Thursday, August 31, 2006


This picture is real - not doctored in any way. It was taken by a Transportation Supervisor for a company that delivers building materials for 84 Lumber.

When he saw it in the parking lot of IHOP, he ran to buy a camera to take pictures.

The car is still running, as can be witnessed by the exhaust.

A woman is either asleep or otherwise out of it in the front seat passenger side. The driver was jogging up and down on Rt. 925.(in the background) The driver finally came back after the police were called, and they found him crouched behind the rear of the car, attempting to cut the twine around the load.

Luckily, the police stopped him and had the load removed.

The materials were loaded at Home Depot. Their store manager said they made the customer sign a waiver.

While the plywood and 2X4's are fairly obvious, what you can't see is the back seat, which contains 10 bags of concrete @ 80 lbs. each.

Both back tires had exploded, the wheels were bent and the back shocks had been driven through the floorboard.

The car, with FLA plates, was headed for Clanton, AL where the couple planned to build a new house.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

British Prostitute Takes Client To Court After He Refuses To Pay

Wins Case And Still Loses

LONDON — A British prostitute took a client to court after he admitted he could not afford to pay her after sex, the Liverpool Echo newspaper reported.

Tracy Harper complained to police after unemployed Matthew Bushell, 33, told her he could not afford the $1,400 he owed her for their six-hour liaison, the northwest England regional daily said.

Bushell from Southport, near Liverpool, was bankrupt and owed $29,000 from using phone sex lines and escort girls, the evening newspaper added in its court report from the town.

He pleaded guilty to dishonestly obtaining sexual services and was made subject to a two-year supervision order. Magistrates also ordered him to pay $124 in court costs at a hearing on Monday.

No compensation order was made for Harper, from Bradford, in northern England.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

BMW Makes Self-Parking Car

BMW says that it will have developed a fully automated, self-parking car within the next three years.

The system draws on components already found in some of BMW's current models, and augments them accordingly.

If all goes according to plan, all you'll have to do is push a button and the luxury carmaker's parking-assist technology will park your car for you in your garage or regular in-and-out spot (parallel parking isn't included) as you stand outside and watch

For more information and to watch the video go to:,71344-0.html

Saturday, August 26, 2006

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Friday, August 25, 2006

Woman Faked Death To Dodge Parking Fines

An Iowa woman allegedly faked her own death to avoid paying parking tickets.

Police say Kimberly Du, 36, was caught out after she got another ticket a month after her 'death', reports KCCI News.

Investigators said Du, of Des Moines, faked her own obituary and forged a letter telling a judge she had died in a car crash.

She allegedly included a phony obituary, made to look like a page from The Des Moines Register's website.

"The state still has to convince a jury of 12, but faking your own death is not a good idea," said Bob Rigg, of the Drake Law Clinic.

The case began to unravel when investigators said Du was stopped for another traffic ticket - a month after the obituary was dated.

She now faces up to five years in prison for fraud - instead of the $500 fine she might have expected for failing to pay her parking tickets.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Holland launches Fun Burials

This Is Fun?

A Dutch entrepreneur is offering what he hopes will be the latest extreme sport - 'fun burials'.

For 75 euros, people can be buried 5ft down in a coffin for an hour - under a 3.5 tonne concrete block, reports

The coffin has an oxygen supply, a panic button and is linked by webcam to a computer which friends and family can watch.

Dutch entertainer Eddy Daams, from Eexterveenschekanaal, is behind the idea which he calls Fun Burials.

He said: "After bunjee jumping, this wil become the new extreme kick. It is very safe, nothing can go wrong.

"If the person in the coffin is having a panic attack, he can push the panic button to heave off the block."

Mr Daams is running the project in his own garden and says it should be up and running commercially this summer.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Looking For A Husband?

Men out number the women in United Arab Emirates and Qatar by 2 to 1. In Kuwait the ratio is 50 percent more and in Bahrain and Oman it is 30 percent.

Of course there may be some language and tradition differences, but look at the odds of finding that someone special.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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Whether you're a long-time yo-yo collector, or just looking for that long lost treasure from your childhood, this is the place