September 29th, 2009

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Stamford in-line skater skates over the line.

A 43-year-old in-line skater got mad that a 4-year-old on a tricycle was using "his" path at Stamford's Cove Park in Conn., and deliberately body-slammed the kid's father, who was shielding his two sons from him.  The skater fell down and threw his helmet and water bottle at the father.  Onlookers called police.  The skater argued that the kid was in an area designated for skaters, but police informed him the path was for everyone.  Figures they'd take the kid's side.

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/localnews/ci_13443933




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The Greenwich Lantern Corp

The people in Greenwich, Conn. don't like outsiders using their beaches and parks, so they called the police when it looked like space aliens were coming to visit.  Residents reported strange lights in the sky, and a couple of marine officers tracked them down to a birthday party where revelers were launching Chinese sky lanterns.  The lanterns were legal, so the cops just told the partiers to be careful and not scare the neighbors.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33073262/ns/local_news-hartford_ct/

This isn't the first time Chinese lanterns were mistaken for aliens in Greenwich.  I found another incident reported at the end of January this year.

I was also tempted to use "Watch Out for Little Greenwich Men" and "The Greenwich Cuckoos" as titles.

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Apartment strange luck

Friday morning I was going to mail my rent payment, but got sick so I didn't make it to a mailbox.  Which was good because when I went to check the mail, I found a legal notice in my door telling me NOT to pay my rent because the building was foreclosed and I should send it to the bank's management company.  That night wally_wabbit, who works in banking, called unexpectedly and gave me advice on the situation, and how it could work to my advantage.

On the way to work today, I got stuck in traffic, right behind a maintenance truck from the new management company.  We kept each other company until we went separate ways on the highway.  They do look very professional.

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Birther Exploitation

Bill Keller, a "born-again Christian" convicted of insider trading fraud, and his lawyer Gary Kreep (there would have to be something Kreepy about this) have created a "birthermercial" through their LivePrayer.com in order to keep the Birther movement alive and to make money off of it.  Styled like cheap infomercials, the birthermercial denies the validity of the documents provided by the state of Hawaii that President Obama was indeed born there, and asks viewers to send in $30 for a "Got a birth certificate" bumper sticker and a letter denying reality sent to each state's Attorney General.  The birthermercial will air in Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, Missouri and Florida, targeting true disbelievers in those states.  Critics have called the birthermercial P.T. Barnum type hucksterism, and I guess the producers think a sucker is birthed every minute in the southern states.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/20090929/ts_ynews/ynews_ts932





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