[News] Chuck’s Links for Tuesday, April 7, 2009

200 mosques in Mecca point in the wrong direction for prayers (but the prayers still count!) BBC News

In Arkansas, funeral-goers brawled after a lady guest holding a beer was turned away. Associated Press via Houston Chronicle

Another low-profile-oblivious guy: has outstanding warrants and drug stuff, but he still wore a bra and stockings to the park while baby-sitting his 2-yr-old. KOLN-TV (Lincoln, Neb.)

On a flight to London, as his girlfriend naps to his right, he gets a hum job from woman on his left. The Sun

A 23-yr-old woman borrowed her boss's Ferrari, and guess what? San Jose Mercury News [photo!]

"Florida is embarrassing itself," said a detective, describing the state's loose regulation of drug-dispensing by "pain management centers"' (as opposed to the hundreds of other things she could be referring to). South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A Colorado "Focus on the Family" media narrator was charged with focusing on a 15-yr-old girl. Colorado Independent [which by the way is not the Colorado Springs Independent]

U.S. aid to Italy's earthquake victims . . 50 . . thousand . . dollars! Agence France-Presse via Yahoo

Cool: Ten yrs of expletives in London's Guardian plotted and graphed for you (e.g., "_hit" is up since 2005). The Guardian

Courtney Love furious that movers mistakenly tossed out an artwork (a dead bird in a matchbox, but . . it's by a trendy Brit and thus fetches around $12k). Daily Mail

Today's Newsrangers: Ginger Katz, Bruce Alter, John Holsinger
     Posted By: Chuck - Tue Apr 07, 2009

Misdirected Mosques - Does the prayer energy dissipate when you pray in the wrong direction? I sound glib, sure, but I don't understand the basis for directional prayer emission.

Hummer on a Plane - Can you blame the guy? She's hideous (as cover girls go).

Florida's Shame - We've known this for years, lady detective.

US Aid - $50,000? Wow! With that much money, they'll have enough left over to straighten the tower of Pisa, and rebuild the Coliseum!

Love's Lost Art - Bah ha ha ha ha ha! I'm glad that the world is rid of another piece of pretentious "art".
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 04/07/09 at 08:40 AM
misdirected mosques - I thought they were supposed to point towards Mecca. If they are IN Mecca, do they have to point straight up, since Mohammed ascended to Heaven there?

Arkansas funeral - You might be a redneck if you bring a beer to a funeral; you ARE a redneck if you start a bar brawl at a funeral.

Mile high hummer - that dude must have huge nads to try that.

Florida's embarassment - I could make a list. I'm sure Chuck could too. Exhibit A: half of the daily jury duty entries.

Italy Aid - If they wanted the U.S. to give them money, they should have claimed the earthquake caused all the banks to go belly up.

Courtney Love's dead bird - Should we chip in to buy her a carbon monoxide detector?
Posted by Matt in Florida on 04/07/09 at 09:06 AM
Funeral Beer Just good ol' Christian hospitality.

Lincoln, NB 1st of all, what are you supposed to wear when baby-sitting? Then, what is "driving under suspicion" and can a "low speed chase" be considered "fleeing from arrest"?

Hummers One must take them as they come for you can never makeup for one lost.

Ferrari $115k work on a Ferrari is something like a tune up, isn't it?

$50,000 So, just how much was the Vatican going to send?

Expletives How come he didn't count "@#$#$@#$"?

Courtney Love For only $100 + S&H;I can offer you a dead bird in a matchbox whenever you want.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/07/09 at 09:32 AM
Murph- According to that infallible Wikipedia article, they did offer aid (It's got a citation so it must be true!). Just not financial. Don't know how much it's worth.

Of course, the quake just happened, so more aid could be forthcoming if needed.
Posted by jswolf19 in Japan on 04/07/09 at 09:59 AM
mosques in Mecca
"In any case, it does not affect the prayers."

No it doesn't affect the prayers. The prayers are still a major waste of time and do not even begin to measure up to to action. Which is what I think was the thought behind Ben Franklin's quote, "God help those who help themselves".
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 12:35 PM
Arkansas funeral
Beer in hand is a common feature for alot of funerals down here in the south. What's the problem with that? I hope everyone who attends my funeral will get rip-roaring drunk and cause all kinds of raucous.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 12:39 PM
mile high hummer
This guy needed the BJ. He apparently has the largest balls around.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 12:41 PM
boss's Ferrari
The boss just asked for this. He must be an idiot to lend his car (regardless of make/model) to a 23 yr. old. Of course he's the boss which usually means a full frontal lobotomy was already performed on him.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 12:44 PM
"Focus on the Family"
The Lord works in mysterious ways. Of course, right wing bible thumpers are very predictable.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 12:46 PM
Thanks for that Dumbfounded. I took the quote from Poor Richards' Almanac but Franklin apparently borrowed it himself. I still think his thought was stop praying and get busy.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/07/09 at 01:02 PM
Arkansas funeral  Well of course she was turned away! Everyone knows that a funeral is a dress-up occasion and you should bring a bottle of beer with you, not a can.
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 04/07/09 at 05:13 PM
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