[News] Chuck’s Links for Thursday, April 23, 2009

Mom of an elementary-schooler persuaded the school board, using Bible-based reasoning, that untucked shirttails should be allowed: Shirttails make it more difficult for pervs to focus on her daughter's butt. Dallas Morning News

A woman gave a homeless man sitting in the parking lot of a McD's in Nashville a cheeseburger, but he threw it back at her, demanding money instead. She called him an "ungrateful bastard." He beat her up. This episode can mean only one thing: a $2m lawsuit against McD's. The Tennessean

Fresno, Calif., police are after a dad, 26, for taking his 7-yr-old son to a tattoo parlor to ink a dog's paw onto his stomach (the sign of the Bulldogs, Fresno's largest street gang). Associated Press via Fresno Bee

A guy opened a café/gallery in Turku, Finland, that included a room with beanbags for sleepy people to come take naps on (pillows, blankets, and teddy bears provided). Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

Clever cops in the San Bernardino, Calif., area figured out how to serve arrest warrants on fugitive skinheads: Some of their pregnant old ladies would be in maternity wards on Monday, April 20th, because they had tried to time delivery to yield Aryan urchins on Adolf Hitler's birthday. San Bernardino Sun

An Australian medical journal gives a step-by-step on how to get a leech off of an eyeball (Well, first, you have to "numb the eyeball . . ..") News.com.au (Sydney)

Settlers Life Insurance has refused to pay on a death policy because the murdered victim also had Hep C, which it said was a deal-killing "pre-existing condition." Courthouse News Service /// lawsuit [pdf]

An easily-distracted pregnant woman held up a Carter Bank branch in Fayetteville, N.C., but in the middle of the caper got an incoming call on her cell, yakked for a bit, then aborted the job and fled. Associated Press via Yahoo

This was weird in 2002, weirder in 2003, even weirder in 2004, weirder still in 2005, and on and on, and, jeez, to this day, airline passengers still try to board with carry-on luggage containing guns, chain saws, meat cleavers, ice picks, fireworks, and all the other usual things everybody knows you can't carry on. Most people get pissed if they even have to take their shoes off, but these guys . . .. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

[Jury Duty] Is George Bunch, 52, Covington, La., just a harmless creature from planet Frognon, or is he a major-league pervert? He was perched beside a public library, grossing people out, but he "knew he had a problem," the immediate one being that he was staring at little kids while holding a notebook with kids' names and descriptions of what he imagined doing to them. Times-Picayune

Today's Newsrangers: Paul Music, Joe Littrell, Bruce Alter
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Apr 23, 2009

Shirttails - Big bottoms, big bottoms,
Talking 'bout mud flaps, my girl's got 'em.

Is wearing your shirt not tucked in really something that even needs to be addressed? Does the untuckeditude of your shirt relate to your ability to learn?

McBeatdown - Someone is about to learn that McDonald's has a very large team of rabid attorneys at their command. I don't imagine this will pay out for the claimant.

Settlers Life - At the rate I see American insurance cartels, er, companies, backing out of claims, I wonder why you guys evn bother with them anymore.

Jury Duty - Guilty skeleton!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/23/09 at 11:33 AM
Jury duty: Yikes! Are those ears or satellite dishes??

@Bobcat: I'm a big fan of the burka as a dress code. No bad hair days, no spending a fortune on clothing, no standing in front of the closet hating all of your clothes and having no idea what you're going to wear today....
Posted by BikerPuppy on 04/23/09 at 11:42 AM
Come on, BikerPuppy, we live in the future now. It should be a silver body suit, not a burqa.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/23/09 at 11:47 AM
Mom of an elementary-schooler
She's a hypocrite. She uses

1 Timothy 2:9, ..."women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing."

to argue her point but admits to not going to church because she can't afford a nice dress. I wonder if she has any jewelry or if she does her hair.

While I agree with dress codes for school I do think they go overboard in a lot of cases. This, IMHO, is one of those cases. That said, I think this mom's time would be better spent helping her daughter lose weight and not fighting for her daugther's right to conceal her weight issue.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/23/09 at 12:33 PM
homeless man
This is why I don't give those ungrateful bastards anything.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/23/09 at 12:34 PM
airline passengers
Alright, alright! We all know that you don't want to tempt fate by bringing unusual objects on airplanes. But looking at some of that video (again no sound at work) makes me wonder why flags were confiscated. Or, for that matter, a cordless drill. Or a sander.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/23/09 at 12:42 PM
Jury Duty
GUILTY!!! of being way too close to home for me. I say hang 'em high.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/23/09 at 12:44 PM
"Settlers Life - At the rate I see American insurance cartels, er, companies, backing out of claims, I wonder why you guys evn bother with them anymore."

Because the alternative is to go bankrupt from hospital fees from essentially any injury or health issue, no matter how minor or routine. 😝
Posted by Jmonkeh on 04/23/09 at 02:36 PM
MCDONALD'S - Why did they lock her out? That's the only thing I don't understand.

HEPATITIS - Ok, correct me if I'm wrong, but hepatitis has nothing to do with being MURDERED! That sounds as bad as the companies that sell AD&D;(Accidental Death and Dismemberment). They NEVER pay out for death. Even if it was totally an accident, they will say someone was negligent, which is not an accident. Truck hits you, they were negligent. You fall off a roof, you were negligent for being up there when you were obviously not very steady. They get away with it, too, because technically, the law allows them to make those judgment calls, even if they are total crap.

PREGNANT BANK ROBBER - How can you be that distracted? "Yeah, Jen and then...Oh, crap!!! I forgot to rob that bank I was just in." By the way, 'aborted the job' LOL!!! That was so punny I think I pooed a little.
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/23/09 at 03:38 PM
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