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Re: Weird News
« Reply #250 on: August 05, 2014, 05:12:58 PM »
A plan is just a list of things that doesn't happen.

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« Reply #251 on: August 05, 2014, 08:02:55 PM »
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/269610221.html

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« Reply #252 on: August 05, 2014, 10:04:29 PM »
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/269610221.html

Got my vote.


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I lived on Whidby Is for 5 years back in the 90s.


Beautiful place, but some odd residents.


All island people are varying degrees of not the norm.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #253 on: August 06, 2014, 10:55:51 AM »
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/269610221.html

Got my vote.



I lived on Whidby Is for 5 years back in the 90s.


Beautiful place, but some odd residents.


Sounds the same as Whitby. Except Whitby has Goths and Dracula.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #254 on: August 06, 2014, 12:44:58 PM »
http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/news/269610221.html

Got my vote.



I lived on Whidby Is for 5 years back in the 90s.


Beautiful place, but some odd residents.


Sounds the same as Whitby. Except Whitby has Goths and Dracula.


Whidby may as well by now.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #255 on: August 08, 2014, 07:24:01 PM »
The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/magazine/the-brazilian-bus-magnate-whos-buying-up-all-the-worlds-vinyl-records.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0

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Recently, Freitas hired a dozen college interns to help him bring some logic to his obsession. In the warehouse office, seven of them were busy at individual workstations; one reached into a crate of LPs marked “PW #1,425” and fished out a record. She removed the disc from its sleeve and cleaned the vinyl with a soft cloth before handing the album to the young man next to her. He ducked into a black-curtained booth and snapped a picture of the cover. Eventually the record made its way through the assembly line of interns, and its information was logged into a computer database. An intern typed the name of the artist (the Animals), the title (“Animalism”), year of release (1966), record label (MGM) and — referencing the tag on the crate the record was pulled from — noted that it once belonged to Paulette Weiss, a New York music critic whose collection of 4,000 albums Freitas recently purchased.
For the truly compulsive hobbyist, there comes a time when a collection gathers weight — metaphysical, existential weight.

The interns can collectively catalog about 500 records per day — a Sisyphean rate, as it happens, because Freitas has been burying them with new acquisitions. Between June and November of last year, more than a dozen 40-foot-long shipping containers arrived, each holding more than 100,000 newly purchased records. Though the warehouse was originally the home of his second business — a company that provides sound and lighting systems for rock concerts and other big events — these days the sound boards and light booms are far outnumbered by the vinyl.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #256 on: August 08, 2014, 07:54:54 PM »
The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/magazine/the-brazilian-bus-magnate-whos-buying-up-all-the-worlds-vinyl-records.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0

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Recently, Freitas hired a dozen college interns to help him bring some logic to his obsession. In the warehouse office, seven of them were busy at individual workstations; one reached into a crate of LPs marked “PW #1,425” and fished out a record. She removed the disc from its sleeve and cleaned the vinyl with a soft cloth before handing the album to the young man next to her. He ducked into a black-curtained booth and snapped a picture of the cover. Eventually the record made its way through the assembly line of interns, and its information was logged into a computer database. An intern typed the name of the artist (the Animals), the title (“Animalism”), year of release (1966), record label (MGM) and — referencing the tag on the crate the record was pulled from — noted that it once belonged to Paulette Weiss, a New York music critic whose collection of 4,000 albums Freitas recently purchased.
For the truly compulsive hobbyist, there comes a time when a collection gathers weight — metaphysical, existential weight.

The interns can collectively catalog about 500 records per day — a Sisyphean rate, as it happens, because Freitas has been burying them with new acquisitions. Between June and November of last year, more than a dozen 40-foot-long shipping containers arrived, each holding more than 100,000 newly purchased records. Though the warehouse was originally the home of his second business — a company that provides sound and lighting systems for rock concerts and other big events — these days the sound boards and light booms are far outnumbered by the vinyl.





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“I’ve gone to therapy for 40 years to try to explain this to myself,” he said.


Turntables and albums for everyone is the solution to the world's problems.  ;D
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #257 on: August 08, 2014, 08:01:51 PM »
Can I borrow a few for conversion to CD?

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #258 on: August 08, 2014, 08:06:17 PM »
Can I borrow a few for conversion to CD?

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #259 on: August 09, 2014, 05:57:11 PM »
On second thought. :P

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« Reply #260 on: August 12, 2014, 12:57:56 PM »
I'm putting this here because I'm too timmid to start another cats thread. And I forgot to add the wonderful pest control in the UK last wekk (got a spider you don't like? Spray it with hair spray and set fire to it. Spider runs into the wainscot and burns house down. Got an ants' nest in your house? Dump a gallon of petrol on it and set it alight=no house)
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Anyways, here it is:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21236690

Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife, killing billions of animals each year, a study suggests.

The authors estimate they are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.

Writing in Nature Communications, the scientists said stray and feral cats were the worst offenders.

However, they added that pet cats also played a role and that owners should do more to reduce their impact.

The authors concluded that more animals are dying at the claws of cats in the United States than in road accidents, collisions with buildings or poisonings.

The domestic cat's killer instinct has been well documented on many islands around the world.

Felines accompanying their human companions have gone on to prey on the local wildlife, and they have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species.

But their impact on mainland areas has been harder to chart.

To find out more, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service carried out a review of studies that had previously looked at the predatory prowess of cats.
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    Our study suggests that they are the top threat to US wildlife”

Dr Pete Marra SCBI

Their analysis revealed that the cat killings were much higher than previous studies had suggested: they found that they had killed more than four times as many birds as has been previously estimated.

Birds native to the US, such as the American Robin, were most at risk, and mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits were the mammals most likely to be killed.

Dr Pete Marra from the SCBI said: "Our study suggests that they are the top threat to US wildlife."

The team said that "un-owned" cats, which they classified as strays, feral cats and farm cats, were killing about three times as many animals as pet cats. However, they said pet cats were still killing significant numbers of animals, and that their owners should do more to limit the impact.

Dr Marra said: "We hope that the large amount of wildlife mortality indicated by our research convinces some cat owners to keep their cats indoors and that it alerts policymakers, wildlife managers and scientists to the large magnitude of wildlife mortality caused by cat predation."

A spokeswoman for the animal welfare charity the RSPCA said that a properly fitted collar and bell could reduce a cat's success when hunting by at least a third.
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #261 on: August 12, 2014, 04:04:35 PM »
I'm putting this here because I'm too timmid to start another cats thread. And I forgot to add the wonderful pest control in the UK last wekk (got a spider you don't like? Spray it with hair spray and set fire to it. Spider runs into the wainscot and burns house down. Got an ants' nest in your house? Dump a gallon of petrol on it and set it alight=no house)
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Anyways, here it is:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21236690

Cats are one of the top threats to US wildlife, killing billions of animals each year, a study suggests.

The authors estimate they are responsible for the deaths of between 1.4 and 3.7 billion birds and 6.9-20.7 billion mammals annually.

Writing in Nature Communications, the scientists said stray and feral cats were the worst offenders.

However, they added that pet cats also played a role and that owners should do more to reduce their impact.

The authors concluded that more animals are dying at the claws of cats in the United States than in road accidents, collisions with buildings or poisonings.

The domestic cat's killer instinct has been well documented on many islands around the world.

Felines accompanying their human companions have gone on to prey on the local wildlife, and they have been blamed for the global extinction of 33 species.

But their impact on mainland areas has been harder to chart.

To find out more, researchers from the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) and the US Fish and Wildlife Service carried out a review of studies that had previously looked at the predatory prowess of cats.
Continue reading the main story   
“Start Quote

    Our study suggests that they are the top threat to US wildlife”

Dr Pete Marra SCBI

Their analysis revealed that the cat killings were much higher than previous studies had suggested: they found that they had killed more than four times as many birds as has been previously estimated.

Birds native to the US, such as the American Robin, were most at risk, and mice, shrews, voles, squirrels and rabbits were the mammals most likely to be killed.

Dr Pete Marra from the SCBI said: "Our study suggests that they are the top threat to US wildlife."

The team said that "un-owned" cats, which they classified as strays, feral cats and farm cats, were killing about three times as many animals as pet cats. However, they said pet cats were still killing significant numbers of animals, and that their owners should do more to limit the impact.

Dr Marra said: "We hope that the large amount of wildlife mortality indicated by our research convinces some cat owners to keep their cats indoors and that it alerts policymakers, wildlife managers and scientists to the large magnitude of wildlife mortality caused by cat predation."

A spokeswoman for the animal welfare charity the RSPCA said that a properly fitted collar and bell could reduce a cat's success when hunting by at least a third.



I'm afraid I can't put this solely on cats. Since we are the ones that eliminated most of the birds/mammals natural predators.
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« Reply #262 on: August 12, 2014, 06:15:56 PM »
I'll take care of it:
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« Reply #263 on: August 12, 2014, 06:53:25 PM »
WTF Clay. Have you been hitting the home brew again.  :snork:
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« Reply #264 on: August 13, 2014, 07:55:40 AM »
http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/09/justice/charles-manson-wife/

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(CNN) -- Afton Burton was 16 and living with her parents in Illinois when she discovered Charles Manson.

Now, nine years later, her name is Star, she's 25 years old, and she considers herself Charles Manson's wife, even though it isn't official yet.


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« Reply #265 on: August 13, 2014, 10:54:41 AM »
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Re: Weird News
« Reply #266 on: August 14, 2014, 11:07:49 AM »
Meanwhile, over in the Middle East...

Saudi Man Dies After Allegedly Trying To Sodomize A Donkey

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/saudi-man-allegedly-died-after-trying-sodomize-donkey

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The bizarre story of a man who died after trying to have sex with a donkey is circulating all over Middle Eastern news sites.

Lebanese website Beiruting recently reported that a Saudi Sheikh man died after attempting to sodomize a donkey. But other sites have picked it up as well. Reports say that the man tied the donkey to his car, took off his pants and attempted the have sex with the animal.

The donkey, however, was not about to let that happen, and allegedly, it proceeded to kick the Sheikh man in the face following by three strong kicks to the chest. The man fell to the ground and allegedly suffered for some time before dying next to the angry animal.

When police arrived, they reportedly discovered the man’s body and were able to determine what had happened.

It’s impossible to confirm this story's accuracy and it sounds really out there, but it’s starting to pick up steam online. Who knows? Stranger things have happened.
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« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2014, 11:37:15 AM »
Meanwhile, over in the Middle East...

DonkeyOW!ty.

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« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2014, 12:49:30 PM »
I had read that the 55 year old man (not a sheikh) had stolen the donkey, and was kicked in the jaw by the beast, and following that, died of a heart attack as he had several preexisting health problems.

The fornication part was added afterwards. Original news item was from 2009.
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« Reply #269 on: August 14, 2014, 01:17:56 PM »
GQ "Soft Porn" Mailed to Outraged Lands' End Shoppers

http://racked.com/archives/2014/08/14/emily-ratajkowski-soft-porn-lands-end.php

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« Reply #270 on: August 14, 2014, 01:25:17 PM »
GQ "Soft Porn" Mailed to Outraged Lands' End Shoppers

http://racked.com/archives/2014/08/14/emily-ratajkowski-soft-porn-lands-end.php

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Re: Weird News
« Reply #271 on: August 19, 2014, 07:22:36 AM »
Virginia declares war on testicles
Dangling some furry dice from a rear view mirror in one thing – but in Virginia, one lawmaker has launched a crusade against decorating a truck’s trailer hitch with a large pair of rubber testicles.


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A man gets to grips with his giant testicles

State lawmaker Lionel Spruill introduced a bill Tuesday to ban displaying rubber replicas of male genitalia on vehicles.

He says it’s a safety issue, because the giant rubber testicles could distract other drivers.

Under his measure, displaying the ornamentation on a motor vehicle would be a misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of £128 ($250).

He said the idea came from a constituent, whose young daughter spotted an example of the trailer hitch adornment, and asked her father to explain it.

‘”I didn’t know what to tell her,'” Spruill said the constituent told him before Spruill vowed to stop such displays.

‘I said, “Sir, I’m going to be a laughing-stock, but I’m going to do it,”‘ said the laughing-stock.

The Virginia General Assembly has some experience with offbeat bills. Three years ago, it drew widespread attention with an unsuccessful effort to outlaw baggy pants worn so low they expose underwear.

Spruill, 61, said the indignity of the ‘droopy drawers’ debate would not deter him. He said he will not hesitate to bring a set of $24.95 trailer testicles with him for a legislative show-and-tell.

‘I’m going to do it,’ Spruill told a handful of reporters after Tuesday’s House session adjourned.

‘I’m going to bring them out here and show them to you till they tell me to stop.’




http://metro.co.uk/2008/01/16/virginia-declares-war-on-testicles-608797/

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« Reply #272 on: August 20, 2014, 01:03:28 PM »

Police sponsor doughnut eating contest - Winner gets arrested

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/08/us-usa-north-carolina-doughnuts-idUSKBN0G825N20140808

Elizabeth City North Carolina police department hosted an anti-crime event that included a doughnut eating contest.
The winner of the contest was reported in the local paper.
The County sherrif read the report and arrested the winner on criminal charges of breaking and entering as he'd been looking for him for about 9 months.
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« Reply #273 on: August 22, 2014, 08:40:42 AM »
Woman who went on 'Dating Naked' reality show filed a $10 million lawsuit because they showed her 'too' naked.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/08/21/dating-naked-lawsuit/

New York model Jessie Nizewitz, 28, says the (show) flashed her crotch during one segment where she playfully wrestles with a date on the beach. Viewers noticed the unexpected reveal despite it being a very brief shot, and Nizewitz says she’s been humiliated on social media. Producers had allegedly assured Nizewitz that her genitals would be fully blurred.

The suit filed late Wednesday claims uncensored images of Nizewitz were passed around Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr after airing on VH1. “Plaintiff… was shocked, horrified and outraged to observe this intrusion into her privacy for all to see,” reads the suit. “Immediately Plaintiff became subject to ridicule by those watching. … Plaintiff has suffered and continues to suffer extreme emotional distress, mental anguish, humiliation and embarrassment. … Defendants knew or reasonably should have known that broadcasting an individual’s vagina and anus on national cable television would cause substantial and severe emotional distress.”

Adding insult to alleged injury, Nizewitz also noted in a New York Post interview that a man she was dating never called her again after the show aired.
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« Reply #274 on: August 23, 2014, 08:20:21 AM »
SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) -

A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer.

Attorney David Aylor, who is representing 16-year-old Alex Stone, said his client's arrest over a creative writing assignment on Tuesday was "completely absurd," and is seeking to appeal the suspension and "proceed with the legal issues of [Stone's] arrest."

“This is a perfect example of ‘political correctness' that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense," Aylor said in a statement released on Thursday."Students were asked to write about themselves and a creative Facebook status update – just days into the new school year – and my client was arrested and suspended after a school assignment."

The Summerville Police Department who arrested Stone on Tuesday on a charge of disorderly conduct is disputing Stone's account of his arrest.

"The information that is being reported is grossly incorrect in reference to what led to the juvenile being charged," said Capt. Jon Rogers in a Summeville police statement released on Thursday."The charges do not stem from anything involving a dinosaur or writing assignment, but the student's conduct."

http://www.live5news.com/story/26319685/cops-summerville-high-school-student-arrested-after-writing-threatening-message-on-assignment
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« Reply #275 on: August 25, 2014, 12:05:37 PM »

Race between pigeons and bees

At the village of Hamme, in Westphalia, a most singular wager has been made and won. In the sporting records of Europe there has been no such race, and its result will open for us quite a new chapter on relative speed.

Everyone knows the rate at which pigeons fly, and almost a king’s ransom has changed hands on the issue of their speed. The other day, the race was between pigeons and bees.

A pigeon fancier and a bee master each backed  his favourite racer. The course was three miles and a half – the distance between two villages of Rhynern and Hamme, and a dovecot, which happened to be a hive, was the selected winning post.

The race was intended to be level, but in effect the bees were handicapped. It was very difficult to identify them, and though rolling them in flour before they started on their course made them easily recognisable on their arrival, it must have somewhat retarded their flight.

Nearly everyone backed the pigeons, and there was great excitement in the ring which assembled around the winning post.

The first bee came in twenty-five seconds before the first pigeon and three other bees before the second. The others were not classed.

The Illustrated Police News, October 25, 1890
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« Reply #276 on: August 26, 2014, 06:35:00 AM »
Man collects his own toenail and fingernail clippings since 1978 (pics):

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« Reply #277 on: August 26, 2014, 11:17:44 AM »
Judging from the size of some of the nails he must let them grow 3 months before cutting them.
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« Reply #278 on: August 26, 2014, 12:22:36 PM »
He should grind them up and sell them as powdered rhino horn.


On a different story, not one that has hit the media:

A vet i know had a couple come in to see her two weeks ago. They were worried about their puppy, which wouldn't eat anything they gave it. Not chicken, not dog food not anything.

On very brief examination, the "puppy" was a hamster. It had cost them £400.
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« Reply #279 on: August 26, 2014, 12:26:28 PM »
On very brief examination, the "puppy" was a hamster. It had cost them £400.

Zoikes!

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« Reply #280 on: August 26, 2014, 03:31:08 PM »
Staff at the Crown pub in Lea, Herefordshire, were not allowed to leave the premises during the search and a policeman stood guard during the early morning raid.

Bemused Di, 54, said: "I have been shown a picture of the missing cup - if it had been here we would have thrown it on the fire because it is not whole any more.

"The only thing here that looks like it is an old salad bowl."

The cup is said to have been brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the founder of a religious settlement in Glastonbury during the mediaeval period.

The grail then came into the possession of a group of Somerset monks who later fled with the cup to Strata Florida Abbey, near Tregaron in in Ceredigion.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-hunting-stolen-holy-grail-4020218#ixzz3BX3Pgrd1

I've seen and handled that cup, as I used to go to Nanteos often. Sad to hear it's been stolen.
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« Reply #281 on: August 26, 2014, 07:30:21 PM »
Staff at the Crown pub in Lea, Herefordshire, were not allowed to leave the premises during the search and a policeman stood guard during the early morning raid.

Bemused Di, 54, said: "I have been shown a picture of the missing cup - if it had been here we would have thrown it on the fire because it is not whole any more.

"The only thing here that looks like it is an old salad bowl."

The cup is said to have been brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the founder of a religious settlement in Glastonbury during the mediaeval period.

The grail then came into the possession of a group of Somerset monks who later fled with the cup to Strata Florida Abbey, near Tregaron in in Ceredigion.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-hunting-stolen-holy-grail-4020218#ixzz3BX3Pgrd1

I've seen and handled that cup, as I used to go to Nanteos often. Sad to hear it's been stolen.



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« Reply #282 on: August 26, 2014, 08:13:47 PM »
Staff at the Crown pub in Lea, Herefordshire, were not allowed to leave the premises during the search and a policeman stood guard during the early morning raid.

Bemused Di, 54, said: "I have been shown a picture of the missing cup - if it had been here we would have thrown it on the fire because it is not whole any more.

"The only thing here that looks like it is an old salad bowl."

The cup is said to have been brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the founder of a religious settlement in Glastonbury during the mediaeval period.

The grail then came into the possession of a group of Somerset monks who later fled with the cup to Strata Florida Abbey, near Tregaron in in Ceredigion.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/police-hunting-stolen-holy-grail-4020218#ixzz3BX3Pgrd1

I've seen and handled that cup, as I used to go to Nanteos often. Sad to hear it's been stolen.



They should talk to Harrison Ford.


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« Reply #284 on: August 27, 2014, 11:23:52 AM »
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« Reply #285 on: August 27, 2014, 02:29:53 PM »
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It doesn't make any sense. The more we sell, the more money we lose.


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« Reply #286 on: August 27, 2014, 03:44:10 PM »
I'd like to see someone try to fit that into a side case.  :lol:
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« Reply #287 on: August 27, 2014, 05:27:46 PM »
I'd like to see someone try to fit that into a side case.  :lol:


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« Reply #288 on: August 27, 2014, 10:43:25 PM »
Florida babysitter arrested after stabbing dad who refused to have sex with her.

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Police in Fort Pierce, Fla., say they arrested a 22-year-woman who stabbed the man she babysits for because he refused to have sex.

Shakieria Anquanette Shan Long now faces felony battery charges after becoming enraged that Eugene Sylvester shunned her screaming advances, according to a police report obtained by the Smoking Gun website.

After both were drinking at neighborhood barbecue, Long followed Sylvester home, "screaming that she wanted the victim to have sex with her," the report said.

Sylvester refused, making Long even more angry, the report said.

When he went into his bedroom and closed the door, Long stormed in armed with a knife and began "jabbing" at his throat, a witness told police. The witness grabbed a towel and helped Sylvester leave the home, he said.

While the two were walking down the street, Long chased after them and began punching Sylvester in the face, the police report said.

Sylvester received stitches in his neck at a nearby hospital, where he told police he didn't want to press charges against Long, who babysits his children, because she was intoxicated and has mental health issues.
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« Reply #289 on: August 27, 2014, 11:33:03 PM »
Colorado's Pot Brownies Now Come With Instructions

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Fucking amateurs. Gotta leave room for the pizza later....
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« Reply #290 on: August 28, 2014, 08:27:29 AM »
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« Reply #291 on: August 28, 2014, 11:21:19 AM »
Charles is getting married.

http://edition.cnn.com/2014/08/09/justice/charles-manson-wife/?iref=obnetwork



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« Reply #292 on: September 01, 2014, 01:06:53 PM »
Court supports upper IQ limit for cops.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836


F'ing stupid cops.   :lol:
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« Reply #293 on: September 01, 2014, 07:49:21 PM »
Court supports upper IQ limit for cops.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836


F'ing stupid cops.   :lol:


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« Reply #294 on: September 01, 2014, 09:48:12 PM »
So, you're saying squeezer is cop material?
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« Reply #295 on: September 01, 2014, 10:06:26 PM »
So, you're saying squeezer is cop material?


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« Reply #296 on: September 03, 2014, 01:47:15 PM »
So, you're saying squeezer is cop material?


Guilty as charged. I completely missed the date.   :facepalm:


But here's one from today. And so much win in the headline and first sentence:

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MAINZ, Germany – A cow escaped from a slaughterhouse and headed for the grounds of Munich's Oktoberfest Tuesday, triggering a high-speed police pursuit.


http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/cow-flees-slaughterhouse-gores-jogger-heads-oktoberfest-n194431

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« Reply #297 on: September 03, 2014, 02:17:51 PM »
Guilty as charged. I completely missed the date.   :facepalm:

...and please don't take any offense to my comment (none intended). My mind was in go-with-the-flow mode.
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« Reply #299 on: September 03, 2014, 03:02:30 PM »
Guilty as charged. I completely missed the date.   :facepalm:

...and please don't take any offense to my comment (none intended). My mind was in go-with-the-flow mode.

Of course no offense was taken. This is STO.    :bigok:
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