Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Remember to Keep Breathing

What kind of world do we live in?

What's next, an NBA star moonlighting as a Florida State Trooper?.... wait...

Miss America Helps Catch Sex Predators:

"Miss America can add crime fighter to her resume. Lauren Nelson recently went undercover with police in New York for a sting targeting sexual predators.

Officers with Suffolk County's computer crimes unit created an online profile of a 14-year-old girl that included photographs of Nelson as a teenager.

Here's your money quote:

'I got to chat online with the predators and made phone calls, too,'

"And I was like, oh-my-god, this is so kewl. So, you're like a sex prepper, riiight? Oh my god, this one time at a pageant in Orlando....."

I really fucking hate certain things about the U.S. sometimes....


I really, really, really, don't want to write this but.....

To finally do this, Alabama... is mighty white of you.

Ala. legislators OK slavery apologies:

"MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The state House and Senate approved separate resolutions apologizing for slavery Tuesday — one day after Confederate Memorial Day, an official state holiday.

'An apology goes a long way,' said Sen. Hank Sanders, a Democrat from Selma who sponsored his chamber's resolution. 'Some of us can't begin to heal until we have an apology. Some of us can't move into reconciliation until we have an apology.'"

Germany has rednecks too!

Drunk Man Parks Horse in German Bank

BERLIN — An early-morning German bank customer had a bit of a shock when he found a horse already in line at the automatic teller machine in front of him. It seems the horse's owner, identified only as Wolfgang H., had a bit too much to drink the night before and decided to sleep it off inside the bank's heated foyer, police said Tuesday.

The 40-year-old machinist told Bild newspaper he had had "a few beers" with a friend in Wiesenburg, southwest of Berlin, and decided to hit the hay in the bank on his way home.

"It was late, it was already dark and cold," he was quoted as saying.


Very cool.

Potentially Habitable Planet Found:

"WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for 'life in the universe.'

The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a 'red dwarf,' is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun.


In your face, grim reaper!

Man beats bookmakers by turning 100:

"LONDON (Reuters) - A British man celebrated his 100th birthday with 25,000 pounds ($50,000) in winnings on Tuesday after he beat the bookmakers with a wager that he would live for a century.

Alec Holden, from Epsom, south west of London, had placed a 100 pound bet with bookmaker William Hill almost 10 years ago that he would live to be 100 years old.

The retired engineer said a daily diet of porridge and playing chess was the key to his longevity -- as was remembering to keep breathing."


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