February 2009

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Least Exciting Exciting Event Ever

Got this email the other day: ADVERTISEMENT Detention Pond Design: Water Storage Solutions March 9, 2009 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Register Today For This Exciting Event. Teleconference Highlights View Complete Agenda You will learn design tips for both…


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Firm Offers “60 Minute Divorce,” Free Lunch Included

The ABA Journal reports that the Brodsky Law Firm in New York is running ads offering a "60 Minute Divorce" package for $299 (court fees and costs not included).  "Got an hour?  Get a divorce!"   For When You Can't…



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Man Has Cuffs Removed, Briefly, at Police Station

I guess the police station is the logical place to go if you are trying to get some handcuffs off, although now that I say that, I think I would try a locksmith first.  But, FYI, the police-station option is not a…


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Author of “Why We Get Duped” Admits He Got Duped

I guess it can happen to anybody, but still it is awfully ironic that the author of a book on the phenomenon of "gullibility" would later end up losing thirty percent of his life savings to Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme….


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Australian Arrested for Pigeon, Eggplant Smuggling

A man described as "an Australian pigeon fancier" was arrested in Melbourne on February 3 after customs officials found two birds in his pants. Officials said the man had wrapped each pigeon in a roll of newspaper and stuffed one…


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“Lobster Gone Bad” Turns Out To Be Hoax

A man in Amsterdam, New York, returned a lobster to his local Price Chopper supermarket on January 18, saying it was “bad.”  Employees said that Walter Tessier wanted to exchange the bad lobster for a bag of king crab legs….


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Florida Driver Cited For Speeding, 49 Or So Other Violations

Laying a claim to the title of World's Worst Driver, or maybe just Least Likely to Be Allowed to Ever Drive Again, 46-year-old Elvis Barrett racked up approximately 50 traffic citations in a brief period on the morning of February 5. …