Archive for the ‘Weirdness’ Category

Aliens in Monroe County?

Friday, May 9th, 2008

For the second time in two years, crop circles have appeared in Monroe County.

A Sure Sign You’ve Hit Rock Bottom

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

A lawnmower DUI.

No Blood for Oil!

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

The indispensable Michael Silence reports:

Athens police say two men walking to get gas for their empty car started fighting over who should pay for it and ended up in jail, one with minor stab wounds.

Police said both David A. Lundsford of Sweetwater and Roger Gifford of Athens remain in custody pending a court appearance Friday.

A police report shows Lundsford suffered a minor stab wound in the abdomen, apparently inflicted with a pocket knife early Wednesday. A witness told police that she saw Lundsford punching Gifford.

Lundsford told officers that he and Gifford were walking north on Congress Parkway after running out of gas and they started arguing about who should pay when they got to the pump.

Both men are charged with public intoxication.

That last part is a shocker.

Government to Regulate Passage of Time

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Lest anyone think we Southerners are the only sports obsessed folks in America, we find this story from New Jersey:

State Sen. Robert Singer wants the NCAA to investigate the Feb. 11 game that Tennessee won 59-58 over Rutgers despite a question over whether the clock expired.

The Republican’s non-binding legislation calls upon the NCAA to investigate why the game clock seemed to pause for more than a second just before reaching zero. Tennessee had time for Nicky Anosike to make two foul shots to win.

Somehow, when they were drafting their Constitution, I don’t think the founders of New Jersey had this in mind.

Roaming Gnomes

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

I’m glad I don’t live here:

A TOWN in South America is living in fear after several sightings of a ‘creepy gnome’ that locals claim stalks the streets at night.

The midget – which wears a pointy hat and has a distinctive sideways walk – was caught on video last week by a terrified group of youngsters.

Dumb Criminals

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

If you’re a fugitive from justice, posting your whereabouts on your blog might not be a very smart move:

A blog post helped the LAPD nab a man they’ve been after for 27 years, the LA Times reports. Kazuyoshi Miura was wanted for the 1981 murder of his wife there. But he fled to Japan before he could be charged. (He was tried and convicted there, but the decision was overturned on procedural reasons. That trial was why Japanese authorities refused to extradite him.) Miura is an avid blogger, and for the last several years the LAPD has been an avid reader. In a move destined to go down as one of the stupidest things a fugitive has ever done, Miura posted about an upcoming trip to Saipan, a U.S. territory. No surprise: the police were waiting for him.

Via Stephen Bainbridge

Garfield Minus Garfield

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

This is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in quite some time.

Via Steven Taylor

Obama Unites America

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

One of Barack Obama’s top selling points is that he can unite Americans of all political stripes.

We now have evidence that this is true. It seems both Louis Farrakhan and David Duke are offering him their support (although, in fairness, these two agreed on a lot to begin with).

Cross posted at Tennesseefree

Life on Mars?

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

The Mars rover Spirit has captured a strange figure on the Red Planet. Is it an alien? It looks to me like bigfoot. I am skeptical, of course, but I want to believe.

So Many Jokes. So Little Time.

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Virginia lawmakers are debating some vital legislation:

It’s one thing to dangle fuzzy dice from a rear view mirror, but decorating a trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles might be a bit much in Virginia.

State Del. Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying replicas of human genitalia on vehicles, calling it a safety issue because it could distract other drivers.