I caught this video from the Roanoke Paper. Roanoke is about 45 minutes from my home in Virginia and about 45 minutes from my old stompin’ grounds in Blacksburg. There is simply too much in this video to make comments on so I will let you. Everything from the clothes he wears, the song he is singing, the cigarette stuck to the guitar, to his actual occupation is simply too funny. THis is one of those stories so good you couldn’t make it up. Watch and let me know what you think.
Archive for the ‘Crazy News items’ Category
In order to make up for my previous post, I found this story this morning. It sounds like one of those terrible movies that you can find on the Sci-Fi channel on Sunday afternoons like, Rattlers, Rats, of Cats. You know those movies that are about us, humans, running into a group of unusually evil creatures. They come out of hiding and begin to take over the closest town and then a guy traps them in a house and blows the joint up. His family which is badly beaten and bruised is not sure if he survived and after a few seconds of them screaming for him, he emerges from the wreckage, clothes charred but alive. Well, I think a new one is being written as I write this post. Maybe I should not write this and start the movie script and get paid. Nah, I don’t like the Sci-Fi channel. Anyway here is the link to the story that will inspire a made for TV movie entitled, “Hunted:The day the Predators became the Prey.”
After reading this story about the bears that attacked this remote area in Russia, I had to look up what type of bear it was and what would a ten foot tall bear look like. I have saved you the trouble of doing it and found this picture of the type of bear reportedly responsible for the attack. This bear pictured is over ten feet tall.
You can read about the hunt here. I can’t wait to not watch the remake of this story!
This story has so many levels of greatness to it I hope I can capture them all. In a time when people can and do sue for any imaginable action, this one may take the cake. I will admit suing McDonald’s for the coffee being hot was bad, but a lady has filed a suit with Victoria’s Secret claiming she was injured by a faulty thong. All kidding aside, I could not make up a story this ridiculous. As I read this story several things jumped out to me as simply being wrong. The first is she is 52. Shouldn’t their be an age limit on those things? I admit there are exceptions to every rule, but in general I would vote in favor of this becoming a law. Second, what kind of underwear is she buying that has metal projectiles attached? I would argue she made a poor choice when she chose those dangerous skivvies. You can read the rest of the story here. Sometimes accidents happen, but do you really want people knowing how you got hurt? I just can’t imagine contacting a lawyer and retelling that story. Then, I can’t really imagine any lawyer taking the case except the economy is down and maybe he was behind on his mortgage.
I will refrain from the marrying your sister jokes, any Deliverance references, or even any joke dealing with teeth or the lack of teeth. As tempting as it is, I will stick solely to facts for this. A woman in West Va died yesterday after a stroke. Today as her daughter was going through the house she found a huge surprise. I have heard of stories before where people found stashes of cash hidden away or “pharmaceutical” stashes. I am sure if you listed the top 100 worst things to find in someone’s closet after they have died, this one would not make the list, until now. As the daughter and son-in-law were going through the house, wait for it, wait for it, they stumbled upon a decomposing body tucked away like an old pair of shoes in the back of the closet. This takes skeletons in the closet to the next level. (I know that was cheesy and expected, but I simply couldn’t refuse. Give that whole idea a minute to sink in. You are mourning your mothers death, which in West Virginia could also be your wife, (I know I said I would not make those jokes but it slipped through,) and in the process you smell something coming from the closet. Talk about leaving behind a bunch of baggage for your kids! What do you think the son-in law was thinking? I can just see him looking at his wife and saying, “After all this time, I told you she was crazy! I just knew there was something wrong with your mom!”
As often is the case, if this story wasn’t true it would sound ridiculous, but the truth is in fact stranger than fiction. Click here to read the story for yourself. Next time a house guest leaves and no one hears from them, check the closet!
I can now add this one to my list of favorite news stories. Movies have been done many times dealing with transplanted organs. I remember one recently, I did not see it, but from what I gather The Eye starring Jessica Alba, is about a girl who receives a cornea transplant and then she begins to see what the previous owner of those corneas went through. Supposedly scary, I read a few reviews that did not look so favorably upon the movie. Anyway, today I read an article, Transplant Suicide, that seems too much like a movie. Apparently, a man received a heart transplant. He then ended up marrying the wife of the former owner of the heart. The previous heart owner committed suicide by a single gun shot. Over the weekend, the donor recipient shot himself. That just seems weird to me. One guys kills himself. His heart goes to another guy who marries the widow and then several years later he shoots himself.
Is there a screening process for donors?
Can you ask how someone died before you accept their parts?
This all seems a bit strange to me!
In the past two weeks the lady that had been on the toilet for over two years has been making headlines. I thought it was the craziest story I had heard in a while, but if you check the news sites very often, there’s always something crazy going on. In that spirit, I will be sifting through the crazies to find stories that are fascinating to me. Some may be ridiculous like the “toilet lady” or just articles I find interesting. Feel free to add let me know when you find one worthy of the list.
While the toilet story stills ranks in first place, this one from today is definitely worthy of the list. I seriously thought Law and Order had shown every possible way for a crime to be committed, with their 10 different shows consuming about 25% of the airtime now that USA runs them all day, but this one was new to me. A man in Australia claimed he was sexually assaulted by a wombat.
Click here to read more of this intirguing story. My favorite part is at the end when alcohol is blamed as having played major role in this story. You think? He also claims to now be able to speak Australian.
A woman sits on the toilet for two years and a man is violated by a wombat. What is wrong with people? Maybe she should have tried some Ex-Lax and he should have tried the Rosetta Stone software if wanted to learn a new language.