Friday, November 14, 2008

Nov. 14, 2008: The Week in Weirdness

"It's amazing, it's astounding, but it's no B.S."
- George Carlin(RIP)

News involving your fellow man at their less than stellar moments.

If I gotta go, so do you!
Police say a woman has died on the way to a cemetery when a traffic accident hurled her late husband's coffin against the back of her neck. Barcelos died instantly.

Man eats his way out of prison!
Canadian prison authorities were forced to release a 450-pound (205 kg) drug gang member this week because he was too large for his cell, the Journal de Montreal newspaper reported on Wednesday.

And you thought you were bad about cleaning up!
An elderly woman has been living with two skeletons and a badly decomposed body of her siblings in a suburb of Chicago, one of whom may have died at least 20 years ago, authorities said on Saturday.

If you want me you'll have to go through my grandpa!
Contradicting Homer Simpsons' belief that old people are useless, police say a Tampa man used his 72-year-old grandfather as a shield against officers during his arrest.

Note to self: Blow torch not a viable duster.
A single-story home in Sargent, GA was damaged by fire after the homeowner accidentally set the fire while cleaning cobwebs from the eaves around the exterior of the residence with a blow torch.

Ken Mink, a 73-year-old full-time student, scored two points Monday night in Roane State Community College's 93-42 victory over King College's junior varsity. Mink entered the game with about 16 minutes left in the second half and attempted one shot in about three minutes. Seven minutes later, he went back in the game, was fouled and made two free throws.

Economy got you down? Have a sexy party!
An Australian holiday resort will hold a month-long, nude "anything goes" party to combat an expected economic downturn, media reports said on Thursday.

Parents got you down? Go to Grandma's!
A 9-year-old boy was caught driving his parents' car alone after police received a report about an unmanned vehicle moving down the street. The boy took the car, which had been parked with the key in the ignition at his family's home in Gifu, central Japan, to visit his grandmother's house, a police spokesman said.

Little House on the Prairie? Only on Cinemax!
Finally, confirming what I've been saying for years, Finland has rated the DVD release of the much-loved children's television series "Little House on the Prairie" suitable for adult viewing only.

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