[News] Chuck’s Links for Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This election commission in India is using the ol' indelible-ink-fingertip to prevent double-voting, but they chose the left middle finger to ink, which presents interesting photo images of voters showing their pride in just having cast their ballots. The Times of India

The Power of Beer: Motorist John Woodward, 23, was arrested with a .134 reading in Silver Springs, Fla., but sped away from deputies because "he didn't think they needed to be involved and that the whole incident was 'the most fun' he'd had in two yrs,'" according to the police report. Star-Banner (Ocala)

Shoe-throwing is becoming the expression of choice for protesting in India, and it is especially significant among the poor because where they have to hang out assures their shoes are way-less sanitary than even a pair of your ol' Cons. Washington Post

Shoe-protesters are sissies: In Novi Pazar, Serbia, union official Zoran Bulatovic, complaining that some of his colleagues hadn't been paid at their textile factory "in years," chopped off his left pinkie and ate it. Reuters via Yahoo

There are gun fights, and knife fights, and sword fights, even, and in Myrtle Beach, S.C., an estranged couple had a glue fight. The Sun News (Myrtle Beach)

A mobile masturbation van. Garrett Scheg, 37, was arrested in West Seneca, N.Y., in a parked van, with pornography spread out over the dashboard and front seat and Garrett wearing only a sock. Buffalo News

Life Imitates the Sci-Fi Channel: Tens of millions of crickets march through remote towns in northern Nevada and Utah in May, hunting for food and sex, and there's nothing that can be done about them . . except laying out lots of boomboxes and playing rock music at max volume, which seems to work. Wall Street Journal

[Jury Duty] Josephine Gatchell, 57, was accused of stabbing a priest in the confessional at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach, Fla., but the charge is ridiculous because that sort of thing couldn't really happen in a church, could it? WFLX-TV (West Palm Beach)

Today's Newsrangers: Sara Spencer, Scott Langill

     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Apr 28, 2009

Indian Voters - Most Americans make the same gesture in election years
Posted by Matt in Florida on 04/28/09 at 11:38 AM
Jury Duty - Expat's comment made me picture the detention scene from The Breakfast Club

Woman stabs priest
Priest - Thats another Hail Mary!
Woman stabs priest again
Priest - Thats another
Woman - So?
Priest - Another! Are you finished?
Woman - NO!
Priest - Thats one more!

is that a sin?
Posted by Matt in Florida on 04/28/09 at 11:43 AM
Crickets - Is that proof that rock music is the tool of the Devil? If you assume God sent the plague of insects, and rock music repels them, it must be the work of the Devil, right?
Posted by Matt in Florida on 04/28/09 at 11:45 AM
Jury Duty - Guilty. And who wrote that news story? Some kid my son's age? Really poorly written.

Power of Beer - You know why this is the most fun he's had? Cause he can't get laid.

And Yay! Chuck printed my link and put my name up as a Newsranger. I got my name on WU! I can die happy.
Posted by Nethie on 04/28/09 at 12:56 PM
Masturmobile - Maxx, I thought you lived in Florida.

Holy Ground, Highlander - Am I the only one who was hoping the crazy church lady would look like Dana Carvey?
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/28/09 at 01:18 PM
Masturmobile - ok, when you said he was wearing a sock, lets just say it never occurred to me that it was on his foot...
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 04/28/09 at 04:45 PM
vote- what a great picture! they all think their candidate is #1.

dui- i wonder how fun he will think bubba's nocturnal visits are in jail. idiot!

shoe throwing- cosby does a bit about his mom throwing her shoe at them when they're misbehaving. he said it returns like a boomerang. :lol:

self mutilation- pinky the other white meat. do they really think people who haven't bothered to pay them in years will care if they chop themselves up. gruesome and ineffective.

glue fight- they both go to jail and their child goes to foster care. what a couple of geniuses. 🙄

sock- he probably already soiled his other sock before they caught him.

crickets- i know it's only rock and roll, but i like it! maybe crickets are a little bit country.

jury duty- guilty. she looks and acts like a wicked witch!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 04/28/09 at 07:10 PM
@Matt in Florida: The reason they're Mormon Crickets is god sent a flock of seagulls (the birds, not the '80s band with the haircuts) to save the Mormons from them, so the Crickets aren't from God but the miracle of the seagulls was. They actually are neither Crickets nor baptized as Mormons.

My first thought was "Rock Festival!" Tuscarora during Mormon Cricket season would be a great place for a Heavy Metal Fest, with all that Sex, Death & Pestilence.
Posted by Freddie Freelance on 04/28/09 at 09:38 PM
Yeah, I think he was probably wearing that sock Red Hot Chili Pepper style.

Kingmonkey - Dude, I'm at least a 2-socker.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/29/09 at 07:09 AM
Pinkie Eater - The pinky is the tastiest digit.

A mobile masturbation van, alright!!! Were can I sign up?!
Posted by MohawkWarrior on 04/30/09 at 10:58 PM
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