Friday, July 19, 2013

Another Edition of.... What Were You Thinking?

Yes, my bloggee friends...another week of head-shaking, eye-rolling, and OMG-ing over some of the various headlines in this week's new reports.  We have been here before, haven't we?  Wondering what makes some people "tick" is a never ending endeavor.

Let's start with...

Hey, Buddy, That Was a Rhetorical Question!

A couple who this week celebrated their wedding by having sex in public view at a Nebraska park will be spending their honeymoon in separate jail cells after they pleaded guilty yesterday to indecent exposure.

Police arrested Saint Ramirez and his bride Miaya after being summoned to the Oregon Trail Park by a trio of teenagers who reported spotting the duo having sex near “a big pine tree” around 8 PM.

When a Gering Police Department officer drove his cruiser up to the tree, he saw the lusty couple leaning against a tree with their pants down engaging in sex, according to  Officer Michael Modec.

When the officer approached he asked them "what they were doing and  loudly advised them to stop" but  Saint stated that they were having sex and that they were newlyweds.  The pair eventually finished, and  put their pants back on.

According to the report there were a number of people, including children in the vicinity.

After pleading guilty yesterday to public indecency, a misdemeanor, Mr. and Mrs. Ramirez were each sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Is it just me but if I was having sex against a tree in a park and a cop walks up and says, "What do you think you are doing?"  Would you or would you not, assume that is a rhetorical question?  Or if you were the kind of couple that would be having sex in a park, would you or would you not know what the word rhetorical means?

Would You Like Fries With That?

On July 11th, Jason McKusick called in a pizza order to have it delivered. There was to be a side of fries included with the pizza.  However, much to Jason's irritation, when the order arrived, the fries were MIA.  Adding to his frustration, he didn't notice the missing fries until after the delivery guy had left.

So, Jason called Des Pizza & More (the more must mean french fries, huh?) and demanded that someone had better come back with his fries and he wanted them at no charge. While there is some confusion depending who you talk to...the restaurant says they told him there would be a $3.00 charge.

Despite, the fact Jason had no intention of paying, a delivery person did go back to Jason's with an order of fries. 

The poor delivery guy must of brought up the topic of the three bucks because, Jason pulled a knife on him. Cops were called. There is some confusion as to who called the cops but according to the article, Jason's mom and dad were at home. 

Anyway....As the police arrived they found Jason holding a crossbow in one hand and a large tomahawk in the other...Oh, yeah, he was also, screaming "you are going to have to shoot me." (Those aren't words that are wise to throw around. Massachusetts police must be the calm sort as I am pretty sure, there are police departments that would of been happy to oblige him.)

The police feared that none of this was going to end well, so they sent for the Massachusetts State Police and a SWAT team. (Are you still with me?..this is over an order of fries!!!)


So...the swat team surrounds the perimeter of the apartment complex, and after some negotiations, one officer Tazers Jason. The Tazer had no effect except to make Jason more angry. A second attempt to subdue him with a method known as a "dry stun" which consists of the use of a stun gun resulted in Jason pushing an officer causing him to fall. He was eventually taken down by a contingent of officers. (Yes, contigent is the word the article used)

Jason was arrested and charged with  kidnapping, six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, seven counts of assault and battery on an officer, one count of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, resisting arrest, and attempting to commit a crime. He is being held without bail. 

Either those are really good fries and he was REALLY needing some or this guy is a tad over-reactionary.

How Artistic!!!

Every once in awhile, here at TAOBC we talk about "what constitutes art?"  Seems that the people of Lewisville, Texas are also debating is "body art" art?

The city has been forced to change its nudity laws after topless waitresses wearing just bikini bottoms  and body paint served customers. (and there were pasties under the paint as well)

This is art!

Up until recently the ordinance laws didn't prohibit body paint in lieu of clothing, so the risque attire was legal. (That will teach them not to be more specific in how they write ordinances.) A complaint was filed by Catherine Holliday. Catherine and some friends had stopped to take pictures of the restaurant and noticed that the outfits on the waitresses were actually just painted on. 

The city debated the issue last Monday night.  A professional body painter, Kristal White was present as well, She said it was an art form...a very beautiful art form.

Lewisville town chiefs decided body paint, dyes and tattoos cannot be considered decent covering for restaurant servers and voted to change their ordinance.

Bet Catherin Holliday has lost some popularity with some Redneck Heaven patrons.



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Reminds me of the time I saw a horny (and undoubtedly drunk) couple having sex on the banks of the Red River in downtown Winnipeg in full view of man and beast.

lisleman said...

do you ever wonder if the stories combined what could happen? Combine your first and last story - body painted married couple having sex under the pines - could be a title for a painting or blog post.
Not sure when body painting became popular (certainly more popular on female subjects but then the canvas is better). It can be very creative and I thought it would make a great hobby for retirement time. Fortunately for me no one in the family agrees with me on the hobby aspect of it.

Cheryl P. said...

"Drunk" explains a lot. Alcohol seems to be a common denominator for doing stupid stuff. There was no mention of alcohol in the Nebraska story but maybe it was implied the minute the story said they were having sex in the middle of a public park.

Cheryl P. said...

Give it time...there will be a story at some point about 2 people in body paint screwing in a park.
As for your future hobby...were you planning on being the painter or the paintee?

Chubby Chatterbox said...

Never underestimate the power of good French Fries.

lisleman said...

ha paintee would not be an acceptable option. Nature has been busy painting my skin with age spots.

babs (beetle) said...

There are some very strange people in this world and most of them seem to be in your papers ;)

Sex in the park, in full view of everyone? A crossbow and a tomahawk, over some fries? He surely had to be on something, or off his head.

I just had a thought. You don't have a national health system, so what happens when somebody, who doesn't have money or insurance, is mentally ill and needs hospitalisation? Surely you don't have mentally ill people roaming the streets? Though reading your posts, I guess you do ;)

ravenjanedoh said...

For a minute there I thought I was reading the daily news from south Florida - pretty normal activity. ... come on, haven't you ever had one of those days where you would just kill for an order of fries? I usually feel that way at least once a month .... and at least the body canvas involved women. Otherwise there might be a lot of "safari" type body art, and that is sooo 80's.

Cheryl P. said...

I guess you are right. Perhaps I have never had french fries THAT good because I have yet to get out my crossbow and tomahawk.

Cheryl P. said...

Babs, it's a real mess. Those of the under-insured or uninsured might qualify for aid but there are a lot of people that just can't afford medical care. AND yes, there are a lot of people that need care both for physical alilments and for mental health issues that go untreated. We continue to hope that our government takes so proactive steps to help get more affordable health care to the masses. So far not much has happened.

Cheryl P. said...

It surprises me how many of the stories that make it into my Friday weird news roundup come from Florida. As for french fries...I probably wouldn't shoot someone for french fries but a pizza might be worth a fight. Mine would have to be without weapons though. I would probably shoot my foot off or something. I am clueless about guns...and crossbows...and tomahawks.
Some of the pictures of the women that work at Redneck Heaven were interesting. I would think being painted everytime you went to work would be time consuming. Being nude would be far easier. AND what if it was a rainy day?

Jo-Anne said...

Ok talk about over reacting about some missing fries...................and having sex in public why or why do people do such things is beyond me, I just hope she got splinters in her bum.........

Riot Kitty said...

You had me at "SWAT team over fries." Just. Wow. I mean, cheesecake, maybe. But fries?

Cheryl P. said...

Hahaha...clearly she wasn't thinking about splinters, was she? If she had been thinking clearly she might not have been having sex in the wide open spaces of a park. Why people do such things is, indeed a mystery.

Cheryl P. said...

Riot Kitty, I am with you on that. The carrot-cake cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory would be worth a fight.

Leah said...

Sex, fries and body paint. What an enlightened world we live in. I'm undecided about the body paint. It is art, or it could be art, if done with art in mind and not commercial appeal. These girls look like they belong in Ft. Lauderdale on spring break, not working in a restaurant serving up sex and fries to the public. Their moms must be so proud. LOL! What a whacked world.
Damn. Now I'm craving fries;)

Cheryl P. said...

Hi Leah!!!!
Oh, I don't think that Redneck Heaven can pull out the "it's art" card because they know and we know and they know that we know that they are pushing the line on topless girls to get plenty of horny men in there to drink a lot of alcohol.
If you are hungry for fries be sure to have your arsenal ready on the outside chance your sevice isn't what you deem satisfactory.
What a whacked world indeed!!!!!

Liggybee said... would take me a lot of thinking to understand their side of the story (for any of these situations). The body art, especially! Yes, I can agree that it's really creative what they've done...but if it's not for an adult club (like a stripper joint) I don't think it's appropriate artwear at all. You can explain it to a child all you want, but exposure to that (and the couple's public sex act) make it very confusing to the mind of a child.I think it's pure selfishness and not love that makes people do things like that without considering the effects of their behavior on others.

Cheryl P. said...

Yes, people can rationalize all they want to try to substantiate their point of view but ultimately "stupid" is hard to explain.

I agree, there may be a artistic aspect to body art as done for Redneck Heaven but they are doing it to attract men to a bar.

I would be curious if the newlyweds were sober....if they were or weren' was a classless move considering there were kids in the area.

Robyn Engel said...

1) If I'm going to get nailed publicly against a tree, I don't think it'd be by a Saint; 2) How old is Jason? I couldn't tell from the article if he's a kid or an adult - not that it matters. He needs serious mental health intervention; and 3) they look a lot more respectable than the waitresses at Hooter's in CA - and other states.

Cheers, Cheryl.

abeerfortheshower said...

"A professional body painter, Kristal White was present as well, She said it was an art form...a very beautiful art form."

Yeah, and I'm sure that's why all the guys were there, right? To admire the art form? :)

Also, call me a prude, but I don't want naked waitresses either. I'm rather okay without pubes in my food. Thanks...

Cheryl P. said...

You are the first person to point out the odd fact that this guy's name was Saint. I thought the same thing that he probably is a long way from sainthood.

The guy was either 22 or 23...I read it in one of the reports but now I can't remember which it was and yes, clearly he has some mental problems. Makes me wonder why there would be a crossbow handy.

The Redneck Heaven people went to great lengths to have a new slant on "scantily clad" girls. Surely it wouldn't of gone on long term anyway. Seems to be rather labor-intensive to paint girls to that degree of detail every time they come into work. Plus issues of sweating and spills. There is no way any of that makes sense.

Cheryl P. said...

That was my take on it too. They can try to rationalize it any way they want, but the real reason they were painted is to get men in there to buy lot's of beer.

I am pretty sure these chicks have NO body hair but I get your point. Recently, hubby and I went to Twin Peaks restaurant for lunch. I don't get the hoards of men that find scantily clad servers a must-see during lunch. That's when I wish I had Google glasses so I could discreetly take some pictures of some of these guys trying to be cool, flirting with the girls.

Dexter Klemperer said...

Wow, this blog had everything: sex, violence, nudity and fries! Just like the people finishing up the sex, I hope Jason finished his pizza and fries before he was taken down.

Cheryl P. said...

Isn't that the bulk of all news? sex, violence, nudity and fries? You know...the article didn't specify if Jason ate the fries before going to jail...let's hope so as it may be awhile before he gets to order pizza and fries. Do they serve good fries in prison, I wonder? I am not planning on finding out personally.