Joseph Northington robbed a bank in Columbia, SC last January while visiting a friend. Said friend saw his picture on surveillance video and turned him in to police. But hey don't blame the friend for turning him in, after all he did post it on his myspace page as well. 'On tha run for robbin a bank Love all yall.' Cops don't have computers, do they? Read the whole story here- http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090529/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_myspace_confession
Back in 1952 Tom Cranston invented the world's first trackball which used a 5 pin bowling ball. It was used for a military project called DATAR. It was never patented because DATAR was a secret military project. You can read about it here at wikipedia The Story
I'm sure some of you (if not most) know who Werner Herzog is and I thought I'd share the trailer for his next film with you. This film is not really a prequel/sequel of Abel Ferrara's "Bad Lieutenant" with Harvey Keitel, but I guess more of a reworking. I don't know, but it looks like a lot of fun. If you're at work, you might want to keep the volume down.
And if you can buy one at a tax sale,it might be an especially good investment. How about when after buying that funeral home you discover four bodies that have never been buried and the building has been unoccupied for three years?
Your Daily Loser - Henry Gasiorowski, of Greenwich, Connecticut probably feels like the biggest turkey after a recent hunting accident. Mr. Gasiorowski was sitting behind a turkey decoy, making turkey calls when a companion shot him. The Story. (Today's Daily Loser story brought to you by Bill_!)
Jury Duty - Did she think it was a crime to go to Disney World? Bonnie Sweeten from Pennsylvania called 911 to report that she and her daughter had been abducted and were trapped in the trunk of a car. Two hours later, Bonnie (and daughter Julia) boarded a flight from Philadelphia to Orlando, Florida, under a false name. She was found and later taken into custody inside the popular theme park. The Story.
1. It's from the Library of Congress -- it must be real, right?
2. Then I remembered Mary was executed several hundred years before film was invented.
3. I discovered on further examination that this is part of a catalogue of historical recreations.
4. If you haven't seen the movie "Seven", wait until the end of the movie and you'll get the connection. Heads up -- when I saw "Seven" I felt ill. I told friends in the line for the next show not to go see it!! But how can you resist Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman? I checked IMBD and my head was spinning -- I guess I had blocked out that Gwyneth Paltrow was the wife.
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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