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19 Oct 2011 11:07


U.S.: Owner of Ohio exotic wildlife preserve opens cages, commits suicide

  • It’s always been a fear of mine knowing (the preserve’s owner) had all those animals. I have kids.
  • Neighbor Danielle White • Discussing the bizarre incident involving an Ohio wildlife preserve, where numerous animals — lions, tigers and bears, plus more — had to be taken down in shoot-to-kill fashion after the owner opened up the cages housing numerous animals … then reportedly committed suicide, allowing the animals to run free throughout the area and creating a number of challenges for authorities. The preserve had been the subject of many complaints over the past decade. White, for example, once saw a lion escape. Most of the animals have been put down, but nearby schools had to close as a result of the bizarre incident. source

18 Jun 2011 10:53


Music: Lou Reed: Metallica collaboration “a marriage made in heaven”?

  • The record, not yet titled, features 10 songs composed by Reed with significant arrangement contributions by the band that suggest a raging union of his 1973 noir classic, Berlin, and Metallica’s ’86 crusher, Master of Puppets.
  • Rolling Stone writer David Fricke • Describing that bizarre Metallica-Lou Reed album the duo collaborated on. May we just say, could you pick two weirder albums to mash up? But that said, both Metallica and Reed seem uber-excited about the project, which is based around a bunch of songs Reed wrote for a German play. “A marriage made in heaven,” Reed said. “I knew it from the first day we played together: ‘Oh, man, this is perfection, right in front of me.’ ” It might be a bit before the project gets out, as neither Reed nor Metallica (who still are a multi-platinum-selling force) currently have a record deal. But then again, both are legendary enough that they probably have the money to start one. source

31 Oct 2010 11:05


Tech: Guy sticks USB ports in random NYC walls for some reason

Is that a random USB port sticking out of the wall, or are you just happy to see me? Careful, you can get STDs from these if you’re not careful. source

27 Sep 2010 20:27


Politics: Politics are weird: Democrat Earl Pomeroy big-ups Bush-era support

  • Here’s how weird the 2010 elections are. Despite George W. Bush’s unpopularity after his time in office, Democrat Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota is big-upping his Bush-era credentials. Elections are tough. We understand, man. source

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15 Sep 2010 01:48


Tech: Dell’s Streak: If you can’t beat the iPad, focus on doctors (?)

  • consumers The target audience of Apple’s iPad, which is super-popular and stuff with everybody. Doctors may use these at work.
  • doctors The apparent target audience of Dell’s 5-inch Streak, which dovetails nicely into the company’s huge health care business. source

30 Aug 2010 21:07


World: Not even MacGyver convinced by odd couple’s weird luggage

  • We don’t know yet if these two end up being bad guys or are just really strange people.
  • A U.S. official • Speaking about the detention of two people who had some really weird crap in their checked luggage on a flight from Chicago to Amsterdam. (They were detained by Dutch police after the end of the flight, by the way.) One dude had $7,000 in cash for no good reason. The other had a cell phone taped to a bottle of Pepto-Bismol (which isn’t a bomb, by the way), a bunch of cell phones taped together (also not a bomb) and a bunch of watches taped together (not a bomb, either). ABC News has reported that it appeared to be a dry run for a bombing attack, to check how secure the system was, but officials don’t know yet. Let’s hope they were just idiots who were holding a bottle of Pepto-Bismol for ransom. source

24 Aug 2010 10:26


Offbeat: Question of the day: Why are there slices of brains in these jars?

You want to click on the link. You know you do. It’s too tempting. Click it. Click … it. You want to know why these brains are in jars. Click it. source

13 Aug 2010 17:55