Friday, August 25, 2006

Traumatized by Barney's Pee-Pee

Apparently someone in Falbrook, CA. posted a joke sign about "Barney's Penis". Yes, that Barney. A little girl saw the sign and her father is flipped out about it, writing a letter to a local newspaper claiming the incident is catastrophic and demanding an apology for "traumatizing my daughter".
Since then, she has not stopped mentioning Barney's p***s. This has shaken the bedrock of our family. I made an emergency call to our church's pastor about this bombshell in my daughter's life and he is unsure how it will affect her future.

via BoingBoing

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Pluto Not a Planet

The International Astronomical Union has set guidelines for what defines a planet, and Pluto is out. It is now classified as a dwarf planet. At least they didn't change its name to Dopey.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Deputy Served Bleach

Yeouch!! An off-duty sheriff's deputy was accidently served bleach at a Macon, Georgia restaurant last Friday. A waitress had poured bleach into a pitcher, intending to use it to clean tables. But another employee thought the pitcher contained water and served it to deputy Will Ferrel, who took a couple swallows before realizing there was a problem.

Paramount Drops Tom Cruise

Paramount Studios has decided to end its 14 year long relationship with Tom Cruise. It seems his behavior is too much, even for Hollywood.
"As much as we like him personally, we thought it was wrong to renew his deal," [Viacom Chairman Sumner] Redstone was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal report e-mailed to reporters. "His recent conduct has not been acceptable to Paramount."

Friday, August 11, 2006

Gang Returns 25,000 Taco Sauce Packets

A "group of 10 to 15 people wearing masks" entered a Taco Bell and returned approximately 25,000 packets of Taco Sauce.
A note left with the sauce - which likely weighed more than 400 pounds, based on data available on Taco Bell's Web site - said the group had been accumulating them for the past three years, storing them in the trunk of a car.

Mini-Cows Are The New Fido

The growing popularity of Angus Lowline cattle as pets.
Keeping a pet cow might seem strange, but the minis can be handy, said Dresser, who points out, "I've never once had to cut the grass."

Friday, August 04, 2006

Goodbye Arthur Lee

Arthur Lee, founder of the band Love, died yesterday of leukemia. He was 61 years old.

via LAist

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Jockey Headbutts Horse

Paul O'Neill, a 26 year old jockey in the U.K., headbutted his horse, City Affair, in the face before finishing forth at the Straford races. The horse appears to be fine, and the Horseracing Regulatory Authority will decide later if any further action is required.
City Affair's trainer John O'Shea said: "I didn't see the incident. I've only had the horse for six weeks. He was very laid back at home but when we got to the races he was completely schizo.
via The Gut