Saturday, May 24, 2008

Buy a car, get a free gun at Missouri car dealer

A Missouri car dealer said on Thursday sales have soared at his auto and truck business since launching a promotion this week that promises buyers a free handgun or a $250 gas card with every purchase.
Max Motors, a small Butler, Missouri dealership that has as its logo a grimacing cowboy wielding a pistol, has sold more than 30 cars and trucks in the last three days, far more than its normal volume. And owner Mark Muller credits his decision to start offering buyers their choice of a $250 gas card or a $250 credit at a gun shop.
"This thing has taken off. Sales have quadrupled," said Muller. The store sells both used and new vehicles including General Motors and Ford products.
Every buyer so far "except one guy from Canada and one old guy" has elected to take the gun, Muller said. Muller recommends his customers select a Kel-Tec .380 pistol.
"It's a nice little handgun that fits in your pocket," he said.
Muller said the promotion was inspired by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, who is vying with Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for the presidential election in November.
"We did it because of Barack Obama. He said all those people in the Midwest, you've got to have compassion for them because they're clinging to their guns and their Bibles. I found that quite offensive."

Bride in Her Underwear

What a way to start a marriage bride wearing boxers

Freak Accident at Soccer Match!

A sudden gust of wind pulls out the sign boards hitting a few players!

He Does What?

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You can really see everything on google maps


Beaten by a female, man gets second place

A Very Small Trophy


Speed Bump

I need one of these in front of my house.

The Telectroscope, London's window on New York

It looks like something from the Victorian era, and its name sounds like a device from 1950s science fiction. The Telectroscope is an extraordinary new device that allows people in London to see across the Atlantic. Positioned at a spot near Tower Bridge, it allows people to watch their counterparts in New York, peering through an identical scope near the Brooklyn Bridge.

It is the invention of Paul St George, a 53-year-old artist in based in London who - using broadband internet cable to transmit video images between the two venues at high speed - gives the impression that the two cities are connected via a telescope under the Atlantic sea. For £1 a go, people will be able to wave down a massive viewing pipe into the earth and see New Yorkers waving back.

Cold Hands

Two young lovers go up to the mountains for a romantic winter vacation.
When they get there, the guy goes out to chop some wood.
When he gets back, he says, "Honey, my hands are freezing!"
She says, "Well, put them here between my thighs and that will warm them up."
After lunch he goes back out to chop some more wood and comes back and says again,
"Man! my hands are really freezing!"
She says again, "Well, put them here between my thighs and warm them up."
He does, and again that warms him up.
After dinner, he goes out one more time to chop some wood to get them through the night.
When he returns, he says again, "Honey, my hands are really, really freezing!"
She looks at him and says, "For crying out loud, don't your ears ever get cold?"

Noodle-eating man being sought

A Taiwanese man eating noodles while riding a motorbike.
The rider is seen to take out a pair of chopsticks before tucking in as he rides along the road.
The man is heard shouting at the camera: "These noodles smells really good, but I am riding the motorbike, what should I do? Whatever!"

The video clip has become a big hit on forums in Taiwan.
Police say according to an analysis of the clip the incident could have taken place around Yuanlin or Zhanghua town. Miao Renwei, head of traffic police in Zhanghua town says if the location is confirmed they'll search for the man, who faces a hefty fine.

Small Bits of News

Car thieves trapped by pigs
A pair of teenage German car thieves ended up calling police for help after they were cornered by a herd of wild boar.
Dieter Meier and Reiner Klose, both 18, had abandoned a stolen car and run into thick forests after being chased by cops in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region.
They managed to lose the officers and planned to wait until the next morning but were charged at by a herd of wild boar.
They climbed up a tree but the animals would not go away and eventually they had to call police. They were immediately arrested and charged with theft.
A police spokesman said: "They were petrified by the boar. They decided arrest was better than the pigs."
Father learns kids don't inflate
Phnom Penh - A Cambodian father and mechanic learned the hard way not to inflate children when he inserted an air hose designed to fill car tires into his 5-year-old son's anus and blew him up. Try Sienghym was "playing" with his son Sok Sambo when the incident took place. The child's stomach became distended and his concerned mother rushed him to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery."The father very much regrets playing like this now," the paper quoted a family member as saying.
Police were not expected to take action against the father, blaming the incident on pure stupidity, against which there is currently no law.
Judge orders teenage drug user to write essay
A JUDGE has ordered a teenager caught with ecstasy to write a 2000-word essay on the dangers of using drugs.
Nicholas Benjamin Siiankoski, 18, today pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court in Brisbane to possessing a dangerous drug. He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service.
However, in a bid to hammer home the potential dangers of drugs, Justice George Fryberg also ordered the teenager write a researched essay on the effects of cannabis and ecstasy.
The teenager was today given three months to write an essay on the topic: "The harmful effects of using cannabis and ecstasy.''
Temple underwear ruling
Nearly 200 staff at a Hindu temple in southern India have won the right to wear underwear to work. The human rights commission in Kerala state has ordered Sabarimala temple to withdraw a dress code that barred staff from wearing underwear. The dress code was imposed 10 years ago after several cases of theft.
Cash and jewelry - It also receives a huge amount of donations in the form of cash and gold, silver and diamond jewelry.
The state human rights decision followed after an anonymous complaint about the issue.
The staff working in the strong room of the temple, where the cash and jewelry are kept, are not allowed to wear anything except a sarong-like lower garment called "mundu".
Last year, the temple received cash and gifts worth $18.7million.
Once a thief always a thief
Thief paid £3,000 to leave UK back next day
A prolific thief who was paid £3,000 by the Government to leave Britain returned the next day to continue stealing, a court has heard. Hakim Benmakhlouf, 26, who is Algerian, preyed on tourists and guests at five-star hotels and restaurants, stealing cash, passports and designer handbags. Benmakhlouf, who dressed from head to toe in designer clothes, was caught and convicted, then offered £3,000 under a "voluntary repatriation" scheme.
He took the money and left Britain but returned by Eurostar from Paris the next day to continue his lucrative crime spree, Southwark Crown Court heard. One investigating officer described Benmakhlouf as the "best thief I have ever seen". Sentencing, Judge John Price jailed him for three years and recommended that he be deported as soon as he has served his term.
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Sweet Tooth Robbers
The bad guys got the goodies. Police in Pittsburgh are looking for the perps in a truffles stick-up.
According to investigators, two men walked into the Betsy Ann Chocolates shop downtown yesterday afternoon.
Police say they acted as if they had guns and robbed the candy store of $125 and a $40 box of fine chocolate truffles.
The candy crooks also took the store clerk's wallet, but gave it back because it didn't have any money.