Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Strange Stuff in the News

Apparently a love of shoes is something shared by women worldwide: In December, a 38-year-old man, apparently fed up with his girlfriend's demands that he continue accompanying her at a shopping mall in Xuzhou, China, threw himself off a seventh-floor balcony, to his death. A witness reported the man yelling that the girlfriend already had "more shoes than she could wear in a lifetime, and it was pointless buying any more." Following increasingly heated exchanges, the man dropped her shopping bags and leaped over the railing. --No, I'm not commenting on this story futher (I know better...)
The surveillance video of The Shambles bar in Chicago showed that an attempted break-in one night in January went very bad when the unidentified perp removed the front entrance lock -then gave up and fled seconds later when he couldn't open the door (which he was shown furiously pulling on, oblivious to the fact that it was a "push" door). 
Robert Williams, 42, had a really bad day when he tried to rob a PNC Bank in Laurel, Md. After being seen in the surveillance video twice spilling his entire loot ($20,650) on the bank's floor, he finally gathered the bills and fled in a pickup truck. Police punctured his tires, and when Williams tried to run, he slipped on the ice, slashing his head open. 
This one of those "Say what?" stories: Christopher Schaeffer likely became the first public officeholder in the U.S. sworn in as an openly declared "Pastafarian" -- an adherent of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster -- when he took his seat on the Town Council of Pomfret, N.Y., in January. Schaeffer was wearing the traditional Pastafarian religious head covering (a colander). 
Time to stop. I feel a need for a cocktail or three….

Today’s Reflection:
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
-Winston Churchill

Live Long and Prosper…

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