Saturday, July 09, 2011
The most feared hitter in baseball continues to smash homers. Jose Bautista became the first Blue Jay to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star break by hitting numbers 30 and 31 tonight against Cleveland, He is on track to hit 58 for the season which would break the Jays' record he set last season. But for me the most memorable has to be #26 which he hit against Roy Halladay in front of a full stadium. That homer was a statement from the best hitter in baseball to the best pitcher in baseball. To reinforce that message Bautista went out the next day and hit #27 against Cliff Lee who was the hottest pitcher in baseball at the time.
OJ at the 1969 Rose Bowl
OJ highlights with the Buffalo Bills
OJ in a Hertz commerical from the 1980s
OJ in the Naked Gun - I'm pretty sure this is how the Las Vegas robbery went down
OJ's Bronco chase
OJ tries on the gloves during his trial
OJ found not guilty of murdering Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman
OJ found guilty of kidnapping and robbery sentenced to 15 years in prison
Friday, July 08, 2011
A giant banana jumped a gorilla in Strongville on June 29, according to a report.
The manager at Verizon, 14150 Pearl Rd., called police at about 3 p.m. to say someone in a banana costume had just tackled his gorilla mascot in front of the store.
The banana, accompanied by four other males, then ran south on Pearl. Officers checked the area, but "GOA (gone on arrival) on banana," the report said.
The employee in the gorilla suit was not injured, just a little embarrassed, police said.
Police responding to a burglary early Tuesday at the MVC Late Night adult store in Woodbridge found their intruder in a closet, but he wasn’t exactly alone.
The man was found “attempting sexual relations” with a blow-up doll, prosecutors said.
Officers arrived at the store at 14505 Jefferson Davis Highway about 2:45 a.m. and found that someone had shattered the front glass door and unlocked it to get in, said Prince William police spokesman Jonathan Perok.
A police dog was sent in and soon led officers to a closet.
Justin Dale Little Jim, 28, of the 13300 block of Colchester Ferry Place in the Belmont Bay neighborhood, was charged with burglary, grand larceny and felony destruction of property, Perok said.
Krista Ford — daughter of Councillor Doug Ford and niece of Mayor Rob Ford — was recently named the captain of the city’s new Lingerie Football League team - the Toronto Triumph.
Ford will play middle linebacker and is one of 20 women to make the final cut for the Triumph.
The Triumph play their first game of the season at Ricoh Coliseum on Sept. 17 against the Tampa Breeze.
Thursday, July 07, 2011
The city of New York is so hard up for cash that it's rationing toilet paper in women's public restrooms to the point where bathroom attendants are doling out a few measly squares per patron, along the world-famous Coney Island boardwalk. Parks Department employees were leaving toilet-paper dispensers empty last week and instead forcing astonished female beachgoers to form "ration lines" in the bathrooms.
Regina Ballone, 25, of Brooklyn visited a boardwalk bathroom at West 16th Street Wednesday and was "grossed out" at the thought of someone else handling her toilet paper. "Never in my life have I experienced anything like this," she said. "I walked toward a stall, and a bathroom attendant stopped me by shouting, 'Hey, mami! There's no toilet paper here,' and she whipped out a big roll for me to grab some."
Beachgoers also have been forced to line up for their paltry allotment of the city's cheap, single-ply toilet paper at the boardwalk's other women's restroom at Stillwell Avenue. Benedikte Friis and Ann Damgaard, both 22, from Denmark, said they enjoyed visiting Coney Island last week, except when it came to the bathrooms.
"It's very weird that someone decides how much paper you get because they don't know what situation you're in," said Friis, 22, laughing in disbelief. "You might need more!" Toilet-paper rationing isn't an issue in the men's rooms, but only because they apparently don't have any to ration.
The Toronto Argonauts will pull an advertisement from city subway cars and stations after receiving complaints that it promotes domestic violence.
The harmless ad featured a picture of defensive end Ricky Foley and the phrase, “Home is where the heart is. It’s also where we hurt people.”
Some people feel the ad insinuates that domestic violence in the home is acceptable or normal.
Yes we want everyone who comes to Argo games to feel perfectly comfortable so the new Argo catch phrase will be:
"We would rather lose than hurt someone's feelings"
Makes me warm all over.
Le Petite Puppy, a pet store in New York’s West Village, has banned drunk people from trying to buy dogs.
The store happens to be located near many bars and restaurants, and says there are plenty of tipsy folks who wander in, wanting to buy a puppy.
Other puppy shops in the area are starting to implement the same ban as well.
What a bunch of sanctimonious poops. What's next police checks? Besides how many drunk 8 year old's do you see walking around the West Village?
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When you compare these salaries with the top salaries from the 2003-04 season you will notice that salary levels for the top players have returned to the pre-lockout levels. So owners were able to only turn back the clock so to speak by 8 years.
Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Miraculously, none of the car’s passengers were injured, and Nicolai got off with minor damage that a short hospital stay fixed right up.
Apparently Casey Anthony did not kill her daughter afterall. However, one piece of evidence that the prosecution used in an attempt to prove Casey Anthony’s guilt was a collection of photos that were taken in the weeks after Caylee Anthony’s disappearance.
As they say, "the devil dances tonight."
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
A small Texas town has shut down its entire police department.
Facing dramatic budget cuts, the city’s efforts to control costs in Alto sent the police force home June 15, and law enforcement is now on hold.
Former police chief Charles Barron and four ex-officers secured the evidence room, changed the passwords on their computers and locked the department's doors, preparing for a closure that will last at least six months.
Now, county sheriff's deputies will handle calls in Alto, but that means police response times that were less than 3 minutes are now up to 15 minutes, and deputies are spread thin, according to CBS News. Twenty-five deputies and reservists will oversee a 1,000 square mile county.
Hey let's not get too excited. This isn't Vancouver, BC during the Stanlcy Cup championship. Alto only has 5 cops so i don't expect a crime was to break out. And don't worry about the cops. This is Texas so they can easily get into human smuggling to supplement their lost income.
Staff at the prison in Chetumal in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky, said a police spokesman.
Prison guards checked the bag of 19-year-old Maria del Mar Arjona and found inmate Juan Ramirez Tijerina curled up inside in the fetal position, he added.
The prisoner is serving a 20-year sentence for a 2007 conviction for illegal weapons possession.
Arjona was arrested and charges are pending.
Why is this not a shocker. No strong physical evidence. Conflicting expert witnesses which was bound to confuse the jury. Loads of wild theories that couldn't be proven. Folks this case was never a slam dunk for the jury because they never got to listen to Nancy Grace every night and follow all the pundits on Facebook and Twitter.
Yes this trial seems so similar to the Simpson trial. In both trials the evidence seemed overwhelming to everyone who wasn't on the jury. OJ had blood and DNA of the victims in his truck, Casey had duct tape, photos of her partying and getting a tattoo of "La Bella Vita" or, "The Good Life" while her daughter was missing.
The Casey Anthony jury deliberated for 11 hours, while the OJ Simpson jury deliberated for only four hours. Both very short considering the amount of testimony and evidence to go over.
And now high-paid attorneys and legal technicalities have won out over common sense. Who ever said the justice system was perfect.
I just don't get the amount of attention the Casey Anthony case received. The fascination with OJ made sense. He was a wealthy star athlete and a movie star. And the fact that it was so obvious that he was guilty made his trial a statement on the state of race relations in America. Yet many of his race believed he was innocent.
But no one believes that Casey is innocent (well except those 12 citizens on the jury). There was no social undercurrent to this trial. Why all the attention? Infanticide is not that unique. There were people sobbing outside the court house as if this miscarriage of justice directly affected them. Well at least we know she is a liar. The jury at least confirmed that.
Monday, July 04, 2011
Joey "Jaws" Chestnut put away 62 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes on Monday to win a US gorging contest, earning the coveted mustard-yellow belt for the fifth consecutive time.
A fabled stop on the world's competitive eating tour, "Nathan's Famous" hot dog parlor in New York's Coney Island hosts the exercise in sheer gluttony each Independence Day holiday.
Chestnut, a California native who at six-foot tall and 218 pounds is far from the obese American one might assume, prepares seriously for each event and regards himself as a trained athlete.
Can you imagine downing a hot dog with bun in just 10 seconds. How about downing them at that rate for 10 straight minutes. It boggles my mind. How do all those wieners fit into one stomach?
Those 65 hot dogs add up to 20,085 calories (recommended daily intake is 2,000), 1,306 g of fat (RDI is 65), 48,071 mg of salt (RDI is 2,300), 1,476 g of carbohydrates (RDI is 300) 84 g of fiber (RDI is 25), and 688 g of protein (RDI is 50). Joey, you might want to see your doctor in the morning.
Chestnut, seven wieners short of the record 69 he scarfed at Nathan's International Hot Dog Eating Contest in 2009, admitted he had some trouble getting enough water down in the blistering hot conditions.
Sonya "The Black Widow" Thomas -- a skinny Korean-born American so-called because she outeats men four or five times her size -- downed 40 hot dogs in the same timeframe to take the first female title.
Chestnut, who won $10,000 for his troubles, would be the undisputed king of hot dog eating if it wasn't for Japan's Takeru Kobayashi, who is involved in a contractual dispute with event sponsors Major League Eating (yes there is suc
h a thing).
Kobayashi, a former world record holder who won the event six times in a row from 2001 to 2006, staged an unofficial contest in New York timed to coincide with the event and claimed a new world record of 69 downed dogs.
The penis of a former Wisconsin felon is under much scrutiny after police served a warrant to see how it was damaged. Otis Lockett, who was shot in the groin, told police that he was fired upon “by an unidentified person behind him,” according to a Circuit Court filing, which notes that the 27-year-old was treated at Froedtert Hospital “for a single gunshot wound to his penis.”
Since hospital workers reported that the bullet’s trajectory was a “downward 45-degree angle,” police suspected that Lockett accidentally shot himself. Which means that the convicted felon, who is on probation, was illegally in possession of a handgun.
Detective Gena Malanche filed for a search warrant seeking permission to have medical personnel “safely remove any bandages in the area of Lockett’s groin to facilitate photography of the area.” The resulting photos, Malanche added, would help investigators establish that Lockett was a felon in possession of a firearm.
The warrant was approved by Court Commissioner Barry Phillips, who authorized police to “photograph the penis of Otis Lockett for analysis by the proper authorities.” A Milwaukee Police Department property inventory notes that a CD of “photos taken of Lockett’s injuries pursuant to warrant” had been logged.
The police are too smart for this old trick - accidentally shoot off your penis and then blame it on some drive by shooter. The cops know that only a jilted lover is going for the groin. A real shooter is going for your chest.
The sister of a cold-blooded killer serving 25 years to life in a New York prison for shooting a man in the head complains he is being stigmatized by the use of the term "inmate." The label "implies that our brother is locked up for the purpose of mating with other men," Marie Domond claimed in a lawsuit against New York State Correctional Services Department.
The Brooklyn federal court filing demands that officials immediately stop calling Gerard Domond "an inmate" - along with a $50 million claim for damages for "mental anguish." In 1987, Gerard, then a 24-year-old with a lengthy rap sheet, killed a man in Brooklyn in a drug deal gone wrong.
Now 49, he is at the Clinton Correctional Facility and eligible for parole in May 2013. Acting as her own lawyer, Marie insists: "The suggestive nature of the word is disgraceful. This cruel psychological programming has weighed heavily on our emotional and psychological well-being."
"It's something that's bothered me for a long time," Marie said. "I couldn't understand why no one recognized that somebody being labelled an inmate, why they wouldn't recognize that. To me it just sounded very wrong."
No question you need to lock up the sister too. But seriously Marie buy yourself a dictionary and save the state a lot of unnecessary expense defending your frivolous suit.
Sunday, July 03, 2011
Kyle Richards thinks that the ban on pornography and erotica enforced by the Macomb County Jail—and, to a lesser extent, the absence of video games in individual cells—amounts to "cruel and unusual punishment," and is therefore unconstitutional. Is he right?
Well, not explicitly: the Eighth Amendment doesn't provide many details on how to regulate porn in U.S. jails. But 21-year-old Richards—who's coping with "chronic masturbation syndrome and severe sexual discomfort," and apparently needs porn to treat these medical conditions—wants to explore this legal issue in court. To that end, he's filed a "five-page handwritten lawsuit" in the U.S. Court in Detroit against Gov. Rick Snyder and the state of Michigan, in which he demands that prisoners at the jail (located near Detroit) be allowed to "possess erotic/pornographic materials along with personal televisions, video game consoles and radios."
The civil rights suit is the latest in a growing string of complaints filed by the Fraser man since last year in federal court. Federal judges have dismissed more than three of the cases, labeling them frivolous.
That distinction puts Richards in a special class. A federal judge simply can dismiss a case if the court tossed that inmate's previous lawsuits because they were frivolous, malicious or failed to state a claim, U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen wrote in a filing June 20.
That is some type of cruel and inhumane punishment to deny a grown man porn. What's next - will they take away his toilet paper? Look this guy is in prison which means sex is either with Gonzo two cells over or you jerk yourself off. Why can't the courts figure this one out?
A Parish man who was participating in a motorcycle helmet protest ride was killed this afternoon when he went over the handlebars of his motorcycle and injured his head on the pavement, state police said.
Philip A. Contos, 55, of 45 East St., Parish, was not wearing a helmet while driving a 1983 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Route 11 in Onondaga with a large group of other motorcyclists, troopers said.
About 1:30 p.m., troopers said, Contos hit his brakes, the motorcycle fishtailed and went out of control and Contos went over the handlebars.
Contos was taken to Upstate University Hospital where he was pronounced dead, troopers said.
Evidence at the scene and information from the attending physician indicate Contos would have survived if he had been wearing a Department of Transportation approved helmet, troopers said.
The protest in which Contos was riding was organized by American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, Trooper Jack Keller said.