boat had it coming

A 26-year-old Brunswick man was arrested about 5 a.m. this morning after he climbed aboard the River Queen and damaged equipment in the boat’s wheelhouse, Savannah-Chatham metro police are reporting.

William Cole was first noticed by a passing cab driver, Tim Irish, who heard a commotion along Rousakis Plaza. As he swung a flashlight around the area, he saw a shirtless man yelling atop the uppermost deck of boat….

He told officers “the boat had angered him because of the way it was looking at him.”

via Brunswick man charged with vandalizing Savannah’s River Queen | savannahnow.com.

"Who, me?"

“Who, me?”


‘Professional sobbers’ who charge £45 to attend strangers’ funerals and pretend to mourn

Trend originated in China and Middle East but has now spread to UK too

Grieving relatives worried that their loved ones will not attract enough mourners at their funeral can now bump up the numbers by hiring ‘professional sobbers’.

A growing number of people are hiring out their services at £45 for a two-hour ceremony – and as well as attending the funeral they will weep and talk to friends of the deceased.

via ‘Professional sobbers’ who charge £45 to attend strangers’ funerals and pretend to mourn | Mail Online.

This concept blows my mind.

Dawson would be great at this

Dawson would be great at this

Also very relevant (skip to about 1:30): Nick Swarson + John Stamos funeral


Punxsutawney Phil + capital punishment + bored lawyer

or dead groundhog hogging ground.. burial ground.. something something.. I’m tired.

Punxsutawney Phil indicted for false informing

The indictment, filed by Butler County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Gmoser, alleges that on or about February 02, 2013, at Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney Phil did purposely, and with
prior calculation and design, cause the people to believe that Spring would come early.

[…]

What’s in store now for Phil? Pending an extradition hearing, Gmoser says it’s curtains for the little guy, suggesting that the penance for such a misrepresentation should be the death penalty.

“Since he’s already serving a life sentence behind bars, as you know. There wasn’t much left as far as a penalty other than a death sentence,” added Gmoser.

 

via Punxsutawney Phil indicted for false informing by Butler Co. – FOX19.com-Cincinnati News, Weather & Sports.

 


Bay Bridge finally gets some respect

*Seriously watch the video below!!*

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge “is the Rodney Dangerfield of bridges,” as our friends at KQED say. While the Golden Gate gets respect and tourists, the Bay Bridge simply does its job. But the humble span will shine Tuesday, thanks to 25,000 light-emitting diodes.

The white lights will form patterns that continuously morph and move across the bridge’s span, or slide up or down its supports. The Bay Lights project is the work of artist Leo Villareal, who uses diodes like pixels to create scenes of mesmerizing fluidity…

 

via Artist Prepares To Light Up San Francisco’s Bay Bridge Like Never Before : The Two-Way : NPR.

 

I’ve never heard of the Bay Bridge being called the “Rodney Dangerfield of bridges,” but that’s hilarious. I *do* respect you Bay Bridge. You let me live in SF while going to school in Berkeley, and how else would I get to IKEA? ❤

 


NASA’s Night View of Cleveland

I grew up in Cleveland. I can easily say this is the prettiest picture I’ve seen of it.. and taken from the appropriate distance one should stay from Cleveland (JK GUYS, settle down, Drew Carey blah blah blah, loving/hating Lebron, weird EERF Stamp..)

NASA – Night View of Cleveland.


Florida Man on Twitter

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This Twitter is brilliant. It just scoops up real crime articles that have “Florida Man” present in the title. SO GOOD.

Some choice examples:

Florida Man Traps Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother Into A Fold-Out Couch | http://bit.ly/fJPLwo

Florida Man Threatens Neighbor With Chainsaw He Can’t Start | http://bit.ly/UskBe0

Florida Man Slapped With Warning After Riding Dying Sperm Whale | http://bit.ly/12WT6Pf

High On Synthetic Weed, Florida Man Calls 911 Twice To Report That His Dreams Are Real | http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-09-04/news/os-man-calls-911-dreams-drugs-20120904_1_dispatcher-synthetic-marijuana-dream …

all via Florida Man _FloridaMan on Twitter.


MEANWHILE IN NORWAY: “Firewood programme sparks complaints on correct way to stack bark”

In most places across the world, the topic of firewood would hardly be expected to set the nation’s imagination alight.

But in Norway, a television programme on the subject of wood caused quite a stir, after splitting the country straight down the middle on how it should be stacked.

Nearly a million people, 20 per cent of the Norwegian population, tuned in to the programme when it was aired during prime time on Friday night. But the angry responses started almost as soon as it had begun.

via Norway split down the middle on how to stack firewood following programme featuring an eight hour live shot of a fireplace | Mail Online.

That’s adorable.


MEANWHILE IN GERMANY: Internet access declared a basic right

A top German court has ruled that people can sue their Internet providers for damages if connection is lost. The court has ruled that access to the Internet represents a basic need in modern society.

The complaint that brought about the ruling came from a man who lost his Internet connection for two months due to an administrative error caused by a takeover of his Internet provider by another company. He is now entitled to monetary compensation – and while the amount may not be very high, the ruling reflects an important shift. With it, Germany’s Federal Court of Justice has stated that Internet connection is a modern necessity, on par with the right to mobility.

The court compared the situation to a car owner claiming damages after someone else has caused an accident that renders the car unusable for some time.A ‘vital’ part of lifeAmong other reasons for the judgment, the Federal Court states that “the majority of German residents use the Internet on a daily basis. It has become a medium that plays a vital role in the lives of most people, and whose absence has a significant impact on daily life.”

via Internet access declared a basic right in Germany | Sci-Tech | DW.DE | 27.01.2013.

WHAT IS THIS

WHAT IS THIS

SO: I was initially looking for a picture that was like “Go Germany!” then I thought of their love of Hoff. I was searching for something that possibly combined the two but then saw THIS & had to stop. I mean, it chose ME.


“out of the ash/ I rise with my red hair/ and I eat men like air”

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s untimely death.

sylvia50

 

VIA http://lisabrightanddark.wordpress.com/2013/02/11/741/


“Impossible To Tell If Frazzled Woman In Walgreens Uniform Going To Or Coming From Work”

I say this a lot, but this is easily one of my favorite Onion articles….

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NEW YORK—Local pedestrians told reporters Thursday morning they were unable to discern whether the agitated, uniform-clad woman smoking a cigarette on a city sidewalk was on her way to work at a nearby Walgreens or returning home from a night shift there. “Wow, she’s either just had a really shitty day at work at Walgreens or she knows one is coming,” office worker Kenneth Turner said moments after he passed the bleary-eyed, slump-shouldered woman on a street not far from the 24-hour drugstore. “She looks beaten down and is sighing heavily, but I can’t tell if that’s because she has just stood under fluorescent lights while being berated by angry customers for eight hours straight, or is about to.” At press time, witnesses confirmed the woman had uncontrollably burst into tears, a development that did nothing to shed any light on the situation.

via Impossible To Tell If Frazzled Woman In Walgreens Uniform Going To Or Coming From Work | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.