Have you commited a crime lately? Are you on the run from the law? Be glad you don't have this micro-chip implanted. A Saudi Arabian scientist has filed for a patent for a "killer" tracking device, which would be used to trace fugitives from justice, terrorists, illegal immigrants, criminals, political opponents and more. The chip acts like a DPS tracker, but with the added bonus of being able to inject a deadly poison into anyone that becomes a security risk. The Story.
Your Daily Loser - During an argument over Italian music, the wife poured beer on the husband's laptop, so he went postal... and during the fight, he fell on her. Six weeks later the wife died from chest injuries sustained when the husband fell on her, so he was arrested and tried for causing bodily injuries by negligence. The Story.
Jury Duty - The forty year-old son, who was getting drunk with his mom at 2:00 AM, decided he didn't like her attitude, so he whipped out the Taser and let her have it. The Story and the Mugshot.
A New Zealand couple asked their bank for a $NZ10,000 overdraft. The bank deposited $NZ10,000,000 into their account. Oops.
Now it's at least possible that this couple considered doing the right (or at least, legal) thing, by returning the money to the bank. But ultimately, they chose to seize the day - and the money - instead, and are now on the run, being pursued by NZ police and Interpol. (http://www.news.com.au/business/story/0,27753,25515799-462,00.html)
And they mean it, too. Ron White, the popular comedian from the Blue Collar Comedy tour and various Comedy Central specials, is a whiskey-drinking, cigar-smoking redneck, and proud of it. He's included those two fundamental elements in all of his shows. But apparently grumpy people in North Dakota won't stand for that kind of blatant disregard for the law. This is one of those times where you wonder just how uptight Americans have become since Janet Jackson flashed a tit on prime time.
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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