Saturday, January 08, 2011

Teen eats cruiser seat after being arrested

Perhaps 18-year-old Jesse Ray Stewart got the wrong message with Crime Dog McGruff's national "Take a Bite Out of Crime" campaign.

While a Pasco County Sheriff's Office deputy was taking Stewart to the Land O' Lakes Jail on Sunday after he was arrested on a burglary charge, Stewart took a bite -- actually several -- out of the patrol car's seat, sheriff's officials say.

Bite by bite, he tore through vinyl cruiser No. 2502, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala, exposing its fluffy filling, a sheriff's report states. When he was done with the presumably not-so-tasty treat, he had done about $300 in damage, Deputy Mark Mitchell reported.

Stewart had been hitting his head on the window between the seats and the deputy had to pull over near Moon Lake and call for backup to better secure him.

Shortly before, deputies had closed in on Stewart after they say he broke into a couple of cars on Whitetail Lane in New Port Richey in Park Lake Estates. One victim spotted the teen in one of his vehicles and scared him away. When deputies arrived and found him running in the area, they could smell alcohol on his breath, a report states.

In his shorts pocket, deputies found: a key ring with a key, a pocket knife, and 42 cents in change as well as a pink cellular phone, which turned out to be stolen from a vehicle in the neighborhood, a report states.

Hey talk about a serious case of the munchies. This guy would have eaten the entire squad care if the police had not intervened. I don't know what that kid was drinking but it is some mighty bad shit.


Incoherent videos by Jared Lee Loughner

YouTube contains a number of incoherent videos posted by a Jared Lee Loughner that might be the shooter in the Arizona massacre today. He indicates he is from Tuscon and his favorite interest was reading. He studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college! His MySpace page was shut down immediately after his arrest.

The photo of Loughner was taken by the Arizona Star at a book fair last year.

This video one is just called Hello

This one is called Introduction to Jared Loughner

This one is How To: Your New Currency!

And this one is How To: Mind Controller

Ted Williams, the ex-homeless man with the golden voice has already recorded a commercial

Burglar dies after being scared by dog

A man who police said was breaking into a Marion County home died after a family pet scared him away. Deputies said the dog, a boxer mix, scared Laird Butler when he broke into a Summerfield home. Butler ran from the dog and jumped through a window.

Butler suffered cuts from glass shards and collapsed in a neighbour's yard. He later died. "I'm very grateful to my dog for protecting my house," homeowner Angela Wilcox said. "I wish he would not have broken into my home."

Wilcox said Butler lived in the neighbourhood. She said Butler's girlfriend told her he was hallucinating from drugs at the time he broke in.

Professor arrested for having a suspicious bagel on a plane

A Florida professor was arrested and removed from a plane on Monday after his fellow passengers alerted crew members they thought he had a suspicious package in the overhead compartment. That "suspicious package" turned out to be keys, a bagel with cream cheese and a hat.

Ognjen Milatovic, 35, was flying from Boston to Washington D.C. on US Airways when he was escorted off the plane for disorderly conduct following the incident. Monday's incident is another example of other passengers essentially becoming the authority on terrorist activity on planes.

Milatovic, who is a mathematics and statistics professor at the University of North Florida, was minding his business when other passengers turned into super sleuths. Passengers reported hearing strange noises coming from a plastic bag. State police said later that the bag contained a set of keys, a bagel with cream cheese, some other small food items, a hat and a wallet.

When confronted by the US Airways crew about his "suspicious package," Milatovic got on his cell phone. The crew asked him to hang it up and sit down. When he refused, he was cuffed. Milatovic was also charged with interfering with the operation of an aircraft.

Hey you really can't trust those bagel eaters. How do you know they aren't carrying exploding cream cheese in those things. I think once the TSA staff have finished patting down your crotch, they should be sticking their fingers in your cream cheese. You just can't be too careful. This is 2011.

Sign of the day

What ever happened to my...Week

Friday, January 07, 2011

Burglar gets stuck in house, calls 911

This is John Finch, 44, who police say was trapped in a Bellefonte, DE residence after he'd broken in, ingested five bottles of hooch and couldn't get back out of the window he smashed because of his inebriated state.

Finch may have picked that particular home to attempt a pinch because he had broken in once before and the rightfully paranoid home owner had since installed locks that bolted from both sides, requiring a key to get out. This according to the police report.

We think this is how he killed time waiting to be rescued by police:

Sign of the day - Toronto Maple Leaf edition

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Bird accused of being an Israeli spy

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Saudi Arabian security has apparently "detained" a Griffon Vulture they noticed was outfitted with a GPS transmitter. Why? The device bore a Tel Aviv University label prompting concern that the bird was a surveillance device.

The device does nothing more than receive and store basic data about the bird's whereabouts, and about his altitude and speed according to a bird specialist at Israel's Park and Nature Authority.

The data would be used to improve understanding of the endangered species' behaviour.

In December, the governor of Egypt's South Sinai province, Mohamed Abdul Fadil Shousha, suggested the spy agency may have had a hand in a string of deadly shark attacks off the coast of the Sharm el-Sheikh resort.

He said it was "not out of the question" that Mossad had put the killer shark in the area.


Steriod users will make it into Baseball Hall of Fame

The last few years the Baseball Writers of America Association (BBWAA)have pretty much had their way with admitted and suspected steroid users. They have shut the door to the Hall of Fame.

So far it has impacted on Jeff Bagwell, Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez and Mark McGwire. Soon more players who played in the Steroid Era will be trying to get in including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens,and Sammy Sosa. Based on their accomplishments all deserve to get into the Hall. My view is that they will.

As older players who just don't have the credential for entry drop off, more and more players from the 1990 - 2005 period will become eligible. I expect in a number of years the list will largely be made up of players who are tainted and players who aren't good enough to be Hall of Famers.

So what are the voters going to do? Not vote for anyone? Not likely. I can't see the BBWAA taking a pass for 10 years. I think McGwire, Bonds and Clemens will be punished by making them wait a while but eventually the BBWAA will break down and let them in.

The BBWAA is being a little hypocritical. After all they allowed Gaylord Perry in. Perry was a great pitcher but was chronic cheater who was caught throughout his career “doctoring” the ball with various substances such as tobacco juice to vaseline. How is that different than using steroids?

So the BBWAA is making a statement. They disapprove of cheating. Get over it.

OMG, Johnny Weir is gay?

Johnny Weir‘s memoir is going to be debuting soon and it’s called Welcome to My World, and People magazine is getting some excerpts, with the big news that Johnny finally comes out as gay, saying, “With people killing themselves and being scared into the closet, I hope that even just one person can gain strength from my story.”

Who would have guessed?


Real-life superhero fights crime in Seattle

A real-life superhero has been patrolling the streets of Seattle, Washington in hopes of stopping crime. Every night an anonymous Seattle man strolls into a comic store, enters a hidden back room, and emerges transformed as "Phoenix Jones".

"Phoenix" says since he started his crime-fighting crusade 9 months ago, he's been stabbed, and had a gun pulled on him a few times, but received no serious injuries. Phoenix carries mace, tear gas and a nightstick equipped with a taser and wears a bulletproof vest and "stab plates" that offer protection from knives.

"When I walk into a neighbourhood, criminals leave because they see the suit. I symbolize that the average person doesn't have to walk around and see bad things and do nothing," he explained.

Evidently this is a growing trend. Police in Seattle say a group calling themselves the "Rain City Superhero Movement" are part of a nationwide movement of real-life crime-fighters.

Tell me this isn't going to end in a bad way. Police should pick up Phoenix and lock him up for his own protection. Only a matter of time before he takes a bullet to his head. Unless he has a steel plate in his head.


Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Yeah we won Silver!

Hey I'm used to disappointment. I'm a Maple Leaf fan.

Happy 33rd birthday to January Jones

I'm a big fan of Mad Men. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. Coincidentally she is also born in the month of January.

Cameron Frye's house (he's Ferris Bueller's best friend) is on the market again

"The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything."~ Ferris Bueller

The 5,300 square-foot house located in Highland Park, Illinois where director John Hughes filmed scenes from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is for sale again. When it was on the market in May 2009 the listing price was $2.3 million. It's now listed at $1.65 million. That darn real estate bubble.

Who is really winning the war on terrorism?

2011 marks the 10th year since the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and there have been no major attacks on the U.S. since that time. But at what cost? Well the two wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have cost over $1 trillion. The cost of homeland security is running at about $50 billion per year now. Some guy tries to light a bomb in his underwear that cost maybe $2,000 and airport security is beefed up by millions and millions. The total bill for installing all those airport body scanners will be $100 million. Whether intentional or no, Al Qaeda is trying to bankrupt America and other Western countries.

But the biggest cost has been to civil liberties as a result of increased surveillance of everyone including law abiding citizens. Why in the world would you pat down grandma at an airport? We are all being more closely scrutinized and accepting it out of fear. That fear is not always rationale. There are politicians and police forces that are constantly looking at more draconian measures in the name of public safety. I'm thinking if we give in to these fears and continually overact to incidents, then maybe Al Qaeda has already won.

Homeless man with 'golden radio voice' gets his chance

Here is a feel good story as a result of a video on YouTube that went viral (currently over 7,500,000 hits).

The homeless man with the "golden radio voice" wanted a second chance -- and did he ever get it.

As soon as Ted Williams, a panhandler who became an online hit after video of him begging on an Ohio roadside was posted to the Internet, appeared on a local radio show this morning the offers began pouring in -- including a dream job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and a free house.

Here is an interview on CBS Early Show following his job offer.

Woman calls 911 to try to force boyfriend to propose

A woman from Chicago’s Northwest Side wanted to start the New Year with a marriage proposal, with help from police. Ana Perez, 40, called 911 at around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, claiming her boyfriend was attacking her.

When police arrived, she changed her story, admitting she was trying to scare her boyfriend into marrying her. Police in the Grand Central District were not amused, and charged Perez with disorderly conduct.

“She called 911 to scare him and have the police force him to marry her,’’ according to Grand Central District police Capt. Grand Central District Capt. Ronald Pontecore. He said the officers raced to the scene, believing a woman was in danger, “only to find out its something ridiculous like that.’’

The boyfriend, according to police, had no intention of marrying Perez and was in the process of breaking up with her. Perez is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 26.

It is hard to believe some of the lame calls that is received on 911 lines. Meanwhile heart attack victims are waiting for EMS and police because of lonely woman. How pathetic. I have just one piece of advice for this woman's boyfriend - RUNNNNNNN!!!

Sign of the day

Hump Day Hottie

December 30, 2010. Mark down this day because that is the day Katy Perry began divorce proceedings with Russell Brand. Katy has been married to Russell for a few short months and I’m beginning to think that’s as long as it’s going to last after Russell took a picture of Katy Perry without makeup on Thursday while she was still in bed and posted it on Twitter. He took it down quick but this is the Internet.

To help out Russell here are other celebrities without their makeup. Except these pictures weren't posted by their husbands or boyfriends. Here are today's hotties

Natalie Portman

Kristen Stewart

Gwyneth Paltrow

Julia Roberts

Jessica Biel

Alicia Silverstone

Katherine Heigl

Scarlett Johansson

Anne Hathaway

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Where is that finish line?

Here's a video of the final seconds of last weekend's Tokyo-Hakone relay marathon. With less than 200 meters to go frontrunner Natsuki Terada (in the red with a black bib)makes an accidental wrong turn and loses the race. Now that sucks!

How dad fixes things

Suicidal man jumps from 9 stories but saved by garbage

This could only happen in New York City. Vangelis Kapatos felt his world was coming apart before a Manhattan suicide leap that he survived by landing on garbage piled up after the blizzard, relatives said Monday.

The 26-year-old had long battled depression and was struggling with a romantic breakup and his parents' declining health when he suddenly faced eviction from his childhood home.

He suffered a spinal cord injury in the nine-story fall and was in a medically induced coma at Bellevue Hospital. He underwent surgery Sunday, and is expected to have further surgery. He is likely to be paralyzed.


Dyan Cannon is 74 today

Dyan Cannon was born Samille Diane Friesen. Cannon was raised in the Jewish faith of her mother, who had immigrated from Russia (Cannon's father was Baptist). She is now a practicing Christian.

Dyan in her Oscar nominated performance in the 1969 film Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

Dyan in her Oscar nominated performance in the 1978 film Heaven Can Wait

Dyan in 2000 in the TV series Three Sisters

Monday, January 03, 2011

Relationship between number of TV channels and quality TV programs

Canada is going for GOLD!!!

Massive fire at Yonge and Gould

A massive fire destroyed an abandoned historic building in downtown Toronto Monday morning. It took 125 firefighters to put out the six-alarm blaze. The heritage building was built in 1988 1888 and stood on the edge of the Ryerson campus. It spent much of its life as a hotel before being converted to housing,offices and street-front businesses back in the late 1970s. Ryerson University has cancelled all classes and was closed for the day.

Winter Classic games get good ratings despite bad hockey conditions

There is no question that the Winter Classic games are a rating success. Despite the fact that hardly anyone in America watches a regular season NHL game, there seems to be a lot of interest in the Winter Classic game. Most likely because it's considered a novelty game.

Early ratings are excellent. NBC averaged a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.56 million viewers in primetime Saturday night (8-11 PM), according to preliminary data. The network won the night among the Big Four broadcast networks in the demo, edging second-place FOX (1.6). The network finished third for the night in viewership, behind CBS (6.14 mil), and FOX (4.77 mil).

The night game worked to the NHL/NBC's advantage and I could see it becoming the norm. The game looked so much better under the lights. Also the Crosby vs. Ovechkin hype was nauseating but it worked as well. But you can't just feature Pittsburgh and Washington every year. Every marquee U.S. team and every iconic stadium has pretty much been featured. However, I don't see NBC not insisting on Crosby and the Penguins again next year. Maybe a game with the cross-state rivals, the Flyers. Canadian team are going to be shut out of the Winter Classic. This is strictly an American feature which means there will continue to be a threat of spring-like conditions.

But I think that the ice and weather conditions prevent the players from showcasing their talents. Either extreme cold, snow or rain take away from the game. That is why the game moved indoors over a 100 years ago. This first year in Buffalo had so much snow that the game had to be stopped periodically to remove the snow. The snow slowed do the puck and affected passing, shooting and stickhandling. The same holds true for the rainy and soggy ice at Heinz Field last night. I give credit to the players who quickly adapted to the conditions but those adaptions meant less playmaking and puck control which is a shame because both teams have some very skilled players. Much credit goes to Dan Craig was able to maintain the ice at a level that allowed the game to be played. But it would be a lie to say the ice was good.

The irony is that the NHL uses the Winter Classic to showcase the league and succeeds in attracting a large audience. However the gam

Hot sauce made me do it!

Arrested this week for allegedly masturbating while seated next to a teenage girl on an aeroplane, 50-year-old Rafael Escamilla told police that he was actually massaging and itching himself because he had spilled Tabasco sauce on his penis. Escamilla’s unique explanation for his alleged indecent exposure is contained in police reports detailing the December 26 incident on a SkyWest Airlines flight from Salt Lake City to Lewiston, Idaho. Escamilla, a Florida resident, was in Idaho visiting family.

The girl, a high school cheerleader who just turned 17, told police that she was seated directly next to Escamilla, and had chatted briefly with him at the trip’s outset. Mid-flight, as she looked at prom dresses in Seventeen magazine, the teenager spotted something moving “out of my corner of my eye.” In a handwritten statement, the girl recalled, “I looked over and I could clearly see the man’s penis going side to side under the tray table that was down.” Escamilla, she added, had one hand on his laptop (which was atop the tray table) and the other “under the tray table.” Upon arrival at Nez Perce County Regional Airport, the girl, upset and crying, told her father about what had transpired on the flight. The man contacted a Transportation Security Administration supervisor, who in turn summoned Lewiston Police Department officers.

When confronted by police, Escamilla denied exposing himself. “I wasn’t out, I wasn’t hanging out,” he claimed. As reported by Officer Chris Reese, Escamilla “explained to me that he had spilled Tabasco sauce or something similar on his ‘penis’ and had an incredible itch.” He was rubbing his groin, Escamilla explained, “because it was the worst ‘itch in the world.’” Escamilla said he tried to be discreet by covering himself with his laptop, but that the girl must have “suspected something.” During further questioning, Escamilla changed his Tabasco story, claiming that it “might” be from his breakfast that morning “as he did have Tabasco sauce with his eggs.” Asked why he did not just go to the bathroom to “take care of this problem,” Escamilla told Reese that he “didn’t feel that it would help.”

According to an online biography, Escamilla is an accomplished physical therapist who holds a Ph.D. and has worked as a professor at Duke University and California State University. Escamilla currently works as research director at the Florida orthopedics and sports medicine institute founded by Dr. James Andrews, the noted surgeon whose clientele has included Michael Jordan, Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley, Jack Nicklaus, Roger Clemens, and Drew Brees.

My guess is that this a little trick he picked up from Rogers Clemens when he was rehabbing the clinic. The Rocket liked young girls too. Didn't he hit on Mindy McCready was she was only 15?

Roommate shot after cat messes up bathroom

A dispute over a roommate's cats New Year's Day led to a shooting that left a 44-year-old Spokane County man in stable condition and sent the gunman to jail on an attempted homicide charge.

Deputies were called to a home in the 9500 block of West Seven-Mile Road about 9:15 p.m. Saturday by a third roommate who reported the shooting. When they arrived, the victim had already been driven to a Spokane hospital by private vehicle.

Investigation revealed that the victim and suspect, 55-year-old Alan Kintner, as well as other roommates had been watching television when a dispute over Kintner's cats making messes in the bathroom erupted.

The suspect and victim started kicking at each other and engaged in a wrestling match which ended with Kintner pinned on his back.

Kintner left the house and went outside to a RV parked behind the home where he lives. He returned minutes later armed with a .22-caliber rifle which he began firing at the victim.

Although hit once in the upper stomach, the victim was able to rush Kintner and knock the rifle away. While one roommate called 911, another drove the victim to a hospital.

Kintner was driven to the Spokane County Jail and booked on an Attempted Second-Degree Murder charge. The victim was listed in stable condition Sunday afternoon.

At least we know Alan Kintner is an animal lover. Many people would have pulled out the rifle and blown away the cat for crapping all over the bathroom. But Alan wouldn't harm a poor defenseless animal so he fires a couple of rounds into the inconsiderate roommate. Who can blame him?


Happy 66th birthday to Stephen Stills

Still with the Buffalo Springfield in 1967

Stills at the Celebration at the Big Sur concert in 1969

At Woodstock in 1969

Live in concert in 1991

Live in concert in 2008

Sunday, January 02, 2011

One Hit Wonder

Katrina & The Waves - Walking On Sunshine (1983)

Is that Ke$ha again?

Electric neck massager strangles woman

Her neck aching after a night of wrapping gifts on Christmas Eve, Dr. Michelle Ferrari-Gegerson used an electronic massager to relieve the pain. That night, her lifeless body was found by her husband on the bedroom floor of their Parkland home. The culprit: the massager, say Broward Sheriff's Office detectives and the Medical Examiner's Office.

They believe it got tangled in her necklace and strangled her. Ferrari-Gegerson, 37, worked as a radiologist in the emergency room of Jackson Memorial Hospital and was the mother of a 1-year-old, colleagues said. "Last week she was here and she brought baked goods for various employees,'' said Barbara Perez Deppman, director for radiology at the hospital. "That's what type of person she was. Out of the blue, she would just give people food vouchers and take them out to lunch.''

According to BSO, Ferrari-Gegerson was discovered unconscious about 9 p.m. Christmas Eve by her husband, Dr. Kenneth Gegerson, a dentist. Gegerson, 43, called 911. When deputies and paramedics arrived, they found the electronic massager on the floor near her, according to BSO.

It is possible that women buy these neck massagers to use on their necks? I doubt it. This is an obvious case of foul play and the massager is being used as a cover.

I call this an authentic 'stick up'

Janitor's revenge

...reminds me of pacman.

Doctor injects nurse with truth serum during job interview

A nurse claims the chairman of a hospital's surgery department injected her with "truth serum" during a job interview, then "pulled his pants down ... and injected himself in the groin area," proceeded to ask her about her sexual fantasies, and offered her $1,000 to strip. She sued Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital and Dr. Jeffrey W. Kronson, for assault, battery, sexual harassment and other charges, in Superior Court.

Given the extreme sensitivity of any such employment, Kronson insisted that all candidates for potential employment be injected with sodium pentothal during the interview. He explained that this was 'truth serum,' and stated this had to be done to ensure that all employment questions would be answered truthfully. Kronson made it very clear that injecting plaintiff with sodium pentothal was absolutely necessary and a condition precedent to plaintiff's consideration as an employee.

Kronson assured plaintiff that the questions he would be asking involved proper issues of ethics and how she would respond in certain situations. Plaintiff agreed, believing Kronson was a trustworthy physician. After Kronson injected plaintiff with the alleged sodium pentothal, he proceeded to ask questions about her person life and her sexual preferences.

In the midst of his questioning, Kronson pulled his pants down in front of plaintiff and injected himself in the groin area. He represented the injection was also sodium pentothal. Plaintiff became extremely alarmed given the highly inappropriate course of conduct of Kronson at this purported job interview.

Plaintiff wanted to leave but was afraid he would physically stop her and sexually attack her as he kept asking a lot of sexual questions. He kept saying he wanted to see her breasts, her butt, and her vagina. He also asked if plaintiff wanted to see his private parts. He offered plaintiff a $1,000 checking account if she took off her clothes. She refused.

She eventually was able to leave and on the next day told a nursing supervisor about the incident.

This nurse isn't the brightest bulbs in the box. At point did she realize the perverted doctor was up to no good? Well obviously not when he demanded to inject her with sodium pentothal. She finally clued in when he dropped his pants and asked to see her boobies.


Man burglarizes homes to pay lawyer defending him on burglary charges

A man who police said has been in and out of jail several times since September is back in jail again, accused of committing half a dozen home burglaries. The arrest affidavits detail two of the cases against Michael Elias, 28, one of which dates back to June of this year.

The report shows Elias is a suspect in a June 18 break-in at a home in the 300 block of Cherry Ridge. The resident told police someone had ransacked his home, taking two laptop computers, two video game systems, jewellery and other items.

On Nov. 8, another resident reported a burglary in the 11500 block of Huebner Road in which a 50-inch plasma TV was stolen. Police said they recovered fingerprints from both locations that later proved to be Elias's.

The affidavit shows that after his arrest, Elias told investigators how he had learned to commit burglaries using a crow bar to gain access to homes. Elias also told investigators he had to keep committing the burglaries so he could afford to pay his attorney a $150 weekly fee to keep him out of jail.

Isn't this how Bernie Madoff started out? You rip people off to pay other people in order to stay out of jail. Maybe the authorities prevented another giant Ponzi scheme by nailing this guy early.