" /> North Marion High School in Ocala, Florida had been having trouble with someone stealing from the gym lockers. Since the complaints had not resulted in stopping the thefts one student took matters in his own hands. The student set his cell phone camcorder to record and put it in an empty locker across from the ones the students were using while in gym class. Upon finding the gym teacher, Steven Simmons, captured on video riffling through the lockers, the student took the cell phone to the school resource officer. The teacher has since been arrested.
Posted By: patty - Sat May 01, 2010 -
I had to snap this picture covertly, on the streets of Providence, with my camera held at waistlevel and viewfinder image unseen, so I'm surprised it came out as good as it did. Circumstances prevented me from gaping at whatever was on the front of the shirt.
The legend on the back says:
I'M PROUD I MARRIED SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AS YOURSELF
I LOVE YOUR QUALITIES
In this day and age a large number of people, strangers, pulling together to give the gift of joy to a dying child could, unfortunately, be called weird. But that's just what happened in Seattle Thursday. Police from three area departments, the Seattle Sounders, Puget Sound Electric and employees, the Space Needle and employees, a Seattle city councilwoman, Make-A-Wish Foundation, and many others, I'm sure, pulled together to make 13 year old Erik Martin's wish come true in a big way. Check the link for details and more pictures. ,
Why can't SpongeBob be as upfront about his nicotine addiction as Fred and Barney? (Note: I created this post prior to its release days ago--and then Boing-Boing scooped me! Oh, well, great minds and all that...)
A rather creepy looking 21 foot tall baby, built by the special effects team that brought us 'Alien vs Predator', is on display at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Migelin, as the giant robot is called, is electronically animated so it moves and blinks making it even creepier. The first link is to the story, the second link is to the page with two video clips and two pictures of Miguelin. I am reminded of a Jeff Goldblum quote from 'Jurrasic Park, 'You were so obsessed whether you could do it that you didn't ask yourself if you should do it.'
Paul Di Filippo
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