Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I've heard of a tiger in your tank...

but a tiger in your suitcase? A woman was arrested at Bangkok's International Airport after a baby tiger was found in her suitcase amongst some stuffed toy tigers. The tiger appeared to be drugged; was dehydrated, and needed oxygen. It was taken to a wildlife conservation center in Bangkok. The intended destination was Iran but the woman is now facing 4 years in prison and a $1300 fine. story

Fake Disney Tickets

Some men in Florida found a way to scam Disney and Universal goers. They purchased used tickets from guests leaving the parks and then sold them to unsuspecting park hopefuls. But when the new owners of the old tickets were turned away at the gate, they promptly told police where the bogus tickets were bought. Since the crooks used real stores to sell the tickets, it wasn't long before there were apprehended. They netted about $400,000 before they were arrested. story

Saturday, August 28, 2010

True irony

A man and some friends were waiting on a train trestle in North Carolina for a "ghost train" to appear or be heard. Unfortunately it was a real train that rounded the bend; then struck and killed 29-year-old Christopher Kaiser of Charlotte. story

Thursday, August 26, 2010

10-year old shreds with Ozzy

A self-taught 10-year-old guitarist plays on stage with Ozzy Osbourne. Yuto Miyazawa played 'Crazy Train' on his "black-with-white polka-dotted flying-V guitar. " video

Miley Cyrus in the news again.

Liam Hemsworth's people are saying that him and Miley have split up. Miley denies it on her website. They met on the set of 'The Last Song' and became best friends at a time when Miley says that she needed a break from boys. story

fire tornado in Brazil

A fire tornado is very rare but this one was caught on tape. It takes a combination of strong winds, dry fields, and raging flames to create this naturally occurring phenomenon. video

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

vacation photo captures thief in action

A family visiting Madison WI for a wedding decided to stop and take a vacation photo in front of the capital building. In the background of the photo is a would-be thief stealing things from the family's bags. They contacted Capital Police who found the culprit still nearby and recovered the family's belongings. photo

massive traffic jam disappears

The 9-day traffic jam on the Beijing-Tibet expressway seemed to disappear over night. Reporters drove the whole span from Beijing to Inner Mongolia to report on the traffic jam and only encountered normal traffic flow. update

Zac Brown Band--free CD

The Zac Brown Band has teamed up with Ram Trucks and they're trying to get 1 million letters for US Soldiers. It's called "Letters for Lyrics" and all you have to do is write a letter, drop it off at a RAM dealer, and receive your free CD. This CD is not available in stores. letters

Monday, August 23, 2010

Now that's a traffic jam!

Being stuck in traffic for nine days is the ultimate traffic jam. Drivers heading to Beijing on the Beijing-Tibet expressway are stuck in traffic for days at a time. Local merchants are making a fortune off of the stranded motorists by selling them water and food and charging higher prices. Road construction repairs along with increased truck traffic are contributing to the delays.

gas prices

Gas prices fluctuate all of the time. Some places have gas for 6 cents a gallon and others pay almost $10--so glad I don't live there. gas prices

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

He returns!

Is it Batman? Is it a Jedi? Or how about a sequel to The Fly? No, it's Brett Favre. After all the talk about retiring, Favre has decided to return to the Vikings this year. Will his 20th year finally be the year he really retires? Favre

Saturday, August 14, 2010

PETA and a Dodge commercial

PETA does a lot of good but sometimes they cross the line. One example is when they were upset with the President for killing a fly during a speech. Now they're on the tail of Dodge about one of their commercials. They don't think that a monkey should be used in Dodge's commercial and made that known in a stern letter to the company. Dodge removed the monkey at PETA's request. You have to see it to believe it......both commercials here

Rampage over Chicken McNuggets

An Ohio woman was not please when a McDonald's restaurant told her that they were serving breakfast and she couldn't get Chicken McNuggets. She flew into a rage, punched the worker, and smashed a window. She didn't get her McNuggets but she did get 60 days in jail and a warning not to ever return to that McDonald's. video

Thursday, August 12, 2010

No more Cathy

The comic strip "Cathy" will end on October 3. It's creator has decided to stop after 30 years. And even though it's an "excruciating" decision, she looks forward to meeting personal deadlines instead. Cathy

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

bad spelling at a school

The contractor that painted a sign outside of a NC school might want to check out attending an english course there. They painted "SHCOOL" on the road just outside the school. shcool

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mommy, where do baby frogs come from?

A Wilson Township farmer discovered part of his land had been plowed and planted. He then discovered several 20-gallon barrels buried on the land. All of which contained water and frogs. I never knew that's how frogs were grown lol. A plow was left behind as well so the farmer locked it in his shed and awaits the return of the mystery plower. story

Dancing with Winona stars

On Saturday August 14, 2010, thirteen of Winona’s most talented stars will compete in the Second annual Dancing with Winona Stars Charity fundraiser at Saint Mary’s University Field House! This will be an entertaining and exciting evening you will not want to miss! The stars and instructors have been working tirelessly; the competition is fierce! Last year was fabulous! We packed them in and had a sold out crowd! This year we have moved venues to accommodate demand. We will also be set up a little differently with round tables of 8 and plenty of room to mingle. Make sure to get your tickets in advance before they sell out! Tickets are available at Hy-Vee, Midtown and the Gotta Dance Studios. A $20 ticket includes early admission, between 5:00 and 6:30 pm, plus hors d'oeuvres. Table selections can be made at that time. A $10 ticket includes General Admission to the show itself. If tickets are still available, General Admission tickets will be sold for $15 the day of the event. Your favorite star and/or charity needs your votes!! Half of the stars overall score is determined by votes collected! Votes are obtained by paying $1.00/vote for a designated star or charity. You can cast your vote with the star, charity, or with a Gotta Dance competition student or parent, or send your vote into Gotta Dance/DWWS 1733 Service Dr, Winona, MN 55987. Checks for both tickets and votes should be made out to Gotta Dance.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Rock Solid Youth Center is putting on 'Annie' on August 19-22. I play the part of Francis Perkins and once again I'm having a great time in rehearsals. The last time I was in this production, I played the dog catcher. We're trying to keep the Youth Center open so we need all the ticket sales we can get. Great show for a great cause.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Harley Davidson may be driving away from Milwaukee

High labor costs are making Harley Davidson consider a move to another state. It's been a Milwaukee icon for 107 years and would a considerable void in Milwaukee. The museum and headquarters would more than likely stay but that may not be enough to keep the tourists coming. Harley's move

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Favre says he's not returning for 20th season

He says that there is too much wear and tear on his body and he retiring for the third time. I guess time will tell. favre