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“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.”


June 2, 2008 Posted by | Quotes | | Comments Off on Quote

Crime tip: Don’t point the gun at yourself

WKMG Orlando

Surveillance video of a bank robbery surprised detectives when it showed the bandit holding a gun in a strange manner, even backward during the holdup.

“(The robber) is holding it in a manner that he’s probably not familiar with handguns and was afraid it was going to go off,” Orange County sheriff’s Detective Jason Sams said. “If that was a fake gun, he would be holding it normally because he wouldn’t care.”

June 2, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t point the gun at yourself


Thanh Nien Daily

Lam Quang Chanh, the provincial People’s Committee’s spokesman, told Thanh Nien metal pieces had rained down in Ganh Dau and Cua Can communes on the island of Phu Quoc at about 10:20 a.m. on May 27.

The Military Command of Phu Quoc District said militias and residents had recovered 14 metal pieces allegedly deposited on the island from the explosion.

Rumors in Phu Quoc also suggest that some individuals have retrieved “dollars” or “very cold” metal pieces following the UFO’s explosion.


There have been no reported aircraft problems in the area either private or commercial. Airlines that fly in the area deny any problems and there are no missing aircraft.

June 2, 2008 Posted by | UFO | | 3 Comments

Elvis, the parrot terrorist

More at Metro.co.uk

He is not even human but Elvis ruffles so many feathers he is being threatened with an Asbo.

Elvis the parrot has been accused of dive-bombing people and wrecking street lights when owner Edward Pikul lets him out.

“He is a lovely pet and would never harm anybody. If I had to imprison him in his cage, I would rather get rid of him,” said 49-year-old Mr Pikul. “It’s true Elvis has a mischievous streak, he knows a few swear words and his shriek is quite loud but hes an ­abs­olute joy to have.”

But one resident complained: “The bird is a nuisance. Just because he likes the parrot doesnt mean he should terrorise the whole village with it.”

Since Mr Pikul got Elvis seven years ago, the macaw has become a regular sight in Wilsden, West Yorkshire.

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The only thing slicker than snails is slugs

road crash

Hundreds of migrating snails caused a six car pile-up at they swarmed across a busy dual carriageway in Germany.

Police and rescue chiefs had to close the road for several hours while crushed and surviving snails were scraped off the tarmac.

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Shocking! No, wait… Not shocking.

No shocks

A Romanian electrician claims he doesn’t get electric shocks even when he touches live wires without protection.

Constantin Craiu, 51, from Buzau, says he can stick two nails into a power socket and feel only his fingers getting warm. Mr Craiu said: “One day when I was working as an electrician for the railway company, I had to make some repairs to a building’s network.

“I asked my colleague to disconnect the power and started doing my job. It was only after I finished that we both realised I was working with live wires.”

Local media dubbed him the Electric Man after he performed a demonstration for journalists in which he put two wires into an electricity socket then used his hands as conductors to turn on a lamp.

June 2, 2008 Posted by | Strange | | Comments Off on Shocking! No, wait… Not shocking.

Let’s drive on Daytona Beach. What could go wrong?

More at WKMG Orlando

“Our beach patrol guys have pulled out 10 or 15 cars,” Volusia County beach patrol representative Scott Petersohn said. “We’ve got some areas blocked off, the really treacherous stuff, but any place is suspect.”

June 2, 2008 Posted by | Dumb drivers | | Comments Off on Let’s drive on Daytona Beach. What could go wrong?

Squirrel 5, Homeowner 0

Democrat and Chronicle

[Rochester, NY] Paramedics treated five people for exposure to pepper spray after a man tried to force a squirrel out of his Durnan Street house Sunday by spraying it with the substance.

Emergency crews were called to the house about 4:45 p.m. and washed out the victims’ eyes, said Deputy Fire Chief Scott Williams of the Rochester Fire Department.

Firefighters put fans throughout the house to flush out the pepper-spray-filled air.

“When the fire department went in and opened up all of the windows, the squirrel decided to leave,” Williams said. “I guess he figured his work there was done.”

June 2, 2008 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Squirrel 5, Homeowner 0

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