April 28th, 2006

RahXephon Cat

We get news! Uh huh huh!

A German court rules that streakers at sporting events are liable for damages. These damages, naturally, are fines by the sports' controlling offices for indecency. So the clubs who have to pay those fines can extract the money from the streakers. What do the streakers say about it? "If they didn't want people streaking, they'd have better security." Uh, no.

Man drives a potato chip truck into a state police barracks. He did this intentionally because he hates the police. Well, now the police hate him too. What the police like, though, is clear evidence that the suspect they've killed posed a serious death threat. And you don't get better proof than an officer's bullet going right down the barrel of the suspect's gun.

A dog starts a house fire. But while dogs are destroying things, this cat saved a boy from a diabetic seizure by waking him up. You can guess which pet I prefer. ^_^

Thieves steal a head and leave behind the jewelry. Fortunately, the woman was already dead. Amateur horror filmmakers?

A driver who has a heart attack is saved by a defibrillator salesman and two passing nurses. That's a gag right out of the pages of a comedy like Cromartie High School. "Does anyone have an automatic defibrillator?" "Yeah, I've got one right here!"

A trucker is arrested for stealing a truck with $500,000 worth of beef. Had he been smart, he'd have held out for the one with $750,000 or the one with the cool million. He made a bad deal.

When this Florida man said "Lightning has just struck my brain," he wasn't talking about an idea. Um... ouch!

A couple steals a TV, but didn't think to steal a car big enough to transport it. Of course, the car someone else stole had a pig in the back seat. As thieves, these people just can't win.

Hungry, hungry Hungarians steal 150 plum trees. Guess someone was plum-hungry. Maybe some thieves DO get away with it, although I can't imagine where they'd hide the loot.

A woman buys a house and finds a grenade in the backyard. I'm glad I don't have a backyard.

Two brothers have been passing the same birthday card back and forth for over 40 years. There's an enterprising solution to a difficult problem! Now, to find a reasonable way to recycle the presents as well...
Moa: The King of Destruction

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Today's Bridge: The entire rubber revolved around a 3NT hand that I shouldn't have been able to make, but I did. That made up for Dan knowing that I was bidding a convention and still bidding 2NT-3C-5C. He's lucky we each had three clubs, and I had enough power to only be off four.

Today's Work: I solved that little problem I had yesterday. That was about it for ongoing efforts. I showed our tech writer some of the ins and outs of the system.

Today's Plans for the Future: I've got an appointment to take my car in for service on Thursday, which may be cheaper and easier if sakanagai can give me a ride to work. The U-Haul is scheduled for Sunday, and I'll make some calls tomorrow to see if I can have the utilities switched to the new address on or near that date. I'll also contact the post office early in the day to see what it will take to get a key to our mailbox... the realtor never showed up to install the cabinet doors or called to arrange it. Another call I may make tomorrow, just to see. We'll be hitting some shops tomorrow to look for affordable window coverings, bar stools, trash cans, and other commodities for the new place.

It also appears that Mom called while I was in the shower, and I only just found out when the answering machine randomly beeped at me. Oops. Sorry about that, Mom. I'll try to call you tomorrow as soon as it's not too early. And now I have to dial in to post the entry. Grrr. Check that. Not even a dial tone! GRAAAAAAH! It had better be fixed soon, or my move will not go smoothly. And it's back. Up and down, I tell you.