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Parrot Problem


Why is it always a parrot, rather than some other kind of pet bird, at the center of these disputes? A recent case in Rhode Island involved a lawsuit against a parrot taught to swear at neighbors.

Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Nov 09, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Annoying Things, 1930's

Follies of the Madmen #262

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Oct 17, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Annoying Things, Business, Advertising, Products, Death, Insects, 1960's, Australia

The Trouble With The Lottery

The Illinois State Lottery is not currently paying out jackpots above $25,000 until the state budget is passed. There's not even an estimated time frame for the winners who are waiting for their payouts. As you can imagine, the winners have a problem with this.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Aug 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Annoying Things, Awards, Prizes, Competitions and Contests, Government, Politics

Marilyn Arsem

If you can last--or fast-forward--to the 3.5 -minute mark, this performance art piece really takes off, with the "artist" blowing some fluff into the air.

Her home page.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jun 14, 2015 | Comments (1)
Category: Annoying Things, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Performance Art

Zero Tolerance Extends To Parents

Superintendent Jay Foster of Senatobia Schools in Mississippi pressed disturbing the peace charges against parents who did not follow his directions to hold applause till the end of the graduation ceremony. Not only were the offending parents removed from the audience, missing the rest of the ceremony, but they now each face a possible $500 fine. Apparently zero tolerance now extends to parents as well.

Picture from Yahoo images
Posted By: patty | Date: Wed Jun 03, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Annoying Things, Bombast, Bloviation and Pretentiousness, Surrealism, Can't Possibly Be True

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

If only I could make it out to Santa Rosa, CA, to see Guillermo Gómez-Peña in his upcoming performance. I am sure my consciousness would be raised to Olympian levels.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun May 03, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Annoying Things, Ethnic Groupings, Regionalism, Performance Art

A Shiny New Conspiracy Theory

A new nut job conspiracy theory has hatched recently. Apparently the handful of Walmart stores that were closed unexpectedly are supposedly tied to a military operation called Jade Helm. The operation has something to do with declairing martial law by summer. Or the stores have plumbing issues that require closing up to make proper repairs. You know, one or the other.

Lucky # 13

Lacey Wildd intends to undergo a 13th cosmetic surgery to increase her breasts to a QQQ cup.
Posted By: patty | Date: Mon Apr 13, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Annoying Things, Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body Modifications, Genitals

Can’t Fix Stupid

Using lights and siren to jump to the front of the fast food drive-thru line is sketchy behaviour as a cop. But when you aren't and an off duty real cop sees you its a felony. Oh and he admitted to the arresting officer that he uses the lights and sirens to beat red lights as well.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Apr 04, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Annoying Things, Cops, Your Daily Loser, Goofs and Screw-ups


The US patent office denied a trademark to a Norwegian company for the name Comfyballs for mens underwear. The name was deemed too vulgar to trademark. Maybe they could try Cradled Crotch or Non-Testy Testes.
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