Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Weird Wednesday

I will be on time today. Posting after midnight CST makes the date Wednesday. I may be on to something.

Okay, so much to chose from,  so little time. We begin with the story of the hoax that trashed the town. A flyer was sent out to residents of Huntly, New Zealand that looked official enough. It used the Waikato District Council's colour logo and told of a Midwinter Inorganic Rubbish Collection.  The citizenry responded and now the streets are lined with junk from old scuba gear to broken TVs and carpet remnants. The only problem is that the district has no plans to pick up this trash. Imagine spending the day shlepping all your junk to the curb only to be told that you have to haul it all back. Not my idea of fun.

This one's just for you, Pseudo. There were a trio of arrests made recently for marijuana possession. Nothing all too weird about that.  The fact that they were arrested at a softball tournament in Las Vegas is notable.  Especially since it was a  police softball tournament no less. But wait! It gets better. Two of those arrested were Honolulu police officers. All three attempted to flee the scene.

A Vermont man was arrested for his fifth DUI. Shameful but not horribly weird. Perhaps the fact that he was driving a snowmobile on the hottest day of the year might qualify. Police followed him and tracked him down with a K-9 dog after he abandoned the snowmobile and fled into nearby woods.  Clearly, this man has pickled his brain.

I embarrassed Pseudo, so I return the favor with this lovely story. Apparently Rep. Ted Poe (R-Tx) has decided to hold a town hall meeting. In a funeral home. Way to be subtle there, dude. Wonder what he thinks of the health care bill?

And last, but by no means least, is the news that Michelle "Batshit" Bachmann may be contemplating a run for the White House. As told to that paragon of journalist integrity, World Net Daily, Bachmann says she will run if "that's what the Lord was calling me to do, I would do it." Here's hoping that is one message from above that never gets posted. Though a Palin/Bachmann ticket has a certain ring to it, don't you think?

That's it for this week.

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