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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Polite bandit apologizes while holding up store with gun

Watch this closed circuit video as a "polite" bandit apologizes to the clerk while he is holding up the Seattle convenience store at gunpoint. OK – it wasn't a real gun and the guy is very, very sorry. Watch the video.

Monks angry at beer campaign

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Monks and nuns in Lithuania have forced a brewery to withdraw what they call an insulting poster ad that features a Franciscan brother holding up a glass of beer. Lithuania's conference of monks and nuns said they felt "insulted and trampled upon" by the advertisement. The brewery apologized and said it would stop the advertisement immediately. I guess they have forgotten all of the religious orders that produced some monumental drinks i.e. Dom Perignon.

Man who fathered 7 children with daughter decapitated

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Sometimes there is a tiny bit of justice in the world. Jose Agostinho Pereira was decapitated by fellow inmates in a Brazilian prison after they broke into his cell. Pereira was charged with imprisoning his daughter for 12 year in his home and fathering her seven children. He had been convicted in December and was facing 30 year in the can.

Justice served up cold.

Lawmaker says "brothers" don't work as hard as Mexicans

Glamis-Thanksgiving 2008Image by Sandy & Co. via Flickr
U.S. (South Carolina) State Senator Robert Ford said "brothers" don't work as hard as Mexicans. He continued on saying his "blue-eyed brothers" don't [work as hard],  either during a Senate committee debate over immigration law. "We need these workers here. A lot of people aren't going to do certain type of work in this country," said Ford. "The brothers are going to find ways to take a break. Ever since this country was built, we've had somebody do the work for us." Did I mention that Ford is African-American?  Now read this blog entry about the BBC calling Mexicans lazy.

Video: Backyard Ninja decapitates .... stuff

Hate touching public washroom door handles?

If you hate to touch a washroom door handle after washing your hands, you will love this invention: The Toepener. This is is a pedal designed to open a public washroom’s door with the foot instead of the door handle. Invented by University of Minnesota student Max Arndt, it was the result of a class project in the Entrepreneurship in Action class at the Carson School of Management. Why didn't I think of this!!!

Google's new Pittsburgh office in old biscuit factory

Have a look at the new Google digs in Pittsburgh carved out of a 100-year-old biscuit factory.   See more pics and read about it here.

Oregon bureaucrats shut down 82-year-old barber

oAn 82-year-old barber who has been cutting hair for 50 years has been told by the state that he must go back to barber school or lose his license to cut hair. He says the State of Oregon never warned him his license was about to expire. Watch the video:

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Tank rides in Berlin for tourists

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Soon cold war buffs with be able to do what they had once imagined: ride a tank through Berlin. A local businessman, Maik Fraustein, is building a mini-tank from East Germany's infamous car – the Trabant. The tank will be painted camouflage green and sport a fake cannon on the roof. Trabant's have long been the butt of jokes for there lack of speed and plastic body, but have developed a cult following in recent years. Tourists will be allowed one shot at the former Berlin Wall with the cannon with live ammunition. OK, I made the last part up.

Man stabbed to death by bird with knife

Cockfight near La Vega ViejaImage by Ken_Mayer via Flickr 
A man attending an illegal cockfight in California died when he was stabbed in the leg by one of the birds. The cock had a knife strapped to its limb. Jose Luis Ochoa, 35, was declared dead in hospital. "I have never seen this type of incident," Sgt Martin King, told the Bakersfield Californian on Sunday, when the incident happened.The moral: Never trust a cock with a knife.

 The Cockfight: A Casebook
Cocking Science (History of Cockfighting Series)