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Wednesday, May 11, 2005

wednesday weirdness

Just some of the odd bits of news items out there... and, oddly enough indeed, two of them have to do with the P word... PIZZA! Hmm... what were... the odds...! *lol*

Schwarzenegger not mad at moon
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger does not want to destroy the moon.

Archaeologists find Britain's oldest shoe
LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists said Tuesday they believed they had dug up Britain's oldest shoe, dating from the early Iron Age about 2,000 years ago.

Factory guard first to register for Iran presidency
TEHRAN (Reuters) - A tile factory guard is the first Iranian to register to run in the June 17 presidential election, although he acknowledges his chances are slim, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Pizza delivery ends prison siege
SYDNEY (Reuters) - An Australian prison siege ended Monday after a group of inmates agreed to release a guard they had held for two days in return for a delivery of pizzas, prison officials said.

Woman sickens eight with poisoned pizza
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian woman sent a poisoned pizza to a teenager she had a crush on, which landed the teenager, his six schoolmates and their teacher in the hospital in grave condition on Friday, police said.

AND, FINALLY, NO LAUGHING MATTER NOW... A GRISLY MURDER CASE...
(no - no grizzlies were involved - it would then be a mauling murder case... duh)

Dog kills cat, court awards owner $45,000
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A woman who sued a neighbor after her cat was mauled by his dog was awarded more than $45,000, the Seattle woman's lawyer said on Monday.

So... ok... I stand corrected - no grizzly needs to be involved for it to be officially dubbed the work of a mauler...

Comments:
Woman sickens eight with poisoned pizza
May 9, 1:52 PM (ET)

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (Reuters) - A Brazilian woman sent a poisoned pizza to a teenager she had a crush on, which landed the teenager, his six schoolmates and their teacher in the hospital in grave condition on Friday, police said.

Two of the victims were in a coma after sharing the pizza and others showed severe poisoning symptoms, such as bleeding from the throat, police said.

"We know it was a poison, but are still trying to find out what exact substance it was," said investigator Roberto Fonseca de Oliveira of Petrolina in Pernambuco state.

The victims were taken from Petrolina to Pernambuco's capital, Recife, 310 miles away, for urgent treatment.

De Oliveira said police had a letter addressed to one of the victims -- a 16-year-old identified only as Paulo. In a description provided to police, the man who had delivered the pizza said the suspect was a plump, short woman about 18 to 20 years old.

"She was either an ex-girlfriend or just had a strong interest in the guy," de Oliveira said.
 
Schwarzenegger not mad at moon

(HE BETTER NOT BE - LEST HE WANTS TO HAVE A PROBLEM - WITH ME! OOPSY - DID I JUST THREATEN THE GOVERNATOR OF CALIFORNIA...? YESSIR I SURE DID! THE MOON HAS SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE FOR ME - SINCE I LIKEN MYSELF TO HER A LOT - IN MY ADAPTATION OF THE MOTTO "REFLECTING THE LIGHT, JUST LIKE THE MOON REFLECTS THE SUNLIGHT"... HENCE, IT'S YOU AND ME, AH-NOLD... IF YOU EVER DO GET MOON-MAD... MOONING-MAD? ANYWAY... HE KNOWS WHAT I MEAN... AND HE REALLY IS NOT SO TOUGH TOO! THAT TINY SCRAWNY GUY - THE FLASH-IN-THE-PAN T-1000 from T2 - HE SURE KICKED HIS A$$ GOOD IN THAT ONE... AND AH-NOLD WAS NOT THE HAS-BEEN HE HAS BECOME YET, BACK THEN... THUS, I FIGURE I COULD TAKE HIM WITH ONE HAND TIED BEHIND MY BACK... WHAT AN HUMILIATION FOR THE POSTER BOY OF BODYBUILDING - TO BE TAKEN DOWN BY THE LUMINOUS INTELLECTUAL VIRTUAL UNKNOWN... BWAH HA HA... BUT... I AM DIGRESSING... AREN'T I... ON TO THE ODD STORY...)



May 10, 12:09 PM (ET)

By Steve Gorman

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger does not want to destroy the moon.

A U.S. political commentator has admitted he failed to check his facts when he erroneously reported on the MSNBC cable news network last month that Schwarzenegger had jokingly advocated doing away with the moon.

In one of the stranger mea culpas from a major U.S. news outlet in recent years, the commentator, Joe Scarborough, a former congressman, acknowledged on Friday that the governor's purported lunar outburst on the nationally syndicated radio show of Howard Stern was actually a spoof.

Citing a British newspaper, Scarborough had quoted Schwarzenegger on the air as saying: "If we get rid of the moon, women, those menstrual cycles are governed by the moon, will not get (pre-menstrual syndrome). They will stop bitching and whining."

Scarborough chided Schwarzenegger for insensitivity, saying: "Hey, governor, way to make 50 percent of California's voting population turn frigid toward you.

"I don't know how it works in Austria, but let me tell you something, friend. Jokes about such matters, (are) not laughing subjects to women in America."

It turned out the remarks Scarborough attributed to the Austrian-born governor were actually made by a Schwarzenegger impersonator who regularly appears on Stern's show as part of a running call-in gag.

Eleven days later, Scarborough admitted on the air that he had been duped and apologized to viewers and Schwarzenegger "for my terrible mistake."

"By quoting erroneous information from that (newspaper) article, without checking it out ourselves, we, too, got pulled into that hoax," Scarborough said.

A spokeswoman for the governor, Margita Thompson, said her office notified MSNBC of Scarborough's faux pas the day after its April 25 broadcast, noting that some Democrats in the state Assembly had been circulating the erroneous comments attributed to the Republican governor as fact.

MSNBC spokesman Jeremy Gaines said the original message from Schwarzenegger's office was not passed along immediately through proper channels. "As soon as Joe and his producer were made aware (of the mistake) he made the correction."
 
Dog kills cat, court awards owner $45,000

(GOOD BOY...)

May 10, 12:07 PM (ET)


SEATTLE (Reuters) - A woman who sued a neighbor after her cat was mauled by his dog was awarded more than $45,000, the Seattle woman's lawyer said on Monday.

Paula Roemer's cat Yofi was killed after her neighbor's dog broke through a fence in February 2004. The dog's owner, Wallace Gray, had pleaded guilty to animal-control violations in Seattle Municipal Court and admitted negligence.

Seattle District Court Judge Barbara Linde ordered Gray to pay Roemer a little over $45,000 for Yofi's death, including $30,000 for the value of the cat, $15,000 for emotional distress, and other charges.

Roemer's lawyer, Adam Karp, who specializes in animal cases, said that while multimillion-dollar judgments have been awarded over thoroughbred horses, her award was the highest for a pet in the United States that he was aware of. Roemer has said she would donate the money to animal welfare groups.



R.I.P. YOFI

Now, how can I contact that cute puppy... I mean, mean killer dog there... *ahem*... I have a few cats to introduce to him...

ROTFL
 
YOFI was no toughie... *lol*

Anyway... next...

Archaeologists find Britain's oldest shoe

(HMM... MAKES ME THINK OF THE HAMMER FILM CLASSIC... not horror but hardcore sci-fi, sixties style... FIVE MILLION YEARS TO EARTH... in which "An ancient Martian spaceship is unearthed in London, and proves to have powerful psychic effects on the people around".
I doubt that this old shoe has any psychic effects whatsoever... it might have some other effects though... try not to BREATHE around it, would be MY tiny bit of luminous advice... *lol*)



May 10, 12:08 PM (ET)

LONDON (Reuters) - Archaeologists said Tuesday they believed they had dug up Britain's oldest shoe, dating from the early Iron Age about 2,000 years ago.

The leather shoe was fairly long, suggesting its owner was a man. It was discovered in a hollowed-out tree trunk in a quarry in southwest England.

It was so well preserved it still had visible holes for lacing and stitching, said Richard Woodgate, project archaeologist for Exeter Archaeology which made the find.

"It's believed to be the oldest shoe in Britain and has national and European significance because it is so rare for preserved leather to be identifiable as a thing," he told Reuters.

The shoe is thought to be in a good condition because it was preserved by waterlogging, Woodgate said. The tree trunk it was found in was a timber-built well dating from between 700 BC to 43 AD.

Exeter Archaeology came across the well after uncovering a nearby Bronze Age "industrial site" dating from between 1460 to 1290 BC, which is also said to be a find of national importance.

Specialists will now analyze the shoe to shed more light on how it was made and try to identify the animal from which the leather came.

It will then go on display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter, close to where it was found.



No... there were no Dr. School's back then...
 
Factory guard first to register for Iran presidency

May 10, 12:06 PM (ET)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A tile factory guard is the first Iranian to register to run in the June 17 presidential election, although he acknowledges his chances are slim, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Abolqassem Khaki traveled to Tehran from the central desert town of Meybod to register Tuesday to run in the poll that is expected to return the presidency to conservatives after Mohammad Khatami's frustrated attempts at reform.

IRNA said Khaki feared the Guardian Council, the hardline constitutional watchdog, would eventually reject his application. The body has strict moral and legislative criteria, requiring candidates to be established statesmen.

In 2001, the council allowed 10 out of 814 hopefuls to stand. Iranians have until Saturday evening to register to run.



HMM... MAYBE A CAT COULD REGISTER TOO - AND WIN THIS THING, EVEN!
THAT WOULD CONFIRM REALITY TO BE STRANGER THAN FICTION - EVEN PARADICAL FICTION... AS IT WAS CUSTOMARY FOR FRENCH-SPEAKING COMICS TO SPOOF THE OLD SHAH BY POSTING A PICTURE OF A CHAT... WHENEVER HE WAS MENTIONED. "LE CHAT D'IRAN" IN OTHER WORDS, A CAT, WHICH IN FRENCH IS SPELLED CHAT AND PRONOUNCED AS SHAH... FUNNY, EH? FOR THE LAZY COMEDIAN, MAYBE... A TAD TOO EASY IT IS, YES...
SO, IN THE LIGHT OF THIS, WOULDN'T IT BE JUST SO VERY FUNNY IF A CAT CAME OUT AND GOT ENOUGH VOTES...?
TOUGH LUCK, YOFI, IT CAN'T BE YOU... YOU WERE NOT AT THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME - QUITE THE OPPOSITE IN FACT...
 
Oopsy - typo alert

That was PARODICAL of course...
 
Comment from Paulie, via e-mail as usual:

"Unlike other guys, I don't stuff myself with pizzas... so the P WORD is not offensive to me - not one bit..."

Hmm... I must have hit a nerve...
*lol*
 
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