Thursday, February 22, 2007
- Regan McNeil, nowhere to be found:
SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- Three CD players hidden under a cathedral's pews blared sexually explicit language in the middle of an Ash Wednesday Mass, leading a bomb squad to detonate two of the devices. Authorities determined the music players were not dangerous and kept the third one to check it for clues, said police Capt. Gary Johnson. The CD players, duct-taped to the bottoms of the pews, were set to turn on in the middle of noon Mass on Wednesday at the Roman Catholic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The recordings, made on store-bought blank discs, featured people using foul language and "pornographic messages"...
- The recipe for U.S. Capitol Bean Soup, the official generator of filibuster hot air
- Research seems to show coffee reduces cognitive decline in later years [via Futurepundit]
- Monkey controls robot arm using only its mind!
- A massive archive of "IM IN UR" cat images
- The World's Strangest (real) Dinosaur Names: "ELVISAURUS - This bipedal dinosaur has a bizarre crest on its head that looks like a Spanish comb (and Elvis’ hairdo!). Elvisaurus, which is now formally called Cryolophosaurus [wiki], was the first dinosaur to be discovered in Antarctica." [via Neatorama]
- Badger is a handy webtool that allows you to create a customizable, portable RSS feed badge anywhere on your webpage [via Boing Boing]
- This article reads just like something from The Onion; unfortunately, it's real: "Sword Seized After Man Mistakes Porn For Rape."
OCONOMOWOC, Wisconsin (AP) -- A man says he broke into an apartment with a cavalry sword because he thought he heard a woman being raped, but the sound actually was from a pornographic movie his upstairs neighbor was watching. "Now I feel stupid," said James Van Iveren, who has been charged in the case. "This really is nothing, nothing but a mistake."
According to a criminal complaint, the neighbor told police that Van Iveren pounded on the door and kicked it open without warning February 12, damaging the frame and lock. "Where is she?" Van Iveren demanded, thrusting the sword at the neighbor, the complaint said. "Where is she?"
The neighbor told police Van Iveren became increasingly aggressive as he repeated the question, insisting that he had heard a woman being raped. The complaint said that, with the sword pointed at him, the neighbor led Van Iveren throughout the apartment, opening closet doors to prove he was alone. The neighbor later played for police the part of the DVD he believed Van Iveren heard downstairs...James Van Iveren, who lives with his mother, says he took matters into his own hands because he didn't have a phone to call police.
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