Wednesday, February 29, 2012

News Roundup

  • From the "Dumbass" Department - A man in New York is in trouble after a video of him shooting a gun showed up on Facebook, which appears to be a no-no for someone on parole.  I have issues with the "no guns for life" rule for felons, and if you want to put videos of yourself shooting on-line, more power to you. But if you're on parole or probation or some other kind of "you screwed up and the government gets to supervise your life for a while" program and the judge says don't touch guns, then don't touch guns.  Remember, if you're going to do something stupid, don't do it in front of a camera.
  • From the "What's in a Name?" Department - A young lady in Sweden has succeeded in convincing the name registration office to change her name from 'Quila' to 'Tequila'.  Apparently her parents had to use the shortened version when their original name was turned down.  My guess is they really liked drinking fermented cactus juice at about the time she was born.  I can sympathize with that.  You want your child's name to remind you of good times.  If I'd followed that model, Junior would be named Thor, Little Bear would have been named Jack, Girlie Bear would have been known as Modela, and Boo would be named Woodford.  At least one  child in my family would have been named Hamms or Pabst, or maybe even David.  Thinking about this, naming a boy MadDog would be pretty kickass, but a little sad.
  • From the "Nothing Good Happens After Midnight" Department - A man in Florida was arrested after he drove his van over someone else's car.  Since it happened at 5:05 AM and a crowd of people was there to encourage him, I'm pretty sure alcohol was involved.  Now, I've been up until 5 AM drinking before, so I'm not going to judge, (Actual quote - We better stop drinking.  We've got morning formation in an hour), but if you're still making a habit of it at 40, you might want to consider getting a sponsor.
  • From the "Crop Dusting" Department - A couple in New York were surprised to have their yard, deck, and bodies sprinkled with sewage from an airplane overhead.  For those of you who believe in omens, this is not considered a sign of good luck.  The worst part of it, outside of having to scrub their entire bodies with Pine-Sol and a Brillo pad, is that they're going to have areas in the lawn that grow much quicker than others.  No-one likes a spotty lawn.


Julie said...

lol thanks for the laughs

DaddyBear said...

You are very welcome!

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