Archive for September, 2007

Ninja girls rob gas station

September 26th, 2007 by frankie23

This weekend in Richland Township, Pennsylvania, 2 women dressed as ninjas held up a gas station by pointing a samurai sword at the clerk. Early Saturday morning, the suspects bound the female clerk with duct tape while held at swordpoint, and put her in a restroom. The security tape shows one of the women stealing cash from the register, then finding the key to a bottom safe and cleaning out the rolled coins. The ninja then attempted to open the top safe but, after failing that, the two girls then filled their bag with scratch-n-wins and cigarettes.

It’s really surprising to me that Pennsylvania has such a ninja problem, as less than three percent of the population is of asian decent. Obviously it’s not exactly necessary to be asian to be a ninja, but it’s certainly more common. As things stand though, these were very poor ninjas, getting caught on camera, operating in the daylight, and failing to get into the primary safe are all big mistakes. Hopefully their sensei sees this on the news and chastizes the errant students.

Ninja Girls Rob Gas Station [LiveLeak, via The Bougieman]

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Arr, me lads!

September 19th, 2007 by frankie23

In honour of International Talk Like A Pirate Day, and as an educational tool, we’re happy to present to you, courtesy of the Taolodge, a Lohn John Silver soundboard, consisting of clips from the 1958 Disney version of Treasure Island, a pirate classic no matter who you are. Arr!

Long John Silver Soundboard [Taoloadge]

Signs of the Second Coming. Again.

September 11th, 2007 by frankie23

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Discovered a prophecy masking-taped onto a pole at my local Skytrain station, this missive from the masses was placed to get as much attention as possible, right next to the up escalator. I didn’t really have time to read it then, so I quickly snapped a few pics for later reference. The text of it is fascinating, really; for those who can’t be bothered, or the sight-impaired, it reads, spelling not corrected:

ATTENTION PEOPLE’S!!!!!
Today look-up toward the night-sky, at 9:30 PM – 1 PM to night. You will see the GUARDIAN’S that was prophesied in the Bible, they are extraterrestrials!!! There formation look like this
(see image above)
The dotes are the ships!!! They are not stars. The lights will cause no refraction and sit much lower than satelites!!!
This is no joke. Also
The Aldebaran; a giant sun. They key star of Taurus constellation; To-view-look toward North East at Pre-dawn 5 – 6:00 AM. Last time seen was thousands of years-ago.
It is bighter than the moon as prophesied in the Bible!!!!!
MAJOR DESTRUCTION!!! This is part of the “SIX SEALS”

Now, really, I know it sounds obvious, but there’s a couple of things wrong with all this. First off, if Taurus is in the sky, Aldebaran is visible; it’s one of the brightest stars in the sky, period. Now, brighter than the moon is an interesting statement, but really, the moon isn’t so much bright as large; is the suggestion that the star will increase in visual size? As for the rest of it, there’s really no reference to “Guardians” in the bible that can be drawn from such a generic statement. However, all this being said, I’ll be loking to the night skies tonight, trying to look for the patterns. Being the anniversary of 9/11, it’d be so damn appropriate for the space overlords to come down and kick our asses, dontcha think?

Dismembered again

September 6th, 2007 by frankie23

Once upon a time, the Panhandle city of Vernon was a national laughingstock. Its people were ridiculed as bumpkins and cranks, freaks willing to shoot off their own hands. Then things changed. Time and hard work helped bury the past, and now Vernon has reclaimed some of its dignity. If only that were the end of the story.

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And thus is the bizarre, heartbreaking story of Nubtown, Florida instroduced. Properly called Vernon, named after Geroge Washington’s Virginia home, Mt. Vernon, the city earned the name Nubville when, during the 50’s, there was a rash of suspicious amputations and limb-losses, so much so that insurance agencies started to refuse to offer policies to the residents. Those days are past, but the nickname lingers while the current occupants have tried to rebuild their town’s fallen image. The article is a moving tribute to some good people who’ve worked a long time to bring their town back, and who may lose it again, this time forever.

Dismembered Again [St. Petersburg Times]

Giant Isopod (Great Big Bug)

September 6th, 2007 by frankie23

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Woweee. After seeing this big fucker, I’m never, eeeever stepping on a pillbug again, in fear that their giant brethren will scuttle up from the sea and strike me dead. Like, seriously, that’s creepy. Reminds me of this nightmare I had as a child, of giant armoured creatures clawing at the blinds of my bedroom. Ick.

Deep-Sea Giant Isopod from Coda’s Flickrstream, via bioephemera

Baby Vs. Cobra

September 6th, 2007 by frankie23

Oh, sweet baby zombie Jesus, this is hilarious. A young infant, not even capable of walking, goes head to head with a defanged cobra. I don’t know who I feel more sorry for, the child or the snake. The look of confusion on the baby’s face as the cobra whacks it for grabbing it’s tail is truly the stuff from which comedy is birthed, in all it’s sticky joy.

YouTube, via Inoshiro