|I think funny glasses are humorous|
on some people.
Why am I explaining my somewhat "off kilter" sense of humor? Well...this week, while I was trolling around for news some of this week's odd news stories, several reports that caught my eye, weren't necessary funny in their subject matter as much as the tie-in of certain words or unlikely outcomes.
Let's start with an April Fools prank...those tend to be tricky. What may be funny in theory may not be so funny in execution. I have to wonder how many times the perpetrator said "Watch this! This is going to be hysterical." only to be followed up with someone else saying "Do you understand these rights as I have explained them to you?"
So for today's odd news, let's look and see if there is any humor to be had...at all...anywhere...
The Police Didn't Laugh
A Tennessee woman thought she was being funny on April 1st when she called her sister to tell her that she had killed her husband and was needing help stashing his body. The woman, Susan Tammy Hudson, told her sis that she had cleaned up the mess but needed help to bury the body in Blackwater.
|Who wouldn't think this person was just fun prankster?|
As for Susan Tammy's part, she said not to try this prank if you have gullible relatives. She, also, gave a public endorsement of the Kingsport PD saying " Their response time was excellent."
I can't imagine why her relatives didn't find the humor that goes along with confessions of killing one's spouse. (you do get that is me being satirical, right?) What would of made this funnier, at least from the husband's point of view...would be for him to be MIA for a week while the police try to figure out where she hid the body.
Gross Isn't a Good Hooker Name
In the course of an undercover operation targeting a suspected prostitute, a Pennsylvania police officer disrobed, allowed the woman to place a condom on him, and then engaged in sexual activity with her before announcing that, “the cops are coming.”
The unorthodox operation resulted in the arrest of Diana Gross, on four prostitution-related charges.
According to a criminal complaint, Gross placed an ad on Backpage.com offering her services as an escort. “By the end of your session with me Your once wished fantasy’s will no longer just be dreams but finally your reality!,” the ad promised. (Don't you just hate it when hooker's advertisements misuse apostrophes.)
As detailed by Detective Ronald DePellegrin of the Homestead Police Department, he called the number and arranged a $145 half-hour session with Gross, who uses the alias “Beckie Dymon.”
After entering a bedroom, DePellegrin reported, “Beckie asked me if I was a cop. I told her no and asked her if she was one. She told me no.” She then “asked me if she could grab me. At this she grabbed my groin,” noted DePellegrin, who subsequently watched as “Becky” got “totally undressed.” After being directed to do the same, DePellegrin “disrobed” as “Beckie took a condom and placed it on me.”
By this point, critics might argue, DePellegrin had clearly established probable cause that Gross was engaged in prostitution and other illegal acts. The late-afternoon encounter, however, continued. “Beckie started to perform oral sex on me when I said oh shit the cops are coming,” DePellegrin stated. “Beckie stopped performing the act and looked out the window.” With a break in the action, DePellegrin removed the condom, quickly dressed, and announced that he was a Homestead detective and that “Beckie” was under arrest.
In an interview, Gross’s lawyer, Michael Waltman, called DePellegrin’s actions “outrageous,” adding that a civil rights lawsuit against police is a possibility.
Perhaps, I should clarify, I don't find the cop's actions humorous. One could say he is a pig..no slur intended. What I found was some underlying, ever so subtle, humor in, was the hooker's name...really...a hooker with the name GROSS. And for those of you that picked on what might of been the punch line in a dirty joke.... it didn't escape me that the cop said, "there is a cop coming". Seriously????
Dick and Jane
A California lawyer has successfully petitioned a judge to strike his penis from the public record.
A photo of attorney Dwayne Beck’s genitalia was included as an exhibit to a lawsuit filed March 13 by a woman identified only as “Jane Sa Doe.” According to the complaint, Beck made a series of unwanted sexual advances toward “Doe,” who contends she has suffered severe emotional distress as a result of the 51-year-old lawyer’s actions.
|Ladies, would you feel slighted|
if you were the third one picked
to receive the picture?
“Doe,” who works as a translator/interpreter for a legal service, charges that Beck repeatedly propositioned her, rubbed up against her on several occasions, and e-mailed her a nude photograph.
While Beck and his Riverside law firm “strenuously deny the merits of Plaintiff’s causes and actions” and consider the “Doe” complaint an “effort to harass, humiliate, and embarrass,” their lawyers did acknowledge in a March 29 Superior Court filing that Beck’s penis is, literally, Exhibit A.
The photo of the member of the bar--which we’ve blurred--can be seen on the right. Along with the image, which was texted twice to “Doe,” Beck wrote, “Meet me in Parking garage. No cameras.”
Beck’s application to seal the photo was filed more that two weeks after the “Doe” lawsuit was originally docketed, which allowed the complaint--and its lewd exhibit--to be circulated in media and law circles.
In the court application seeking to seal court records, Beck’s lawyers argued that, “Given the intensely personal nature of the contents of Exhibit A (which contains a nude photograph of Defendant), Defendant has an overriding privacy interest” to have the explicit photo sealed.
As first reported by the OC Weekly, Judge James Di Cesare granted Beck’s request to have his penis sealed, as it were. Di Cesare, however, declined Beck’s other assorted sealing requests.
Beck’s legal team argued that the penis photo had to be stricken to “protect the privacy and dignity of Defendant Dwayne S. Beck’s person.”
His legal team argued that the picture had to be stricken from the record to protect his privacy and dignity. Oh, I think we can all agree that that ship has sailed.