Saturday, December 31, 2011

Can't we all get along?

Happy New Year!

These people are getting divorced

My best guess is he couldn't stand here singing and she hated his acting. At least that would be my reasoning.

Introducing Shira, Miss Muffin - Pittsburgh's answer to Rebeccah Black

Bad Christmas gift week

Man burns down house to keep mother and wife from moving in

Local authorities responding to distress calls arrived to a house in flames, the fire fully engulfing 5703 S MacDill Ave. as Kent Perusse, 48, allegedly resigned himself to watching it burn while he sat across the street on his neighbor’s lawn.

He said, “I did it, ” according to reports, and he allegedly did it for love — a love now over.

He told police he started the fire with gasoline because he didn’t want his mother, wife or daughter to move in.

Minutes earlier, witnesses told police Perusse calmly walked down his steps in socks and shorts, with a soot-smeared face and third-degree burns on his lower legs.
Sure it's a desperation move but there are guys out there who can empathize with Kent. The prospect of living with a bunch of controlling ladies pushed him to the brink. He obviously found the prospect of being homeless more inviting. Poor bastard.

Friday, December 30, 2011

What Are You Doing New Years Eve? by Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Friday Flashback - Bread

Bad Christmas gift week

This woman has the strongest quads around

The woman in the video shoplifts a case of beer but slipping it under her dress. I may be wrong but she appears to be holding the beer between her thighs and walking around the store like that.

Man shoots himself in the foot after being denied painkillers

A Miles City man's demands for prescription drugs turned violent after hospital staff refused to give him the drugs. He then proceeded to shoot himself in effort to get the painkillers. The Miles City Star is reporting the incident happened on Monday night in the Holy Rosary Healthcare Emergency Room parking lot.

Miles City Police Chief Doug Colombik said that the 48-year-old man went to the hospital and wanted pain killers for severe back pain and was allegedly denied treatment. The man was upset and went to his vehicle, grabbed a handgun and shot himself in the ankle in an effort to get the painkillers.

A Holy Rosary spokeswoman said after the shooting, the hospital went into lock-down mode for the safety of all patients. That was lifted after authorities deemed it safe. The spokeswoman says the man was treated, stabilized and taken to Billings for care.

Police Chief Colombik says the Custer County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case and will decide whether to charge the man for negligence and endangerment for shooting a gun in close proximity to others.

Sign of the day

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bad Christmas gift week

More tweet transgressions from Paulina Gretzky

Paulina Gretzk posted this outtake from her family's Christmas card photo shoot online and it went viral before she took it down. Apparently Daddy hasn't been too happy with Paulina's social media usage. In late November, she took a hiatus from Twitter after attracting international attention posting racy photos of herself, offering gossip-worthy glimpses into her socialite life.

Woman finds Jesus in crumpled sock

I nevere get tired of these stories. Woman finds Jesus in french toast. Woman finds Jesus in tree trunk. Woman finds Jesus in rice pudding.

A woman was left stunned when she hung out her laundry to dry and discovered the face of Jesus staring back at her from a crumpled sock.Sarah Crane, 38, was amazed when she went to collect her washing and realised she had the most holy pair of socks in the UK. She was so impressed by the clarity of the face that she has even built a shrine to the sock.

Ribal priests brawl in Jerusalem church

Scuffles have broken out between rival groups of Greek Orthodox and Armenian clerics in a turf war at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

Bemused tourists looked on as about 100 priests fought with brooms while cleaning the church in preparation for Orthodox Christmas, on 7 January.

Palestinian police armed with batons and shields broke up the clashes.

Groups of priests have clashed before in the church, built on the spot where Christians believe Jesus was born.

"It was a trivial problem that... occurs every year," Bethlehem police Lt-Col Khaled al-Tamimi told Reuters.

"No one was arrested because all those involved were men of God," he said.

Nobody was seriously injured in the scuffles, according to the police.

Previous clashes between the denominations which share the administration of the church have been sparked by perceived encroachments on one group's territory by another.

The 1,700-year-old church, one of the holiest sites in Christianity, is in a bad state of repair, largely because the priests cannot agree on who should pay for its upkeep.

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built on the site where many Christians believe Jesus's body was taken after crucifixion, has also seen similar incidents.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sign of the day

Bad Christmas gift week

Not always silent but deadly

Kidnapped woman is rescued after posting Facebook message

A woman and child in Sandy were held captive for days before the woman was able to go onto Facebook to ask for help, according to police documents.

Sandy police on Saturday arrested Troy Critchfield, 33, on suspicion of kidnapping, sodomy, child abuse and animal cruelty. According to documents filed with the Salt Lake County jail, when Sandy police arrived at the home, the woman said Critchfield had held her and her son for four or five days, that Critchfield had beaten, choked and sodomized her and had "thrown" her 17-month-old son. Critchfield also hadn’t fed the dog in five days, the woman said.

Critchfield had taken the woman’s cellphone, but about 4:30 p.m. Saturday she was able to sneak into a closet and post a request for help on Facebook, documents say. The note also said she and her son would be dead by morning.

Court documents show Critchfield and the woman have a son together. Critchfield was convicted in 2010 of a felony-level assault against the woman. In February of this year a judge ordered him to serve 120 days in jail and three years probation.


Happy Hanukkah - day 8

Store clerk knocks out armed robber with left hook

An armed man tried to rob a small business in North Carolina, but he wasn't expecting the clerk to take matters into his own hands.

Surveillance video shows the gunman, 25-year-old Mostafa Hendi, walking into the We Buy Gold store in Hendersonville, N.C.

The store employee, Derek Mothershead, said Hendi came in demanding money, so he handed him the loot, then threw a quick left hook to the face to knock him out cold.

"If he wants money, get a job. Work like everybody else in this world," Mothershead said. "I was scared about the gun. When I made my mind up, I said I got to hit him with everything I've got."

Mothershead helped stop Hendi's bleeding while waiting for police to arrive.

There are those who will applaud Mothershead for taking on this punk. Not me. How much is your life worth? A lot more than what is in the till of that jewelry store. If the guy behind the counter was not the owner then he is an even bigger fool. My wife and kid aren't going to be able to get by on condolence cards.


Two more years of winter for the Toronto Maple Leafs

Two days after hinting at his desire for a new contract on Twitter, Leafs coach Ron Wilson tweeted on Christmas Day that the team had given him an extension.

Over the holidays it slowly came out the Toronto Maple Leafs Head Coach Ron Wilson was given a two-year extension. To me that's the equivalent of the groundhog seeing his shadow, because it means after several months of enduring winter we get another six weeks.

Leafs Nation have been putting up with bad hockey for a long time now. Frustration levels are at an alltime high. Cities around North America have been celebrating sports championships for the past decade. Toronto hasn't even had the opportunity to watch a playoff series. The Blue Jays, Maple Leafs, Argos and Raptors all stink!

For many Leafs fans, the season has brought about some hope. The team is young and fast and can score. The Leafs currently stand 6th overall in the East and competing for a playoff spot all season. It's an illusion. The fast start in the first 10 games in the season, when the team earned 15 points, is the reason the Leafs are in 6th place. Since that time the team has had a losing record and having been slowly playing their way out of a playoff spot. In those first 10 games the schedule was very kind to them because had a steady stream of weak teams to play.

I hope I am wrong but I can't see the Leafs making the playoffs. They have the worst penalty killing in the NHL and are one of the weakest defensive teams in the league. Teams with bad defensive records do not finish in the playoffs. Look around at playoff contenders, it's not how many you goals you can score that matters but how many you can prevent. The Boston Bruins had problems scoring goals through many stretches of last season but it didn't matter because they were tough to score on.

Bad defensive play has been a problem in Toronto since Ron Wilson arrived and he has yet to find a solution. A tight defensive system is the easiest part of the game to learn. You don't need any special talent as in the case of scoring goals. In the past even expansion teams have adopted that style of play to compete against more talented teams. Wilson now has a much more talented group under him but can't seem to get them to defend in their own end. The coach is totally accountable. I don't see how the situation will change through the course of the remaining 50 games or even over the next 2 seasons. He has almost none of the players he inherited 4 seasons ago but the defensive problems continue.

I'm depressed.

Instead of Santa, family gets one the reindeer come on Christmas Eve

They were hoping for Santa and his reindeer but instead got a five-foot buck inside their house. It happened late Christmas Eve, and the family caught home video of the deer trampling over a pile of presents.

"When you're waiting for Santa and his sleigh and his reindeer to come and land on your roof, and he comes through your basement window, we're not gonna forget it," said Casey Keller.

The Keller family thinks the buck tripped on a basement window-well and just couldn't get himself out again.

They say he struggled in the master bedroom for a while, trampling over some furniture and running into a doorway. The room he ended up in was the one place where the family was keeping most of the Christmas presents.

Marla Keller was putting the kids to bed when the deer apparently tripped and fell into a basement window well.

"I heard crashing, I heard the window go," said Marla Keller. "I looked down through the big window behind the Christmas tree, and couldn't see anything. Then all of a sudden, I heard hooves - and antlers."

Casey Keller says at first they thought the buck was just trapped in the window well.

"My husband came in and ran downstairs and opened the door, and then shut it really fast, and started screaming," Marla said.

For about two hours family members took their turns peeking through the door and taking pictures as they waited for wildlife officers to help get the deer out. Casey says at one point the buck looked at the camera and then turned around towards the desk.

"They're all laughing that there's a deer in the house, and i'm freaking out," Marla said. "I had all of Christmas, down in that bedroom. All organized, all prepared."

They did end up with a few crushed boxes, but luckily the presents inside were just fine. As far as these kids were concerned, Christmas was a success.

"I think we went to bed at 5:00 a.m. And the kids woke up two hours later, ready for Christmas. I Was afraid I was going to go into labor today, but it's all good," Marla said.

At least they'll have something to talk about for years to come.

Officers with the Division of Wildlife Resources eventually came to help. They did have to put the deer down to get him out.


Sign of the day

Bad Christmas gift week

TSA confiscate cupcake because frosting might used as explosive

Tasty Terror Threat of the Day

An airport security officer confiscated a frosted cupcake amid fears its icing could be a security risk, according to reports.

Rebecca Hains said the Transportation Security Administration agent at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas took her cupcake Wednesday. According to Hains, he told her its frosting was enough like a gel to violate TSA restrictions on allowing liquids and gels onto flights to prevent them from being used as explosives.

"I just thought this was terrible logic," Hains said Friday.

Hains said the agent didn't seem concerned that the red velvet cupcake, which was packaged in an 8-ounce mason jar, could actually be explosive, just that it fit some bureaucratic definition about what was prohibited.

Once he had identified it as a security threat it was no longer mine and I couldn't have it back.

Hains, a 35-year-old communications professor at Salem State University, said she told the agent she had passed through security at Boston's Logan International Airport earlier in the week with two cupcakes packaged in jars, gifts from a student. But she said the agent told her that just meant TSA officials in Boston didn't do its job.

The TSA agent who saw them, picked them up and said, 'these look delicious,' and sent me on my way.


Monday, December 26, 2011

Happy Hanukkah - day 7

Sign of the day

Man sold drugs dressed as Incredible Hulk

"The Incredible Hulk" Lou Ferrigno 1978 CBS

And when he told them the cocaine had been bought from the defendant, police confronted Anderson and found him with another bag containing 5g of cannabis.

“The police also found a small bag containing a small amount of cocaine in one of his training shoes,” Mr O’Gorman told the judge.

The defendant - who has previous convictions for drug offences – was arrested on the spot.

Anderson initially responded “no comment” to police questioning before confessing he bought the drugs for his own use and sold them on because he did not want them.

At a hearing in September, Anderson admitted the charge of supplying cocaine, a class A drug, and another charge of possessing cannabis, a class B drug.

Seriously, dressing up as a comic book character will usually draw attention to yourself which is good if your are marketing a product but not so good if that product is illegal. Paint yourself green and you might as well just wear a sign telling police that if you search me you are likely to find illegal drugs.


Bad Christmas gift week

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Hanukkah - day 6

Bad Christmas gift week

He strikes again

Occupy North Pole

Frosty the Snowman released after 2 weeks in captivity

Frosty the snowman has made a triumphant return after being held captive for almost two weeks. The thieves sent the family a ransom note and also emailed photos of Frosty at the pub, go-karting and motorbike riding.

The beloved Christmas decoration was returned to his family in Bendigo, Australia, yesterday bearing the signs of two weeks of heavy partying. Owner Sarah Murley said Frosty was doing well after his adventures.

"He has a burn mark to his backside that's either been caused by a blowtorch or a cigarette burn so there might have been a bit of interrogating going on we think,'' Mrs Murley said. "He had a bit of mustard on his foot from a trip to McDonalds from a cheeseburger and the tip of his carrot nose is a bit burnt as well.''

Mrs Murley said her husband Duncan and their four children were relieved to have him home. "We were just ecstatic, it was great, everyone was just punching the air, it was great.''

Santa saves man from burning vehicle

A former volunteer firefighter in a Santa suit grabbed a man from a burning vehicle and then directed traffic around a two-vehicle traffic accident this week in the Dallas area.

One of Brad Luddeke's annual traditions is to dress up as Santa and deliver gifts and toys collected for families being helped by employees of a manufacturing firm where he works. On the way back to the office from a gift run on Tuesday, Luddeke, 52, was stopped at a traffic light in the Dallas suburb of Coppell when an accident occurred next to him, he said.

Luddeke sprang into action. He helped the driver in one of the wrecked vehicles get out safely, then turned to assist the driver in the other vehicle, he said. No other people were in either vehicle. When he turned around, he saw that the first victim had returned to his truck to remove some Christmas gifts. Luddeke saw the vehicle had caught fire and grabbed the man just before the truck exploded, he said.

Luddeke then directed traffic around the accident site until police and firefighters arrived. No one was injured, said police in Coppell. "I really just did what anyone would do in that situation," Luddeke said. "I just happened to be wearing a Santa suit."