Some of you might of missed some of the odd little news bites this week, amid all the controversy surrounding the commercial that may or may not be offensive to Jamaicans. (For what it's worth, I don't find it offensive but to be fair, I am not Jamaican.) The pure genius of the Volkswagen advertisement is that it got aired a gazillion times prior to the Superbowl so everyone could weigh in on it appropriateness. Whether people find it politically correct or not doesn't diminish all the exposure it got in the process.
Even the Jamaican government has weighed in that they do not find the ad offensive. Overall, most people find the sound of the Jamaican accent makes them happy.
Sooooo...this week, in the spirit of competition, TAOBC is awarding prizes to our "odd news" participants.
This is My Happy Face
A Tennessee man was arrested last Friday evening after shoplifting nearly $1200.00 worth of merchandise from a Walmart. Jason Archer was stopped by stored security but tried to make a run for it when police arrived.
What are the odds that a shoplifter would get a retired Walmart logo on his body while stealing from a Walmart. Karma really has a sense of humor.
But in case you are wondering, why this only received a 2nd place award.....
This is the picture that would of taken the 1st prize trophy home....assuming, of course he got caught at a Target store.
What a Helpful Victim
While one man pointed a gun to Randolph's head and forced him to the ground the other carjacker, hopped into the driver's seat.
Randolph said he told the guy four different times that he would have to push in the clutch as it was a standard transmission. At one point the gun-holding thief yelled to his buddy "It's a stick shift!"
Ultimately, the robbers took Randolph's keys and wallet and fled.
Randolph said his first thought was "I guess we don't have driver's ed in school anymore because no one knows how to drive a stick", he told myfoxorlando.com. "And my second thought was "Don't shoot me because you can't start my car!. I am really trying to help you out here."
These carjackers need to rethink their choice of occupations...or learn to drive a stick shift.