Your Daily Loser - Romeo Montillano, of San Diego, California, wanted to be a cop more than anything. Well, almost. Apparently he wanted to be a burglar more. The Story.
Jury Duty - No good deed shall go unpunished! 81 year-old James Stacy of Akron, Ohio, has been charged with criminal damaging after he took a pickaxe and a broom to a pothole in front of his driveway to clear debris. One of Mr. Stacy's neighbors summed up the situation pretty well when she said, "I think this whole thing is asinine." The Story.
Your Daily Loser - Pauline Terry wrote a letter to the police denying that her Club Compass in Ramsgate, Kent was a haven for drug taking. Unfortunately she wrote that letter on a piece of paper that was coated with cocaine. The Story.
Jury Duty - Some morons will do anything for money. For instance, William Cunningham was recently sentenced to 100 years in prison for poisoning his children's soup in order to extort money from the Campbell's Soup company. The Story. I'm guessing he won't be getting a card on father's day. (This is also further proof that men with facial hair can't be trusted.)
Apperently not till the bill is paid, even in an emergency. A 62 year old Caroll County, Ohio man was missing after leaving home upset and with several bottles of pills. During the overnight search involving the State Highway Patrol, Carroll County Sheriff Department, 2 k-9 units, several area fire departments and 100 volunteers Verizon Wireless was asked to turn on his phone to help locate him. The operator refused to do so until the Sheriff agreed to pay $20 of the man's past due bill. The man was found by searchers just before payment arrangements were made. He was nonresponsive and had to be transported to the hospital. Find the full story at- http://www.obscurestore.com/
For those of you who are not already aware, May 25 is Towel Day, a celebration of the life and literature of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
If you want to see some pictures of froods in the know, they have their own group on Flickr
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.
Chuck is the purveyor of News of the Weird, the syndicated column which for decades has set the gold-standard for reporting on oddities and the bizarre.
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