A Georgia funeral home has come up with an interesting idea to discourage drunk or drugged driving over the holiday weekend. McGuire, Jennings, and Miller Funeral Home's 'Operation Stop and Think' requires participants to come in and sign a contract stating that they intend to drink or take drugs and drive on New Years Eve. Then if the participant dies in a car wreck on that night they are entitled to free burial services. Included in the services is a casket, a burial plot, limousine transport and preparation of the body. Don't you wonder how many losers will actually go and sign up? Also, who's going to pay for the services for the unfortunate victims in other vehicles who weren't drinking or taking drugs? The funeral home should turn the list of takers over to the cops so the cops can be on the look out for these idiots on New Years Eve. http://www.romenews-tribune.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Funeral+home+offering+free+burial+for+those+who+plan+to+drink-+drive+on+New+Year%E2%80%99s+Eve%20&id=5340509&instance=home_Most_popular
Do China's retailers have the right idea or are they just immune to the West's mania for Political Correctness? Maybe it's just a matter that they've been reading WU and decided to act accordingly. Which ever it is, there's a mall in China that thinks women need more room to part than a man does.
Craig 'Lazie' Lynch, 28, has been eluding British police since September 23 when he escaped from Suffolk's Hollesley Bay Prison. But getting away doesn't seem to be good enough for Lynch, he is also taunting police with updates on his travels posted to his Facebook page. The above picture is his Christmas day post to police. Lynch has fans on his page, but not everyone thinks he's all that. There is also an anti-Lynch page called Craig 'Lazie' Lynch is a LOSER!
Read more about the man and as well as his less than well written posts at the link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1238920/Escaped-criminal-taunts-police-Facebook-enjoys-Christmas-run.html
I just love this house. It's like Dr. Seuss meets Willy Wonka. Designed by architect Javier Senosiain, from Mexico, the home is named "Nautilus House" and was built in 2006 in Naucalpan. I think it's a stunning building, both inside and out, but you be judge.
Some young people in Australia are getting their excitement challenging alligators even more aggressively than Steve Irwin was known to bait crocodiles. It started with pictures on Facebook of people standing atop alligator traps and now pictures of of two guys inside a trap with one guy on top of it have been posted. Wildlife officials are up in arms about this dangerous activity. They state it won't be tolerated and if caught the men will face a large fine and a possible five years jail time. Although, if these guys continue their behavior they may end up paying a bigger price yet. Interestingly, Manton Dam, where this took place is about 50 miles from a town called Darwin. http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2009/12/27/111921_ntnews.html
Posted By: patty - Sun Dec 27, 2009 -
When I saw this all I could think of was- this is the coolest dad in the world! He mounted a camera on a remote control plane and let the kids try to shoot it down with fireworks. The kids must have had a blast!
Posted By: patty - Sun Dec 27, 2009 -
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