Stormy Daniels is contemplating a change in profession. She's thinking of running against David Vitter for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. You may remember Senator Vitter's name for one of two things. Either for his staunch family values stand, or the fact that he was linked to the 2007 D.C. madam scandal. Ms. Daniels current profession?
Adult film star. Appearently recieving money rather than paying for 'performing' sex acts gives her the moral high ground. I hope she runs, it will make an interesting race! http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange/news-article.aspx?storyid=137426&catid=82
Chicken was originally called Ptarmigan due to the prevalence of ptarmigans (artic game bird of the grouse family) in the area but the spelling proved to be unsettling to the settlers there and it was agreed that they would change the name to Chicken.
Originally settled by gold miners in the late 1800's, Chicken remains a productive gold producer to this day.
As of the 2000 U.S. census the official population was 17 with per capita income pegged at $65,400.
How to get there: Road and air—open only during the summer season. The Taylor Highway winds its way about 60 miles to Chicken from Tetlin Junction on the Alaska Highway, 12 miles east of Tok.
Chicken..such a nice place.
ADDENDUM: the original picture was overflowing the borders, so I shrunk it to fit. Click on it for all its original glory. Signed, Paul DiFi.
I beg to differ. Over 28,800 orders have been placed for randomly selected "somethings" in less than two years. To the tune of $10 each "something." And no, you don't get to pick, it's a mail order lottery, only the prize is crappy merchandise. The Something Store And of course, a list of somethings you won't be getting, which soured me on the deal, I was really hoping to find $10 worth of "body fluids, stem cells or embryos" in my box.
New York state police have been stymied by the antics of Australian criminal mastermind Bandit the wallaroo for the last month, admits online newspaper The Oneida Daily. (via http://www.news.com.au)
Bandit broke out of his Chittenango cage in April and has remained on the lam, eluding all efforts at capture. Sightings have been made in neighbouring towns, and citizens have been warned not to approach the escaped felon.
Police hopes were raised on Tuesday, and they moved in on what they believed to be the wallaroo, but discovered that their target was in fact a deer, sitting down.
By the way, hi fellow WUers. I've been a long-time forum lurker, now hopefully Australian weird correspondent. Be gentle with me - I've never posted on a "real" website before!
When officials contacted Kosciusko County Coroner John E. Sadler to pick up his son's vehicle after he was arrested for drunk driving, they also had to arrest the Coroner for drunk driving. Not exactly anything new or shocking about a father and son duo making the headlines for such a reason, but I invite you to compare the disparity of their resulting sentences. The Indy Channel
A lieutenant with the Harris County Texas Sheriff’s Office has been fired after launching a full-scale investigation complete with crime scene tape because his wife was allegedly missing $16 after having her car washed.
Hausu is an interesting film from 1970s Japan directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi. This film is beyond bizarre with a flying lamp shade that kills and a piano that devours it's prey. I had the chance to watch this with a group of friends when it aired on IFC in April and we had a blast. The movie almost makes no sense, but is a great experience. From what I've heard, the director got the idea from a dream his daughter had, which makes sense. The effects in the film are actually pretty cool for the time period.
Your Daily Loser - Where's the best place to teach someone to drive? A smooth, flat stretch of road without a lot of cars would be nice, right? And nevermind if that stretch of road has planes taking off and landing on it... they'll be sure to get out of the way. The son of the airport's manager decided to give his girlfriend a driving lesson. On the runway. His father has since been suspended. The Story.
Jury Duty - And you thought Post-It Notes were harmless... truth is, they are accessories to evil. Walter Healey of Troy, New York, used his Post-Its to record the social security numbers of the thousands of people he planned to abuse for his identity theft scheme. It's bad enough that Healey worked for the state's Tax Department. But I guess that was just good training for his future misconduct. The Story. // The Mugshot. (Healey's in the middle.)
Paul Di Filippo
Paul has been paid to put weird ideas into fictional form for over thirty years, in his career as a noted science fiction writer. He has recently begun blogging on many curious topics with three fellow writers at The Inferior 4+1.
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