Friday, February 24, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Don't mess with those oldies.
|GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Bill Barnes says he was scratching off a losing $2 lottery ticket inside a gas station when he felt a hand slip into his front-left pants pocket, where he had $300 in cash.|
He immediately grabbed the person's wrist with his left hand and started throwing punches with his right, landing six or seven blows before a store manager intervened.
"I guess he thought I was an easy mark," Barnes, 72, told The Grand Rapids Press for a story Tuesday.
He's anything but an easy mark: Barnes served in the Marines, was an accomplished Golden Gloves boxer and retired after 20 years as an iron worker.
Jesse Daniel Rae, the 27-year-old Newaygo County man accused of trying to pick Barnes' pocket, was arraigned Monday in Rockford District Court on one count of unarmed robbery, a 15-year felony.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Germany bans Tom Cruise because he's a scientologist cult member!
|BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has barred the makers of a movie about a plot to kill Adolf Hitler from filming at German military sites because its star Tom Cruise is a Scientologist, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. Cruise, also one of the film's producers, is a member of the Church of Scientology which the German government does not recognise as a church. Berlin says it masquerades as a religion to make money, a charge Scientology leaders reject.|
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Professional jump roper.
|With one arm behind his back he swings the rope over his head and spins it under his feet - One!|
Then with one arm behind his back and his other under his leg, he swings the rope under his feet again - Two!
His arms return to his sides, but the rope goes under his feet again - Three!
Then with both arms crossed, he swings the rope under his feet one more time - Four!
And he lands.
The entire trick, Nestler calls it "The Scooby Doo," takes only a blink.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
I'm a little sketchy about putting acetone in your tank and turning off your car at traffic lights is ridiculous, but the tire pressure, air filter, spark plugs, wires, and cleaning out your trunk are good tips.
Double Your Gas Mileage! 2X - The funniest videos are a click away
Double Your Gas Mileage! 2X - The funniest videos are a click away
I'm sorry but this is just sick. There's no way you should have to compete on a television show for a kidney to save your life. Maybe the tv show should spend their money elsewhere and save more lives than broadcasting about how they helped save one person and then said sorry to the rest of the contestants because they didn't win the competition.
Win A Kidney Show creates uproar.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Skyscraper in Dubai rotates. That would be awesome. A different view outside of your house all the time.
|In skyscraper-crazy Dubai, tall isn't enough. In a design to be unveiled today in the oil-rich emirate, David Fisher, an Italian-Israeli architect, has dreamed up a 68-story combination hotel, apartment and office tower where the floors would rotate 360 degrees. Each floor would rotate independently, creating a constantly changing architectural form.|
18-yr old is the youngest to climb all seven summits. What an animal.
Here's a list of the Seven Summits and climbers that have completed them.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Sunday, May 13, 2007
What a bunch of BS. Everyone else in this world pays taxes, tax these people too.
|NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP -- A Redford Township church that believes wealth is God's reward is raising eyebrows for buying its pastor a $3.65 million mansion and taking it off the tax rolls.|
This month, township officials grudgingly conceded they had no choice but to remove the 11,000-square-foot home overlooking Maybury State Park from its assessment rolls, losing $40,000 annually in taxes.
They concluded the plush pad is a parsonage, but that hasn't quelled debate among township officials and neighbors about whether Christian charity extends to the Detroit World Outreach Church's purchase in September of the home for Pastor Ben Gibert and his wife and co-pastor, Charisse Gibert.
"I also have faith in God, but I don't expect to live in such opulence," said Evgenia Asimakis, a single mother of two who lives nearby and has trouble paying her property taxes.
Her neighbor, Gary Wall, is blunter: "You don't need a multimillion-dollar place to see God. He'll take a lot less."
Detroit World Outreach Church isn't apologizing. In fact, members say the mansion is proof God has blessed them.
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Monday, April 30, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Home prices fall fastest rate in 13 years.
|Prices will probably continue falling, said Goldman Sachs economists in a research note. "We expect [the index] to be down about 5% by the end of 2007. If anything, it's getting there a bit faster than we anticipated," they wrote.|
Prices fell year-over-year in 13 of the 20 cities, led by Detroit (down 7.8%), San Diego (down 5%), Boston (down 4.7%) and Washington (down 4.3%).
On the other hand, prices have risen 10.6% in the past year in Seattle, 7.7% in Portland, Ore., and 7.3% in Charlotte, N.C.
Other cities in the index: Atlanta, up 2.1% year-on-year; Chicago, up 1.7%; Cleveland, down 2.7%; Dallas, up 1.3%; Denver, down 1.6%; Las Vegas, down 1%; Los Angeles, down 0.4%; Miami, up 2.9%; Minneapolis, down 1.6%; New York, down 1.8%; Phoenix, down 2.1%; San Francisco, down 2.2%; and Tampa, down 1.1%.
This guy offers to cook and ship you a hot dog in the mail for $1.
|If you're hungry for a hotdog, you're in luck. For only $1, I will cook you a hot dog and mail it to you.|
Just PayPal me a buck, and I will personally cook you a delicious hotdog, and then ship it out to you!
I'm really good at making hot dogs, so you may even want to buy a few! Generally speaking, I throw them on the Foreman Grill, to give them a nice even cook. But if I have a lot to cook, I might put them on the regular grill outside. I can boil them, or cook them on an electric griddle, by special request only. I suppose I could even microwave them if you want.
If you buy 5, I'll throw one in for free, and send you 6 hotdogs.
Now, because your hot dog may get cold during shipment, I also include instructions to re-heat your hot dog, at no additional charge.
They make great gag gifts, so if you need a joke gift for a friend, a white elephant exchange, or just want to play a prank on someone, order them a hotdog or two (definately add the Deluxe Condiment Pack as well, which is the second PayPal button) and I'll totally mail it to them...I will even include a personalized message of your choice. Just type it into the "Special Instructions" section on the PayPal checkout.
What a weird idea. He even includes reheating instructions when you receive your dog, unbelievable.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Illegal Bones Factory. I've never heard of anything like it. Weird.
|Indian police discovered a human "bones factory" in an eastern state on Monday and arrested six people for illegally trading in skeletons, a senior officer said.|
The arrested men told police the bones were sold to medical students and used in traditional medicine, district police chief Peeyush Pandey said.
Investigators found dozens of skeletons -- treated with chemicals -- laid out to dry in the sun when they reached a river bank in Keshia, 200 kilometers (125 miles) north of Kolkata, capital of West Bengal state.
"We received complaints that several bodies were missing from graveyards and, while investigating the case, we stumbled on the secret bones factory," Pandey said.