Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Maybe the suspect tripped and fell?

A Force-Recon Marine collecting toys for children was stabbed when he helped stop a suspected shoplifter in east Plainfield.

The 'Toys-R-Us' Store Manager told 'The Plain Dealer' that man was seen on surveillance cameras last Friday putting a laptop under his jacket at the store.

When confronted, the man became irate, knocked down an employee, pulled a knife and ran toward the door.

Outside were four Force-Recon Marines collecting toys for the "Toys For Tots" program.

Smith said the Marines stopped the man, but he stabbed one of them, in the back.
The cut did not appear to be severe.

The suspect was transported by ambulance to the Plainfield County Hospital with two broken arms, a broken leg, possible broken ribs, multiple contusions and assorted lacerations including a broken nose and jaw ...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

This is interesting - North Pole is moving...

North Is Changing Position by Forty Miles a Year [Navigation]

Magnetic north is shifting! The place all compasses point to is moving from "near Canada toward Russia" at a rate of 40 miles a year, "about a one-degree difference in compass direction every five years." This is, of course, a massive pain in the ass for airports, pilots, boaters, and, apparently, turtles, who rely on magnetic north to migrate between Africa and South America. We blame postmodernism and the loss of external truth, and also, the constant movement of the earth's molten iron core

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Joke - Two blondes and their uncle

Bubbles and Barbie, two blonde sisters, had promised their Uncle, who had been a seafaring gentleman all his life, to bury him at sea when he died. Of course, in due time, he did pass away and the two blondes kept their promise. They set off from Clearwater Beach with their uncle all stitched up in a burial bag and loaded onto their rowboat.

After a while Bubbles says, ‘Do you think we’re out far enough, Barbie?” 

Barbie slipped over the side and finding the water only knee deep said, “Nope, not yet Bubbles.”

So they row a little farther…. Again Bubbles asks Barbie, “Do you think we’re out far enough now?”

Once again Barbie slips over the side and almost immediately says, “No, this will never do. The water is only up to my chest.”

So on they row and row and row, and finally Barbie slips over the side and disappears. Quite a bit of time goes by and poor Bubbles is really getting worried when suddenly Barbie breaks the surface, gasping for breath she says, “OK, it’s finally deep enough. Hand me the shovel."

We need more guns...

Yep, there would be a lot less crime and fewer people shot if we all carried weapons.  I know, I know - it seems counterintuitive - it seems like more guns would mean more shootings - but no - if we're all protecting ourselves, the crooks will be afraid and they won't bother us.  I'm packing as I type this and - owwww - I just went to scratch my back and shot myself.  Maybe this video can explain what I'm trying to say.

In case you'd forgotten, here's the bit on Plaxico Burris from Wikipedia...

On Friday, November 28, 2008, Burress suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the right thigh in the New York City nightclub LQ when his Glock pistol, tucked in the waistband of his sweatpants,[20] began sliding down his leg; apparently in reaching for the gun he inadvertently depressed the trigger, causing the gun to fire.

Bowling trick

Maybe I could have bowled better if I'd done it like this...


A few nifty Photoshops...

Funny VW commercial

Sometimes you need a roomy vehicle...

Popcorn kittens

Three minutes of kitten having fun...


Funny stuff in print...

They're gonna live until they die (video)

Close calls...

Maybe animals DO have brains

Just a thought - maybe animals are smarter than we give them credit for...

Some LOL Animal pictures