Friday, October 30, 2009

Wacky News Stories

Great weather followed by bad weather followed by great weather ... can't understand why so many people are sick.

1. On Utah's four-day workweek saving taxpayers millions.
"Finally, a reason to live in Utah!"
http://fe19.story.media.ac4.yahoo.com/news/story/maple/en-US/ap/20091022/ap_on_bi_ge/ut_four_day_workweek

2. On a survey that reveals that old people don't think young people don't know right from wrong.
"In other news, most people think there will be a tomorrow."
http://fe6.story.media.ac4.yahoo.com/news/story/maple/en-US/pew/20091021/ts_pew/79doubtyoungpeopleknowrightfromwrong

3. On a store owner who is wiring up an electric current on the pavement outside his music shop in order to prevent people from urinating in front of his store:
"That will literally scare the piss out of them!"
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/2009/10/23/trader-will-shock-drunks-who-use-shop-front-as-an-outdoor-toilet-86908-21768574/

4. On Dallas police ticketing 39 drivers in 3 years for not speaking English:
"Really? In Texas? Next thing you'll tell me is the Easter Bunny isn't real."
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/DN-citations_23met.ART.State.Edition2.4bac015.html

5. On a supermarket clerk who urinated on herself at the checkout counter after her supervisor refused to let her take a bathroom break:
"Wait, don't they have Depend adult diapers at the supermarket?"
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/10/23/BA6U1A9D8H.DTL

4 comments:

Four Dinners said...

4 - only 39 in 3 years???? They'd have a bloody field day over here...more like 39 in 3 hours!!!! Send em over!!!!

snowelf said...

I am all about that four day work week!

--snow

Mayhem and Moxie said...

These are some crazy links. If you hadn't actually linked to the actual sites, I might have been inclined to think that you are incredibly inventive.

However, now I just see that the Texas police force is just as jaded as I suspected. :)

Jeff said...

1. How about limiting state government employees (specifically, the legislature) to a 4-week work year?

3. Inspired by Ren and Stimpy:
Don't Whiz on the Electric Fence.