Friday, September 7, 2012

Now That's Just Crazy

What do odd birds and highways have in common?  Well, it seems they all appear repeatedly this week in the news. 

Odd Ducks on Highways

Just last Sunday you might of  heard about Randy Lee Tenley of Montana being hit on a highway while he was attempting to create a fake Bigfoot sighting.  He dressed in a ghillie suit and stepped into a lane of Highway 93. Unfortunately a 15 year old, inexperienced driver unable to stop her car,  hit him, then a second teenager of 17 struck him again.

Yes, that was a "less than brilliant" stunt for sure. A Montana Highway Patrol Lt. Col. Butch Huseby was quoted as saying, "This is one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. Really." (this prompts the question, what are some of the  other dumbest things he has seen?)  They are investigating to see if there was alcohol involved.

Now here we are just 5 days later and another case of  reckless behavior involving a highway.

I promise you that no one is going to get hurt in this video but it is nail-biting worthy.

There must be little duck guardian angels.   I have to take a break and go calm my jittery nerves.

Speaking of  Highways

An excerpt from Highway to Hell by AC/DC

Living easy, living free
Season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be
Taking everything in my stride
Don't need reason, don't need rhyme
Ain't nothing I would rather do

Joyce Coffey of Epping N.H has been arrested 4 separate times this week in a span of 26 hours for blasting Highway to Hell from her home.

After a complaint was filed concerning loud music, Joyce was given a warning on Tuesday afternoon to turn down her stereo. Five hours later the police were called back at her house and at that time she was placed under arrest.  Her music was still blaring with speakers facing out of the house.

Coffey was released on a $500.00 personal recognizance bail but again the police returned to her home around 9:30 PM after yet another complaint was filed.  This time she was arrested and had to post $1000.00 bail.  But wait ...the persistent Joyce was still playin' her tunes at 1:10 AM  and she, again,  was arrested.  That time she had to post $10,000 bond.

The final call came when  threw a frying pan and hit her nephew in the head.  At this point the judge sentenced her to home confinement with a monitor and a mental health evaluation to be scheduled prior to her October 15th court date.

I would say that Joyce must really love that song but I don't think she is understanding the living free and easy part. As for the line "ain't nothing I would rather do"... I think we are all pretty clear what she would rather her music loud.

Speaking of Odd Birds


 A Massachusetts man said he is hoping for the safe return of his 39...yeah 39...plastic lawn flamingos. He turned a ransom note over to the police.

Arthur  O'Neil said his 39 flamingos in their colorful costumes have been taken from his Mansfield lawn since May and a ransom note that he received in August used the name "Arturo", a named he had bestowed on one of his birds. The ransom included a phone number but he decided to turn the note over to the police instead of placing a call to the bird-napper.
"I understand the police have more important things to worry about but it hurts." O'Neil said.
O'Neil went on to say that if any more of his lawn ornaments are stolen he is going to quit displaying them. 
(What? There more than the 39 that are already MIA?)

Costumes??? Names??? He had 39 pink flamingos in colorful  costumes? If I were the police, I would check with the next door neighbor. 


Bodaciousboomer said...

I saw the the mom and her ducklings on TV yesterday. It was a nail biter for sure. I went ahead and watched it, trusting that they wouldn't show the clip if some of them didn't make it.

Don't tell anyone; but I've got the flamingos...

Cheryl P. said...

I figured the same thing. Surely they wouldn't air it if any little duckies got squished.

Holy crap, Michele. What are you going to do with 39 flamingos?? Oh, I know...make them into something artistic for Ecofab gifts.

Aleta said...

You're right, it was a nail biter! I love ducks... when the gusts from the passing cars moved the babies, I was holding my breath!
Ok, 39 flamingos.... wow. Obsession anyone?

Chubby Chatterbox said...

I wonder where I can get one of those cool Sasquatch crossing signs.

Cheryl P. said...

My guess is as artistic as you are, you create one. Yours would be better than the original.

Don E. Chute said...

Me thinks it possible that the 'fake' Bigfoot, may be the 'real' Bigfoot...with a large body and a very small brain...How did the Ducks cross the road?///By sticking together!...Blasting AC/DC 24-7...Priceless...Throwing frying pan...Stupid...Didn't the Government pass some sort of population control legislation on Pink Flamingos? Jus sayin'...betcha Arthur has lots of Cats too!

PLU from SSF

Cheryl P. said...

This is the example people will use when trying to explain the concept of "ill thought out plans"

That tape of the ducks is pretty amazing. What are the odds esp. when the little ones are blown back a couple of times.

I was temped to post the mug shot of stereo lady because it was clear she was having a stressful day....probably had a few cocktails to settle her nerves.

I thought the guy might have 39 gnomes as well when he said if his garden art kept disappearing he would stop using it.

Cheryl P. said...

I am totally with you about the ducks. Just too cute and when they were being blown back my heart stopped.

Yes, this guy has some issues. 39 pink flamingos in a yard are about 39 too many.

meleahrebeccah said...

Okay, um…

I don't know if I should LAUGH or be HORRIFIED about the fake Bigfoot getting hit by 2 cars. Because I feel baldy for those poor traumatized inexperienced teenagers trying to learn how to drive, especially with maniacs like that jumping out at them. SHEESH!

That video = CRAY-CRAY

And Joyce Coffey is just a MORON. Holy hell, how has she even survived in the world for as long as she has?

And I am CRYING laughing at the missing, named, kidnapped, ransom, costume wearing, 39 flamingos. CRYING LAUGHING.

L.C. Griffith said...

I almost died watching those little ducks! I know you said nobody was going to get hurt but lord alive! My heart is still in my throat! LOL!!!!

Cheryl P. said...

I agree with you, It is more upsetting that two teenagers have started their driving careers with a Bigfoot but small brained guy being run over than the fact the guy did something so stupid that it cost him his life.

I was tempted to post the 4 mug shots of Joyce as they kind of tell the story of who we're dealing with on this story. Cray Cray applies to this one as well.

That whole story cracked me up. I wish they had pictures of the guys house with the "yard art" intact. You just know there is way more shit in that yard besides flamingos.

Cheryl P. said...

Me too!!! When those little ducklings were being blown around by the force of the cars, I thought they would never make it.

meleahrebeccah said...

Oh I totally wish they had photo of his "yard art" intact!

Jo-Anne said...

Those ducks sure had someone watching over them and even though you gave me warning that they didn;t get hurt I still thought oh my that was close little
Some people are just so stupid dressing up and standing on the highway what was the idiot thinking ........and that woman with the loud music makes ones wonder what do some people think and how thick can they be talk about not learning

Cheryl P. said...

I am with you...the duck video is hard to watch even knowing they all arrive safely on the other side. That was a miracle.

The others are just crrraaaazzzzyyyy!