From “The Neighbors”
There are no ifs or ands to the photos taken by New York City artist Arne Svenson but there’s at least one but — butt, more properly — and its owner is displeased at being so immortalized.
The Associated Press reports that Svenson snapped the images of residents of a glass-walled luxury apartment building across the street from his own through (one hopes) a rear window. The artist was careful to obscure the subjects’ faces, or avoid showing them altogether.
For most cell phone users, “pocket dialing” — activating one of the phone’s pre-programmed hot keys with your gluteus maximus — is more of a nuisance than anything else. But for a couple of druggies/car thieves in California, an unintended seat-of-the-pants phone call was a one-way ticket to the slammer.
‘Here, Xoloitzcuintli, Xoloitzcuintli”
Paging Mister Mxyzptlk: We have your dog.
From the “you just can’t make these things up” department. Who but government could come up with an idea like this? The Washington Post reports that the District of Columbia’s health department, which oversees pet licensing, sent out a letter to pet owners on Wednesday explaining changes in its system.
You’ve heard the expression “the honeymoon is over.” For recent newlywed Mohammed Ahmed, the honeymoon was over before it started. The Daily Mail reports that the 21-year-old Illinois man was arrested for soliciting a prostitute while on his honeymoon with his new wife in Florida.
Ahmed was among 92 people nabbed in a prostitution sweep conducted by Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The alleged john answered an online ad, on website Backpage.com, which, to his horror, turned out to be planted by an undercover deputy as part of the four-day operation.
What would you do if you had a burning urge (pun intended) to quit smoking? Although it’s pretty far down on the list of remedies for most people, one course of action would be to have yourself thrown in the slammer, where you would be denied access to cigarettes.
As for the question of how you go about getting yourself arrested, the solution for 31-year-old Etta Mae Lopez of Sacramento was to wait outside the County sheriff’s department for a police officer to emerge, then, when one did, to come upside his head.
In one of the most bizarre fetishes to come along, male viewers got their jollies watching a barely clothed, morbidly obese Ohio mother eat junk food.
The web cam business didn’t make 46-year-old Donna Simpson rich — she reports earning only around $12,000 a year.
What’s in a name? The answer depends on a number of factors including who’s asking and who or what is being named. In 2011, a New Jersey couple lost custody of their three children, all of they had named after prominent Nazis, including Adolf Hitler.
The incident touched off an emotionally charged debate over the government’s right to intervene in cases where a child’s wellbeing is judged to have been compromised through the act of naming.
It seems that for Obama, some things are just more important than others.
During a press conference at the White House on Tuesday, the president said he was “not familiar” with reports that Benghazi whistle-blowers have been threatened by unnamed administration officials, the Weekly Standard reported. At the end of the press conference, however, the president ran back to the podium to praise Jason Collins, the NBA player who recently announced that he is gay, Jim Hoft said at the Gateway Pundit.
Remember the prison inmates who sued manufacturers of beer, wine, and spirits, claiming that “demon rum” was responsible for their criminal actions? Now a police officer fired for DUI has come up with even more hilarious grounds for a lawsuit. Opposing Views writes:
Former Oregon police officer Jason Servo, who was fired for drunk driving in an unmarked police car while off-duty, is suing the city of Gresham asserting that his alcoholism is a disability recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continue reading
Whether or not you believe that instituting background checks on prospective gun owners will cut down on gun violence, you’ll probably find a similar requirement on owners of specific dog breeds to be perhaps a bridge too far.