Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Darwin Awards are out!!!!

> The Darwin Awards are out!!!!
> Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are
> bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us.
> Here is the glorious winner:

> 1. When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim
> during a hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James
> Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the
> barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
> And now, the honorable mentions: > >
> 2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting
> machine and after a little shopping around, submitted a claim to his
> insurance company. The company expecting negligence sent out one of its
> men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a
> finger.. The chef's claim was approved.
> 3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
> during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman
> had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.
> > 4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver
> found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting
> from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his
> incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone
> waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the
> mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very
> excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't
> discovered for 3 days.

> 5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious
> head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received
> the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how
> close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

> 6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the
> counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer,
> the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which
> the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and
> fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he
> got from the drawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives
> you money, is a crime committed?]

> 7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly.. He decided
> that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab
> some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over
> his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the
> would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store
> window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on
> videotape....

> 8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man
> grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the
> woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher.
> Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in
> the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of
> the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied,
> "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

> 9.. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
> Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and
> demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't
> open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion
> rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast... The man,
> frustrated, walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER]
> 10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on
> a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he
> bargained for.. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man
> curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman
> said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged
> his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner
> of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best
> laugh he'd ever had.

> In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with friends
> and family....unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a
> distant relative or long lost friend.. In that case, be glad they are
> distant and hope they remain lost.
> *** Remember.... They walk among us, they can reproduce.. 

This day in History.....

Lead Story
Battle of Antietam, 1862
American Revolution
Indians and Loyalists burn German Flats, New York, 1778
Amphibious cars arrive in Frankfurt after sailing across the English Channel, 1965
Civil War
Rebels and Yankees clash at the Battle of Antietam, 1862
Cold War
Louis Armstrong cancels trip to Russia, 1957
A California judge sets a record for trying criminal cases, 1884
Fire threatens U.C. Berkeley, 1923
General Interest
U.S. Constitution signed, 1787
Space Shuttle unveiled, 1976
Camp David Accords signed, 1978
Vanessa Williams becomes first black Miss America, 1983
John Keats leaves for Italy, 1820
Oprah launches influential book club, 1996
The Who spark an explosion on national television, 1967
Old West
Cheyenne and Sioux decimate frontiersmen at Beecher's Island, 1868
Washington prepares final draft of farewell address, 1796
Fernandomania!, 1981
Vietnam War
PRG presents a new peace plan, 1970
Hanoi releases three POWs, 1972
World War I
Manfred von Richthofen shoots down his first plane , 1916
World War II
Soviet Union invades Poland, 1939

Todays Pic Dump

Ahhh... Amore

RIF...reading is fundemental........;-)

A very comman place to read

Cartoon Time

Blast from the Past

A bonus Weekend Pic Dump

Todays quotes come from...
Stevie Wonder

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.
Stevie Wonder

Eyes lie if you ever look into them for the character of the person.
Stevie Wonder

If you don't ask, you don't get.
Stevie Wonder

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision.
Stevie Wonder
You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
Stevie Wonder

Ya gots to work with what you gots to work with.
Stevie Wonder
Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.
Stevie Wonder

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