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There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.

If you thought you’d previously seen it all, well, you’re wrong. Case in point: David Morales Colón, a 22-year-old Puerto Rican man who was shot to death last Thursday, and whose wake is now making headlines here in the United States mainland. How come? Well, suffice it to say that the funeral directors at Marin Funeral Home in San Juan’s Hato Rey neighborhood have a flair for the unorthodox.

More via  Autoblog.

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff, motorcycle, Strange, Uncategorized | Comments Off on There’s a reason this guy is a “Pale Rider”—He’s dead.

And you thought clothes designers didn’t like women

Fashion designers recently went all out and put together a weird mix of creations for the China Fashion Week which was held in November 2009. A bi-annual event, the Fashion Week showcases the latest creations of prominent brand names as well as the works of the upcoming folk.

via Strange Sights from China Fashion Week.

January 24, 2010 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on And you thought clothes designers didn’t like women

Crime tip: When carrying 30 pounds of pot it’s a good idea to obey traffic laws

A Maywood, Ill., man was taken to Jasper County Jail on Friday after a State Police canine officer discovered 30 pounds of suspected marijuana in his car.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Rick Hudson stopped Brian K. Fortner, 37, at the DeMotte/Roselawn exit on northbound Interstate 65 Friday afternoon for driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.

via Local News :: Post-Tribune

A police officer acquaintance of mine once told me that they catch a large percentage of criminals because of traffic stops.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Crime, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: When carrying 30 pounds of pot it’s a good idea to obey traffic laws

Attn. German train mooner: You’re doing it wrong.

A German man mooning at railway staff in a departing train got his trousers caught in a carriage door and ended up being dragged half naked along the platform, out of the station and onto the tracks.

The 22-year-old journalism student shoved his backside against the window of a low-slung double-decker train when staff forced him off in Lauenbrueck for travelling without a ticket, a spokesman for police in the northern city of Bremen said.

“It’s a miracle he wasn’t badly hurt,” the spokesman said on Monday. “This sort of thing can end up killing you.”

via Train drags German mooner half naked along tracks – Yahoo! News UK.

October 13, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Attn. German train mooner: You’re doing it wrong.

Dear B of A :’1,784 billion, trillion dollars’, please. And make it snappy.

Dalton Chiscolm is unhappy about Bank of America’s customer service — really, really unhappy.

Chiscolm in August sued the largest U.S. bank and its board, demanding that “1,784 billion, trillion dollars” be deposited into his account the next day. He also demanded an additional $200,164,000, court papers show.

Attempts to reach Chiscolm were unsuccessful. A Bank of America spokesman declined to comment.

“Incomprehensible,” U.S. District Judge Denny Chin said in a brief order released Thursday in Manhattan federal court.

“He seems to be complaining that he placed a series of calls to the bank in New York and received inconsistent information from a ‘Spanish wom[a]n,'” the judge wrote. “He apparently alleges that checks have been rejected because of incomplete routing numbers.”

via  Markets News | Reuters.

September 25, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Dear B of A :’1,784 billion, trillion dollars’, please. And make it snappy.

SPF rating = almost infinity

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A Chinese woman, having heard of the dangers of skin cancer from exosure to the sun, decided to make herself a protective suit. It surely works but it scared the bejeebers out of everyone else on the beach.

via Ananova – Homemade sun-suit scares bathers.

September 18, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on SPF rating = almost infinity

“Naked man foils car theft”

Some headlines are too good to change and this one from Boulder, Colorado , is one of them:

Naked man foils car theft, nabs suspect for Boulder police

Justin Chentnik, now wearing clothes, gives credit to Skip [his girl friend’s dog] for alerting his friend that a man was trying to steal her car around 4 a.m. Friday. Chentnik ran out of the house naked, grabbed the man and held him until police arrived

It’s a good thing Justin Chentnik isn’t modest. If he were, his friend would be out a car, and he’d be out a good story.

The rest of this story is here at   Colorado Daily

September 15, 2009 Posted by | cops, crazy, Dumb Crook, Fun stuff | , | 1 Comment

Bob Maddox is looking for sponsors

This is Bob Maddox and he is planning to tuck a four engine pulse jet into this tube, strap himself on to it, and send himself 25,000 feet into the sky at which point he will jump off and parachute back to earth. Well, that’s the plan anyway. All he needs now is $40,000. If you’d like to contribute he lives in Medford, Oregon.

via Man Plans to Shoot Himself into the Sky With a Rocket.

August 2, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Bob Maddox is looking for sponsors

Probably not First Class

Probably Not First Class

Probably Not First Class

July 25, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | , | Comments Off on Probably not First Class

First it was a nose ring and then things just sort of got out of hand…

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July 20, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff, Strange | , | Comments Off on First it was a nose ring and then things just sort of got out of hand…

Release demons by shooting holes in someone? Well, that’s one way.

A nurse accused of shooting her ex-husband in the groin inside his chiropractic clinic while their two young daughters waited outside had written in her diary that she needed to create “portals of exit” for demonic spirits, a detective testified Friday.

via  The Tennessean.

July 18, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off on Release demons by shooting holes in someone? Well, that’s one way.

COD

This city letter carrier posed for a [tongue in cheek] photograph with a young boy in his mailbag. After parcel post service was introduced in 1913, at least two children were sent by the service. With stamps attached to their clothing, the children rode with railway and city carriers to their destination. The Postmaster General quickly issued a regulation forbidding the sending of children in the mail after hearing of those examples.

via  Flickr – Photo Sharing!.

July 13, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Great Pictures | Comments Off on COD

Standing room only

A Chinese budget airline has applied for permission to sell cut price standing room only tickets. Passengers would pay a reduced price to stand in the aisles during flights, reports IC Media.

Spring Airlines president Wang Zhenghua said tickets would go on sale as soon as the government agreed the proposals.

via Ananova – Budget airline plans standing tickets.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes, crazy | , | Comments Off on Standing room only

Did you ever wonder?

My wife and I went to a concert yesterday afternoon and one of the pieces that was performed was Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. So if the symphony is “unfinished” how do you know when you’ve finished ?

(Now I’ll wait for people to  point out that I’m an idiot.)

June 28, 2009 Posted by | Art?, crazy, Put-ons | Comments Off on Did you ever wonder?

Royal Fruitcakes

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George III of Great Britain and Ireland was being driven through Windsor Great Park when he ordered his carriage driver to stop. The King got out, walked over to an oak tree, shook hands with one of its branches and talked to it for several minutes. He thought he was talking to the King of Prussia.

Princess Alexandra of Bavaria was convinced that as a child she had swallowed a full-size grand piano. Nothing could ever shake her from this belief.

There’s more at  Our Strange World.

June 26, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Strange | , | Comments Off on Royal Fruitcakes

I wonder who his dentist is…

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Police who solved a spate of mystery burglaries were shocked to find the culprit was biting his way through steel window bars.

Detectives in Nanjimen region, Chongqing, were puzzled by continuous reports of break-ins through caged windows. “Through our investigations, we found the grids had been cut but with deep tooth prints,” a local police spokesman told the Chongqing Business Daily.

Eventually, their inquiries led them to interview a man who revealed he was sharing a hotel room with a man who could crack walnuts with his teeth. Police brought in the man, Xiong, 23, for questioning and he confessed that he was behind the burglaries.

via Ananova – Burglar bit through steel bars.

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June 13, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Crime | , | Comments Off on I wonder who his dentist is…

The case of the exploding bulls

Seven bulls exploded and caught fire after power lines fell on a dairy farm in New Zealand.

The incident happened north of Auckland at Wilks Road farm.

Dave Taylor, who leases the farm, said he got a phone call from his father who was driving along the motorway, telling him his cows were exploding.

via Metro.co.uk.

June 1, 2009 Posted by | accident messes, crazy, Explosion | | 2 Comments

Taking all your clothes off won’t prevent arrest

A Halsey [Oregon] man was arrested Sunday after a series of erratic moves on Interstate 5, including driving at extreme speeds, throwing a baby’s car seat out the window and stripping naked.

via OregonLive.com.

April 14, 2009 Posted by | cops, crazy, Dumb drivers | Comments Off on Taking all your clothes off won’t prevent arrest

“The Blue Plastic Cow with A-Bomb Inside” caper

WBIR.com “Mission failed.”

When Knoxville [TN] Police found 25-year-old Richard Anthony Smith, they say he was trapped in an air duct about 45 feet below the roof of the Knoxville Museum of Art.

Unusual enough. But it’s what he said next–“Mission failed”–that would launch a tale of intrigue.

With help from the Knoxville Fire Department, officers pulled Smith from the air duct without injury. Then they asked him what he was doing.

A police report indicates Smith said he was a “special agent with the United States Illuminati, badge number 0931.”

His mission? One from “Director Womack,” to “defuse and confiscate a Soviet-made MERV6SS-22AN warhead, with 14.5 kg of enriched uranium and a plutonium trigger, capable of delivering a 40-kiloton yield.”

Police say Smith believed the device was concealed in a blue, plastic cow sculpture in the basement of the museum.

September 17, 2008 Posted by | crazy | , | Comments Off on “The Blue Plastic Cow with A-Bomb Inside” caper