Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday Around the Water Cooler 8/12/2011

Strange things are happening in the news this week.  The three Dougherty siblings that have been on a quest to be the newest version of the James Gang or perhaps Bonnie and Clyde (plus one) have been apprehended.   Whatever, they were trying to prove, they were taken into custody by the Colorado State Troopers Wednesday after a high speed chase and some gun fire.   It might not seem so exciting now that they are facing some serious criminal charges. 

However, being a criminal seems to have some financial rewards.  Colton Harris Moore aka the Barefoot Bandit has supposedly signed a movie deal with 20th Century Fox for 1.3 million dollars.  Who said crime doesn't pay?

Some other 2nd page... 3rd page...OK...perhaps back page  news stories this week were:

Shooting Yourself in the Foot....or higher

A Chandler,  Arizona man is getting a lot of unwanted attention this week after accidentally shooting himself in the penis.  To add even more insult to the injury is the fact that the weapon in the case looked like this.

Joshua Seto, 27, was putting his girlfriend's pink handgun into his waistband as they were walking to a convenience store. (which brings up a whole lot of other questions such as "why?")  The gun fired into Seto's penis and continued through his left thigh.  He and his girlfriend Cara Christopher  managed to call 911 and Christopher was given instructions how to stop the flow of blood until the ambulance arrived.  Police are investigating the matter and there may be charges filed for weapon violations.

Shooting one's penis with a pink gun may put a damper on this couples relationship in more ways than one.

Hope you like carrots

Last Saturday, 49 people dressed  as carrots danced on a square in China.  The assemblage of veggies was to help out Pang Kun propose to his girlfriend on what is the equivalent of Valentine's Day in China.  Pang orchestrated the dancing carrots to assist him in winning over his girlfriend's hand in marriage at the cost of around $15,000.00 US dollars.

There are several QUESTIONS that come to mind on this story...

Did he misunderstand when she was talking about karats and he thought carrots.  I would think that 49  karats is a whole lot more romantic than 49 carrots.  Am I right?

Also, is it just me or does she not looking all that excited about this proposal?  I think at some point Pang is going to live to regret all of this.

Crappy wedding Ring

A home repairman faces felony charges and up to three years in prison for swallowing a homeowner's diamond ring. 

Wilfredo Gonzalez-Cruz decided to try to conceal a diamond ring he was stealing from a Chicago area residence according to a Cook County State's Attorney, Anita Alvarez.

Homeowners in Cicero, IL noticed the ring missing while Gonzalez-Cruz was still in the home and called the police.  After X-rays were taken of the ring swallowing miscreant, he was given medication to alleviate the stolen ring's missing status. 

The ring was recovered from a bedpan that was provided and the ring guzzling crook was held on a $10,000.00 bond. 

Would I ever wear this ring again??? I don't think so.

You know it was a bad flight when....

A drunk male passenger was caught peeing on the leg of an 11 year old female passenger on Jet Blue flight on Wednesday.  Eighteen year old, Robert Vietze of South Warren, Vermont was on a red eye flight from Portland according to the New York Post.

Allegedly, Robert had consumed eight drinks and was trying to get to the restroom.  At some point it was brought to his attention that he peeing on the leg of an 11 year old sleeping passenger.   The father and sister of the 11 year old, ironically were out of their seats as they had gone to the restroom.  However, the father had returned in time to see the incident and an altercation ensued.

Authorities were waiting and took Robert into custody when the plane landed.

I have been sneezed on, I know people that have been barfed on but never had any flights where somebody was peed on. 

Looking for love in all the wrong places

Robert Darling, 56, is on the hunt for a wife. He has taken the unique...oh yes to say the least,  quite unconventional approach of standing around Big Apple landmarks such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbus Circle and Wall Street with a sandwich board.

Currently, Bob is unemployed and feels like he would need to have a wife of means.  Not a man of low standards (just low on the radar of the opposite sex, it would seem) he is looking for someone that makes at least $750,000. He seems to be open-minded as he is willing to consider those with potential. 

He hasn't had any serious takers thus far but it has only been ten years since he began is "campaign of love". 

I can see where Bob is a total babe and all but I am thinking after 10 years that perhaps a membership in is in order. 

The Wrong Way Home

A bizarre truck accident closed down Interstate 45  in Houston on Wednesday tying up traffic for miles. Rush hour traffic came to a complete halt while authorities tried to figure out how to safely move a trailer that had become entangled in an overhead sign.  The truck driver said the hydraulic lift malfunctioned and raised the trailer off the base as he was traveling at a high rate of speed down the interstate.  The trailer disengaged as it hit the overhead.  Cars were unable to exit as the crews were unsure as to the stability of the overhead sign and feared it might fall.

The Good for the Day...No one died in the weird stories this week. 

The Bad for the Day....Accidents on busy roads during rush hour

The Weird for the Day....Weird Al has a song about Traffic Jams


Nicky said...

Ok, did Carrot Guy's fiance wipe her mouth after that kiss?! Oh yeah, that'll last.

LOL! Maybe the Sandwich Board Guy needs some dancing carrots?

bodaciousboomer said...

Well at least the gun was small, not a 357 or he's wound up with an innie not an outtie.

Aleta said...

Ok, I have to admit, I LIKE the pink gun! :) But the shooting of the penis, cracked me up!

Eww, WRONG carrots. I'd be mortified if that had happened. Lol.

And ewwww to the ring. Nasty!

Ok, the man with the sign - he needs a "loser" sign too.

Wow to the trailer. Definitely wild!

Thanks for finding all these great stories!

Cheryl P. said...

I think Carrot guy's fiance, did indeed wipe her mouth and I am pretty sure she was ready to barf.

The Sandwich board guy needs a lot of things. Dancing carrots might not hurt but money and good looks would be real pluses.

Cheryl P. said...

That is funny. Don't you just have to wonder what the girlfriend had the gun for on the way to a convenience store?

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Aleta!

As guns go, I think pink is a step up.
The fiance just looks so embarssed by this whole thing. What would possess him to spend all that money on carrots?

Loser sign...great idea

Junebug said...

I'm surprised you didn't share the story of the woman who went to light her cigarette with what she thought was a gun shaped lighter and instead shot her 12 year old daughter in the arm. Crazy!

Kimberly Wyatt said...

I want to know if someone's penis can fully recover after something like that. Regardless, can you imagine how painful that would be?! I shudder just thinking about it, and I'm a female.

All the rest are great reads, too.

Mike said...

Thank you for including the "how" in how that trailer got stuck upright. Otherwise I'd be up all night inventing scenarios. Wow.

Cheryl P. said...

Every week there is a gazillion odd stories and I just whittle them down to a few. I do remember seeing that one. There are always a couple too that are pretty interesting but really not appropriate to retell. Funny but XXX rated. Gosh, there are some sickos out there.

Cheryl P. said...

I am curious as well, Kimberly. The anatomy of that makes me think you wouldn't want to have any vascular damage to that part of your body (if you are a guy). Really, bad decision on his part to aim a gun at that part.

Cheryl P. said...

Weird wreck for sure. I was hopeful to get some good pictures of the traffic too. They had the Interstate still shut 3 hours later and traffic was backed up for miles.

Madge said...

Dude with the sign looks toothless. He'd be lucky to get a woman with $1000 in the bank.

Cheryl P. said...

I swear Madge, you are one of the most observant and insightful people in the blogosphere. I hadn't thought of his odd grin from the vantage point of "no teeth". But you are right. That is what it looks like. Maybe his sign should be looking for a wife that works in the dental field.

That would bring up a lot of possibilities for the other people in the world looking for love. If I weren't happily married, my sign might be for a great plastic surgeon. With a new face lift and new boobs, I wouldn't need a sign for the guy with money.

Madge said...

I think he needs to step up his game. Maybe have his sign professionally printed and laminated, and put on a suit, also he should be handing out resumes to show the "lady" that he would make great husband material.

Plastic surgeon! You're funny.

Cheryl P. said...

On the web site that I was reading his story someone told him to step up his game with a more professional sign and he said his handwritten sign is more "down to earth". What a nut job.