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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Town changes name from"Speed" to "Speedkills"

STOP sign in Australia.Image via Wikipedia
In one of the more asinine moves, the town of "Speed" in Australia has changed its name to "Speedkills". This outback town of 45 people is changing its name for the month of March in an effort to reduce road accidents. Hey, perhaps New York should think about renaming itself "CrystalMethKills" for a month and end its drug problem. Or maybe "Gunskill". Wow. It's that simple!

The town has taken its message to Facebook, saying that the name change would go ahead if it got 10,000 supporters -- a number hit within 24 hours. It currently has nearly 34,000 supporters. Too bad.

Video: Terrorist terrier goes on rampage on plane

A Manchester terrier went on a rampage on a US Airways flight after escaping from its cage, biting and injuring a passenger and flight attendant. After landing the dog and its 89-year-old owner were allowed to continue on another flight. I'm hoping they at least strip searched them both.

Video: Must see – great tilt and shift video of Toronto by Belarusians

Have a look at this great tilt and shift video done by Belarusian band, Lyapis Trubetskoy
on Toronto and Niagara Falls. Of course, you have to wonder what a Belarusian band is doing filming a video in Canada  ....

Video: 11-year-old boy arrested for stick figure drawing - led away in cuffs

An 11-year-old boy was arrested and hauled off in handcuffs for drawing stick figures in school, something his therapist told him to do. In a separate incident last October, he drew stick figures of himself with a gun, pointed at four other stick figures with the words "teacher must die." Bad boy – but sounds just a wee bit harsh on the punishment. Why not a public flogging while we are at it.

Sex scandals of the Presidents

We all know about JFK and Marilyn  – Bill Clinton, Monica and the cigar, but the presidential sex scandals run deeper and wider than I knew. Thomas Jefferson had his slave lover, Franklin D. Roosevelt had his wife's secretary, among others, to satisfy his libido. Read a much more complete accounting on Guyism.

Video: Shop hypnotize shoppers to spend more mone

Have a look at this London shop that has resorted to hypnotizing its patrons into spending more money: