Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weekly Weirdness

Slim pickings for this week’s new of the weird.  These four are the best I can do.

At least one George is escaping his fate.  A 104-year-old lobster was released from City Crab and Seafood in New York City.  How do tell how old a lobster is?  If it’s by his weight, maybe he’s just fat and not elderly.  Whatever.  The best part is that they released him of the coast of Maine near Kennebunkport near George, Sr.’s home.  Bet Daddy’s wishing he could disappear like his namesake.  Wouldn’t you be embarrassed to be Junior’s Dad?

Could be that not everyone wanted a Wii for Christmas.  Heath Blom was upset with his girlfriend, Randi Young, when she bought him a Wii instead of the remote control airplane he wanted.  They came to blows and were charged with assault.  The court has ordered they have no contact.  They’re appealing, saying “they just had a bad Christmas”.  Maybe they can sell it on ebay to cover their court costs.

Burger King’s at it again.  They have the worst marketing team ever known to man yet they keep chugging along.  First, it’s “The King”, then it’s “Flame” and now it’s an offer to Facebook users to get a free Whopper for every 10 friends they “de-friend”.  Since some Facebook users have several hundred “friends”, it’s probably not much of a hardship.  52,000 Facebook users have signed up.  What would you do for a Whopper?

And last is the story of baby Sam who had a foot removed from his brain.  A routine prenatal ultrasound found what looked like a tumor.  When surgeons opened the tumor a tiny foot popped out.  The odd tumor that held a partially formed foot, hand and thigh is most likely a teratoma.  What’s odd is that they have no record of one ever forming in the brain.  Baby Sam is doing fine.


Wild Child said...

Weird, but fun. Thanks!

Aliceson said...

Baby Sam story, very interesting. Ma Nature must have been on a smoke break during that one.

Love the weekly weirdness!

Anonymous said...

I heard about the foot in the brain story as I was eating dinner.... let's just say dinner time was shortened a bit that night.

skyewriter said...

I don't tell you enough, but I love your blog.

Great mix of news, opinion, personal narrative, and humor.

Keep 'em coming!

Anonymous said...

Thanks True Blue. That was fun!