Friday, August 8, 2008

Anyone up for the Challenge

Mount Huashan, one of China's Five Holy Mountains.
The trail was composed almost entire of stone steps, steps that led up for two miles into the sky. At several points, the steps were no more than carvings into the mountainside. Luckily, who ever built this trail thought to include chains bolted into the rock. As you might imagine, this made climbing the carved steps possible.

It's Finally Friday


Olympic Online Coverage has Insane Demand

The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games kick off on August 8th, and the Web will be an important destination for sport lovers who want to be able to watch all of the action from their favorite events online.

Assorted Images

Meet My Mechanic.
Do You Think My Husband Will Notice?
"Oh! My Balls"
Got Taken Down By A Female Cop.
You're not so tough after all are you.
Caption This......

That's Just Crazy

88 on 8/8/08
Darrell Grinnell's favorite card game is 500, but this year it might as well be Crazy Eights. Grinnell will celebrate his 88th birthday Friday, on 8/8/08. "We've never really celebrated my birthday before," he said. "We get each other cards and eat out sometimes, but nothing really grand or spectacular." This birthday, however, really does call for a celebration. Darrell has undergone a series of three spinal surgeries in the past year. "Other than that, my health's been pretty good," said the octogenarian, who still dabbles in woodworking. "I've had health problems, but I feel good." He and his wife, Jean, who turned 88 in June, will mark the milestone with a gathering of family and friends. If they track down the whole family, the gathering will be a big one.
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Artist at Work - NSFW

Very Funny Prank

Small Bits of News You Didn’t Know you Needed

Police Raid Mayor's Home, Seize Drugs, Kill His Dogs
A small town mayor whose house was raided and dogs were killed by police appears to be an innocent victim of a drug smuggling scheme, authorities said.
Police kicked in the door and stormed the home of the mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, shooting two black Labradors and seizing an unopened package with 32 pounds of marijuana inside. But the drugs evidently did not belong to him or his wife.
Police say Cheye Calvo and his wife appeared to be victims of a plan by two men to smuggle millions of dollars worth of marijuana by having it delivered to about a half-dozen unsuspecting recipients.
The two men under arrest include a FedEx package deliveryman; investigators said the deliveryman would drop off a package outside a home, and the other man would come by a short time later and pick it up.
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26 Texas Cheerleaders Squeeze Into Elevator
Pyramids of Texan cheerleaders might be impressive, but University of Texas security wasn’t amused by a cube of 26 teens that squeezed into, and stalled, a campus elevator Tuesday night.
The group of 14- to 17-year-olds was inspired to test an elevator’s maximum capacity while attending cheerleading camp at the university, The Dallas Morning News reported. When the elevator stalled en route from the fourth to the first floor, several girls panicked.
The girls "managed to wiggle a few cell phones free to call for help," the paper reported. Police and fire crew responded, but it took an elevator repairman 25 minutes to extricate the squad.
One of the girls fainted and two others were treated at the scene.
"It's actually dangerous, there are signs everywhere: No more than 15 people or 3,000 pounds."
Grandma Arrested for Driving With 3-Year-Old on Roof for Fun
Authorities say a grandmother was arrested for driving around the parking lot of a Marathon grocery store with her 3-year-old child sitting on the roof of the car.
Monroe County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Publix store Tuesday and arrested a 54-year-old woman after she was driving around with her three-year-old granddaughter on the roof of her car.
The grandmother was released from jail 15 hours later.
The woman said Thursday she would never let anything hurt her granddaughter. She says she was driving at "snail-speed" and holding the child's leg.
Authorities say the woman told police she was giving the child some air and letting her have fun.
She faces charges of child abuse. The child is back with her mother.
Woman kills boyfriend for drinking her beer
A West Side woman who allegedly stabbed her elderly boyfriend to death because he was drinking her beer was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Regina Williams, 55, of the 1000 block of North Waller Avenue appeared in Cook County Bond Court before Judge Israel Desierto, charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Willie Anderson, 77, of the 2200 block of West Monroe Street.
The two were sitting in Anderson's car outside his home when Williams became angry that he was drinking her beer, authorities said. They began to quarrel, and Williams allegedly pulled a knife she carried for protection and began stabbing Anderson. Anderson yelled for help, but Williams continued to stab him.
Afterwards, Williams got out of the car and called down the street to Anderson's nephew, saying, "You better come get your uncle—I just killed him."
To Serve, Protect and Demanding Free Java
Though many police departments officially frown on freebies, coffee houses and restaurants around the city and suburbs give the gratis, and the officers' bosses seem to look the other way.
But there's another unwritten rule: Cops can't demand the free stuff. And that's just what officials say Chicago Police Officer Barbara Nevers did, demanding free coffee and pastries from a half-dozen Starbucks stores over the years, until she was banned from one of the java joints and a memo was sent to other stores.
The 55-year-old veteran of more than a decade was suspended for 18 months and recommended for counseling after showing her gun and badge to intimidate employees into giving her free coffee,
Woman picks the wrong house to stop for directions
A woman who allegedly was driving while intoxicated in the Sturgis area picked the wrong house to stop at. Meade County Sheriff Ron Merwin said a 37-year-old woman got lost about 4 a.m. Tuesday and stopped at a home to get directions.
The house belongs to one of the sheriff's deputies. The female deputy believed that the woman was intoxicated and would not let her drive away. Merwin said that resulted in a wrestling match. The woman was jailed on charges of felony drunken driving and assaulting the deputy.
Blonde's noisy sex is not making for a good neighbor
She has made her neighbors’ lives a living hell for 2½ years — with her noisy BONKING.
Screaming Kerry Norris, 29, regularly keeps at it until 6am — her headboard banging her wall.
Shocked neighbor Michelle Tyrrell yesterday told JPs how her daughter aged four asked her: "Mummy — what does ‘f*** me’ mean’?"
Michelle — who also said Norris sunbathed naked in full view of workmen — said: "My daughter has nightmares because of what she heard."
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Surprise Birthday Present
A woman was left "absolutely distraught" after she excitedly opened a birthday present only to discover a dismembered pig’s head.
The box was delivered to Kim Teague days before her 50th birthday and was tied up with ribbons and a helium balloon.
But instead of a present it contained the head lying on a bed of tissue paper and the words: "Fat c***" written on the flaps of the box.
The message RIP was scrawled on the pig’s forehead.
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Nigerian advises against 86 wives
Nigerian Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, has advised other men not to follow his example and marry 86 women.
The former teacher and Muslim preacher, who lives with his wives and at least 170 children,
Firefighters fight blaze at own firehouse
Firefighters in Lacona in south-central Iowa have had to battle at blaze at their own headquarters. Fire Chief Brian Hoffman says a fire broke out at the building that houses the fire department, library, City Hall and a barbershop. There were no injuries.

Hoffman says the flames were contained to the east end of the building and no fire equipment was damaged. Damage estimates weren't immediately available. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.