Archive for August, 2004

Friday, August 27, 2004

 

Toronto cops kill hostage-taker

`”Literally, you could see his brain fly all over the place,” said one man who watched the sniper’s bullet find its mark.

“Like you see (such things) in a movie and you’re all cool. It’s not cool. It’s not cool at all.”‘


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Concerns Mount over Major Web Strike

`[Meanwhile..] the nation of Sri Lanka has been without telecommunications altogether after a fishing boat on Sunday snagged the undersea cable that connects Internet services and phone communications to the island country. According to reports, the repairs will take most of the week to complete.’


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Rugby player ‘not disabled enough’

`A quadriplegic rugby player with no feet and only two fingers has been told he is not disabled enough to represent Britain in the Paralympics.’


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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

 

Britney wanted lesbian sex

`Porn star Jenna Jameson has reportedly claimed that pop diva Britney Spears asked for lesbian sex from her.’


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Doing a Lynndie

`The image has shocked, sickened and outraged people. But more importantly, it has captured the imagination of young men and women up and down the country who don’t give much of a shit about anything. The result is a new craze called “doing a Lynndie”.’


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Re: Unauthorized Use of DreamWorks SKG Properties

`As you may or may not be aware, Sweden is not a state in the United States of America. Sweden is a country in northern Europe. Unless you figured it out by now, US law does not apply here. [..]

It is the opinion of us and our lawyers that you are fucking morons, and that you should please go sodomize yourself with retractable batons.’


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Man on Quest for Knife-Proof Body Bleeds to Death

`A Tanzanian who went to a witch doctor in search of the power to resist bullets and knife attacks died when ritual cuts made on his body proved fatal.’


Blast Destroys Camera, Flash Card Survives

`A news photographer’s camera was destroyed during the recent demolition of a Mississippi River bridge, but the camera’s Compact Flash card survived to tell the story.’

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Tuesday, August 24, 2004

 

Men’sSOM

I can’t read Japanese, but the pictures speak for themselves.


How 8 pixels cost Microsoft millions

`Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between “not specified,” “male” or “bitch,” because of an unfortunate error in translation.’


Young Talent Time again

`YOUNG Talent Time, the show that helped catapult Kylie and Dannii Minogue to stardom, is to make a return to television.’

I met Johnny Young once. That’s how cool I am. πŸ™‚


Trepanation

`Diary Entry: 04-12-00

Well, it’s now been 23 days since the trepanning. I still feel very rejuvenated.

Diary Entry: 04-19-00

I have come to the frustrating conclusion that the trepanation has had no lasting effect. I mean, the effects were subtle the whole time anyway and they appear to have worn off.’


Rafting Tournament on Sex Dolls in North Russia

`The Bubble Baba Challenge tournament will take place in Russia for the second time. Anyone over 16, and of either sex, is allowed to take part in the competition.’


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Jaws in 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies.

`I used to hate the water.’

Flash animation.


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Herbal Fiberblend Excellent Colonic Cleanser

`One man wrote he passed two gallons of black, green, and yellow rope as hard as a rock and he lost 30 pounds in the stomach area. Another lady wrote Herbal Fiberblend caused her to pass polyps, two pulsating masses, and a gallon of black fecal matter with worms.’


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North Korea likens Bush to Hitler

`”This clearly proves that the DPRK [North Korea] was right when it commented that he is a political imbecile bereft of even elementary morality…..

“Bush is a tyrant that puts Hitler into the shade and his group of such tyrants is a typical gang of political gangsters,” he said.’


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Dog stops Columbia carjacking

`The 3-year-old Rottweiler-Doberman pinscher mix named Diablo bit the suspect after he opened the passenger door of a car stopped at a stoplight and grabbed the driver by the neck.

The dog lost its four bottom teeth in the incident [..]’


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Eight Dogs Died From Cancer

‘Fourteen search and rescue dogs who dug through the rubble of the World Trade Center have since died.

Eight of the dogs died from cancer. [..]

And the lead author of the study said the surviving dogs will need to be monitored for the rest of their lives. [..] if they begin to have health problems, there is a good chance that people who worked to clear the site could have problems as well.’

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Skydiver survives 11,500ft plunge

`Powerlines broke her fall and may have saved her life. She survived with a hairline fracture to her pelvis.’


Policeman with gun vs. laser printer

`It’s still being investigated. The printer remains in critical condition. “It’s in the process of being repaired – or junked,” Drummond said. “It’s definitely broken, but we don’t know the extent of the damage.”‘

Halfway down the page.


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Wacko’s nose saved with his ear

`Michael Jackson’s nose was about to collapse until cartilage from his ear was used to rebuild it, a surgeon claims. [..]

“I think Michael Jackson wants to change from a black man to a white woman.”’


The Time Travel Fund

`Q: How?
A: We establish a fund in current time. You make a small contribution to the fund, and in a few hundred years that small amount grows to a very large amount. From that fund, moneys will be taken and used to retrieve you [..]’


Check ears before you pick a fight

`women and men with asymmetrical extremities – ears, fingers or feet of different sizes or shapes – were more likely to react aggressively when annoyed or provoked.’


Monday, August 23, 2004

 

Thailand battles oil price rise by closing early

`Faced with a ballooning national energy bill tied to global oil prices, the Government has told the biggest users of electricity such as air-conditioned department stores and hypermarkets they must close at 8pm and 10pm respectively. Petrol stations must close at midnight nationally to discourage petrol use.’


Blair refuses accept US award

`British Prime Minister Tony Blair is refusing to fly to the US to receive a medal bestowed on him by the nation for his support over last year’s Iraq war [..]

US President George W. Bush has put huge pressure on his closest ally to pick up the Congressional Medal of Honour in person [..]’


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Firefighters Suspended for ‘Groupie Sex’

`The Staten Island woman initially reported she was raped, but later told police she’d had consensual sex with four firefighters [..]

She also told cops she has had sex with 200 to 300 firefighters since 9/11 — and that she has herpes. She also suffers from bipolar disorder, sources said.

Police sources also said the woman acted strangely during questioning — and even asked at one time that she be interviewed by more handsome detectives.’


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‘Dead man’ found alive

`A MAN who was shot by police after kidnapping two children and then shipped off to be cremated was found to be alive by funeral workers who heard him groan. Zhang Kailin, 36, was shot at point-blank range and fell to the ground from a five-storey window ledge after a tense two-hour standoff at a school in central Hebei province [..]’

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Pot grower faces murder charges for firefighter deaths

`A house blaze that killed two firefighters started in a tangle of wires and lamps that were installed to grow marijuana in a basement closet, authorities said.

The man who police say was responsible for the drug operation was charged with third-degree murder.’


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‘Lightning has the killing power to kill people and the destructive power to knock down trees! When you stand near trees, you will be knocked down by lightning and you will be killed by lightning! There is no escape. Lightning will knock down the tree and knock down your soul.’


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The Names of Alchemy

Glossary of alchemist chemical names and the modern nomenclature.


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