Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday Follies

Its actually Saturday for me, but I think this will officially post for Friday back in the States, so....a few random funnies I've stumbled across recently.

Odd and End thought for the day:
As I "enjoy" a Phillies game via my new Slingbox (ok, now that I've had a minute to think about that statement I really need to change the channel), I just watched the Phillies #5 hitter, Pat Burrell, strike out on 3 straight pitches...what the hell? Stand there twice taking strikes and whiff badly on a slider...wasn't he nicknamed Pat the Bat not that long ago? More like Pat went splat, now.

Notable stories:
DUDE, your getting ripped off by Dell. (at least NY thinks so and is suing Dell for Fraud)

In Ottawa, Illinois one McD's employee took the happy meal to a whole new level. The employee is a 17 year-old high school senior, he's been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia (ed., how about possession with intent to be retarded?) See the local Fox coverage here. Man, I bet late night Happy Meal sales soared at McDonald's located near college campuses....

Taking the PS in Playstation the wrong way:
This blurb from E.D. Hill at FoxNews about a dude who celebrated his new PS3 by pissing on his old PS2 console, which happened to still be plugged in the wall. He was electrocuted and fell to the floor unconscious. As Kotaku adds, "After coming to about ten seconds later, the student was rushed to the hospital where a doctor's prognosis confirmed he was in fact an idiot." In related news Nintendo trumped Sony again by announcing their Wii game console--which is currently thumping the uber-expensive PS3 in sales--will now be waterproofed. (ed., not really, but if you want to try and win a Darwin award, by all mean, repeat the feat).

Ok, so when do they apologize?
Police in the U.K. responded swiftly when they say a shadowy armed gunman lurking in the front room of a suburban home. Armed officers burst into the house, shouted at the owner to lie on the floor, and ordered him to surrender his weapon. But efficiency turned to embarrassment when the "gunman" turned out to be a life-sized model of the video game character Lara Croft, complete with trademark outsized pistols.

Computer shop owner David Williams, 42, had taken the dummy home in Dukinfield, near Manchester, to put it up for sale on auction site eBay. What the know the kicker? They still arrested him, and he awaits charges....you gotta be shittin' me.

2 comments:

Christina Has Spoken said...

I've been to that McDonald's in Ottawa, Illinois. I believe it is on Rt 34 on our way home to Mendota from Chicago.

Micc said...

lucky you