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and the Afternoon Edition of Chuck's News of the Weird Daily for Friday

Leicester University researchers learned by brain probes that when you recognize a celebrity or landmark, it means that there's a specific cell up there for each ID, like, you may have a "Jennifer Aniston cell," or, I guess, a "Carrot Top cell." Daily Mail

Massachusetts state Sen. Dianne Wilkerson, who's been suspected of cutting corners on all sorts of things for years, was arrested on federal bribery-type charges, caught on video (the prosecutor says) stuffing a $1k payout into her bra. Boston Herald

Your house cat chasing its tail in circles? Break out the Prozac. Dogs and cats do the same OCD things that humans do. MSNBC

A cop directing traffic at an all-day rock concert in a Dallas suburb had his truck stolen at the scene, but fortunately the redneck's escape route took him right past the traffic-director. Dallas Morning News [with guilt-confirming mugshot]

If you're rich and have a horrible phobia (such as of being buried alive), you can address the fear creatively, like building yourself a crypt with food, fresh air, water, and a TV so that if they do make a mistake, you'll survive. Wall Street Journal

Undignified Deaths: A 54-yr-old, longtime "aquaholic" OD'd with a garden faucet (Newbury, England), and an armed robbery suspect accidentally crashed his getaway bicycle, fatally rupturing an artery (Fresno, Calif.). Daily Mail /// KSEE-TV (Fresno)

Today's Newsrangers: Sandy Pearlman, Mark Neunder, Bill Wheeler, Candy Clouston, Sam Gaines, Kurt Knochel, Tom Barker, Brendan Brady, Scott Langill, Ken Berkun (and lots 'n' lots who sent in the cop-directing-traffic story)
     Posted By: Chuck - Fri Oct 31, 2008

specific cell One for Jennifer, and one for Charlize, and one for Zeta and a whole flock for my wife!

Money in Bra So, where's she supposed to put it? Chic demands a small clutch now a days doesn't it?

Prozac Right! The one thing these animals do that makes them lovable and Dr. Pusher wants to drug them into a stupor.

Crypt They used to put a bell on a string for the recently departed in case they wake up before the rapture.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/31/08 at 12:59 PM
being buried alive - since Katrina blew my shed away this sounds like a good idea for sanctuary right now. I'll start digging my own grave when I get home from work.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/31/08 at 01:08 PM
specific cell - one for Jules, one for KW, ...
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/31/08 at 01:09 PM
Undignified Deaths: Aren't we all addicted to drinking water?
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/31/08 at 01:11 PM
buried alive - there's air vents? damn that is going to stink up the whole surrounding area when he actually dies
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/31/08 at 01:27 PM
I have to disagree, my most primal fear (as most of your know) is spiders
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/31/08 at 01:29 PM
I want to be cremated anyway, so as long as they burn me fast enough so that I don't feel the pain for too long I'll be happy. Well, as happy as a dead person can be, anyway.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/31/08 at 01:34 PM
Dogs and cats can get similar medication requiring condition that humans have. Separation anxiety, for one, can get so bad your home is destroyed and your dog is injured when you get back. Lick granuloma's are ugly easily infected things that will never go away if the animal doesn't leave them alone...see...

On another note, we had a client who named her dog Prozac because having him worked better to chear her up than any drug ever did.
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/31/08 at 01:36 PM
I didn't need to see that right after lunch. Thanks Jules.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 10/31/08 at 01:38 PM
Jules, that was a pic I didn't need..... thanks!

oh, and just because a truck gets stolen in Texas, suddenly a redneck is responsible.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 10/31/08 at 01:51 PM
why? Why do I have to have a "Carrot Top" cell... or a "Sarah Palin" cell??
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 10/31/08 at 01:52 PM
Ok, I had a completely different story in my head about the "aquaholic" and the garden hose.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 10/31/08 at 01:55 PM
KW that would go under the Sex Lives Worse Than Yours section
Posted by Jules in Connecticut on 10/31/08 at 02:36 PM
Good point, chica.
Posted by KW in Dallas, TX on 10/31/08 at 02:38 PM
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