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Off Topic => The Pub => Topic started by: rogerzilla on February 25, 2018, 08:09:48 am

Title: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: rogerzilla on February 25, 2018, 08:09:48 am
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-43137005

I think this is an excellent idea, although probably more expensive than putting £1000 behind the bar at the wake to make people turn up.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on March 03, 2018, 12:49:39 am
Surprisingly enough, a weird story from Leftpondia that isn't set in Florida.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/2018-elections/2018/03/01/talk-big-bucks-deer-semen-donations-fueling-south-texas-campaign
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: rogerzilla on March 03, 2018, 09:20:16 am
"Deet semen fuelling" made me think of this Viz oddity from many years back: http://viz.co.uk/2014/10/03/mickeys-monkey-spunk-moped/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Torslanda on March 04, 2018, 09:01:23 pm
I have just heard an American postulate that the 1908 Tunguska Event was caused by Nikola Tesla.

Apparently his Long Island experiment produced a 'death ray'.

He wanted to demonstrate this with an explosion at the North Pole - and overshot a bit.

I used to think 'You couldn't make this shit up'. I'm not so sure . . .
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Steph on March 04, 2018, 09:53:12 pm
May I suggest you descend upon the YouTube channel 'world of batshit'?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Torslanda on March 04, 2018, 09:59:46 pm
This was Discovery . . .
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Andrij on March 04, 2018, 10:22:20 pm
I recall with fondness those innocent days before National Geographic, Discovery, History, and The Learning Channels became crappe.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on April 06, 2018, 09:32:23 pm
This story's a load of poop - over 4,500 metric tons of it...

http://wgntv.com/2018/04/04/train-hauling-10m-pounds-of-human-feces-stranded-in-alabama-town-god-help-us-if-it-gets-hot/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Kim on April 06, 2018, 09:36:14 pm
This story's a load of poop - over 4,500 metric tons of it...

http://wgntv.com/2018/04/04/train-hauling-10m-pounds-of-human-feces-stranded-in-alabama-town-god-help-us-if-it-gets-hot/

Nice cameo by The Other Birmingham, there.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on April 24, 2018, 05:51:37 pm
"The case for the prosecution rests, Mallard."

http://www.dw.com/en/switzerland-duck-snapped-twice-for-speeding-in-30km-zone/a-43473734
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on May 15, 2018, 11:49:52 pm
Sorry, but you're not getting your emotional support snakes on this plane!

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American Airlines has announced that reptiles, rodents, and goats will not be allowed to fly on their flights, even if they’re emotional support animals. These animals and a sizeable list of others have been banned from flying on the airline due to safety issues

http://time.com/5277002/goats-banned-as-emotional-support-animals-american-airlines/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 16, 2018, 03:40:17 am
What about ferrets?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on May 19, 2018, 12:57:18 am
This just might be most Floridian news story I have ever seen. For now...  :D

http://ktla.com/2018/03/21/florida-men-one-dressed-in-bull-costume-accused-of-trying-to-burn-down-house-with-ragu-sauce/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on May 19, 2018, 04:13:57 am
That's got to be an excerpt from a new Carl Hiaasen novel.  Hasn't it?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on May 19, 2018, 11:12:00 am
That's got to be an excerpt from a new Carl Hiaasen novel.  Hasn't it?

 ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Pingu on May 24, 2018, 09:46:10 pm
Turkmens warned over presidential toilet paper (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-44236375)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on May 24, 2018, 10:03:28 pm
That reminds me: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/31/donald-trump-mexico-toilet-paper-antonio-battaglia
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: cygnet on May 24, 2018, 11:23:03 pm
comment noted.

Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on May 25, 2018, 02:19:28 pm
cygnet, some areas of the forum shouldn't be mentioned. One of the few forum rules.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on June 21, 2018, 04:31:56 pm
Actual headline: Phillie Phanatic's wayward wiener hits woman in face, causes injuries

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/06/20/phillie-phanatics-flying-hot-dog-injures-woman/720328002/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on July 26, 2018, 06:24:12 pm
Those Russians!

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Police in Siberia have fined a local blogger for cruising the streets of Tyumen inside a bathtub, stirring a social media storm in his support.
...

“Do whatever you want, they’re still going to judge you for the rest of your life,” he wrote in an Instagram post announcing his bathtub ride.

Tyumen traffic police said they saw the online images and fined both the driver and the bather for violating safety rules.

“The 29-year-old driver and the 32-year-old passenger of the self-made trailer admitted to committing an administrative offense, saying they just wanted to have fun,” the police said in a statement Tuesday.

https://themoscowtimes.com/news/shirtless-siberian-fined-cruising-streets-bathtub-62337
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on August 11, 2018, 01:19:55 pm
With friends like these...  :o

(Originally spotted this story via Twitter, but luckily I found a news aggregator site instead of the Daily Mail)

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The victim and his soldier friend, whose names have not been released, had fallen out and been fighting in the city of Dnipro in south-eastern Ukraine’s Dnipropetrovsk Oblast region. The soldier pulled the pin out of the grenade before running off, leaving the man holding down the lever while shouting for help. Pictures show a number of policemen surrounding him on the ground, bravely helping him hold onto the grenade’s safety lever, and at one point even using sticky tape to secure their hands to what they believed to be a live grenade about to go off

https://news.youtubecategories.com/moment-police-tape-mans-hand-to-grenade-safety-catch-daily-mail/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Jaded on August 14, 2018, 08:16:53 am
Foreigners go on holiday in their own country.  (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-woman-81-claims-benidorm-13075153)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Basil on August 14, 2018, 08:41:52 am
Foreigners go on holiday in their own country.  (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-woman-81-claims-benidorm-13075153)

Fantastic!   Absolutely brilliant!   :D  ;D
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Beardy on August 14, 2018, 10:03:23 am
Foreigners go on holiday in their own country.  (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-woman-81-claims-benidorm-13075153)
I wonder1 how she voted in the Referendum?

1. No I don't actually.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on August 16, 2018, 05:29:42 pm
That's got to be an excerpt from a new Carl Hiaasen novel.  Hasn't it?

This has "excerpt from a Hiaasen novel" written all over it.  ;D :-X

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When Hallandale Beach Mayor Keith London said “sphincter bleaching is a very up and coming business,” during the City Commission’s budget discussion Monday night, he may have been right. But whether he thought anal bleach had anything to do with public safety budgets — the topic being discussed — remains unclear.

Why London thought it relevant, much less appropriate, to accuse a female commissioner of making her living from bleaching her own anus is even more baffling.

“Was it getting my sphincter bleached, is that what I earned my income for?” London said to Commissioner Anabelle Lima-Taub, as the two exchanged personal attacks. “No that would be you.”

What did the mayor even mean by that? London couldn’t be reached for comment.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/broward/article216726340.html
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on September 03, 2018, 10:07:32 pm
Kuwaiti fishmonger with an eye for creative marketing bowled a googly by the authorities.

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A fishmonger in Kuwait has been closed down for sticking googly eyes on fish to make them appear fresher.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-45398254
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Floridians
Post by: spesh on October 05, 2018, 09:20:24 pm
And back to Carl Hiaasen's research files...

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A gas station owner in Jacksonville is extremely pissed that people keep warming their urine in the store microwave.

"They walk in off the street, microwave urine containers then, leave," said On the Fly (yes, that's the real name) convenience store owner Parlu Patel to WLTV.

According to the television station, the store is within walking distance of a LabCorp drug testing facility. For the unfamiliar, it's not uncommon for anyone who needs to pass a drug test to use someone else's urine, and to get away with it, it needs to be at least body temperature.

Patel has posted a sign that says, "Only for food use, do not microwave urine."

https://www.orlandoweekly.com/Blogs/archives/2018/10/05/a-florida-gas-station-owner-wants-people-to-stop-warming-their-pee-in-his-microwave
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on October 14, 2018, 03:08:49 pm
This one's not from Florida, as you might expect, but from Tennessee (unfortunately, access to the news site is yet another collateral casualty of the GDPR, but you should get the gist from the tweet).

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Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw
https://twitter.com/3onyourside/status/1050885186047631361

 
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on October 15, 2018, 02:34:19 pm
This one's not from Florida, as you might expect, but from Tennessee (unfortunately, access to the news site is yet another collateral casualty of the GDPR, but you should get the gist from the tweet).

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Man run over by lawn mower while trying to kill son with chainsaw
https://twitter.com/3onyourside/status/1050885186047631361

And to think people failed to take Lawnmower DETH seriously!
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: CAMRAMan on October 17, 2018, 10:22:39 am
Let's kick a man while he's down, eh?!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45860488
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Ham on November 11, 2018, 07:03:19 pm
Clearly a mayor that believes getting into the swing of things

https://www.planetski.eu/news/10929
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ElyDave on November 12, 2018, 09:21:23 pm
The French army mocks Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/12/french-army-trolls-trump-with-picture-of-them-training-in-rain (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/12/french-army-trolls-trump-with-picture-of-them-training-in-rain)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on November 13, 2018, 06:45:50 pm
Homo sapiens floridaius: Call that crazy? Hold our beers...

https://mynbc15.com/news/local/florida-man-breaks-into-restaurant-strips-naked-eats-noodles-plays-bongos

https://www.thecut.com/2018/11/florida-woman-attempts-stealing-lobster-red-lobster.html?utm_campaign=thecut&utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Canardly on November 13, 2018, 11:17:13 pm
Given Trumps foot stamping today, could it really be the case, that due to sulking, he did not visit the American cemetery in the Aisne?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Kim on November 19, 2018, 03:13:24 pm
Meanwhile, in Canda: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/stolen-snowplow-crash-portugal-cove-1.4911075
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on November 19, 2018, 03:28:46 pm
Reminds me of an episode in the late 50s when a Belfast dockyard crane-driver and his mate got drunk, and the driver borrowed his company "car" to take his chum home to Dundonald, 5 miles or so out of town. He then drove the crane back again, managing to hit both posts of the dockyard gates in doing so. Over the entire trip he damaged around 80 parked cars.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on November 29, 2018, 06:52:59 pm
And back to the US state that already has more than its fair share of mentions...

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Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it. http://apne.ws/VSjGk2G  #odd
https://twitter.com/AP_Oddities/status/1068150347363950592

The replies are a toot - sorry, I mean hoot.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mattc on November 30, 2018, 09:48:15 am
And back to the US state that already has more than its fair share of mentions...

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Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it. http://apne.ws/VSjGk2G  #odd
https://twitter.com/AP_Oddities/status/1068150347363950592

The replies are a toot - sorry, I mean hoot.

Normally I regard fart-gags as the lowest form of wit ... but this is hilarious!
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on November 30, 2018, 04:17:36 pm
Now we know why the USA has that "Are you a terrorist?" visa question.
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“One of the questions ask if you are a terrorist and it must have jumped from No to Yes without me knowing," he said.

"I even called border control in the US and gave them my passport details."

"They looked up my Esta number and said ‘you’re a terrorist’. I told them that I was 70 years old and I don’t even recognise what that means."
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/john-stevenson-us-visa-ban-terrorist-esta-form-mistake-a8660441.html
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Guy on December 03, 2018, 09:32:51 am
It's not just British idiots who move to the country and start complaining about everything

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A married couple who bought a large house in the fields on the edge of Holzkirchen, south of Munich, are suing a farmer over the clanging cowbells on her cows, which graze in a neighbouring meadow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Zipperhead on December 03, 2018, 01:57:01 pm
It's not just British idiots who move to the country and start complaining about everything

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A married couple who bought a large house in the fields on the edge of Holzkirchen, south of Munich, are suing a farmer over the clanging cowbells on her cows, which graze in a neighbouring meadow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208)

I read that this morning. Not just the cow bells, but they are complaining about the smell of cow shit. Perhaps they should have gone to live in a pseudo country environment like a golf course.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Kim on December 03, 2018, 02:29:30 pm
It's not just British idiots who move to the country and start complaining about everything

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A married couple who bought a large house in the fields on the edge of Holzkirchen, south of Munich, are suing a farmer over the clanging cowbells on her cows, which graze in a neighbouring meadow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208)

I read that this morning. Not just the cow bells, but they are complaining about the smell of cow shit. Perhaps they should have gone to live in a pseudo country environment like a golf course.

They'd only complain about flying balls and ridiculous trousers.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Jaded on December 03, 2018, 02:30:02 pm
To be fair, when they bought the house there were only fields. Then the council and a farmer conspired...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Beardy on December 03, 2018, 02:34:35 pm
Apparently in U.K. law your right to enjoy your property without nuisance is above the rights of even persisting nuisance causing businesses. This is why many motorsport venues are struggling or have gone out of business.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on December 03, 2018, 03:34:51 pm
It's not just British idiots who move to the country and start complaining about everything

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A married couple who bought a large house in the fields on the edge of Holzkirchen, south of Munich, are suing a farmer over the clanging cowbells on her cows, which graze in a neighbouring meadow.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46371208)
One of *their* neighbours needs to countersue, complaining about the smell of bullshit.

Details on the court case
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They seemed like pleasant neighbours at first, good at putting the bins out, kept their lawn mowed. Then we noticed this terrible smell. It took us a few days before we realised . . . they were full of it. Living next to them has become quite unbearable.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mattc on December 03, 2018, 07:30:19 pm
 ;D

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 05, 2018, 03:04:23 pm
Apparently in U.K. law your right to enjoy your property without nuisance is above the rights of even persisting nuisance causing businesses. This is why many motorsport venues are struggling or have gone out of business.

The Kimbolton kart circuit has only a limited number of race days, so when some infernal busybody from the local council saw a large number of cars parked at the track on a non-racing Sunday, he kicked up a fuss and the BHPC is now persona non grata at the venue.  Yes, it's our fault for our non-engines not disturbing the peace.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mattc on December 08, 2018, 02:39:55 pm
Apparently in U.K. law your right to enjoy your property without nuisance is above the rights of even persisting nuisance causing businesses. This is why many motorsport venues are struggling or have gone out of business.

The Kimbolton kart circuit has only a limited number of race days, so when some infernal busybody from the local council saw a large number of cars parked at the track on a non-racing Sunday, he kicked up a fuss and the BHPC is now persona non grata at the venue.  Yes, it's our fault for our non-engines not disturbing the peace.
Perhaps you should have all cycled there?

<runs>
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Jaded on December 08, 2018, 02:45:47 pm
<cycles>

surely!
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Kim on December 08, 2018, 03:10:13 pm
Apparently in U.K. law your right to enjoy your property without nuisance is above the rights of even persisting nuisance causing businesses. This is why many motorsport venues are struggling or have gone out of business.

The Kimbolton kart circuit has only a limited number of race days, so when some infernal busybody from the local council saw a large number of cars parked at the track on a non-racing Sunday, he kicked up a fuss and the BHPC is now persona non grata at the venue.  Yes, it's our fault for our non-engines not disturbing the peace.
Perhaps you should have all cycled there?

Not for the first time have I thought they should get rid of the 'sports' class, which nobody seems to understand anyway, and have one for turning up without the aid of a motor vehicle.  Perhaps with a variation for a particularly stealthy approach.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mattc on December 08, 2018, 04:26:25 pm
<cycles>

surely!

I went off-road - those plastic pigs didn't stand a chance.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on December 10, 2018, 04:18:43 pm
The spirit was willing, but the flesh was weak.

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An Irish Jack Sparrow impersonator who married the ghost of a pirate has revealed she has split from her 300-year-old hubby.

Earlier this year Amanda Sparrow Large, 46, said she’d found her “soulmate” in a Haitian pirate from the 1700s who was executed for thieving on the high seas.

The loved-up couple were legally married by a shaman priest in a boat off the Irish coast in international waters.

But now the mum from Drogheda, Co Louth, has revealed the unlikely union is over.

https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/louth-woman-married-ghost-pirate-13708090
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ElyDave on December 12, 2018, 03:15:21 pm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/high-tech-robot-at-russia-forum-turns-out-to-be-man-in-robot-suit (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/12/high-tech-robot-at-russia-forum-turns-out-to-be-man-in-robot-suit)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on December 14, 2018, 05:46:17 pm
Not weird news this time, but a court order from Leftpondia that I can't see a judge from our side of the Big Pond ever issuing. Pay attention to the opening and closing lines... ;D

Part 1: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuYkaAZV4AMv8HT.jpg
Part 2: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuYkd7EVYAEuA-k.jpg

H/t: https://twitter.com/bradheath/status/1073585753932869634
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ElyDave on December 14, 2018, 08:02:01 pm
that's just great.  What's the bet, no-one notices it?  ;D
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on December 19, 2018, 12:14:32 am
Continuing the theme of cranky court filings...

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From a Judge’s Order today in Mobile County, AL:

“Please don’t expect a quick reset because...the 13th Circuit is so dead-ass broke.”

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DuuMhtAUcAEyFQh.jpg
https://twitter.com/associatesmind/status/1075107452369149954


The Twitter account who posted that has a screenshot of zinger of a court filing in his pinned tweet: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-BY7IMXoAAlrcX.jpg ;D


And to finish - an Illinois attorney had a particularly extreme reaction to the outcome of the 2016 election:

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OMG.

Actual quote from a lawyer in a depo:

"At this point in time, a man who insults on a daily basis everybody he does business with has now been elected President of the United States. The standards have changed. I’ll say what I want."
https://twitter.com/associatesmind/status/1075029343775219712

It gets better (or worse)... see: http://www.iardc.org/18PR0109CM.html
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 19, 2018, 12:41:08 pm
Mobile... only just across the state line from Florida.  Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mrcharly-YHT on December 19, 2018, 01:05:52 pm
The Australian government and the utterly batshit crazy anti-encryption law.  TL;DR, The law enables government agencies to compel companies to break encryption on their own products if said agencies believe that a crime has been, or may be, committed.

Never mind that the companies currently, in many cases, have no access to the customer's data. Never mind that this will fundamentally undermine much of modern 'net commerce. Never mind that this will mean the end of hi-tech development in Australia.

Summary article here https://www.itpro.co.uk/encryption/32593/australia-passes-controversial-anti-encryption-law (https://www.itpro.co.uk/encryption/32593/australia-passes-controversial-anti-encryption-law)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on December 19, 2018, 01:07:51 pm
Mobile... only just across the state line from Florida.  Just sayin'.

Close enough for rock'n' roll Carl Hiaasen?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on December 19, 2018, 02:35:20 pm
Continuing the theme of cranky court filings...
....
The Twitter account who posted that has a screenshot of zinger of a court filing in his pinned tweet: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C-BY7IMXoAAlrcX.jpg ;D
....

Yebbut Microsoft are two time zones west of Wisconsin so...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: phantasmagoriana on December 21, 2018, 05:45:07 pm
They don't need drones in Canada...

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/musical-instrument-mistaken-for-rifle-sparks-police-lockdown-at-canada-airport-a4023261.html
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Canardly on December 22, 2018, 10:56:32 am
Remember the french airport marzipan incident?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Torslanda on December 22, 2018, 11:38:31 am
They don't need drones in Canada...

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/transport/musical-instrument-mistaken-for-rifle-sparks-police-lockdown-at-canada-airport-a4023261.html

Probably one of those rare self-loading assault clarinets...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on December 23, 2018, 05:58:01 pm
That old rhetorical question about bosky ursine toilet habits needs a re-write:

https://www.thefix.com/content/russian-bears-hooked-jet-fuel91494
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Moleman76 on December 27, 2018, 07:41:49 am
Not just the cow bells, but they are complaining about the smell

In my little part of the upper left-hand corner of USANIA, when one purchases property within 1/4 mile of agriculturally-zone land, that fact must be disclosed.  Part of a "freedom to farm" act meant to avoid nuisance claims.

Several summers ago, a farmer spread a considerable amount of chicken manure on his field.  The aroma spread for much more than 1/4 mile.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Mr Larrington on December 27, 2018, 10:55:20 am
That old rhetorical question about bosky ursine toilet habits needs a re-write:

https://www.thefix.com/content/russian-bears-hooked-jet-fuel91494

I have read somewhere that BEARs are just crazy about any refined petroleum products, to the extent that they will drink motor oil if they can get their paws on it.  OTOH grizzlies hate getting their ears wet.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Pingu on January 08, 2019, 10:04:26 am
India scientists dismiss Einstein theories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46778879)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ian on January 08, 2019, 10:18:25 am
That old rhetorical question about bosky ursine toilet habits needs a re-write:

https://www.thefix.com/content/russian-bears-hooked-jet-fuel91494

I have read somewhere that BEARs are just crazy about any refined petroleum products, to the extent that they will drink motor oil if they can get their paws on it.  OTOH grizzlies hate getting their ears wet.

They'll also drink Guinness, the downside being that motor oil tastes better.

It's best, when showering any kind of bear, to ensure they are wearing a close-fitting swimming cap.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on January 08, 2019, 11:22:34 am
India scientists dismiss Einstein theories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46778879)

"... ancient Hindus invented stem cell research."  ;D

Goodness gracious me (https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=Y4c0XLG_Do-Oa96PlZgN&q=goodness+gracious+me+made+in+india&oq=goodness+gracious+me+invented+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i22i30.821.15390..17607...2.0..0.131.2891.26j6......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0j0i131j33i160j33i21.mGwUI9f6ZEk)!
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: mattc on January 08, 2019, 12:08:22 pm
India scientists dismiss Einstein theories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46778879)

Oh my! That really is some amazing ... er "science".

It almost sounds like a massive hoax by the science community - each year there is a secret meeting where they choose the next ludicrous public proclamation.

"
In 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told medical staff at a Mumbai hospital that the story of the Hindu god Ganesha - whose elephant head is attached to a human body - showed cosmetic surgery existed in ancient India
"
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: rafletcher on January 10, 2019, 04:40:37 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46828770
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on January 11, 2019, 05:46:01 pm
You want a sign of the end times? You've got a sign of the end times - Costco's sold out of its 27lb (12.25kg) buckets of mac and cheese.

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Your comfort food prayers are answered, mac and cheese lovers.

Costco has blessed us with a 27-pound “Storage Bucket” of the ooey-gooey good stuff containing 180 servings. This gluttonous golden opportunity is helpfully listed under “Emergency Kits & Supplies” on the Costco (https://www.costco.com/.product.100108871.html) website.
...

Although it’s actually been around on the down low for a few years, this cheesy pasta product is suddenly so popular (https://people.com/food/costco-27-pound-mac-and-cheese-bucket/) that it’s temporarily out of stock.

https://nypost.com/2019/01/11/costco-sells-out-of-27-pound-mac-and-cheese-bucket-with-20-year-shelf-life/?utm_source=NYPFacebook&sr_share=facebook&utm_medium=SocialFlow&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

H/T: https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1083770981234212866
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ian on January 11, 2019, 06:17:42 pm
Pah! Every day I walk past a 50-gallon drum of mango chutney (sadly depleted, it's now used a planter).

That must have required a serious order of poppodoms.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Kim on January 11, 2019, 06:57:41 pm
Pah! Every day I walk past a 50-gallon drum of mango chutney (sadly depleted, it's now used a planter).

That must have required a serious order of poppodoms.

Paging Dave Lister.  Dave Lister to the curry-stained courtesy phone...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: ElyDave on January 12, 2019, 06:39:54 am
India scientists dismiss Einstein theories (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-46778879)

"... ancient Hindus invented stem cell research."  ;D

Goodness gracious me (https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=Y4c0XLG_Do-Oa96PlZgN&q=goodness+gracious+me+made+in+india&oq=goodness+gracious+me+invented+&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i22i30.821.15390..17607...2.0..0.131.2891.26j6......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0j0i131j33i160j33i21.mGwUI9f6ZEk)!

Having just seen the twenty five year retrospective, that was kind of my reaction as well.

Then my wife started telling me which bits if the scriptures demonstrated each point
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on January 13, 2019, 04:16:46 pm
Achievement unlocked. #LifeGoals :D

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Wichita Falls PD: Woman riding cart drinking wine from Pringles can barred from Walmart

Wichita Falls police received a rather unique call Friday morning involving a woman drinking wine in a Walmart parking lot.

Employees requested officers to ban a woman from the local Walmart store after she reportedly had been drinking wine from a Pringles can for several hours while riding on an electric cart.

Wichita Falls Times Record News, via Fark.com (https://www.fark.com/go/10285821)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on January 20, 2019, 05:04:17 pm
Emotional support animals, part 2*:

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On a recent Monday afternoon, Joie Henney walked into the Glatfelter Community Center at the Village at Sprenkle Drive, an assisted-living development north of York, with his emotional support animal on a leash.

He walked by an elderly woman sitting on a bench by a window, reading a book. The woman glanced up from her book, took a look at Joie's emotional support animal, shrugged and went back to her book.

Which seemed kind of unusual. Joie’s emotional support animal is a 4-1/2 foot alligator. There must be some currency to the adage that if you live long enough, you’ll see everything.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/01/pretty-laid-back-alligator-serves-as-emotional-support-animal-as-owner-shops-gives-presentations.html


* See up-thread: https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=106994.msg2286638#msg2286638
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Ham on January 21, 2019, 06:45:42 am
https://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/hennebont-56700/morbihan-un-lama-entre-par-surprise-chez-un-opticien-6180197 Crazy, eh? it's an alpaca not a llama (I think). If French, but the translation is as straightforward and obvious as it gets. The detail doesn't add much more to the story.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on January 21, 2019, 08:41:17 am
Obviously a new fashion. Last week we had a dromedary (one hump or two, vicar?) on the railway line from Melun to Montargis. People were complaining that the trains were delayed, but folk who'd been to both places were chanting "send more dromedaries". Anyway, initial consensus made it a one-L lama until experts from the Légion Etrangère intervened.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on January 21, 2019, 03:10:05 pm
Obviously a new fashion. Last week we had a dromedary (one hump or two, vicar?) on the railway line from Melun to Montargis. People were complaining that the trains were delayed, but folk who'd been to both places were chanting "send more dromedaries". Anyway, initial consensus made it a one-L lama until experts from the Légion Etrangère intervened.
It was in no hurry, just dalai-ing.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on January 21, 2019, 03:35:10 pm
Al Pacacino declined to comment.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Giraffe on January 22, 2019, 08:41:18 am
Obviously a new fashion. Last week we had a dromedary (one hump or two, vicar?) on the railway line from Melun to Montargis. People were complaining that the trains were delayed, but folk who'd been to both places were chanting "send more dromedaries". Anyway, initial consensus made it a one-L lama until experts from the Légion Etrangère intervened.
Is it illegal to ride a dromedary near an airport?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Guy on January 22, 2019, 08:45:15 am
Only below 500 feet near the runways
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on January 29, 2019, 11:14:34 pm
Where "crazy" doesn't mean "normal for Florida" but "even Aussies think you're insane". :o :facepalm:

https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/unwitting-tourist-holds-deadly-animal-on-australia/3633869/
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Beardy on January 29, 2019, 11:36:32 pm
Where "crazy" doesn't mean "normal for Florida" but "even Aussies think you're insane". :o :facepalm:

https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/unwitting-tourist-holds-deadly-animal-on-australia/3633869/
I’d like to know how humans have managed to survive in Australia. I mean it seems to me that at least half the animals there just want to kill you.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on January 30, 2019, 10:04:13 am
Well, they did invent Foster's.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Floridians
Post by: spesh on February 08, 2019, 10:58:37 pm
Florida - the state that just keeps on giving.

https://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Florida-woman-poses-for-maternity-photos-with-baby-gator-505579651.html

Per another report, she says she was hoping to "reach peak Florida woman levels."

Achievement unlocked...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on March 01, 2019, 05:55:31 pm
Quote
Alabama police say a dispute over crab legs at a dinner buffet ended in a brawl that left two people facing misdemeanor charges.

Huntsville police officer Gerald Johnson says he was eating at the Meteor Buffet restaurant when a fight broke out.

Johnson tells WHNT-TV that diners were using service tongs like fencing swords and plates were shattering, and a woman was beating a man. Johnson says diners had been waiting in line for crab legs for more than 10 minutes, and they lost their tempers once the food came out.

https://apnews.com/1115286d4d624ad0ba1268b49d4c2e6f

The only way to make this story even better would have been if the customers had been duelling with Japanese spider crab (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_spider_crab) legs.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: andrewc on March 01, 2019, 09:26:48 pm
https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1101198880635609090


Axe throwing and alcohol.... a winning combination... :jurek:
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on March 01, 2019, 10:38:34 pm
https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1101198880635609090


Axe throwing and alcohol.... a winning combination... :jurek:

<Dr. Pepper> What's the worst that could happen? </Dr. Pepper>
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: andrewc on March 01, 2019, 11:31:36 pm
The sort of gentle, refined sport I could see Charlotte enjoying....
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 05, 2019, 01:36:28 pm
https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan/status/1102289910562607104


Florida. Cycling. Crazy stuff.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: rafletcher on March 05, 2019, 02:55:25 pm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47454610

A back-yard zoo.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on March 05, 2019, 05:06:52 pm
https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan/status/1102289910562607104


Florida. Cycling. Crazy stuff.

We could just link to Florida Man's Twitter and lock the thread...  ;D
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Cudzoziemiec on March 05, 2019, 05:25:08 pm
https://twitter.com/_FloridaMan/status/1102289910562607104


Florida. Cycling. Crazy stuff.

We could just link to Florida Man's Twitter and lock the thread...  ;D
It must be something they put in the orange juice down there.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: andrewc on March 07, 2019, 09:19:23 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6777961/Billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-penis-enlargement-surgery.html


 :facepalm:
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Jaded on March 07, 2019, 09:25:17 pm
That’s hard.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: andrewc on March 07, 2019, 09:33:27 pm
Definitely a stiff.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on March 07, 2019, 09:39:00 pm
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6777961/Billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-penis-enlargement-surgery.html


 :facepalm:

Saw that one mentioned yesterday.

Quote
This is the most 2019 thing ever. Love that it’s reported by Daily Fail.
Diamonds
Belgian-Israeli Billionaire with a teeny weenie complex
Death by Penis enlargement surgery
Reported by Propaganda Outlet
https://twitter.com/ninaandtito/status/1103515600339447808

There are some cracking replies to the Mail's tweet: https://twitter.com/MailOnline/status/1103309538407665667  ;D
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: hellymedic on March 07, 2019, 10:26:43 pm
Wish those journalists used the correct words!

He diid NOT start work as a 'masseuse'!
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Butterfly on March 08, 2019, 09:31:39 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6777961/Billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-penis-enlargement-surgery.html


 :facepalm:

That's really sad. All that money and at his age he felt he needed surgery.

Wish those journalists used the correct words!

He diid NOT start work as a 'masseuse'!

Because it's the DM. Accuracy isn't their thing. He was probably actually having his ingrown toenail done, come to think of it.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: hellymedic on March 08, 2019, 04:25:02 pm
I've now seen the same story in the Jerusalem Post and the Jewish Chronicle.

Seems money can't buy you everything...
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: PeteB99 on March 12, 2019, 03:09:44 pm
Plane turns back after passenger leaves baby in terminal.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/12/saudi-plane-turns-around-mother-forgets-baby-airport (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/mar/12/saudi-plane-turns-around-mother-forgets-baby-airport)

Didn't Cameron do that in a pub once?
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: rafletcher on March 19, 2019, 11:52:30 am
Live embryo smuggling.....

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47621526
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Moleman76 on March 25, 2019, 06:29:47 am
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6777961/Billionaire-diamond-trader-65-dies-penis-enlargement-surgery.html
 :facepalm:
now we know how the world will be rid of Drumpf
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on April 04, 2019, 04:32:38 pm
Arkansas decides to give Florida some competition.

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Two Arkansas men have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault after police say they shot each other while taking turns wearing a bulletproof vest.

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Drunk-Men-Wearing-Bulletproof-Vests-Arrested-508062661.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_DCBrand

Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on April 10, 2019, 05:54:36 pm
Now they're white/species-washing Master Splinter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splinter_(Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles))...

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Florida man threatens to release army of turtles upon arrest: report http://bit.ly/2UtRPBg
https://twitter.com/orlandosentinel/status/1115952835307425793
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: hellymedic on April 12, 2019, 12:35:36 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-47902969/police-respond-to-intruder-and-find-robot-vacuum-cleaner (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-47902969/police-respond-to-intruder-and-find-robot-vacuum-cleaner)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: spesh on April 13, 2019, 07:00:00 pm
It's not clear whether he was touched by His Noodly Appendage, but a Florida man (where else?) was arrested for "belligerent" eating of pasta.

https://thetakeout.com/florida-man-arrested-olive-garden-eating-pasta-1833970785

H/T: https://twitter.com/FOX61News/status/1116900190806474753 (had to Google for alternative report due to GDPR-induced geoblocking).
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Guy on May 21, 2019, 10:07:54 am
Quote
Man detained in China for giving dogs 'illegal' names

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48269181 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48269181)
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Ham on May 22, 2019, 10:16:19 am
This has to be worth running through Google Translate if you can't read the French original https://www.francetvinfo.fr/sante/sexo/un-maire-propose-de-distribuer-du-viagra-pour-encourager-les-naissances_3453825.html
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: T42 on May 22, 2019, 10:57:52 am
Fuckin' A.
Title: Re: Little Eye On The Crazy World Of Foreigners
Post by: Zipperhead on May 22, 2019, 01:32:07 pm
Fuckin' A.

I don't think that's how you get babies.