Thursday, July 29, 2010

Worse than Tomatoes

While the Kings of Leon were performing in St. Louis last weekend, they were pelted with something that was much less pleasant than tomatoes...only it wasn't because of their play. Playing in the Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, the band was being hit by pigeon droppings from the birds thathad nested in the rafters. Deeming it too gross and unsanitary to continue, bassist Jared Followill bailed on the performance.

For more, check out the link: Kings of Leon abandon US concert due to pigeon poop

Carnivorous Car Thief

A black bear was the culprit in the theft and destruction of a Toyota in suburban Denver this week. Smelling a peanut butter sandwich in the back seat, the bear broke the door open, managed to get itself stuck, and then shifted the car into neutral. The car when rolling down the hill into a group of trees, and when the owners discovered the car, the bear was mauling apart the car trying to get out. After about two hours, police were able to free the bear. The car was runied, and the bear fleed before questioning.

Bear crashes in runaway car (courtesy of

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Late Summer Movie Reviews

They may not be your classic summer blockbusters, but these two films are sure to please moviegoers in the coming weeks.

Salt, starring Angelina Jolie, is about a spy who is on a mission to clear her name. Sound a little like the Jason Bourne trilogy? Still, I think Jolie will be solid in this role that proves that the ladies can kick a little rear end too.

Dinner for Schmucks features some serious comedic chops, with Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, and Zach Galifinakis starring, among others. Based on the French film The Dinner Game, Carell plays a bumbling idiot who seems a little too much to take at times, a la his character Michael Scott on The Office. However, I think the big name comediens alone make this worth seeing.

Check out trailers and reviews here: MSN Movies

Penny for his thoughts

Can you believe a taxpayer was so irate about the recent rise in his property taxes that he paid the increase in pennies? Oh, the things some people do to make a statement...

The video is right here: Upset taxpayer pays in pennies

Friday, July 16, 2010

Catching lightning in a bottle...twice

Congratulations go out to Ray Ping of Winona, who last week connected on two hole-in-ones, at The Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Onalaska. He holed out on back to back days on the par 3 sixteenth hole, and collected $50 from each member in the group, which had 15 the first day and 14 the second, for a cool $1,450.

And with a name like Ping, you know the golf gods had to be smiling down on him.

For more, check out the story from the Trib: Area man gets two aces in two days

Scary find under California home

So I'm moving from one apartment to another this month, and I hope I avoid finding anything when I'm moving out all of my junk, unlike what was hiding under an abandoned California home. In Los Angeles County, the body of a man was found mummified in the crawl space under a vacant house. Wonder what that does for the property value...

For more check out the story: Mummified body found under California home

Friday, July 9, 2010

Airport Annoyance

So here's the scenario. You're in a foreign country, half way around the world. You've followed your favorite team to the most prestigious sporting event in the world. They've advanced farther than they have in years. Your flight is about to land, when the pilot announces the landing has been delayed, and then later announces that the plane will be diverted to another city. There's no way you're going to make it to the game. You'd be a little angry too, right?

Check out what happened to 600 German soccer fans on their way to the World Cup semifinal in South Africa here: Airport to pay compensation after semifinal chaos

Lawn Mower Booze Cruise

Everyone knows that the legal limit for alcohol content while driving is .08. Do you know that this applies to lawnmowers as well? A man in Iowa found this out the hard way after he was pulled over this week - cruising at his lawn mower's top speed of 5 mph. Granted it was 1 a.m., the officer who "chased" him down had good reason to give the man a breathalyzer. His BAC? .190, over twice the legal limit.

Check out more here: Iowa man arrested after lawn mower ride on highway

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Jailed card debt?

A lady from Minnesota was recently detained after a routine traffic stop, and was forced to spend the night in the Anoka County jail. The reason? She had $250 in credit card debt. Companies are looking for any way to collect in this poor economy, and this type of story is becoming surprisingly more and more common.

Read more here: In jail for being in debt

People Buy Weird Stuff

There are plenty of people out there who buy random crap at rummage sales, on eBay, or other strange places. There's one man in London, however, who paid $13,000 for a lock of Napoleon Bonaparte's hair. The former Emperor of France had one of his locks cut off a day after he died, and some 190 years later, those follicles are worth five figures. Bizarre.

For more, check out the link here: London collector pays $13,000 for lock of Napoleon's hair