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Sign: “No Parking.” And they really meant NO parking

Ralf Scherrer from St Gallen, Switzerland, used the massive machine to move a classic Fiat X1/9 sports car that a selfish driver had parked in his way.

A construction worker in Switzerland took the law into his own hands and moved an illegally-parked car.

He explained that motorists park their vehicles in difficult spots ‘all the time’, but this time it really made him mad.

Mr Scherrer lifted the offending vehicle with the bulldozer’s digger arm and managed to squeeze the car into a tiny parking space away from the building site, without damaging it.

‘We all watched her trying to get out of the spot and she had to do a 30-point turn. It was very satisfying – and I bet she won’t do that again,’ he told the Austrian Times.

via Construction worker uses bulldozer to move car blocking site entrance | Metro.co.uk.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Sign: “No Parking.” And they really meant NO parking

The history of fake barf??

Have you ever stopped to contemplate the existence of rubber barf? It opens up enough philosophical quandaries to make your head spin. Who would ever think of such a thing? Why would he feel the need to manufacture it?

Fortunately, Stan and Mardi Timm, the foremost experts on famed novelty company H. Fishlove & Co., have the answers to these vexing questions. The couple even got a personal tour of the factory where “Whoops,” the original fake vomit, is still churned out.

via The Inside Scoop on the Fake Barf Industry | Collectors Weekly.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on The history of fake barf??

Atts’a some spicy pizza!

A Medford pizza shop owner is facing charges after police allegedly found about 250 pounds of marijuana, with a value of more than $750,000, in 11 cardboard boxes in his pickup truck last week, prosecutors said today.

via Prosecutors: Medford pizza shop owner had 250 pounds of marijuana from Metro Desk.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Atts’a some spicy pizza!

Cain’s Mutiny

You have to give Cain Motter some credit.

Like millions of Americans, this Los Angeles-based artist has his share of credit card debt that he’s working to pay off. However, unlike all those other folks, he’s raising the money to pay off his cards by melting his cards — and any that he can find — into elaborate artistic statements about the evils of credit cards. He then sells his artwork for $1,200 apiece.

via Cain Motter Makes Fine Art From Melted Credit Cards (PHOTOS, VIDEO).

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Art for sure, Art? | Comments Off on Cain’s Mutiny

Imagine the cleanup…

Tomatina in 2006.

Image via Wikipedia

Tens of thousands of people pelted each other with 120 tons of ripe tomatoes Wednesday in an annual battle that left the eastern Spanish town of Bunol awash in red pulp.

Bunol’s town hall estimated that around 40,000 people, including many tourists, took part in the hour-long street fight known as the “Tomatina,” an event that has its roots in a food fight between childhood friends back in 1945.

via  abc7chicago.com.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Imagine the cleanup…

Banff Sasquatch?

Sasquatch Yeti Bigfoot Bugerbear Yowie

Image via Wikipedia

If nothing else, the news is bound to make big strides with the Banff tourism industry.No longer will Alberta’s best-known mountain park depend solely on breathtaking scenery and abundant wildlife to impress visitors and lure overseas tourists.And no more envy towards other famous vacation spots like Loch Ness and Lake Okanagan, where legendary creatures are rumoured to lurk.

Banff now has Bigfoot. Lots and lots of Bigfoots, in fact.

via Bigfoot in Banff? – Banff Crag and Canyon – Alberta, CA.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | animals, Bigfoot | Comments Off on Banff Sasquatch?