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Another Entry to the List of Things You Shouldn't Do

The tattoo on strip club owner Sean Dubowik's penis reads: "Hot Rod."
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Dubowik said he got the tattoo on a bet and that "it was the most horrible thing I ever went though in my life."

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By min | December 20, 2007, 2:35 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Santa Never Gets a Break

Drug traffickers in a Rio slum opened fire on a helicopter carrying a Santa to a children's party, apparently mistaking it for a police helicopter, police said Tuesday.

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By min | December 20, 2007, 11:01 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



Santa Molested

A woman on crutches was a little too free with her Christmas spirit.

"The security officer at the mall said Santa Claus has been sexually assaulted," police Detective Lt. Thomas Michael said of the complaint.

Sandrama Lamy, 33, of Danbury, was charged with sexual assault and breach of peace in the weekend incident. She was released on a promise to appear in court on Jan. 3.

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Police did not give the name of the disconcerted Santa, but they said he is 65 and felt badly because children were waiting to see him. "He was apparently shocked and embarrassed by the whole incident," Myles said.

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She must have practiced or something. Perched on the guy's lap, holding your crutches, and still managing to find just the right spot to covertly cop a feel? That's talent.


By min | December 19, 2007, 8:46 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (2)| Link



Bonus Random Lyrics

Translation of the Kikkoman song (found on an old post on Tom Tomorrow's blog while searching for something else):

It came from the star of a soybean.
He is the messenger of justice.
Food will become very delicious if soy sauce is poured instantly.
Fly in dining out! It is mortal work Kikko-panch!
"fried egg ... soy sauce is best."
Show me Show you Kikkoman...

It came from the star of a soybean.
Funky that guy is Kikkoman.
Soy sauce is good for the body.
There is also a sterilization action.
It does not become a comparison in sauce and catsup.
It is mortal work Kikko beam!
"Therefore, it must also have been told to egg baking that soy sauce
was the best!"
Show me Show you Kikkoman...

...is it possible some of you haven't seen the video?


By fnord12 | December 13, 2007, 11:07 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (4)| Link



Parkway Decorator

Anybody seen this while on the Parkway? Anyone with pictures?

Someone is hanging Christmas ornaments with care, not by the chimney but on trees along the Garden State Parkway.

It started before Thanksgiving with two glass ornaments -- a shiny red ball about the size of a cantaloupe and a smaller red oblong with gold glitter swirls -- tied to branches of two large pines.

They were easily visible to motorists blasting down the southbound lanes on a stretch of highway in the Pinelands where there are no nearby houses.

Then more decorations popped up. One week it was a glitter-enhanced green ball the same size as the original red one. Next came a smaller gourd-shaped ornament with red and gold glitter.

After that, a smaller red ball with white glitter snowflakes appeared.

This Monday, a large silver bell appeared on a tree on the other side of the road. On Tuesday, it was a burgundy apple-shaped ornament about the size of a medium pumpkin.

"Somebody has a lot of holiday spirit, which is great, but a lot of spare time at night, which is not so great," said Joseph Orlando, a spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which operates the parkway.

There are no notes or any other indications of who is responsible for the roadside ornaments.

"It's a mystery to us," said State Police Capt. Al Della Fave.

Orlando wondered if the phantom decorator could be some frustrated husband whose wife won't let him cover the house with any more lights or ornaments.

"This is probably some guy whose wife finally said 'Enough!'" he said.


By min | December 12, 2007, 10:54 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (6)| Link



The Chinese Will Eat Anything

The "upbeat" part of this story is this:

Chinese miners trapped for nearly a week after a tunnel collapsed told today how they survived by eating a leather belt and pieces of paper.
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"Later, we got really hungry and it was lucky I had a leather belt. I boiled it but it wouldn't cook, so I divided the half-cooked belt and gave it to everyone to eat," Wu was quoted as saying.

The disturbing part of it is:

The mine owner apparently delayed reporting the accident to local authorities for three days. Mine owners in China routinely attempt to hide accidents from authorities to avoid being fined or shut down.

A similar delay is being blamed for the high death toll at a mine in northern China last week, which killed 105 miners. The mine operators waited more than five hours before calling in outside rescuers.

It's just disgusting and sad that this happens routinely. Just part of everyday business. *sigh*

I'm surprised the government allowed the media to report it. Perhaps they plan on making an example of the mine owners to show that trying to avoid the fines is worse than just paying up. But with China's huge need for fuel, i doubt much will come of it. Safety gets tossed to the wayside in the face of "progress". There are a billion Chinese people, afterall. So what if they lose a few?


By min | December 10, 2007, 3:49 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Yeah, i have a complaint about the quantity of your product.


By fnord12 | December 6, 2007, 5:08 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (1)| Link



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