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You know it’s going to be a bad day when…

…a sewage geyser erupts in your yard and sprays sewage all over your new car.

A Marco Island [Florida] man woke up to an unpleasant sight Friday morning – a sewage geyser littering his front yard with some rather nasty stuff.

Neighbors say the mess game from a temporary pumping station. It’s part of the ongoing sewer project on the island.

The city estimates 16,000-18,000 gallons of raw sewage spilled out onto San Marco Road beginning around 4 a.m. when a fitting on the pumping station failed.

via News- msnbc.com.

December 12, 2008 Posted by | accident messes | , | Comments Off on You know it’s going to be a bad day when…

Yeah, right. Where does the government find these people?

An FCC commissioner has stated that video game “addiction,” especially to World of Warcraft, is a “leading cause” of college dropouts. (Never mind that 90% of the people diagnosed with “video game addiction” don’t have any such condition, even according to the crazily broad definition used by its proponents).

via Boing Boing.

I’m going to have to add a new category called “Truly Dumb Bureaucrats”.  “Dumb Bureaucrats” doesn’t always do it.

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Bureaucrats | , | Comments Off on Yeah, right. Where does the government find these people?

Latest ClustrMap for Oldster’s View. Hi out there!

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December 12, 2008 Posted by | Thanks, traffic | | Comments Off on Latest ClustrMap for Oldster’s View. Hi out there!

Crime tip: The internet is an unreliable source of cunning crime plans

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Three young Bedford Heights, Ohio, women learned the hard way that you can’t always rely on what you find on the internet when they found, printed and followed instructions for “Six Easy Steps To Committing Armed Robbery.” Armed with the instructions and a BB gun and wearing masks they entered a Dollar Tree where the manager convinced them that he couldn’t open the safe. Upon hearing that they left the Dollar Tree, the manager called the cops and the wannabe  Dillingers were arrested less then a mile away by police with drawn, and real, guns. They must have missed Step 5 which advised avoiding the police.

Because they had a gun, even though it was an unloaded BB gun, they will be charged with aggravated robbery with a gun, a serious felony.

via WKYC.com | Cleveland, OH

December 12, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Crime tip: The internet is an unreliable source of cunning crime plans