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Don’t Laugh ~ This could Happen to YOU!

From The Huffington Post  By  Posted: 03/06/2013 1:31 pm EST  |  Updated: 03/06/2013 11:41 pm EST

Robert Schiavelli in court after neighbor complains he laughs too loudly

A Long Island man was issued court summonses for laughing too loudly in his own home, CBS New York wrote in a report with the Associated Press.

According to the article, a neighbor issued complaints against 42-year-old Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, N.Y., on Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. . . . Read Complete Report

Of course my all time favorite report of someone getting busted for laughing has to be the following. . . . EDITOR

From The Toke of the Town

By Steve Elliott

Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8:35 am
Four Men Arrested For Laughing At Cop’s Failed Pot Bust
​Four men from Queens, New York are suing the NYPD because they say an angry cop arrested them after another group of men laughed at the cop when he was unable to catch a fleeing marijuana suspect on foot. . . . Read Complete Report

 

Lawmaker Says That Bicyclists Contribute To Global Warming

From Political Outcast

posted on  by 

We recently reported on states “raising money” through gas taxes in order to fund lawmakers’ pet transportation projects. One of those states mentioned was Washington. In a recently proposed transportation package, higher gas taxes were put forward as well as a bike tax on those cyclists who don’t pay their fair share for the roads on which they ride.

In spite of the fact that only about 4% of the Seattle DOT’s budget comes from the gas tax and the fact that even bikers pay taxes that go to fund roads and highways, liberal lawmakers in Washington state still insist on bikers’ paying a bike tax to cover all the repairs in the roads caused by bicycles. Never mind the fact that a road’s wear-and-tear from a bicycle is infinitesimal compared to that of a typical car. . . . Read Complete Report

Read more: http://politicaloutcast.com/2013/03/lawmaker-says-that-bicyclists-contribute-to-global-warming/#ixzz2Mo11ps6J

Prison for Smokers, Permits for Strippers! (Nanny of the Month, Jan ’13) (Video)

From youtube uploaded by ReasonTV

Published on Jan 31, 2013

Our nation’s nannies, scolds, and buttinskies started 2013 with a renewed hunger to mind other people’s business.

Gunfight Overload: Hello Kitty Bubble Gun Gets Kindergartner Suspended

from Political Outpost

When I was kid, we often played cowboys and Indians or cops and robbers, where we were always shooting at each other with our toy cap guns or pointing fingers.  When I was in high school, it was common for a number of students to have a gun rack in their trucks and one or two rifles in the gun rack.  No one thought anything about it, nor do I ever recall any reports of stolen guns.

Today, too many Americans are getting paranoid about anything to do with guns.  After the tragedy of Sandy Hook, teachers and school administrators across the nation have become over reactive to kids being kids. . . . Read Complete Report

Get your own  Hello Kitty Gun Pink Machine Gun Vinyl Decal Sticker Available HERE

The dumbest people of 2012 (+) End of the world is coming: 10 Dumb ways to prepare

from Dumb as a Blog

The dumbest people of 2012
Posted by Ritch
December 10, 2012 4:28 PM | permalink

Dumb people come and go every year, and 2012 was no different. The past 12 months saw some epic stupidity, and not just from famous generals who had affairs with their biographers, men still dating the women who bit off their testicles, or the CEO who oversaw the death of the Twinkie. We have those folks, and 17 more.

Who else made the cut of our 20 Dumbest People of 2012? . . . Read Complete Report

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End of the world is coming: 10 Dumb ways to prepare
 posted by Susie

December 07, 2012 12:40 PM | permalink

Since we all know the end of the world is coming in 2013 — best git ready!  Don’t believe us?  Here’s12 Reasons the World will End in 2012.  But never fear — we’ve got 10 brilliant dumb ideas to make your last days on earth the best ever. . . . Read Complete Report

THEI PUBLIC SERVICE Hazard Warning: Home Depot Recalls Homer’s All-Purpose Bucket Mug Due to Fire Hazard

We should have a “Ya’ll gotta be kidding!” Department.

The only place we can archive this is into the” Serendipisticikuty” Department.

Please note the red text in the notice below (added by your editor.)  How much did this “warning of accidents” that haven’t happened cost the government to generate? Where are the Myth-Busters when you really need them?.

When will “We the Poople” regain the power to stop some of this nonsense?. . EDITOR

from NEWS from CPSC

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Communications   Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Mug

Units: About 3,700

Manufacturer: Mr. Christmas Ltd., of Hong Kong

Hazard: The silver-colored simulated bucket handle below the rim can spark when used in a microwave oven, posing a fire hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled product is an orange ceramic mug about 4.5 inches tall with a large vertical cup handle on the side. The mug has the words “The Home Depot,” “Homer’s All-purpose Bucket” and a cartoon character with a utility bucket on the front. A silver-colored simulated bucket handle is just below the rim. The date “2012” and the words “© Mr. Christmas” and “Made in China” are on the underside of the mug.

Sold exclusively at: Home Depot stores during October 2012 for about $5.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled mug and return it to a Home Depot store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Home Depot; toll-free at (877) 527-0313, then select “Other Brands” at the prompt; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or www.homedepot.com, then click on “Product Recalls.”

From the “We Can’t Make This Stuff Up” Dept.: 70-year-old Oregon farmer eaten by his hogs (w/Video)

[UPDATE: I had to completely rewrite this section. I was laughing so hard when I originally posted I forgot to edit and it read horribly  Sorry guys, but S**T Happens.] ;>}

Sounds like a headline from Weekly World News or The National Inquirer, Right?  Well this actually comes from NBC News.

For those of you old enough, remember when inquired about someones location, the old wise-ass answer was always,“He went to S**T and the hogs ate him”  

Well, with respect to farmer Gardner – T believe I am not disrespecting the dead when I say here is a true story that seems to have transpired along the same lines, except for the differing choresthey were engaged in at the time of  the incident, the two  met with the same disgusting fate,   Sorry guys, no video this time. . . .EDITOR

from NBC News

9/2/2012

By Isolde Raftery, NBC News

On Wednesday morning, Terry V. Garner, a 70-year-old Oregon farmer, went to feed his animals. Several hours later, when he hadn’t returned, a family member went to look for him and found, on the ground of the hog enclosure, his dentures.

Further investigation of the enclosure by the family member revealed that the hogs, which each weighed about 700 pounds, had nearly completely eaten the farmer, although some body parts were strewn about the enclosure. . . . Read Complete Report

Then I thought, Why not a video. A video to kind of help shake that story off.  And I knew the perfect one. . . EDITOR 

from youtube

Porky Pig Blooper

Uploaded by  on Jan 16, 2008

There are many videos similar to this on YouTube, but this one has the original WB title cards. This cartoon clip was intended for adult viewers, mostly Warner Bros. employees.

 

Sasquatch stunt takes a tragic turn on highway (w/Video)

from Daily InterLake.com

Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012 9:04 am | Updated: 2:38 pm, Thu Aug 30, 2012.

By JIM MANN/Daily Inter Lake |

A man dressed in a military-style “Ghillie suit” who was attempting to provoke a Bigfoot sighting was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 93 south of Kalispell Sunday night.

“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.” . . . Read Complete Report

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from youtube

Jack Links Presents Messin’ With Sasquatch Commercials

Uploaded by  on Oct 22, 2008

Decatur man tries to ‘shoot out’ aching tooth

from WAAYTV

Last Update: 5/30 9:06 pm

DECATUR, Ala. (WAAY and Decatur Daily) – A man suffering from a toothache shot himself in the jaw with a gun in an effort to remove the troublesome tooth, Decatur police said.

Officers called to a home in the 2800 block of Locust Street Southeast at about 4:15 p.m. Monday arrived to find the man bleeding heavily from his mouth and his brother trying to stop the bleeding with a towel, said Lt. John Crouch, a police spokesman. . . . Read Complete Report

South African Weather Bill Creates a Storm of Controversy

from sott.net

John Platt
Mother Nature Network
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 12:44 CST
Proposed law would make unauthorized storm predictions punishable by heavy fines and 10 years in jail.

A proposed law in South Africa would theoretically punish anyone who makes a prediction about severe weather or air pollution with heavy fines or jail time if they did not first receive written permission from the government-funded South African Weather Service (SAWS).

As written, the South African Weather Service Amendment Bill would affect not just TV weathermen and online weather sites but also community-based weather services. First offenses would be punished with a fine or up to 5 million rand (about $630,000) or five years in jail. The fines and jail time would be doubled for subsequent offenses . . . Read complete report