Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wacky Weird News Wednesday: More People & Churches Behaving Badly.

Another human foot washes ashore in B.C.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Police in Vancouver, British Columbia, say a human foot inside a running shoe has washed ashore, the latest in roughly a dozen such cases since 2007.

Someones been watching Dexter.

Juror gets caught adding female defendant to Facebook friend's list

(AP)When Jonathan Hudson of Arlington, Texas sent a Facebook friend request to Courtney Downing, he probably didn’t realize that it would eventually result in four charges of contempt of court.

DUDE! Is court REALLY the best place to "Friend" someone?

Angry passengers watch 7-year-old thrown overboard

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Newly released 911 tapes show passengers expressing shock and disgust after seeing a California man throw his crying 7-year-old son overboard during a sightseeing cruise around Newport Harbor.
Authorities say Briles was arguing with his girlfriend and son and threatened to throw the boy overboard if he didn't stop crying. The child was rescued by another boater.

This Jackass tried to tell the cops they were just horse-playing and the kid was in on it. How many 7 yr olds you know would say, "Hey dad. Throw me off this cruise ship into the ocean, even though I can barely swim."?

Ark. man in plane spots his home being burglarized

BAY, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas man who wanted to capture aerial photos of his home during his first plane ride instead helped catch two men burglarizing it.
Steven Lynn said he could see the two taking items from his house.
"I looked down, and sure enough, there was a truck hooked onto a trailer, and guys were loading stuff up," Lynn told The Jonesboro Sun.
Lynn called an uncle who lives nearby and 911.


US: Man hides 7 snakes, 3 tortoises in pants

MIAMI (AP) — U.S. officials say a man tried to board a flight from Miami to Brazil with bags of exotic snakes and tortoises stuffed in his pants.

That's taking the definition of "Trouser Snake" too literally.

Hoax sign warns Arizona drivers of panda rampage

PHOENIX (Reuters) - A wave of "panda-monium" has swept through a northern Arizona city thanks to a mischievous street sign hacker who warned motorists of a "ROGUE PANDA ON RAMPAGE."
State transportation officials said Tuesday that a person was able to post the hoax warning by hacking into an electronic message board in Flagstaff, Arizona, over the weekend.
Rest easy, though. Authorities said the city is safe from pandas, if not from jokesters.
Kirby joked that there had been no sightings of any rogue pandas in the community, but she has been sent several photoshopped images via email of the cuddly creatures tooled up for trouble.
In one picture, a panda is holding a machete. In another, it is toting a rifle.
"We're all getting a laugh out of this to be sure," she said.

"Awesome! I love life-hacks. And the fact that ordinary citizens joined in on the fun is even better."

German city introduces "tax meters" for prostitutes

BERLIN (Reuters) - Prostitutes in the German city of Bonn must carry a ticket purchased from a new parking metre-like machine while working the streets or face hefty fines from tax authorities in a scheme launched Monday night.
In Germany, ladies of the night pay income tax -- the level of which varies from region to region -- but compliance is difficult to enforce with women seeking business on the street.
Germany's first "sex tax meters," from which prostitutes can purchase a ticket for 6 euros (5.31 pounds) per night, will ensure the tax system is fairly implemented, a city spokeswoman said.
"Inspectors will monitor compliance -- not every evening but frequently," the spokeswoman told Reuters.

Would you call that a "Porking Meter"? Hahahahahaha
::drum rimshot::

Atheists say they get kudos for church billboard

MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio atheist group says it has been commended by some people for a billboard put up by a church's pastor.
The road sign in Mansfield features the statement "There is no God" in capital letters. Below that, it says, "Don't believe everything you hear."
Pastor Frank Moore of McElroy Road Church of Christ tells the Mansfield News Journal he wanted to honor God with an ad that would get people thinking. He says he remembered how his parents always advised him not to believe everything people told him.
The Mansfield-based Mid Ohio Atheists says it has been contacted and congratulated by people incorrectly thinking it put up the billboard. The group says it wants to thank the church for, as the atheists say, "advertising our thoughts."

Just because YOU know what YOU meant, doesn't mean anyone else will.

Church closes food bank because it attracts poor people
WINNIPEG(AP) – A busy church food bank, known for offering warm drinks and snacks to its regulars, has announced its closing because it is attracting too many poor people.
“It’s attracting a lot of street people and that made it uncomfortable,” said Candice Prossen, Unity Truth Centre spokeswoman. “It’s creating social unrest in the church.”
“A food bank is a social service and that is not who we are.”
Mrs. Prossen said the program is being cancelled to focus on more church-specific activities. The church’s board of trustees made the decision to cancel the bimonthly food bank after receiving an e-mail from a sister church in Victoria.
“Most clients of food banks have not yet come to a sense of personal responsibility in life. They are still in denial, blame, or seeing the world as owing them,” wrote Rev. David Durksen or Unity Church of Victoria.
Mrs. Prossen praised the work done by food banks, and said the church will still collect food for baskets but focus more on peoples spiritual hunger.

How Christianly of you! I'm sure Christ is very pleased.

Geez, talk about not seeing the forrest for the trees. There is soooo much wrong with this I can't even begin.


Kev D. said...

That God one is fantastic.

Anonymous said...

I was behind a car in traffic a few weeks ago, but couldn't get a picture of the bumper sticker that just said: "Slice of Life."

As for the jury one, despite the 4 contempt counts, that's one way to get out of jury duty.

Pat said...

I love when you do these weekly weird news posts. Some of these are so unbelievable, but all are funny. Or weird!

Karen said...

I want to go to that church that closed the food bank and beat the crap out of those people. What the hell people? You closed it because you drew in too many poor people? What did you think would happen? What about helping your neighbor? Feeding the poor? Oh my goodness these kinds of people just make me so angry!

Momma Fargo said...

The man with the snakes and turtles in his pants...obviously had nothing else in there, hence...the extra storage space.

The last one....*head*desk*

Angie said...

You know the worst thing about homeless shelters? All the homeless people.

Coffeypot said...

Yeah! We had a food bank set up to help the needy and those fucking homeless bastards and the dirty, stinking poor showed up looking for a free handout. We can't have those kind hanging around our church. GOD!!!


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