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News and an interview question answer

I didn't get to it last night, so I'll answer my latest interview thread question with today's news post. rhi_chan asks "Is your name really Matt?" Yes. Yes, it is. In fact, everything on my profile page (what little there is... my God, I'm a boring person) is 100% true. I see no reason to hide my online identity or pretend to be someone I'm not. I should probably spice up my description at some point, but I take these things one tiny step at a time. Wait, she's also asked a followup question: "Will you crush my curiousity on having to know things that are none of my god damn business?" In light of that, let me revise my previous answer as follows. *ahem* YES, MY NAME REALLY IS MATT, YOU INSENSITIVE CLOD! HOW COULD YOU DARE DELVE INTO MY PERSONAL LIFE! YOU'VE DEFILED ME AND EVERYTHING I BELIEVED IN! I TRUSTED YOU! NOW YOU'VE BLOWN MY SECRET WIDE OPEN, AND I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO BE HAPPY AGAIN! I HOPE THAT SATISFIES YOU, YOU... INGRATE! Have I successfully scared the curiosity out of you? Didn't think so. Oh well. Really, if I didn't want to answer the question, I wouldn't. And if my real name were none of your business, I wouldn't have posted it in my info. ^_^

And now, on with the news.

The man was an American hero. He served in the Middle East, only to come home and die in a car accident. Then the message in a bottle he threw into a lake 11 years ago resurfaced. Its poignant words for the ages: "My name is Josh Baker. I am 10. If you find this put it on the news. The date is 4/16/95." The world will be forever changed by this revelation.

A child welfare worker leads a police chase on a motorcycle at 142 m.p.h. So here's the question: If a protector of child welfare ends up in jail for speeding, that prevents him from doing his work. So is that child endangerment?

A jewelry shop is busted for doing unlicensed, unsanitary dental work. And would you really go to a jewelry shop for fillings, even gold ones? Really really?

Not just the Big Ears Bandit, but the Enormous Ears Bandit. My brother's restaurant got robbed at gunpoint last night, and the police held him for three hours suspecting that he was involved. From the barrel end of the gun. I just thought I'd pass the word along. Yes, this is the same brother who had to fight a ticket for having out-of-state plates in Maryland. The police just don't like the kid.

A Florida man uses his pickup to move a trash fire away from a house. Now there's material for a commercial.

A clerk who peed in a bottle of Mountain Dew gets house arrest in lieu of a felony conviction. And it was poured ceremonially onto Strong Bad's computer.

Singapore has done it again. They've created a certification course for "restroom specialists" and raised their monthly wages. It's the first step toward the revolution when the man who changes the bog rolls is ranked higher than the technicians.

A woman, practicing for her driving test the next day, drives a taxi into a canal. Sometimes, practice makes perfect. Other times, it brings Darwin to your doorstep. Either way, you're better off.

Fat male flasher alert.

Speaking of flashers, this bartender called in a bomb squad to investigate the flashing light of a beer ad. This is the second time this week the bomb squad's had to defuse beer. They must really be enjoying their jobs. (Actually, they didn't get to visit this scene. They had to quietly sip their Pabst back at headquarters with the Rexburg police department.)

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chaeri
Jun. 23rd, 2006 04:11 pm (UTC)
yes, this is the same brother who had to fight a ticket for having out-of-state plates in Maryland.

on behalf of my state i apologize. and since when are out of state plates illegal here?
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
Exactly. He wasn't in violation of any laws and got a ticket anyway. I don't remember how that was resolved... there was a major issue with him being able to afford to drive to the courthouse out of state to fight it.
chaeri
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
:-/

yet another example of a cop abusing power.
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
Well, the FULL story is that he has NJ plates, and New Jersey recently stopped issuing new license plate stickers with registration renewals. Every cop in the state knows that having an out of date sticker isn't an indicator of anything, and every cop in the country knows (or should know) that it's the registration card that really matters. My brother had stopped because a bucket got lodged under his car, and the cop stopped to see what was wrong. Then he noticed the out of date sticker, and despite my brother's explanation and the valid, current registration card, he still wrote the ticket for having an expired sticker. Several organizations have been fighting it, but I don't remember how it ended up.
chaeri
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
wow. he wouldn't believe the current registration card? dumbass. probably why he's a cop.
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
He believed it... the ticket was because the sticker wasn't current.
angiepies
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:02 pm (UTC)
I feel so deceived. All this time, and I thought your name was Matt.
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:31 pm (UTC)
You're still being deceived, because it is.
angiepies
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
Your brother? Really?

Once, my brother was walking down the street drinking a McDonald's milkshake. A squad car pulled over, grabbed him, and threw him into the back of the car. They said he fit the description of the guy who had just robbed the McDonalds. As if the guy would nonchalantly be walking down the street sipping on a milkshake.
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
Actually, I'm surprised you can add that last sentence if you've been paying attention to my news posts. Criminals DO nonchalantly walk down the street with their loot.
angiepies
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC)
But he wasn't wearing a cowboy costume, or a chicken suit, or anything.
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Those are just the REALLY dumb ones. Besides, I think it's rather hard to be nonchalant while wearing a chicken suit.
lurkerdrome
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
Case in point:
nidoking
Jun. 23rd, 2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
That doesn't look like the pictures of you I've seen, unless my bad memory for faces is working against me again.
lurkerdrome
Jun. 23rd, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
That would be because the only picture of me you have EVER seen was



in which I have the SIDEBURNS FROM HELL unmolested and most of my face is hidden by the headband and sunglasses. :P
nidoking
Jun. 24th, 2006 12:24 am (UTC)
Re: Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
I suspected as much. The new picture is from a strange angle, and the lighting makes your hair invisible. The first time I looked at it, the top of your head made it look like a chin. You know how, when you look at someone's head upside down, the chin looks almost like a nose? I thought you'd pasted a face on an upside down chin.

Still, not sure I'd call that picture brutal honesty. It's just not a very flattering picture.
lurkerdrome
Jun. 24th, 2006 01:05 am (UTC)
Re: Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
.................

You need therapy.
nidoking
Jun. 24th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: Brutal honesty online is not always the wisest idea.
On closer inspection, I can see the hair on this screen. It must have been the work computer that has bad contrast. Still not the best angle.
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