Posts tagged ‘Odd news’

February 3, 2009

Got a kidney to spare? Need some cash?

by thoughtfulconservative

Sell it on Craigslist.

I’ve got two. I could probably get by with one. They probably wouldn’t take it this way, however.

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December 22, 2008

Weird story of the day

by thoughtfulconservative

Today’s story comes to us from my old stomping grounds via the St. Petersburg (FL) Times.

Police say that allegations of sex in the women’s restroom at Sidebern’s, one of Tampa’s priciest restaurants, prompted a rolling fistfight and, later in the parking lot, the arrest of a lawyer who tried too hard to get involved.

According to the police report, around 11 p.m. Saturday Aimee Marie Dias, 35, said she walked into the women’s restroom at SideBern’s, 2208 Morrison Ave., and saw two people having “sexual relations.”

According to Dias’ account, she verbally confronted the pair before she was assaulted. “Ms. Dias said she and Ms. Jacolow went to the floor rolling around exchanging punches, pushes, etc.,” the report states.

Hochschwender told police there was no sex, but that he “was upset and Ms. Jacolow was calming him as a result of a poor relationship.”

From Ms. Dias’s allegations, one can only assume what this “calming” entailed.

Oh, it gets better.

Hochschwender told police that Dias threw a punch at him, then the ensuing fight between the two women spilled out to the main bar floor.

Saturday night fights. Ms. Dias is a spunky lady.

Oh, there’s just a bit more.

Enter Brent Warren Yessin, 45, of Tampa.

According to the police report, Yessin was waiting for a valet to return his car outside the restaurant. He persistently offered his services and even misrepresented himself to officers as an attorney for those involved.

Heh. Classy place with classy clietele.

Desperado, Steve Buscemi: … I was up a few towns away- you know Saragosa? … Now this bar, it’s full of real low-lives. I mean, not like this place here.

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December 1, 2008

Thief steals Thanksgiving dinner off woman’s porch

by thoughtfulconservative

And anyone who lives in the north knows why.

Moore packed the cooler with half a turkey, potatoes and salad. She left it on her daughter’s porch Wednesday evening because her daughter’s refrigerator was too small to hold the food. [Emphasis mine]

October 20, 2008

Don’t drink and drive

by thoughtfulconservative

Even if it’s a combine.

A Minnesota man is under arrest after allegedly stealing a combine and taking it for drunken ride through several yards and crashing into a garage. The man was charged with first offense operating while intoxicated, third-degree burglary, third-degree theft and criminal mischief as a Class C felony.

September 30, 2008

Would you expect anything else?

by thoughtfulconservative

Horny Goat Weed may offer Viagra alternative

September 27, 2008

Good week, Bad week

by thoughtfulconservative

One of my favorite sections of THE WEEK magazine (Sorry, you may need to be a subscriber to follow the link),

Good week for:
Virtual friendship, after Internet analyst Bill Tancer reported that social
networking through websites such as Facebook and MySpace has become more popular than surfing for porn. “Young users spend so much time on social networks,” Tancer said, “that they don’t have time to look at adult sites.”

The constitutional right to show your underwear, after a local Florida judge ruled that a Riviera Beach law banning the wearing of baggy, low-riding pants was unconstitutional.

Brilliant insights, after Lynne Spears said in an interview that it probably wasn’t such a good idea to turn her daughter Britney into an international sex symbol at age 15. “It’s kind of like Britney was sent out into the world a little bit prematurely,” Spears said.

Bad week for:
Room service,
after a hotel on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast fired all its male employees for repeatedly having affairs with foreign female guests.

Mickey Mouse, after a Saudi Arabian cleric denounced the beloved Disney character as one of “Satan’s soldiers” who is trying to trick Muslim children into loving mice. “According to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases,” said Sheikh Muhammad Munajid.

The ultimate flight delay, after an XL Airline flight from Orlando to London that was taxiing for takeoff with 260 passengers aboard suddenly stopped and turned around. The passengers were told the small airline had just gone out of business and were ordered to exit immediately onto the tarmac, where they were left stranded.