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You could say the owner “Clothes-ed” in on him

A bungling would-be burglar was stopped from carrying out his crime…by a laundry hamper.

Michael Trias, 20, was in custody tonight after allegedly jumping through the bathroom window of an apartment in Mesa, Arizona.

He fell from the window straight into the clothes basket that was directly underneath.Trias became tangled up in the basket, made from PVC and netting, and had to be helped by the owner of the house, who then escorted him outside to wait for police.

via  Mail Online

The mugshot at the link looks about like you would expect.


March 12, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on You could say the owner “Clothes-ed” in on him

Probably not First Class



Source: Sent by a friend. Original source unknown (to me)

March 10, 2011 Posted by | crazy, traffic | Comments Off on Probably not First Class

Predicting the future is a tricky business

In 1910, French artist Villemard produced a series of illustrations depicting what life might be like in the year 2000. Yeah, he pretty much nailed it.

More via The year 2000 as envisioned in the year 1910.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Comments Off on Predicting the future is a tricky business

Service Snake? “I’ve got a crush on you, Sweety Pie.”

Anaconda y boa constrictor

Image by pierre pouliquin via Flickr

A man from Shelton (Washington) who uses a snake as a service animal traveled to (the Washington State capitol) Olympia on Tuesday to lobby against a bill that would narrow the definition of an aid animal.

The measure opposed by Daniel Green would change the state law on service animals to meet federal standards, narrowing the definition to only dogs and miniature horses. But Green says he’s trained his snake to hug him when it feels an epileptic seizure coming to avoid injuries.

via  KPTV Portland.

March 9, 2011 Posted by | animals | Comments Off on Service Snake? “I’ve got a crush on you, Sweety Pie.”

I think this guy was in the bathroom last time I flew

A crafty thief nabbed more than a quarter of a million dollars from a Caribbean-bound airplane after crawling through the bathroom to access the cash-stocked cargo hold, police said.

The unidentified crook complained of feeling sick and spent most of the flight in the bathroom, flight attendants told police.

But in fact, airline officials said, the man was tearing out panels in the restroom in order to crawl into the cargo hold.

via Thief nabs nearly $250,000

Do you wonder how he knew the money was in the hold and where it was in there? Maybe the cops will want a little chat with the baggage handlers.

March 8, 2011 Posted by | cops, Crime | Comments Off on I think this guy was in the bathroom last time I flew

…And you thought designers don’t like women

Models show creations from Netherlands designers Victor and Rolf as part of their Fall-Winter ready-to-wear 2012 fashion collection, presented in Paris, Saturday, March 5, 2011.

via HeraldTribune.com.

March 8, 2011 Posted by | Creepy, Strange | Comments Off on …And you thought designers don’t like women

Brits release more UFO files

British officials on Thursday released about 8,500 pages of previously classified reports that document sightings of unidentified flying objects by the military and members of the public dating back to the 1950s. The 35 large files, available via the Internet, mainly cover the period from 1997 to 2005 and include photographs, drawings and descriptions of flying saucer sightings, as well as letters that the Ministry of Defense sent eyewitnesses in response to their accounts.

via  Technology & science – Space – msnbc.com.

March 3, 2011 Posted by | UFO | Comments Off on Brits release more UFO files

Along came a spider…

Mazda is recalling about 52,000 Mazda6 sedans, because yellow sac spiders like to build their nests in part of the fuel system.

“A certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line and this may cause a restriction of the line,” Mazda said in a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

via Spider webs

March 3, 2011 Posted by | animals, Cars | Comments Off on Along came a spider…

That’s a lot of tuna sandwiches

A tractor-trailer carrying mayonnaise lost control near Springfield, Missouri, spilling 40,000 gallons of the sticky white sandwich helper along Interstate 44. With the freezing temperatures, traversing the mayo slick was “like walking on ice.”

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March 2, 2011 Posted by | accident messes | Comments Off on That’s a lot of tuna sandwiches