Thursday, April 17, 2008

Things To Worry About On Thursday
The happiest person in Singapore / Girl scouts against cookies / The ever-dangerous Stopped Escalator / Stalked by a midget robber / And more!

Creme de la Weird
Another decrying of the YouTube-ization Culture: The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City, Philippines, said it most certainly did not approve of the six doctors and their helpers, who laughed continuously at a patient during surgery. And it sure as hell did not approve putting said video on YouTube. Highly unprofessional, said Medical Center officials, even if the surgery did involve removal of a perfume canister from the patient’s rectum.

Civilization in Decline
So, what would happen if a state like California cross-checked its licensed day-cares with its sex offenders’ residences? Answer: Uh, 49 matches . . . . . So few of y’all readers are volunteering to pick up that M-16 and go help establish freedom in Iraq that people like James Raymond have to be re-called into service, even though Raymond had been discharged in 2004 with no hearing at all in one ear and a 10 percent-disability bad knee . . . . . Going Too Far: Two Ann Arbor, Mich., girl scouts boycotted the cookie drive this yr because the harvesting of transfat-less palm oil to make them harms the habitats of orangutans.

The Human Condition Today
According to polite news reports on the death of the father who accidentally plunged two stories after a New York Mets game, in front of his two young daughters, it’s exceeding dangerous to walk down a stopped escalator because you never know if, like this guy, you’ll be mysteriously hurled over the side (or, on the other hand, alcohol might have been involved, or at least showing off) . . . . . A private conference in grimness-intensive Singapore will soon select the city’s “happiest person” [a little like trying to find the most effeminate member of the Pittsburgh Steelers] . . . . . David Whyte, 42, was convicted of telephoning brides (from newspaper wedding announcements) and calling them all sorts of vile names (Whyte’s lawyer: My client had never been in a serious relationship, himself) [Photographic proof of that].

Your Daily Loser
From the Police Blotter of the Daily Record (Hackensack, N.J.) [scroll down to Rockaway listings]: “Louis Rolstad, 46, of Wharton , , , was renting a room and made claims that a midget was hiding in the curtains of his room trying to steal his money.”

People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
A 59-yr-old registered sex offender was arrested in West Valley City, Utah, after allegedly standing on his apartment balcony taking pictures of himself dressed in women’s clothing, with two underage kids nearby, watching.

Your Daily Jury Duty
[no fair examining the evidence; verdict based on mugshot only]
Carla Scharbach, 46, who might have punched school officials who thought she was too drunk to take her own daughter home from kindergarten

NOTW Lite
Copy editor working without supervision (describing softball pitcher Tristan Dykes’s dominating performance): “Eastern’s Dykes plugs up Lady Zebras’ offense.”

Updates
Well, now, NASA is denying that it ever agreed with the calculations of the German 13-yr-old, as reported here yesterday. In fact, NASA says its original calculation was good and that we’re likely not facing doom 15 yrs from now, after all.

Professor Music’s Weird Links
http://www.SneezeFetishForum.org/ (‘nuff said)

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