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Oddities and Humor

 
 
Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:26 am
Beginning a new thread, a potpourri of items when they strike my fancy - or yours, if you want to join in.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:27 am

Going the rounds on facebook:
It's better to have loved and lost.......than to have stayed with an idiot.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:30 am
Posted by bear on facebook:
Although the Bible says do not tempt the Lord thy God.... I am going to wash my truck this afternoon and would like for Him to prove He loves me by sending newly separated Halle Berry to me topless in a thong to assist. Ball's in your court Lord.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 10:50 am
World No1 John Higgins is suspended from snooker tournaments after reportedly agreeing to take a bribe.

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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 11:06 am
Three Houston police officers have been assigned desk duties as city and federal authorities scrutinize the arrest of a local Chinese diplomat who says police hit him in the face during a traffic stop last weekend at the Chinese Consulate.

The Chinese government responded to last Saturday's arrest of Houston deputy Consul General Boren Yu, who said a security camera recorded the incident, with a call for a speedy investigation. China also noted that “solemn exchanges” had passed between China and the U.S. as a result of the incident. Under the Vienna Convention, local law officers are prohibited from entering foreign diplomatic offices in all but the most extreme circumstances.

Mayor Annise Parker, in announcing the officers' re­assignment on Friday, praised Police Chief Charles McClelland's handling of the case.

“This is important, as Houston has the third-largest number of consulates in the country,” Parker said. “We cherish our international residents and want to assure them they are welcome in our city.”

Reassigned to desk duties were Central Patrol Division officers Timothy Riley Jr., Quang Tran and Victor Olivares. Riley has been with the department since 2008; Tran and Olivares since last year.

Cuffed, but later released
In an interview Friday, Yu said he was traveling with his wife in a consulate vehicle when he saw a patrol car with flashing lights behind him. Yu said he stopped and waited several minutes, but drove off when the officer stayed in his car and took no apparent action.

Yu said he drove to the Chinese Consulate in the 3400 block of Montrose. When Yu drove through the consulate's automatic garage gate, the police car followed him.

Yu said he “made it clear” he was a Chinese diplomat, but the officer handcuffed him anyway. Yu said the officer struck him in the face, but he did not address the circumstances or specify when the alleged assault took place. Yu also suffered hand and neck injuries, according to a co-worker at the consulate.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 11:50 am
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/umedia/20100501/largeimage.c59ea28f82f95defd5ee0adde3388a62.gif
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 12:57 pm
There are some people who you just shouldn't mess with, and one of them is 'Golden Girls' goddess Betty White. In the wee hours of Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, a dastardly hoax was perpetrated in the comments area of popular gossip blog Oh No They Didn't, where a screen-shot of a fake TMZ article was posted claiming the actress had died.

How'd she perish? The faux article said it was a mixture of drug abuse and foul play.

From there, the rumor spread like wildfire and quickly became a hot trend on Twitter and Google. Countering the silliness, White's rabid fans began posting whimsical #BettyWhiteFacts ("Betty White turned Tiger down" ... "Betty White taught MJ how to moonwalk") instead.

Of course, readers should have immediately known it was a hoax; the cause of death was about as believable as White's 'Golden Girls' character Rose Nylund being awarded the Nobel Prize in Science.

A blog called The Cutting Room Floor got to the bottom of the hoax early Wednesday. Though commenters on Oh No They Didn't claimed they had seen the article on TMZ, no such piece could be found on the popular Web site's homepage. Also, the font used in the fake did not match the one used by TMZ.

The offending post was eventually deleted by Oh No They Didn't, but the damage was done, and White's fans are calling for blood. Some common reactions on Twitter:

@loganX2: dear internet a betty white death hoax is never a joke!! thanks// i'll kill the internet for those remarks. Ordering a hit.

@LexiDV: Who would start a rumor Betty White died? Sick. May Sophia Petrillo curse you.
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 01:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
betty white's revenge :

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The night before Mother’s Day is going to be the mother of all Saturday Nights: TV icon Betty White will be the May 8 guest host of Saturday Night Live, with musical guest Jay-Z and a cast reunion of former female SNL stars Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon and Rachel Dratch.

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Francis
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 01:11 pm
http://29.media.tumblr.com/JpZi2VDwYo8ptabdEnHHNNVdo1_400.jpg
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 01:33 pm
@Francis,
scientists hard at work ... ... ...

 http://globalwarming-factorfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/noahs-ark-climate-change.jpg

... ... and they found the answer !
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 02:23 pm
@edgarblythe,
I think a possible wind spill is much better then the disaster of a mass blinding by a solar farm catastrophe!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 02:28 pm
@tsarstepan,
Very true and insightful.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 02:38 pm
@edgarblythe,
I try to use my power for the good of the people.
Cool
Francis
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 02:44 pm
@tsarstepan,
Sure, just keep things direct or use alternate humor (for watts worth)..
hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 02:55 pm
@Francis,
francis was very attentive in science class !


 http://www.coolbuddy.com/JOKES/kidspics/electricity.gif
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 03:21 pm
From the site called Info Please:

The ear finger, digitus auricularis"i.e. the little finger. The four fingers are the index finger, the middle finger, the ring finger, and the ear finger. In French, le doigt auriculaire. The little finger is so called because it can, from its diminutive size, be most easily introduced into the conduit of the ear.

hamburgboy
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 03:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgar :
pls tell newt gingrich to use the EAR finger next time !

 http://www.moonbattery.com/newt-gingrich-finger-in-ear.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 05:00 pm
@hamburgboy,
That bastard!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 05:02 pm
As you sit before the computer, lift up your right foot. Make clockwise circles with it. Simultaneously and at the same time even draw a six with your right finger. You will not be able to stop the foot from reversing direction.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 2 May, 2010 05:14 pm
BE KIND TO NURSES. They keep doctors from accidentally killing you
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