Wednesday, June 21, 2017

New Ken Doll

Mattel has updated Ken's looks.  They have released several new Ken dolls with various looks.  One of them has a "man bun."  The "man bun" Ken has taken center stage out of all of the new Kens.  It will be used as the avatar on Barbie's official twitter page.  man bun

Nanny Needed

The owners of a "Haunted House" in Scotland are looking for a live-in nanny.  Their add claims that the past 5 nannies have all left because of supernatural happenings in the house.  They are away from the home for business and need a nanny to look after the children while they're gone.  It's a generous package...offering 28 vacation days, legal holidays, and around $64,000 in salary.  The catch is that they have to be willing to work with the supernatural.  They've actually gotten about 2,000 replies so far.  ghost nanny

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dog Toy?

A woman in California went out in the dark and was picking up her dog's toy.  When it started to move, she realized that it wasn't a dog toy at all.  It was a small rattlesnake.  She was quick to drop it and side-step out of the way.  Her dog was at her side and very confused.  Lesson learned...don't grab for things in the dark.  It's all caught on video.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Gene Simmons Trademark

Gene Simmons wants to trademark his signature
hand gesture.  It's the pointer and pinkie finger raised with the thumb out at a right angle.  He claims that he was the first to use it and should be able to trademark it.  The cover of KISS' 1977 "Love Gun" shows him using the gesture.  But there are reasons he should not be able to be granted the trademark.  It is the American Sign Language symbol for "I Love You."  Ronnie James Dio apparently used it in 1979 when he was with Black Sabbath.  He says that he got it from his grandmother...it was an Italian thing.  But in 1966, John Lennon is using the same hand gesture on the cover of the "Yellow Submarine" single cover.  Many are calling for the trademark to be denied.  no trademark

Grand Theft

When a theft occurs that's over $950, it's considered grand theft.  Usually it's used when a vehicle, farm animal, or firearm is stolen.  But I've never heard it used for avocados before.  Three workers from a produce company were arrested for grand theft fruit after they were caught stealing $300,000 worth of avocados.  They were found selling the fruit for cash at a ripening facility owned by the produce company.  Can't fix stupid.  busted

Friday, June 16, 2017

drug smuggler

A woman arrived at New York's JFK International Airport from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.  She was in a wheelchair and US Customs noticed something wrong with her chair.  The cushion was heavier than it should've been and when they checked, they found it full of 27 pounds of cocaine worth $468,000.  busted

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Lollipops

In Houston, TX, police discovered $1 million worth of meth laced lollipops.  The suspects were arrested when they tried to flee with the drugs.  There were so much in their vehicle that the hatch wouldn't close.  The lollipops are colorful and are made to look like flowers, characters, and other kid friendly forms.  Police think they were being made to target children.  They feel that there are more people involved in the making of the candy-like drugs and are investigating.  It takes the lowest scum of the earth to target children like that.  drug bust

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pity Ticket

An officer in Wausau, WI found a car parked in an overdue meter spot.  It had been parked there all night so the officer decided to write a ticket.  But before he could do that, he noticed a note on the car.  It read, "Please take pity on me.  I walked home...safe choices =)"  The officer did take pity on the person and wrote a warning ticket instead.  Great job Officer Jim Hellrood!  pity granted 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nuggets Emergency

A woman in Texas was upset that her chicken nuggets weren't delivered to her quickly enough.  She blocked the drive-thru and was causing problems for the employees of the restaurant so they called 911.  As the police were on the way, the woman also called 911 to complain about her chicken nuggets taking too long to get to her.  She was given her money back and told to leave. Only a crazy person would call 911 for a chicken nugget complaint.  no nuggets for you!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Bear Run

A 10 mile race in Colorado Springs had a strange runner enter about half-way through the race.  A bear was seen running by participants on the course.  Eventually a space opened and the bear was able to cross.  Just a little extra excitement for the runners.  bear sighting

Friday, June 9, 2017

Ride to Hooters

A man in Florida wanted to go to Hooters so badly that he called 911 to get a ride.  He told the dispatcher that he needed to get to the restaurant because his grandmother had suffered a stroke in the parking lot.  After searching the area for three hours, police found the man's grandmother at another location and she said that she didn't have a stroke and didn't need any help.  The man got a ride...to jail.  call a taxi

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Clamshells

A man in Rhode Island has paved an access road to his house using clamshells.  He neglected to clean them first though and maggots have been attracted to the meat that still clings to the shells. Not only are there maggots crawling all over the road but the stench is making some neighbors sick.  The building inspector has issued a cease and desist order.  Police and the State Department of Environmental Management are investigating.  putrid smell

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Bird Mess

In Arcadia, California, a peacock strolled through the open door of a liquor store.  The owner tried to shoo it back out the door but instead it flew to the top of a shelf.  Apparently the bird had expensive tastes.  An animal control officer came after a call to 911 but the bird was having none of it.  Several attempts to catch the peacock caused $500 worth of broken bottles of alcohol.  Eventually it was caught and released unharmed outside.  alcohol abuse

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Pizza Delivery

Two employees at a Washington pizza place have been arrested after it was discovered that they were using pizza boxes to deliver cocaine.  They would take the "order" to the parking lot where customers would be waiting.  Undercover police officers were sent into the store after the cops received reports of the drugs being sold there.  They developed a relationship with the drug dealers and were able to arrest them and even get more information about others who were dealing drugs in the area.  busted

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bragging on Facebook

A Florida man was bragging on Facebook about all the money he had.  He did this on a Facebook Live post.  He was flashing the money on camera and then went to another room to retrieve more.  As he's showing the second pile of cash and saying, "It don't stop, man.  It don't stop," the police barge in and arrest him for dealing drugs. arrested live on Facebook

Friday, June 2, 2017

Town's Sex Sign

Sussex, WI was having their water tower repainted when the workers were overcome by the fumes and had to wait until the paint dried before finishing.  Unfortunately, the primer was only applied over the beginning of the word and the word "sex" was left on the tower while they waited.  Some say the workers did it on purpose and the contractor admitted that they liked the attention.  SEX greeting

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Burning Through Your Cash

Would-be burglars tried to break into an ATM using a blow torch.  What they did was burn all the cash and they got nothing.  Hey! Burglars!  Cash is made of paper...if you want it, don't burn it.  idiots

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Shouting Man

A man in Australia was crossing a street and started ranting at the driver of a car.  A dashcam in the car caught it all on video.  Even the part where the pedestrian, who was so focused on the car, didn't notice a pole in front of him.  He smacked into the pole which caused the driver to laugh and the pedestrian to rant and scream some more.  karma

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Shark

A 73-year-old man was out fishing when a "catch" jumped into his boat.  It was a 440 pound shark.  The critter somehow ended up jumping high enough to land in the boat and injure the man's arm.  The Coast Guard came to the man's rescue and almost didn't believe the story until they saw the shark for themselves. They said that there are a lot of sharks in that area but they've never heard of one jumping in a boat.   strange boat mate

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lost Cocaine

Cops in Pennsylvania discovered about $1600 worth of cocaine in a parking lot.  They have placed it in their lost and found box and have invited the owner to retrieve it.  In order to prove that they are the true owner, they must provide a picture of them holding the drug, a photo ID, and a written statement saying that the drug is theirs.  Think anyone will claim it?  lost and found

Thursday, May 25, 2017

To Catch a Phone Thief

A man in Florida stole a cell phone when the owner let him use it.  The police were notified and used a unique way to catch the thief.  They called the phone using facetime.  The idiot answered the phone...busted.  There's no denying that you have a stolen phone when your face shows up on facetime.  screenshot

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

No Fury Like an Ex-Wife Scorned

A 61-year-old woman was arrested after it was discovered that she broke into her ex-husband's house and destroyed $350,000 worth of personal property.  The break-in happened in 2015 and she was just charged after turning herself in to police.  justice

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Indiana Alligator

Two men fishing in an Indiana Creek found an alligator.  It's was 2 1/2 feet long and no one knows how it got there.  Although a conservation officer said that it was probably a pet that grew too big and was released in the creek.  One of the men is caring for the alligator until a permanent home can be found.  Bedford, Indiana

Accidental Donation

A used children's clothing store in Minnesota accepted a donation.  Inside the donated children's clothing was more than 100 grams of marijuana.  It was packaged in small baggies for sale which is a felony.  The Maplewood Police have invited the owner to come forward to claim it...not surprisingly, no one has taken them up on the offer. baggies of marijuana

Monday, May 22, 2017

Car in Swimming Pool

A man in North Carolina left his car in a swimming pool.  He said that he had to get home to care for his son so he left the car behind.  The police think there's more to his story because he keeps changing it.  Why did the car end up in a swimming pool?  wet parking spot

Friday, May 19, 2017

Alligator vs. Car

An alligator was crossing I-75 in Florida.  Unfortunately for the critter, Jennifer Rosinski was traveling that stretch of road in her SUV.  She hit the gator and the accident sent her car flipping many times.  The outcome for her was much better than it was for the alligator though.  Jennifer managed to walk away with just bruises and a small cut under her eye.  She said that it was her first major accident and was surprised that it was a "car vs. alligator" accident.  

Only in Minnesota

A shopper in a Walmart was startled when a deer ran into him.  The critter had wandered into the store probably looking for a snack.  It entered through the garden center doors.  Tom Grasswick of Deer Creek was shopping at the Wadena Walmart when the incident ocurred and his first instinct was to tackle the deer.  He covered the deer's eyes so it would calm down and then held the animal down on a pallet of dog food.  He and other customers managed to safely get the deer outside and let it go.  shopping deer

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bear in Car

A family in Virginia was awoken by the sound of their car horn.  What they discovered was a young bear locked inside.  They figure the bear opened a door to get inside to eat some treats and then accidently locked itself inside.  The police opened the door and the young cub ran into the woods.  They warn that not only thieves break into cars so doors should be locked.  visitor

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Male Tortoiseshell Kitten

I thought it wasn't possible but a male Tortoiseshell kitten has been found.  The chromosomes needed for a cat to be orange and black make it almost impossible for a male kitten to have those colors.  Now for maybe the first time ever, one has been born.  It's at a shelter and they have already had over 350 offers to adopt.  He's not quite old enough to go to a furever home yet so the vetting process won't happen right away.  Whoever gets this kitten will be very lucky and had best take great care of it.  I love tortoiseshell cats and would definitely love to have this one but I know it won't happen.  rare kitten

Man's Best Friend

A man in Argentina fell out of a tree while he was trying to prune it.  He landed on his head and lost consciousness for a while.  When he woke up, his dog was "hugging" him.  The dog wouldn't even let rescue workers near his "person" at first.  Now that's devotion!  The dog had been rescued from the streets 4 years before and his owner says "I give him all my love and he gives me everything back."  true love

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Pizza on a Train

An Amtrak train became disabled and the passengers were stuck without food and water.  They decided to take matters into their own hands and ordered pizza.  The delivery man had to cut through a backyard, navigate a steep embankment, and jump over a water filled ditch to reach the train.  He was rewarded with $32 in tips and plenty of cheers.  successful delivery

Roof Dog

A dog in Texas learned how to jump on the roof of his house from the backyard.  He likes to sit on the roof and the owners have had to post a sign explaining that the dog is not in any danger.  They invite people to take pictures and share them with the world.  Huckleberry "HuckTheRoofDog"

Monday, May 15, 2017

Is it a Church?

In Nashville, TN a church was visited by a couple of code inspectors.  The two paid a $40 cover charge to enter the church and found that it was being used as a sex club.  In 2015, the sex club moved to a run down office building and decided to call themselves a church because they were located too close to a school.  And now, the City is working to close the club.  sex club

Friday, May 12, 2017

Ducklings wander through school

A mama duck always lays eggs behind a Montana High School every year.  After they hatch, she knocks on the back door of the school with her beak until someone opens the door.  She wanders through the halls until she gets to the front door because there's a creek out front of the building.  There's video.

"Cheeto" rescued

A small girl was at the beach with her mother when she saw a seagull drop what she thought was a Cheeto.  She went to investigate and discovered that it was an orange seahorse.  The two put the seahorse in a bucket and took it to a local Aquarium where the seahorse has been named "Cheeto" and is recovering nicely.  It will be released into the wild when it is ready.  While Cheeto is recovering, there is a Cheeto cam that can be viewed on the Aquarium's site.  video

He Really Wanted Beer!

A half-naked man in Ohio wanted beer so bad that he crashed his car into a convenience store so the could get some.  He was wearing nothing from the waist down and told the employee in the closed store that he needed beer.  When Police arrived, the man had barricaded himself in a beer cooler and told the police to shoot him.  They managed to subdue and remove him from the store.  Guess he's not getting his beer for a long time.  beer run

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Raccoon to be Deported From Canada

A racoon was seen peaking at passengers from behind a ceiling tile.  He was just hanging out in the baggage area.  Several travelers captured video and photos of the critter.  He appeared there again a couple days later and wildlife officials are trying to trap him so that he can be re-located.  peeping racoon

Extra in Used Game

An 11-year-old boy in Florida went to a gaming store to buy a used game.  He traded some of his old games to get the one he wanted.  When he opened the package, he found a bag of methamphetamine inside the game booklet.  The mother was livid when she called the store and they directed her to call the corporate offices.  She's very upset because it's happened before at a different branch of this gaming store and if her son had accidently ingested some of the meth, it would've been extremely bad for him.  meth in game

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Upstairs Neighbor

There's a house for sale in South Carolina that is a duplex.  But it's listed as a single family dwelling because there's a permanent tenant upstairs.  There's a message to the people who buy the house that they should never go into the upstairs apartment, they won't get rent or a deposit, and they should never ask questions.  That's way too creepy for me but maybe someone will find it intriguing enough to buy the house. It's listed on Zillow and some have called it the "nightmare house."
 unknown tenant

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Monkey Loose in Oklahoma?

Is there a monkey loose in a town in Oklahoma?  Several residents have reported hearing it's calls near their homes.  One neighbor says that she has seen the animal.  However, no video or pictures have been taken of it.  real or imagined?

Monday, May 8, 2017

Surfer and Shark

A surfer had a camera attached to his board.  What he caught on camera would scare the bravest of people.  A great white shark was next to him in the wave.  He wasn't concerned until he saw the shark turn towards him and that's when he decided to get out of the way.  video

Friday, May 5, 2017

How Not to Get Rid of Possums

A man in Pennsylvania wanted to get rid of possums near his home.  He started a pile of leaves on fire in the hopes that the smoke would chase the critters away.  Unfortunately the fire spread to his wood house and destroyed it.  bad idea

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May the Fourth be With You

Today is Star Wars day.  May the Fourth be with you.  I celebrate by wearing some of my Star Wars clothing.  I'll take every opportunity to do that!  You can find ways to celebrate here.

Drunk Hillary

A woman in Pennsylvania was arrested for drunk driving and when police asked for her name, she told them that she was "Hillary Clinton."  She was chased by Troopers from Maryland into Pennsylvania and then taken to a hospital where she refused drug and alcohol testing.  Her next stop was jail.  Police don't know why she gave that name instead of her own.  Perhaps alcohol had a hand in that.  If she wanted to use a fake name, at least use one that isn't so recognizable.  fake name

Big Case of Beer

There are 6-packs, 12-packs, case of 24, and even 30-packs that stock the shelves in stores.  But how about a 1,000-pack of beer?  A brewery in Finland started selling the beer in large quantities because a rival brewery started selling 100-packs of beer.  The 1,000 pack can be yours for only $2,346.  I know some people who would love that much beer.  It might last about a month for some of them.  beer

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

grenade seized

In Wisconsin at General Mitchell International Airport, the TSA seized a smoking device that was made from an inert grenade.  Unfortunately the TSA doesn't really know that it's inert until it is inspected and that takes time and slows the line.  So they confiscated it even though it was marked as an art item.  smoking device

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ronald McDonald visits KFC

Seven people dressed as Ronald McDonald went to visit a KFC.  They chanted in line about how the food was s**t.  But they were standing in line for some so it must not be so bad.  The reason was probably that they were all holding beers while chanting.  Alcohol gives false confidence.  Many customers took cell phone videos of the incident.  clowns

stupid students

Two students from a North Carolina school catfished their french teacher in order to get nude photos of him.  They shared the x-rated pictures with fellow students.  Both were arrested and have posted bond.  But they're going to be in a lot of trouble.  catfish

Monday, May 1, 2017

Darth Vader mask

If you've got a few extra dollars laying around, you can buy a Darth Vader mask.  For only $1.4 million you could be the proud owner of a 24K gold Darth Vader mask.  It can't be worn because it would be too heavy and there's no opening for a head.  But it could be quite the conversation piece on the mantle.  It will be released on the unofficial Star Wars Day, May 4th.  If that's too much money and you'd like something cheaper, the jeweler responsible for the gold mask is also selling gold coins emblazoned with images of Luke Skywalker or Yoda that can be purchased for only $1,200.  Star Wars in gold