Chuck’s Weekly Cite-Seeing (April 23, 2012)
Chuck's Weekly Cite-Seeing Tour
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Hand-Picked and Lightly Seasoned by Chuck Shepherd
April 23, 2012
(datelines from April 13 or later) (links correct as of April 23)
San Diego, Calif:
Prof. Vilayanur Ramachandran, who runs the Center for Brain and Cognition at UC San Diego, came up with 30-some people who claim to be periodic gender-shifters, e.g., breasts today, gone tomorrow, same with penises. It’s just a hypothesis, he said. Scientific American
University of Kent researcher Sarah Johns, who apparently couldn’t think of anything else to research, tells us definitively that men prefer pink
, not red
female genitalia. (Bonus: Also, kindly be aware that caterpillars of the large white butterfly prefer to vomit when they’re alone, as opposed to within their protective group. Good to know.) Live Science via Yahoo News
/// Science Daily
Police officer Tetsuya Ichikawa, 50, was arrested for coming up behind a 25-yr-old woman in a restaurant and licking her hair. “I wanted to lick so I did.” Agence France-Presse via Herald Sun
Our long national nightmare
is not over. The FCC now wants the U.S. Supreme Court to re-, re-, re-view the Janet Jackson Nipple ruling. MSNBC
The Federal Court ruled that a woman on a business trip, though off-duty in a motel room having wall-banging sex, still gets worker compensation if she's injured by a fixture falling off the banged wall. (Bonus: A U.S. appeals court paved the way for a New York City widow to collect on her husband's accident
insurance, even though the man had intentionally
applied the electric shock to his genitals for sexual excitement.) Sydney Morning Herald
/// New York Post
Update on the MIT physics-lab researcher who yearned for sex with a mother’s two underage daughters [Chuck's Cite-Seeing, 4-9-2012]
: He’s dead. A bedsheet hanging in lockup. KMGH-TV
CVS drugstore supervisor Fenton Graham was arrested as the inside man in two CVS robberies. The first clue police had was on the surveillance video of the second job, when his two pals pulled the stick-up but then forgot to take the loot with them, leaving it up to Graham to take it out to their car. Awkward. Washington Post
Paktika province, Afghanistan:
A mid-level Taliban commander turned himself in at a police checkpoint. In apparent dead-seriousness, he said he had seen his face on a “wanted” poster, with a $100 reward, and now he wants his money. Washington Post
Charged with felony battery at Kilroy’s Sports Bar . . Ms. Fellony Silas, 30
[ed. there with her sister Fellatia, no, I made that up] The Smoking Gun
The U.S. Supreme Court awarded death-row resident Albert Holland Jr. a new trial, even though he's arguably insane, because as insane as he might be, wrote Mr. Justice Breyer, he understands death-row-appeal time limits better than his actual lawyers (one of whom, by the way, he came to be locked up with). New York Times
Threatening e-mails were allegedly sent by Emanuel Kuvakos, 56, to some area pro sports executives. Among them, the former general manager of the Chicago Cubs was accused of "stealing [Kuvakos's] ideas to win championships." Chicago Cubs? Awkward. Chicago Tribune
The state alcoholic beverage regulators refused to allow the sales of beer named Dirty Bastard
(even though the state allows Fat Bastard
wine). (To understand, you have to be there.) Associated Press via AzCentral.com
Santa Fe, N.Mex.:
Veteran, cherubic-faced police Sgt. (now ex-Sgt.) Mike Eiskant, 41, ought to have been on the force long enough to know when his dashboard camera/mic is "on" and thus that he oughtn't be audibly "enjoying himself" in the front seat while viewing porn on his cellphone. FindLaw.com via Reuters
: (1) Kelly James, 48, Salisbury, Md., says he has been routinely pooping in other people's yards for 20 yrs (but, hey, he wipes himself!). (2) William Rhode III, Newark, N.J., finally admitted during police questioning that he indeed does get sexual gratification from peeing on himself in public. (3) Vengeful Joseph Pointer, 51, Lakeland, Fla., venting to a former paramour after stealing her urn: “I’ve got your dead daughter’s ashes, and I’m going to snort them.” Daily Times
(Salisbury) /// Star-Ledger
(Newark) /// The Ledger
Your Weekly Jury Duty [In America, you're presumed innocent . . until the mug shot is released]
West Monroe, La.:
The lovely Kimberly King, 50, assigned to babysit her great grandkids, had to employ a fifth of Jim Beam to get through the ordeal. The News Star
Fashion Mayhem, from The Smoking Gun:
Arrested for failure to register a motor vehicle
, and trafficking in stolen property
, and drug possession
For your viewing displeasure, a couple of photos of the most tattooed man in Britain (on his 69-yr-old body). And, remember the Belgian teenager whose story went viral three yrs ago when she got 56 face tattoos? She says she now regrets it. OddStuffMagazine.com
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Listed in chronological order. Newest comments at the end.
pink- In human tissue pink=healthy red=infection so duh.
FCC- The government agency best at beating a dead horse.
Aussie worker's comp- I envision a new Fosters commercial here!
physicist- A criminal with shame, uncommon today.
CVS- I didn't know they delivered!
Fallatia- Don't discount the possibility that this name exists, after there are girls named Clymidia out there.
ash snorter- That is terrible and disgusting.
Jim Beam- Shoulda gave some to the kids, they have to look at her.
Jury Duty 2- Looks like a chubby Justin Bieber.
JD4- I guess he looks a bit less badass on a scooter than he did on a motorcycle.
Star struck- If she leaves her hair down its not that bad looking. Some mistakes you just have to live with. Now there's a life lesson for ya.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 04/23/12 at 08:17 AM
I'm'a thinkin' the prof has been spending too much time around an unlit Bunsen burner.
Try your best to be polite and, sure enough, someone's going to figure you for a weirdo.
Just one more gubment agency run amuck. Maybe they're jealous of the GAO and just want attention.
Just some more unions run amuck. (Had to teach my computer "amuck" and needed to test it out."
I always enjoy the service at CVS over that of Walgreens.
Bamma Booze Board
Please explain to some of those idiots down there that BASTARD
is a perfectly legitimate word.
N.Mexico Porn Cop
The reporter worked a year to get the tapes then listened to 12 hours of them. Such dedication!
Undecided, we need more info on the kids.
The Colonel is ALIVE!
Should have stolen a better rug!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/23/12 at 08:55 AM
Nip slip: I wonder how much of that half-million dollar fine they've burned up in legal fees?
Pedo physicist: Probably his best option.
CVS: Constant Video Surveillance. If he's that incompetent, I'm glad he's not dispensing meds.
Taliban: Fine with me. I wish more of his colleagues would do that.
Coiffure JD: #1: Not that I actually want to know, but how does he eat? #2: What's so weird? My nephew has the same hair. #3: Oh, no, I'm not a drug dealer, nosirree. I look perfectly normal...
Great granny: OK, so it's possible to be a great-granny at 50, but who really believes she's only 50? *shudder*
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 04/23/12 at 08:59 AM
Chuck, LOVE this week!
Many items made me laugh out loud.
Had to show up for work at 5:30AM, thanks for making the morning a lot more entertaining!
Posted by girlgeniusNYC in Los Angeles on 04/23/12 at 09:14 AM
A 50-year-old great-grandmother undoubtedly means three consecutive generations of teenage mothers. I bet was probably wasn't the first appearance of Jim Beam in that family tree.
Posted by Robert on 04/23/12 at 10:50 AM
I disagree with Patty. Red stains on a bandage means no infection! For field medicine.
Posted by BMN on 04/23/12 at 05:05 PM
Tissues not drainage BMN.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 04/23/12 at 07:11 PM
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