Ok, this is pretty funny. It’s a short film by Audi’s marketing department showing you what kind of people drive the competition…
Isn’t this supposed to be a scene in Tommy Boy?
Thinking the animal was dead, he decided to take the animal home to cut off its tail as a souvenir, Dale Grandstaff of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency told the paper.
“The tails are real bushy and pretty and thick this time of year,” Grandstaff said.
Instead, the driver flipped his GMC Jimmy trying to keep the fox — that had awoken in the backseat — from biting him, Grandstaff told the paper.
You learn something everyday:
Yet the U.S. still imposes a tax on imported shoes that can reach as high as 67%, a legacy (believe it or not) of the Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930.
I have an acquaintance who is always posting Facebook status messages calling for repeal of the shoe tax. I just figured it was some in-joke I wasn’t aware of, but there really is one! Crazy…
…is brought to us by the great state of Indiana, where some nutsack has been convicted in court of trying to force his kids to stab their cat, so they could “learn to kill”. Unsurprisingly:
Collins said he was intoxicated at the time
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So I’m skimming headlines on Obama’s potential VP pick and see this:
As the suspense built, a new name — Texas Democratic Rep. Chet Edwards — entered into the buzz of short-listers who could become Obama’s running mate.
John Edwards? Nope, he’s out of the game so we’re down to the lesser-known
Chad Vader Chet Edwards…
Not much good comes out of Falls Church … actually plenty good comes out of Falls Church, but I like saying that. Anyhoo, turns out that FC council member Dan Sze somehow got himself an FCX Clarity, Honda’s limited-release fuel cell car, and then got himself pulled for speeding over at Haines Point (link via Fark). The park police officer was apparently going to release Sze, since afterall he’s a virtuous fuel cell car driver, but Sze decided it was worth paying for the publicity stunt value of the ticket. Promise I’ll update if I find the story repeated in a bigger pub than “some guy”.
One way to achieve minor fame in 2008 – do something spectacularly dumb in front of a camera! Like some dutch guy who accomplished this:
With at least half a dozen automotive news sites carrying the report, I can only guess he’s taking a discreet vacation in a country that doesn’t use Latin letters, though I believe “lulz!” is the same in any language…
Just what it sounds like – a blog dedicated to poorly done (by professionals) ugly, inappropriate or just plain horrendous cakes.
You’ve gotta love the dead clown head under glass, but what made me lolz the most was that after the weird baby-shaped cake – for a baby shower, of course – I was thinking “what would really be awful would be a cake shaped like a woman giving birth!” Sure enough, a couple posts later there it was…
I’m going to [try to] start a new category for easy and/or cost-effective and sensible ways to “go green” at home. Eventually, whenever I get it done, I’ll post about my rain-gutter irrigation system. For now, though, I can’t imagine a better way to start off than with miniature cows (link via Andrew Sullivan). They give a gallon of milk a day and mow the lawn for you! And unlike the goats Vicky‘s family once owned, they do all this without eating half the rest of the town, your fingernails, and head-butting holes in the walls.
Seriously though, I’m going to be carefully checking the HOA bylaws…