[News] Chuck’s Links for Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sounds Like a Joke: Malaysian Airlines demanded a huge excess-baggage fee from a traveling group (the Malaysian national bowling team headed to Italy for the world championships, i.e., they don't use balls off the rack). Reuters via Yahoo

Palm Beach County prepares for the iguana-invasion season, e.g., ya can decapitate them but ya can't beat 'em up, and yes, Florida has Nile Monitor lizards, which can reach 7½ feet in length, and even the smaller green iguanas poop out a pound a day. TCPalm.com

There was an Int'l Fantasy Hair Competition in Manchester, N.H., last week, and here you go with the indescribable, in a slideshow. Associated Press via Yahoo

Preferred strategy in Nakuru, Kenya, for a wife to get the neighbors' attention to a domestic beating: Scream that you're being beaten by . . an uncircumcised man (uncut being an embarrassment in Kenya). East African Standard (Nairobi)

It says here that two men were arrested in Pine Bluff, Ark., for stealing a truck . . that wouldn't start . . because it was just there for cannibalizing parts . . and so the men were caught pushing the truck down the road. Associated Press via Yahoo

Management of the De Oeverlanden park in a town near Amsterdam has a designated cruising area so that gay men know where to get off, or, er, where family people shouldn't be taking their kids. Agence France-Presse via Australian Broadcasting Corp.

Britain bids to gross out Octomom-conscious America: A 420-lb. Coventry woman gave birth to triplets (took a hospital team of 68, at a cost of £200k ($295k) and a specially-built operating table for her Caesarean) and started feeding 'em McD's at six months of age. Daily Mail

Today's Newsrangers: Wade Johnson, Barry Rose, Paul Pruitt

     Posted By: Chuck - Wed Apr 29, 2009

Britain gross out
Yep! That does gross me out.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/29/09 at 12:25 PM
stealing a truck
I need to see a pic of the truck before casting judgment on these in-bred, dickweeds.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/29/09 at 12:29 PM
Not sure about the blade, Expat, but I'd be willing to bet it had GE written on the side and it had to be plugged in.... :lol:
Posted by Jmonkeh on 04/29/09 at 12:30 PM
uncircumcised man
Someone should teach them the Monkey Steals the Peach.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/29/09 at 12:30 PM
Big Mama - ha ha, she says she knows how to microwave frozen meals and make instant mashed potatoes so she will be OK living in her own place!?!?! What a froot-loop...man, that's so sad, those kids are going to have no life at all. Wait and see, in 7 or 8 years there will be a reality TV show about the fat triplet kids...

@kathy - I've had the exact same experience with airlines - one place weighs it at one weight and another at a higher weight even after I take stuff out. It's all a scam to get extra $$ from the flying public even though they already nickle-and-dime us to death. I would never fly if I didn't have to, but the train takes 36 hours to get to the east coast from here and sometimes I just don't have that luxury. But when I do, I take the train.
Posted by vegas_girl in Vegas Baby!! on 04/29/09 at 06:41 PM
As a fat chick, I'm offended by this woman's stupidity. We fat people get teased enough, as though we're the last group of people it's "ok" to pick on. Being fat does not automatically = moronic. But we are often portrayed that way because of women like this. Vilify this woman all you like for being ignorant, but please don't lump the rest of us fat people in with her (we won't fit anyway).
Posted by Nethie on 04/29/09 at 11:47 PM
Beckers - Don't forgot the other old joke

How are fat chicks and mopeds similar?

They're both fun to ride but you don't want your friends to see you on them.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 04/30/09 at 07:02 AM
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