Monday, September 20, 2010

Huh? Moments

Ever see things in the news that make you go: Huh? Grrrr… or Awwww? I sure do. One of the reasons I try to steer clear of the news these days is because I am ultra busy and don’t have time to rant about the
Huh? And Grrrr… things. And the Awww... things are just too few and far between it seems.

But I decided to take a peek at the news this morning, and with that I did something I hadn’t done in a while. Ever visited The Smoking Gun site? You should. It’s a hoot for sure. They even have celebrity mug
shots for you to take a look at and go…HUH? Not a pretty sight. But the bits and pieces on The Smoking Gun will definitely catch your attention. I first learned about the website from a local rock music station. The two DJs constantly mention this site. And I have to admit it can be pretty entertaining. Although, the place is devoted to either obscure happenings or just plain ridiculous things. Not that famous people aren’t featured on the site because they are. Which, of course, means they can do some pretty ridiculous things. So today I perused the place and read a few stories that made me go Huh?

1. Oklahoma City bomber, Terry Nichols, is apparently not satisfied that he’s getting enough fiber in his diet while in prison, and he’s taken it to court. Yep, I typed all of those words correctly. The federal court judge hearing the case, a woman, dismissed the lawsuit against the Bureau of Prisons. So Nichols is seeking to disqualify the judge from the case. On what grounds, you might ask? He claims that since she is a woman, her natural “mothering instincts” would make her prejudicial against him. And he says that would be a result of the nineteen children who died the day he decided to set that bomb off. And by the way, not only is this a HUH? But it’s a GRRRR… too.

Another Huh?

2. Allegedly, a guy in Florida walks into a Wal-Mart (I’m telling ya, things just happen in Wal-Mart, and I’m scared to go there anymore.) He picks up a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue and apparently thumbs through the pages and finds a pic to his liking. Then he takes personal matters literally into his hands and spills his pleasure onto the floor—then wipes his hand on a Star Wars light saber. Say it ain’t so, LUKE! Definitely a HUH? moment in my reading morning.

3. Some gynecologist in California who performs hysterectomies in his office, (Sorry, where I live that’s still done in a hospital.)is being sued as a result of the fact he cauterized/branded the patient’s name on the removed uterus. He freely admits to doing this, according to The Smoking Gun, and sees nothing wrong with it, adding that it was a gesture of friendship. OOOOOO…K

4. Florida again. And there is a very talented cat living there. A man was sentenced to twelve years in prison this week after finally pleading no contest to 25 felony counts of child pornography. I say “finally” because initially the man had told police that his cat had downloaded the pics.

Is it just me or do you get the feeling we are all walking beside crazy people while we are out and about and just never know it? It’s little tidbits like the above mentioned incidents that make me want to stay home. Or carry protection. If I rounded an aisle in Wal-Mart to find some dude playing with himself? He wouldn’t have one left to play with—that light saber would come in real handy for sure. Just sayin’.

Happy Mischief Makin’ Monday, everyone!


Anonymous said...

You should totally read-

It's funny and somewhat informative, the hubby reads it all the time.

Tess MacKall said...

Oh, heck yeah. Thanks, Nanny. This is definitely another good one. More fodder for my blogging. lol

Regina Carlysle said...

That's some crazy stuff, Tess. I've looked at The Smoking Gun before and it's NUTS. Speaking of WalMart...ever check out the People of WalMart pics? If that doesn't warn you off going to WalMart nothing else will. I can't believe people will go out in public looking that way! Boggles the mind.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am going to check out this site....sounds like a hoot!!!!

I tell ya...the craziest things happen in the States...hehe!!!!

Running and ducking!!!!

in Germany

Anny Cook said...

This week a couple I've SEEN walking down my street was arrested for keeping a woman hostage in their bathroom for eight months. They live in the same apartment complex as I do.

Madison Scott said...

People are crazy, they really are. Make me nervous to go out sometimes!

Natalie Dae said...

Good God! Now I know why I'm a hermit.

Tess MacKall said...

Yep, I've seen the Wally World pics, Reg. I swear, how do they get in the door? They have greeters. Shouldn't those greeters immediately radio the boys with big nets and tell them to haul butt, that it's an emergency????

Tess MacKall said...

LOL LOL LOL You can run, but you can't hide, Val. A good sayin' in the States.

Tess MacKall said...

OMG, Anny. Too close to home for sure. Holy...mmmm. I tell ya, you just never know, do you? Scary.

Tess MacKall said...

I'm nervous about going out too, Madison. I honestly am more vigilante about my surroundings than I used to be.

Tess MacKall said...

LOL Nat. You and me both, kiddo.

Laurann Dohner said...

I read the odd news at yahoo. The one that got me... wife cheats on her husband so he castrates himself with a knife (OUCH)to teach HER a lesson. Yeah.. brilliant!!! (NOT in the USA)

I usually avoid that stuff because I live in Southern Cali and you wouldn't believe the crap I see. One day about six months joke...I'm driving down the street and see Jesus (he looked just like him from the robes he wore to his long hair) with a big wooden cross tied on his back with ropes. He's literally walking down the sidewalk with this I'd guess 7 foot high cross...pulling a wagon with bags piled inside it (guessing they were his clothes) behind him. Sad thing is... it's not the weirdest thing I've ever seen. LOL.

Tess MacKall said...

Holy...cut it right off, did he? Something was wrong with that man and I bet his wife had a reason to cheat, LD.

And Jesus. That brings back a memory. Oh God, I was a little girl and there was a man dressed just as you describe, with the huge cross, and belongings in a little wagon that was seen here in my area.

I've heard of similar sightings. So I guess it's someone who takes this upon themselves from time to time. Right now, we have some street preachers every evening standing out a main intersection with a PA system preaching against gay marriage and such.

The women are dressed in long skirts and long sleeved shirts. I keep wondering what would happen if some gay activists showed up in response. I kind of keep thinking that someone would get arrested. The police seem to leave these people alone, but I don't know, I just get the feeling that if anyone showed up to preach the opposing viewpoint, that suddenly what they were doing would become somehow illegal.

Anne Rainey said...

I have been to that site and you're right. Before you know it you've blown an hour.

Um, the dude in Wal Mart...ewww!!!

And the child porn. 12 years is so not long enough for scum like that!

Tess MacKall said...

I'd have preferred they use the light saber on the child porn dude, Ann.