fault? Well historically fans have blamed the owners or management. But everyone is at fault.

The owners who are flush with money tend to pamper the athletes. They are provided with world class facilities and paid very well – often in excess of their true market value. Management has always looking for a quick fix to keep the team competitive and to ensure that the lineup had enough “star” attractions to justify the high ticket prices. Players who might be 2nd or 3rd liners on contenders are provided with significant ice time. But it doesn’t end there. The media are also to blame. The 24/7 coverage of the Leafs also distorts the players’ perception of their contribution. Any reporter that dares to be critical of players or writes about the goings on in the dressing room is bound to get the cold shoulder find interviews harder to come by. Leaf fans dump on reporters like Damien Cox who they perceive to be too critical of their beloved Leafs.

But maybe the guiltiest party is the loyal faithful fan base. They fill those seats every game, buy Leaf merchandise and will parade down Yonge Street after a single playoff win. They have set the bar so low for the players that every player can walk away at the end of the season convinced they gave it their best. Sure most seasons there is one player that ends up being the scapegoat for the fans’ frustration (eg. Larry Murphy, Jonas Hogland, Andrew Raycroft) but everyone else is pretty much off the hook. Players on other franchises are not pampered like Leaf players. In New York and Philadelphia uninspired play will get you showered with garbage. Fans will scream obscenities at you from their car.

Brian Burke has signalled that even if the fans and media continue to fawn over anyone wearing blue and white, management will be singular focused on results on the ice. No one can feel secure or safe if the team falls short of his high expectations. There will never be another Muskoka Five on his watch.

I can’t wait!

Hump Day Hottie

Former Miss Israel Gal Gadot.

Spokane parks to detonate squirrels

The Finch Arboretum is being overrun by ground squirrels, and Spokane Parks and Recreation is bringing in some special artillery.

The agency is using a special machine called the Rodenator Pro to detonate some of the estimated 100 to 150 squirrels tearing up the grounds.

The Rodenator Pro pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels - but in a humane way, the agency said.

I know that a recent attempt to denote gophers in Calgary using the Rodenator caused a significant grass fire.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The demons inside Phil Spector

It was, of course, a tragedy waiting to happen. As the saying goes, a gun brandished in the first act always goes off in the third, and Phil Spector had brandished far too many guns in his strange and colourful career for one of them not to eventually go off in the wrong place – which turned out to be the inside of unfortunate actress Lana Clarkson's mouth. Many had imagined that the story would run differently, that it would be Spector's mouth around the gun-barrel.

He was undoubtedly a musical genius but he was also a madman. Much has been written of his tortured personal life. He married Ronnie Bennett, lead singer on hits by The Ronettes and others, but treated her like a possession, locking her away in his mansion, and even hiding her shoes so she couldn't walk out on him. When Ronnie did eventually manage to leave him, he made sure she knew he would do all in his power to crush her career, a threat he made to any of his singers that wanted to move on. Spector wielded such frightening power that, until his re-trial, many former "girlfriends" were too terrified to testify.

His home is now the Twin Towers Correctional Facility — the world’s largest jail, covering 1.5 million square feet, in a grim industrial area a few miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Health food lover or slut?

A Colorado woman had her desired vanity plate rejected by the Department of Motor Vehicles because it could "be misinterpreted." Kathy Coffman-Lee requested the plate "ILVTOFU" she says it's because she loves tofu, but it could also be read as "I love to eff you" or "I love to fuck."

Nurse laid off while in the middle of surgery

When Dean Health System in Madison, Wisconsin announced last week that it "planned to 'immediately' lay off 90 employees," it wasn't kidding around. One of them was a nurse who was pulled out of surgery to be told the news.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel doesn't say if she then returned to finish attending the surgery, but Dean Health admitted to the paper that interrupting her during her job just to give her the news "violated medical protocol." We guess her manager had a long list to get through.

Monday, April 13, 2009



What to do if your guest passes out

...cue to a commercial break.

Google Car has been spotted all over Toronto

Google's Street View car -- complete with its famous tripod and massive panoramic camera -- has been spotted prowling several major streets in Toronto.

The distinct camera is able to capture 360-degree pictures every few seconds, which are then merged together to create a seamless, virtual map available on the Internet.

No one is saying when Street View will start showing images of Toronto and other Canadian cities. Google says it will take many precautions to ensure privacy rules are respected in response to concerns from privacy regulators. That means faces and other identifying features (such as license plates) will be blurred.

First triple play of 2009

Marilyn Chambers dead at 56

Marilyn Chambers was found dead in her mobile home. She's been dead since yesterday, just ten days before her 57th birthday. She was a former porn queen and political candidate who became famous when she starred in Behind the Green Door in 1972. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to a standing ovation.

Chambers was one of the first adult film stars to jump to mainstream projects including ads for Ivory Snow. Below is an interview done on PBS in 1977. She ran for Vice-President in 2004 for the Personal Choice Party.

What's a better stimulus $787 billion or...

Sunday, April 12, 2009

David Cassidy is 59 today

Honda unveils dog-friendly car

Japanese car maker Honda Motor Co unveiled a pet friendly version of its Element utility vehicle at the New York Auto Show. It features easy-wash seat covers, a fitted dog bed with restraints to keep Sammy safe in the event of a crash, and a paw logo on the side. Honda said the car would go on sale across the United States from the fall of this year.

The current model of the Element starts at a little over $20,000 and Honda has yet to determine how much the pet friendly features will add on to the price tag.

No one told me this was illegal

Court fines mother for phoning son too much

An Austrian woman who bombarded her son with phone calls over a two-and-a-half year period was fined by a court for stalking him, Austrian media reported on Thursday.

The 73-year-old woman, who phoned her son up to 49 times a day was fined 360 euros (324 pounds) by the court in the southern city of Klagenfurt.

"I just wanted to talk to him," the woman told the court, according to Austrian newspaper Kleine Zeitung. "I can't talk to my son, nor my daughter. I've never seen my grandchild -- who is already 15-years-old," she said.

The case was brought by the son. The court did not release their names.

One Hit Wonder

Free - All Right Now (1969)

Mug Shot of the Week

I bet it won't be hard to find a job when he gets out.

Katy Perry annoys me

Fortunately her breasts provide a distraction from the bad music.