Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Weirdness

It's Wednesday so you know what's next. It's been a real struggle lately to find good bits for this post but I think I found a few.

We start with one most of you have no doubt heard by now. Trina Thompson is suing Monroe College for reimbursement of her $70,000 tuition since she has been unable to secure a job. She claims the career advancement center at the college is doing nothing to help her find a job. I suppose now that the grace period is over for her student loans, she looking for a way to make her payments. Still, unless this college guaranteed her a job, which of course they didn't, then she's pretty much up shit creek. Like so many others.

Next is yet another tale of no good deed goes unpunished. Jim Nicholson was fired for thwarting a bank robbery. He demanded to see a weapon and then chased the would-be robber down. This behavior is, for obvious reasons, discouraged by banks, the FBI and police. Nicholson describes himself as an adrenaline junkie. Ya think?

Now this one is right up there in the annals of stupid criminals. Indeed, this guy should have his picture next to the entry in the dictionary. Lindsey Philips, Jr was arrested after fleeing from police. What might have spurred this action? Well, for starters he was towing a lawn mower and a weedeater. With his moped. We can be assured there was no high speed chase involved but the lawn mower was definitely stolen. Dweeb.

And last is a new website that I may just have to visit. Dan Florio has created a site he calls As you might guess from the name, it purports to tell you when the best time to make a dash to the little girls room will be while watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster. It's also available as, you guessed it, an iPhone app.

That's it for today. Here's hoping the stories get better next week. Maybe everyone's on summer vacation.

1 comment:

Aliceson said...

Great Weirdness! I love the dumbass trying to steal the lawn mowing equipment with his moped. Like he thought no one would notice. Ha!

I can't believe I'm missing out on such useful apps like runpee. Perhaps one day I'll scrape together the cash to buy an iPhone. Or maybe I'll just save my $300 for the phone and the $10 for the movie, watch movies on DVD at home and pause to use the bathroom.