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Category Archive for 'Oddball'

Ironic

Man, it’s getting hard just to survive these days: John Spinello earned a small spot in pop culture history 50 years ago when he invented Operation, the battery-powered game that lets kids play surgeon. But now, the 77-year-old Illinois man needs $25,000 in oral surgery and can’t afford to pay for it, having sold the […]

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Best. Headline. Ever.

Hands down.

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What would Emily Post do? Why, she’d pull out her Kel-Tec P-11 and peel off a warning shot, of course! Because a tender moment between man and hooker deserves privacy, and an armed society is a polite society, amirite? AUGUST 27–A tuxedoed Seattle man was arrested early yesterday after he fired a gun at a […]

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I hate that

When you’re finally reunited with your birth mother and it turns out she’s your mother-in-law!

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So sad. I’ve known a few hoarders in my time, and it’s a tough situation. When you have someone who can’t even let go of their trash, it’s impossible to talk them out of it: CHESHIRE, Conn. —A 66-year-old woman described by police as an apparent hoarder was found dead under a pile of debris […]

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I just love this

Kidnapper releases nine-year-old boy who annoyed him by endlessly singing off-key (via Raw Story ) On Tuesday, 9-year-old Willie Myrick claimed that he escaped from kidnappers who were holding him for ransom by endlessly singing a gospel song. In what could be called a modern day version of the classic O. Henry story “The Ransom […]

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Haunted

I thought this was interesting: SOMERVILLE, N.J. — Someone, or some thing, is tickling people, rearranging shoes and otherwise wreaking havoc at the historic Hotel Somerset, a Main Street boarding house and home of the popular McCormick’s Pub. It might sound funny, but residents and the hotel owner said suspected ghosts that have been reported […]

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Naked before God

Hmm. KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

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ROFLMAO

This is a man after my own heart: Fargo, ND – Local resident Todd Fox has been detained for “reckless endangerment” and “illegal use of high-powered fire-breathing weaponry” for attacking snow with his flamethrower. Fox reportedly became so fed up with the week-long blowing snow epidemic in his area that he decided to KILL IT […]

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Heh

Q&A with Tony Matelli, artist behind Wellesley College’s scantily-clad sleepwalking statue (via boston.com) David L. Ryan, Globe Staff By Jaclyn Reiss, Boston.com Staff A realistic-looking statue of a man sleepwalking in his underwear near the center of Wellesley College created a stir not only among the women on campus, but also news and media outlets […]

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