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A new meaning for “the government pot”

More at Sri Lanka government

Sri Lanka’s government wants to grow its own marijuana.

Facing a lack of the fresh weed for use in traditional Ayurvedic medical preparations, the government ministry responsible wants to be excepted from laws that have made marijuana illegal on the Indian Ocean island since the 1890s.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | People | , , | Comments Off on A new meaning for “the government pot”

Let’s just check that ol’ computer again…

grandfather pregnant

A patient treated for agonizing abdominal pain received this surprising news in the hospital’s paperwork: “Based on your visit today, we know you are pregnant.” Surprising indeed for 71-year-old John Grady Pippen.

The staff at Curry General Hospital in Gold Beach gave the retired mechanic and logger the ridiculously happy news this month, along with some pain pills.

Hospital administrator William McMillan says an errant keystroke caused the hospital’s computer to spit out the wrong discharge instructions for the grandfather.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, People | , | Comments Off on Let’s just check that ol’ computer again…

“In the galaxy where all is beauty…”

I received this missive in a junk email account I keep hidden away and felt I just had to publish it as possibly the worst English I have come across yet. Nigerian scammers in general seem incapable of learning even rudimentary English but this guy is in contention for the crown:

Hello Dear ,
In the galaxy where all is beauty i fine it necessary to approach your Platform these way, well i apologies for the inconvenient it will take you to listen to my magistrate,i got your contact when i was searching for business partner,one fact to know is that, the essential sadness is to pass through life without experience, yet is also sad to pass through life without sharing once experience and weakness to others,if this is true of me, i remain my humble self ” Ms Dominic Muna Alin by name from Sudan.

In receipt to your profile, is a pressure and also necessary to relate this issue before your hearing, my late father (Mr Dominic Dim Deng) was returning with a military delegation to the regional capital, Juba, from a political conference in the town of Wau. ,on Friday, 2 May 2008 ,he should had being in (Juba) for a political era, so,their plan clash and my father die.

My aim of writing you is this,Now that Sudan is over-crowing of crisis,we have move out from Sudan to (UNRC) in Senegal,my late father should have being in Dubai for a project on 4th night of these incident, he was expecting a diplomat from Spain to delivered his consignment at Dubai, so, approximately this incident occurred.I need an assistance to retrieved my late father asset into your care as we come over for investment,so, all the documents of his asset is in my position.I need your urgent

update if you are interested of being my partner.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on “In the galaxy where all is beauty…”