Homeless Panhandler 2.0, Plus The Lie, Redefined

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Defining bullshit down, to even below blagojevich-level
On ABC's "Good Morning America" yesterday, Herman Rosenblat said "It wasn't a lie." "It was my imagination" that has led him, for 13 yrs, including a book and movie deal, to claim that he first met his future missus at a concentration camp when she, on the outside, used to throw applies over the fence to him (and then they re-met by chance on a blind date in New York City). Holocaust researchers showed recently that Rosenblat was full of crap. Nonetheless, he said yesterday, "Even now, I believe it, that she was there and she threw the apple to me. n my imagination, it was true." It was the right thing to do, he said, and he never considered that it was not true. (And neither did Oprah, until recently.) ABC News
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More Things to Worry About

A homeless man in Houston, Tex., a veteran of five yrs of street-begging, can now be contributed to on his website (Seriously, but it's all on the up-and-up.) KTRK-TV (Houston) /// PimpThisBum

A 50-yr-old man in Cape Cod, Mass., found out the hard way that if a younger man is not polite, that younger man is also more likely to get violent when you point out how rude he is. Associated Press via Yahoo

Two words: "turkey rapists"! Brisbane Courier-Mail

Recurring Themes: Your life-expectancy drops if you like to walk on railroad tracks listening to music with earphones, but on the other hand, if you go out drinking, get skunked, fall in front of an oncoming train, and get part of your leg whacked off, that's mostly not your fault. Associated Press via Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat /// New York Post

At last weekend's AAAS (science) convention, a Princeton researcher presented brain-scan evidence backing the general belief that men see yowza!-dressed women as pure objects. (Bonus: The only brain activity comparable in the research is for how men see drug addicts and the homeless.) National Geographic News

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People Whose Sex Lives Are Worse Than Yours
Sheriff's officers in Washington County, Iowa, are looking for the man who "several" times has passed cars on the road, seen lone women driving, raced ahead, pulled over, got out, and exposed himself in time for her to see him as she drove by. The Hawk Eye (Burlington)
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Your Daily Jury Duty
["In America, a person is presumed innocent until the mug shot is released"]
Julius and Samuel: They may be the ones responsible for all that graffiti around Glens Falls, N.Y. Maybe. Post Star (Glens Falls)
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Today's Newsrangers: Stephen Taylor, Peter Wardley, Jerry Whittle

     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Feb 19, 2009

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