Friday, March 30, 2012
Shoppers in a Cork city suburb got a bit of a surprise yesterday when an elephant decided to wander around a retail carpark before charging up to a traffic junction.via
Gardaí were called to the Blackpool area after the animal broke free from a nearby circus.
The circus is currently situated at the site of the old Sunbeam factory, which is just three minutes away.
The Indian elephant appeared to be in quite belligerent form, refusing to be led by his keeper.
Despite the efforts of the two circus employees, the elephant made another dash for freedom, running towards the nearby Blackpool Shopping Centre.
The runaway was eventually stopped at the traffic lights and escorted back to the circus.
I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite...and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!via
George, the two-year-old Basset Hound, had knocked the phone to the floor and got entangled in the wire — winding it round his neck.via
And he panicked so much he incredibly managed to ring 999 as he pawed at the phone trying to free himself.
The emergency operator alerted police who dashed to the empty home of driving instructor Steve Brown and his daughter Lydia, 18 on Saturday night.
They were preparing to smash down the door when a family friend from a nearby house ran out with a key to let them in.
Four officers sprinted through the house in South Hiendley, West Yorkshire, searching the rooms.
And then neighbour Paul Walker walked into the living room and found terrified George choking — with the phone lead wound tightly round his neck.
Paul, 41, ripped the phone apart to wrench the wire from George's throat.
Total Recall is an action thriller about reality and memory, inspired anew by the famous short story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he’s got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) whom he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life – real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston) – there is no one Quaid can trust, except possibly a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) working for the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy). The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. The film is directed by Len Wiseman. The screenplay is by Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback and the screen story is by Ronald Shusett & Dan O'Bannon and Jon Povill. The producers are Neal H. Moritz and Toby Jaffe.And a teaser trailer has just been released:
It works like this: you authorize the app to work with your Twitter account, choose your feeds, pay for the service, and you are then mailed four toilet paper rolls of a Twitter feed. Shitter has the tagline, "Social media has never been so disposable."
According to one witness, the pilot emerged from the restroom mentioning a bomb and shouting "Iraq, al-Qaida, terrorism, we're all going down." He then reportedly approached the cockpit and began repeatedly banging on the door asking for the code which had apparently been changed to prevent his reentry.TDW
He was allegedly subdued by multiple passengers prior to landing.
"I'm doing that (posing nude) because I need to feed my kids. I need to pay the bills. And I'm still very cognizant of the repercussions of my choices."TMZ
Derrill Rockwell told police he grabbed his rifle, the .22-caliber he kept handy to kill rodents around the house, about 5 a.m. Oct. 5 and walked outside to confront it.The Daily Sentinel | via
Possibly, he told police, the same fowl he suspected of harassing his cats recently around his home near Orchard Mesa Cemetery.
It was red, sitting at the top of a hill about 90 feet away from Rockwell.
"His intent was to spook it away," Deputy District Attorney Jason Conley told District Judge Richard Gurley on Friday.
Rockwell shot once but said he didn’t see the bird fly away. Soon after, he heard a woman’s voice, moaning in pain. Rockwell discovered a 23-year-old woman, with a large red mohawk, with a gunshot wound to the head.
"If you're not wearing women's clothes, you shouldn't be using women's shampoo either. Here it is. A real man's shampoo. Biomen. Real men use Biomen."According to website Kehaber.org, despite massive protest from the Jewish community in Turkey, the ad is still airing.
Hours before an appointment on Monday for the labor office to check on his health, the 56-year-old man held his left leg against an electric saw in his home workshop and severed his foot just above the ankle, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported.via
Bleeding profusely, the man from the province of Styria then threw the foot into an oven, hobbled to his garage and called an ambulance. An emergency operation was unable to reattach the foot, ORF said.
"We're using 'enemy' in the same loose way that Facebook uses 'friends,'" Mr. Terry explained. "It really just means something you have an issue with."The Chronicle of Higher Education
"It's social-media blasphemy, in that we're suggesting that you share differences you have with people and share things that you don't like instead of what you do like," he told me last week. "I think social media needs some disruption. It needs its shot of Johnny Rotten."
Who was Mr. Terry so eager to diss? "One of the first things I put was the band Journey," he said of his enemy list, "just because they annoy me, and I thought it was funny." He has also enemied Deepak Chopra and the color red.
"We don't want to jump to conclusions. But I want to assure the public that we will look carefully at what took place in the video and get a clear picture about what happened," said police spokesman Sgt. Jon Holsten, who also runs Internal Affairs. "The chief has ordered a review of the video and asked us to get to the bottom of it."Coloradoan / Realm
Holsten said officers investigating the video are still trying to determine when the video was shot, the identity of the man involved, and what happened before and after the video was shot. He said police have received no formal complaints about the incident.
Titled Dirty White Boy, the film focuses on the offbeat friendship between the Wu-Tang Clan co-founder and Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1 production assistant who through a lot of hustle (and the occasional lie) talked his way into becoming the rapper’s manager when Jones was serving a three-year stint in prison in the early 2000s.Entertainment Weekly | via
Despite Weisfeld’s inexperience, and having a client whose talent was undermined by addiction and mental illness, the novice manager engineered an unlikely comeback — only to have it cut short by the star’s fatal drug overdose in 2004 at age 35.