Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Around the Water Cooler 8/26/2011

Another Friday and no shortage of oddballs in the news.  Seems there have been a steady supply of weird happenings between the major headlines.   Maybe the earthquakes and hurricanes take top spot for headlines but the rest of the news is littered with bizarre.

She Wanted  a bikini wax and Wanted it ASAP

 An Iowa woman became enraged when she went to her local salon and was refused a bikini wax. The salon employee thought the woman, Anna Bacon-Silveira was too intoxicated to receive the service. 

Anna wasn't taking no for an answer and struck (well..snapped) a towel in the head of the employee.  The Iowa City police were called.  The police picked her up as she was fleeing the scene by taking a path behind the police headquarters building.

According to the police report Anna was extremely angry that she didn't get her bikini wax.  She was charged with public intoxication and misdemeanor assault.

If the alcohol limit is .08 for driving, what is the limit for waxing?  Seems like a lot of commotion for snapping a towel at someone.  I would think the salon employees can be thankful she had a towel in her hand and not a  bat.

Pants and Man on the Ground

Juan Luis Gutierrez was booked into the Polk County Jail on August 18th and charge with one count of petit theft (petit???)  Juan confessed to stealing two 18 packs of Bud Light.

The crime happened last April when Juan and Angel Miguel Ortiz went for a beer "run". The two borrowed a black Chevy Malibu that was caught on a security camera at the time of the heist. Then on August 16, a patrol deputy spotted a black Chevrolet Malibu in the Lake Wales, FL area, and recognized that it was the same make and model vehicle as the suspect's getaway vehicle in the beer robbery. After tracing the auto back to the owner, she told the police about her two friends that went after beer and came back without any.

I think the trick to making a beer run is the ability to actually run. Seems like a waste of 36 Bud Lights.

Rogue Pandas on the Loose

This story caught my eye as it was in Flagstaff, AZ.  Among one of the many places, I have lived and I consider it a beautiful city. 

 Authorities in Flagstaff, Ariz., are assuring residents there are no rogue pandas roaming the city after some pranksters got creative with an electronic street sign.

The Arizona Department of Transportation-controlled sign was set up to warn drivers not to make left turns at a busy intersection. But motorists heading to work Monday morning got an entirely different message: "Rogue panda on rampage."

A passer-by reported the hacked sign to police at about 3 a.m. Monday.

Transportation Department spokeswoman Mackenzie Nuno says the sign was restored to its original message by 11 a.m. She says the agency has no suspects, but she noted the hackers would have needed specialized equipment to change the sign.

Flagstaff police Lt. Ken Koch tells the Arizona Daily Sun that residents can rest assured there are no problems with rogue pandas in the city.

Out of all the possible choices of things a hacker would put on a sign, he/she put Rogue Panda on Rampage...Still, how many people got on their cellphones to warn others about the Panda problem?

Sandy Sex Leads to Beach Bust

An overly amorous and overtly sexual display landed two Floridians facing felony charges.  Erica Huerta and Steve Perry were arrested for a lewd and lengthy tryst on the beach in full view of diners at a beachside restaurant on the sands of Treasure Island.

The couple's encounter that included a variety of sexual acts lasted more than 30 minutes in front of onlookers which included children.  David Netzog, a seminary student and pastor who is on sabbatical approached the couple and asked them to stop.  He stated he was concerned about the presence of children that were watching the X rated show.

State prosecutors have reduced felony lewd and lascivious exhibition counts to misdemeanor disorderly conduct. 

Doesn't Erica look happy for her mug shot?

Why did onlookers continue to watch for 30 minutes before someone stopped it?  Must have been a pretty interesting show.

A Lot of Days Late and A Lot of Dollars Short

Frances Ragusa, 75, was back in court in Brooklyn, N.Y., in June claiming child support she said was never paid by husband Philip Ragusa, 77, in their divorce settlement of 33 years ago. (The "children," of course, long ago became adults, but the $14,000 judgment has grown, with interest, to about $100,000.) Frances told the New York Post in July that she called Philip several months earlier to discuss the amount but that Philip merely began to cry. "Don't let this case go to trial," she recalled telling him. According to Frances, "If you think I'm going to forget it, Phil, you're stuck on stupid."

That must have been one NASTY divorce!

I Meant to say....

Jonathan Schwartz called 911 in New York City to report that he had stabbed his mother to death. A few minutes later, but before police arrived, Schwartz called back 911 to report a correction: "No, she committed suicide." The mother's body was found with multiple stab wounds, and police, notwithstanding Schwartz's "correction," charged him with murder.

Jonathan probably isn't genius material.  Not only trying to call in a do-over but the fact mom had mutiple stab wounds.  How many times would a person committing suicide stab oneself?

The Good for the Day...funny video that I got

The Bad for the Day...Hurricane Irene is causing a lot of problems for people. 

The Weird for the Day... As I was looking around the Internet for the odd and lesser reported news, a story about a flag thieving squirrel kept showing up.  Several sights had headlines such as

Veteran Memorial Flags Stolen by Felonious Squirrel

That sounds serious, doesn't it?  However, when I read the story, it hardly sent me to the level of "How dare you?"  The little guy was, in fact stealing little 99 cent flags off of the tombstones.  My thought is we are dealing with a very patriot squirrel.  The real story would be if someone bothered to take a picture of the squirrel's house.  I envision it to look like this.


Southern Kiwi said...

Love this post! Thanks so much for the laughs :o)

Madge said...

I had my first bikini wax in June, and I have to tell you, if I ever do it again which is highly unlikely, I will have to be so drunk that I'm about to pass out. I have never ever experienced that kind of pain in my entire life.

You're right too, that is a huge waste of beer, so sad to abuse alcohol like that.

Cheryl P. said...

Thank you for reading and LAUGHING.

Nicky said...

Assault with a deadly towel? Oh. The. Humanity.

Wait, if they went out for beer and didn't come back with any, what happened to the beer?! Has anybody issued an Amber alert for the beer?!?!?

I read about another road sign that had been hacked early this summer in Nova Scotia (I think). It warned drivers to beware of the zombie apocolypse. But rampaging pandas can be almost as deadly :-)

Methinks that mug shot screams Erica enjoyed the show.

And I thought trying to get money out of my ex was tough!!

Maybe Jonathon forget to mention that he stabbed her repeatedly until she committed suicide?

As for the squirrel, obviously somebody's seen too many HGTV shows!!

Annie (Lady M) x said...

That video of the cat with the two apples was laugh-out-loud funny! I love the music attached to it.

You had some really funny posts and I like the new format where you introduce them with a title and then comment on the end ....... My fave was the one where the guys changed the sign to read 'Rogue Panda'. I would do that if I had the opportunity!

Cheryl P. said...

I thought the same thing. Why the employee of the salon didn't just grab the towel away and go on about her business.

I nearly expected the guys in the video watching the car getting away to start scooping up any of the beer that was savagable.

Your takes on these are really funny. Seems that you have decades available to drive you ex-crazy. and OH Yeh, Erica is enjoying the attention.

Cheryl P. said...

Nicky, you might get two replies. I just sent one and it evaporated. What is happening with Disqus? Is it mad at me?

AS I WAS SAYING...I love your come backs. You are TTTTOOOO funny.

There seems to be some over reaction to a towel.

AND yes Erica seems to be enjoying the attention.

Seems you can make you ex-miserable for the next 75 years.

I really enjoy your comments!!!

Aleta said...

I was wondering the same thing - they watched for 30 minutes? Where were the parents of those kids!

And the guy who called back to say it was suicide?

People think the rest of the world is crazy to behave like that!

Kimberly Wyatt said...

I laughed way harder than I should have at your squirrel picture. And that video? So cute.

People are crazy. I liked the rogue panda sign. Have you seen the "Zombies Ahead" hacks that people have done around the country? A few months ago, one of the construction signs right before my highway exit had been hacked to read, "Zombies Ahead: Expect Long Delays." It wasn't the first time I'd heard of the signs, but it was the first time I'd seen one in person. Pretty funny.

That mug shot was something else, but maybe after 30 minutes she was pretty satisfied? Eww. Haha.

Cheryl P. said...

That would be fun to know how to hack into road signs. I would be the one to get caught and charged with something. Fear is an amazing detterent to crime.

Cheryl P. said...

I thought the same thing. The article went into great detail about the things they were doing and it was more than any adult would want to see. I can't imagine not calling the cops or breaking up the love fest as soon as it got explicit. There are just so many things happening in our world that I don't understand peoples reactions to.

Cheryl P. said...

People are crazy for sure. The guy that called back and tried to change his story was pretty stupid.

I had heard of the zombie signs and find that pretty funny as it is silly and harmless.

Good point about Erica. In the article it said she tried to proposition the cops to keep from getting arrested. Seems that Erica is an naughty, naughty, girl.

Junebug said...

That cat video cracked me up. Apples are evil and that kitten knows it.

I was reading a story about a murder here. The man stabbed his wife 20 + times. The article said he had a former charge for domestic violence where he stabbed a former girlfriend once but it was put aside and only to be brought up if he did it again. My husband said, "So how many stabs do I get? One? Three? I know it is not 20." I replied, "You get none. I would kick your butt." But, anyway, how crazy is that? One wasn't enough? Ridiculous.