In keeping with all of the food posts recently, I provide images that might scar you for life. (Be warned! The music from the official Peeps website will slowly drive you insane.) Peeps
, the traditional marshmellow Easter candy, isn't just for eating anymore. The Chicago Tribune holds a contest every year for the most creative use of Peeps. Some of these entries are cute, others are a bit weird (some of the non-winning entries go beyond weird into pure freakishness), but all of them say "I have way too much free time." See the ten winning entries
, or see all of the 246 entries
Scouts on a camping trip were given beer and cigarettes by their scoutmaster, it is alleged. Police arrested scoutmaster Michelle Edwards after a park ranger came across the scouts playing "beer pong". Although Edwards denied the charges, claiming the contraband had been smuggled onto the trip, video footage from a local store clearly showed her and two of the scouts buying the beer, said a spokesperson for the Bossier Sheriff's Office. Can you get a badge for "beer pong", I wonder (ArkLaTex.com
- with video).
And even if there isn't a badge, wouldn't the title of "Beer Pong Champion of 2009" look good on your resume? Four students from the University of Nevada have hatched a plan to stage the world's largest "beer pong" tournament, in Nevada, in August this year. A thousand two-player teams are expected to compete for the title and the $10000 first prize (Nevada Sagebrush
Your Daily Loser
- Make a note, gentlemen. When you are asked to leave a bar because you are behaving badly, just leave. Don't copy Graham Brunson of Naples, Florida. Mr. Brunson decided to show his displeasure by urinating on the bar. The cops were called, Brunson ran, the cops gave chase, and... rearranged his face. The Story.
- Beer-Pong goes horribly wrong. Joseph Jiminez
shot and killed his friend when dared to during an argument over a game of beer-pong. The Story.
I especially like how the reporter takes the time to explain what beer-pong is.
The San Jose AT&T call center building was evacuated for two and one half hours while the odoriferous leftovers were laid to rest.
San Jose Mercury
Can you guess which part of you is pictured here? The link has lots of great close-up electron microscope photos in full color.
Here's a hint -- this is 250x magnification
click here to follow the link!!
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Jermaine Askia Cooper "knew he was going to jail for a while” and wanted to get one last burrito. So he did the only logical thing he could: drive 90mph across two counties to get it. Read about the incident and the myriad charges he now faces at the Journal Gazette
Donna Burton stands charged with manufacturing 'methamphatime' and smuggling "meth soaked letters" into the local jail. I suppose coating letters to inmates with meth is possible and effective, but what about the Bic Lighter, tobacco and marijuana? Perhaps Donna shouldn't have spread herself too thin, but where's the joy in meth without some reefer and a cig? North Vernon Plain Dealer-Sun
The man who spotted the falling moose was quite excited to see a moose fall from the sky
Bangor Daily News
This one's a little trickier, as you are only seeing the active, business end of the instrument, which must be inserted somewhere to perform its function. Have a guess, then click on "extended."
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