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Ranman
27-12-2007, 10:19 AM
Yet another Today's thread. Post your serious, funny, sad, happy news stories. This one makes me shiver. Tiger Attack!

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-12/27/content_7319266.htm

runangl
27-12-2007, 03:09 PM
For all you football fans out there:

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSN2635269520071226?feedType=RSS&feedName=oddlyEnoughNews

(geez, could that be long enough? hahah)

hasselbrad
27-12-2007, 03:10 PM
Benazir Bhutto assassinated. (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/28/world/asia/28bhuttocnd.html?hp)
Just what the region needs.

runangl
27-12-2007, 03:26 PM
On another note, the PM of Japan decides he should protect his reputation by doing some actual work, post UFO debate.

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSN2125757420071221

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7160993.stm

hasselbrad
27-12-2007, 08:35 PM
On the lighter side...Mischa Barton does her best Li-Lo impersonation. (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jniaXV7K6WmZnkBZzHuVsMDwwN4gD8TQ12880)

Kelsey
27-12-2007, 08:45 PM
The tiger attack is all over our newspapers here in SF. Apparently, they found all sorts of foreign objects in the tiger's pen, leading to the belief that the guy was egging the tiger on. It's still a wild animal, dumbass.

The Bhutto assasination is going to suck major...

Ranman
27-12-2007, 08:49 PM
Speaking of worthy news......you ever name that horse?

Leonie
27-12-2007, 08:56 PM
On the lighter side...Mischa Barton does her best Li-Lo impersonation. (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jniaXV7K6WmZnkBZzHuVsMDwwN4gD8TQ12880)

You've beaten me to it.

All I can do is snicker. Hee. Silly Hollywood girls.

hasselbrad
27-12-2007, 08:58 PM
You've beaten me to it.

All I can do is snicker. Hee. Silly Hollywood girls.

I'm old...but I'm quick.
:p

Katielondon
27-12-2007, 11:22 PM
On the lighter side...Mischa Barton does her best Li-Lo impersonation. (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jniaXV7K6WmZnkBZzHuVsMDwwN4gD8TQ12880)

aw no poor Mischa:(

Leonie
28-12-2007, 06:10 AM
Please tell me you're joking?

runangl
28-12-2007, 06:17 AM
It doesn't seem like she is... =P

Leonie
28-12-2007, 07:31 AM
I know, that's what scares me.

What's poor about someone drinking and driving and getting caught, also carrying illegal drugs? Mind you, I don't give a crap about people doing marihuana, still Dutch and all, but if it's illegal and you get caught with it, you're an idiot. Simple.

hasselbrad
28-12-2007, 01:03 PM
If I know one thing about Katie...she's probably joking.

michael22
29-12-2007, 06:21 PM
The death of Motherwell Fc's captain Phil O'donnell http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/m/motherwell/7164150.stm

While on the lighter side of football http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/7157432.stm
And
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/scot_prem/7162338.stm

Leonie
29-12-2007, 06:23 PM
Al-Qaeda denies Buttho killing... (http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22985267-2,00.html)

...on the grounds that they don't strike women. I'm counting the minutes till some raging feminist complains about how damn unfair that is. Or would they not?

Katielondon
29-12-2007, 11:22 PM
she has been stupid but i have an extreme soft spot for Mischa:$ , i could forgive her most things.

hasselbrad
02-01-2008, 08:12 PM
Hope for me yet. (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2007/dec/28/tampa-researchers-find-caffeine-eases-alzheimers-e/?news)
Coffee is medicine.

hasselbrad
03-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Apparently she's hit herself in the mouth with it. (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jan/03/71-year-old-blackjack-arrested-tampa-airport/?news-breaking&imw=Y)

And more news from the Sunshine State...

...oh dear. (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jan/03/me-goats-rape-death-prompt-bestiality-bill/)

hasselbrad
15-01-2008, 09:25 PM
Holy fucking shit! (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ifWS3u3R1QmqGxWhXQQ_5-HuQdVwD8U6HIMG1)

John Holmes, the United Nations undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, said he had received reports of genital mutilation.


If anyone knows about genital mutilation, it would be John Holmes.

hasselbrad
21-01-2008, 01:25 PM
Preparing for the inevitable. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22757427/)
You know your life is a fucking trainwreck when you obituary has already been written at 26.

hasselbrad
21-01-2008, 06:47 PM
Butt Naked Returns to Liberia to Confess (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gv1wKmUfSMnj6CefsegVT2ojp_2gD8UAC5C80)

I'm not making this up.

Ranman
22-01-2008, 09:10 PM
KO'ed and not by Batman
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080122/ap_en_mo/obit_ledger

Leonie
22-01-2008, 10:27 PM
I don't really get how it's funny to come up with some faux-pop culture reference when a guy has just been found dead.

Porcelain_Doll
24-01-2008, 12:25 AM
KO'ed and not by Batman
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080122/ap_en_mo/obit_ledger

omg! Heath Ledger's dead?? It's not like I was a huge fan; I wasn't even a fan; but it's really awful! He had a little girl! And nobody was expecting this, if it were Lindsey Lohan or the likes I wouldn't be surprised...few would. Aw, how sad :(

Harlequin
24-01-2008, 12:32 AM
omg! Heath Ledger's dead??

Tragic.

I was on The Soloist set when news broke.

Somber vibes. A few fans freaked out.

It should be interesting to see how the producers change the Batman campaign as a result. The last work of a great young artist.

hasselbrad
31-01-2008, 02:35 AM
Vending machines. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7212778.stm) For pot!
Randy's prayers have been answered.

hasselbrad
01-02-2008, 08:00 PM
Not just female suicide bombers...but female suicide bombers that have Down's Syndrome. (http://www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSYAT166741)
The Iraqi official quoted says "mentally retarded", but another report specifically mentioned Down's Syndrome and that one of the women was apparently known as the "crazy lady" by people who frequent the bazaar.

duckula
02-02-2008, 12:08 PM
Not just female suicide bombers...but female suicide bombers that have Down's Syndrome. (http://www.reuters.com/article/middleeastCrisis/idUSYAT166741)
The Iraqi official quoted says "mentally retarded", but another report specifically mentioned Down's Syndrome and that one of the women was apparently known as the "crazy lady" by people who frequent the bazaar.

http://www.nawcwpns.navy.mil/clmf/images/snakeye.JPG

Leonie
04-02-2008, 05:54 PM
Could this case (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/03/natalee.holloway.suspect/index.html?iref=newssearch) be any more confusing? Could I want to kick Joran van der Sloot in the shins any harder?

hasselbrad
04-02-2008, 07:02 PM
Could this case (http://edition.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/02/03/natalee.holloway.suspect/index.html?iref=newssearch) be any more confusing? Could I want to kick Joran van der Sloot in the shins any harder?

How fitting...a honky-assed white boy wearing G-Unit gear. I think his sentence should be walking up and down Crenshaw Blvd in South Central L.A. wearing that.

hasselbrad
13-02-2008, 12:53 PM
UNO!!!
A beagle has finally won the Westminster Dog Show. (http://www.verizon.net/newsroom/portals/newsroom.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=newsroom_portal_page__article&_article=606307)

Leonie
13-02-2008, 01:46 PM
This ehm... This was my local DIY store.

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4001/gammamc2.jpg

Started 20 minutes before closing time, and well and truly wrecked the place in about an hour. There's a garden center on the left side, which miraculously didn't also catch fire. The firies did a great job. The wall separating the two was designed to keep fire out, but apparently they're only supposed to last about an hour (and this went on all night). Lucky.

There are rumours that it may have been arson, since the fire started in the terpentine/paints isle. Thankfully the few customers that were there and the ten people at work there made it out safely.

There are some awfully good jokes going around too. "The fire brigade didn't want to come out first, since it was a DIY fire" made me laugh. The store also had a promotion on with the slogan "become our DIY champion." In Dutch, "DIY champion" translates to "klus kampioen." The Dutch word for putting out a fire is "blussen," so they're now looking for their very own "blus kampioen." Ahh, puns.

hasselbrad
13-02-2008, 02:40 PM
DIY places may burn well, but not as well as cardboard box warehouses. (http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/myfox/pages/News/Detail?contentId=5744360&version=15&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=3.2.1)
This thing was massive. 25,000 square foot facility, apparently full of cardboard. They said you could see it from over ten miles away.
8:

Leonie
13-02-2008, 10:46 PM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23211478-2,00.html

If this doesn't chip your heart a little bit, you don't have one.

Ranman
14-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Meat cleaver killer
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/15301687/detail.html
Left behind adult diapers, Only in America, try to beat that world.

Digital_Ice
14-02-2008, 10:39 PM
well the Writers Guild strike is over, and now the Screen Actors Guild is threatening to strike....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7244269.stm

using the old, threaten to strike just before the acadamy awards to try to get them to bow to your wishes method

Leonie
19-02-2008, 10:19 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7252109.stm

Cuba's ailing leader Fidel Castro has announced he will not return to the presidency, in a letter published by official Communist Party paper, Granma.

Am I the only who chuckled when reading that the official communist party paper sounds like "grandma?"

hasselbrad
20-02-2008, 08:54 PM
Moviegoers polled pick Juno to win Oscar. (http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN2037169820080220)
Hardly shocking, since more people saw it that No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood combined.

hasselbrad
22-02-2008, 12:44 PM
Not a headline, but I found this amusing in my Yahoo news.

Capello next links up with England's players for their friendly against France late next month. He is already speak English well enough to communicate with them, but hopes to be more fluent by the time they travel to Paris, even if some of the regional accents are proving impossible for him to understand.

It had an AFP stamp on it. I didn't link it because Yahoo takes things off rather quickly sometimes.

Ranman
01-03-2008, 09:56 AM
The good looking have rights

http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-us&fg=rss&vid=4ad46f04-187c-4e7e-b3c8-66d2043605d9&from=im_m_25-34

Ranman
01-03-2008, 12:35 PM
Prince Harry The War Hero

http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSL2968319120080301

Does anyone really think he did anything more than point and shout, " Drop the bombs over there"

Leonie
01-03-2008, 12:43 PM
Yes, I reckon he did. He seems to really detest the lazy life of a monarch (though perhaps not the clubbing advantages), and want to do something with his life, and be treated like a normal person.

I think it's a disgrace his cover was blown.

Ranman
01-03-2008, 12:51 PM
I think he's a future serial killer, I was looking for any news stories about mass killings or acts of cannibalism in Afghanistan to link it with,

michael22
01-03-2008, 10:55 PM
I think it is weird how much it seems to parody the story of Richard I.

Richard
07-03-2008, 04:54 AM
The last surviving WWI veteran. Having an avid interest in American History myself, this is incredible. He doesn't look too bad for someone who just turned 107.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/03/06/oldest.american.vet/

Porcelain_Doll
08-03-2008, 08:11 PM
Shooting at the Mercaz Harav Yeshiva (Talmud studies school) in Jerusalem. (http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1204546422275&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull)

This is like the combined shooting of a highschool and a church full of members on Easter:

the gunman fired round after round of ammunition into the library at the seminary, religious Zionism's flagship institution. About 80 students had gathered in the library to celebrate the Hebrew month of Adar II, which begins on Friday evening.The names of the victims of the shooting attack were released Friday morning.


They were identified as: Yohai Lifshitz, 18, from Jerusalem; Yonatan Yitzhak Eldar, 16, from Shilo; Yonadav Haim Hirschfeld, 19, from Kohav Hashahar, Neria Cohen, 15, also from the capital, Segev Peniel Avihail, 15, from Neve Daniel, Avraham David Moses, 16, from Efrat, Roee Roth, 18, from Elkana and Doron Meherete, 26, from Ashdod.


The funerals of all eight fatalities are due to take place at 10 a.m. Friday.I was watching the BBC with a friend when we heard "shooting" and "Jerusalem". These two words seem oddly out of place, I thought (or rather hoped) Jerusalem was considered too holy for this...I guess nothing's too holy for Hamas, as long as there's "death" and "Jews" in it.


For instance, taken from today's paper (http://www.observa.com.uy/Osecciones/internacionales/notav1.aspx?id=99944) (I know it's in Spanish, I just wanted to give proof that I wasn't making anything up): The Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza strip, qualified the shooting of "a heroic operation" but wouldn't answer to queries of their connection with it

My sister had been in Jerusalem the day before. My parents sent out messages to every relative we've got to see if everyone was ok. We were lucky, but those kids? They're calling this the bloodiest attack in Jerusalem since 2004.
And today I read an article on two Uruguayan doctors that are working at a hospital in Ashkelon, Hamas' favourite bomb target. They treat israelies and palestinians alike, 'cause the Gaza strip can't give their people (wounded by their own bombs, how ironic) proper medical care.
One said how his soldier son saw a bomber who was throwing granades with one hand while holding a baby in the other. They just had to stand there and watch him kill, they couldn't do anything while he was using the baby as a shield.
They have seen children carrying rockets, instead of the traditional (and less twisted) cars.

Meanwhile, Olmert said that despite the attack, he will still continue the peace negotiations with Mahmoud Abas, Palestine's "president". He's a fucking puppet, there's a civil war going on in his country and he's not even lifting a finger. As long as he doesn't shoot Hamas and his people in the head, this will go on forever. Oh, and apparently he "condemned the attack". How useful.

Leonie
08-03-2008, 09:39 PM
It's a difficult situation because there's no real right and wrong side. It's action and re-action, and the saddest thing is that, for the most part, the Isrealis and Palestines are genetically closely related. It seems such a waste of life to spend it killing your family (and that goes for both sides).

The baby shield thing, as disgusting as it is, seems born out of powerlessness. Palestine don't really have the power to set up a wall/fence type of arrangement, or march an army of tanks, so they use whatever they can think of. It's terribly sad.

Unless people realise that neither side is solely to blame, I'm afraid this is going to carry on for a long, long time. The Israeli government call it military operations, Palestine doesn't have such luxury, and resorts to guerilla-style warfare. Doesn't matter how you do it or what you call it, it's still war.

Ranman
10-03-2008, 08:34 PM
Well its better than Larry Craig's bathroom incident

http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/03/report-ny-gover.html

hasselbrad
11-03-2008, 09:29 PM
I always knew Mary Ann had a wild streak. (http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iS0vraNhGkvY04g2nfwbv_BlPmBAD8VBEAEG0)
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em!
I love the "hitchhiker" excuse.

hasselbrad
24-04-2008, 06:38 PM
Seriously. (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/apr/24/pasco-deputies-son-finds-dad-dead-partially-eaten-/)

Joly
24-04-2008, 07:08 PM
p_bMhNI_TY8

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/04/21/080421fa_fact_paumgarten

Poor guy. I'm glad I'm not claustrophobic, I imagine that's would be twice as scary for someone who is.

eelliiinn
24-04-2008, 07:16 PM
omg, that guy must be starving after spending 41 hours in a lift ;o

hasselbrad
24-04-2008, 09:10 PM
Hard hitting news! (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/apr/24/lingerie-football-league-has-tryouts-tampa-team/)

hasselbrad
01-05-2008, 12:56 PM
Out on bail for having sex with a student... (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/apr/30/na-after-3-arrests-teacher-should-be-denied-bail-p/) she is caught coming out of that student's house by police.
After having sex with him... again.
$)

Ranman
03-06-2008, 12:07 AM
If this isn't news, what is?

http://news.scotsman.com/world/Pringles-man39s---ashes.4143664.jp

Rest in peace dude. Thanx for getting us thru all those college nights of studying.

Ranman
10-06-2008, 12:31 AM
You crazy Brits

http://www.daeschner.com/shin_kicking.html

Digital_Ice
10-06-2008, 05:50 PM
*kicks ran in the shins*

hasselbrad
23-06-2008, 01:05 PM
God busted for selling drugs! (http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jun/21/oh-my---god-arrested-coke-charges/#comments)
$)

Keira lover
12-07-2008, 03:25 AM
It's a difficult situation because there's no real right and wrong side. It's action and re-action, and the saddest thing is that, for the most part, the Isrealis and Palestines are genetically closely related. It seems such a waste of life to spend it killing your family (and that goes for both sides).

The baby shield thing, as disgusting as it is, seems born out of powerlessness. Palestine don't really have the power to set up a wall/fence type of arrangement, or march an army of tanks, so they use whatever they can think of. It's terribly sad.

Unless people realise that neither side is solely to blame, I'm afraid this is going to carry on for a long, long time. The Israeli government call it military operations, Palestine doesn't have such luxury, and resorts to guerilla-style warfare. Doesn't matter how you do it or what you call it, it's still war.

well, the English and Irish, genetically share the same origins, yet the two groups have had a longer lasting violent dispute than those between the Israelis and Palestineans.

michael22
12-07-2008, 06:47 AM
well, the English and Irish, genetically share the same origins, yet the two groups have had a longer lasting violent dispute than those between the Israelis and Palestineans.

English are mostly of Saxon/Germanic decent with some norman thrown in. Irish are almost all Goidelic Celtic. Your point would have been made better if you used Scotland because the Islanders at least have Norse ancestry.

Keira lover
03-08-2008, 12:27 AM
English are mostly of Saxon/Germanic decent with some norman thrown in. Irish are almost all Goidelic Celtic. Your point would have been made better if you used Scotland because the Islanders at least have Norse ancestry.

http://projects.pomona.edu/grmt134/?p=207

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/06/science/06brits.html

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/03/05/news/web.0305BRITS.full.php?page=2

My post was not about genetic similarities between the English and others, I was comparing Leonie's comments about the Palestine-Israeli conflict with the English-Irish conflict. Second, I do not make post based on things that i have not researched, and I have researched this.

Third, I wanted to use a high-profile conflict that was recent enough to be remembered by people born within the last 50 years, such as the Troubles.

Fourthly, my point is that genetics appear to not mean much, as the history of the Irish and English, despite their genetic similarities, are different yet undeniable tied together. Their is no Irish History if not for English History. I would not be here, ironically, if not for the potato famine.

michael22
25-11-2008, 03:14 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7747169.stm
Who would not want to name there baby after that bastard now.....doesn't mean they have to vote for him, if anything the increased education will steer them away from the party in my opinion.

flammablepiss
20-01-2010, 10:20 PM
I just logged onto Yahoo and on the front page was this massive gaping bumcrack, I couldn't resist sharing :L

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/20012010/58/wardrobe-malfunction-ace.html

Turns out our british bobsliegh girls bought some dodgy suits that rip open.... Great now us Brits really are the butt of all jokes :L

Ps: Check out the video.

angelababy
13-11-2010, 01:30 AM
It doesn't seem like she is... =P