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Copyright Infringement? 0

More stuff you can’t make up.

State Fair 0

No, not the one with Pat Boone. The other one. (Link NSFW.)

The Match Game 0

More stuff you can’t make up.

Key Facts 0

Dan Casey marvels at his new $400.00 car key.

That Sinking Feeling 0

Honest to Betsy, you can’t make this stuff up.

Facebook Frolics 0

Bridezilla frolics.

“No one is saying you can’t go and write a review,” (plaintiff’s attorney Dave–ed.) Wishnew said. “Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequence. Things you put on the internet to attack a business have real-world consequences and that really resonated with the jury. You can’t go and burn someone’s house down and claim free speech.”

The Bickersons Go Electronic 0

El Reg reports:

A fella in the US is suing his ex?wife, alleging she broke federal wiretapping and privacy laws by snooping on his email during their divorce.

The case, just kicked off in an Illinois district court after six years of wrangling, pits Barry Epstein against his former spouse of 46 years, Paula Epstein, who filed for divorce in 2011. During their separation, Paula obtained, read and used his emails as leverage to get a favorable settlement, it is claimed.

Frankly, I don’t see how the “wiretapping” allegations can hold water between a married couple, even if they were in the midst of a divorce, but I do find it disturbing if, as clained, she shared communications between her husband and his lawyer with her own lawyer. I find even more disturbing that her lawyer didn’t tell her to stop.

Then, again, she may have done none of these things. It may just be the husband flailing about. Lots of flailing goes on during bitter divorces.

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In His Salad Daze 0

He wanted more cucumbers, so he got nuts.

Incensed that there were not enough cucumbers in his salad, a Pennsylvania man allegedly threatened the life of a Wendy’s employee and later sought to drive away from the fast food eatery while a police officer had his arm inside the suspect’s vehicle, according to court records.

Details at the link.

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Hunting Deer 0

No, not that kind of hunting deer. This deer is doing the hunting.

The hunt is on for a deer that has been attacking locals in the popular tourist spot of France’s south west Dordogne region.

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The deer’s unusual behaviour could be attributed to a plant local to the area – fleur de Bourdaine – which can produce the effect of drugs and alcohol in animals, explained president of the local hunting association in Augignac René Mandon, who was given the go ahead to hunt the deer on Monday.

Or, he added, it could simply be the effects of the animal being in heat.

“The Unforgiven” 0

Gina Barreca compiles a list. It’s not who you might think.

Facebook Frolics 0

Courting frolics.

Twits on Twitter 0

Twits who take the cake.

Salvador Dali Was a Surrealist . . . 0

. . . and this is certainly surreal.

Their Living Dolls 0

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? 0

Perhaps the Austrian police can answer that question.

Emergency workers in Austria were called out to remove an estimated 7,000 chickens which were blocking a busy motorway on Tuesday.

Before Kenny Rogers Went Country, He Rocked 0

Twits on Twitter 0

Couple watching aproned man sweep little blue birds our of the


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The Fire Next TIme 0

News of the vapid:

The Navy is banning electronic cigarettes and vaporizers from its aircraft, ships and submarines after receiving multiple reports of the devices’ batteries exploding, catching fire and injuring sailors, it announced Friday.

The malfunctioning devices have forced at least one aircraft to land, started fires on ships and left sailors with second-degree burns . The injuries have occurred when the devices were being used, charged or replaced, or when they came into inadvertent contact with metal objects, according to the Navy.

The story goes on to point out that the “Vaping” business association, which is not called “Nicotine Addiction Pays Big Bucks,” is protesting.

Brains! 0

If you don’t believe Thom, just do a search.

Bachmann Spurner Overdrive 0

Farron Cousins notes a classic example of psychological projection.

Words fail me.

(Errant “div” tag fixed.)